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  1. Thank you all for the well wishes. Sending good wishes back to you.
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    Congratulations!! Good Luck on your NEW Journey, wishing you a Speedy Recovery........
  3. Wishing you well in your journey and gods speed! I don't have my surgery date yet... but getting close! Will look forward to your posts! Blessings, Cat
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    I hope surgery went well! I hope you have a speedy and safe recovery!
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    Wanted to stop by and let you know I hope everything went well today and hope you have a great recovery. I will be there thursady and be sleeved friday super excited
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    Best wishes to you. I don't have a surgery date yet. My first day here. So I will watch you closely. We are beginning a journey together. Prayers your way.
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    Sending prayers for your quick recovery. Many blessings <3
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    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!
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    wishing you the best for your surgery, keep us posted on your recovery
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    Good Luck!
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    Just wanted to wish you luck and quick healing for your surgery tomorrow! I will be there Sunday for my Monday surgery. Here's to getting healthy! :-)
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    lcome to this site. I hope you ask many questions and do a daily read on blogs and forums they answer many questions.We
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About Outside My Cocoon
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Struggler of weight and body image since birth it seems. Finally, at 45, accepting of myself and my body but worried about future health issues that weight may cause. Love my husband and son more than life and want to be with them and active for many years to come.
Sunny with four seasons
Reggea and music in general, DIY house projects, Gardening and landscaping projects, Giving back
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Almanza
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Nutrition made easy. My biggest challenge since surgery solved.

by Outside My Cocoon on 12-04-2014 at 11:17 PM
The biggest concern and most challenging part of my journey has been whether or not I am eating the right things in order to keep me healthy. I had my surgery in March 2013 and I have lost a whopping 72 pounds. I love how I feel but I am worried that long term I am not getting what I need. I recently ran into a company that offers FOOD that is packed with nutrients. Food! So far I kept hearing that I need to drink this liquid vitamin or take this pill. Fill in the diet with this shake. Honestly,

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Shedding the cocoon

by Outside My Cocoon on 03-22-2013 at 03:20 PM
Well today it has been officially a week. Amazing the difference in pain. Almost none at this point. Still learning my body. Is that stomach pain or gas? Yes it is gas! Not sure how long that lasts but hope its not permanant. I left the house at 234. Had surgery at 232, their scale. First week weigh in 224. Can see it yet and stomach is still bloated but all is well. Working so hard on getting this water in. I know my first complication will be kidney infection for lack of water if I

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