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utopianaurora

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  1. How did you work your sleeve? I feel like mine has stopped working and i even started going to the gym 3 weeks ago. I have cardio and strength training, and swimming. What do u find does not work with your sleeve, and what works? Please help i feel at a loss.
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    I Definitely Regret Surgery.... So Far!

    I too have felt regret at getting this surgery and sometimes even now. I am 5 1/2 weeks out and i did not have any issues like you i am just frustrated with stalling, and all of the pills that i am now taking. I still have pain in my left shoulder, they say its just acid reflux. I have felt some time of happiness like dropping a pant size. You sound like you are doing great though now. Bravo. Keep up the good work!
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    Fried Foods And Hot Wings Forbidden Forever?

    I have had wings twice since surgery and i am out 5 weeks. The first time was week 3.5 and they were little caesars which were terrible, they also hurt going down. The second time i ate wings i made sure to chew more and had no issues.
  4. Hello i am 1 month out and still having severe L.shoulder pain. It is not there *all* the time just pretty often. Massaging it helps, as does icing it. Did anyone else have this? Is it a cause for concern or am i being silly?
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    Do You Get Nausea When You Are Full?

    Thanks for the tips!
  6. I find that i don't get nausea any time except when i am full. Not only do i feel nauseous but the sight/smell of food is repulsive. I have this overwhelming desire to get away from it all. If i could pick up the table cloth and throw it all in the garbage at once i would. Does anyone else feel this way??
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    Head Hunger

    I am 1 month out and i feel this way. At least you made it to 6. I wish i had some tips.
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    Sleeve Twins

    12/14/2011 where are you twin?? =)
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    Severe Shoulder Pain

    I called today to my surgeons nurse and they 1st said "oh its normal wait until your follow up visit February 7th" Then she called back and asked what hand i use. Right hand i said. "oh well that doesn't help we thought that you were straining your shoulder by moving your fork to your mouth" (SERIOUSLY) Then she said because it is intermitten, it is probably acid reflux. You should eat more meals a day, graze, and then take a OTC (she gave me a brand i can't remember). I realized before calling her that it comes after i eat something. She thought it was odd that i made the correlation between eating and shoulder pain. As of right now i am feeling *okay* but if it keeps bugging me i will push. They said to try the OTC and let her know friday if i am still feeling like this. Jailynn i was wondering that too but it was bugging me even for a smoothie that i made.
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    Popcorn After Gastric Sleeve Surgery....

    I thought the same thing!
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    Popcorn After Gastric Sleeve Surgery....

    I first ate popcorn at 4 weeks. I eat it now and have no issues. I make sure to chew it really well.
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    Blew Into Onederland!

    Yay go you!!
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    Severe Shoulder Pain

    Omg kdippy. I hope it gets resolved. The rest of you thank you for your insight. I will call the surgeon and see what he says.
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    Actigall Questions...

    I am taking it but i too wondered about the side effects. Nothing so far... I wish the pills were not so dang huge!
  15. Go you!! That is so exciting!!
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    I Have A Leak In My Gastric Sleeve!

    I can't even imagine. I have been having terrible L. shoulder pain since surgery too(no fever). I am glad that you are on the mend.
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    How Much Cheese Do You Eat In A Day?

    What about tofu, seitan (protein you can make yourself look it up)?? Tofu is great because it takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it in. (I was a vegetarian for 8 years) My nutritionist said to add dried fat free milk powder to things. Good luck!
  18. I know for a few sleever it is disconcerting to be in a stall so soon after surgery. They don't tell you that your body needs time to adjust and that it is normal. I have the fear of being stuck like gettingtohappy said. We all do somewhere. We all got this surgery and we want it to work.
  19. So I did not believe that I was losing anything during this stall. Today however I decided I needed some new jeans as mine were literally falling off. I went to a store and grabbed a pair of 16s. Which I could not get into at all for years. (I was a 18/20) needless to I did not buy that pair because they were $30 and I have a rule about pants. That they have to be around $20. Then my husband convinced me to go to old navy because they were having a sale. I tried on more pants and found 2 pairs for $18 each (Size 16!) and a shirt. Which by the way I got a large to fit!!! It was a dressy top too! I ended up buying a top for $8 that was an XL!! Before it's was a really stretchy xl or xxl. So happy! Now if only I would start losing pounds again! Btw i was sleeved on 12/14/2011 238 before pre-op diet. 226 Surgery date. 214 now. (about 1 month out)
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    Finally! Something For My Efforts

    Thanks everyone! Blackanese i am 5'4 I would love to be your motivation buddy i am looking for one too
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    Exercise After Sleeve And Hiatal Hernia Surgery?

    I vaguely remember being told not to do abdominal focused exercise after my hiatial hernia repair too. (Mine was Dec 14th.) I don't know when you can. I do know that you should be careful. I was cleared for light exercise. (i am about a month out)
  22. I have been bad too Mommy 9. I am 3 weeks and 5 days and i have been eating real food for a little while. Today i had some rib meat. I just have been making sure to chew really well.
  23. Hi i am Amber. I was sleeved 12/14/2011. I lost 12 pre & 10-12 post. (it keeps shifting) I started at 238, and am now hovering around 214-216. I read about someone being picked up like a sac of potatoes, and i think it would be nice for my husband to be able to lift me like that. I live in S.E. Michigan and i got surgery at the University of Michigan with dr. finks.
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    Michigan Sleevers

    Hi! I just got sleeved 12/14/2011 At UofM with dr. finks. I am a resident of Ypsilanti, mi. =)
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    December sleevers!

    I got sleeved december 14th at University Of Michigan with Dr. Finks. I have told all of my family, and close friends. The only one that did not support my decision was my husbands parents. So as of today they have no idea that i got the surgery. My highest weight was 240(238 pre-op diet). Now i am hovering around 214-216. I am 3 weeks and 2 days out.
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