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  1. 2 points
    GradyCat

    PAIN

    I'm so sorry you're having pain. I was one of the lucky ones that didn't have any pain at all. Be sure you get your fluids in, you don't want to dehydrate and have to be hospitalized. Take care.
  2. 2 points
    FluffyChix

    1 Month Post-Op Update

    Honey. You've just simply got to stop it. Break the cycle. Make the decision. Get an appointment to see your doc, your RD and also get a referal to a counselor. Rice and bread WILL make your tummy expand. So what you are feeling is real and it's not too late to get a leak from a hyper bloated tummy. Please go back to your basics for your stage. It will be 3-4 days of hell. But after that? I promise it will be infinitely easier. But you need your team to help pull you out of this spiral. Please do it for yourself. Clean your house out of all junk!!!
  3. 2 points
    Karen58

    Doubts about sleeve option

    Thank you very much very helpful comments. Although I went through the oh no what have I done when suffering severe vomitting and the runs I am confident of success. After all whats a few weeks discomfort for a lifetime of slim lol. I must admit will be glad when fluid stage is over
  4. 1 point
    My insurance doesn't cover bariatric surgery, so I've decided to get it done in Mexico. That's not the "wrong" part though, believe it or not. I do feel there is value to the pre-op hoops you jump through to get approved and other preparatory and follow-up work that I'm worried I'm not even aware of. Like everyone else here, I want the best possible chance at success and I feel like I'm already behind the curve. Here's where I stand with my own attempts to get the right support network in place: DIETITIAN - Do I need one after surgery? I'm not currently seeing one, but I used the services of an RD for 2 years, 2006-2008, so I've got all the knowledge regarding portions, balance, nutrient density, etc. I tried to find one, both locally and remotely, but the bariatric specialist RDs are all affiliated with surgical centers and only deal with those patients. I will try again if I need one, I just don't know if I do. THERAPIST - I've tried therapy five times before and never got anywhere. I'm currently getting medication management by a psych nurse, who is on board and has changed my anti-depressant scripts to regular not extended release. Anyway, I'm utterly convinced that this surgery won't succeed without 'head work' and I'm giving it another shot. Unfortunately my first appointment isn't until 2 weeks before my surgery, but at least I'll have it in place for afterwards. He does bariatric psych evaluations for insurance companies, so I'm feeling positive about this choice. POST-OP SURGICAL SUPPORT - I get follow-up support via phone afterwards. My primary doc where I live is on board with ordering the vitamin level tests and such afterwards. This is, unfortunately, all I have figured out...I simply don't know what else I need. BOOKS - I've read Bariatric Mindset Success by Kristin Lloyd, but it didn't really resonate the way I hoped it would Feel free to recommend a book that takes you through all the steps, or a dietitian who does skype sessions, or even just write a bit about a valuable piece of the puzzle I'm either understimating or missing completely. Thank you.
  5. 1 point
    GradyCat

    1 Month Post-Op Update

    You just have to follow the nutritionist's plan and not be eating all of those carbs. The surgery is only a tool and can only do so much, but you have to do the rest. Stick with protein.
  6. 1 point
    Karen58

    Doubts about sleeve option

    Hi there new to here. I am 2 weeks post sleeve op. I had a few problems but they seem to be getting better. I have read numerous conversations on here that say basically the sleeve is a waste of tim and bypass is the way to go. Has anyone had success with sleeve and found it a good choice? Hope I didnt make the wrong choice.
  7. 1 point
    Danny Paul is a treasure on here, many of his postings have helped me! I just hope I can pay it forward as time goes by,guess I sure can try!
  8. 1 point
    Thank you for the awesome post. I really appreciate it and look forward to relieving my medical issues and to be healthy for the first time in many years!!
  9. 1 point
    insta_adventurer

    I Believe It Was Worth It

    I think ones motivations and expectations dictate so much of this. I did this solely to get healthier and improve how I physically felt. I did not expect rainbows and unicorns and for this to solve every problem or insecurity I’ve ever had. Even though I’m not to goal yet, I can honestly say mission accomplished. My health has improved drastically. I’m able to do things I wouldn’t normally have been able to or dared to do. Like many others, I only wish I had taken this step sooner.
  10. 1 point
    BostonWLKC

    I Believe It Was Worth It

    Yes! Best decision ever made and allowed me to make changes to live healthier. It was a year yesterday and I am eternally grateful to have made the decision and continue to follow what I need to
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