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Sleeve success stories ????!!!!! need to hear postivies on this surgery...

on 8/7/12 3:25 pm - florence, CO
OK so a recent screw up at the surgeons office is leaving me with a sleeve rather than a bypass ! i am freaked out becasue I have not heard very many success stories with the sleeve there more of things along the lines like " i have only lost 25 pounds in 1 year" and things of that nature so please tell me your story to help with piece of mind !!! I am 8 days pre op ! 
Cindi A.
on 8/7/12 3:33 pm - Vancouver, Canada
VSG on 11/26/12
 If I were you I would just browse back through this forum for a couple of days. Tons of posts about progress. Before and after photos and long term success stories here. Every day new and informational stuff is posted. It's invaluable information.

You can also search the forum. Try typing in "surgiversary" and you will get a list of posts from people celebrating their successes.

Welcome to the forum.


Surg: Nov. 26/12 1st Goal: Lose 100lbs Reached Feb. 14/14 New Goal: 135lbs

on 8/7/12 3:37 pm
 My husband had his surgery on June 5th and has already lost 74 lbs. I had my surgery June 6th and I am down 43lbs.  We love our sleeves and are thrilled we made this decision.  We are both expecting to hit our weight loss goals by time we reach 6 months post-op.

Best of luck to you on your journey.
on 8/7/12 3:57 pm - NJ
VSG on 03/08/12 with
Tomorrow will be 5 months for me and I'm down 66 lbs. I probably won't hit goal for a few months but that's ok with me. I couldn't be happier with my choice.

  4' 11" HW 218 SW 214 Original Goal of 125 in 8.5 mos Lowest Weight 119 CW 133 Trying to get back in the 122-128 range 


on 8/7/12 4:11 pm
 I had my sleeve surgery in December 2011. I have lost 82 lbs. I have about 25 more to lose to get to my goal.  I have already gotten to my surgeon's goal.  I have had people ask me if I would do it again and I said I definitely would.  
HW 248  SW 232  CW 159  GW 145
VSG Surgery 12/12/11
on 8/7/12 4:25 pm
Seriously? I've never heard of anyone losing so little with the sleeve. It seems the majority of people on this board have been very successful. That sounds more like the lapband... Regardless, my surgeon is seeing very similar stats with the sleeve as he does the RNY. I don't think you have anything to worry about, but since it's not your first choice I would read around here. It will definately make you feel more comfortable with this.

Revised from band to sleeve on June 6th, 2012. Lost 48 pounds on my own in the 4 months prior to revision. 

on 8/7/12 4:31 pm - Canada
i am in process of going through revision from lapband to sleeve wondering if you can message me and let me know your experience if you dont mind need some info about what to expect thanks
skinny cat
on 8/7/12 4:41 pm
VSG on 01/08/13
About a week back I posted asking VSG vs bypass(you might be able to find the post). Everyone *****sponded told me they picked the VSG over bypass because of the malabsorption issue and complications. I have been researching and found there are not nearly as many complications with the VSG. The malabsorption with bypass only helps with weight loss for the first two years or so and then you are left with malabsorption with no benefit. Also, I have read that bypass people can gain back weight easier because the part of the stomach that is left is the stretchy part, whereas with VSG, the stretchy part is taken off. I have read about many many success stories with great amounts of weight loss. Because of what I have read on this forum and what I have learned, I have decided not to get the bypass, which insurance pays for and to pay out of pocket to get the sleeve. Hopefully your mind will be put at ease. Good luck with surgery!
on 8/7/12 4:41 pm - Mansfield, TX
VSG on 11/22/10 with
Check out my ticker below.  It's a fabulous choice and I do not regret it for a moment!  Do LOTS of research between now and your surgery so you know how to eat (drink actually for a while) post-op.  Congratulations on the screw up!  It's going to be the best thing that ever happened to you...


Goal Reached in 12.5 Months
HW: 274   Pre-OpW: 266   SW: 254   CW: 125  GW: 145

You must permanently change your lifestyle if you want your weight loss to be permanent. You can do it!

on 8/7/12 4:53 pm - florence, CO
THANK YOU ! TO EVERYONE PUTTING YOU OPINION IN :D I am actually kind of happy no that they made this mistake its great to know that this surgery is so successful ! CONGRATS to everyone on this journey it is seriously your progress that is easing me to go with this procedure
on 8/7/12 4:57 pm, edited 8/7/12 4:57 pm
In my Program, I see a the range......

Elina- lost 100lbs. in 6 months

Jimbo- lost 350lbs. in 24 months

I lost 190lbs. in 13 months


SW 338lbs. GW 175lbs. Goal in 11 months. CW 148lbs. WL 190lbs.

          " To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art "

                                      VSG Maintenance Group Forum

                                           CAFE FRISCO at

on 8/8/12 8:19 am
On August 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM Pacific Time, frisco wrote:
In my Program, I see a the range......

Elina- lost 100lbs. in 6 months

Jimbo- lost 350lbs. in 24 months

I lost 190lbs. in 13 months

actually dude was less than two years...but who's counting?  Lol! 

JIMBO...  350lbs! lost!.....  TRIPLE CENTURY CLUB!!  HELL ...YEAH!  
MY  VSG......KICKS ASS!                                                                                                                                                                                      

 I  am   6' 2"    

on 8/7/12 5:59 pm - North Richland Hills, TX
VSG on 02/08/10 with
I was sleeved 2.5 years ago. I lost 98 lbs in 9 months and the best part is I've been maintaining my loss for over 18 months. Absolutely LOVE my sleeve!!
HW: 228/GW: 140/CW: 134    
on 8/7/12 7:00 pm - MD
I'd be THRILLED if I were you that I was getting the has been the BEST decision of my life!!!

I started at 315 on November 1st....I'm 185lbs now and 25 lbs away from GOAL!!!

130lbs GONE IN 9 MONTHS!  Just stay on this forum for a few days you'll see MANY posts of folks that have hit their BIG weightloss goals in less then a year!


HW- 315
SW- 288
CW- 185
GW- 160
on 8/7/12 8:58 pm - CA
Lots of success stories on this board. I've all my excess weight and this past few months have lost a few more pounds. I am weighing around 118 most days. Check out my ticker below. I love my VSG and my size 2 jeans!


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.HW-276  ReferralW-258   Lost 22lbs pre surg   SW-236   CW-124.6


on 8/7/12 9:59 pm - CA
VSG on 02/21/12
Well I made it to goal in 3 1/2 months. Granite not everyone loses as fast as I did however I showed it could be done and I am down 170's and currently 15lb's below my goal.

Follow the rules and results will follow. The Sleeve is an INCREDIBLE tool and will be with you for life. You get out of it what you put into it.

Heaviest Weight: 330 Goal Weight: 175 Current Weight: 150
"Hit Goal in 3 1/2 Months!!!"
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'M POSSIBLE!!!"
"No one said it was going to be easy, but it will definitely be worth it"


on 8/7/12 10:28 pm
VSG on 04/11/11 with
I won't go into the mess-up.. until you you actually ON the table and sedated.. you can choose to get what you want. It may be hassle, or delay.. but you are in control of that.

But that said, I chose this as a self-pay- and I looked deeply into all 3 effective surgical choices (DS, VSG, RNY) and chose this one of all avail to me.. and they all were something I could do as self-pay.

I am very satisfied with my choice! It gave me exactly what I wanted (and nothing I didn't).. which is just what I needed. 
on 8/8/12 5:18 am
VSG on 12/21/11 with
Surgery December 21, 2011 . . .Started at 236 lbs . . weigh today 134
Went from size 18 to size 5/6 pants
2XL shirts to L and some M

Love my sleeve
On the journey to something new . . .     

on 8/8/12 5:42 am - Frisco, TX
VSG on 11/07/11 with
My 9-month surgerversary was yesterday. To date, I've lost 127 lbs.