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    Gastric Sleeve Member DLKnives's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Don
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    Dr. Bernie Hanna
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    Hi all! I have recently decided that I DO want gastric sleeve surgery as I am at least 100lbs too heavy. My first appt I in Vegas tomorrow with Dr. Hanna at Las Vegas Bariatrics and I could not be more excited! I am "all in" and will do whatever it takes to become more heathy. I feel like a lot of my problems like sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes and other things will be greatly reduced or eliminated by doing this. I am reading a book on my kindle by a Dr. Vuong that is all about Gastric Sleeve surgery.


    This looks like a great place and I will be looking for support and help!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Simonne
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    Dr. Pablo Enriquez Valens
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Hi Don, welcome here!
    You came to the right place for support and help, this is a great community!
    Ask us anything you want!
    English is not my first language anymore, 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 EllisM80's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Michelle
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    10/11/2018
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    Dr. Clifford Black
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    I love Dr. V! He has a YouTube channel also. He's very informative and he's funny. I don't watch him when my children are in ear shot though because he doesn't have a filter for his viewing audience. So just be warned. Lol. I had sleep apnea at my heaviest, 315 lbs. At 296 lbs, I had to have back surgery and my surgeon told me if I didn't lose weight, he'd be seeing me for a fusion within a year. I lost 60 lbs on my own within 6 months but ended up having a fusion anyways. I continued to lose weight after my fusion and got down to 215, my lowest weight since childhood. Because of steroid treatments and problems with Multiple Sclerosis, I gained back 40. Had a sleep apnea test right before surgery and was so thankful to find out that my insurance didn't require proof that I had sleep apnea because I no longer had it. Losing weight will help you so much with all your health problems. I also got taken off my blood pressure medicine from that 80 lb loss. You will be surprised how drastic your life will be improved with this surgery. Good luck!




    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 AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Annie
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Welcome to a wonderful place for good information and support! Its a great decision to have a tool to makke your life better.
    [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 WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Welcome Don!

    I had many Co-morbidities that are now gone. VSG is the tool that gave me a new lease on life.

    You’ll find lots of amazing people here, sharing information, encouragement and support.

    Best of luck as you embark on this amazing journey ;-)



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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Welcome to a great resource! '
    You will find a lot of support here.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    I don't always agree with dr. V., but I love one of his latest videos, in which he talks about the top 5 myths about the sleeve.
    A real eye opener!
    English is not my first language anymore, 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 DLKnives's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Don
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    Dr. Bernie Hanna
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Wow thank you for the welcome! My first appt. is in 2 hours and I'm so excited!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member DLKnives's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Don
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    Dr. Bernie Hanna
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    My first appt went well and the surgeon said we'd do it. But there is scar tissue from a hernia and from a liver transplant and he said he'll try but may not be able to go in with his instruments. So we begin the procedure with logging of food starting tomorrow!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member JessNP's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Dr Shillingford
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Hi Don and welcome to the site! Try to read and learn as much as you can about the surgery. Like the others have said, this is a great place for advice, support and encouragement. Lots of wonderful and experienced people here. Welcome!



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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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    10/11/2018
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    Dr. Clifford Black
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Quote Originally Posted by DLKnives View Post
    My first appt went well and the surgeon said we'd do it. But there is scar tissue from a hernia and from a liver transplant and he said he'll try but may not be able to go in with his instruments. So we begin the procedure with logging of food starting tomorrow!
    How long do you have to log for?




    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 DLKnives's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Don
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    Dr. Bernie Hanna
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Quote Originally Posted by EllisM80 View Post
    How long do you have to log for?
    That I do not know. I have to visit the doc for 4 straight months and then I can have the surgery in Nov/Dec if I get all the clearances. I have to visit a cardio guy, a nutritionist, my gastro guy and lung Dr. in that time.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member DLKnives's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Don
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    Dr. Bernie Hanna
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Quote Originally Posted by JessNP View Post
    Hi Don and welcome to the site! Try to read and learn as much as you can about the surgery. Like the others have said, this is a great place for advice, support and encouragement. Lots of wonderful and experienced people here. Welcome!
    Thank you, everyone seems great here which is exactly what I was looking for. I need friends for this journey!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member DLKnives's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Don
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    Dr. Bernie Hanna
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    [QUOTE=Dutchie;609170]I don't always agree with dr. V., but I love one of his latest videos, in which he talks about the top 5 myths about the sleeve.
    A real eye opener!

    I watched it, very informative! Thanks!


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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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    10/11/2018
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    Dr. Clifford Black
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    Default Re: New From Las Vegas

    Oh wow! That's quick! That's awesome! I'll pray for your clearances to go through without a hitch! So exciting!




    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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