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AtlantaRed

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Jhealan in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi! I was sleeved 12/26 and feeling pretty good.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to gmanbat in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    What a number for December! Hope all of you folks do well, I'm pulling for you!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Thick'n'Thin in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    First, I'm sorry some are struggling through right now. I pray you feel better soon!
    First week check up today (10 days post op). I'm down 8 lbs post post. Feeling awesome. Getting my Water and Protein in. I asked about eating crab (it's all I can think about!) and the nut moved me on to soft foods! I had chili at Wendy's as my first meal. I finished half a small and it was very satisfying!
    I will be revising my weight loss goals as well, as the nut evaluated my lean body mass at 130lbs (I'm 5'6") so 162.5 seems like a reasonable goal (25% body fat). I think I'll round it down to 160lbs (instead of 154, my current goal) and have a couple pounds wiggle room.
    Doc said I can remove the surgical glue. I'm so pleased with how my incisions are healing! Doc cleared me for basically whatever I want/need.
    ME: Can I work out and lift weights?
    Doc: Sure!
    ME: Can I go back to work?
    Doc: Sure! When would you like to go back?
    ME: All done the blood thinner shots doc?
    Doc:Yep!
    I guess tomorrow will be a down day though, school is canceled on account of snow. I'm not walking outside or driving to the gym I think...unless I can get some crab legs while I am out!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to jewintheridge in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Happy new year to me...had the best experience at NYU medical center..Dr Ren is a true professional.i was sleeved on 12/31 around noon..procedure took about an hour and a half.no complications.leek test was perfect.spent only one night in hospital.gas pain was pretty rough the first night but has subsided greatly.been sleeping a lot.had a bit of very thin Tomato Soup a little while ago and got full very quickly.sucks to sleep on my back but the stitches should heal within a few weeks.very optimistic about this surgery.the pain meds they gave are wonderful lol....looking forward to a happy and very healthy new year...cheers everyone!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to mistyn in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Misty 35 surgery feb-6-2014!!!!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to kan75251 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    My surgery was 12/30 and I felt pretty good that day.
    Day 2 was really difficult for me. I had an allergic reaction to the contrast the hospital used for the leak test. I was broke out in a horrible rash and vomiting for the next 24 hours.
    Day 3 was better, I was able to drink some and not throw up. I came home on day 3.
    Today is day 4 and I feel better. I am really trying to get all my fluids in. I have to take small sips or I have a pretty intense pain in my stomach/chest area. I still have gas pain that I am trying to walk out. I can't believe how tired I am!
    I hope everyone is healing nicely! Take care of yourself today.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Care1175 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Back to work for me! Maybe only one day due to snowstorm! Nervous! I teach pre-k hope I have enough energy today!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to MASSGUY in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    I know everyone's one NUT is different, but mine ok's TV dinners. I had the WW meatloaf. It is 19 g of protein. Sugars are low. Yes they have sodium, but sine I am now having little sodium; it is not a concern for me. They do have carbs but again, I am not consuming any other carbs.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Gigi1219 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Alright December Sleevers, I'm hoping that this title brings more people in so we can follow and encourage each other through our journeys.

    I am 40. I'm 5'4" and about 308 right now. I'd like to get to a healthy BMI which would be around 145. I'm hoping for a December 4th or 5th date with Dr. William Johnson.

    Everyone introduce yourselves!


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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from cabstewart in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Try not to give in to the carbs. They only make you want more. We only have a year, give or take, to maximize our success with this opportunity. You've had as lifetime of chocolate. You know what it tastes like. You can have a taste again after you reach goal, but even then it will be a slippery slope. Hang in there!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Jerzygurl in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hang in there Deez! This too shall pass!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to shellvsg in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Thank you so much, it's great to talk to someone about it.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to xmarycontraryx in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Continued prayers for you Deez! Hang in there!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to bmm35 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Deez, my prayers continue to go out to you for a quick recovery.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Good everyone. Well my stay in the hospital has been extended till Friday at the least because my swallow test was inconclusive because I'm so very tight right now. Third day of not eating or drinking anything just have to swab my mouth and spit it out. Kind of scary and yeah makes me wonder why I did it. if I were not having spasms in my chest and heart I could come home tomorrow so please continue lifting me up in prayer, its greatly appreciate. Gn all.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Thick'n'Thin in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    As far as the alligator skin, I have Patches of that happening right now too. I attribute mine to dry heat and eating such a low fat diet. I actually upped my fat intake (I was getting a skimp 5-10 grams a day). I could be wrong though.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Jerzygurl in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Happy New Year everyone... May this be a wonderful and healthy new start for us all!!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Happy new years everybody! Pray that everyone is doing fabulous as well as recovering from surgery. I am still in the hospital what my doctor told me was to expect three nights either way. They will repeat the barium swallow test today so please pray for the success of that,then they can take off all these plugs and Patches and monitors. As of right now I have not had any of the esophageal spasms thank God! So hopefully the swelling has gone down and I can start the 2 wk postop liq. I would love to say yuck I'm so sick of liquids but its been 2 days now and I haven't had liquids of any kind just a wet swab for my mouth but no swallowing, again I pray that everyone had a great surgery and is recovering well. Im especially praying for our Dec group for that this year will be the best you ever ever had. Im ready to start seeing some before and after pics! Yall have a good day and thanks for your prayers. I've appreciated them:
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from cabstewart in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Try not to give in to the carbs. They only make you want more. We only have a year, give or take, to maximize our success with this opportunity. You've had as lifetime of chocolate. You know what it tastes like. You can have a taste again after you reach goal, but even then it will be a slippery slope. Hang in there!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from cabstewart in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Try not to give in to the carbs. They only make you want more. We only have a year, give or take, to maximize our success with this opportunity. You've had as lifetime of chocolate. You know what it tastes like. You can have a taste again after you reach goal, but even then it will be a slippery slope. Hang in there!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from mooncat in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Welcome to the group mooncat!
    You are doing great! Please don't compare yourself to others, we are all so different! We have different physical stats,food and exercise programs, some had preop and some didn't. Plus our bodies are just different. However, we have all been given the same tool. Fast or slow, as ling as its moving in the right direction! Mine hasn't been moving at all! I'm definitely stalled but it has to move at some point!
    To get a ticker (the thing at the bottom) I think you have to be on a desktop and then you click up on your profile up on the top right and hit my tickets. It will walk you through how to create one.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from LessofApril in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    I have had dreams of me running! lol However, I got this surgery because over the last year, my knee and hip have been hurting so bad. Hopefully I didn't cause long-lasting damage being so heavy!
    I really enjoy hiking. By hiking, I mean walking the trails at different state parks. I love being outside with nature and usually prefer to do it alone. Lots of thinking can go on during that time. Plus, once on a trail, you kind of have to finish it. I get lost in thought and the changing scenery and really enjoy it. Plus, walking on dirt is so much easier on your feet and back than walking on the sidewalk or street.
    I would also like to try yoga at some point. I'm not usually one for classes. I will join a gym soon for weights but will hope to get my cardio outside.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from tami j in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    I can now sort of gulp water too. I can do about 5 swallows in a row which I am thankful for. Its much easier for me to get my water in that way. You may not have restriction with pureed either. Puree is supposed to be thin like applesauce and applesauce goes down easily for me. For some people, they only feel restriction with solid foods. I'm on soft foods and I have restriction with refried Beans and deli meat. I start burping which is my warning to stop eating although I absolutely measure out ALL of my food so as not to overeat. Go through the steps as laid out for you. Just don't rely on feeling full as your sign to stop. We don't need to be full, just not hungry. Meausre out everything according to your guidelines and know that it is indeed filling your sleeve.
    Some people are able to reach their nut and ask about moving through to the next stage sooner if they are doing well. Might as well try. All they can say is no. Good luck!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to xmarycontraryx in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Happy New Year my beautiful, supportive and hard-working December sleevers!!! The world is a better place with all of you in it! I look forward to the months ahead and sharing our successes and hurdles together. May 2014 bring a world of possibilities to us all. God bless and be safe tonight!!!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to meamo in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Happy New Years December 2013 sleevers! May blessing to us ..here is a before I already feel I have lost a few pounds. .not sure how much
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