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    Just popping by to send best wishes for your surgery. Please ask all your questions on the boards as there are heaps of people to help :-)
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    Thank you! Surgery went well and recovery is going better than expected! Good luck on your upcoming surgery also and let me know how it goes.
  3. Once again thank you Ann2 trust me I have that problem of always pleasing everyone and not putting myself first. I do appreciate your advice.
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    You're welcome.

    I assume you are talking about my First Surgiversary post?

    Protip: Nothing about WLS will change life's stresses. The best thing I could suggest you do is learn how to say, "No, what you're wanting me to do is not going to be good for me. So I'm going to have to say no to your request," or some version of that to family members, employers and random strangers who want you to act just as you have for decades -- putting everyone else's needs before your own. You don't have to be rude. You can be polite and express all kinds of regret that you just can't meet their demands / needs. It takes practice. Some people won't even notice you've changed. You will actually wind up being able to help some people better because you've improved your own health and abilities.

    Please ignore this advice if it's not an issue for you. As "tough" as I thought I was, I've learned (through therapy) just how much I ignored my own needs, while trying to make everyone else's lives easy-peasy. A lovely way to live, but it just about did me in.

    Anyway, sorry for a sermon you didn't ask for. Maybe you don't need it at all. But if it rings a bell in your world, just think about it.

    Very best wishes to you. And welcome!
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by erc70 on 09-13-2018 at 05:06 PM
Hi everyone, I have been gone from this post for a few weeks now. Just life getting in the way. I am 3 months and a half out after gastric sleeve. I am down 27 lbs since surgery day. I did not experience losing my appetite at all, I still crave sweets, mostly chocolate and ice cream. My NP told me I was doing okay for weight loss but I feel that I am going pretty slow. Do any of you deal with a very sweet tooth and if so, can you give me some healthy ideas? Also, I was having two protein

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Buyers remorse?

by erc70 on 06-13-2018 at 07:54 PM
Hi,. I am only 12 days post op, I am now allowed to eat solid foods. The problem is that I don't know what feeling full should feel like. I think I can eat more than I am supposed to be eating. I have read post from other sleevers who can only eat half a yogurt, yet I can eat the whole thing. I am afraid I am doing this wrong and I will gain it all back. Did I make a mistake getting this done. My anxiety is kicking in and am so worried.

Gas pain and fullness

by erc70 on 06-04-2018 at 03:35 PM
How long does that feeling of bloating and fullness last after surgery. Can't seem to find a comfortable place to rest. Stomach feels so blown up.

tomorrow is the big day

by erc70 on 05-31-2018 at 09:46 AM
Okay, so it's finally here. I was fine all week. Now I am so nervous and scared. I hope I made the right decision. I am worried about how my body will react after surgery. I had a surgery a few years ago that left me pretty sick for over 6 weeks. Can someone please give me some words of encouragement. thank you in advance. I really need this forum today.

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