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    Re: Itchy belly?!

    I did the same thing! Constant light itching or else I'd lose it. lol I'm finding the general itchy belly is common, but the severe red elevated skin reaction I had around my incisions was definitely...
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    Re: Itchy belly?!

    I just hate that there was no heads up about this possibility. My doc's office is acting like this never happens, but apparently that's not the case! And if it is this common, why are they still...
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    Re: Itchy belly?!

    I've got the bajillion little red bumps down my sides, & sorry if this TMI, but this what I'm dealing with around the incisions... :( 27066
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    Re: Pre-op diet question

    It is unnerving how varied doctors' approaches to pre & post op diet is. I always felt it should be more of a set standard. My doc is super cautious & had me on all liquid 2wks before & I'm now...
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    Re: Itchy belly?!

    Yay I'm not weirder than I thought! lol Talked to my doctor's office today & yeah they told me to just get some Benadryl & let them know if it gets worse. Said I'm likely allergic to the Dermabond...
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    Re: MaeB's Journey (with pictures)

    Just got my sleeve a week ago. Congrats on such a brave honest start! Those strong attributes alone are going to carry you through this. :D
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    Itchy belly?!

    I am currently 1 week postop & my incisions have healed to the point where the glue on top has fallen off. It was always relatively itchy, however now I'm experiencing what I think is hives around...
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    Re: Is everyone a food addict?

    Oh & as far as if you should leave the group, I'd say yes. If the people that run the page are condoning negative hurtful comments then it's not a support page. If it's not a support page, then why...
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    Re: Is everyone a food addict?

    Was it Sassy Sleevers?! I left that group after being in there for about a month. The internet has no shortage of bullying & ignorance that's for sure. It's just always shocking & disgusting to see...
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    Re: Guidelines for surgery

    I haven't heard of anyone needing to go to a cardiologist, though I'm assuming they would if they had a history of heart trouble. Everyone should be getting a chest x-ray once they're in pre-op the...
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    Re: Fatty liver question

    Definitely get your blood work looked at. I only just found out through this approval process for WLS with the VA that yes I do more than likely have a fatty liver. They're doing an ultrasound in a...
  12. Re: EEEEEEEK! O.O Rollercoaster question.....

    Awesome! Thanks guys. Now I won't be stressing all day tomorrow & all the way up to the rides. haha I guess it will be another good frame of reference for once I'm sleeved & have lost weight. I can...
  13. Re: EEEEEEEK! O.O Rollercoaster question.....

    Oh wow how inappropriate! Sorry for his awful experience. :( I'd have full blown TWEAKED on that ride attendant for sure. lol Thanks for the encouragement. :)
  14. EEEEEEEK! O.O Rollercoaster question.....

    Ok so I've never been on a roller coaster IN MY LIFE. Being a sweetheart with nothing but kind intentions, my boyfriend got us day passes to Fiesta Texas Six Flags this Saturday for my birthday....
  15. Re: Goodbye "Granny panties" and Hello "Lacey Sexy Panties"

    It's so healthy being in a relationship with someone who pushes you just outside your comfort zones & lets you grow! Specially when your comfort zone is granny panties. Congrats on being pushed out...
  16. Re: Significant others: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em...

    I've known this of him since the beginning. This isn't a shock or a "deal breaker" by a long shot. Though I agree our social media culture has gotten out of control as to what we constantly share...
  17. Significant others: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em...

    I've been reading all sorts of posts regarding relationship issues & the reactions of the other half. I've come up empty handed with ways to approach my boyfriend of almost 4 years (too poor to get...
  18. Re: Today marks the beginning of the arduous journey to my fit self!

    Thanks & will do. I think this site helps a lot with self reflection. To have to formulate your thoughts & emotions into coherent text for others to understand offers an insight into oneself that is...
  19. Today marks the beginning of the arduous journey to my fit self!

    Had my consultation & she said I'm a perfect candidate for VSG. :) And so begins the unending list of appointments to make & keep! :P All goes to plan (HA! :P) I'll be joining y'all on the sleeve...
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    Re: Overly cautious doc??

    I've heard from others that roughage like salads does take longer for your stomach to handle, but not THAT long. :/ As far as the sushi goes, maybe he was saying that because he wants you to avoid...
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    Re: myfitnesspal - Loving it.

    I got a profile on there so I could print out my friend's food journal of her weight loss journey after being sleeved. Took her 5 months to lose 110lbs, however at 6 feet tall I maintain she had an...
  22. Re: Has anyone had the sleeve and had to go back and get the bypass ???

    AnnieT is correct. The VSG was originally designed as a first step to Bypass for the reason she stated, so it's been around for 10yrs+. It should be stressed that generally speaking Bypass is...
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    Re: "Hog Hunting"...SERIOUSLY MEN?!?!

    ANYWAYS! This post wasn't intended as a sex war anyhow. The point was how invisible being obese makes you. If people want to turn this into a scene from War of the Roses, fine. I bow out. :)
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    Re: "Hog Hunting"...SERIOUSLY MEN?!?!

    Of course women do. Especially with generations becoming more & more vain. I think people are taking generalities WAAYYY too personally here. It's animal nature to look for the most attractive of the...
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    Re: "Hog Hunting"...SERIOUSLY MEN?!?!

    Also, I wasn't bashing ALL males. I made it very clear this was an issue with this one person losing my respect. I know PLENTY of good men that would NEVER think that way, to include my wonderful...
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