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  1. #1
    Gastric Sleeve Member Sh5's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Sally
    Surgery date
    07/09/2013
    Surgeon
    Dr. R. Richard
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    Jun 2013
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    Georgia
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    Default Before/After Pics

    OK. Definitely a GS 1st world issue but I'm grounded as I await my COVID-19 test results so why not.

    I have followed this site since early 2013 while I was still contemplating GS surgery. This site provided me with great info and sometimes even help on a personal level. One of the features that helped me validate my decision to follow through, came in viewing the featured before/after pic. The pics changed frequently back then, often every day.

    I remember how I struggled with my most difficult stage of the process, the pre-surgery, two week, liver shrinking, liquid diet phase. I still recall the no coffee, no diet coke, no solid food and how much I came to hate the taste of yet another vanilla shake meal. It was in times like those that I would look at the before/after pics and remind myself of one of the more vain rewards of the process as I sipped more of the liquid.

    Since meeting my goal I considered sharing my before/after but it seems that if someone is willing to share their pics they are "rewarded" by their images being displayed for weeks, even months until another person finally feels like sharing. I don't seek that much exposure. I'm a private person but knowing how much those pics helped me I feel newbies may be missing out on a comforting resource. Even I would be willing to share if I was assured the pic wouldn't be in a featured space displayed for longer than a set max like maybe a week, tops. Perhaps, the folks who administer this most helpful site would consider a tweak to their procedure thus affording those among us who are more introverted to better support the newbies. After all, there is a mechanism to reset the # of post/person data, why not replace the features before/after pic at same time? If no new pic to share, a meme encouraging others to share could be posted.

    Just a suggestion.

    PS I applaud those of you that do post your pics! Thank you.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Annie
    Surgery date
    10/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ryan Heider
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
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    Default Re: Before/After Pics

    I don't care about my photos being up long or short, although I have posted them.

    Many of you have seem my highest weight (240), and me at half that weight. I'm still intrinsically the same soul either size.

    At 68, I don't post swimsuit photos although I actually have a cute one that looks fine. Just not something I would have posted even at 18.
    [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 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Sally43's Avatar
    Surgery date
    09/26/2019
    Surgeon
    Patrick Smith
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    Aug 2020
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    08-18-2020 01:57 AM
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    Default Re: Before/After Pics

    Somebody makes pics while doing it???


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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Annie
    Surgery date
    10/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ryan Heider
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Last Activity
    10-12-2020 05:28 AM
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    NC
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    Default Re: Before/After Pics

    I posted mine when I hit goal, and honestly, never paid attention to how long it shows....I kind of figure you see me once, well...you've seen me.
    [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 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Annie
    Surgery date
    10/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ryan Heider
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Last Activity
    10-12-2020 05:28 AM
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    NC
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    Default Re: Before/After Pics

    Sally, the photo's can be uploaded to your profile on your tab. To see someone's, click on their name and choose profile; then it tells you whatever they said about themself and has a tab that says before and after photos. This is my link https://www.gastricsleeve.com/forum/member.php?u=46373
    [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 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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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
    Yesterday 06:15 PM
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    Auckland New Zealand
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    Default Re: Before/After Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Sally43 View Post
    Somebody makes pics while doing it???
    I took progress photos as I went along. I haven't posted them though. The difference is astounding. You forget what you looked like before surgery.
    I also kept a pair of jeans that were tight before surgery. Now I can just about fit my whole body into one leg. A fun reminder of why I decided to be sleeved.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Annie
    Surgery date
    10/05/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Ryan Heider
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Last Activity
    10-12-2020 05:28 AM
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    NC
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    Default Re: Before/After Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiGal View Post
    I took progress photos as I went along. I haven't posted them though. The difference is astounding. You forget what you looked like before surgery.
    I also kept a pair of jeans that were tight before surgery. Now I can just about fit my whole body into one leg. A fun reminder of why I decided to be sleeved.
    I still don't quite recognize me in the mirror - not so much the weight as suddenly a little old lady is looking back at me. A healthy, trim little old lady. No longer feel (nor I hope look) matronly!
    [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 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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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
    Yesterday 06:15 PM
    Location
    Auckland New Zealand
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    Default Re: Before/After Pics

    Annie - you most certainly don't look Matronly!
    You are just beautiful - inside and out x



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