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    Gastric Sleeve Member ShannonQT's Avatar
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    hi everyone!

    Im new to this forum and just looking to meet lovely people who have had the surgery and can share their experiences
    and people who are in my shoes who are anxious yet excited to start This new journey to a new life. I look forward to chatting with you all!
    my name is Shannon And Iím from the Bay Area in sunny California ☀️

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    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Hi Shannon!

    This forum is a great tool as I've been reading up and asking questions as I started my bariatric surgery journey Feb 28th. I have to do so many appointments with my P.A., psychologist and nutritionist before they can submit my surgery for insurance approval. So far I'm almost half way through all the necessary appointments and hope to be sleeved in July/August if approved. I'm from North Florida. Welcome to this awesome group!!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Hi Shannon, welcome here.
    My advice would be to educate yourself as much as you can.
    Read, learn and ask many questions.
    Good luck!
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Bellagirl's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbie

    Welcome! This is a great place to see question or voice concerns. I’m just 21 days after having surgery and I have had a lot of help and support from this forum.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mmeghan's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbie

    Hi Shannon! Welcome!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbie

    Welcome Shannon. This is a great forum for advice and support. The more active you are on here the more you will get out of it.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Tamera2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbie

    I recommend finding a doctor you like and trust that does other types of WLS too. That way you get the best one for your medical history. If you have a history of acid reflux, heartburn and Hiatal Hernias there is a high probability of the Sleeve making those symptoms worse. You don’t want to end up with a revision like me, they are risky. If you don’t have that history then your probably a good candidate for the Sleeve. Let us know if you have specific questions. Even with this awful bump in the road I’d still have WLS I just would have down the bypass instead.
    Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
    1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos

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    Default Re: Newbie

    From one newbie to another ... welcome


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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbie

    Welcome. There are lots of wonderful people here who are very willing to share their experiences and offer advice and support.



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    Default Re: Newbie

    Thanks Lisa. I was snooping around, then joined because of wonderful people like yourself.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: Newbie

    Shannon, welcome! This is an
    amazingly
    supportive group. Use the magnifying glass that allows you to search by topic, and post your questions as specifically as possible! It's a wonderful, difficult journey!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 18 MO = 129.0

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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    I so miss living in the Bay Area where my "gym" was Mt. Diablo. Put the kids on the school bus and climbed the mountain up to Rock City every day. I was so thin then!! It's heaven on earth.

    Welcome and congrats on taking this amazing step in your life. You won't regret it!



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