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    Gastric Sleeve Member MindySue76's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    06/12/2019
    Surgeon
    Dr. Hamilton Le
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Last Activity
    07-18-2019 04:42 PM
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    Oklahoma
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    Default First Post Op Visit

    I had my first post op visit with the Dr today. I'll be 4 weeks out on Wednesday.

    I've lost 24 lbs since surgery, 32 total.
    My BMI went from 43.9 to 38.7 ( Now I'm Class II obese lol)
    He said that I'm doing really good and can move to solid foods on Thursday ( woohoo!)

    I haven't had any issues with anything I've eaten so far ( eggs, cheese, fish, chicken salad, tuna salad, hamburger meat, chicken, cooked spinach, green beans, refried beans) and I'm finally meeting my protein and water goals.

    We are taking a short little vacation at the beginning of August before school starts.
    My husband has to be in Wyoming for work so my two boys and I are flying up there on the 31st evening the day he is supposed to be done with work. We'll drive from there to see the Devils tower, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, ride the steam train and whatever else we can think of.

    I'm already planning several vacations for next year as that was one of my main goals to be able to travel and just walk without being in pain and out of breath.

    The back pain is already all but gone!

    I could kick myself for backing out three years ago. However, I believe I was more mentally prepared for it this time.
    I'm so glad I did it. I can't wait to get my life back and be the active person I've wanted to be!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    10/07/2013
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Last Activity
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    Default Re: First Post Op Visit

    Sounds like you're off to a great start, way to go! You are lucky like me, no complications or eating issues. Glad you're meeting your protein and liquid goals. Keep up the great work and enjoy your vacation.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    04/29/2019
    Surgeon
    Dr. Foreman
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Last Activity
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    Location
    South Carolina
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    Default Re: First Post Op Visit

    I'm so happy for you and your successes! Isn't it great to finally look forward to planning outings and vacations? I saw extended family for the first time over the 4th and they were shocked. I hadn't shared my surgery with anyone other than my husband and when they asked how I lost all the weight I simply replied portion control, low carb and exercise. That is the truthful statement and what I do every day.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    09/04/2017
    Surgeon
    Stephanie Ulmer
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Last Activity
    07-18-2019 08:58 PM
    Location
    Auckland New Zealand
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    Default Re: First Post Op Visit

    Glad everything is going to plan. Sounds like you are doing just fine :-)



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