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    Re: 3 1/2 weeks VSG issue

    Weight loss is not linear after the sleeve, no worries!
    I would gain 5 pounds before losing ten!
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    Re: Cannot break a 1 1/2 year long plateau

    The whole point of being on this forum is to learn from each other's experiences. If people jump at your throat because you shared your positive experience, they just didn't get the point of what we...
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    Re: Cannot break a 1 1/2 year long plateau

    Hi Tracy,

    I was also a slow loser and reaching my surgeon's target weight took me two years. My surgeon used to say : the sleeve will do the work the first year, but only a clean diet will do the...
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    Re: Tanzanian Safari

    What a great Summer!!! thanks for those wonderful photos!!

    I know flying is always the worth part of my job, and working 4 years in NZ got me so fed up with flying...go to Wellington from...
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    Re: One year post breast lift/augmentation

    I happy to know about Meg, that's very good news!!

    For the lift...I mean....it's complicated:

    PROS
    It's not painful anymore to exercise or do some heavy cleaning, with wings flapping around it...
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    Re: Goodness, I'm losing A LOT of hair!

    At 9 months, it seems long...did you have a blood test done recently? how is your iron/ferritin level? when I'm deficient my hair fall immediately...
  7. Re: Who loses weight on vacation? This girl! Pictures Included

    Happy to know you had a wonderful trip!! great memories and beautiful photos!

    I also lost weight once during a five weeks across Europe with the kids in 2015. Lots of walking and a break from...
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    Re: Goodness, I'm losing A LOT of hair!

    Most people lose hair with diet, surgery etc, the amount of hair is mainly linked to your genetic.

    I lost a lot until month 4 or 5. Was taking lots of biotin, stopped it because I saw no hair...
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    Re: One year post breast lift/augmentation

    Happy boobies's birthday!! they look really good!! the car too!!

    Well, I will think twice before having any kind of reconstructive surgery again. My arm lift was very painful too, for almost a...
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    Re: On a soapbox today

    Hey Lisa,

    You are only five months out, I don't know why you say you are not successful! You are doing great!!
    Obesity is an hormonal disease and it's not about willpower to lose weight, it's...
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    Re: Saxenda may not be a good idea

    Indeed meds have side effects, but I'm surprised your surgeon would consider meds when you are not even one year out.

    It took me two years to lose 100 pounds and even if it is frustrating and...
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    Re: Update on me...

    Do you remember what dosage you took when you had iron poisoning?

    Usually when I'm in anemia in France doctors recommend 100mg per day, when I was in the US I was told 200mg!! 200 is way too much....
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    Re: New House Pics

    Click on Christie's name, then view profile. When on her page, scroll down, it's on the bottom left under albums. Voilą!!
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    Re: A little post sleeve humor...

    The best is to come for those who know how to wait ;)

    I'm also married to my high school sweet heart. He saw me in all sizes and shape...hopefully from now on it will only be for the best shapes :D
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    Re: New House Pics

    YEAH!!!!!!! thanks Christie!!!
    big hugs!!!

    Edited: I LOVE your house!! after so many moves it is so well organized!! I wish my house was that neat and organized!! (will be in an other life ;-)...
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    Re: 2 years out gaining inches but not lbs

    Hi!
    I think with your name you could be a woman. How old are you? body composition can change with hormones, and I'm thinking peri menopause, I'm in the middle of it and my tummy did swell at some...
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    Re: Update 3 1/2 weeks post surgery

    Congrats on your success! that first month is often when we lose the most. And then the third week stall for most of us, but no worries, it's temporary.

    I had a very hard time drinking just water...
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    Re: I've hit a snag on my journey to get a sleeve

    Hi Don,

    When I can say I don't know anything about transplant, I know that my bariatric surgeon was looking always carefully at my ALP levels because it could show gallstones/gallbladder issues,...
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    Re: Update on me...

    I'm so upset with all the red tape all over the medical system/insurance....I hope they will find a way soon!! I can't believe the insurance is putting your safety at risk....awful people....
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    Re: Pre Op Concerns

    Risks of complication for a sleeve are about 2%, for a bypass it's higher, 5% and even higher if the gastric bypass is done as a "rescue surgery" after a sleeve, about 7%.

    I was also really...
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    Re: All was great until

    If the scan is good, it's really good news. They would see a leak or any nasty business. At least you know now it's not life threatening, that's important!!
    But Geez those awful doctors!! it's just...
  22. Re: If a woman really loves her husband, she won't allow herself become fat...

    There is many different kind of obesity, but for most obesity is an hormonal disease. It's really sad that many people and (even doctors!!!) still think today that obesity is just a question of...
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    Re: Can exercising be fun?

    Congrats on your success!
    It is so nice to be able to rediscover your body, be more mobile and having so much stamina! It was my favorite thing post-sleeve, walk more and more, being able to scrub...
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    Re: How to Eat- Dr.V. video

    Even 3 years after the sleeve I was still using small plates or packing my lunch in tiny container. But it's true I was eating probably too fast, especially at work, even if I do put down my...
  25. Re: Absence on line due to gypsy curse (okay may be not)

    Oh and that poor cat!!! and the flood!!!
    such a bad few months for many of us!!

    big hugs!! I hope the cat is recovering without any issue!
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