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    Hi! I am 60 and have a doctors appointment for June 29th my doctor has been talking to me about this since Aug. of last year I am so ready now.
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    Thank you very much only just realised I have a message
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    Thank you for writing to me. I still need encouragement after 2 years too. You have to stay motivated. Work hard in the first 6 months because it falls off then and you don't feel hungry. If you stick to your surgeons notes you will do fine. Sounds like you have a busy life .. That will help you a lot.
    I will try look in more frequently as I need the support
    Take care all the best Hev
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    Hi Cathbas! Just checking in. I appreciate all your feedback. Not just to my inquires but to everyone's. It helps a lot. Hope all is well.
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    Aww thanks cargo :-) how are you getting on ?xx
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    Thanks for your feedback.
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    Thanks. I am working on this now. This forum has been a great support system. I don't believe I am getting the required protein and calories per day.
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    Good to hear about post op early days. I am feeling so scared.
  9. now on my 6th day after surgery and so far all is good..daily things get better and better tho this is not surgery for the week stomached..it is work and even lots of it..paying attention to EVERYTHING..so i put one foot in front of the other and am working on week by week..soon these days will be just a distant memory..but for now..it is what i have to spend my time doing...taking care of me.
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    Hi Cathbas,

    I'm 67. Are you exercising enough. I'm not. Surgery was 4 months ago. I've only lost 35 lbs.

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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
60 years young with 3 grandchildren i want to live long for...been fighting the battle for several years..and a bout with an autoimmune disease and prednisone didnt help much..finally found something to give me the tools to make the life style change i need
chicago area
arts, antiques, traveling
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Dr Rantis
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GOOD ARTICLE: Top 10 Bariatric Post-Op Mistakes to remember!!

by cathbas on 08-05-2015 at 02:41 PM
Quote Originally Posted by Ann2 View Post
For your reading pleasure and consideration.


Saw this on another WLS forum and think it's great!

LoVe Tinmans Mantra..something to remember!!

by cathbas on 04-17-2015 at 05:54 AM
Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
Quote Originally Posted by AlphaLion View Post
tin man are you saying that soda a forbidden drink is ok
I'm saying that if you can drink them, and you want one, then you should. Just don't count it toward the 80/64. Who the heck says that soda is forbidden anyway?

Now, for clarification. I don't drink them, or anything carbonated because it tears my sleeve up. But, if I could, and I wanted one, then I would.

Again..if you aren't drinking sodas because of some caloric or dietary restriction, then

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Love this woman...want to remember what this rock star says!!:D

by cathbas on 04-04-2015 at 02:01 PM
Quote Originally Posted by Ann2 View Post
We have a lot of new folks around here lately asking a lot of new-folks questions as they are trying to navigate their brand new sleeves. Welcome, y'all.

I'm 7 months and nearly 3 weeks post-op. I've lost 81 pounds and have 4 more pounds to go before reaching goal. My sleeved life has, thus far, been a piece 'o cake. I had a great surgeon, no complications, and have amaze-balls support in the form of my husband who thinks I rock. Otherwise, I'm on the down low about having

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I want to remember this post!! Fabulous

by cathbas on 04-02-2015 at 11:37 PM
Quote Originally Posted by Lee6Lee View Post
(Had to share)

"I've been reading this site all day and I am seeing the same things over and over. Folks are stalling, folks are doubting the procedure, folks are looking for someone to tell them that it's ok to be bad...etc, etc, etc......

Look, for those who are recently sleeved, please don't take offense to what I am about to say. You need to keep your advice about diet, exercise, and post op recriminations to your self. You are killing the folks in

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25 days after sleeve surgery and learning learning learning!

by cathbas on 03-29-2015 at 11:46 PM
What a learning curve..
First, i am glad i did this. Second, wow, is there a lot to learn..
My stomach got mad at me today as i had protein shakes, eggs, refried beans today..it was sick of the protein shakes and it was the first day i didnt get as much in as normal. (the tummy said..no way to the last protein shake!
i found myself tired and going to bed early..
so there are Great days, good days and still tired days post op 3+ weeks.
today was a tired

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