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AtlantaRed

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. AtlantaRed

    Post-Op Tray Picture

    My trays had 1 bowl broth, 1 popsicle, 1 jello, 1 bottle of water with packet of crystal light. I hated all of it but tried a bit of each to see what I could tolerate.
  2. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I had to shower in the morning and make sure to use clean towels afterwards and no products. My skin hates the winter so very flaky here too!
  3. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Positive thoughts for Andrew. He posted a topic that he was taken to the hospital and they found a bleed.
  4. Very sorry, how scary! Positive thoughts for you. Keep us posted.
  5. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Hi everyone! Thanks for the well wishes. Surgery was yesterday morning at 9. I was so tired before that from going to bed so late (work) and getting up so early to get to the hospital. The hospital and staff were amazing. Even though there are closer hospitals, given a choice, I will go back there! Surgery went well. He found out that I have a congenital birth defect! I have a diaphragmatic hernia (hernia/opening in my diaphragm. He said he could only do one or the other so he did the sleeve and said I would need to get the hernia fixed at some point. Due to my previous terrible recoveries I made sure they did all they could do. I took the emend when I got to the hospital, then they gave me of ran under the tongue and patch behind the ear. I still woke up a bit sick but nothing like before and it didn't last long. I have 5 incisions. One on my right side where he pulled out the stomach hurts the most. I was on dilaudid at the hospital. I was in no pain as long as I didn't move! I had some gas pain just in mid chest. I did take a gasx. Not sure if that helped or if it just went away on its own. I peed all night long, almost every hour. I was able to do it all myself but needed help reconnecting the SCD boots. I would get up, go to the bathroom, quick walk down the hall, pee again and then get back in bed. I am very fortunate in that I can drink pretty easily. I have to stop myself because too many sips causes a bit of pain in my chest but I'm even able to drink my shakes. I hated everything they gave me as it was all sugar free. I tasted all of it just to see if I could tolerate it, and I could. When I got home, I made a shake with a dose of MiraLAX as I want stay on top of that. I'm pretty much staying put in the recliner in my bedroom. I only take the dilaudid when I have pain while not moving. No catheter, no drain. I don't know when I will be able to add the new people to the list. If someone wants to copy and paste the most recent list into a new reply, they can also add the new folks. I hope everyone is doing well on their preops and postops!
  6. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I'm on my way home. The only things I used were cell charger, chapstick and glasses. Had a very comfortable bed so didn't need my pillow. They had a robe and grippy socks.
  7. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Thanks so much! I made it! Doing very well. Will go home today. I have loved my hospital stay. Will update soon.
  8. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Thank you so much! I'm doing very, very well. So glad I I nsisted on staying overnight. Will update soon!
  9. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Thank you so much! Good luck to you too! Not sure when I'll get back to the list. Maybe others can copy and paste the next few groups for me and wish them well on the eve of their surgery! Can't wait to start all over with my new tiny tummy!
  10. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Here's the short little list of our brave Friday the 13thers! Positive thoughts and smooth recoveries for all of us! Post when you can! Dec 13 Under1star Dec 13 AtlantaRed Dec 13 crodrigu73 Dec 13 Bremartus Also positive thoughts and wishes for Sleevin It who will be by herself having surgery on the 14th!
  11. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    #1798 Dec 02 Krysta03 Dec 02 gaslimgal Dec 02 jess9395 Dec 02 Annadette Dec 02 sookiee Dec 02 Nurse_Bonnie Dec 02 doopa Dec 02 Jerzygurl Dec 02 LittleLou Dec 02 Alysha23 Dec 02 Onedaycloser Dec 02 Mskrys Dec 02 Saresy Dec 02 blueslp Dec 02 MASSGUY Dec 02 missmee Dec 02 xmarycontraryx Dec 03 azjanie Dec 03 Tasha420 Dec 03 SouthernCharm Dec 03 redilla42 Dec 03 skinnynewbecky2014 Dec 03 Sinderelly Dec 03 missmee Dec 03 Browneyedgurl Dec 03 Jill105 Dec 03 Sleever1203 Dec 03 VSG AJH Dec 03 linda305 Dec 03 bflyeffect17 Dec 03 and then... Dec 03 Kelawyb Dec 03 ChangingMichelle Dec 03 MS IB Dec 03 LuminousLife Dec 03 linda305 Dec 03 MissKoKoKiss Dec 04 L-in-NJ Dec 04 Healthbound Dec 04 MissKatt Dec 04 caligirl3 Dec 04 tmstaves Dec 04 Cakencream Dec 04 MrsFalconer Dec 05 Blondie Dec 05 Lioness813 Dec 05 jenRRT Dec 05 brennalynn84 Dec 05 SkinnyShanny Dec 05 Vstears Dec 05 HCPST Dec 05 Racha80 Dec 05 HealthyAnnie Dec 06 kyholder Dec 06 harleychic Dec 06 MythunderAz Dec 08 skinnyme2 Dec 09 De-jo Dec 09 AshleyMidwife Dec 09 Sweettart702 Dec 09 MShell Dec 09 Carlotta Dec 09 vbishop Dec 09 Care1175 Dec 09 Idlewood4 Dec 09 MtAirygirl Dec 09 Boomersmomma Dec 09 doflicker Dec 09 emma313823 Dec 09 Ms.Yvette Dec 09 TonyaMac Dec 10 hopecomeswithtime Dec 10 Andrew0929 Dec 10 Chefcoll Dec 10 Coachdk Dec 10 Smilingirl Dec 10 sandisleeve Dec 10 tiffanylovesthebeach Dec 10 kerd Dec 11 liciamarie Dec 11 KaminaBlue Dec 11 Only1likeme Dec 11 soul2bleed Dec 11 Volfan Dec 11 dencob1 Dec 11 MnWin Dec 11 Scraglycat Dec 11 kadeetaylor Dec 11 KatSeattle61 Dec 11 DeniseC Dec 11 Katcloudshepherd Dec 11 Cwatters1 Dec 11 luckyyou0521 Dec 11 bmm35 Dec 11 ataylo24 Dec 11 JCalllie01 Dec 11 Mommyofsomany Dec 12 amills Dec 12 kellymoon Dec 12 honeylove Dec 12 beansmomma Dec 12 jamalyn Dec 12 Kornrockur Dec 12 amills1383837796 Dec 13 Mommie4 Dec 13 amduc (and husband!) Dec 13 Under1star Dec 13 AtlantaRed Dec 13 crodrigu73 Dec 13 Bremartus Dec 14 Sleevin It Dec 16 slvrsax Dec 16 elhudge Dec 16 Mel1071 Dec 16 MGR1852 Dec 16 tami j Dec 16 Redwillow13 Dec 16 Whittywoman86 Dec 16 sknyinside Dec 16 soccerdad Dec 16 TBP Dec 16 brightlikeadiamond Dec 16 Candlyand86 Dec 16 love to be at goal Dec 16 Mainexplorer Dec 16 laurivgs Dec 16 Tourist55 Dec 16 sleeve4ever Dec 16 SoPeachy28 Dec 16 mscognac504 Dec 16 mikeetobe Dec 16 cabstewart Dec 16 Brazillian in Florida Dec 17 Shelly70 Dec 17 Serenah Dec 17 ginnie290 Dec 17 kat1548 Dec 17 birdbutch Dec 17 princesstami Dec 17 Clexie Dec 17 HarlemLoser Dec 17 overdue Dec 17 Soonergirl101 Dec 17 Baeball Mom Dec 17 QueenCityGal Dec 17 Ken Dec 17 Magtart Dec 17 browneyedwoman Dec 17 HealthierKee Dec 17 dreamscometrue Dec 17 kerroney Dec 17 MsButterfly Dec 18 Nona337am Dec 18 gemgirl Dec 18 mija1980 Dec 18 Teachamy Dec 18 Simpley_ke Dec 18 kls3214 Dec 18 morret14 Dec 18 teekay8887 Dec 18 kuey Dec 18 jnimons Dec 18 Debzdays Dec 18 georgiabelle Dec 19 Carol Quabeck Boyer Dec 19 E2013 Dec 20 myvsglife Dec 20 Kindle Dec 20 Sns513 Dec 20 barefeet Dec 20 jakecal413@ Dec 23 VLBrand6809 Dec 23 ipso_fatso Dec 23 Tarheel79 Dec 23 MamaSpike Dec 23 Thick'n'Thin Dec 23 macman Dec 24 bearman99 Dec 26 ReEstDec2013 Dec 26 teambarbie Dec 26 Nutchy75 Dec 26 erica216 Dec 26 queenbea Dec 27 Carmen1963 Dec 27 Lioness813 Dec 27 kchula99 Dec 28 1newday2 Dec 30 elsnanny Dec 30 DeezJeanz Dec 30 lashacarpenter Dec 30 kan75251 Dec 30 AngiD Dec 30 Mbindra Dec 30 jennybgenius Dec 30 donaboss Dec 30 moni75 No date yet: HoustonTexanFan SueRN NewAshes MonisNatural Besleeve It Zoumommy Lizadaze patbarry
  12. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I am so sorry you were left off the list! So glad you are already through and updating! Hope you continue to have a smooth and uneventful recovery!
  13. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    The applesauce has 13 carbs and 50 calories. My liquid phase doesn't count anyhing other than total calories between 600-800 (I've been getting 580). Tomorrow's the day!
  14. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Were you a caffeine drinker? Did you stop that suddenly? Could be withdrawal. I'm almost done with day 11 and my diet every day is 3 premier protein drinks, 2 unsweetened applesauces and 48 ounces of water. Every now and then I make one cup of Better Than Bouillon chicken broth. Be strong and continued success on your preop!
  15. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Let's hear it for the Dec 12 group!!! Hope you all have a smooth and easy recovery! Looking forward to hearing from you all when you are able to check in! Dec 12 kellymoon Dec 12 honeylove Dec 12 beansmomma Dec 12 jamalyn Dec 12 Kornrockur
  16. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Welcome to the group! I'm on day 12 of the liquid diet and I think the biggest tip is your mindset. I'm a rule follower so for me, there was no option to eat off my plan. Every day I tell myself "it is what it is" and just chug along. I wanted a crumb of a cookie one day and even picked it up thinking, it's just a crumb. But then I thought, it's just a crumb! It's not going to satisfy anything or help in any way, so I didn't have it. Drink lots of water when you get real hungry! That's all I've got! Hope it helps!
  17. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Exactly, just a few more days and then we can start all over again with our baby tummies!
  18. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Here is the December 11 supergroup going in tomorrow! Positive thoughts your way and hope to hear from you all soon! Dec 11 liciamarie Dec 11 KaminaBlue Dec 11 Only1likeme Dec 11 soul2bleed Dec 11 Volfan Dec 11 dencob1 Dec 11 MnWin Dec 11 Scraglycat Dec 11 kadeetaylor Dec 11 KatSeattle61 Dec 11 DeniseC Dec 11 Katcloudshepherd Dec 11 Cwatters1 Dec 11 luckyyou0521 Dec 11 bmm35 Dec 11 ataylo24 Dec 11 JCalllie01 Dec 11 Mommyofsomany
  19. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Dec 02 Krysta03 Dec 02 gaslimgal Dec 02 jess9395 Dec 02 Annadette Dec 02 sookiee Dec 02 Nurse_Bonnie Dec 02 doopa Dec 02 Jerzygurl Dec 02 LittleLou Dec 02 Alysha23 Dec 02 Onedaycloser Dec 02 Mskrys Dec 02 Saresy Dec 02 blueslp Dec 02 MASSGUY Dec 02 missmee Dec 02 xmarycontraryx Dec 03 azjanie Dec 03 Tasha420 Dec 03 SouthernCharm Dec 03 redilla42 Dec 03 skinnynewbecky2014 Dec 03 Sinderelly Dec 03 missmee Dec 03 Browneyedgurl Dec 03 Jill105 Dec 03 Sleever1203 Dec 03 VSG AJH Dec 03 linda305 Dec 03 bflyeffect17 Dec 03 and then... Dec 03 Kelawyb Dec 03 ChangingMichelle Dec 03 MS IB Dec 03 LuminousLife Dec 03 linda305 Dec 03 MissKoKoKiss Dec 04 L-in-NJ Dec 04 Healthbound Dec 04 MissKatt Dec 04 caligirl3 Dec 04 tmstaves Dec 04 Cakencream Dec 04 MrsFalconer Dec 05 Blondie Dec 05 Lioness813 Dec 05 jenRRT Dec 05 brennalynn84 Dec 05 SkinnyShanny Dec 05 Vstears Dec 05 HCPST Dec 05 Racha80 Dec 05 HealthyAnnie Dec 06 kyholder Dec 06 harleychic Dec 06 MythunderAz Dec 08 skinnyme2 Dec 09 De-jo Dec 09 AshleyMidwife Dec 09 Sweettart702 Dec 09 MShell Dec 09 Carlotta Dec 09 vbishop Dec 09 Care1175 Dec 09 Idlewood4 Dec 09 MtAirygirl Dec 09 Boomersmomma Dec 09 doflicker Dec 09 emma313823 Dec 09 Ms.Yvette Dec 09 TonyaMac Dec 10 hopecomeswithtime Dec 10 Andrew0929 Dec 10 Chefcoll Dec 10 Coachdk Dec 10 Smilingirl Dec 10 sandisleeve Dec 10 tiffanylovesthebeach Dec 10 kerd Dec 11 liciamarie Dec 11 KaminaBlue Dec 11 Only1likeme Dec 11 soul2bleed Dec 11 Volfan Dec 11 dencob1 Dec 11 MnWin Dec 11 Scraglycat Dec 11 kadeetaylor Dec 11 KatSeattle61 Dec 11 DeniseC Dec 11 Katcloudshepherd Dec 11 Cwatters1 Dec 11 luckyyou0521 Dec 11 bmm35 Dec 11 ataylo24 Dec 11 JCalllie01 Dec 11 Mommyofsomany Dec 12 amills Dec 12 kellymoon Dec 12 honeylove Dec 12 beansmomma Dec 12 jamalyn Dec 12 Kornrockur Dec 13 Mommie4 Dec 13 amduc (and husband!) Dec 13 Under1star Dec 13 AtlantaRed Dec 13 crodrigu73 Dec 13 Bremartus Dec 14 Sleevin It Dec 16 slvrsax Dec 16 elhudge Dec 16 Mel1071 Dec 16 MGR1852 Dec 16 tami j Dec 16 Redwillow13 Dec 16 Whittywoman86 Dec 16 sknyinside Dec 16 soccerdad Dec 16 TBP Dec 16 brightlikeadiamond Dec 16 Candlyand86 Dec 16 love to be at goal Dec 16 Mainexplorer Dec 16 laurivgs Dec 16 Tourist55 Dec 16 sleeve4ever Dec 16 SoPeachy28 Dec 16 mscognac504 Dec 16 mikeetobe Dec 16 cabstewart Dec 16 Brazillian in Florida Dec 17 Shelly70 Dec 17 Serenah Dec 17 ginnie290 Dec 17 kat1548 Dec 17 birdbutch Dec 17 princesstami Dec 17 Clexie Dec 17 HarlemLoser Dec 17 overdue Dec 17 Soonergirl101 Dec 17 Baeball Mom Dec 17 QueenCityGal Dec 17 Ken Dec 17 Magtart Dec 17 browneyedwoman Dec 17 HealthierKee Dec 17 dreamscometrue Dec 17 kerroney Dec 17 MsButterfly Dec 18 Nona337am Dec 18 gemgirl Dec 18 mija1980 Dec 18 Teachamy Dec 18 Simpley_ke Dec 18 kls3214 Dec 18 morret14 Dec 18 teekay8887 Dec 18 kuey Dec 18 jnimons Dec 18 Debzdays Dec 18 georgiabelle Dec 19 Carol Quabeck Boyer Dec 19 E2013 Dec 20 myvsglife Dec 20 Kindle Dec 20 Sns513 Dec 20 barefeet Dec 20 jakecal413@ Dec 23 VLBrand6809 Dec 23 ipso_fatso Dec 23 Tarheel79 Dec 23 MamaSpike Dec 23 Thick'n'Thin Dec 23 macman Dec 24 bearman99 Dec 26 ReEstDec2013 Dec 26 teambarbie Dec 26 Nutchy75 Dec 26 erica216 Dec 26 queenbea Dec 27 Carmen1963 Dec 27 Lioness813 Dec 27 kchula99 Dec 28 1newday2 Dec 30 elsnanny Dec 30 DeezJeanz Dec 30 lashacarpenter Dec 30 kan75251 Dec 30 AngiD Dec 30 Mbindra Dec 30 jennybgenius Dec 30 donaboss Dec 30 moni75 No date yet: HoustonTexanFan SueRN NewAshes MonisNatural Besleeve It Zoumommy Lizadaze patbarry
  20. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I am on day 11 and I no longer care about food! lol Yesterday, I could see my husband's food and think "I want some of that." Today I saw it and thought, "I want some of that." but when I actually thought about it, I couldn't even picture myself eating it or what it tasted like! lol I had no feelings about it at all! It was chili. Hope this lasts through next week and hope that all of you just starting on the diet get to this point too!
  21. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Most people go for the hiatal hernia repair. Don't go with gallbladder (unless you've already had it out as many people have to have their gallbladder removed at some point after weight loss surgery. However, I agree that "female" issues would be good with a male boss!
  22. AtlantaRed

    Almost 5 Weeks Out And I Can Eat Anything

    My surgeon's plan is "progressive" they say. I will be cleared to introduce absolutely everything back into my diet as tolerated starting week 5. I won't be pushing it because I'm not one to do that, but technically will be cleared to try anything. I have 1 week of fluids, 3 weeks of soft and released after that.
  23. AtlantaRed

    Doubting Thomas

    I'm thinking it goes back to how each of us is different. Maybe some of our bodies take a while to see if this is really happening and really going to be this way before it starts letting go of its fat and maybe others loose quickly initially and then pause to see if it's really going to continue! I'm on day 11 and I lost almost 2 pounds a day last week but only 1 pound this week. I think my body stopped to ask what the heck was going on?! lol At some point, existing on those numbers has to work with the increased activity through exercise as well.
  24. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I'm on antianxiety meds and have a tiny one for backup. I was told to take both of my daily pills plus my backup pill on the morning of surgery! lol
  25. AtlantaRed

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    This is the best motivational speech ever! I think it should be copied and pasted every day on the new surgeries list! lol
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