7 months Post Op. Feeling Amazing - Houston, TX

I had the sleeve procedure on Dec 10, 2012,...

I had the sleeve procedure on Dec 10, 2012, recovery was hard. I had this massive gas in my shoulder and back area for a week after surgery. I couldn’t drink anything because it made the pain worse, so, I ended up back in the hospital for a day for re-hydration and pain meds.

Overall I have lost 25 pds and feeling so much butter. I hit a plateau right now. I am going to start working out Monday. I have a very busy schedule work 2 jobs so I am very tired most times but I really need to work out.
I am feeling really blue; has anyone else felt like this?


Hi Cramirez,

We'd love an update on how you're doing! I hope you're well!


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Good work
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can anyone give me some good ideas about pre-surgery
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Well, had my 12 week doctors visit yesterday....

Well, had my 12 week doctors visit yesterday. Blood work came back good. Current weight is 138.8... sooooooooooo happy I have dropped 3 dress sizes. I haven't taken any pictures but will update soon. My mood has gotten better. I have received a lot of compliments. :) Super Happy.


Hi Camirezz22 I notice that the cost of the surgery was $3,500 was this the entire cost or your co pay as part of your insurance? Thanks.
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Thanks for the update. Congratulations, you're doing great! You look awesome in your photo!

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138pds 3 months post Op.
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4 1/2 months down. My current weight today is 128....

4 1/2 months down. My current weight today is 128. Super happy. Hair is falling off it's massive. I am taking my vitamins and trying to eat as much protein as possible. I'm not complaining I have a lot of hair so it works for me.

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I am 128 pounds today. I couldn't be happier. This...

I am 128 pounds today. I couldn't be happier. This is has been the best experience of my life. I wouldn't change it for the world. I am currently wearing a size 4. I was a size 14-16 4 months ago. So happy!!!!

I am losing a lot of hair but I have so much as it is that it doesn't bother me.


Was the price you paid without insurance?
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I feel your story was a Godsend. I was thinking of doing plastic surgery at my weight of 180lbs because I have failed since 2006 at losing and maintaining weightloss. I then thought this is it you will never be thin just cut it up or cut it off. I started having proems securing a date for plastic surgery. Then I decided just give up this is not meant to be your journey. I have not read of any one with a low bmi having gastric sleeve. Now I read your story and feel this is it. The answer. Get to my healthy weight . The do plastic surgery. Thais for the inspiration
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Hi Cramirez, You look amazing! You must be so very pleased with the results. The hair loss worries me though, because I have so little to start with LOL. Please keep us updated with your results :)
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7 months post op :)

Well, it's been 7 months since my surgery feeling great I am 123 pounds. Doctor says everything looks good to not loose any more weight. I told him I wanted to loose 10 more PDs.

I'm so happy :)


you look great!
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I was 197 lbs day of surgery. I am currently 7 months post op and down to 128. I doubt I will ever see 110 lbs, but I will continue to try.
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I'm 110 PDS YAY!!!!! So happy. 1 year anniversary Dec 10, 2013.
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