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    Re: 3 weeks post-op and going crazy!

    Hi, Dustin,

    Sounds like you have a good support system at home and now have the support of this group which I believe you will find invaluable. Wondering if you have a therapist that could also...
  2. Thread: Superbug! Help!

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    Re: Superbug! Help!

    I also agree with the consensus to go forward with your scheduled surgery. I’m guessing the new location will be under extreme scrutiny for HAI’s (hospital acquired infections) that you will be in...
  3. Thread: Weight Update

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    Re: Weight Update

    Excited to hear your update and hoping I have similar results. Onwards by all means!
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    Re: I have lost 100 pounds!

    Woohoo!! Rejoice in this milestone!

    By the way, two beautiful ladies in your photo!
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    Re: Am I being too hard on myself?

    YES, WE DO HAVE THIS!

    Will be looking for your posts to celebrate milestones with you? Again, remember - baby steps!!
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    Re: Hooray - UPDATE on Kristi2798

    Scary time, indeed, for Kristi and her family. Seems as though prayers are working and sending good wishes and lots of positive thoughts her way. Wishing her a speedy recovery!
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    Re: Am I being too hard on myself?

    Hi, Cassie (aka 2/5 bariatric buddy!)

    Ditto what everyone here is saying. Especially to stop being so hard on yourself and realize that we all have different contributing factors to how quickly...
  8. Thread: Social eating

    by DebF
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    Re: Social eating

    Thanks, Annie! You just inspired me again and probably didn’t realize it. I love to do counted cross stitch embroidery pieces and just found the saying for my next piece, “ it’s not what’s on your...
  9. Thread: 93 days.....

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    Re: 93 days.....

    Annie, congrats on your pending “milestone” birthday!

    I say that as I’m eating my two tablespoons of fat free retried beans and 13 days post-op. Think back to when you were in my shoes and look...
  10. Thread: I did it!

    by DebF
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    Re: I did it!

    Thanks, Christie - so far it’s been an amazing journey with absolutely no complications. I can only hope my experience will be as successful as yours! God bless!!
  11. Thread: Social eating

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    Re: Social eating

    During my pre-op diet time frame we went to one of our local “Cheers-type” restaurants - my daughter and son-in-law were leary about putting me in a position to be meeting up with local friends and...
  12. Thread: Social eating

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    Re: Social eating

    This is something I’ve been wondering about since our family enjoys going out to eat on a regular basis (and I guess we’re just foodies in general). Annie, love your idea to ask waiter upfront for...
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    Re: Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii

    Ahhh, to be writing this from Hawaii instead of the Northeast!!

    I had my sleeve done on Feb 5th in Boston and guess I’m one of the lucky ones - no major pain after surgery just very sore and very...
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    Re: I know: silly, but it freaks me out...

    Very interesting talks - but if I cross a line here with my comments donít hesitate to tell me to go ďpoundĒ sand!!

    Since Iím only FIVE days post-op I canít really relate to what everyone is...
  15. Thread: I did it!

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    I did it!

    Well, February 5th finally came along and my surgery is done. Yahoo! I only stayed in the hospital one night after surgery and came home yesterday. Very sore, a bit nauseous but only occasionally...
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    Re: Non weight loss victory for vsg

    So inspiring and just what I needed to hear with my surgery in two days. BRING IT ON!
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    Re: Phase 2 of my weight loss journey

    Hi, Cassie, we are both scheduled for sleeve surgery on Feb. 5, 2019, just on different sides of the country. I’m also excited to get this over with and begin my new healthy “me” journey! If...
  18. Thread: Floundering!

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    Re: Floundering!

    Sharon,

    As a very recent new member to this forum with a 2/5 scheduled surgery date, you were the first person to respond to my first post and brought the reality of what I was doing into focus. ...
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    Re: Huntsville, Alabama Pre-op Preparations

    Amy, I totally get it! I’m scheduled for 2/5/19 surgery and begin my strict pre-op diet tomorrow (although I’ve been eating healthier and watching my portions for the past month for the most part). ...
  20. Thread: Waiting..

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    Re: Waiting..

    Luckily I’ve never liked ANY carbonated beverages and Crystal Light is my usual favorite drink - especially the grape. I always have Crystal Light packets in my pocketbook so easy to pop one into a...
  21. Thread: Oops!

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    Re: Oops!

    Sorry to hear about this but glad you’re on the mend - a good example of how important it is to maintain hydration after WLS. Haven’t had it yet but soaking up all this info pre-surgery.
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    Re: Finally Made my First Appointment

    Hi, Bob, I’m currently scheduled for 2/5/19 surgery with Dr Shikora (Director of Bariatric Surgery) of Brigham and Women’s in Boston. I’m psyched to have the procedure done but also a bit nervous...
  23. Re: Date is set, read everything I possibly could about sleeve procedure and so ready to go!!

    So, today I had my yearly annual physical with my PCP who originally broached the subject of bariatric surgery - he watched me see-saw on Weight Watchers (twice), Atkins, South Beach, numerous gym...
  24. Re: Date is set, read everything I possibly could about sleeve procedure and so ready to go!!

    Thanks everyone! I can see that the support here on this forum will be very important to me going forward. Just now beginning to tell more family and friends of my decision and it’s funny how some...
  25. Re: Date is set, read everything I possibly could about sleeve procedure and so ready to go!!

    Yup, our lives seem so much alike - looking forward to a second trip to Italy with the necessary stamina to make it more easily along the cobblestone streets and hills of Tuscany! Not expecting to...
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