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    Hi Shannon

    Haven't been on here much recently - work and general life have got in the way.
    Hope all is going ok for you.
    Please try not to let the numbers on the scale cloud your view of how far you have come.....and you have come a long way.
    Keep on fighting the good fight and all will be well I'm sure.
    Kia Kaha
  2. 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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I have had a gastric sleeve.
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.
Sisseton, South Dakota
My family, Boston Red Sox baseball, Traveling, Music, and Movies.
Full-time Student: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Shannon Crosby
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Dr. William Arnold
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What A Ride This Has Been

by Shannon'sVSG on 06-16-2018 at 05:52 AM
Before each one of you begin yelling at me for what I am about to say, give me the courtesy of at least hearing me out. Then...and ONLY THEN are you allowed to give me the tongue lashing I so well deserve.

I have all but given up on the scale.

I am no longer looking at it as a barometer for my weight loss success. I am simply utilizing it as a means to gauge how I am doing - but only on a weekly basis for now (I am considering switching to a bi-weekly weigh-in.)

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A Celebration of Sorts: Part 2

by Shannon'sVSG on 06-15-2018 at 06:15 AM
I understand this is off VSG WLS topic, however in light of a recent post wherein I touched base regarding my education...I wanted to share the latest information regarding my educational status.

I found out yesterday evening that I have been accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science: Trauma track at Grand Canyon University. This is keeping in line with what I was previously enrolled for prior to moving from Phoenix this past year. In addition, it means I

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A Celebration of Sorts: Part 1

by Shannon'sVSG on 06-15-2018 at 02:36 AM
Yesterday saw me not only gathering up some familiar faces for a week long visit to the beautiful state of South Dakota, I also celebrated another year of life. One would think that because of these two wonderful occasions, the opportunity to allow for a "free day" of sorts would be in order, but I am proud to say that not only did I not allow myself a full on free day, I approached the situation in such a way that I found caution was the best method of handling things.

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It Seems Everything Has Finally Hit the Fan

by Shannon'sVSG on 06-13-2018 at 12:47 PM
I want to apologize for my short but noticeable (to me) absence over the course of the past two days. I am in the process of searching for a new university and in doing so have been met with short bursts of opposition I guess it would be what most within the VSG community refer to here (myself included) as life.

I wont spend a great deal of time on this subject, but I believe it in some ways has everything to do with my recent lack of direction, determination, and dedication.

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Smoke and Mirrors

by Shannon'sVSG on 06-11-2018 at 11:36 PM
I take a diuretic (water pill) for lymphedema in my lower extremities roughly once a week, and in doing so, for roughly a 24 hour period, I will lose a significant amount of weight, only to have some form of weight regain once the effects of the diuretic have worn off.

While this is happening, it feels great to step onto the scale and see loss, but when it is over, even though I understand how the medication will work in my system, it is heart-breaking because I know without question

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