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    You did It!! Todays is rebirth, we say good bye to the old you and welcome the new one. You will forever be changed. Prayers sent. Will look forward to hearing from you when you get home from the hospital. Take Care my friend you'll do great.
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    I want to wish you good luck and a speedy recovery on your surgery.
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    Adkins and Muscle Milk work for me...there are probably various opinions on those but like I said...my activity level makes it work. I neglected to tell you that I make my own also with my Nutri-Ninja. Vanilla protein powder, strawberries, spinach, blueberries...heck, taste and invent your own. I also will put some protein powder in my coffee or sprinkled unflavored powder in my soup or on salads. Be creative...Skinnytaste and Pinterest helps me too. Keep up the fight and enjoy the ride!=)
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    Hahaha Lori...yes, I feel your protein shake pain. I've had to go to Muscle Milk and Adkins...which is to die for! Neither is probably optimum but my exercise regimen is so rigorous that it's a-ok for me. I've also become a fit-bit junkie and that helps keep me motivated and focused. I've sweet talked Tam into joining the craze and she's kicking butt=)! Good for you my friend...keep moving and if you get the fit-bit bug....you know who to call!!haha...MOI!
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    Can't tell you enough how your activity is going to help you tons post surgery. I did the same thing pre-op and post op I got off the bus running! Good luck to you and blessings to you during surgery. The first few days suck big time, after that the world is yours my friend. Take care and we'll be here for ya....Alvin
  6. Insurance Approved Monday March 6, surgery date is set: March 23, 2017! (possibly the 24th, will find out this Wednesday.)
  7. 25 pounds down. Surgery date is approaching!
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    Im 5 days post op and still have alot of pain in upper left quadrant. Did anyone else still have pain like this?
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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have not had a gastric sleeve.
After many years of unsuccessful dieting and failures, and feeling as the Yo-Yo Queen of dieting, my doctor suggested the gastric sleeve. I have RA, high bp, high sugar/A1c that's elevating at every lab testing over the past 2 years, sleep apnea and fibromyalgia, hypoglycemia and a few other gems I would rather lose forever! I have the appointment with a bariatric surgeon, have already been to my 1st nutrition class and now on their diet, and see the surgeon in January (after the seminar I must attend next week). I am scared, but hopeful. It's my last resort. I'd love to see my grandkids grow up. Our insurance company has been very helpful and I found a surgeon from our provider directory that my primary care doctor said has a good reputation. So I am feeling good about it all. Here's to a BRAND NEW year in 2017!
(When I signed up, I MEANT to write DesertGal but apparently my typing was too quick and hence, the name DesrtGal. Also, my surgery date is an estimation...seeing I was told by insurance it would be about 3 months to have it done.) Hopefully it will happen in March!
Las Vegas, NV
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Housewife and mom.
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Dr. Teng
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