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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mrssimpson's Avatar
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    Hi all.

    So....I have been lurking and reading for weeks but decided to make this official.

    I have surgery planned for August 22. I am excited and scared and freaked.

    Sadly I have to self pay ... So I was able to pick my dates. I carved out that date from my work schedule but now wish I did not have so much time to wait.

    My fears
    Pain of recovery. The nausea And gas sound bad
    My dr requires 2 weeks of nothing but slim fast before. This is going to be brutal
    Hair loss - I'm already thin on top even though its thick everywhere else.
    My shoe collection. Oh how I adore my shoes..... Is it true they will be too big after significant weight gain?
    I worry about my work travel and business lunch and dinners while on liquids, mushies, and intro soft stuff.
    I am a huge water drinker with meals.
    This is such a huge undertaking and I wish I was strong enough to do this without this step.

    My husband (of 3 months) is being so supportive. I'm scared to tell my dad and have no clue how to handle it with coworkers.

    So that's me mostly. Excited and freaked!

    K



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    Gastric Sleeve Member SethP's Avatar
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    Default Re: Intro

    I was also a self-pay and picked my own date. I didnt wait long and was sleeved on May 10th. I returned offshore on the 22nd of the same month. I have not had trouble with the diet and just brought my Ninja offshore with me for the puree stage. As for the pain, I had very minimal pain but I was walking 4 miles a day for a month before my procedure and I think it helped me with recovery. The gas after the procedure was uncomfortable but not unbearable and walking after the procedure did help with metabolizing the gas.
    LIFE is NOT a Spectator SPORT!!


    Highest weight ----343 lbs 2008
    First Consult weight--288 lbs 3/10/13
    Surgical weight ---266 lbs 5/10/13
    Lowest adult weight 237 lbs 12/03/13

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Sandiegojill's Avatar
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    Welcome!! I, too, am going to be a self pay and wished I could have done the surgery sooner than later, but I had scheduled a vacation in July and my surgeon didn't want me to travel for 6 weeks after surgery, so now my date is 7/29, after my vacation. I could've written all your fears, except for the shoes one, because I'm still holding onto shoes that are too small from me gaining weight in the first place. haha!! I have a lot of hair but it's very fine, so it looks like I don't have much of it. I'm scared to death of losing my hair too. Ugh. Hopefully both of us will have a good recovery!! Good luck to you!!



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    Wow, do your feet really get smaller? I would love for that to happen.



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    Default Re: Intro

    I have already given away some of my favorite shoes


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    Jill, I hope you have a great vacation. Enjoy it, at least the surgery isn't around all of the holidays. I am feeling great. 2 Days to go for me. I am excited, but not nervous. Took my first prep today. will be staying around the house!!!! We are going up to Eugene tomorrow to stay at the hotel. I have to be at the hospital at 5:30am on Monday. I am a little concerned about the hair thing, but I have hats and it will grow back. I didn't know about the shoe size getting smaller. It never changed when I got larger? Any way, take care and have a good weekend. Lee



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