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    Thanks Sandra! Yeah, my midsection is where my weight always went. I looked perpetually 12 months pregnant! LOL!
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    Good to know. I get worried about my friends.
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    I forgot you were going on vacation. LOL. So I missed your posts. Glad you had a great trip!
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    Where have you been? Is everything good with you? Miss you!
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    Sandra, thank you much for your personal response. I started taking the Arnicare "Arthritis" tabs this past Saturday, not sure if psychosomatic but I believe I am starting to see some slight improvements. Going to continue to see how it progresses. I have a doc and nut appointment on 3/31 so going to discuss more with them regarding what is an acceptable way for me to add the tumeric into my diet. Like you said, maybe as simple as adding as a spice. My sleeve has not given me any problems so far with spicier foods that I love. Thank you again for your response and have a great week.
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    Thanks for your reply, I am already in touch with other surgeons. My health, except for managed high blood pressure is quite good irregardless of my weight. This is the very reason I did not get extreme about loosing the weight. I'm just too big now to move about comfortably and I am raising a special needs grandchild. I need to live longer and be happy.
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    I don't know why I was denied. I questioned the denial and after a few lame excuses I was told they would talk to the Dr. and get back to me tomorrow. My heart is on the ground
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    Hi thanks for welcoming me and any new friends are greatly appreciated
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    Hi Sandra3, thank you for your "welcome". I'm in awe of your courage as I stand at the very beginning of my new life. I have made the decision to have the sleeve. I am waiting on tender hooks to see if I will be accepted as a candidate. Best of luck to you on your journey!
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    Thank you
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    Thanks a ton S3! I feel like a different person and folks who haven't seen me for a while have no clue initially who I am. Pretty damn funny at times. I'm working hard and appreciating myself for the first time in a while. Thank you for the compliment....Al
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    Thanks Sandra3
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    Thank you! I am very happy with my progress so far!
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    Thanks! First 100 lbs. down. The photos show -70 lbs. as I lost 30 prior to the procedure. I wish I had taken pics when I first started, but I'm excited about my progress and am sticking with it!
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    Hey girl, how are you doing? I am doing great! I am below my goal weight. Last year this time I was counting down the days to go to Mexico and have this surgery done, it hard to believe it is one year already. I pray you are doing good also, keep in touch
    Carleen
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About Sandra3
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
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Asia/France
Name:
Sandra
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr W
Surgery date:
2016-01-20

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HW : 150 kgs
09/02/2014 : 142 kgs 1st apt surgeon
01/20/2016 : 134 kgs surgery
01/30/2016 : 130 kgs 1st post-op
02/27/2016 : 126 kgs 2nd post-op
04/23/2016 : 118 kgs 3rd post-op
07/16/2016 : 109 kgs 4th post-op
10/01/2016 : 103 kgs 5th post-op
01/21/2017 : 98 kgs 1 year post-op
February 2017 : 100 pounds lost in my sleeve journey!

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Swelling going down! transition time!

by Sandra3 on 04-24-2017 at 08:09 PM
I've been back from my long trip (+13h flight with one stop over) 9 days ago and I can see that finally my legs are getting better, the swelling is going down.
But my fingers are still puffy for some reason.

I've been drinking a lot to help with the water retention but it's the first time it takes so long to go away. And I did take my usual supplements so I'm not sure why this time is different. Probably just getting older..

My scale is also smiling. One month

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15 months: last vacation before the big move

by Sandra3 on 04-16-2017 at 08:32 PM
We came back from Australia yesterday at 5 AM, so we are all pretty jet lagged and tired, and I'm very puffy after the long flights.
Our trip was great, we got a lot done but also had a lovely time with our dear friends.

It was great also to be able to find lovely food and cook a few meals from scratch that I can't cook in Taiwan because I can't find the ingredients or if I can once a year it's imported and just crazy expensive. So we had lots of veggies (arugula, spinach,

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14 months: is it over?

by Sandra3 on 03-20-2017 at 02:10 AM
I know my surgeon said I could lose easily until 18 months out but for the past weeks I see for the first time a "floating" pound coming on and off and I think that my weight is trying to stabilize. Before my weight would never go up (unless I was taking a medication) so I notice something new here.

My hubby keeps on telling me I look great and don't need to lose more weight, I really want a buffer or at least be out of the wood (on the BMI side). Not the case right now,

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Taking turmeric to help with tendonitis

by Sandra3 on 03-12-2017 at 10:19 PM
Since we can't take NSAIDs post-op, I decided to try something else that wouldn't affect my stomach.

I did read a lot in the past years about Ayurvedic "healing". I have a friend who goes to India several times a year to do Ayurvedic retreats, it's all about massages, diet, meditation and taking some important supplements. She has several health issues and it seems to help her a lot.

Turmeric is used a lot in India to help with inflammation.
I've been

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Weaning off the PPI

by Sandra3 on 03-01-2017 at 01:23 AM
The majority of sleevers will get a prescription for a PPI after surgery. I started mine the day after surgery (lanzoprazole 30 mg). While it was a huge help because post-op I had some serious reflux almost immediatly, I tried to stop it several times. My surgeon told me to try around one month or later if my first attempt was not successful.

One month out was really too early for me.
At about six months out I tried again, it felt better but then I had a treatment for a virus

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