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    3 years since my sleeve surgery

    Hello everyone. I was sleeved on October 2, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. I had a wonderful surgeon and the various support from the hospital was fantastic. I am a 68 year old male. I was like...
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    Re: 3 year surgerversary

    Outstanding. You did good. You are one of the stars on this forum. Way to go.
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    Re: New to forum and post sleeve

    Good job Trudy. You will do well. A positive attitude goes a long way. Follow the program, drink your fluids, walk, go through the diet programs. For me the best part was a quick weight loss. I...
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    Re: Chewable Vitamins

    Pro Care Health. Order online.
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    Re: I'm soooo ready!!!

    Outstanding. It is so important to have a positive attitude. I couldn't wait to have my surgery. Follow the plan and drink your fluids and walk. Your doing great. Good luck this week. For me...
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    Re: 3rd week healing

    Gary, as a fellow male sleeve patient I can tell you when I started losing the weight came off from my problem areas. I lost my belly and lost a lot of weight in my legs. I started at 308 and lost...
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    Re: Surgery Done 06/30/2020

    Outstanding. Congratulations on taking a big step for your future. In just a few days or weeks you will feel better and better. Follow the advice of your surgeon to the letter. Follow the...
  8. Thread: Getting There

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    Re: Getting There

    Great job with your weight loss. You did a fantastic job. Remember even though that last pound or two is not gone yet you are still getting stronger. You will lose it eventually.. You should be...
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    Re: liquid diet blues for 2 weeks

    For me the first 2-3 days were tough but after that the hunger pangs subsided. Losing during the liquid part of the process is very important. It jump starts your loss and makes the surgery easier. ...
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    Re: Post Sleeve diet dilemma

    John,

    I was a similar starting weight to yours and understand your struggles. A couple menu suggestions. First set a time of night that you no longer eat after. Increase your water consumption....
  11. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Check the Post Office website for updated Covid restriction concerning a passport application. You will need to make an online application for an in person application. There is an upcharge for an...
  12. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    You will need a passport to enter Mexico. You can request an expedited application through the Post Office. Passport application offices should be open. Also you can call your congressman's office...
  13. Thread: Hi from IL

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    Re: Hi from IL

    Hi Jeff. We all started our sleeve process with a conference or support group. Learn everything about the process. For me the surgery was easy. The recovery was quick and the weight loss was...
  14. Thread: Got Shame?

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    Re: Got Shame?

    When considering weight loss surgery there is only one person who should make the decision, YOU. This is not about shaming it is about being healthy. It will help you greatly that you are already a...
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    Re: New surgery candidate w weight question

    Easy. Before you go to the doctor drink as much water as you can stand. Also do you weigh in with shoes? Wear your heaviest shoes. Also put some small weight plates in your pockets. You need to...
  16. Thread: New Member

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    Re: New Member

    Well done Kathy. Great decision to get sleeved. Follow the program to the letter. The first 4-8 weeks do cause fatigue but it gets better. Follow the dietary suggestions and load up on the...
  17. Re: Nine Week Post Op ~ Already Having Challenges

    At 9 weeks out it is important to follow the program to the letter. You have to learn good habits now. Eat healthy and drink those fluids. You can do it. It is also important to have family...
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    Re: Freshly sleeved

    Great decision to get sleeved. For me eating chicken legs and thighs was easy. Chicken breasts just don't go down well. I used to love strip steak but now filet is the only steak I can eat, ...
  19. Re: Attendance! Mark yourself Present and Come on In!

    Doing well in Northeast, Ohio. Spent 2 1/2 months on St Simons island, Georgia. Returned home to Ohio early this week. Normally our drive home is a traffic nightmare. Anyone who travelled...
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    Re: Hello everyone

    Hi Melissa. This is a great place for info and especially encouragement. Learn everything you can about sleeve surgery. Best thing I ever did. Good luck.

    I'm from Ohio but spend February and...
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    Re: 4 month update

    55 lbs is great. You are doing really well. Keep up with the walking and fluids. Those are two critical areas. Remember this is a process not magic. Work the sleeve and as I say attack it from...
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    Re: Surgery judgement

    Almost everyone on this forum had at least one person tell them that you can lose without surgery. You can try this or that diet. We all needed a surgery because we have an eating disorder. We...
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    Re: Today is my 6 year Sleeve Anniversary!

    Good for you!!! Not often can we do something for ourselves that positively influences our life. You did. Keep up the good work. You are setting a great example for what can and should happen. ...
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    Re: 3 months out- setting a realistic goal

    When I started I weighed 307 and as a male with an athletic build I set 220 as a reasonable goal and would have been thrilled with that. I hit 207 and my new goal after 26 months is 210. I hit 210...
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    Re: Tijuana Roux-en-Y

    This is a gastric sleeve forum. A Roux n y surgery is a gastric bypass. You may want to check on a bypass forum. Many on this forum had surgery in Mexico. They may want to share their experiences...
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