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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by PAMELA WALLACE, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    Having sleeve
     
  2. Melissa Copen

    Melissa Copen New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Location:
    Elkton, MD
    Hi Pamela,

    I am new here too! I am having the Gastric Bypass.
     
  3. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    So when are you having your surgery hun?
     
  4. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    The sleeve Is definitely a disciplinarian. I have a stomach full radar. I know when I have no choice but to put the food away. Also keeps me eating the healthy stuff. I just can't seem to get along with shales unless they come from McDonald's. I'll work on that. Anyhow, it's not a bad choice over all. May your journey be a success.
     
  5. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    so the sleeve does work for you? I keep weighing my self I don't see a change but everyone else does,,I just heard that the sleeve you lose not as fast as the by pass so was just wondering why they make the choice maybe its health reasons.
     
  6. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    780
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Welcome to the both of you, you will be glad you found this site it has been a life saver for me and many others, there is so much info here from people just like you new and old, if you have a question, someone will have an answer, good luck in your journey
     
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  7. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Welcome to the group Pamela & Melissa :) I hope you both get comfy here and that your journey's ahead are successful!

    Typically your right, sleeve patients tend to lose weight slow and steady, bypass patients tend to lose some, pause, then lose some more, and switch patients tend to lose fast and steady, as it is the most progressive of the three types. Obviously there are those that aren't typical, and some that encounter complications or lose at different rates.

    As for the difference between surgery types - sleeve, bypass or switch, that's kind of a complicated answer :p Some of it is insurance based, some of it is medical necessity based, some of it is preference of the surgeon based and some of it comes down to the choice of the patient. I think it is completely awesome that all are typically successful regardless and so interesting to read about and learn from others on here!
     
  8. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    thank you pixx that's good info I just didn't no if 1 was better than the other or what was the real on any of it,I don't like the idea of losing first cause if I could lose it then I wouldn't need the surgery,and of course I would gain it back,I had treatment last year September 2016 and lost a lot of weight,but then when done with the chemo I gained it back plus some, I'm trying really hard and I'm not going to give up, maybe I should go ahead now and do a straight liquid diet to lose the 17 pounds,,your very helpful thanks.
     
  9. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Yes, the sleeve works. Not as fast as I like but it is definitely working. All of my pants are too big. But I an not sure when to starr shopping. I expect to lose more weight over an extended time. I think all at once is wishful. Also I need to keep up with exercise to try and avoid alot of loose skin. Process sometime goes slow but for the life of me I'm glad it's at least going. :D
     
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  10. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    I totally get the 'when to shop' thing :( I ended up having no choice, so I got a pair of 'in between' pants I guess? I can't make myself buy any more, I'm no where close to where I want to be and I wash the heck outta those jeans! I do have some lounge pants I wear around the house that I can cinch up and have made due so far. Best problem ever! :)
     
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  11. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    780
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Belts are wonderful lol, I got a belt that I can cut and resize so I don't have to keep buying those too lol, happy shopping
     
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