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    Re: Stockings and metallic taste in mouth

    Hi - my surgery was about two and a half months ago - yes I did have a slight metallic taste after injections but it didn’t last long. I had to injection myself with blood thinners for 9 days after...
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    Re: 3 Months Since Sleeve

    Thanks that's really helpful - sit on my hands!!
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    Re: 3 Months Since Sleeve

    Hi - just over two months out for me and yes it’s going well so far. I am still finding it quite hard to slow my eating down and take tiny mouthfuls but working on that. Have packed away so many...
  4. Re: SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT LIFE AT ALMOST 2 YEARS OUT (11 mo & 20 DAYS)

    Thanks Annie - fabulous pearls of wisdom there and great to have your tried and tested methods outlined. All really useful for me at the beginning of my journey. What an incredible change in your...
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    Re: 2 Year Surgiversary

    Thanks for this post Lisa - it might sound like a lot to track and weigh etc but how much time did we spend thinking about our weight before the op and feeling defeated by it? Probably a lot more...
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    Re: Tomorrow is the day!

    Fantastic news - so glad that you are doing so well. You are back to work quickly but it's nice to get back to normal routines. I am now 4 weeks out from surgery and down two sizes in my jeans...
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    Re: Tomorrow is the day!

    Hi - my surgery was 2 and a half weeks ago and I was really nervous too but all went well and now I'm back at work and actually feeling much better than
    I have in a very long time.

    Wishing you...
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    Re: Not eating after surgery

    Hi - I know what you mean about the protein shakes - I’m finding it hard to finish mine and one meal seems to blend into the next. ~I can have soup as long as the protein level is high enough and if...
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    Re: Had my op yesterday

    Hi - yes starting to feel a bit more like walking now - the winter weather is being kind to me and lots of sunny days this week. Almost off the pain meds too
    As pain levels pretty low now. Still on...
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    Re: Had my op yesterday

    Wow I didn’t even think of things like that thanks !
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    Re: Had my op yesterday

    Thanks Kiwigal that’s good to know - actually I spent a couple of hours today unpacking some old clothes from the back cupboard and discovered some treasures I’d forgotten about - mainly as I think I...
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    Re: Had my op yesterday

    Hi yes feel pretty swollen so will hide my scales! Thanks for the advice.
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    Had my op yesterday

    Looks like surgery is today but as Iím in New Zealand it was my yesterday. Home from the hospital now - sipping and walking. Bit sore but thatís to be expected but surgery went well apparently.
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    Re: Beetroot ok?

    Hi thanks for all the advice - wasn’t planning on a kilo of it - no :) just some grated with my other veg - can do that now.
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    Re: Beetroot ok?

    Ah yes - same thing! Beetroot is the NZ/English name for US beets :)
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    Beetroot ok?

    Hi - Iím just beginning my pre-surgery diet and wondering if anyone knows if raw beetroot is ok? Canít find it on any Optifast page. Is it classed as carrot like or potato like?
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    Re: Getting Nervous

    Hi Tyler - I’m getting my sleeve done on July 22 as well! Nervous too but also excited to be finally having this surgery.
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    Re: Starting to get real

    Hi - Lovely to meet a fellow NZer!
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    Re: Starting to get real

    Thanks for all your lovely messages and I know that there will be lots of questions to come!
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    Starting to get real

    Hi - Iíve been reading this forum for a while but this is my first post. My surgery is exactly one month away and Iím excited about it but also very nervous. This has been a long time coming and so...
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