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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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    10/05/2017
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    Dr. Ryan Heider
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    Default What a difference a sleeve made!

    In 2011, in May, my youngest grandchild was born. I was at 220 lbs (down from my highest of 240).

    This year, on my birthday, also in May, we look very different!

    If you get discouraged, go back and look at your photos!


    2011 May 220 lbs.jpg 2019-06-07-11-15-47-033.jpg 60361867_2414085908823639_8937714930228920320_n.jpg
    [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 meggieprice's Avatar
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    You look many years younger now!


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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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    12/30/2015
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    Dr. Robert Marema
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    WOW!

    Spectacular Annie!

    I only have 1 before pic (it’s in my profile), because I wouldn’t let anyone take my picture.

    I look at it once in awhile as a reminder of what an awesome tool VSG is ;-)



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    Gastric Sleeve Member jerzeygirl's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    07/20/2011
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    Dr. Louis Balsama
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    Annie, stunning transformation; you are radiant! Congratulations on your success



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Laurallynn's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Laural
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    09/28/2012
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    Cuneen
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    You look amazing!!



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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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    09/04/2017
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    Stephanie Ulmer
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    Wow Annie - such a difference.
    Totally beautiful in all the photos.



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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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    10/05/2017
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    Dr. Ryan Heider
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    Sometimes we become so focused on what we "lost" that we forget what we've become.

    We are fortunate to have made a decision to take control of our health and our life!
    [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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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    04/29/2019
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    Dr. Foreman
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    You look fantastic Annie, thanks for sharing.



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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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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    What a transformation! That is awesome! Congrats to you!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Phoenix's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Dr. Miguel Montalvo
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    Amazing!! Wow!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Simonne
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    A sweet, caring person in all the pictures, but what a difference!
    You lost a lot, but you also gained so much!
    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 kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    Wow Annie!!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member JannyAZ's Avatar
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    Wow! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm 6 days away from surgery. Posts like yours help!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member JessNP's Avatar
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    Annie- my goodness! You look so incredibly different now, truly transformed. In your heavy picture you look like you are ill - your eyes are dull and distant, and you look about 10 years older (I don't mean to offend you! After 30 years of nursing, I tend to look at people through a different lens). You look so healthy and happy now! Your eyes sparkle and you look vibrant and the outside matches the inside. Thanks for sharing. So happy for you!!



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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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    Dr. Ryan Heider
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    Default Re: What a difference a sleeve made!

    Quote Originally Posted by JessNP View Post
    Annie- my goodness! You look so incredibly different now, truly transformed. In your heavy picture you look like you are ill - your eyes are dull and distant, and you look about 10 years older (I don't mean to offend you! After 30 years of nursing, I tend to look at people through a different lens). You look so healthy and happy now! Your eyes sparkle and you look vibrant and the outside matches the inside. Thanks for sharing. So happy for you!!
    You would really have to work hard to offend me! You are correct. I had uncontrolled angina, a failed triple bypass (well, still have that), 3 strokes, chemo, radiation, diabetes, high blood pressure....so most things resolved and got better.

    It's rather like getting a health do-over! And thanks, I feel good! And am a participant, not an observer.

    And tickled to be 67!
    [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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