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    Re: Serious concerns tmi

    I didn't have a cycle for over a year before surgery and once I had surgery boom there it was. Didn't have one at all in the month of October. I see you just had surgery on the first of October so...
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    Re: Scale Victory!!!

    Way to go Pam!!!
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    Re: Antibiotics

    Sandra where do you find oregano oil? My mother constantly has bronchitis and upper respiratory infections. Just got over a bout of pneumonia.

    Kindle I understand completely!! After watching...
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    Re: Antibiotics

    Kindle clindamicin was exactly what my husband took. Several months and hospital and doctors later he was finally over it. Bless him, even now he gets nervous when anyone mentions an antibiotic.
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    Re: Antibiotics

    Probiotics and antibiotics are fine. As a matter of fact everyone in my house takes them now. Especially when on antibiotics. My husband, who never gets sick, took a strong antibiotic for a staph...
  6. Re: 4 1/2 weeks out 6lb weight gain in week

    You need to get at least 64oz of water per day.
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    Re: Still on the fence

    I was only 2lbs heavier than you when I started this journey in 2015. I had my surgery July 20th of this year and I'm already down 50lbs. No one can make this decision but you and everyones journey...
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    Re: Day 11-up 6 lbs??? Help

    The first cycle I had after surgery I gained almost 10lbs of fluid. So yeah that's probably the problem. Don't obsess over the scale right now. For almost 2 weeks every month I actually stop...
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    Re: New member

    I've been very lucky so far as far as hunger goes. It really hasn't been an issue since I got sleeved. I will be 3 months postop on the 20th of this month. I get that I could eat feeling but not...
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    Re: Meds, Barf, Help Please!

    Never crushed mine. Was swallowing pills right after surgery
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    Re: New member

    Hello and welcome Jeff. This is a wonderful site full of information. I had the sleeve on July 20 of this year. I'm down 50 lbs already!! This is a wonderful tool. But remember it is only a...
  12. Thread: Nausea

    by Donna Rudewick
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    Re: Nausea

    I get nausea if I eat or drink to fast. Also early on warm drinks helped with spasms. Heating pad helped as well. To this day I can't drink plain cold water. Makes me nauseous. Plain water has...
  13. Re: What do you do when you've got the "munchies"?

    Girl I know what you mean!! Sometimes I want to just eat for the sake of eating!! But I want to eat junk!! This usually happens once a month. TOM. Hate it!! My house sparkles at least 1-2 weeks...
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    Re: Is my pouch stretched?

    I agree with Sandra3. Soup never fills me up. But I also measure just in case I overdo it. Which I have done several times and regretted it. The biggest thing and hardest is learning to eat till...
  15. Re: How does your new tummy feel like? Does it feel "normal"

    There is no "void" feeling for me either. The only feeling that truly reminds me is the restriction I feel when I eat. I use to be able to just eat constantly now I'm not able to do that. After...
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    Re: Junk eating after the sleeve

    I was horrible at self control previously. But, I worked on that after surgery. I started my journey in November of 2015 and had surgery on July 20 2016. I used the time to develop better eating...
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    Re: Old Timer - Sleeved 10 years ago

    Welcome!! Wow, sleeved 10 years ago!! How have things been going for you?
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    Re: Coming up on the 4 week mark...

    I haven't had heart burn since surgery but have had 2 episodes where I've woken up chocking on acid reflux. Both times were because I had liquids an hour or less before going to bed. Congrats on...
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    Re: Do you feel like you are starving?

    I has absolutely no interest in food the first few weeks after surgery.
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    Re: My surgiversary!

    Amazing work!! You look fabulous!!
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    Re: Vitamin recommendation

    I take centrum for women, b complex, and biotin
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    Re: Soft food phase

    I did a lot of purees. Also refried beans with cheese. My favorite night time snack was sugar free pudding
  23. Re: Real hunger vs acid in the stomach- how can you tell?

    Oh my!!! I'm so sorry you are going through this. I wish I could give you a hug right now. But I want to tell you, you are not an ogre. You are not disgusting. You are a wonderfully made mother...
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    Re: Beginning the Gastric Sleeve Journey

    Welcome and congratulations on choosing the sleeve. I can honestly tell you this has been the best thing I've ever done for myself.
  25. Thread: Newbie!

    by Donna Rudewick
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    Re: Newbie!

    Congrats on your loss!! May I suggest not eating solids till around weeks 5-7? I know everyone is different but I think being on purees or soft foods like eggs and cottage cheese would be easier...
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