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    Re: Looking towards the future with a smile

    Welcome! I am 45 and feel 25. I cannot express how pleased I am with my decision to have this surgery. It has truly changed my life.

    Please keep us updated!
  2. Thread: Hypothyroid

    by Blove2012
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    Re: Hypothyroid

    I am Hypothyroid and take 2 different meds. I do not think that it affected my weight loss after surgery, although I thought it affected my inability to lose before surgery. As others have...
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    Re: Joint/Muscle/Bone issues??

    Christie,

    Everyone has given great info. I would also suggest taking glucosamine. After I was running for a while, I developed pain in my hip joint and could not run. I went to the local...
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    Re: 4 months Post op!

    Congrats! So happy for your success. It is difficult. We are all in this thing together.
  5. Thread: Hello All

    by Blove2012
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    Re: Hello All

    welcome!!
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    Re: What is life like after surgery?

    Ghostryder, you are hilarious!

    Since surgery, I cannot eat eggs or bread--even in small amounts. I cannot drink water--it tastes like metal. I understand that tastes can change every few months...
  7. Thread: Hello

    by Blove2012
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    Re: Hello

    JP,

    It sounds like you are ready to make the life changes needed to make your surgery a success. I am so happy for you! Please keep us posted on your progress.

    Belinda
  8. Re: If you went alone to Tijuana for surgery.....

    I had a barium swallow test on my third day post op (surgery on Friday, test on Monday) and was released to go home. I had no stitches or drain tube so had no necessary hands on after care needed....
  9. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome! I was in a very similar situation to you. I am 5'8" and was about 200 when I decided to have the surgery. My goal is 140 to 150--depending on how my face looks when I get there! LOL
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    Re: Not losing much during the pre op diet

    I struggled with the pre-op diet myself. I was terrified that I would not lose enough and my doctor would not do the surgery! I did drop several pounds in the last few days pre-surgery and I have...
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    Re: Sleeve in January - 2017

    welcome and best wishes!
  12. Thread: Three Years!

    by Blove2012
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    Re: Three Years!

    Congrats. You look amazing. It is always such an inspiration to read about the success of so many on here!
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    Re: hypothyroidism

    I have been dealing with hypothyroidism for a number of years as well. RehabNurse is correct. If you do not treat that disease, you will never be able to lose weight. The surgery helps to control...
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    Re: Changes everywhere

    So funny!
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    Re: 4 month check in - halfway point reached!!!

    Congrats!
  16. Re: How does your new tummy feel like? Does it feel "normal"

    I have 5 small incisions. The largest is about 1 1/4 inches wide. The smallest is about 1/3 inch wide. Your doctor will remove the excess through one of the incisions (I assume the largest). Dr...
  17. Thread: Hello

    by Blove2012
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome!
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    Re: Pearl

    Welcome!
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    Re: What about... ALCOHOL

    I am not one to believe in all or nothing for just about anything--particularly food. I believe you have to do well most of the time and occasional indulgences are fine. Even with alcohol. I have...
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    Re: Sugery in 8 days!

    Welcome!
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    Re: Old Timer - Sleeved 10 years ago

    Welcome
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    Re: Confession...

    I listen to Weight Loss Surgery Podxast with Reeger Cortell (free on iTunes) and one thing that she states over and over is that failure is not an option! If something works for you then keep doing...
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    Re: New- 1 week post op

    Welcome!
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    Re: My surgiversary!

    Congrats!!!
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    Re: My struggle with pre-op

    Jeanine,

    Please communicate with OCC about everything. I stuck to the preop because I was afraid that they would not perform the surgery if I had not lost the required 5%. I would also discuss...
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