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    Re: DFW area????

    Medical Weight Loss I had my surgery done 19 Nov 2011 by Dr Stewart in Denton. He passed away in 2012, but Dr Ayoola is fabulous.
  2. Sticky: Re: Puree'd Foods -Alumni post suggestions here - Newbies get info here

    Basically, anything you can put into a food processor or blender and make smooth is ok. Just remember to make sure it's high protein, low carb and low fat. Baby food tends to be bland and high in...
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    Re: vitamins...asprin?

    Here's an article I found on what to take and not take:

    Aspirin and Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAIDS and steroids): This class of medications includes aspirin products, non-steroidal...
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    Re: vitamins...asprin?

    Here's an article I found on what to take and not take:

    Aspirin and Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAIDS and steroids): This class of medications includes aspirin products, non-steroidal...
  5. Thread: Newbie 2014

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    Re: Newbie 2014

    Congratulations! Happy New Year/New You! Stay in touch and let us know how you're doing.

    Best of luck on your surgery and speed recovery!
  6. Re: 2 weeks Pre-Surg. My Head is Spinning. :eek:

    Congratulations! Happy New Year/New You!

    Yep, surgeon's choice.

    I chose the weight I was at when I met my hubby. NOW (30 years later), he thinks it's too low, but I kind of like it. ;)
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    Re: Gastric sleeve surgery

    Only your bariatric surgeon can answer the "can I still get it" questions. I would think it's possible.

    I was a self-pay patient and it definately has it's advantages. Don't have to go through...
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    Re: 2 weeks post-op

    My doctor's instructions said, anything you could puree to drink was ok. I tried cereal and almond milk. Was ok. Be adventurous - puree away!
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    Re: 4.5 weeks post op Dec 2 surgery

    Wow! At 4.5 weeks you're doing tackle football? Yikes! Be careful. Those sutures inside are still healing.

    Glad you had fun. Happy New Year/New You!
  10. Thread: water sip

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    Re: water sip

    I wouldn't chug water yet, but you could probably measure out a one or two ounce sip, drink it and see how it goes. If there are no problems, you could up your "sip" to one or two ounces at a time. ...
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    Re: What's wrong?

    Make sure when you're getting up from bed or a lying down position that you roll to your side first, then use your arm/elbow to sit yourself up. Otherwise, your putting too much pressure on your new...
  12. Thread: Stomach Bug

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    Re: Stomach Bug

    Just keep an eye out for any "out of the ordinary" problems. If you still feel nauseous after another week or so, you might want to check in with your primary care physician or bariatric surgeon.
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    Re: Quita weight loss journey

    Happy New Year, Happy New You Laqita,

    If you're not squeamish, you can go here to see what's going to happen during your surgery:

    Sleeve Gastrectomy | BroadcastMed Search

    You'll be in some...
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    Re: Need WLS Veterans Help!!!

    Lisa - hang in there! You've come so far and you can handle this. We've all gone through this. The sleeve is just another tool that must be worked with, it's just a more permanent tool and that's...
  15. Sticky: Re: Clear Liquids -Alumni post suggestions here - Newbies get info here

    Just remember that she needs to sip, sip, sip and walk, walk, walk. I had some trouble the first couple of weeks getting all my fluids in, but just sipped all the time. It adds up at the end of the...
  16. Sticky: Re: Clear Liquids -Alumni post suggestions here - Newbies get info here

    Has she already had her surgery?

    You can get some clear liquid proteins - but they taste like cough syrup. You can mix them with water to thin them out and make them more drinkable. In...
  17. Thread: Thank You

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    Re: Thank You

    Yay Peg! Glad to hear from you...we'll keep our fingers crossed you get that approval soon! That will be a GREAT new years gift!

    Have a safe and happy new year!
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    Re: Weaning Off Caffeine

    Went from full caffeine to half-caff, then decaff, then off completely for a month or so. Started back with the half-caff, which I try to sneak into our coffee holder whenever I can, however, hubby...
  19. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Congratulations Carol Ann! What a great way to start out the new year! Best of luck and success on your journey. We'll be here to cheer you along!
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    Re: and so it begins...

    Congratulations Naomi on taking your first steps. They're always the hardest, but sounds like you have the right attitude starting out the new year/new you. Best of luck on your journey and your...
  21. Re: New Member, Joinng with Sleeve Surgery completedon Dec 12th 2013

    Congratulations Robert! Sounds like you're doing great and have a very positive attitude to continue with your success.

    Have a Happy New Year/New You in 2014!
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    Re: Just scheduled surgery

    Congratulations! What a great way to start out the new year and your new life! Best of luck on the surgery and speedy recovery!
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    Re: Getting Ready For The Rest Of My Life

    What a great Christmas present! Congratulations for hanging in there! You won't regret it! Stay in touch and let us know how you're doing. Here's to a healthy Happy New Year/New You!
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    Re: 13 days post-op very happy with results.

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday :cool:! Sounds like a fabulous birthday celebration!
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    Re: It's been a while happy holidays btw

    Hi Brenda! Congratulations on sticking with your tummy tool! WTG! The constipation issue is due to not enough water/fluids. I suffer the same problem. I still take stool softeners, even after a...
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