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newnatalie

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  1. What I love about this site is when you have a day like you're having today, you can count on people who understand to come to the rescue. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU! We have all had one or more of the days you speak of. The blessing is that the good days will far outweigh the bad very soon! You received some great advice. Be encouraged and will laugh about this day a few weeks from now!
  2. Update Time: I am 5 weeks post-op and have lost (drum roll please) ... 33 pounds! Saw my surgeon today and he was thrilled. The new me is emerging. I want to sincerely thank God for carrying me through this metamorphosis. This is CHANGE at its finest. May He keep us all . . .

  3. Surely, he was playing. I hate to say it, but men say some of the dumbest things! I am sure he meant no harm! In a crazy sorta way, he was saying you look great!
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    Houston Texas Vertical Sleeves.

    Calling all Houston Sleevers! I am serious about this Support Group. I think I may take the lead on this one. Look for information on the first meeting date and location next week. I am going to attempt a central location, which is going to be hard since we are all coming from different directions. Hopefully we will get enough participants to move it around the city, making it convenient for everyone at some point. We need to support one another on this journey! Let the planning begin ...
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    TCQ - 2 Months Post op - Long Over due

    This is great! I was sleeved on Nov. 30 and have lost 28 pounds in about 4 weeks! I go to the doctor this week and hope he releases me to exercise. I only hope I love it as much as you. My family is also in awe at how little I eat. It is amazing how fast you get full and one bite too much will put you in a miserable state. I learned that the hard way. Congrats and I am sure love will find you soon! Happy New Year!
  6. I am loving the restaurant.com site! Thanks for sharing!
  7. Rhonda, I also had my gall bladder removed the day of surgery. I typically have a bowel movemnet within an our of every meal. I noticed this week (I am 4 weeks post-op) that I actually skipped a few. So, I guess it gets better, but I understand this is typical with gall bladder removal. I think I rather go than be constipated : )
  8. I also had my gall bladder removed during my sleeve surgery. I was actually glad we killed 2 birds with one stone! I understand that many people have to have their gall bladder removed after losing a significant amount of weight anyway. I doubt that having your gall bladder out will make you gain weight with the sleeve. It's a pretty powerful tool.
  9. Happy "YOU YEAR"! Make this the year yuou love an embrace EVERYTHING about YOU!

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    2+ months and -36lbs

    You look awesome! This is such an amazing journey!
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    Extremely High BP Post op HELP

    Hi BrownBear, My blood pressure was extremely high post-op (175/100)! I do not take blood pressure meds of any kind. They kept me in the hospital an extra day to get it under control. The doctor believes it was due to the anasthesia. It has since regulated and I have had no problems. I am 4 weeks post-op. I hope you are feeling better. Blood pressure is serious! Take Care!
  12. I am now 4 weeks Post-Op and this is the first week I have been able to really eat! I feel so much better. Hang in there new sleevers. Each day brings new strength and determination. Be Blessed!

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    Me at 249 :)

    VERY HANDSOME!
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    Me at 249 :)

    VERY HANDSOME!
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    Out of pocket cost with Aetna

    Hi Ozzy, I have a PPO with Aetna. I paid a $500 co-pay for the surgery. This was only because I had to stay in the hospital overnight, otherwise it would have been $250. I also paid $250 co-pay for my upper endoscopy. This is because it was done in a hospital. All my other labs and test were covered 100%. Your plan may be different. It really helped me to call and talk the insurance company myself and not take the doctor's staff information at face value. I knew exactly what to expect! I wish you the best!
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    2 Periods in 3 Weeks!

    Ladies, I just want to let you know that my period is still here and I am still passing huge blood clots. This is day 6. I think I should call my doctor tomorrow. What I am seeing is really scary! I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the encouragement and words of wisdom.
  17. My first Christmas with the Sleeve. Let's just say holiday food is now overrated. I was only able to eat about 3 bites and it was over! Man I use throw down. The NewNatalie is really here ...

  18. The best gift you could give me is to accept Jesus as your personal savior! SALVATION IS FREE! No coupons, BOGO sales, or even long lines. He is open 24 hours a day and despite the millions of people who call upon Him, He still manages to have time to deal with what concerns you! You've tried everything else. This Christmas, receive the greatest gift of all ... JESUS CHRIST!

  19. The best gift you could give me is to accept Jesus as your personal savior! SALVATION IS FREE! No coupons, BOGO sales, or even long lines. He is open 24 hours a day and despite the millions of people who call upon Him, He still manages to have time to deal with what concerns you! You've tried everything else. This Christmas, receive the greatest gift of all ... JESUS CHRIST!

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    4 mths and 100 pounds you can do it!

    Thanks for the info. I am going to order the Sampler!
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    straws

    I was afraid to use a straw, because I was told to stay away! BUT I have better results with the straw than without. My mom says I don't know how to sip! The straw allows me to control the flow of the liquid! I guess it really is personal.
  22. I live in Houston and had heard about Paul Wall. This was a great article. Thanks for sharing! There are pics of him on www.mediatakeout.com.
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    2 Periods in 3 Weeks!

    Thanks ladies! It's good to know I am not alone! I was really worried. I guess my hormones are in major shock! Thank you for soothing my fears.
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    TOP 10 LIST: Things I'm Looking Forward to as the Fat Fades

    @Tijuana- Can't wait to see the bikini pics! @Robin - WOW! Thanks for posting your lists! I have laughed and cried. making the list was therapeutic for me. Seems like it may have helped you as well. @MU DOG - Thanks for the encouragement!
  25. It seems like I've been sleeved for months, but today is only my 3 week surgerversary. There have been some tough days, but can truly say it's getting easier. To those who recently had surgery, hang in there! The toughest part is definitley the first 3 weeks. I am 25 pounds down and ppl are starting to notice the change! I thank God for keeping me spiritually, emotionally, and physically. AMEN.

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