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    Good luck today and congrats on your surgery!
  2. I love Anne! I am a practice manager for a cardiology office at Mercy and I have sat with Anne at several practice manager meetings! I am just so excited and so ready to get on with this. I went to my mandatory support group meeting tonight and it was a lot of fun. I plan on attending more post surgery. I am in "countdown" mode right now. I have 11 days until pre-op appointment and 34 days until surgery!!! Thank you for your encouraging words about your experience. It makes me feel much better!
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    Dr. Northup was a wonderful doctor!! Anne is my absolute favorite though - she has been such an encourgement to me over the past few months. The hospital stay was great, although they were super busy that day and since I was the last one in the recovery room and the hospital was low on rooms, I didn't get to my actual room until around 8pm or so. My surgery was at 1pm. My family didn't get to stay back with me, but they did get come for a few minutes. It made for a long day for everyone. Thankfully I just slept during that time so I was awake and talkative when I got to my room. I never got too nervous about it all, but more excitement that I actual was going through it! The nurses I had were wonderful and very helpful.

    Not gonna lie, it was a little painful and I definitely recommend using the pain meds! No reason to be uncomfortable while you are there. I see a lot of people that say they had no pain, and I think it gives an unreasonable expectation for most people. It wasn't unbearable by any means, but just uncomfortable. Walking wasn't an issue for me, and I was glad to be up and moving. If you can have someone stay with you, that is best. My mom stayed with me and she was a lifesaver. She would get me more water to dip my sponge in and you really can't rely on nurses to do that for you.

    I wish you the best and can't wait to here all about your experience! Feel free to contact me anytime!!!!

    Melissa
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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
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I am a mother with 3 children. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I am excited to have the sleeve done by Dr. Northrup on April 11, 2012.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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I love to read!!!!!!!
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Facility Manager for a primary care practice
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Deanna Stewart
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Dr. Northrup
Surgery date:
2012-04-11

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3 month check up and a "very adult comment" added in too! :)

by dweber04 on 07-09-2012 at 07:11 PM
First of all I will start with the awesome report I got at the doctor today:

I am down 56 lbs and a total of 36 inches!!!! 21 of those inches are from my waist and hips alone! I am so excited!!!!! I really love my sleeve!

Now for the "adult" part.....
My husband and I got the surgery just 3 weeks apart. He has lost about 62 lbs so far (of course...damn men!!!!) anyways, I just have to say the sex is way better now that we are both smaller.

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Almost to "ONE"DERLAND!!!!!!

by dweber04 on 06-04-2012 at 12:05 PM
Hi Everyone!

I have not posted in a while. It will be 8 weeks post op for me on Wednesday, 6/6/12 and I am almost at my first goal. That, of course, is to make it to "one"derland! I currently weigh 202 and started at 245. Overall I feel great and I can see the inches disappearing, even when the scale quits moving. I have gone down from a size 20 pants to a BAGGY size 16 and from a 3x shirt size to an xl. I have been exercising 5 days a week and I am finally at the

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just need to vent!

by dweber04 on 05-01-2012 at 08:08 PM
hello everyone!

I am 3 weeks post op (tomorrow) and I have managed to loose a total of 25 lbs. 11 lbs was pre-op and the other 14 lbs has been since surgery. I feel like the weight is not coming off like so many other people have had. I know, I know everyone is different but....it is still frustrating! I am doing exactly what I am supposed to do, I have not cheated one time, I walk almost every day (weather permitting)....I just don't know what else I can do to speed this up

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Tomorrow is all about me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by dweber04 on 04-10-2012 at 09:37 PM
I am so excited! My surgery is tomorrow at 11:00 am! I am so ready for this...not to mention I have been on clear liquids all day and I am starving!!!!! I am ready to move on to the next stage of my life and join the "loser's bench"!

See everyone on the "other" side!
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Picture BEFORE 245.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 190.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 04/11/2012

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