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    Re: BMI of 40 at consult?

    Each insurance company is different. If you need to weigh a little more wear your heavy winter clothes, jeans, boots, etc. Something heavy in your pockets!! Good luck.
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    Re: Disappointing initial weight loss

    Be positive. You are losing weight! Your body is confused at first, soon the weight will fall off. If it's bringing you down, just hide your scale for a month.

    Seriously, positivity is how I...
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    Re: Was It Really Worth It?

    Did you type that wrong? You gained 80 pounds 4 and a half weeks since surgery? No way can that be right.

    If you lost 80 pounds in that short a time that's incredible, way faster than most...
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    Re: Feeling a bit... down, I guess

    I missed you! Things have been so slow here, I miss everybody.

    I can relate to that feeling, it hit me this week with the first days of cold weather. And I like the cold! Just started PT and...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    Thanks everyone for being my cheerleaders!
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    Re: Day one post-op

    Every day gets better. Sip the smallest sips possible as often as possible. Feel better!! Actually, sleep is my #1 recommendation for the first week. I basically slept all week. I kept a journal...
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    Re: Hello! I'd like some help...

    RELAX! Everything you are describing is temporary. Everything your are describing is normal for a sleeved person at 2 weeks. Every day will get easier. Sounds like you're doing great. Get that...
  8. Thread: I Are Alive

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    Re: I Are Alive

    Actually since you've been gone I think everyone left with you. Not much going on here in the past months.
  9. Thread: I Are Alive

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    Re: I Are Alive

    Glad to hear! Cute girlfriend too!
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    I feel your pain, Africa was quite a ways too! My town to Detroit to Amsterdam to Tanzania. Made me decide to see the US and Canada for a while....
  11. Thread: Itís done!

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    Re: Itís done!

    Just one day, give it time! You're doing great.
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    Re: Stockings and metallic taste in mouth

    I didn't have the surgical socks, and sorry, but I can't remember a weird taste after the blood thinning injections. But I do remember having the contrast meds with my annual MRI always gives me a...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    That's awesome, the sleeve helped you have a baby!! Sorry about the weight, but I bet if you dug out your materials and started eating how you should you could lose again. I still feel restriction...
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    6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    SIX YEARS as of today. I canít believe itís been that long since I had surgery. The results have been beyond my wildest dreams. My goal was to be a regular-sized, healthy person and Iím there. Losing...
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    Re: Sleeve versus bypass

    I'm sure your doctor knows more about why than we do. Ask him. If you don't agree, maybe see a different doctor for a second opinion. Sorry, but I don't know why they recommend some people for the...
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    Re: Kiwigal is back in town

    I want to go!!
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    Re: 9 days post op, and miserable

    So sorry! I must not have had that stitch. Hope it goes away soon!!
  18. Re: Still Above Ground, LOL. Sorry for absence

    You are in our prayers for your medical issues!
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    Re: 9 days post op, and miserable

    Getting better yet?
  20. Thread: Naysayers

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    Re: Naysayers

    The only good thing about self-pay is you get the surgery done right away. But I would wait a year not to have to pay $14,000 out of pocket!! (And that was 6 years ago, I'm sure it's much more...
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    Re: Anger, Frustration, and medical issues

    My first advice is don't research medical stuff on line. It typically scares the crap out of me! When I was diagnosed with a brain tumor I researched and thought I would be a vegetable in no time. ...
  22. Thread: Naysayers

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    Re: Naysayers

    Good idea about telling as few people as possible. Don't worry about the wait, it will be SO worth it! If you are able maybe start a little bit of walking now, get yourself ready for more movement....
  23. Thread: 1 more month

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    Re: 1 more month

    The wait will be so worth it! Excited for you!
  24. Re: Considering a tummy tuck with fleur de lis

    Well if your sleeve surgeon referred you, go have a consultation and see what the plastic surgeon recommends. You aren't doing it for cosmetic reasons, but medical reasons. Maybe that means your...
  25. Re: Considering a tummy tuck with fleur de lis

    Some here have, I'd like to but I am chicken. Look fine with clothes on.

    I've been to two seminars about it, and both surgeons said to wait one year at goal before having surgery.
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