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  1. Thread: Hello

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Hello

    Hi and Welcome.
    This is such an exciting time for you.
    There is a lot of great advice and support here so feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
    All the best for the 25th!
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    Re: Finally Made my First Appointment

    Welcome Bob.
    There is a lot of great support and advice available here so please feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
    You are the only person who can decide if this is the right thing...
  3. Thread: Waiting..

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Waiting..

    Like AnnieG I was scheduled 3 weeks after my first appointment - I was self pay - so didn't have a lot of time to think about it really. I had done my research prior to the appointment of course.
    I...
  4. Thread: Oops!

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Oops!

    Gosh that certainly doesn't sound like fun at all. So glad that you know what the issue is now.
    We are learning all the time - just a shame your Dr didn't think to tell you!
  5. Thread: Milestones!

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Milestones!

    Woohoo! You are looking (and sounding) fabulous.
    You have done a great job.
    Isn't is just the best feeling?!

    I'm with you on the cold. I too now wear way more than I used to - even though it is...
  6. Thread: Newbie!

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Newbie!

    I wasn't allowed to start my multivitamins until 3 weeks after surgery. I found out pretty quickly that I couldn't (an still can't) take them on an empty stomach. These days I have them with my...
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    Re: Post op anti inflamatories

    Thanks. I have never been told not to take any specific pain or anti flammatory meds. I haven't needed any thankfully!
  8. Re: An Introduction from One Being Pushed Over the Fence

    Hi and welcome.

    Gosh that's a lot for you to contend with but it seems that you are researching and dealing with it all as best you can.
    I can't offer anything constructive other than support...
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    Re: Post op anti inflamatories

    What are NSAIDS please?
    I am not familiar with that term.
  10. Thread: Hi to all

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Hi to all

    Welcome.
    This is a great place for support and advice.
    This is such an exciting time for you.
    All the best for surgery day.
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    Re: Please help me VSG regrets/Pain

    Hi.
    I'm sorry that you are feeling so unwell.
    My only suggestion would be to speak with your surgeon.
    I hope that you feel better soon.
  12. Re: Date is set, read everything I possibly could about sleeve procedure and so ready to go!!

    Very important to have a supportive PCP. You are very lucky.
    Mine was great too. Sadly he has had to retire due to ill health. It's a real wrench finding a new one as he had been my Dr for over 30...
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    Re: pre surgery diet

    The pre op diet (I think this is what you are referring to) is only for a finite period. It is a good time to get into some good habits in preparation for your surgery and your life afterwards.
    It...
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    Re: This time...I am ready.

    Congratulations on your decision.
    Being sleeved is the single best thing that I have ever done for myself. I love being healthy, active, running around with my grandkids and being so very happy!...
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    Re: High protein snack ideas?

    My snacks (and I generally have 3 over the course of the day) are, light mini babybel cheese with some celery and carrot sticks, 1/2 an orange, or 1/2 cup watermelon and a couple of strawberries...
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    Re: 6 years post op and struggling a bit...

    I can't begin to imagine your frustration with all of this. I hope that your new Dr can help you sort it out. Just remember that you know your body best and don't be afraid to seek a second, or...
  17. Re: Date is set, read everything I possibly could about sleeve procedure and so ready to go!!

    Totally personal decision who to tell but I only told a few really, really supportive friends. These guys have been my friends for over 40 years and we share everything.
    I had heard negativity...
  18. Thread: Happy New Year

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Happy New Year

    Happy 2019 to you too!
    Hope everyone has a great year with continued successes.
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    Re: my first 32 days

    Welcome and well done on your progress so far.
    It can seem quite daunting initially getting sorted with what you can and can't eat but it gets easier as the days progress. Great that you are seeing...
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    Re: Newbie...1 week from today.

    Welcome.
    This is such an exciting time for you.
    All the best for Thursday.
    Let us know how you get on.
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    Re: Survived 10 day vacation!

    Woohoo!
    A nice way to end your vacation. So glad that you had a lovely time and that that scales were kind to you on your return :-)
  22. Re: Date is set, read everything I possibly could about sleeve procedure and so ready to go!!

    Hi and welcome.

    Sounds as though you have it all under control. A positive attitude goes a long way to a successful recovery.
    This is such an exciting time. 2019 is going to be fabulous for you....
  23. Thread: Lying Doctor?

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Lying Doctor?

    I'm not sure what 62 looks like - but you look beautiful, happy, healthy and loving life.
    If that is what 62 looks like then I can't wait!....mind you I'm all of the above at 56 too ;-)
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    Sticky: Re: What's On Your Menu Today? Part 2

    I'm a creature of habit so this is what I have most days when I am at work - dinner is the only thing that varies:
    B: Protein shake
    S: Mini light babybel cheese, small stick celery, half carrot
    L:...
  25. Re: Dreading Wednesday - going home to scales :(

    Come on Annie, you are more than a number on the scales. :-)
    You have had a fabulous vacation so concentrate on the memories of that and don't stress about the scales.
    It may well have moved to a...
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