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    Re: Just a few thoughts about this Forum...

    Thanks Russ, great post and makes me rethink some things I may have missed. So keep rambling :)
  2. Re: have any of you had an MRI since your gastric sleeve?

    I have found this on the internet.
    Can you have MRI after gastric sleeve?
    The staples are non-magnetic, which means they will not be affected by an MRI. Patients with the adjustable gastric band...
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    Re: Drinking cold fluids

    i think the sleeve affects everyone differently. I have always had only iced water, in fact I suffer from pica and actually eat ice all the time. ( due to low iron, not sleeve related). After the...
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    Re: New and cray-cray

    HI! welcome to the forum. It is a great forum with lots of good advice and support. I too felt like you when I was about to go for surgery and thought as I was losing weight on the pre op diet ,...
  5. Thread: Hello Everyone!

    by elllie
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    Re: Hello Everyone!

    HI welcome Stephanie. I hope it is all going well.
  6. Thread: Kirby's journey

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    Re: Kirby's journey

    HI Kirby, well done for your achievement so far. It is a struggle and the mental part is probably the hardest of all. Also regarding not going to the toilet and using laxatives, i would suggest you...
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    Re: Confession Time!

    That is an interesting read. It applies to me more about food as I am a tea total and always have been. This just proves that on days I don't write down what I eat I am eating more than I think I am....
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    Re: Hello from Australia 🇦🇺

    HI Jamilda, welcome to this wonderful chat room. The people on here are very supportive and very inspirational. It is a big decision to make but once you have made the decision and go forward things...
  9. Thread: They fit!

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    Re: They fit!

    well done, its a great feeling. It's still cold here in the UK so I haven't had to try on any summer clothes yet.
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    Re: Realistic goal weight?

    I think only you know what your goal weight is. I was never given a goal weight by the doctor or dietitians. I just wanted to have a normal BMI and fit back into my old clothes. I have almost...
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    Re: Traveling after WLS

    you look fantastic, well done. :)
  12. Thread: Sleeved 🤗

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    Re: Sleeved 🤗

    good luck and good to hear that you are not in too much pain. I slept sitting up for 2 weeks after surgery as it was far more comfortable and less painful. Try and walk about as much as possible and...
  13. Thread: Goal - Again!

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    Re: Goal - Again!

    congratulations Sharon. Enjoy retirement. :)
  14. Thread: Just discharged

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    Re: Just discharged

    I was in hospital for 3 nights and didn't drink anything until the day I left. Take painkillers, sleep sitting up and drink as much as you can. I used to drink my vitamins as my fluid intake and that...
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    Re: Confession Time!

    HI Sharon
    You are very brave and well done for recognizing you might have a problem and dealing with it and for being very open and sharing it with us. I am sending you all the good wishes and keep...
  16. Thread: Goal!!!

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    Re: Goal!!!

    well done :)
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    Re: Eating in Moderation OR Strict diet?

    HI
    Well done on your weight loss so far. Everyone's journey is different and everyone's coping mechanism are different and strategies are different, however the one thing we all have in common, is...
  18. Thread: feeling fat

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    feeling fat

    HI! Does anyone who has lost almost all the weight they wanted to lose, still feel fat? Although the scale says I am 1kg off my personal target weight, I still feel fat. I think it has to do with the...
  19. Thread: can't exercise

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    Re: can't exercise

    thanks everyone for the advice. Walking is great and keeps you exercising and I walk everyday unless it is raining, which it has been for a few days now, grrr. However because I am not doing weights,...
  20. Thread: can't exercise

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    Re: can't exercise

    HI Simonne, The cortisone wont affect my weight, its given directly into the bursitis in the shoulder. I do over 10000 steps every day as I walk my dog and on weekends often gone on hikes with my...
  21. Thread: can't exercise

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    can't exercise

    HI everyone, a little update. It was our Passover recently ad during that time I seemed to gain 1kg. However I am now back down and am so relieved. However I am so frustrated as I cannot exercise...
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    Re: Bathing suit season

    you look fabulous. I wish I looked like that.
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    Re: Bathing suit season

    I still have fat days where I think I look huge in things. swimsuits are the worst, however I have found ones with a tiny skirt and tight bodice that looks good. I am sure you will find one that you...
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    Re: It's been 10 months. I'm freezing :D

    HI Mideem, I too have this problem. I was always very hot before and now I can't get warm. I have to go to bed with socks on and pyjamas. I think Our bodies have been reset and we also don't have our...
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    Re: Easter Temptations

    Happy Easter to all who celebrate, Chag Pesach Sameach to those who celebrate and happy holidays to all others. This weekend is a huge eating fest for me, as we have to consume huge amounts of...
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