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Hi. I'd like to create this topic as an area where long-term (2 1/2+ years) post-op gastric sleeve folk can come along to to update where they are at, and for support. I am about 3/12 shy of 3 years post sleeve gastrectomy and am seeking others such as me. I found that the first two years, the first in particular, was unicorns farting glitter. Everything was all good, and I found the gastricsleevesupport site good. Unfortunately it closed down a while back. Lately I have been feeling 'out on a limb', without having anyone I can ask questions of, seek similar experiences and relate to. I have a lovely "sleeve-sista" - someone I met who was sleeved 10/7 before me, but she has had problems with severe reflux, no appetite, and losing too much weight. Lots of support goes out to the 'newbies", but us long-termers don't get any. Along with a number of us long-termers continuing to put the effort etc into supporting the newbies, but not getting it back. But, I am now finding it harder and harder to maintain my weight, or to lose. And I admit that the last month has been bad on my behalf. I have been making LCHF sweeties, and instead of eating just one bit, have been eating lots. = heaps of calories. And the scales and my clothes are showing it. I have been extra fatigued after having severe gastroenteritis about 8 weeks ago, and have been diagnosed as being iron-deficient. Now on supplemental iron, and for repeat blood tests. I know that life does go on for folks post sleeve-gastrectomy, as it did for me and people get caught up in their own lives. Some folks 'drop' out due to embarrassment - either they didn't lose much weight to start off with, or they lost it and gained it. So, I would appreciate other long-term sleevers, to get back in touch, and update - the good, bad and the ugly. All the best,