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    Hi. Congrats on your success and thanks for your informative posts. I am scheduled for mid-January.
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    Rick
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    I am moving along slowly getting all my pre op tests done, getting all the documentation needed etc. Stopped by the site to see what was new. How are things going with you now that its been awhile since surgery?
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    How are you doing? I haven't seen any posts from you lately. Hope you're well!
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    Thanks for your post :-) I literally can't wait to get back to eating ... Well I can wait I have waited 4 weeks now..good to hear from you :-)
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    Hey, there's Frank's Falling Water in PA... practically in my back yard when I lived in Connellsville. I had my first kiss in the parking lot!
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    Great pictures! You're doing great!
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    Hey...You don't come off as a know it all or pushy at all. I think we all need a little scolding here and there! LOL Thanks
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    I added you as a friend because I enjoy your posts and you give awesome advice You're appreciated here
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    Thanks!
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    Thank you for the welcome!
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    love the before and after photos, way to go you look awesome
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    Good luck on your surgery!!!
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Look forward to hearing of your success!
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    Congrats May Sleever!! Our time has finally come; Good Luck with your NEW Journey, Wishing you a Speedy Recovery...Remember to Sip, Walk, & Rest...
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    Hey there Bruiser, I am having surgery in late May. Meet with nutritionist Wednsdau teh 1st, after I meet with her I see Doc agaon on the 10th, on the 10th I get a surgery date and begin pre-op diet. I am nervouse. I am concerned about post-op disasters. But I know I need help. Cannot imagine not eating as I always have, but cannot continue this life style and expect to live a better life. I suppose it will be hard either way...so choosing the healthy way is the best. Both will have its challenges. Keep us posted please...and feel free to message me here and tell me how you are. I really need some sleevers for May. We need to take this walk together. God Bless.
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November 3, 1961 (60)
About Bruiser
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Location:
Lancaster, PA
Interests:
Music, Motorcycles
Occupation:
Engineer
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Ann Rogers
Surgery date:
2013-05-01

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Did I stretch my sleeve?

by Bruiser on 07-17-2013 at 07:52 AM
I've read all kinds of posts where people have had trouble drinking liquids after surgery. Well, I've never had that issue. I was able to take full swallows the day after surgery. Not sure what would cause people to have issues with just a smaller stomach. Maybe it has more to do with the tubes down the throat during the procedure? I don't know.

Anyway, I digress. With it being so hot lately here in the northeastern US, I have been drinking water like a fish. I can't gulp down

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Am I a bad person?

by Bruiser on 06-30-2013 at 02:07 PM
I'm not sure I noticed the stares or second looks that people must have given me when I was super heavy. I know my wife would see people look at me as I walked by, but I guess I was as oblivious to that as much as I was when I looked in the mirror. I didn't see a great big fat guy, I just saw me. It wasn't until I would see a photo of me that reality would really sink in.

Now that I have been so fortunate to start on this path of a new, smaller, healthier me, I find myself seeing

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Other things to do when you lose weight

by Bruiser on 06-29-2013 at 09:50 AM
Some of my goals, and I'm sure yours too, are to "Fit" into spaces that I could not fit into before.

Well, I've had some really pleasant occurrences that I want to share with everyone.

When the Man of Steel movie came out, I wanted to go see it in IMAX. Before, I would not fit into the seats, even at a newer theater. This time, not only did I fit, but I was so comfortable. You see, not only do you lose weight in the belly region, but everywhere!! My butt

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Houston, we have a problem......

by Bruiser on 06-28-2013 at 07:31 AM
13 weeks out from surgery. Everything has been a success so far. No side effects, can drink normally, food tastes the same, scars healed, feeling great. Not to mention that I am down 99 lbs since I first enrolled in my program. Down 49 lbs since my surgery on May 1st.

So, what's the problem you ask? Well you see, I've rediscovered bread and carbs. Been a little slack in planning meals and have resorted to selecting some sandwich items, eating crackers with cheese or peanut butter,

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I'm Loving this Stuff!!

by Bruiser on 06-04-2013 at 07:52 AM
I used to be such a lazy SOB that I would plan my weekends around doing the very minimal to get by. Maybe mowing the grass (riding mower) or doing laundry. But basically scheduling my activities around what was on TV. If that's not the total definition of a couch potato, I don't know what is. I think my picture was in the dictionary next to that term!!

What a difference 7 months and 90 pounds make!! I have so much more energy and feel so much better that I spent all weekend doing

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Picture BEFORE 474.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 380.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 05/01/2013

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