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  1. Thread: tips??

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    Re: tips??

    You only need to stay on the clear liquid diet fro four days. the Shakes will be fine from now on. You will find it will take you all day to finish one though. Good luck on your journey.
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    Re: Will I ever get a good nights sleep?

    You shouldn't be in any pain now. Every one I have spoken to about the pain has said it was gone after the second or third night in hospital. I'm sure it will be gone very soon. Hang in there, sleep...
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    Re: Considering resleeve

    Hi Olga. Sorry to hear you have to have it re done. Could you please let me know what your surgeon says about why it didn't work the first time.
    Good luck!
  4. Thread: Not new

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    Re: Not new

    Lol.I welcomed you anyway. Welcome back
  5. Thread: All aboard

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    Re: All aboard

    Welcome Pugsley. Not long now!!!
  6. Thread: Vitamins

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    Re: Vitamins

    Hi Miockett.
    I was given multivitamins for post op. The pre op diet you are on should have all the necessary vitamins in it, (optifast in Australia)
    After the surgery your body doesn't absorb...
  7. Thread: Insurance????

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    Re: Insurance????

    While I was in hospital after my op I met a woman who was with Navy health Insurance. She said that she only had to pay $500 excess. Worth wile looking into. I had never heard of them but sounds like...
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    Re: Sydney Surgeons ? Ideas?

    Hi Doreen
    I had Dr James Chau. $18,500. I paid with my Superannuation as the way I was going I wouldn't live to the age of 65 to see any of it anyway. After the surgery i did receive a check for...
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    Re: question!!... "im hungry"!!

    Hmmm that doesn't sound good. After two weeks I really struggled to get just my fluid in. You must go and see your dietitian asap. My dietitian said I could eat a cup at a time if I was able, but I...
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    vaginal odour after surgery

    I have been speaking with a couple of people whom I work with that have had gastric sleeve surgery. We were all sitting at lunch today with our womens health nurse that comes in once a month. We were...
  11. Thread: Please help

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    Re: Please help

    There are so many protein sweets ,chocolates out there that have heaps of protein. I wish i liked sweets, because I'd be getting all my protein from them. If I were you I would try some Atkins chocs....
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    Re: Woooooo pre-op diet

    In Australia we use Nutrichew chewable vitamins. They are specifically for after bariatric surgery. They are very high in all the vitamins you need. You can't buy them at a health store anywhere, you...
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    Re: Would you do this?

    Hi Skibabe
    Before my op I was a one and a half bottle of red wine drinker every night. I have a very high tolerance for alcohol and a very stressed job, it was the way for me to relax. I realised I...
  14. Thread: Post op blues

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    Re: Post op blues

    Oh that's awful, I hope you get better really soon :}
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    Re: Constipation Help Please

    Benifiber. Comes in sachets and is tasteless add it to all your drinks. Works wonders. Just helps you go as normal.
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    Re: Officially on the list!

    Hi Tabby5
    Im so excited for you congratulations on making a huge life changing decision for the best. Its a good thing that you joined this forum so early because here you can ask anything and I...
  17. Thread: what to drink?

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    Re: what to drink?

    I can't drink water anymore? I drink Powerade zero sugar and has electrolytes in it to keep you hydrated in case you don't get to drink enough, which I never do. If you don't get Powerade in USA I'm...
  18. Re: I'd like to explain why protein is so important....and why at times it isn't.

    Thanks very much for your post. Very interesting and helpful.
  19. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Seriously I was in hardly any pain from day two. Don't be scared, its the best decision you will ever make in your life. That is if you are ready to work hard on changing your eating habits. Good...
  20. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Wow four days tot go before your life changes. Keep us informed and welcome : }
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    Re: Does anyone regret having the surgery?

    Thanks for that. I found it on amazon. Will give it a try.
  22. Re: I am an old sleever nearly 3 years post op and put on weight

    Yeh ... Good on you Mezza. You are truly inspirational. Thank you. : }
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    Re: Does anyone regret having the surgery?

    Thats a really good point because some people think it's a magic fix but it's not, it's still hard work and you really need to be mentally ready for the challenge. Thanks for sharing your thoughts...
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    Re: Returning to work

    I could have gone back after a couple of days but I was on xmas holidays. They say two weeks though.
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    Re: Does anyone regret having the surgery?

    Thanks so much for sharing your story Katrina. Just goes to show there are risks, although minimal that we hear of things can go wrong. I am so sorry for your suffering and I do hope you recover soon.
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