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  1. SleeveDreamer

    Phase 3 diet

    If you are only four days out, you are still bloated. Give it at least another week.
  2. SleeveDreamer

    Air fryer!!!

    I bought the Pro XL i think it's called from BB&B. I bought the smallest one just for two people but still too big! I love it!
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    With the sleeve you still have your stomach just smaller and narrower. When he did he revision he cut acrosss the top of the stomach to make the pouch. Then reroutes the intestine. The stomach is not removed. I don’t know about charges since I did not have either fir wright loss but for other issues that were medically necessary.
  4. SleeveDreamer

    5 days PO, question about drain

    I would bot be concerned. As long as the color hasn't changed that would indicate any type of infection, I wouldn't worry about it. I had ine for RNY as well as sleeve. I had more fluid drain with my sleev than my RNY.
  5. SleeveDreamer


    I was sleeved about 5 1/2 years ago but continued with terrible reflux. I could not stand it anymore and too much esophagus damage, so my surgeon said an RNY would cure it. Had bypass in June, took Protonix for about 6 weeks then stopped. NO more acidat all! And the rcovery for RNY is no different than the sleeve IMO. No regrets!
  6. SleeveDreamer

    Hair loss

    I am about 14 weeeks out and started hair loss at 12 weeks. I was sleeved almost six years ago and that's exactly when it started then too but only lasted about a month then stopped.
  7. In the sleeve, part of your stomach is cut off and removed.
  8. SleeveDreamer

    Air Fryer Goodbye Fried Foods

    I did some smaller corn tortillas for tostadas for a couple minutes and they turned out so good! Better than in oven! Just like deep frued with no oil!
  9. SleeveDreamer

    not feeling full?

    Right now focus on your protein and liquid intake. You will feel fuller as you move on to different phases, such as regular foods and solids. I never felt full either when I was in these stages. Actually for me, "full" is not the feeling I get even now. I just know somehow it is time to stop. My surgery was in June so I am starting my 14th week out. Hang in there.
  10. SleeveDreamer

    Air Fryer Goodbye Fried Foods

    I myself, do not agree with this article. I have had my air fryer for about three weeks now and the results do not compare to my oven or convection oven at all. You have to get used to the settings and watch your food at first to see what time is right for your liking then once you know you are set. The auto settings are set to time a full basket. I made frozen fast food fries the other night. The auto setting was for 18 minutes. I watched them and checked them every few minutes. At six minutes they looked great and I tasted one and they were perfect. I shook them twice after two minutes. In my oven these same fries do not even come out crisp. I did the same with frozen breaded cod fillets. The auto setting was too long. You just have to watch at first and come up with your own settings. They were so crispy and good after 8 minutes. They never get that crispy in my oven. If you just rely on the auto time settings and don't fill the basket, then yes, your fries will look like they do in the article. Costco frozen coconut shrimp was the best and crispiest my husband ever tasted. The same with frozen onion rings. You just have to watch the first time and come up with your own time. My husband has been raving about the stuff I have made in it. I got the smallest one since there are only two of us and also because of the counter space. So obviously I would not be loading the basket with the amount of food it would actually hold, so the timing will be different. But it is up to you to watch and observe and find out what times are best for you and the amount you are making. You can set your own time and not use auto setting. I have written the times down as I try different foods and everything is good. In fact I have not made anything in my oven or convection oven since I have had this. So kitchen does not get as hot, and saves on ac. Even with my convection, the kitchen heats up cuz of the hot air. As far as the price, my 2.4 capacity was online for 99.00 but I used a 20% off coupon plus another 5.00 off coupon with free shipping. The best investment I have ever made on a kitchen appliance.
  11. I eat occasional piece of uncured Petersons bacon. But a lot of it or daily would be too much fat IMO. Too much fat causes distress on your pouch, but you still need good fats for balance like buts, olive oil, and avocado is q great healthy fat. You need to introduce healthy protein into your diet while you get back on track. I eat a lot of cheese and turkey deli meat with avocado. I eat a lot of cottage cheese from Trader Joe's (it is the creamiest I have found and I live it). It won't take you long to get back on track. Just do it! You will get used to the healthy foods quickly. GOod luck!
  12. SleeveDreamer

    Must-haves post surgery?

    I bought a new Ninja blender and made smoothies from protein drinks. I was never a powder protein person, but the ready to drink ones are great in a blender with some sugar free flavored syrup and ice. Also when you start on solid foods, the air fryer is great investment. i am 12 weeks out and bought one a couple weeks ago. It is awesome!
  13. SleeveDreamer

    How was recovery?

    Never had any pain, nausea, constipation, or diarrhea.o

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