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  1. Re: Sleeved in August 2017 not losing anymore ...eating all the time

    Doctors and nutritionists have wildly different approaches so you have to figure out what works for you. I'm not there yet myself, but I do believe each of us has to figure out what is the right...
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    Re: Psych eval

    I was fortunate in that I was able to use my regular counselor who I used during my divorce. So she already knew me. Her biggest thing was making sure I understood the surgery and that it's a tool to...
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    Re: Nausea From Anesthesia

    Thank you for your input. I've actually already had the surgery about 5 weeks ago. I was offering this to people who haven't had theirs yet.
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    Nausea From Anesthesia

    I've seen several posts recently where people have had nausea and vomiting after surgery because of the anesthesia. I was fortunate in that I had bladder surgery years ago, and vomited after surgery....
  5. Re: Final Insurance Approval - Surgery in 20 days

    Congratulations! It's great that the two of you will have each other to lean on through this process. This site is great too. Lot's of wonderful people who can answer questions and offer support.
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    Re: I did it, I woke up in ONEDERLAND today

    I'm assuming that means you are now under 200. That's my short-term goal right now. Congratulations!!
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    Re: I'm sleeved! Post Op Day 2

    Congratulations on your surgery.
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    Re: Hunger. REAL hunger...

    I'm confused myself. I think I've been hungry since about one week after my surgery. I have actual stomach growling. It doesn't bother me as much as it did pre-surgery. It's disappointing because my...
  9. Re: Lap Band Removal due to slippage & sleeve on 9/19/17

    Glad to hear a doctor finally took the time to help you. Best wishes for a successful surgery and recovery.
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    Re: New. Surgery scheduled 9/14/17

    Best wishes to you. I received mixed reactions, but in the end, I knew that my reasons for having the surgery were sound. I needed to do this for my health. I'm glad we can all support each other...
  11. Thread: Newbie

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    Re: Newbie

    Best of luck to you. I'm relatively new too (3-1/2 weeks post surgery), and I'm learning how to navigate this new way of eating.
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    Re: 4 days post op

    Congratulations! My surgery was on August 10th, so I'm not too far ahead of you. We're on this journey together.
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    Re: Holy Crackers Batman...

    Congratulations! It's encouraging to hear stories like this.
  14. Re: I've got blisters on my fingers......tinman's surgerversary rant

    Thank you for this post. I am a newbie...13 days post-op, and I was getting a little discouraged today. My bariatric physician and nut have given me one plan to follow and my surgeon has given me a...
  15. Thread: Photos

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    Re: Photos

    Thank you so much!
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    Re: Photos

    No they're normal on my phone and computer
  17. Thread: Photos

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    Photos

    Every photo I upload uploads sideways. Even when I click on the rotate arrows, it will not change. Can someone help me with this?
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    Re: Using a straw

    I was also told not to use a straw because of the air it introduces into your stomach. But, I don't have trouble sipping and don't use straws much anyway.
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    Re: 8 days post op

    The unflavored protein powder is a good suggestion. The dietitian in the hospital gave me some samples of Unjury, a flavorless protein powder. You could add it to any of your drinks. You can also add...
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    Re: I Have a Date!

    You don't have long to go either. It will be here before you know it. Good luck!
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    I Have a Date!

    I finally got the call today...my insurance approved my surgery. I've already done all the upfront stuff....food logs, counselor appointments, nutritionist, etc. After all that waiting and calling,...
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    Re: Too funny!

    I've had mixed reaction from "that's great" to "no, that's too drastic". But, it's my decision, and like you, I'm doing it mainly for my health. Ten years ago, I would have done it for looks, but...
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    Re: The Waiting Game

    I work in Tallahassee and that's where I'll be having my surgery. Thanks for the tip on the shakes. I'll need to stock up once I get my surgery date.
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    Re: The Waiting Game

    Thanks for the encouragement. Luckily the had me do all that first. So far Premier Protein are my favorite shakes but they're hard to find. Once I get insurance approval they will schedule my...
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    The Waiting Game

    I'm just waiting for my insurance to approve my surgery. After the surgeon's office sent my insurance all the required paperwork, they wanted one more thing. I got it to the doctor's office quickly,...
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