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    Re: Kidney issues post surgery?

    Thanks guys!
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    Re: Huntsville, Alabama Pre-op Preparations

    Hi Amy!
    congrats on your journey! I felt the same way!!! I had about 9 months of hoops to jump through. I scheduled in a few "last meals and snacks" during that time period. I scheduled them so...
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    Re: Phase 2 of my weight loss journey

    Congratulations!!! Glad things are looking up for you after dealing with so much!
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    Re: Tired after 6 or 7 hours

    I'd say it took me about 3 months to get back to my full energy level. Hang in there! It gets better!
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    Re: Trying to be positive.

    Hang in there! I know it's frustrating. It was a few months wait from after I finished everything before I got the surgery. Granted, after I had finished all my pre surgery work ups (which took...
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    Kidney issues post surgery?

    Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I've been on due to hectic life circumstances. I was wondering if anyone here has had kidney issues following surgery?

    My glomerular filtration rate which is a...
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    Re: Weening off protein shakes....

    Thank you all for your responses! I feel about a lot better now :)
  8. Thread: Newbie here

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    Re: Newbie here

    After your consultation how long until your surgery with insurance? I have Cigna insurance and it was 8 months from my first consultation to surgery.

    Did it hurt day 1 ? Day one I was really sore....
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    Re: Hartford 1/2 Marathon 2018!!!

    Congratulations!!! What an amazing accomplishment! Would you have ever thought at your heaviest that you would be able to do anything like this?!
  10. Thread: Fat Mom...

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    Re: Fat Mom...

    Welcome! Congratulations on trudging through the 6 month pre-op period! I know it's difficult and frustrating, but like you said you're in the home stretch!

    Good luck!
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    Weening off protein shakes....

    I have a question. I'm a year out, and I'm still getting the majority of my protein from protein shakes. I drink two a day, one for breakfast and one in the afternoon (sometimes I'm not hungry for...
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    Re: Great dinner idea!

    Looks delicious! I'll have to try those!
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    Re: Questions after surgery

    Don't know anything about protein shots.

    I do know, however, that I need less sleep than I used to. I used to sleep 10+ hours / night on a weeknight, 13+hours on the weekend, and always needed a...
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    Congratulations future grandma! Your daughter is stunning in that wedding photo. Also, great job on the running!
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    Re: 1/2 way there!

    Way to go!! Congratulations :)
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    Re: This has been a challenging week!

    Great job!! It's sometimes hard being "good", especially at events like that! You made great choices, keep up the good work!
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    Re: Newbie Has Questions!

    Hello, and congrats on getting your surgery approved!

    1. I'm aware that VSG is not "magic" but logistically, it's difficult to figure out how or why this works when other options don't. Is it the...
  18. Thread: Energy levels

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    Re: Energy levels

    Hi Christina!

    I felt a lot better during my pre-op diet. I was a type II diabetic, and getting off the carbs, sugar, eating a much lower calorie diet helped with my energy levels big time!

    I...
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    Re: Newbie but excited to be here

    congrats on your surgery! Hope recovery is going well for you so far!
  20. Thread: Here we go...

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    Re: Here we go...

    so glad to hear that things went well!! Great job getting up and walking!
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    Re: Narrowing down my fears of getting VGS

    Hi there!

    I can't really help with the acid reflux as I never had a problem with it before surgery , and have never had an issue after.

    As far as sagging skin goes, for having lost over 100...
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    Re: Massachusetts newbie here!

    Hi Pumpkin!

    Congrats on getting your surgery scheduled and the amazing pre-op weight loss!

    This surgery was by far the best decision I ever made.
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    Re: Gained 15 pounds after sleeve

    Haven't gained any yet, but have been stuck for a little over a month. Like you, I've had an extreme amount of stress and have gotten away from how I SHOULD be eating.

    I don't know if this will...
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    Re: Relapse of my MS

    Wishing all the best for you!
  25. Thread: Here we go...

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    Re: Here we go...

    Good luck! Hope everything goes well!
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