Sammy D. wrote a blog post 4 years, 4 months ago
185 lbs Gone! Out of the 400's, Out of the 300's! - What a ride this has been! Words cannot describe how much better I feel at 293! Truth be told if I fail to lose another pound this has been well worth it. For those who followed me...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago

What a ride this has been! Words cannot describe how much better I feel at 293! Truth be told if I fail to lose another pound this has been well worth it. For those who followed me pre op and immediately post op my apologies for being gone so long. Lif


Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago

Since I last posted. Boy, life has gotten busy busy busy. I wanted to take a little time to post a short update. I will say as far as the sleeve goes it has been smooth sailing. I've learned my own personal do's and dont's. I've made my share of mistak


Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
6 Week Update... - Woah! What a ride this has been! I must say things just keep getting easier and easier. The sleeve is working great with no complications to speak of. Getting in protein and water ...

Sammy D. wrote a blog post 4 years, 11 months ago
6 Week Update - Woah! What a ride this has been! I must say things just keep getting easier and easier. The sleeve is working great with no complications to speak of. Getting in protein and water ...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Month 1 Report - Today marks 1 month out from my VSG Surgery. What a ride it has been so far! Surgery itself was uneventful with no complications, I have to say the first 3 days were the worst as f...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Month 1 Report - Today marks 1 month out from my VSG Surgery. What a ride it has been so far! Surgery itself was uneventful with no complications, I have to say the first 3 days were the worst as f...

Sammy D. wrote a blog post 5 years ago
Month 1 Report - Today marks 1 month out from my VSG Surgery. What a ride it has been so far! Surgery itself was uneventful with no complications, I have to say the first 3 days were the worst as f...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
My One Gripe... - I have been wearing 60-62 pants (depending on material, cut, manufacturer) Now these pants have been falling off of me. With suspenders it looks like I'm wearing fishing waders. I ...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
A couple questions... - 1. When is it okay to chew gum again? I am afraid of smoking again and have slipped up a couple times since I got back to work. Gum usually helps me. 2. Anyone ever notice that th...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
SV and NSV'S - Thanksgiving marks 3 weeks post op. I am currently on Pureed foods and loving it! This journey is amazing even in such a short time. I wanted to share my SV and NSV's so far with y...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Nausea with Calcium Citrate - Anyone else experience nausea shortly after taking calcium citrate? What causes it and how can i counteract it without zophran or fenergan?

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Someone Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming! - Over 50 LBS GONE! 57 to be exact. I feel like I am dreaming! I'm not even 2 weeks out and already down 17lbs since surgery. Things are getting easier, pain is easing up, walking is...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Hiccups/Burps - seems like I am getting the hiccups quite often (Thankfully not the ones that are constant), it usually comes about when I move. The hiccups are very painful at this point. also i...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Well I'm Sleeved! - I'm alive and well. Recovering pretty slowly but coming along okay. Lake Norman is a superb hospital and Dr. Heider is Awesome. I'll post more about my experience at a later time a...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Surgery Tomorrow - Well I made it to Mooresville NC. Getting settled into the hotel. Off to a church service tonite for special prayer, then off to the hospital at 5:30am for surgery. Not nervous at ...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Surgery Tomorrow - Well I made it to Mooresville NC. Getting settled into the hotel. Off to a church service tonite for special prayer, then off to the hospital at 5:30am for surgery. Not nervous at ...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Loser's Bench Boot Camp FINAL Report - Yay! I made it! Last day tomorrow as I travel to Mooresville, NC for surgery 7am Thursday! I'm thankful surgery is right around the corner. This was most definitely one of the hard...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Loser's Bench Boot Camp FINAL Report - Yay! I made it! Last day tomorrow as I travel to Mooresville, NC for surgery 7am Thursday! I'm thankful surgery is right around the corner. This was most definitely one of the hard...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Repost, but something I wanted to share with my No - THE NAKED TRUTH.... WHY I'M HAVING WLS I decided to write this post as something I could go back to and read when the nerves and fear begin to set in, or when I'm post op facing s...

Sammy D. wrote a blog post 5 years, 1 month ago
T Minus 1 Week and Counting! - This time next week, I should be in recovery room, or wheeled to my hospital room, taking my place on the loser's bench. Realization is just now beginning to set in, and beginning ...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
T Minus 1 Week and Counting - This time next week, I should be in recovery room, or wheeled to my hospital room, taking my place on the loser's bench. Realization is just now beginning to set in, and beginning ...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
T Minus 1 week and Counting - This time next week, I should be in recovery room, or wheeled to my hospital room, taking my place on the loser's bench. Realization is just now beginning to set in, and beginning ...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Loser's Bench Boot Camp Report Day 22 - 10-30-14 Day 22: Still not doing too bad, I will admit, I have not been perfect but I have done nothing to completely derail me. So far I'm down roughly 35lbs. The Optifast is not ...

Sammy D. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Loser's Bench Boot Camp Report Day 22 - Still not doing too bad, I will admit, I have not been perfect but I have done nothing to completely derail me. So far I'm down roughly 35lbs. The Optifast is not only getting old,...
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New Bern, NC
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38.7
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VSG
Surgery
11/06/2014
Surgery Date
Jul 08, 2014
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