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    Re: Anyone still throwing up??

    How are you doing now? I also have that food "Getting Stuck" feeling and throw up about 50% of what I eat. I'm 2 years out.
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    Re: I kept my dinner!

    Katrina,
    We need to compare notes.. I also throw up just about anything I eat with some exceptions. Chips, cookies, pie, cake, Protein shakes, poached eggs,ect. all stay down.. I also have acid...
  3. Re: Need help Having problem keeping food down.

    I also had H. Pylori bacteria before surgery. I haven't been tested post surgery for it but I'm 2 years out and throw up a lot. I also have GERD and take a prilosec every morning and night. I...
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    Re: Throwing up after eating.

    I'm 2 year out and also throw up about 50% of meals.. Particularity when I eat out. I have found that certain foods make me throw up and others don't. You need to keep a food journal of everything...
  5. Thread: Hair loss

    by PokerGuy
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    Re: Hair loss

    it varies by person. My mom had minimal hair loss.. my sister had none and mine fell out in fist fulls starting at 3 months and lasted until 6-months post op.. I lost a lot of weight very fast which...
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    Re: Gain weight before consult?

    Go to mexico. They don't require you to be morbidly obese to have the surgery. I had a BMI of 32 at surgery.
  7. Re: Why do ~90% of this forum's members seem to stop posting after their surgeries?

    We move on with life.. Our weight no longer rules our thoughts and our lives.. So, we don't think about coming here and posting.
    It's been a 16 months post op for me and i don't even think I used...
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    Re: VSG Surgery in One Week... Want to Cancel

    Everyone has second thoughts.. 95% of people that have the surgery as SO glad they did it.. The only regret is that they didn't do it sooner.. Please get it down.. You will be so happy.. You are...
  9. Thread: Meat and gerd

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    Re: Meat and gerd

    I also have bad acid reflux/gerd. I was sleeved 1 year ago. I have taken 20mg of PRILOSEC/ omeprazole in the morning and another 20mg at night for the last year.. Just recently cut back to 10mg...
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    Re: Something you wish you new before

    I hair started to fall out at 3 months and kept coming out in handfulls until about 6-7 months. I also was bad early on with not taking bioten and all my vitamins. My mother and sister took their...
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    Re: Surgery is EXPENSIVE

    She is wrong- It can't be that expensive. If they are really charging your insurance company that I would find another doctor. Just tells you they your Doctor is a theif.
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    Re: Something you wish you new before

    depending on how much weight you loss you will probably need skin removal surgery to look your best.
    I lost 50lbs and wasn't overweight for a long time so my skin bounced back and I didn't need it....
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    Re: Surgery in Mexico Post-Op care

    I'm a year out from my surgery and just went back to TJ to have some lipo and a few touchups(from a different surgeron) But Almanza is building his own hospital with attached hotel. The hospital is...
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    Re: Possible revision due to gs complication

    Me too.. I'm 8 months out. I started to have acid reflux about 5 months before my surgery. Then after the surgery is go really bad. I take a omeprazole / Prilosec one in the morning and once at...
  15. Re: Hi Y'all....serious questions for Mexico sleevers.

    You will be fine.. don't stress.. Dr. A has a great group of nurses and support down there. They will give you all the information.

    PG
  16. Thread: Cash or Card?

    by PokerGuy
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    Re: Cash or Card?

    Insurance doesn't cover the Doctors in Mexico.
    People go to mexico and have it done there for several reasons.
    1. Insurance won't approve you for the surgery because you are not obese enough.
    2....
  17. Thread: Cash or Card?

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    Re: Cash or Card?

    I was cash.. My mother and sister also went with Cash. it's really not a safety issue. Just don't pull it out until you get to the hospital and you will be fine.
    They give you the cash discount...
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    Re: My second journey

    Congrats!! I'm thinking I may have a hiatal hernia. It Looks like Almanza did you original sleeve. what made you choose Lopez for the 2nd surgery? just wondering.
    PG
  19. Thread: Surgery Soon!

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    Re: Surgery Soon!

    You will totally forget about food after surgery.. Hang in there!1
  20. Thread: Surgery Soon!

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    Re: Surgery Soon!

    Congrats on taking the big step.. You will be so much better after.. The first week is hard but it gets easier day by day.. Ask any questions you have all the pros here.
    PG
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    Re: 4th month post-op Photo.

    congrats on your 4 month anniversary! It should be getting easier for you now.
    Good Luck
  22. Thread: New guy

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    Re: New guy

    I think the OP was saying he gained all the weight back once the band was removed.
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    Re: 5 days Post-Op and Struggling a little bit

    Also want to point out that everyone is different. I had to try like 5 different brands of shakes and favors to find one I could stomach. I couldn't handle the ones that were "Foamy" I found one...
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    Re: 5 days Post-Op and Struggling a little bit

    IT will get easier.. You say you are having trouble with the protein shakes? You are only 5 days out.. Most surgeons have their patients on clear fluids for the first week. Maybe you are going to...
  25. Thread: One Week Out

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    Re: One Week Out

    I had the same thing.. continued bleeding not in the stomach but in the cut through the abdominal wall. Had another surgery the day after . Didn't affect my recovery. Good luck.
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