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    Two Years 10/5/19 -- a few issues

    What a fast two years it has been post-sleeve, and how wonderful all the support & information here has been. You guys just absolutely are the best.

    My weight has been incredibly stable for the...
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    Re: Kiwigal is back in town

    Oh Dutchie, welcome back! I'm tickled you enjoyed every single thing that was offered, from the climb, to the people, to the food! Way to live the life your sleeve has helped you have!

    I would...
  3. Thread: Naysayers

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Naysayers

    I am someone who shared, but that said, I was already retired so no co-workers or boss to consider. My family was so helpful because my health was so very poor. My friends were very supportive,...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    Hey my crazy climbing friend! I'd say you "rock", but that might be punny considering your picture.
    Seriously, I don't know how I would have managed the past two years post sleeve without you, and...
  5. Thread: I Are Alive

    by AnnieG
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    Re: I Are Alive

    Hooray! Still not taking a dirt nap is a good thing (as are Margarita's). I've not really had any since sleeve, but didn't have many prior so can't blame it!
    Your lady friend looks lovely!

    Make...
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    Re: Hello! I'd like some help...

    I think its a great deal of change at once, in the beginning. Yes, I think it gets easier. I had a very hard time the first few weeks with the water -- it made me feel seasick. But you find what...
  7. Thread: Iím curious

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    Re: Iím curious

    Hmm. I do cognitive therapy, which is different. That and journaling. But anything that breaks the odd pattern of eating mindlessly (in my case) or when I'm bored, tired or thirsty....

    Not sure...
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    Still Above Ground, LOL. Sorry for absence

    Normally I check the board daily but have been having some nonsleeve related health issues.

    So I will be checking and trying to support y'all, but not quite as consistently as I like.

    I had...
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    Re: Anger, Frustration, and medical issues

    Christina, with all that going on, good on you for posting!

    I struggle with the sugar issue regardless of exercise. My "go to" is 2 oz orange juice (I keep the little boxes in frig) and 1 TB salt...
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    I think I am a vain person

    Just a soul-bearing thought this morning.
    I think I may be vain. I seem to be pretty focused on making sure hair, makeup and clothes make sense, even if I'm going no place that day (retired). I...
  11. Thread: Naysayers

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    Re: Naysayers

    Not to make light of your kerfuffle here, since it's important, but oh I hate "mansplainations", as do my 4 adult daughters.

    In his defense, not everyone is equipped for viewing what happens; I...
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    Re: Telling Others About My Surgery??

    I think it depends on how you chose to move forward with a very personal journey.
    I am old (ok, 67 almost 68). I had my VGS 2 years ago October 5. I chose to share it with my adult children, my...
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    Re: 2 Year Post Op Visit - NON EVENT

    Dutchie, I am always appalled by lack of kindness, consideration and good manners, since all three are free!
    I agree -- once we are no longer "profit", our importance may shift. Which is why this...
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    Re: Single and alone

    Pretty normal after the anticipation and anxiety of surgery, and then the actual medical things -- hold on to the program and your WHY that you're doing this. We are all here for you (yeah, we are...
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    2 Year Post Op Visit - NON EVENT

    Literally, I went and after1 hour and 10 minutes waiting when the office was obviously not busy, I left after having my co-pay refunded. I was pretty annoyed.

    Fortunately, I have a good primary...
  16. Re: How many calories should I be eating at six week post surgery?

    What Dutchie and Sraebaer said. I still, at 2 years out, only eat about 1200 calories a day but I'm not able to be very active as some folks.
    I have protein first and try to have at least 70...
  17. Thread: Hello

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to the group, and you will find lots of support here. I was self-pay (it was about $13,000 out of pocket) and I couldn't have done it financially without it being a supported decision. That...
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    Re: Almost 3 years out...

    I'm sorry you are going through a very rough patch in life. It's difficult to stay "on program" when you feel like everything is spinning around you.

    Please be kind to yourself. Prayers for you...
  19. Thread: Hello!

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Hello!

    Every day gets better. Walk walk walk. Sip sip sip. Rest rest rest. Repeat for about 3 weeks, lol.
    You'll do well as you follow your program and learn how to make your sleeve your best tool!...
  20. Thread: Puree stage

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Puree stage

    Oh Stacy, you are still healing and need to be careful. But you're a grown up, so good on you for taking responsibility. I was too scared of not losing to do anything but follow stuff to the...
  21. Thread: Got the date!

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    Re: Got the date!

    I'm excited for you! And nerves are normal, but it is, as surgery goes, pretty straightforward. I didn't take much with me, and truly, all I did was sleep and walk. And walk, and sip, and sleep. ...
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    Re: 3 1/2 weeks VSG issue

    Oh my -- potatoes and beans are still not a good choice for you, now or long term. Please
    General guidelines
    • Eat 6 small liquid and purťed meals each day.
    Eat protein first to help your body...
  23. Thread: Happy Place!

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Happy Place!

    Oh Sharon, you're too funny. You can do this! I was a camper (along with our 4 kids and horses) for many years, and its easier than you think, especially with air mattress.

    I lived in Colbran...
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    Re: 3 1/2 weeks VSG issue

    It's tough when having a life presents us with some eating challenges...it really helped me to remember that I am there for the interaction with people, not the tasty deliciousness that got me to 100...
  25. Re: SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT LIFE AT ALMOST 2 YEARS OUT (11 mo & 20 DAYS)

    Back at ya, Christie!

    I have a two year follow up with the bariatric surgeon next week -- why am I nervous?
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