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NewMe2Bee

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  1. LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED RIGHT, LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED QUICKLY THE JANUARY SLEEVERS ARE GOING TO BREAK THE NEW YEAR IN RIGHT. WERE GETTING READY FOR THE SURGERY GOWNS AND TUBES GALORE, THE SIPS OF Fluid AND THE ROUNDS ON THE UNIT FLOOR THE NON HUNGRY FEELINGS AND WATCHING THE POUNDS DROP AS WE KEEP OUR EYES ON THE NEW YEAR'S EVE CLOCK. WERE READY JANUARY SLEEVERS, YES WE ARE!!! SO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH A ROLL CALL....... JANUARY 17TH IS MY DATE WHAT'S YOURS YEAH I KNOW IT'S CORNY:}
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    sleeve day

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    Pain when sipping......

    Yes i am 6 days out and I have experience the stomach pain more with cold liquids though. When I sip warm liquids not so much. It's getting better as the days go by. I just thi nk its part of my healing process. I mention it to my doctor before discharge and he said that it was common with some of his patients and especially when trying to drink cold beverages. He said stick to warm for now until I can handle the cold beverages better.
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    I don't feel that different...

    I don't feel different physically but I know that things are different because I cant drink a tall glass of COLD water. I know that things are different because the only things in my diet in the last 6 days are liquids. I know that things are different because warm liquids are the only thing that doesnt call my stomach to cramp up. I know that all this is going to take time to get used to but as of today I have all my energy and feel like my normal self minus all of the above changes.....
  5. Hey Just wanting to send prayers and well wishes to all the sleevers being sleeved before 2010 says goodbye. My sleeve date is Thursday Dec 30th and I will drive down on Wednesday the 29th for my preop clearance. I can't say Im nervous I really don't know what this feeling is. I know that I am truly excitied about the days moving swiftly this week. This forum has been an excellent resource for all the questions and concerns that everyone has about this surgery and the ups and downs of getting through. I appreciate everyone that has been open and honest about their weight loss journey. I thank you all.. For all those joining the losing bench don't be a stranger, our stories will also help and motivate others to keep going even when the stalls come, even when the bed feels better then going to the gym.... Let's say goodbye to the pounds as we say goodbye to 2010. HAPPY NEW YEAR
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    3 month post op pictures

    Great Advice.... I will keep that in mind for the new year... Keep up the good work, beautiful then, beautiful now.....
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    Ok here I go...me at 168

    Im late posting and everyone has said everything I was thinking, ... You look great, keep up the good work....
  8. It's now 7 days before surgery date (Dec 30th) and I am really starting to think about this life change that I am about to make. I went to my work Christmas party last night and all I kept thinking was this time next year, I won't feel this way. I had on a beautiful sleeveless dress with my back out but no one but me knew the dress looked that way because I had on a cover up to cover these fat arms I"m so ashamed of. I took pictures with my bff and although it was a nice all I could see was my fat arms. I can't wait until these fat arms and other fat areas aren't a hinderer to my dress code. I want to wear my sleeveless dresses and everyone to know its sleeveless and I feel comfortable with my sleeveless dresses. Next summer and the next Christmas party everyone will see the beauty that is hidden under the fat coverage. I am getting pretty excited about my sleeve date. I am having mixed feelings as I'm sure everyone does at this stage of the process. But I'm not turning back only moving forward. I am starting to prepare my home for my return from the hospital with the foods and drinks that maybe needed. I'm cleaning and spending time with my girls. I still haven't figure out how to tell them about this surgery , I have explained to them that I will be away for a few days and I will be removing my gallbladder. I told my oldest whom is 12 briefly about the surgery but still haven't went into details. I really think they will be to worried about me if I told them I am going in to get my stomach removed . Has anyone had to tell their your children about this transition in their life and if so how did you do it? Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I move forward through my journey and I will keep everyone updated with my progress....
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    X marks the spot

    to cute tks I will talk to them after Christmas
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    X marks the spot

    tks I have 3 girls as well 12,10 and 8. Im going to just tell them, I have been holding this information for months confused on how to tell them.. straight forwards sounds easy enough.
  11. NewMe2Bee

    X marks the spot

    tks I have 3 girls as well 12,10 and 8. Im going to just tell them, I have been holding this information for months confused on how to tell them.. straight forwards sounds easy enough.
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    Any December Sleevers?

    yes, I have created a to do list?. what to take to the hospital list?. grocery list? I still have 16 more days but it still seems like forever. Ive gained some weight since my sept weigh in at the Pacific and Im concerned. They sent my paperwork and it said if you gain weight your surgery will be cancelled.. Im freaking right now , need to start my liquid diet asap to get these 8lbs off... December 30 here I come...
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    Any December Sleevers?

    It's funny how all these doctors want different things. Although Pacific doctors don't require liquid diet I am starting on a 2 week liquid as well. My date is Dec 30 at 12 to be exact. But as a nurse I know the importance of a clean system before surgery and i want to be clean and clear.. Good luck with your liquids and your sleeve date. I will be coming as your going... In my prayers
  14. Yeah tiffnie, we all wanted to stay at our Kaiser but they werent even taking our names at that time. so we had to outsource to san diego. My family is still trying to figure out why Kaiser took off so much more then they could chew. But they did and we just have roll with it. Blessing to you and everyone for their new start in life.
  15. So Happy You got your date BlaqBeary ....
  16. Congratulations on your sleeve, my prayers are with you. I understand about school I am taking a break from completing my Master's Project to check the website. My sleeve date is the 30th we both will be starting the new year on the losing bench.
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    Any December Sleevers?

    Hello December Sleevers, My sleeve date is December 30th and I think I am starting to get exxxcitied. They originally gave me January 17th which I havent gave a second thought about since they sent me the letter. Then they called me with a cancellation and it was for December 30th. I gladly excepted and although I still have a month to go it is starting to hit me that I will start my count down at the 1st of December. My stomach has butterflies. But again I am happy that I am going to be starting my new journey before the new year. Merry Sleeve Day everyone.
  18. your testimony really made me emotional.... I can't imagine the day I can say I am down 100lbs how exciting. I am happy for you and I have no doubt that 17lbs will be come off before you know it. My date is December 30th seems so far and so close all at the same time.
  19. Thank you for your encouraging words. As I get closer to my sleeve date (Dec 30th) I guess anxiety is kicking in and the doubts begin to form. Will I be successful? Will this permanent step be all in vein? I continue to tell myself that although I have over 150 to lose that I can do it. I am a professional weight loser have done it multiple times before, keeping it off continues to be my issue. So I am in doubt that will this truly make the difference in keeping it off this time. But as you have stated you have to be your own cheerleader and motivator sometimes and just keep moving forward. Congratulations on your success and I wish you many more lbs lost for the future.
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    Any December Sleevers?

    who is your surgeon? my surgeon is Dr.Zorn and my date is December 30th. You will be leaving as I will be coming in. Prayers be with you...
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    disappointed and hurt

    I also experienced this when I had blue cross PPO. my out of pocket was $5000 when I was considering the lap band that was 5 yrs ago. I absolutely couldnt afford it. Then I switched jobs they offered a PPO and kaiser and I heard Kaiser was passing out authorization for WLS like candy after you take a mandatory class soo I went with Kaiser because I knew the process of PPO 6months monitored weight loss and 20% out of pocket. Kaiser out of pocket is $10.00 copay. just continue to hang on your opportunity will come.
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    5 year history

    Hello and welcome to the sleeve family, 5 year history sure sounds like a lot of data to gather. This is probably a determent so people will give up and not want to jump through all the hoops to get the surgery , that they will have to pay the cost to provide. The most that I have heard of with BC is 6 months, before I switched to Kaiser and was pursuing the lap band. BC wanted me to have 6 months of MD documentation to say that I was aggressively trying to lose weight with an nutritionist and medical doctor. The upside is that if you have been with the company for at least 5 years and have progress notes that your provider documented in the plan of care with obesity and/or overweight written in the context you should be okay. Good luck with everything and keeps us informed on your journey. You will find as you go through the post that everyone besides the out of pockets sleevers ( I assume) had to jump through some type of hoops in order to get approved through the insurance companies. If you are determined to to get the procedure and lose the weight you will do whatever it takes because this to shall pass....
  23. Okay so I received my surgery date today of January 17th. I know this year is almost over but I am more concerned about gaining weight. I placed myself on the cancellation list just in case someone changes their mind before the year is up. It's not like I am in a rush to go under the knife but I just really, really don't want to gain back the 38lbs that I have lost thus far. I know that I have made life style changes and I have to stick to them , but we all know the yo-yo of weight loss and weight gain. I was so hoping for something sooner just so I won't fail and gain weight and the doctor tells me that I haven't learned a thing since I gain all the weight back..... It's a bittersweet feeling right now So frustrated...
  24. CONGRATULATIONS, SO WONDERFUL TO HEAR. I AM NOT SCHEDULED UNTIL NEXT YEAR, BUT I AM EXCITED TO TELL MY STORY ONE DAY. THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.

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