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    Re: Hey Guys! Im newbie

    Welcome

    There are a lot of great people here happy to offer support and advice.
  2. Re: Just registered for Gastric Sleeve surgery

    Welcome.
    I'm sure you will be thrilled with your decision.

    Please ask any specific questions that you might have and use the search function to have a look around.
    We are a little quiet here at...
  3. Thread: Hello

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Hello

    Hello and welcome

    I hope that all has gone well with your surgery and that you are on the road to recovery.
    This is such an exciting time.

    Please keep us posted on your progress, and call in...
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    Re: Sleeve July 3 - Gerd

    Hi Gary
    Congrats on your surgery.
    Did your surgeon give you any medication for gerd? If yes, take it, if not ask for some.
    It can occur and go away - or if really unlucky might hang around. ...
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    Re: 9 month post-op visit

    Well done you!
    You are doing a great job.
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    Re: Checking in -- sort of ghost town?

    Wow! What a view!!!
    Hope you are feeling a little better soon.
    Get those boots on and get out there for a walk - you know it will make you feel better :-)
  7. Thread: Gallbladder?

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Gallbladder?

    Hi Sharon
    Gall stones are no fun at all. My mother had them and had her gall bladder removed.
    Do you think it is as a result of WL surgery or just bad luck?
    L.
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    Re: Howdy from Texas-Surgery August 24, 2020

    Hello and welcome

    It's a little quiet here on the forum at the moment. I think everyone is focusing on other things but if you have any questions please ask and someone will be along to offer...
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    Re: Checking in -- sort of ghost town?

    Hi Annie (and everyone)

    It's always so good to hear from you.

    It's a bit different for us in NZ. Thankfully we have had no community infection for over 75 days and the only cases that we have...
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    Re: Gastric sleeve: record of weight loss

    Everyone loses at differing times. In the beginning it will drop off, slow down, speed up, plateau, you name it, it will probably happen.
    You will soon fall into a steady loss. Keep doing what you...
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    Re: Surgery Done 06/30/2020

    How exciting - you are on your way to a healthy new way of eating and living.
    Just follow your surgeons instructions and you will do just fine.
    Sip water all the time and walk as often and as far...
  12. Re: Weight gain, almost 3 years out and alcohol

    Well done you!
    Keep up the good work. You'll be back where you want to be in no time at all :-)
  13. Re: Weight gain, almost 3 years out and alcohol

    It's easy to get into a habit that isn't so good for us...and really difficult to stop.
    I don't have any great advice unfortunately but I do sympathise with you.

    I didn't drink much before...
  14. Thread: Getting There

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Getting There

    I weigh every day but if you do that you have to be ok with the natural fluctuations that can occur. It's the unnatural fluctuations that you need to take a closer look at :-)
    I have a weight that I...
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    Re: keeping in touch

    Hi Ellie
    These sure are trying times.

    I feel so fortunate to be living in NZ right now. Sometimes being a tiny island at the bottom of the world has its advantages. :)

    We totally eliminated...
  16. Thread: Hi I'm new

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Hi I'm new

    I don't think the nervousness is irrational. It's totally understandable.
    In my case ignorance was bliss. I had no idea what to expect and as everything went to plan I had an easy time of it -...
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    Re: Widow to Weight Loss

    Welcome.
    You are certainly on the way to a healthy new you.
    There are some great people here who and very happy to offer support and advice and to share their stories.
    Glad that you aboard :-)
  18. Thread: Hi I'm new

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Hi I'm new

    I had never had any sort of operation prior to being sleeved and I was amazed at how smoothly it all went. Those general anesthetics are amazing! I walked in to the theatre got onto the operating...
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    Re: Post Sleeve diet dilemma

    Yay John! Sounds like you are doing really well. Good for you.
    I have a smoothie like you made most days for breakfast, not only does it taste good, I feel full longer and I also get a good shot of...
  20. Thread: concerned

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: concerned

    As Above - making water a priority is a must. Sip all the time. I am nearly 3 years out and always have a water bottle with me wherever I go.
    Echoing the protein first, good veg and then if room so...
  21. Re: How long after surgery can I drink coffee?

    I don't drink coffee but I was told to hang fire on the tea for about 3 weeks. Is there a coffee flavoured protein drink that you could have?
  22. Thread: New Member

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    Re: New Member

    Welcome.
    There are lots of great people here that are very happy to offer support and advice.
    Hope all goes well for you.
  23. Thread: Hi I'm new

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    Re: Hi I'm new

    How exciting :-)
    Totally natural to be a little scared but as long as you follow your surgeons instructions you will be just fine.
    This is the beginning of a whole new adventure for you.
    All the...
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    Re: Any Cauliflower Pizza Tips?

    Hmm...have seen recipes for these but never been tempted. Perhaps you could repurpose the remaining crusts into something else?
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    Re: Crunchy - so tired of soft and liquids

    Personally I wouldn't be looking to eat anything that wasn't on the meal plan from my surgeon if I was only 1 week out from surgery.
    I assume that you have been given a plan? You need to give your...
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