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    13 months headshot

    Thank you. Coloring the hair helps but that has been consensus, a very nice little addition to the smaller size, indeed. Cheers!
  2. All is well. Reached my goal weight, maintaining well. Happy with good support system in place.
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    9mo 116lb loss

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    Before and after progress
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    12/29/16 VSG day of surgery and 5/29/17 Memorial Day to remember!
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    2 months progress

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    Left image from 2/26/17, right image from 12/28/16 (day before VSG) 48.5lbs down image to image.
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    2 months post op surgery 12/29/16. About 63 lb difference between 2 images, even though I don't see that much gone.
  8. Same here. I had my surgery Thursday and I was immediately hiccuping, which was painful to say the least - since I was still on no liquids it was due to the gas in my system. My answer was to get up out of bed or the chair and go walk. Even if just to the end of the hall. It was persistent for the entire first night and then went away slowly over time. I used to make fun of my sister who hiccups when she eats finger foods. Well, I wasn't laughing Thursday night.
  9. This is all invaluable information! At the risk of being redundant I thought I would share a few notes as I am currently 4 days post-op. I'm a pretty strong guy, my pain threshold is good - that being said, even if you have a high threshold, don't push the envelope with pain meds. If the scrip is every 4-6 hours, stick with those numbers. I found out the hard way. You don't have to feel pain in order to manage pain. Tough one to wrap my brain around but very true. It's important to consider that when you are experiencing abdominal pain it is hard to move around and you most certainly will need to overcompensate with other body parts and muscles to get situated. No one is going to suggest becoming an elite athlete during the pre-op phase, but get some resistance bands - work a little on your core and your upper body so that you can help yourself and be more independent. I know it has made a difference for me. All in all I feel good. As long as I am managing my pain. So far I have zero regrets and I HIGHLY recommend Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Dr. Nagle if you are in the market. Cheers! (**lifts Premier Protein shake)
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    HS Jersey

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    May if fit again soon.
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    Cubbie pride

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    Cubs Rule

    Thought I would get the pre-op photos up. Surgery is in 14 hours!
  13. Probably around 315 here.
  14. By all means if people have certain experiences, share them. I'm referring to posts I have seen from people who are literally telling people they will starve and their hair will fall out, etc. While I am new to this forum I am not new to the internet, a troll is a troll is a troll. There is a right way and a wrong way to make a statement. Misery can find company elsewhere. I envy your courage for going through this without all of the resources we have now, it is scary enough as it is. Thanks for replying and best of luck with the revision.
  15. That's great! Congrats and I sure pray for smooth sailing but my mind is open. Cheers.
  16. Are the Cubs not the World Champs this very moment? So, like em or not, they rule - even though I was speaking only for myself. Glad you've had success.
  17. Hi there everyone. I'm a 42yo male from Chicagoland. Great information in these forums, especially for the newbs. I just got my surgery date today so I am stoked. I look forward to learning from you all. P.S. If you had a bad experience, please save your comments. I am going to rock this, sorry if you can't or didn't or won't. (Had to add this, saw a few posts that really shocked me, trolls in a forum like this is unacceptable).
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    1 year Plus