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    Re: 9 days post op, and miserable

    Your comment about being on pain medication and not seeing yourself getting off is concerning. The pain medication can cause make you more depressed, anxious and for sure slows down progression. ...
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    Re: 6 Year Surgery Anniversary!

    I see and hear it all the time where I work, "The surgery didn't work" and "I don't know why". Sure you do... You have to follow the guidelines and nobody said it's easy, but it's easier than being...
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    Re: Post op struggling

    It will get easier, and you can always add some water to the protein to cut the thickness. It's probably most important that you keep hydrated and move slowly to stage to stage. The nauseousness ...
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    Re: Stockings and metallic taste in mouth

    The metallic taste is also from after effects of anesthesia, and I never had to wear compression stockings. I did, however; have that taste for a while. Brushing your teeth and tongue will help and...
  5. Thread: Invited out

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    Re: Invited out

    I also told everyone in that situation that I had weight loss surgery and was darn proud to share it! People don't really care what you eat, they're usually too self-absorbed in their own mind and...
  6. Thread: Naysayers

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    Re: Naysayers

    I think it's a personal choice about sharing the journey or not sharing it, however; for me I shouted it from the rooftops and even told sales clerks that I was buying the protein shakes because I...
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    Re: 1 more month

    "Good things come to those who wait", you'll love the journey now that you've started it! Continued success!!
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    Re: It’s done!

    You are swollen and it's difficult for even the liquids to go down comfortably. Try some warm beverage, like decaf tea and our patients find that soothing and easier to get down. Don't be put off...
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    Re: Barrett’s esophagus

    Perhaps a RNY will be suggested vs a sleeve. Ask the doctor and do some "google" searching for having a bypass with this condition. Good luck, and don't give up .
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    Re: I think I am a vain person

    Like the song says, "What's Wrong With Being Confident"... I too, think we're confident to a greater degree after surgery and why not be vain... I like looking the way I am now, although I'd like...
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    Re: When will I start to feel normal again?

    Keep hydrated, and try some gentle fitness, which increases stamina. Gentle chair yoga, walking, water fitness, they're all good low impact fitness. It really does get better and most patients say...
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    Re: Vacation time

    Have a great safe time and enjoy to the fullest!
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    Re: Week 2 emotions

    Hey John, hormones, anesthesia, pain medication and the emotional effects of surgery are very real! Take a breath, picture yourself where you want to be, get some sunshine, and remember, "Be Kind to...
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    Re: Considering the sleeve

    This is a new start and you'll love the journey. I work in a large bariatric hospital and we don't do lap bands anymore and once we take them out, most if not all, get a "revision" surgery and do...
  15. Re: I'm only a few days out from surgery - Laurie's journey.

    Long to post, but interesting reading in my humble opinion.
  16. Re: I'm only a few days out from surgery - Laurie's journey.

    AUGUST 25, 2019

    Study Identifies Culprits in Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery

    Sedentary Lifestyle, Certain Eating Habits Counteract Effects of Surgery
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    I read a very interesting article about regain and how patients who eat more after they feel "full" have a higher risk of regain. It's a very interesting article that I'll try to share with the...
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    Re: So, the doctor said....

    kenson, feel better, something is surely going around as many of my coworkers in the hospital are not feeling well. I think you are lovely and wonder what a the doctor thought one would look like...
  19. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Congratulations, John, and welcome to the "Losers' Bench"! You've only just begun and the imaginable will happen if you work the program and "lean into the journey!"
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    Re: 2 Year Surgiversary

    Continued success, Lisa, you're a shining example of diligence, dedication and determination to "stay the course" on this amazing journey we all call "bariatric surgery". Maintenance is a challenge...
  21. Re: Surgery tomorrow and I am Soo ready!!!!!!!!!!

    Positive thoughts coming your way! You're going to love this journey and I wish you much success!
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    Re: Not that bad

    Cyndi, I totally agree with you about being thankful for the tight restriction. I'm 8 years post-op and I tell our patients here at the hospital not to rush into the various stages, to take it easy...
  23. Thread: Kids

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    Re: Kids

    Michelle, I totally agree with the eloquent words that both ladies here shared already. I, myself, was a morbidly obese child/teen/adult, and now that I'm more savvy, realize I was insulin dependent...
  24. Thread: The Look

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    Re: The Look

    I usually get the water just to avoid the "look". I remember early on when I couldn't even think of having liquid w/meals and was at a Chinese restaurant, they looked at me strangely throughout the...
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    Re: Approved for surgery

    Welcome, Mike, you're going to love this journey and keep in touch along the way. This site is a great source of information and advice from some "seasoned" veterans:)
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