I'm Ready to Be Sleeved! - Long Island, NY

I have always struggled with my weight. I...

I have always struggled with my weight. I wasaalways the chubby one out of the group and as we grew older I just became the biggest one out of the group. Now that I'm married with beautiful children I still dont feel as happy as I should about myself. My weight is a constant thing with me. I tried it all and done it all and it falls off in pieces and returns in chunks. My husband loves me for who I am and does not want me to change. Im 4' 9" @ 186 lbs and used to beable to hind it well, but now not so well. I think this is the right tool that I need to help me make a better life for myself and in turn for my family. So in short just like mr Im ready to be sleeved!!! Let the journey begin......

My big day was Monday the 19th!!

I had my surgery on Monday and it started off with some difficulties. First I was poked eight times trying to get my IV in. My suggestion to all drink tons of water the day before. But onther then that everything was a blur into Tuesday. After a days rest and off the morphine I was able to walk and talk much better and was able to go home Tuesday night. I have a bite of bloating and discomfort but other than that Im doing well. Im thinking positive and looking forward to my healthy new life. Let's all keep moving forward! !!

Two weeks out!!

Wow I'm two weeks postop already. I still can't get enough liquids in about 20oz on a good day thats with water,soups and shakes. I also have a half a yogurt. I spoke to my dr. And he said that it is fine; in time I will get the 64 down. As long as I try to increase an oz a day it is ok. I'm a bit sad because I thought I was going g to lose weight a bit fasted then I have been doing. I only lost a few lbs since being sleeved, but again its only been two weeks and I can only walk as a form of exercise. So I have started to increased that a bit. Other then that I'm happy and feeling good. My clothes are becoming a bit lose and I smile everytime I have to adjust them. I went out with my family to eat and sipped on my propel water while everyone had burgers and fries. When some members noticed and asked why i was not eating; my brother and sister laughed and said she is on a see food diet. So I told them all I was sleeved as I worried they would say negative comments, but they smiled and made funny jokes about it and was very happy for me.
No negativity, just was happy that I was happy with my decision, supportive and moved on. Lol one cousin wanted to know how that was going to affect him when he comes to my house. My husband said "oh your out of luck now buddy she does not cook all that food anymore so no leftovers. Lol im blessed and so happy that I choosed to be sleeved! But if people can tell me how they have been losing the weigh, please I would be grateful to hesr some suggestions or advice! Any tips or tricks ???

Five weeks post opens and loving it!

I was sleeved on 5/19. Weight loss has been going slow, but ok with it for now. At least it will give my skin time to play catch up. I hit a stall or two, but still feeling good about myself and my choices. Wish everyone on this journey a healthy and happy one.
Stony Brook Bariatric Surgeon

I had my surgery done by Dr. J. Angstadt at Mercy Hospital in Long Island NY. It is a great hospital and they make re you are well prepared and you also take a three hour course prior to the day of your surgery. It consists of information from the pre-liquid diet to your recovery at home. They also check on you prior to the follow up visit and Dr. A. is great!! He listens, there is no rushing and he makes sure you are comfortable and completely understand the importance of what your About to do and what you have done. In two weeks time my incisions have already lighted and decreased in size to tiny slits. I am very happy with my choice in doctors, hospitals and the sleeve.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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