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    Re: Sleeve vs bypass

    Hi there.
    Can't help you with that decision sorry. That's for you and your surgeon to sort out. All I can suggest is do as much research as you can and even get a second opinion from another...
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    Re: Feeling a bit... down, I guess

    We definitely missed you Dutchie!

    I believe that seasonal changes can definitely affect us. We are heading into Summer but our Spring is not playing the game at the moment and it is slightly...
  3. Thread: Hi

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Hi

    Welcome.
    This is a great place for support and advice.
    Read up and ask any questions that you might have.

    For me being sleeved is the single best decision that I have ever made.

    All the best.
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    Re: Disappointing initial weight loss

    As all the above had said - it will happen.
    I know that we are all eager for the weight to "drop off" but please remember that you have had major surgery and your body is adjusting to everything...
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    Re: Day one post-op

    Every day will be better and better.
    Rest (sleep) and sip as much water as you can.

    You'll be surprised how much better you feel in a couple of days. :-)
  6. Thread: Naysayers

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Naysayers

    My partner knew as I wanted him on board and involved form the get go (which he was), and then I only told my 3 best friends (for over 40 years) after I had the surgery. I knew they would be...
  7. Thread: Im curious

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Im curious

    I have never been hypnotized, but I certainly be open to giving it a go if I thought it might help. It probably can't hurt?!
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    Re: Hello! I'd like some help...

    It can all be a little overwhelming at the start.
    There are so many things to remember and you are not feeling great (you have just had major surgery) but please believe us when we say it does get...
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    Re: Two Years 10/5/19 -- a few issues

    Congratulations on your two year surgiversary.

    Being relatively healthy and a "normal" weight will certainly help you deal with your current issues.

    Take care and please keep us posted on how...
  10. Thread: I Are Alive

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: I Are Alive

    Great photos. You are a gorgeous couple.

    It's interesting how when we are first sleeved it can consume our lives and then one day you realise that your new life is your new normal and you are just...
  11. Thread: 1 more month

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: 1 more month

    How very exciting. This is going to change your life in so many positive ways.
    The remaining time will pass very quickly.
  12. Thread: I did it

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: I did it

    Welcome.
    Congrats on your surgery.
    Ask any questions that you have - there is a great bunch of people here who are very happy to share their experiences and offer support and advice.
  13. Thread: Hey yall :)

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Hey yall :)

    You are doing great so far - you should be very pleased with yourself.
    We all lose at differing rates. Perhaps just reassess what/when you are eating to make sure you are still on track. I still...
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    Re: Stockings and metallic taste in mouth

    Hi
    Day four of a wonderful exciting journey. :-)
    It just gets better and better.
    I never had blood thinning injections so can't help there. Pretty sure I only wore the stockings while in...
  15. Thread: Its done!

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Its done!

    I was given cups of ice chips and told to suck on them and let the liquid sort of leak down the back of my throat. It certainly helped. It was no time before I was able to sip water. As said above...
  16. Thread: Got my date

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Got my date

    Hope all goes well for your surgery tomorrow.
    Follow your surgeons instructions, rest, sleep, walk as much as you can, sip water all the time and it will all be good.
    Please let us know how your...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    Sharon you are, and always will be, a total inspiration to me.

    I love your straight talking, your common sense, your sense of humour.
    I am so glad that you continue to share your story with us...
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    Re: 3 Months Since Sleeve

    Yippee! So glad that it is all working out for you. It only gets better.
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    Re: Officially two weeks out

    Yay! So glad everything is going to plan for you. You are going to have so much fun.
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    Re: Single and alone

    As others have said you are not alone - we are all here. I know it's not quite the same as having someone physically with you but it's the net best thing because we all know what you are going...
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    Re: 9 days post op, and miserable

    I'm so sorry that you are feeling so miserable. I've not heard of the "Anchor Stitch". Pretty sure I didn't have one as my pain was minimal (sorry!)
    I wonder why it is put in if they advise you to...
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    Re: Kiwigal is back in town

    You definitely should. It was just amazing.
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    Re: Anger, Frustration, and medical issues

    Hey Christina

    I hope that things start to look up for you soon. It certainly sounds like no fun at all.
    I don't have any pearls of wisdom to add other than keep on at your doctors. Keep asking...
  24. Re: Still Above Ground, LOL. Sorry for absence

    Hi Annie

    So sorry that you are having to deal with all of this. You are a valued and very important part of this forum.
    I am sending you all my love and hope that you are feeling better soon.
    ...
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    Kiwigal is back in town

    Hi all

    I'm back from my fabulous five weeks in Italy. We had the most wonderful time.

    I ate lots - cake for breakfast, gelato nearly every day, a bit of pasta, and everything else under the...
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