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  1. Re: Time off after getting lap band removed and sleeved.

    I converted from the lap band and happy I did. I had so many problems with the lap band.
  2. Re: Anyone else planning on surgery in the fall in Mexico?

    Order wheel chair service for going home. They'll send you an aide who will push you in your chair and collect your luggage.
  3. Re: Is it ok to use blender (nutra mixer) to make protein shakes?

    yes, blender foods are great! I can remember when I was coming home from Mexico and I was at the Texas airport looking for what a newly cut sleever could digest and I saw a smoothie booth with a guy...
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    Re: Mexico motivation

    Don't worry. The clinics and hospitals in Mexico are clean and many Americans and Canadians go there for WLS and plastics. You're in good hands.
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    Re: What the is a NUT?

    When you have sleeve surgery, you'll have a few sessions with the NUT. As others have said, It's the nutritionist. Usually a female. She'll consult with you about how to eat after sleeve surgery and...
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    Re: Vertigo! Any relation to the VSG?

    Right after surgery I had all kinds of strange things going on. Eventually my body adjusted. Just be careful to take vitamin supplements on a daily basis. I noticed if I skipped vitamins for a few...
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    Re: Resleeve or ds

    I was sleeved in 2010. I previously had a gastric band. I gained about 30-35 pounds back. I still have restriction but yes, I am going for the DS next year. There are a lot of convert's. People who...
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    Re: OMG - Dumping Syndrome 2 weeka post-VSG

    I'm an old-timer sleever and yes, in the beginning, I experienced what could be diagnosed as dumping syndrome. I don't know what triggered it. Several years out I rarely experience it but in the...
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    Re: Best med for excess stomach acid

    I usually do Tums or Rolaids for acid problems. Once in a great while I have to go back to Omneprazole once or twice a day but I then go off and on depending how severe reflux gets. I go to Costco or...
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    Re: Miss the trip to the local Ice Cream Shop

    As far as alcohol goes. Limit your quantity and size. You'll find you can get drunk on a small quantity with your tiny tummy.
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    Re: Miss the trip to the local Ice Cream Shop

    I still go to the ice cream shop. I order the children's size cone and find it more than enough for me. I eat everything although in tiny portions. And if I go out to eat and don't finish my meals...
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    Re: Looking for the right plastic Surgeon

    The plastic surgery blog is Realself dot com. You can read reviews on the different surgeons. Plastic surgery South of the border is about 1/3 of USA prices. If you're specifically interested in...
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    Re: how many pounds of skin?

    It's usually ten pounds of skin removal for every 100 pounds of weight lost. I have a friend who is in Mexico right now getting a body makeover after a bypass. She went down with the expectation of...
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    Re: age for surgery

    No limit as long as you're healthy. I don't see a problem for anyone in their 60's or early to mid 70's. However, you don't want to wait too long. The older you are the more risk of complications...
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    Re: Tummy tuck question

    If you're not happy with the thighs wait a year to see how they look. Some girls on Realself say they go back for a mini-redo when they get another nip and tuck on another body part or they ask the...
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    Re: Skin reduction Mexico recommendations

    The plastic surgery blog is Realself. You can find it on the internet. There are doctors from North America, South America, the Carribean, and Mexico on there. Girls give reviews on plastic surgeons...
  17. Re: 9 Months Post-Op, Gall Bladder Attack and Thoughts from NotoriousBig!

    If you've been watching Mama June Shannon from Not to Hot, June had the sleeve. Last week's episode she fell over in pain and went to the ER. The new episode this Friday will reveal the cause and I...
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    Re: One week in- I'm DRAGGING!

    Just remember you've had major surgery. I remember coming home and taking it easy for 6-8 weeks. I slept a lot, doing little things tired me out. I remember I had a hard time moving my bowels, and...
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    Re: Coffee

    I found in the beginning I couldn't tolerate coffee but later on when I healed I could. Of course, keep it to one or two cups. I need it in the A.M.
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    Re: Sleeve Bypass and Dumping Syndrome

    I was sleeved in 2010. I was good for about 3-4 yrs. Then the weight gain began. My doctor told me after surgery it was a possibility. Originally I was a bandster. (gastric band). My original weight...
  21. Re: I'm scared of going through surgery again.

    Granted Plastic surgery is risky, dangerous, and painful but so is everything else a woman goes through to maintain beauty. You're lucky you have a husband who supports and encourages you. Granted...
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    Re: Anyone from NH/ME/MA/CT/VT?

    I was a CT native till 2015. I'm an Alabama resident now. And I had my surgery in Mexico in 2010.
  23. Re: Anyone else planning on surgery in the fall in Mexico?

    I had my sleeve in 2010 but I went to Mexico in the Fall. While it was getting chilly in the States, it was still warm down there. I took sports bra's, capri's, short sleeved shits, and a wind...
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    Re: Day 3 after surgery...

    I don't know if your doc will do it but ask for 5 mg. of valium. Take it before bedtime. It will relax you and knock you out. If you're in pain, you can get or take 1/2 a lortab. Not enough to knock...
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    Re: concerns/fears?

    I had a gastric band in early 2000's. I then took it out and had a sleeve in 2010. From the very beginning I weighed about 210-215. I currently weigh 175. After sleeve surgery I was 140. So I've...
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