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    Hi Laural...

    I am just about to update how last week went but thought I would drop a quick note to you first.

    It went very good...really got me thinking about what I put into my mouth a lot more than I was. I ended up loosing 4lbs so I am now down to 170. I am going to try and do it again this week and see how things go.
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    Hiya - thanks for dropping by. Cravings are weird now, I do get them but not as often and they are easily satisfied so that's good. I haven't spoken with Fran in a while but keep up with her posts and we are linked on facebook so get a sense of where she's at. Like lots of people on this site, I think once we're further along the journey we all fall out of touch a bit.

    Hope you're doing well. You look lovely in your photo. How's your losses going?

    Amazing to think this time last year we were all just contemplating surgery - actually I think I didn't start thinking about it properly til mid August.
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    Hello sis, look at you! Gorgeous xxx

    Hope you're keeping well. Love your profile pic, you look amazeballs as we say in Leeds

    I'm still moving in the right direction. Slow & steady. I've booked a holiday to Corfu next year (planning & re planning my finances) we all need something special to look forward to. I have friends there & it will be nice to surprise them.

    Lots of love & hugs xx
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    ended up going to my cardiologist this past Monday (family doctor took too long to get back with me) he had me go ahead and come off of it..I feel so much better
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    Thanks for you msg about my photo! Congratulations on your progress - you look great!
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    Hi Laural!
    I just read them message you left me. That is a difficult question because I've had four procedures done and I work for Dr. Niebles. But, if you tell me which procedures you are looking at getting, I would be more than happy to get you a price. Of course, having a combination (usually two) is always the most cost effective way to go.
    Also, prices in Mexico change all the time, so the price now is not necessarily the price 3 months from now. I can only get you a locked in price for 60 days. That's not to say in 60 days, it is going to increase, but it could...funny thing about Mexico is it could decrease, too!!!
    Anyway, I've had tummy, arms, breasts and full face with neck. Dr. Niebles has done ALL my surgeries, His is great at all of them, but his expertise is Face and Neck Lifts. There are about 5 gals on this Forum who I have sent to Dr. Niebles. Here is my business email...Christy_BeautifyMe@hotmail.com
    I had my sleeve by Dr. Almanza in Sept 2011, then my tummy and arms July 2012 (I was at goal), my breasts in October 2012 and then face January 2013. I love all my results! I would not promote Dr. Niebles if I did not have personal experience with him. Email me and we can discuss and plan for your Plastics!!!
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    Thanks! I feel like a million bucks! You are doing great also. It's so nice to have a place I can talk about my surgery since I have only told a few close family members.
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    Laural..quick question..I am having a hard time 10 post op drinking the protein drinks..and the heartburn is terrible (just switched to Prilosec today)...I've felt tired and week since this past
    sunday..my doctors office told me to watch my blood pressure (on meds still) I've lost 15lbs so far and they said I may need to come off of it that that could be causing me to have low BP causing the tiredness and weakness...did you experience any of this
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    I've sent you an email. I'm not on the site so much any more. But I do get messages.

    We will definitely keep in touch , we have a bond & connection not many people can make & I appreciate your friendship so much

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    Awwwwww thank you
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    How long did you have the stomach swelling? Were you gasy?
  12. Hi Laural!

    How are you doing?

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    My pre opt is going ok Its gotten better as the days have gone by Thanks for the support I really need it
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    Hello my sister how are you doing?

    My weight Los is slow, but it's happening. I've just been to my friends baby shower & I haven't seen her since xmas & she can see the difference. That will do me just fine thank you lord!

    I have very few food problems, red meat must be cooked absolutely perfect medium rare, pastry causes dumping syndrome so I avoid pastry items unless they are teeny tiny.

    I still have bits of chocolate as & when I fancy, but have noticed I don't want it as much any more.

    I was in a crash in my car last week no injuries, but more money to pay for my deductible but hey it's only money just means I pay less off my card.

    I've had a couple of episodes when my blood sugar has dropped low & feel faint. A banana & piece of chocolate works well.

    I have to remind myself that this is a long term change & weight loss for life not a race like on the biggest loser! I am already a winner (loser) ha ha ha!

    I've stopped worrying about my credit card debt, it will get paid eventually, just some months will pay less, I have my priorities & yes it's ok to change them from time to time.

    One day in the future , I'm going to come & meet you in person & we can talk forever & I can give you the hug you deserve for being my friend & support. I can't tell you how much the kick up the bum helps! yes I needed it.

    Things will all work out the way they are meant to be in the long run.

    Lots of love to you, big hugs xxxx

    My sister sleeve xxx
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I am married to my best friend for the past 30 years. I have two grown children and 4 grandchildren. I am passionate about Labrador Retrievers, in fact I volunteer for a rescue. I love aqua aerobics and beach cruising on my bike.
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Highest Weight: 279
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Finished my Pre-Op with my Dr. today...

by Laural on 09-19-2012 at 08:51 PM
I am so excited I might just pee my pants. I start the pre-op diet tomorrow! As crazy as it sounds, I am looking forward to the pre-op diet because I know I am that closer to my surgery. Plus, I have one of the best looking Dr.'s around!


I simply am in love with my husband!!

by Laural on 09-09-2012 at 08:16 PM
I want to scream from the roof tops my love for my husband. He has supported me in every decision that I have made regarding my weight loss tries. When I approached him to discuss getting the sleeve he was true to form and wanted to learn more about it and decided to go to some of the support groups at Cedars with me. Once we both had gathered our information and the decision was made, he is 100% on my side. He knows that I need to get to a healthy weight to live the rest of my life.

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Excercise after Surgery

by Laural on 08-12-2012 at 05:21 PM
How soon is excercise allowed after surgery? I do water aerobics and biking.

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Picture BEFORE 276.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 194.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 09/28/2012

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