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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr Silvia Fresco
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1 month check in!

by AmandaNavigator on 04-10-2017 at 07:08 PM
Thanks to all of you who suggested I take measurements before surgery as a way to track my progress.

I have lost 16# in the month since I was sleeved and 25.75"--I am thrilled with the inches!!! I know no one actually knows your weight and I look like I've lost more but I'm hoping pounds lost picks up. MD says that the amount of exercise I've been doing (swim 3X walk 7X; 1-1.5 hrs/day) probably means that I've been building muscle. Which is good because I am getting enough protein

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One More Thing I Won't Miss

by AmandaNavigator on 03-11-2017 at 08:58 PM
I am excited that my surgery is in just 2 days. Bags packed ready to go.

I decided to go ahead and remove my rings since I know you can't wear jewelry at the hospital. I never take them off.

It has taken 2 days of trying and swollen fingers before I was able to get the engagement ring off. I'll work on the wedding ring tomorrow. If you're in the same boat use Windex. You have to work at it but you will get it off. I really thought I'd have to cut them.

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How long should I board my dogs?

by AmandaNavigator on 02-23-2017 at 10:34 PM
Hi everyone & thanks for all your great advice!

I'm 18 days away from surgery (yay) and trying to get my environment squared away to make things easier. Kitchen is cleared out, etc.

My question is re: how you felt when you came home from the hospital.

I live alone and have 3 rescue dogs (I couldn't help myself, they needed a home.) Two are puppies and one is 12 years old and a heifer--he's 18#. I've read you can't lift after surgery and Kirby is

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