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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mmeghan's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    10/18/2018
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    Jorge Maytorena
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    As of October 18th itís officially been 1 year since I had surgery. The year has flown by. Iíve lost 118 pounds. 264 to 146. Iím 5í9 so that pretty small for me. I thought my goal weight was unrealistic because I read most people lose about 70%, but Iím 4 pounds under it. Weight loss obviously has dramatically slowed down, but Iím still loosing. My doctor told me stop losing weight as if I control it. Despite the infection I had after surgery and the complications Iíve had since I had to have my gallbladder removed....Iím still so very happy. I donít think about food all time like I did after surgery. I feel normal.

    The only odd thing Iíve noticed is with clothes sizes. I havenít been this thin in maybe 9 years. I used to weigh 10-15 pounds less but wore bigger sizes. I think vanity sizing might be why. Even when I was underweight as a teenager I was a juniors size 9. Now Iím a juniors 5 and can squeeze my extra skin into my daughters size 3s. Just odd. I have no butt now. Flat as a sheet of paper so maybe thatís why.

    I no longer have sleep apnea. My blood pressure is perfect. My knee that I hurt long ago doesnít ache all the time. I used to get chronic UTIs every 2-3 months and I havenít had one since January.

    I did develop really bad nummular eczema for the first time in my life. Iím not sure if itís possibly related or triggered by the sleeve or the gallbladder removal?

    Well thatís all I got. I wish I had before pictures to post with an after...but when I was super heavy I hid from cameras like the plague.



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    04/10/2018
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    DR Halstead
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    Default Re: 1 year surgiversary

    HI , well done on you have done fantastically. I agree with you, I think sizing is now vanity sizing unless you buy designer and then its very small. Feeling fit and healthy is the greatest feeling. I too hated the camera but I do have photos of myself and now when I look at them I can't recognize myself and wonder how I let myself get that big. I am 18 months out and so far I have managed to keep a steady weight, I just hope I don't have any regain. Keep going and well done again.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    10/07/2013
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    Default Re: 1 year surgiversary

    My surgery was 6 years ago and I can tell you life just keeps getting better! Sorry about your complications, but it sounds like you're doing great now.

    The sizes are weird. Clothes that fit at my goal weight of 140 five years ago were a little tight at the exact weight three years later. It's like my body shifted. So I had to lose 10 more pounds to fit in my clothes. Must be gravity! Not to mention women's sizes make no sense. You're right, the more expensive the clothes the smaller I can wear. Like J Crew or Ann Taylor I can wear a 6, and in other things a 10. Typically an 8. I am in no way skinny, and never had the problem of continuing to lose. I have to really work on maintaining.

    I either kept out of photos or hid behind a group. So I have very few "before" photos.

    So happy for your great first year!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    01/13/2014
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    Dr. Karl Strom
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    Default Re: 1 year surgiversary

    Congratulations on your success! Sizing is crazy. In the last month, I've bought a size 10 and size 8 pants. It is so crazy! You literally have to try things on--can't go by the numerical size!



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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: 1 year surgiversary

    Congratulations on a job well done! You have an amazing success story, even with a few complications, you persevered. It's great to not only look healthy again, but to actually feel healthy. I had the same problems...sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. Everything has cleared up for me as well.

    Again, congratulations and continued success to you.



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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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    Stephanie Ulmer
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    Default Re: 1 year surgiversary

    Congratulations on your surgiversary - you have done so well.

    Agree clothes sizing is weird. I'm typically a sz10 (NZ) but bought a Winter jacket and it was an extra small.....I've not and never will be extra small - but it did wonders for my confidence :-)



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    Default Re: 1 year surgiversary

    Congratulations, this is just what I was hoping to hear about the first year past surgery. Are you happy you did it? I would love to pick your brain for tips about getting to the same place.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mmeghan's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    10/18/2018
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    Jorge Maytorena
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    Default Re: 1 year surgiversary

    Thank you! Oh yeah. Best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I wish I did it sooner. Ask me anything!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 1 year surgiversary

    Hooray for marking the day! I passed 2 years, and am so ready to continue feeling good into my (oh goodness) as I head towards the 70's! Hard to imagine I will be 68 next spring, but my health is better than it was in my 50's!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 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 2 YR = 140.00

    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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