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  1. Thread: Hi

    by coopersmom
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    Re: Hi

    Welcome and I'm so happy for you. Having the sleeve surgery gave me my life back and it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made. You're in for a wonderful, exciting ride so buckle up! There...
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    Re: Disappointing initial weight loss

    Congratulations on your surgery and I'm thrilled everything went well. We all can be impatient and expect the pounds to come off immediately. That doesn't happen, but they DO come off especially if...
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    Re: Feeling a bit... down, I guess

    Hello Dear Dutchie, I'm so happy to see you posting!!! I was worried that you've missing and I was just going to send you a message. I'm so relieved to see that things are okay, but I can understand...
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    Re: Day one post-op

    Yay for you, I'm so happy everything went smoothly. The first 48-72 can be mentally and physically overwhelming, but as many have said, it really does get better each day. Sip, walk, rest, repeat.
  5. Thread: Got my date

    by coopersmom
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    Re: Got my date

    Good Luck on your surgery!
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    Re: Stockings and metallic taste in mouth

    Yay so happy you're doing better at day 4! It's all a bit overwhelming those first 48-72 hours, so you are doing great. I only wore the surgical stockings for the first 24 hours while I was in the...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    Sharon you are one of my inspirations, seriously! 6 years out and you look awesome and from your posts and pics I can see how healthy you are and how much fun you are having. You've been so honest...
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    Re: Hey y’all :)

    Congratulations on your incredible weight loss! You've done a fantastic job, 71 pounds in 6 months is awesome and you should be proud of yourself! You're so young and have a lifetime to enjoy this. ...
  9. Re: Still Above Ground, LOL. Sorry for absence

    Take good care of yourself Annie. I enjoy your posts so much and you've been so helpful, I can't thank you enough. Adding you to my thoughts and prayers.
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    Re: Kiwigal is back in town

    Welcome back and so happy to hear you had a wonderful trip! It sounds truly amazing and how awesome that you got to enjoy yourself and some goodies without gaining weight.
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    Re: 1 more month

    Congratulations a new chapter of your life. It really is an exciting and sometimes, nervous time, but having the sleeve done is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Please ask any questions,...
  12. Thread: I did it

    by coopersmom
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    Re: I did it

    Woohoo. congratulations and welcome to the losers bench! You are in for exciting times and feel free to ask any questions. There are newbies and very experienced sleevers here willing to help out.
  13. Re: Considering a tummy tuck with fleur de lis

    I had one years ago and it was awesome and really wasn't that painful, at least no more to me than the sleeve. I went from 100 pounds to 168 when pregnant and had the very loose kangaroo pouch (yes I...
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    Re: Hello from Soonerville

    Welcome to the group. You'll find lots of support here and lots of caring people who have been right there where you are. Each person really is so individual in how they recover and how quickly they...
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    Re: Helllllo from Florida!!

    Welcome and congratulations on a good recovery so far. It's a lifestyle change and it's going to bring a lot of excitement and some challenges. Best of luck to you.
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    Re: 3 Months Since Sleeve

    Super happy for you all as well. Keep up the good work! It just keeps on getting better.
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    Re: 9 days post op, and miserable

    I'm sorry you're experiencing so much pain. I had the same type of suture and yes, it was painful for me as well. I've had a few surgeries over the years and have never had to take narcotic pain...
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    Re: Officially two weeks out

    Congratulations on doing so well and getting back to work. That is awesome and you will be amazed at how quickly the pounds will start falling off. The fun part is buying new clothes, but not too...
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    Re: 3 Months Since Sleeve

    Great news, isn't it a wonderful feeling. So happy that you are on track and doing well.
  20. Thread: Hopeful!

    by coopersmom
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    Re: Hopeful!

    Congratulations on starting your sleeve journey. I was a self pay so I can't speak to the arduous paperwork process, but I can tell you that it is well worth it. My life has completely changed for...
  21. Thread: Got my date

    by coopersmom
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    Re: Got my date

    Yay for you and good luck on your upcoming surgery! It has been one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself and wish I'd done it sooner. Things will change dramatically as far as your eating...
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    Re: Single and alone

    I'm so sorry you are going through this alone, but you are your own best advocate in the long run. You will get stronger physically stronger each day going forward. Focus on following your eating...
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    Re: Telling Others About My Surgery??

    Heck no, don't tell anyone other than your significant other. I was excited and very comfortable with my decision to move forward after a few years of consideration and educating myself to the...
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    Re: How do I get the liquids down

    Oh I remember those days, this too shall pass. I can't offer any better advice than Dutchie above mentioned. Right now you're pouch is so swollen and everything is tight and tender. Every day it...
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    Re: Got the date!

    Congratulations on getting your surgery date! It's going to be an exciting, wild ride. My best advice for going to the hospital is lip balm, travel pillow and comfortable slippers. You really won't...
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