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  1. Thread: Hello Everyone!

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    Re: Hello Everyone!

    Lots of support here, welcome.
  2. Thread: Before/After Pics

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    Before/After Pics

    OK. Definitely a GS 1st world issue but I'm grounded as I await my COVID-19 test results so why not.

    I have followed this site since early 2013 while I was still contemplating GS surgery. This...
  3. Thread: Gallbladder?

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    Re: Gallbladder?

    Mine was removed several years before sleeve. Most painless procedure for me and so much relief.
  4. Thread: RE-Sleeve

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    Re: RE-Sleeve

    Type "resleeve" in search field . There are many listed posts.
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    Re: Widow to Weight Loss

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Welcome. You have found the right place.
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    Re: liquid diet blues for 2 weeks

    For me, the two-week liquid diet was the worst part of the entire process. I was never hungry, my problem was I'm a stickler for food variety, loved my two cups of coffee in a.m. and my one Diet Coke...
  7. Thread: Crickets

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    Re: Crickets

    You are right! Maybe that explains why two posts for cooking pork chops is displayed daily.
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    Re: Carbonated/fizzy Drinks

    My surgeon advised patients to never again consume carbonated drinks after surgery.
    Six months after my 2013 surgery, I was confronted with a mild indigestion which was helped by a sip of ginger...
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    Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Merry Christmas! And to another New Year when losing weight will not be a resolution, secret wish, or whatever term you prefer to use.
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    Re: Greetings everyone!

    Welcome. Few, if any on this blog, have regretted their informed decision. Negative comments are mostly by those who seem to have failed to take a realistic look at themselves and the procedure....
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    As always, an inspiring post.
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    Re: Carbonation question

    Unfortunately,I have had no problems with carbonation. I didn't have any carbonated drinks for about a year post surgery (former Diet Coke addict), then I tried and had no repercussions so started...
  13. Thread: Iím overweight

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    Re: Iím overweight

    Congratulations! Looking good.
  14. Thread: Stem Cell Therapy?

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    Re: Stem Cell Therapy?

    No personal experience but a close friend had knee done. Good as new at age 68.Real game changer for him.
  15. Thread: Tanzanian Safari

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    Re: Tanzanian Safari

    After flying from Atlanta to Bangkok, I vowed never to fly that far again. If I need to see that part of the world, I will sail or do long trip with short segments separated by a few days.
    All my...
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    Re: 2 years out gaining inches but not lbs

    Since my surgery in 2013, I record my weight and the measurements of 10 different points on my body on the 1st of each month. Then I add the total of those inches. I find that the total hasn't...
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    Re: I'll Miss you guys!

    What a wonderful adventure! Best of all to you.
  18. Thread: Soon, very Soon!

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    Re: Soon, very Soon!

    You can do this!
    I carried 4 weeks worth in backpack for the Camino though not such a change in temp as you may have. Can't tell you how many times I repacked after culling one or more items. Does...
  19. Thread: Getting anxious

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    Re: Getting anxious

    For me, your current phase of the process (two week prep) was by far the worst. I was fortunate in that both the operation and recovery were easy. Once home,I took it easy for a week or so and then...
  20. Thread: Do you get hungry?

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    Re: Do you get hungry?

    Pre and post surgery hunger is completely different experience for me. Six years out, I do get hungry and sometimes even shaking if I fail to eat at routine times I have established. Difference is...
  21. Thread: Use of NSAIDS

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    Re: Use of NSAIDS

    Thank you for the info, Dutchie. My husband is off to get some OTC omeprazol.
  22. Thread: Use of NSAIDS

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    Use of NSAIDS

    Gastric Sleevers are to stop using NSAIDS. This was bad news for me but for 6 years I have followed.
    There are some instances where I have been advised to take them until I remind them I am a GS...
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    Re: One Year VSG Follow Up

    You are my nominee for Gastric Sleeve poster child.
  24. Thread: I'm Doing This!

    by Sh5
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    Re: I'm Doing This!

    The very best of luck to you!
    I continue to be a foodie even five years after surgery. Because we entertain a good bit to folks who know nothing about my sleeve I find delicious recipes that fit the...
  25. Re: This Forum is Spot ON !!... had surgery on 03-28-19.

    Advice from srsebaer is spot on. I personally found hot and cold liquids problematic so tepid water was the easiest to sip. Only thing I would add is to skip the use of straws.
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