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Starting to Get Nervous - Niagara Falls, NY

Hi, my name is nicki and I'm 25 yrs old and for...

Hi, my name is nicki and I'm 25 yrs old and for the past 2 yrs I really been thinking hard about getting the sleeve gastrectomy or the gastric bypass Im really leaning forward towards the sleeve though I weight 310lbs n I'm 5'6 (I know fat)ugh I been trying to get the weight off.I have never been this big I have two children and I wanna be able to run and play with them without having to stop because I'm so tired n out of breath so fast someone please help

The beginning

This is me on June 23 2013

time is ticking

So today I go a speak to the physiologist.n tomorrow I get the ekg. almost there still,don't have an exact date for my surgery but hopefully when I go back to see dr.pham on the 12th of this month I will... Nervous excited anxious
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Hi how is everything going im from buffalo ny and dr. pham is my doctor i am getting the sleeve i am awaiting my appointments i have to surgery date yet. How is everything going>
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Hi Nicki, it's good to read your review, I don't have a date for surgery yet as I'm in the UK and the surgery is government funded, so they tell you when you're coming in, but I hope we can all support each other. I'm twenty years older than you and I wish I'd done it when I was your age! Good for you.
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Has anyone heard anything on posner? He's the only one my insurance covers. Just starting out. Thx
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Hi Nikki, I'm glad you have taken the step to do something for you and your health...Hang in there!
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I agree with cardwiz. The first day is the worst then its all thinner and lighter from there. Good luck :)
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i had the sleeve on 7/8/2013. the first day is pretty rough. use the pain meds and get out of bed as soon as possible. walking really helped. i could only walk less then 1/4 mile around the hospital floor but was able the walk a mile on day 2.
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thanks for the comment. how are u doing snce the surgery? do u have any regrets? how long did the pain last? how much weight did u lose so far? im so anxious to have my done already..
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I have no regrets....things are going well. A little slow but did not know what to expect. Today is day 31 and I have lost 19 lbs since surgery and 44lbs since I started the entire process back in January. The pain lasted for about a week where I needed pain meds. After that I could feel some pain but not enough to continue the meds. I returned to work after 3 weeks. Good Luck with you procedure. Please share your progress!
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Hi Nicki, Welcome!

Have you spoken to any doctors yet? I was also going back and forth between the sleeve and bypass and I eventualy decided on the sleeve, which I will be having in September.

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I have I'm actually going for my last appt that he schedule me for which is the ekg I have to go July 30 n then ill have to speak to Dr.pham for an appt for surgery he thinks I should do the sleeve
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The sleeve definitely is less risky that the bypass and can always be converted to a bypass, at a later stage, if needed.

Do you have any idea of when your surgery might be scheduled for?

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Some where in September
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We might end up having it around the same time!

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