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    Wonderl JOB!!!!!
  2. You are probably in the worst spot. You are wearing down from malnutrition and your stomach is swollen so getting in fluids is hard. I can tell you the more you can drink the better everything will be. And the more protein you get in the next two weeks the better your energy will be. The swelling is going down as you read this, if you can tolerate put an ice pack on your stomach.

    Good news Dr Gandsas was happy with your progress. He came into our support group meeting last week. That was my first time seeing him in person. He is shorter than I thought he would be. But seemed very nice.
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    It's wearing me down, I hope I'm crossing a line soon when it's not so bad. Thanks!

    Oh, saw Dr. Gandsas today, he was happy and I was happy, it was a good meeting.
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    Hi Greg, I got a question regarding sipping and gas, I hope you don't mind. Right now, every time I sip any fluid, I get gas. When does this stop? Please say it stops. LOL. Thanks. Laura
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    Love your before and after pics! Keep working your program!

    The world is your oyster!
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    Hi ghost_ryder, thank you for your "welcome". I'm in awe of your courage and success. I stand at the very beginning of my new life. I have made the decision, I have Dr Almanza assigned to me and 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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    Wow Ghost Ryder,

    looking good!!
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    Just noticed that you're 5 months out now. Wow!!! Congrats on the major loss you've had so far!

    I'm super happy for you
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    I'm super excited and cannot wait to take a seat on the loser's bench. Great idea to start doing protein shakes before hand. I think I'll start this week, I'll try out the caramel premier protein shakes...seem to be pretty tasty. Thanks and congrats on your weight loss.
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    Good afternoon. I see that Dr. Courtney Doyle was your surgeon. I'm currently going through the process, can you tell me what the pre-op and post op diet was like? If all goes well, I should be approved in February. I go see Dr. Doyle on 1/18 so I'm hoping to get a date at that time. At that time, my insurance wait time of 6 months will be complete. I'm soooo excited.
  11. Thanks pastr pat. I am doing ok right now. I got home last night and I am drinking broth slowly and minimally. It seems the chicken fat does not agree with me. I have pain issues changing positions but manageable when using a pillow. Popsicles and Powerade zero are currently what is keeping me afloat. Good luck to you in October, you will do great.
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    Ive been following your progress. Sounds like all is well. Us guys have to stick together. Best of wishs. My sleeve will be in mid Oct.
  13. Thanks. I am now more than half a day post-op. It is nowhere near a bad as I imagined. Little pain, no nausea but I have not started drinking yet.
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    Good luck with surgery . Hope your have a speedy recovery.
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    Sending All Good Thoughts and Prayers!
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About ghost_ryder

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About ghost_ryder
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Golf, Computers
Network Engineer
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr Doyle
Surgery date:


HW - 341 - June 1
SW - 319 - 8/23 (-22)
1mn - 286 - Sept 23 (-33) -total 55
2mn - 274 - Oct 23 (-12) -total 67
3mn - 263 - Nov 23 (-11) -total 78
4mn - 252 - Dec 23 (-11) -total 89
5mn - 244 Jan 23 (-8)- total 97
6mn - 238 - Feb 23(-6) - total 103
7mn - 234 - Mar 23 (-4) - total 107
8mn - 232 - Apr 23 (-2) - total 109


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Surgery date: 08/23/2016

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