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    Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Merry Christmas! And to another New Year when losing weight will not be a resolution, secret wish, or whatever term you prefer to use.
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    Re: Greetings everyone!

    Welcome. Few, if any on this blog, have regretted their informed decision. Negative comments are mostly by those who seem to have failed to take a realistic look at themselves and the procedure....
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    As always, an inspiring post.
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    Re: Carbonation question

    Unfortunately,I have had no problems with carbonation. I didn't have any carbonated drinks for about a year post surgery (former Diet Coke addict), then I tried and had no repercussions so started...
  5. Thread: Iím overweight

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    Re: Iím overweight

    Congratulations! Looking good.
  6. Thread: Stem Cell Therapy?

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    Re: Stem Cell Therapy?

    No personal experience but a close friend had knee done. Good as new at age 68.Real game changer for him.
  7. Thread: Tanzanian Safari

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    Re: Tanzanian Safari

    After flying from Atlanta to Bangkok, I vowed never to fly that far again. If I need to see that part of the world, I will sail or do long trip with short segments separated by a few days.
    All my...
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    Re: 2 years out gaining inches but not lbs

    Since my surgery in 2013, I record my weight and the measurements of 10 different points on my body on the 1st of each month. Then I add the total of those inches. I find that the total hasn't...
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    Re: I'll Miss you guys!

    What a wonderful adventure! Best of all to you.
  10. Thread: Soon, very Soon!

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    Re: Soon, very Soon!

    You can do this!
    I carried 4 weeks worth in backpack for the Camino though not such a change in temp as you may have. Can't tell you how many times I repacked after culling one or more items. Does...
  11. Thread: Getting anxious

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    Re: Getting anxious

    For me, your current phase of the process (two week prep) was by far the worst. I was fortunate in that both the operation and recovery were easy. Once home,I took it easy for a week or so and then...
  12. Thread: Do you get hungry?

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    Re: Do you get hungry?

    Pre and post surgery hunger is completely different experience for me. Six years out, I do get hungry and sometimes even shaking if I fail to eat at routine times I have established. Difference is...
  13. Thread: Use of NSAIDS

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    Re: Use of NSAIDS

    Thank you for the info, Dutchie. My husband is off to get some OTC omeprazol.
  14. Thread: Use of NSAIDS

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    Use of NSAIDS

    Gastric Sleevers are to stop using NSAIDS. This was bad news for me but for 6 years I have followed.
    There are some instances where I have been advised to take them until I remind them I am a GS...
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    Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    You are my nominee for Gastric Sleeve poster child.
  16. Thread: I'm Doing This!

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    Re: I'm Doing This!

    The very best of luck to you!
    I continue to be a foodie even five years after surgery. Because we entertain a good bit to folks who know nothing about my sleeve I find delicious recipes that fit the...
  17. Re: This Forum is Spot ON !!... had surgery on 03-28-19.

    Advice from srsebaer is spot on. I personally found hot and cold liquids problematic so tepid water was the easiest to sip. Only thing I would add is to skip the use of straws.
  18. Thread: Sleeve vs WW

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    Re: Sleeve vs WW

    I share a common situation; first WW lifetime in 1993, regain plus, GS surgery 2013, slow partial weight re-gain after 5 years, back to WW enjoying a weekly weight loss until I reached my goal. I...
  19. Thread: I'm so happy!

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    Re: I'm so happy!

    Congratulations!
  20. Thread: Bucket List!

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    Re: Bucket List!

    Wow! That's cool.
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    Re: Non scale victories

    Abrupt end to 60 year history of migraine headaches was by far the best non scale victory for me. Others (in no particular order nor level of importance):
    - walking a pleasure not a chore ...
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    Re: Best thing i ever did!

    What a wonderful story. Hoping all the best for your continued progress.
  23. Re: Why do ~90% of this forum's members seem to stop posting after their surgeries?

    I respect those VSG veterans who share and encourage others and wish I could be more like them.
    Personally, I scan the titles of posts in this forum every day and have since my 2013 surgery. I am...
  24. Thread: Mt. Kilimanjaro

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    Re: Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Good on you! My husband and I did the Camino de Santiago from France , over Pyrenees Mountains, across Spain and to the Atlantic at 69 years old. Took us a month as we weren't as fast as others but...
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    Re: 4 years post op-desperate and ashamed

    Srambaer- I did exactly the same thing. I have gone to WW off and on since 1990 until I had my surgery in 2013. This past January I found myself up 25 lbs from my original surgery goal. The reset...
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