Welcome guest, you have 1 message! Register

7 Visitor Messages

  1. View Conversation
    Thanks for checking in. What's been going on? Glad you are feeling better. I'm dealing with a kidney stone and lack of appetite. Trying to push fluids but nothing tastes right. I am down almost 40 lbs from my highest weight. It's definitely give and take! xo
  2. View Conversation

    I would love to hear BOTH the ups and downs of your surgery. I'm going to need all the support, I can get. Lol- REALLY!
  3. I am 2.5 days away from it being 3 months since my surgery! I am happy to say I am down 53 pounds and counting! Honestly, the first 2 months were HELL for me. So many times I thought death would surely come knocking for me! I was SO weak and EXTREMELY nauseous! Nothing helped. I cried many times over how miserable I felt. About the beginning of August, I finally turned a corner. I give some of the credit to a wonderful prescription drug called Diclegis which I only found out about because one of my daughter's is pregnant and was suffering from EXTREMELY HORRIBLE severe nausea and her doctor prescribed this for her. I finally tried it and I noticed a BIG difference. So I was able to get a prescription. I'm telling you... it really helped me turn the corner and start to feel better because I was finally able to EAT!!! Now when I say eat I'm talking about 1/2 cup of food or less... Lol. But that brought my energy level up and without that extreme nausea I was up and at 'em! I can go out every day and run errands, do shopping, etc. without feeling like I'm dying! I will say however, I am constantly thirsty. I got a metal insulated cup and I take it everywhere! I'm looking forward to the rest of this adventure of discovering my true self. Best of luck to everyone!
  4. View Conversation
    Hope you guys are doing well. xo
  5. View Conversation
    My surgery is not until July 3rd and for some reason I am a little nervous today? I can't seem to find any recent posts about experiences with Dr. Almanza. How was your experience with the pre/post surgery? You were in the new facility, right?
  6. Sorry it took me so long to reply; we have been on the road. We drove to San Diego from Alabama. After the surgery we had to drive to BYU Idaho to get some of my daughter's things from campus. We are now in Texas on our road trip returning home. We both have actually felt pretty good. Our stitches will come out after we get home and some are really itching. The Post-Op diet is really hard... especially on the road. We have had the best success with smoothies and soup. We are both looking forward to having more.

    How are you doing?
  7. View Conversation
    How are you and your daughter post op? How was your experience in Mexico? Wishing you all the best and hoping to hear from you 😊
Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 7 of 7
About Shortchicks2

Basic Information

About Shortchicks2
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
cooking, quilting, road trips
Registered Nurse
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Mario Almanza
Surgery date:



Total Posts
Total Posts
Posts Per Day
Visitor Messages
Total Messages
Most Recent Message
08-22-2017 06:29 AM
Total Thanks
Total Thanks
  • Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Total Welcomes
Total Welcomes
  • Welcomed 0 Times in 0 Posts
General Information
Last Activity
08-22-2017 01:09 PM
Join Date

1 Friend

  1. kre8drms kre8drms is offline

    Gastric Sleeve Member

Showing Friends 1 to 1 of 1
No Recent Activity
View Shortchicks2's Blog

Recent Entries

2 Months Post-Op

by Shortchicks2 on 07-20-2017 at 03:25 PM
Let me start off with the fact that I am so happy that I finally invested in myself and had surgery done! I was lucky that one of my daughter's was able to have the surgery done with me. She is doing great and bounced back right away and returned back to work as a Vet Tech with little issues. I have not been so lucky. I have little to no energy and feel nauseous most of the time. I know that this is from my very small intake. My daughter and friend who had the surgery at the same time are taking

Read More


Before and After Photos

Shortchicks2 has not uploaded their before and after pictures yet. Please check back soon or send them a PM and ask them to upload them.