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    Re: Strange sensations

    I can't say it wasn't painful and I needed help, especially due to the extensive surgery I had. I live alone and a retired nurse friend came and stayed the first week with me. I rented a power lift...
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    Re: Strange sensations

    Food allergies can cause a lot of discomfort and diarrhea too. I was diagnosed with allergy to wheat dairy and eggs. I don't avoid it totally but do mostly. Nuts give me discomfort and diarrhea. ...
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    Re: Strange sensations

    Hi Juanita. This forum has really quieted down. Maybe it's just us veterans that we get notifications from. Strange feelings is really vague. Is it a cramping, gurgling, fluttering? My big...
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    Re: 6 months post op

    Oh Ellie, we have so much in common as surgery sisters. I'm down 72 lbs and had my 6 mo anniversary yesterday. I really enjoy shopping for clothes too and try, still, to mostly buy on the cheap. ...
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    Re: 5 months out and my personal victories

    You go girl and surgery twin. I've been stalled for a week for the first time. I'm not letting it get to me though. I think our body needs this time. I'm so proud of you for doing those walks. ...
  6. Thread: 4 Months Out

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    4 Months Out

    I saw the surgeon in Missoula yesterday. The nurse, Janet, and Dr. Swannack were quite blown away with the numbers. I've lost about 62 lbs and my BMI has gone from 38 down to 28. When the nurse...
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    Re: Protein water

    I googled protein water at Sam's Club and nothing came up. I agree Isopur is expensive and awful. It leaves a dissolved aspirin taste in my mouth. Ready Nutrition protein water is good but hard to...
  8. Re: Question for those who have already been sleeved

    Crossing legs comfortably, yes!
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    Re: 4 years later I wish I didn't tell

    That would tick me off as well. You just have to think, its their issue they are compensating for their weakness but still. I must admit my best friend who accompanied me out of town for my...
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    Re: To poop or not to poop.......

    I too have constipation issues. It made me late for golf yesterday. You are stuck between needing to go and not being able to. I do use a half pkg of Miralax but maybe not often enough as I worry...
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    Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Juanita, we as surgery day sisters are right on the same track. I weigh 184 as well. We're doing great. My little graph isn't showing my current weight for some reason. I'm feeling so good and...
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    Re: Crazy it has been a year already!

    Truly an inspiration for all those told you will only loose a percentage of your excess. The dress is stunning and fits so well. I don't see bony on you! So well written.
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    Re: 17 Days Post Op

    Hi Juanita and Ellie, my April 10th sisters. It is hard at times and I think still being on liquids isn't necessary but all docs are different. My instructions say to always have one shake a day. ...
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    Re: Planning & Prepping

    Kudos to you, Wow I cant imagine motorhoming in such remote areas let alone managing this new lifestyle. You're a good example. I am 65, widowed, and have my own motorhome that I take trips in...
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    Re: 1 week post op

    You inspired me. I walked around the block today with two dogs. Felt good but a dull ache in my surgery area.
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    Re: 1 week post op

    Hi Sleeve Sisters, sorry I've not posted. Had log in troubles for a while and once I wrote it all out and then lost it, ergh! Yes one week for us. On Tuesday, I was given Versed and before they...
  17. Thread: I did it!

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    Re: I did it!

    Me too! Almost 3 am and woke. So hard to sleep here. M doing so well and hope you are too. Four holes, no drain tube. Got Ice chips and water first day. Been walking and up in a chair. The...
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    Re: April Sleeves & Showers

    We can compare notes soon. Safe Sleeving Juanita
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    Re: April Sleeves & Showers

    Thanks alot for the encouragement and bravo to stacymmom2
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    Re: April Sleeves & Showers

    We're sleeve buddies. I hope we both have as positive an experience as possible. My close friend had such a good experience, no vomiting, stayed alone when she got home. Stopped pain meds after...
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    Re: April Sleeves & Showers

    Thanks so much. I've so far been happily surprised at the support and good wishes
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    April Sleeves & Showers

    Hi everyone. My surgery is Tuesday the 10th, 2 1/2 hour drive away. I'm surprisingly calm. I'm sure Monday or Tuesday morning will be different. I'm enjoying my last bowl of pureed broth, veggies...
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    Re: Support groups

    My surgery is the 10th, very soon. They have support groups at the hospital where my procedure will be but they have changed to every three months cause people don't show up. I'm 2 1/2 hours away...
  24. Sticky: Re: does the sleeve conquer the diabetes and other illnesses?

    I'm so glad to read these responses, as everything I read online and was told at the informational seminar says if you are diabetic at all, do the bypass. They say the sleeve will only lower your...
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    My Journy to WLS Has Begun. . . Again

    Hi everyone,
    I originally posted about starting the process of WLS a year ago at the Rockwood Clinic in Spokane WA. Meanwhile, my GP had a nurse call me that had a problematic bypass surgery...
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