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    Welcome to the board and congratulations on your decision to have the gastric sleeve.

    I have some suggestions. For a clear protein, I suggest Protica Profect 50. It is a whopping 50 grams of protein in a 3.2 oz vial Protica - Detail My surgery was 03/14/11 and I still drink one of these almost every day!

    For a really great tasting protein powder, Max Protein. You can purchase at GNC or online. SEI Pharmaceuticals

    To keep track of your calorie intake and measurements and weight. FitDay - Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal When you think you've stalled on your weight loss. You can look at what you actually measure!

    This blog - theworldaccordingtoeggface She posts some great recipe's and suggestions.

    I was on clear liquids for a week, full liquids for another week, puree'd foods for a week, soft foods for a week and then slowly moved on to regular foods while still including the previous foods into my daily food intake. Just don't get ahead of yourself. Take small sips and then small bites. Don't be in a big hurry.

    In the forum check out this section for suggestions: Gastric Sleeve Diet, Recipes, and Nutrition
    Keep a positive attitude and you will do great!
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    Congratulations on your surgery! Keep a positive attitude and treat this surgery as a tool to help you learn to eat better and you will be a success!
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    Congratulations on setting your sleeve date. Speedy recovery! Keep us posted.
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    It's perfectly normal to be scared. I was too and it seems so silly now. Compared to my 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy - THIS was a breeze.

    It's tough to wrap your head around the fact that you won't be able to eat the amounts of food you used to but on the other hand, it's easy because you will feel totally full after a meal, which still seems crazy. I haven't lost a ton of weight yet, only 17 lbs so far but I'm losing inches and, physically, I feel SO much better already.

    I have two friends that had the band and both say they wish they'd chosen the sleeve instead. There is so much maintenance involved with the band. Whenever they hit a plateau, they have to go back to the doctor to have their band filled and then it's back on fluids for the next few days following a fill because of swelling. Also, if you look around this site, you'll see lots of 'banders' posting to say that they're now having the sleeve done, either because they haven't reached their weight loss goal and their bands are filled to capacity OR they're having problems with the band slipping and/or getting infected. It just didn't seem worth it to me. Oh, and insurance companies don't cover two weight loss surgeries.

    My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm happy to share my vast experience (4-weeks worth of....LOL) with you anytime.

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I have had a gastric sleeve.
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Dr. William Avara
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