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    Gastric Sleeve Member mroberts's Avatar
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    Hello,

    I am new to this community and just thought I'd say hello and congratulations to everyone who made the choice I made to become a better you! My journey with weight loss started in elementary school when I was the fat kid eating salads when other kids took the regular tray in the lunchroom. Flash forward 35 years and I was sitting next to my sick mother in a hospital bed and then and there decided I was not going to be sick and unhealthy anymore. I, like most of you I'm sure, had tried every pill, diet, program, scheme and plan. I lost the same 20-25 pounds a few dozen times. I started jogging for exercise and I did numerous 5K runs but the weight didn't stay off. I also have PCOS for those women out there who know what I have dealt with all my life, that has not been a picnic either. SO I DID IT. On October 24, 2018 I had gastric sleeve surgery and I haven't looked back (except I wish I had done it 20 years sooner!!!) I am in month 8 post-surgery and I've been basically on my own apart from a good friend who also had the sleeve and gave me lots of help and advice.I am excited to meet and hear about other people and their stories and to have a support system.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member EllisM80's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Michelle
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    Welcome to the forum! Congratulations on being added to the losers bench! We are a lively group here most times. I had my surgery 13 days before you. Best decision I ever made. I also suffered with PCOS. And endometriosis. As if women need another reason to struggle to lose weight, right?! I also wish I had done it sooner. I had tried but never had major medical to do so. Finally got it in November 2017 and immediately started going to doctors to start my process. It seemed to take me forever but I finally had my surgery 10/11/18. If you go to my profile, click on started threads, I have posts about my story. I'm sure you can see others in the same way. We have many veterans and many that are having their surgery soon. Glad to have you here!




    HW: 315 lbs (2008) Maintained at 296 until 2015.
    SW: 255 lbs (10/11/18)
    1 mth post op: 229 -26lbs
    8 weeks post op 213 -42lbs
    3 month post op 197 -58lbs (at home)
    3 month post op appt 196 -59 lbs (1/28/19)
    6 month post op 171 -84 (4/11/19)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
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    Hi and welcome.
    Well done to you for taking control of your life too!
    Being sleeved is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. You are not alone in wishing that you had the surgery years ago.
    I only knew of 1 other person (that I could talk to) that had been sleeved. It's great to come on here and know that everyone knows exactly what you are talking about and can offer support and advice.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member JessNP's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Welcome to the forum! This site is truly a blessing. So may wonderful people here to answer questions, offer advice, provide support and encouragement. I am happy to hear that things are going so well for you. Most of us wish we had done it sooner!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Welcome! So love your positive attitude! Isn't it fun? My favorite part was shopping for smaller clothes.

    I still enjoy this forum over 5 years out. I still learn things. But the biggest thing it does is keep me accountable, as I do not want to regain my weight and I know it would be easy to do so.



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    Welcome! I am new here too though I had my sleeve 8 years ago. This is a great resource!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Better Me

    Welcome to the forum!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Cyndi
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    Welcome!

    You’re at the best site for information, encouragement and support.

    I have a new lease on life and I’m loving it!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Annie
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    Welcome. Its a good placeto be!
    [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 20 MO = 130.0

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Simonne
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    Default Re: Better Me

    Welcome!
    You came to the right place for the support system.
    Lovely people here!
    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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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Welcome. You're an old pro by now . So happy you chose to commit to a healthier you. Getting sleeved has been a life changer for me, and I'm grateful to have the tool to be successful.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Sounds like you're doing great - congrats! You're lucky to have a friend, I knew no one who had this surgery. Except all my friends here of course!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Laurallynn's Avatar
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    Welcome! You will enjoy the group!



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