I Had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery

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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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2014

    I had my sleeve in July of 2010

    so I'm nearly 5 years out. I'm down 130-ish pounds from my highest ever weight and about 105 pounds from preop. Maintenance is the real challenge. I have to be honest about what I'm eating and drinking. Denial leads to regain. I've maintained my loss and even had a baby in 2013...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 11, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Feb 3, 2013

    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
    Nov 23, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

    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
    41-45, F
    Sep 30, 2013

    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
    41-45, F
    6 Responses May 8, 2013

    I was sleeved 7/21/15.

    ... As of today I am down 35 lbs... I am ready to be eating real foods again. Even if it is just a bit or two. I got 1 more week and then I will be able to eat food food like fish, meat, beans, ext.
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    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
    41-45, F
    Jul 24, 2013
    zafa zafa
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    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
    1 Response May 24, 2013

    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
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Aug 29, 2013

    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

    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
    16 Responses Aug 20, 2009

    I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on

    11-06-13. I started my weight loss journey at 315 lbs, and in a side 26 jeans and a 4x shirt. I am now very shy of being under 200lbs my size 16 pants are big on my and i am wearing an xl shirt. i can cross my legs under my desk. I can bend over and crouch down without getting...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    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
    46 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Jul 17, 2013

    I had my sleeve done in 2013 to date I have

    lost about 140 lbs. I began my little journey at 305 lbs and now weigh in at 165 lbs. I was wearing 26/28 jeans and wore 3 tops. I'm happy to say that I now wear a medium to large top and 12/14 jeans. I never dreamed this new me would bring so many other changes to my life. I...
    Cardecy70 Cardecy70
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    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
    1 Response Aug 31, 2013

    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

    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
    9 Responses Oct 3, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Apr 14, 2010

    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
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Aug 4, 2013

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2013
    dirtymind29 dirtymind29
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    I am trying to have VSG

    and would love any help you could send my way. Thank you from a desperate sleeve needer.go fund me dot com /needsasleeve
    needasleeve needasleeve
    36-40, F
    Jun 30, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 21, 2014

    I Had A Sleeve Gastrectomy 4 Weeks Ago

    sueminty sueminty
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2013

    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
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2013

    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
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jul 5, 2013

    Getting Ready For Weightloss Suregery Evaluation

    Well I have an appointment to meet with the surgeon, February 11th 2013.Wow it takes a lot to just get that far. I have had weight issues for about 15 years now. I am 50 years old. My highest weight was 252 pounds, current weight is 240 pounds and I am 5 feet 8 and a half inches...
    healthyandstrong healthyandstrong
    1 Response Jan 30, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2014

    I am 66 years old had vertical sleeve surgery

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

    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
    1 Response Sep 17, 2013

    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
    4 Responses May 7, 2012

    I'm getting the sleeve surgery soon.

    Hopefully in April at latest. I know it will be very difficult, but worth it. I can't wait to be healthy again and have energy. I want to stick around for my husband and especially our son. He's my world. I don't want him to lose his mom. I can't wait to be active with him also...
    graysmom07 graysmom07
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery With One Little

    Incision Obesity can be a medical condition a result of excessive fat gain, which poses a grave hazard to health to persons, and sets the inspiration for a selection of debilitating diseases including diabetes, hypertension and heart problems. Bariatric obesity surgery is a...
    greatvisionking greatvisionking
    26-30, M
    Feb 13, 2015
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