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  1. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who responded to my question, welcomed me to Gastric Sleeve, and visited my page. Your comments were inspiring, and your input was of great help in me finding a reasonable means of consuming my foods.
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About Shannon'sVSG

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Age
47
About Shannon'sVSG
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Biography:
It's been a long, hard road., but after experiencing a failed RNY in 2002, I decided to revise what had been attempted and give WLS another go. My VSG surgery date was on September 19, 2017, so I am new to this particular experience. None the less, I plan to make this work not only for myself, but for my health and for my family.
Location:
Sisseton, South Dakota
Interests:
My family, Boston Red Sox baseball, Traveling, Music, and Movies.
Occupation:
Full-time Student: Undetermined Course of Study
Name:
Shannon Crosby
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. William Arnold
Surgery date:
2017-09-19

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Four Months Post-op

by Shannon'sVSG on 01-24-2018 at 12:17 AM
Five days ago marked my four month post-op anniversary, and while I am still plugging away, I have found that I am not dropping much by way of numbers. In terms of inches, I have made amazing strides.

Down roughly 85 pounds, I have learned not to lean too heavily on the number aspect of weight loss because it is not always about the numbers. For me, it is about the over all size I am pursuing.

Unfortunately, with the great strides I am experiencing with weight loss,

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Dealing with the Frustrations of Food Textures

by Shannon'sVSG on 01-23-2018 at 11:50 AM
I have a rather odd question to ask you folks. it has been four months since I underwent VSG, and since that time, I have had a HUGE issue with the texture of certain foods (In particular meats).

It would seem that I am unable to eat most meats because the texture once it hits my mouth absolutely, and without question, grosses me out. It is so bad, that I need to expel the food immediately or I will suffer dire consequences.

I've tried not chewing it so much (an idea

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A Realistic Goal Weight

by Shannon'sVSG on 01-18-2018 at 04:12 AM
I recently had a conversation with someone regarding my estimated goal weight, and at that time, it was mentioned that my ideal weight might not very realistic (I am looking at 185 lbs, but was told that realistically, I should set my sights on 210-220 lbs.)

At the time of that conversation, I was not very pleased with what had been suggested because - at least to my way of thinking - there should not be any form of outside expectation placed on what goal weight someone should/could

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Getting On With Life

by Shannon'sVSG on 01-15-2018 at 10:36 AM
A week ago I posted about the move my wife and I recently underwent, and I now realize that within that post, there might have been some negative undertones associated with my words. Rest assured, We are not in anyway looking at this move as anything short of positive. We love where we're located, the people (that we have encountered) are wonderful and welcoming, and the weather - although a drastic change from the warmth of the Southwest - is absolutely spectacular.

I am currently

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As the Dust Settles...

by Shannon'sVSG on 01-09-2018 at 02:30 PM
As the dust settles on the journey of our lives, I find myself a bit out of sorts.

We no longer reside in the Phoenix, Arizona, and as such I feel a little lost regarding my VSG by way of support and community. Don't get me wrong, I do have my wife, but she too feels a little frustrated and lost at the moment. With that said, I find myself struggling to maintain a sense of normalcy, all the while maintaining the principles that apply to one who has undergone VSG surgery.

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