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  1. Re: Anyone have a tummy tuck PRIOR TO their gastric sleeve?

    A tummy tuck is such a risky surgery!! after the disaster I had last Summer with the arm lift, a tummy tuck is out of question. I will keep my extra skin. Doesn't show under my suits...and since I'm...
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    Re: After Sleeve Spa Day in Tijuana

    Hello Yvonne!

    I would add, make sure you wear your compression stockings for the flight, and get your heparin shots!

    My sleeve was 3 years ago, and like Simonne, I was vomiting non stop for...
  3. Re: Joint / Muscle pain months after sleeve surgery

    Nutrition could actually be an issue. Not because of too much protein but because of "too much something else".

    I did write about that French doctor a few months ago. His diet is really hard to...
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    Re: So Iím on the fence...

    In my case, insurance only checked the weight at the first consult, not right before the surgery, but all insurances are different.

    My pre op diet was different from most. Since I lost weight...
  5. Thread: Hi Everyone!

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    Re: Hi Everyone!

    Welcome Jess!

    Pregnancy and hormones can really be a trigger for people who have weight issues. Same thing for some meds.

    From my own experience, I think you are doing the right thing going for...
  6. Re: Joint / Muscle pain months after sleeve surgery

    Hi Simonne!

    So there is several options here:

    Is your friend losing weight? As someone did say it could be coming from the weight shifting, the gravity center being different, the way she moves...
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    Re: pregnancy after sleeve

    I did read many papers and studies about women getting pregnant post-sleeve when they couldn't conceive before the surgery. So many have children post-op.
    From my readings, my understanding, and...
  8. Thread: New member

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    Re: New member

    You are doing great! congrats!

    I've seen only failures around me with that lap-band-disaster, you did the right thing getting a sleeve instead.

    Take care!
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    Re: Five years out...help is needed

    Sharon,

    you exercise so much you might be still the same size and heavier because you lost fat and muscle is heavier? may be a scan (Dexa) could give you peace of mind and a baseline for later?
    ...
  10. Thread: Pouch Reset

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    Re: Pouch Reset

    Welcome into my world (very sorry about it!)

    Figure one is clear...it does have an impact on your weight

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/art.39647

    My friend prednisone is...
  11. Thread: Pouch Reset

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    Re: Pouch Reset

    Gaining weight at six months post-op?? something is wrong here. I was a very slow loser, but here is what stats say : most people lose weight until about 9 months post whatever they eat. To continue...
  12. Thread: Smart BMI

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    Re: Smart BMI

    When we lived in Asia, I received a note once from the nurse at school, who was saying that my youngest was "severely obese" and she included a BMI chart that was the one for Asians.

    I had to...
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    Re: Nervous about surgery!

    Hello and welcome!

    It's really normal to be nervous! we all are stressed before surgery. I was sleepless for days right before...
    But at the end, what did make me calmer was to imagine myself in...
  14. Thread: I'm Back!

    by Sandra3
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    Re: I'm Back!

    Your very welcome!

    I'm back in France since September 2017, after +15 years overseas in different countries. Work is in Paris but home is in the countryside. Since I'm French, being back is...
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    Re: Advice from Weight Trainers

    Many year ago, (in an other life!) I did start a body pump (Les Mills) class. I loved it! But it was hard, I started from zero, and you are already in great shape!!
    I'm sure you will do great very...
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    Re: 1 Month Post-Op and Pancreatitis!

    Hello Cassie,

    It's great news for your weight loss progress, but I'm very sorry to hear about the pancreatitis.

    I was also sick at about 3 weeks post-op, my surgeon made me come to his clinic...
  17. Thread: I'm Back!

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    Re: I'm Back!

    Hi Laura,

    Welcome!!
    Many sleevers will experience a regain at some point.
    But you probably still have restriction, so going "back on the horse" you will get that extra help from your sleeve!
    ...
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    Re: Exercise stopping my weight loss

    Hello

    I was a slow loser and it took me 2 years to get to goal. Sometimes I would gain 2 pounds one week and those would be gone with a bonus the following week. Weight loss after surgery is...
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    Re: Superbug! Help!

    Well....superbugs are really everywhere!! unfortunatly even really big and efficient hospitals can get it too. When I went for my one week of tests in Paris in January, the ward had one room in...
  20. Thread: Bucket List!

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    Re: Bucket List!

    Such great photos!! happy for you you got one of your wish from your list!!

    I also had a similar wish, in an other smaller scale. When we worked in DC, the house we rented had an open backyard on...
  21. Thread: Wrong Calcium

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    Re: Wrong Calcium

    You are doing the right thing advocating for your daughter!
    Truth is many doctors don't know much about medication and their sides effects. You are completely right and even the gel version (usually...
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    Re: 3 Years 3 Months Post-Sleeve. Struggling!

    Hello Mike!

    Don't feel defeated. The reset is useless but going back to basics, protein first, no drinking with food etc could help a lot.

    You probably still have restriction. And eating...
  23. Thread: Colonoscopy

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    Re: Colonoscopy

    Hi Jen,

    I had an endoscopy last month and felt bad for two days, with pain and stomach cramps.

    I didn't have to drink any liquid before, only had to be fasting, and I only had a local...
  24. Thread: Remove

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    Re: Remove

    Many thanks!!
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    Re: 10 months post surgery

    I was losing slowly for two years, so no worries, you still have plenty of time to reach your own goal!!
    But you are already doing wonderful!!! congrats!!!
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