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  1. Re: What are (were) your top ten kitchen gadgets?

    What??? I didn't realize you could get these so cheap! That's fantastic! I have to keep my eye out for sales. 4th of July is coming up soon. BTW - check out the Skinnytaste website for some great air...
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    Re: Soooooo tired! What can I do?

    Sounds like I need to get my labs checked. My surgeon seemed to imply that my body had enough vitamins in reserve to hold me over for the first month. It sure doesn't feel that way! Also, I don't...
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    Soooooo tired! What can I do?

    I am 24 days post op and just dragging all the time! I am so tired and am always on the verge of falling asleep. I have absolutely zero energy and have to stop to rest after any activity, even just...
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    Re: Back in the day!

    Wow! Gorgeous and so stylish! Love the turquoise jewelry and the big bright smile! Still so beautiful Annie, inside and out
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    Re: I'm Leaving Today!! Surgery Wednesday!

    Yay!!!! So happy for you and glad everything is going so well. Welcome to the Loser's Bench!
  6. Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Great post Annie! Very insightful, although I must tell you - I would KILL to be 140lbs right now, lol!
  7. Re: Ways to deal with regain before it gets out of hand

    Sandra3 - Can you add in another drug to help reduce the dose of the PPI? How about adding in a Histamine-2 blocker like famotidine (Pepcid) or ranitidine (Zantac). There are also the "coating" drugs...
  8. Thread: Good grief!!!

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    Re: Good grief!!!

    It's unfortunate, but all medications have side effects, sometimes lots of side effects. They interact with each other, and they interact with supplements, vitamins, and foods we ingest. They...
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    Re: New From Las Vegas

    Hi Don and welcome to the site! Try to read and learn as much as you can about the surgery. Like the others have said, this is a great place for advice, support and encouragement. Lots of wonderful...
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    Re: No restriction 2 weeks out?

    What Kenson and Cyndi said ^^^^^

    I am 3 weeks today and I am also amazed at how much more I can drink now. I can take a large gulp or two or three at a time of water and not feel like I have a...
  11. Thread: About me

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    Re: About me

    Sounds like you've had a hell of a time over the past few years. I am glad that you have the support of your son and a positive attitude. Glad you're here! This is a wonderful place for advice,...
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    Re: Once upon a time...

    Very cool! Would love to see pics too.
  13. Thread: Protein

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    Re: Protein

    I went through the same thing. I can barely choke down the Premeir shakes now and the Isopure unflavored protein powder is sooooo nasty. Try the Genepro unflavored protein powder. It mixes, blends...
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    Re: Can we take antibiotics?

    Probiotics are live strains of "good" or "helpful" bacteria and yeasts that improve the health and balance of bacteria in your digestive tract. Antibiotics kill off harmful bacteria at the site of an...
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    Re: First Surgiversary

    Wow!!! So very happy for you! What a wonderful post and and so inspiring for those of us just starting out on our journey. Thanks for being here and for sharing your story! :)
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    Re: Can we take antibiotics?

    It is totally fine for you to take antibiotics and many are available in liquid form if you have trouble with pills. With the extent of the dental work planned, you absolutely HAVE to take...
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    Re: Pre-op diet starts sunday

    I felt exactly the same way! I was absolutely terrified beyond belief and in full panic mode, wondering if I was making a mistake, wishing I had more time. It's perfectly NORMAL to feel that way....
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    Re: 6 week post op update

    I am so happy for you! In such a short amount of time, you have experienced such positive results! I'm about 3 weeks behind you and I'm going to cut and paste your post into a word doc. Every line...
  19. Re: A couple of things to eat at the soft food stage

    Great! I just started this phase and I think I'm going to try the Mexi dip today. I have all of the ingredients on hand except the Rotel chilis - which may be a good thing as my tummy is so sensitive...
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    Re: I'm Leaving Today!! Surgery Wednesday!

    So exciting! You seem very well prepared and you did well on the preop diet. You may feel pretty crappy in the beginning but hang in there. Each day gets better. Good luck to you and keep us posted!
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    Re: Soooooooo I got sleeved!

    So happy your are doing so well! You and I were sleeved the same day and I'm also down 24 lbs. Every day is a little better than the last. Stay the course and keep us posted!
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    Re: Just a few thoughts about this Forum...

    Such a great post Russ! We love your rambling. So glad I'm here and that I found this forum too. You guys are awesome!!
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    Re: It's official I'm sleeved

    Welcome JessiO! You are only 2 days post-op - everything in your body is in turmoil at this point, you haven't even cleared the anesthesia from your body yet. Keep drinking the Pedialyte if its...
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    Re: Don't lick the beaters...

    My heart breaks for you my friend! You have so much on your plate and you continue to give and do for others. I wish I could offer you more. Is there nothing that can be done for your back pain?...
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    Re: Not loosing enough weight

    This ^^^ says it all. It WILL happen, it just happens at different paces for everyone. Keep following to basics - protein first at meals, space out fluids from food, 64oz fluids day, 60 or more grams...
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