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40s Male VSG Starting HW 255, SW 244 5 Day Post Op 229.

Diabetes and sleep apnea was my main motivation for getting the surgery done. The pills and everything associated with it, just became too much and totally just took over my life. I wasn't getting any younger and dieting was showing any long-term success needed to be productive. I thought about... READ MORE

Low BMI Co-morbidities

Hi guys! I'm 32yo and my BMI is 35 however I developed sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I really needed to do something about my situation fast. I had my sleeve done at Kim Bariatric's. Dr. Hien Le was my surgeon and she was amazing!! She's very... READ MORE

23. Obesed. 250. PCOS and Sleep Apnea. VSG.

-BMI 39 -5.7 -250 -United Healthcare -Requirements 6 month diet nonconsecutive within the last 2 years Mental Evaluation EGD Medical Clearance And informational meeting -Sounds like a lot but honestly it hasn't been - I'm nervous I've been dealing with my weight since I was an adolescent (I... READ MORE

32 Y/o, 2 Kids, 36BMI

I live in Texas, I love to eat, especially tacos! I work fulltime as a pediatric RN. Over the last several years my weight has slowly crept up and I am currently at my all time heaviest (245lbs). I am fairly tall, 5'8" so even mentioning gastric surgery has gotten me a ton of flack since... READ MORE

1st step, with many more to go!

Looking to get back to my Post Army weight, feeling better, and looking better. My main goal is to feel better. I'm really more focus on that issue. Currently dealing with high BP, aggravated bone spur, sleep apnea, and typical fatigue for someone overweight. My goal is to reach 245lbs,... READ MORE

I Am Mrs. Deshawna Sanchez Strungys 42 Yrs Old Looking Forward to Gastric Sleeve Surgery - New York, NY

When that day comes in in June to get VGS I can get rid of hypertension, foot spurs and hopefully to lose 95 lbs from being at the weight I am in is 209lbs. This only thing and I tried everything nothing works and this hypertension,sleep aphnea and the foot spurs is making my life as a battle... READ MORE

30 Year Old with One Child, Is This Right for Me? - Houston, TX

Hello, I am a 30 year old mommy of one son. I have struggled with my weight since college. My highest weight has been 240 and I am currently weighing it between 226-228... Did I mention I am only 4"11?! When i mention surgery people are alarmed because "You don't look that heavy", or "You carry... READ MORE

Getting my Sleeve on Monday - Puerto Rico, PR

Hello community: new to this website. I'm a 43 y/o male with sleep apnea, HBP, DM type 2, gout and asthma. I'm 511 and at the beginning of the journey in early July I peaked at 314. Currently I'm in day 5 of the all liquid diet and it sucks but is doable. I been struggling with weight for more... READ MORE

32 Y.o, Mother of 2 Boys, Tired of Being Obese and Unhealthy

I have struggled with weight issues, Most of my life. After my second child my weight just kept climbing. At about 280 lbs I decided to have the lap band a year later in 2009. I did lose a lot of weight and got to probably 190 lbs, but I was SICK. I always vomited and it just seemed to get worse... READ MORE

I'm40yrs Young,I HaveChildren,I Use toBe EnergeticUntil I GainedThis 312pounds,hopefullymy WeightWill Be inthePast! New York, NY

I use to love to dance and play sports, I was the biggest kid in the park, I'm a child at heart,I was always average weight until about 30yrs old,but now,being g 312pounds, I'm lazy and it doesn't help my either!Can someone please answer me these 2 questions,I've been smoking about 3 cigarettes... READ MORE

40 Years Old, 3 Teenage Children, Ready for Change - Voorhees, NJ

For the past 15 years I have struggled with my weight. I have used Weight Watchers numerous times, hired personal trainers and nutritionists, exercised, tried different nutrition "techniques" (intermittent fasting, high protein diets, low carb diets, cleanses, etc.) but every year I continue to... READ MORE

Jumping the hoops for Gastric Sleeve surgery. I could really use some support/advice. - Slidell, LA

I am a 47 year old married mother of 2 boys. One is grown and the other is 13. I formerly had the lap band and did well. I lost 80-100 pounds. I had major trouble (multiple infections and slippage of the band) I finally had to have the entire system removed after the 3rd infection. I was... READ MORE


I will be 57 this summer. I'm currently scheduled for the sleeve surgery on 5/31/16. I was always fairly slender until I had kids (3 kids are now grown). Also, after having my thyroid removed, a hysterectomy and quitting smoking, my weight has skyrocketed! My highest weight was 293! I... READ MORE

Getting Gastric Sleeve in Less Than Three Weeks!! Camden, NJ

Hello everyone! I am finally getting the gastric sleeve procedure done on February 24, 2016 (in less than 3 weeks!!) Am I nervous? YES! However, I have one of the best bariatric surgeon in South Jersey. Dr. Mark Salcone of Lourdes Medical Associates in South Jersey is going to perform the... READ MORE

48 Y/o 4 Children Sleeve Well Worth It - Dallas, TX

August 2015 weighed in at 202 then diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and obesity. Although I've struggled with my weight in the past, never to the extent of these diagnoses. Started walking got down to 196/197. Joined nutrition class got down to 184 then stalled for months... READ MORE

Mom of Two Wanting to Improve my Health. Considering Mexico for Sleeve - Mexico, MX

Recent dx with sleep apnea, GERD. 255lbs 5'3. Goal weight 175lbs. Bariatric surgery not covered by insurance. Considering getting sleeved in Mexico. Any suggestions for Mexican surgeons. Did research dr Ortiz at OCC and dr Alvarez. Cost in Us in my local area is about $13000. Dr Alvarez is... READ MORE

Veronica Miller 43 Have a 20 Year Old Son - Southfield, MI

This has been a long journey for me I started in April I had to do a six month diet plan so far on my own I have lost 65 pounds changing my eating habits around I still have 180 to go I have done every thing my doctor and my nutrition have ask me to do I have sleep amnia have to sleep on my... READ MORE

33 Y/o Married with No Children..ready to Lose. Richmond, VA

I have started the process for the gastric sleeve surgery. I have 2 more supervised diet and excerise visits with my doctor before my info will be submitted to Cigna for approval. If all goes well I expect to have surgery in December. So far I have had my psychological review and sleep apnea... READ MORE

31, 4 Kids, Ready to Be Me Again!!! Mississippi, MS

Hello All!!! I've been on this site since 2010 & have finally decided to take the plunge & get the sleeve done!!! My regular weight has always been between 125-130lbs. I had my first son (6lbs 13ozs) & bounced back, no problems! 4 years later I had my second (9lbs 11ozs) & it... READ MORE

My Late Start!!!! Mother age 26, 400lbs 1 kid, BMI over 50 Stockton, CA

Well Where Do I begin. My name is Melanie and I started my journey last year for my gastric sleeve. I've always struggled with my weight literally my whole life from 6 being morbid obesity. Never been a heavy eater or a snack person but i always seemed to just pack on weight. When I w a small... READ MORE

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