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I Had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery

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    One Year After and Love My Vsg!

    I’ve struggled with maintaining a healthy weight since I was a teenager. I’ve probably lost (and regained!) 1000 lbs. during my life using every well-known diet method around, and some that were pretty obscure. At my highest weight (282 lbs.), I had high blood...
    lovemyvsg lovemyvsg 56-60, F 42 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    6 Weeks Post-op And Loving Life!

    I had VSG surgery on June 19, 2013. Best decision ever! I know I am still in the trenches and just barely able to eat real food, but I love my sleevy <3 I went through so many emotions in the last 4 months of this process, up and down, is this too drastic, too crazy, am I big...
    SleevedChristie SleevedChristie 36-40, F Jul 24, 2013

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    2 Months Post-op: Does Anyone Else Feel Like This?

    I have to say that i couldn't be more happy with the decision I made to do this surgery. I was just wondering if anyone else has had these feelings after their surgery? 1.) Did anyone go through a period of annoyance when eating out with friends? This has been the most...
    ResaB ResaB 36-40 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    Underwent Sleeve Bariatric Surgery Almost 3 Wks Ago

    Feeling weak, very little appetite and depressed... can anyone relate their experience and when does this possibly pass?
    oritriter oritriter 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Best Decision Of My Life!

    I've recently, at the beginning of April 2013, had the gastric sleeve surgery and I am beginning to quickly see how this has been the best decision of my life so far!! I've already lost 17kg which I'm really happy with, my shape is completely different, but probably most...
    Lentara Lentara 36-40, F 6 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Needed Help

    I am a 41 year old female. I have dieted and exercised my whole life and have for the most part remained healthy. Almost 3 years ago I had to have back surgery and so I have not been able to do what I normally did...so I put on a ton of weight, well what I would consider a ton. I...
    purrpleldy purrpleldy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    I am 66 years old had vertical sleeve surgery

    may 10 2013 have lost 70 lbs and feel great
    jfwjlb1 jfwjlb1 66-70, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    I had gastric sleeve surgery on October 17,

    2013. I had reached a weight of 286 pounds and am only 5'4". Since then I have lost almost 80 pounds. Having the surgery was the best decision I ever made. I have struggled with my weight for most of my life and had tried everything else. I had tried every fad diet out there...
    purplemusicprincess purplemusicprincess 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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    One Month After My Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery . . .

    It has been one month now after my Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery. I'm from the U.S. but currently live and work in the Middle East. Because of the costs of this procedure, having this surgery performed in the U.S. was simply not an option. So I chose to have this procedure done at a...
    yankeeabroad yankeeabroad 36-40 7 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    Awaiting A New Life Style!

    My name is Courtney and I'm 19 years old! My surgery date is July 22nd and I couldn't be more nervous/excited in my whole life! It's been hard to find people to talk to about this and what to expect and I thought here would be a good place! :)
    cclinger cclinger 18-21, F Jul 9, 2013

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    Had A Band, Converted To The Sleeve

    I had a lap band for 3 years until it stopped working for me.  I had the revision from band to sleeve on  11/29/09.  I am 1 month out and to date I've lost 31 pounds.  I am eating a soft food diet with no problems.  I had little pain from the...
    scneaux scneaux 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    I Had A Sleeve Gastrectomy 4 Weeks Ago

    HI MY NAME IS SUE, I AM 4 WEEKS POST OP AND GOING ALONG PRETTY WELL, UNTIL THIS WEEK WHERE I HAVEN'T LOST ANY WEIGHT, I AM STICKING TO THE DIETICIANS ADVICE, BUT NOTHING, I'VE STAYED THE SAME AND ITS VERY DISHEARTENING. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IM DOING WRONG, IS THIS NORMAL.
    sueminty sueminty 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    Life Changing Event

    I started this journey weighing 250lbs at 5'6. I looked into this surgery and found I qualified through Kaiser. On day of surgery I weighed 220...this was 2/8/11. Almost 1 year later I weigh 140lbs. Enjoying my life more everyday and love challenging myself.
    LucyLo4 LucyLo4 26-30 4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy..my New Life Is Around The Corner....

    My name is Iris I am from South Texas and well ever since I was a little girl I was always over weight and for my luck it runs in my family. Well I am now 29 years old and ever since I was a teenager i suffer from Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome...meaning a lot of stuff wrong with...
    irisloveus irisloveus 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    Having VSG

    I'm scheduled to have a hernia repair on the 24th July. The doctor says they can do the sleeve at the same time. (I had my Lap band removed in Feb. of this year.) My boyfriend knows only about the hernioplasty, not that I'm doing the VSG. He's not too crazy about it at all. I'm...
    mymimis mymimis 41-45 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    VSG Surgery

    I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectormy Weight Loss Surgery in May of 2009.  I was 38 years old at a weight of 199 pounds - I was at my highest.  I tried every diet, exercise, colonics, lipo-dissolves, and cleanser there was, nothing seemed to work.  I researched the...
    AvElAn4337 AvElAn4337 36-40, F 29 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    3 Months Post Surgery - What A Difference!!

    After a shopping trip for much needed new clothes yesterday I thought I'd share a 3 month post surgery update because I was so totally shocked at just had much weight and inches I have lost in 3 months. I have gone down 2 whole dress sizes and I even looked at the designer racks...
    Lentara Lentara 36-40, F Jun 29, 2013

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    My name is hailly im 21

    and needed to have this surgery,now that I have im having problems,with not trying to eat what im not suppose to eat.I don't know what to do because I just. had this surgery almost 2weeks ago.and im still craving the same foods any suggestions.
    patnhailly patnhailly 18-21 Nov 23

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    I Had Vertical Gastric Sleeve

    This is parthasarathy from India. My age is 34. This month 4th I had gastric sleeve. Pre op my weight was 132 kgs. After eleven days my weight comes to 120 kgs.
    Parthasarathy2k13 Parthasarathy2k13 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    Am 2 weeks to my surgery

    and am anxious. They say it's a tool and I don't want to disappoint myself. I hope my brain is ready coz my body sure is.
    imani34 imani34 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    3 Years Out..................

    I am three years post op on my VSG.....it was the best decision I ever made. I have gained some weight back recently and I am going to do the 5 day pouch test and try to tighten my pouch. I want to lose 30-40 lbs more. I stopped eating as instructed and began stress eating...
    Curiouscee Curiouscee 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    Surgery Date February 20 And The Nerves Are Starting

    Hi. My date is set and NOW I am starting to get nervous. I'm starting to think about the pain after surgery, will I get enough fluid and protein into my system? I know i will need them to help me but don't want to hear ...you shouldn't have had the surgery. My family said they...
    Riemem01 Riemem01 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    Post Vsg Depression

    I'm 4 months post VSG and have lost 65 lbs. In the interim I've begun suffering from debilitating depression with symptoms of lethargy and fatigue. I also take certain meds that are absorbed through the duodenum and whose levels can be measured with a blood test...
    Slimmer Slimmer 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    2 Weeks Post Op

    hallo fellow sleevers i had my surgery on the 30 may 2013,im in my 3rd week and just started on puree...its all going good----i cant eat all 1/2 cup but trying.i lost 2.5kg in hospital over 4days and then about 1kg a day for 4 days,but in the last week i didnt loose any weight at...
    sleevalisa sleevalisa 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    Food No Longer Controls My Life!

    I had VSG surgey on month ago and it's the most important decision I've ever made in my entire life. As long as I can remember, I've been extremely overweight. Food was my comfort and consolation,  something to turn to when I was bored or lonely, the antidote for every...
    MexiJ MexiJ 56-60 16 Responses Aug 20, 2009

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    Scared/ But Also Happy

    hello everyone my name is Joe. I am 23 years old and I am going to have a sleeve gastrectomy done Sept 12 2013. I am scared but also happy at the same time. I don't know how this will affect me . I am 270 pounds and I am ready for this new life style. I have never been slim my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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    A New Adventure.

    I am two weeks post op. on the sleeve. I could not have had a better experience. Everything was great. I only had to take two pain pills when I got home. That was at night just to rest mostly. I have already lost 14lbs.
    Kdg4kids Kdg4kids 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    Going For It!

    I am shooting to have my surgery the beginning of June. I just need to clear a couple things with my cardio doc first. I'm excited and nervous! Any advice/tips anyone can give who has already gone through it? :) Thanks!
    MidniteAngel75 MidniteAngel75 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    Had Gastric Sleeve Surgery May 8, 2013

    Hello, I'm just excited to share and meet others that have had the sleeve and am curious about your experiences. I'm tolerating my full liquids well. I'm missing guzzling water. If I'm just sipping water, can I ever sip too much?
    Takingcareofme Takingcareofme 46-50, F 4 Responses May 14, 2013

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    I Had The Sleeve Surgery Done As Well

    Hello people my name is Latonya had the sleeve done back in april so far lost 60percent of my body fat..more to go :-)
    Latonya4 Latonya4 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    Im Free

    I had surgery 2 weeks ago. 11/12/13 (lucky day?) I have so many questions for everybody.....is there actually a chat session on here?
    maglet maglet 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    I am planning on having VSG March 2014.

    I have been overweight all of my life. I know about 5 people that have had the surgery and done very well. I also have a great support system that believe that it is a great idea for me. Of course, there are also those that say that I should be able to do it naturally and are...
    amandalee1220 amandalee1220 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Me And VSG

    Hi Everyone...I had my VSG Surgery on October 18, 2012 at an all time high of 287.4 lbs. Today (08/29/2013) about 10 months out I am at 177.6 lbs. The decision to have this surgery was one of the best decisions of my life. There has not been one moment that I have regretted...
    pkstepp pkstepp 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

    I had  vsg surgery in Manchester UK, performed by Mr Basil Ammori. In just ten weeks I have already lost 44lbs which I am delighted about. I'd recommend this procedure and Mr Ammori as a surgeon to anyone wanting a low risk effective solution to weight loss.
    cherrydrop cherrydrop 41-45 4 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    I Had Sleeve Surgery January 6, 2012

    It took me ten years before I was ready to have this done but finally I was. My mother had went through lung cancer and watching all she went through made me realize I needed to get healthy. This was the best des ion I have every made for myself. I gained control and food no...
    Annmarie75 Annmarie75 36-40, F Sep 30, 2013

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    Starting weight : 345 Surgery weight :

    311 Current weight : 225 Goal weight : 130 Total weight gone : 120.
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    7 Days Post Surgery

    I'm feeling good and getting stronger everyday but I am struggling with getting all the fluids and proteins in everyday. Am I the only that finds this difficult? I'm not hungry at all and I am thankful for that! I am losing according to my clothes but I am waiting for my post...
    Adsmimi Adsmimi 41-45 2 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    My Life After I Had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery

    My sleeve gastrectomy surgery was done on August 31, 2011 by Dr. Panduranga Yenemula, MD.  Thankfully I did not have any major complications with my surgery.  My surgery was at 12:30 p.m. and I was in my room recovering by around 3:30 p.m.   The nurses got me up for a...
    jxn0212 jxn0212 41-45 5 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Friend Had VSG And Is Now In ICU

    I have a friend who decided to have VSG. She immediately had trouble after because of the swelling (stricture) above the sleeve. She could not eat anything, vomited, became dehydrated, had to go back to the hospital. She continued to get sicker and sicker and ended up in ICU...
    doreenalice doreenalice 56-60 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    My Weight Loss Journey

    I just had the Vertical Sleeve with Dr Borland in New Iberia on May 20th. Everything with me has been almost perfect. I go for my first pre op visit next week. I am so excited so far. Cannot wait for the results to start showing.
    c1638 c1638 56-60 May 24, 2013

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    I am 35 days post and am

    so happy but the smell of food makes me ill and the thought of eating is worse. I am trying to get my water in and meet my 60 grams of protein in each day. A real challenge! I live on Greek yogurt mixed with protein powder. I need to start exercising. I've lost 30 plus pounds...
    DinaBeth DinaBeth 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    So Happy After Sleeve Surgery

    I had the sleeve done 04/05/2013. 2 weeks prior to surgery my weight 255 , lost 9 during diet previous surgery (2 weeks). Its been 3 month I weight 196 a total of 29 pounds. I feel great, no complications at all. Love it.
    almary24 almary24 41-45 3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    Hello everyone I was sleeved on December 9th

    2013 and thus far it has been the best decision Ive ever made for myself.. Good Luck to all you that have your date fastly approaching:)
    melisafool melisafool 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    My Views On Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss

      I just had sleeve gastrectomy on 15/March /2012. I waited 5 years to have the surgery due to ongoing health proplems with my severe weight problem. When it was suggested I should have the surgery but I was warned that i would have serious health risks and it was a very...
    Delahunty Delahunty 46-50 3 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Had My Vsg 3 Weeks Ago. So Far, So Good

    Had my VSG on 31 January 2011.  Stayed in the hospital 2 nights and then came home,  Haven't needed any pain medication, anti-nausea medication or laxatives,  After 2 Days at home practically all discomfort  was gone.  After many years of starving myself, its actually hard...
    HarperTW HarperTW 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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    Not As Good As I Hoped

    I had gastric sleeve in august of '12. My greatest loss was 75# and my original goal was to lose 120#. I have gained back 10 pounds and am totally frustrated with myself for not doing better with this opportunity. I think I have stretched my pouch by falling back into bad reading...
    DanaA70 DanaA70 41-45 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    My surgery date is 8/16/14.

    .. I have 17 days left before I start my pre-op liquid diet. Ready to change my life. CW/HW: 270
    ilauren18 ilauren18 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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