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  1. Thread: Who Knew?

    by RehabNurse
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    Re: Who Knew?

    Great attitude and acceptance of personal responsibility. Keep up the excellent work!:)
  2. Thread: New Member

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    Re: New Member

    Welcome. ��
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    Re: 4.5 Years Out...

    I can eat a normal, full-sized meal these days. Since I can eat so much more, I still stick to high-protein options and attempt to watch my carb intake loosely.
    I do not eat breakfast on most days....
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    Re: 4.5 Years Out...

    Thanks so much! ��
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    Re: 4.5 Years Out...

    Thank you!
    The trade school has several allied healthcare programs: nursing assistant (CNA), medication aide, phlebotomy technician, and medical assistant. We also do CPR classes. The website link...
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    Re: BMI of 40 at consult?

    My BMI was 38 at my initial consult. My comorbidity of elevated cholesterol (dyslipidemia) counted as an acceptable comorbid condition, so my insurance company paid for me to be sleeved.
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    4.5 Years Out...

    Life has been busy for me with ups, downs and new adventures. Therefore, I have not posted on these forums as frequently as I once did.

    I was sleeved in April 2015, so I am 4.5 years out. I'm...
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    Re: Hello from Tx

    There's sugar-free pudding, Halo Top ice cream, high-protein iced coffee, and bone broth.

    Unfortunately, options are somewhat limited while you are on liquids, but this will be water under the...
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    Re: for the ladies

    I didn't develop amenorrhea. Then again, I was 34 at the time I was sleeved.

    According to biomedical research, the average woman enters perimenopause at age 51. I'd visit a gynecologist to check...
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    Re: Very slow Weight loss 10 lb in 1 month

    Take a look at my monthly losses below my post...I was 34 years old at the time I was sleeved. Yep...virtually all months resulted in a single-digit loss.

    Hang in there. You're doing well. :)
  11. Thread: Meds???

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    Re: Meds???

    I notice you're only 1 year post-op. Congratulations on your amazing progress with your weight loss up to this point.

    Now, here comes the realistic part...some of us take longer to reach goal....
  12. Re: 2-year Post-Op physical and blood-work finally done!

    I also wanted to mention that supplementation doesn't need to be high-priced or fancy.

    I'm 3+ years out and my nutritional lab work looks perfect. I take the cheap Kirkland multivitamins with iron...
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    Re: Three-year update

    Thank you all for the well-wishes and condolences. It means a lot to me.

    I will try to visit these forums more often because I received so much information in my early days here. Now, as a 3+ year...
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    Re: When did hunger strike for you?

    True, genuine hunger returned sometime between the seventh and ninth month post-op for me.

    I had stomach grumbling and growling during those first few weeks and months; however, the sleeve enabled...
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    Three-year update

    I hope everyone is managing to stay cool and hydrated this summer. I am in Texas where the outdoor temperatures have consistently hovered in the high 90s for the past few weeks.

    Anyhow, my...
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    Re: 5 days since surgery and feeling good

    I was encouraged to start walking immediately, within a few hours post-op. I was allowed to start weight training approximately six weeks post-op.

    I had my first glass of wine on my 1-year...
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    Re: Job performance after sleeve

    The sleeve didn't have an impact on my work performance...but weight loss has altered other aspects of my interpersonal skills at the workplace. I am less tolerant of other peoples' bad behavior and...
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    Re: My surgery went phenomenally well.

    I'm sorry to hear you need another surgery this afternoon. Hopefully no complications will occur after today. I'll keep you in my thoughts. :)
  19. Thread: Any advice?

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    Re: Any advice?

    Increased stomach acid production often mimics hunger...just FYI. Stomach acid production is increased while your sleeve heals.

    In diabetics, any type of bodily stress (e.g. surgery, infection,...
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    Re: Abdominoplasty

    Two weeks off should be plenty of time as long as your type of work isn't too physical or strenuous.

    My friend works a very sedentary desk job. She could return to work right now if she wanted...
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    Re: Abdominoplasty

    My best friend had an abdominoplasty with muscle repair approximately two and a half weeks ago (4/20/18).

    She's pleased with the results. Although she's still healing, her stomach is now flat. The...
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    Re: Thoughts on yearly check-ups

    Yes, a PCP can order the same blood work as a bariatric surgeon. In fact, the majority of the people who had surgery in Mexico receive their blood work orders and bariatric aftercare from their PCPs...
  23. Thread: Stuck!!!!

    by RehabNurse
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    Re: Stuck!!!!

    Look up the "third week stall" or the "three week stall." It happens to the slight majority of weight loss surgery patients sometime between weeks 2 and 4 post-op, usually the 3rd week.

    Mine came...
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    Sticky: Re: How many days post op in hospital?

    The surgeon who operated on me only performs same-day surgeries, so I was able to have surgery in the morning and be discharged to home that same night.

    I would have been allowed to stay overnight...
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    Re: Refused gastric sleeve

    Because, like the vast majority of fat/formerly fat people, (s)he'll probably regain it all plus more after losing it on her own with a healthy diet and exercise.

    For most of us, surgical...
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