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CAsleeve

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    CAsleeve got a reaction from Darkkyss in Sister Stopped By!   
    Girl, good for you!!! I feel your excitement and it is super exciting! So many positive exciting moments like these are just beginning for you! I've been freaking excited since I was sleeved. Of course you will have moments, but use these OMG moments to fuel past those.
    Congratulations!
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from mrscastillo in Work, Haters And Motivators   
    Good for you and good come back. It is absolutely none of her business. This is why I didn't and haven't told anyone that I work with and only 3-4 people closest to me know I have been sleeved. It is your business, no one else's.
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from Odee in Keeping Surgery A Secret Or Sharing The Experience   
    I've talked about this in my blog. It's your choice. I didn't tell anyone other than my husband (of course), sister and two friends that live in other states. No one at work knows. It's my business and I don't want my surgery to be the topic of conversation or any bias or preconceived notions. Simple. But, in stating that I also understand why sleevers make it public. I just chose not to tell anyone and all is cool and positive. You'll know the right way for you. Whatever is your comfort level.
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from Nurseypoo in Conflicting Futures....   
    Good for you! Follow your passion. Girl, I'm right there with you. I've been thinking about going back to school for a nutrition/dietician. I actually have a career counseling appointment in two weeks. I'm completely on the plant-based diet path and would love to guide/share and coach people along that same path to optimal health. I've also gone to culinary school, but also interested in getting raw chef certification.
    I wish you the best...go for it!!!
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from Silly Phylly in Had Enough   
    I hear you sister! I can empathize. Your sleeve date does seem a long way away. I know I was also so very anxious and wanted to have my surgery sooner than later and once approved, the date couldn't come soon enough. I think when I was first approved a surgery date was set out a few months but then there was a cancellation and I got in sooner. So..., you might want to get on the list for cancellations and maybe get a date sooner.? If that doesn't happen, you have time to prepare. Try to change your eating to all healthy and vital nutrition now for you and your family. I highly recommend three movies to watch that are super motivating and will help to get the message that the processed food and junk we all used to eat (hopefully 'used to eat' is the key and that stuff is in the past since being sleeved and more aware of good nutrition) is just NOT necessary for life and good health. They are - "Forks Over Knives", "The Weight of the Nation", and "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". I highly recommend watching these movies. It will change something for the positive and better nutrition you and what you are feeding your family - and what you shouldn't be feeding your family. I recommend watching these...you know, in your free time when you are not chasing around your four kids! Yikes! Time to concentrate on YOU!
    And, I recommend exercise every day as the stronger you are the easier your recovery will be and you will be one step ahead! Meditation and visualization is also something to start practicing. It will all help in the long run.
    Make this time as positive for YOU as you can.
    Best of luck to you.
    One Love.
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from NewJourneyMom in Being Sleeved In 3 Days!   
    One thing I highly recommend...after surgery when you have to cough, if you have to cough, hold a pillow to and into your tummy. It helps tremendously! A heating pad was soooo very wonderful for me.
    The one thing I recommend...a POSITIVE attitude! Makes a world of difference.
    Some people don't have pain, but...most do and just expect it.
    Check out my blog if you want to read about my experiences.
    YEAH! Very happy for you. Your life is going to change...make it a positive, healthy life change. It is up to you. Congratulations and I can't wait to read your future posts.
    One Love.
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from tmorgan813 in 11 Days Post Surgery And A Lot As Changed   
    Funny! Yep, we all get/have the gas and changes is elimination, but we all don't get or appreciate the humor in it all. Thanks for the humor!
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from Ruth71 in Ok,,,,,,, One Week Post Op   
    You likely won't need it any more, or soon. I snored before my sleeve and my husband tells me I don't anymore. I also wish I would have gotten the sleeve years ago. But, this was the right time for me and I am thrilled. Congratulations on your accomplishments and, trust me, they - the accomplishments - do keep coming!
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from amencorner in Hungry As Hell, But Scared To Eat. It Hurts Going Down!   
    Wait until you get to about the 7th week or 8th week! I will get better. I've had the same thing. My hardest week was between week 6 and 7, I would throw-up almost everything except for the protein shakes. I'm just now past the 7 week point and I can finally eat some sort of solid food. I was getting rather concerned for a bit, but....each day truly gets better!
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from Liberated Sleeve in Wow   
    I hear you! I'm pretty certain most everyone that is thinking about having this surgery and those have have, have all the same fears, thoughts, concerns, etc. I know I did. I had tried every diet possible and would lose weight but it always came back. I was on anti-depressants for the past 3-4 years. Once I got sleeved, I realized that felt like I had been in hibernation for the past 3-4-5 years and I suddenly woke up and wanted to really live life! The sleeve changes your life. It is not an easy surgery. It is major surgery. When you are going through it, it is so real and pain is real. But, it passes and each day gets better. I was sleeved on 1/17/12. It is the best decision I've ever made and I am so happy I did it. I've blogged about my experience a bit, so feel free to check out my blog.
    I hope for you the best and peace of mind. I agree with LilMssDiva, venting and asking questions on this site does help a lot! We are all here to help and have this one thing in common, but as you will find, lots of things in common.
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from under construction in I Feel Like I'm Gaining Instead Of Losing   
    25 lbs is terrific. Celebrate your accomplishment - it is huge! lift a weight that is 25 lbs and you will feel just how much lighter you are. It's your life, don't worry what co-workers might say or what they might think. What does it matter? Worry gets you no where!
    My surgery was 1/17/12 so I think we are at the same stage post-op. I went back to work just under two weeks post-op. I was tired, but it was good to be intellectually stimulated rather than being at home and thinking about....food.
    I'm still surprised you are eating solid food. I'm on liquids until 2/14 and then go to the 2 week pureed phase.
    Exercise is key. Walk at least every day and if the weather isn't permitting, get up, put some music on and dance or walk in place in your livingroom, lift your knees up high and move your arms around. It will help with your psyche if anything - gotta get the blood flowing.
    Think positive proactive thought as they breed positive proactive actions!
    Give Thanks!
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from under construction in I Feel Like I'm Gaining Instead Of Losing   
    25 lbs is terrific. Celebrate your accomplishment - it is huge! lift a weight that is 25 lbs and you will feel just how much lighter you are. It's your life, don't worry what co-workers might say or what they might think. What does it matter? Worry gets you no where!
    My surgery was 1/17/12 so I think we are at the same stage post-op. I went back to work just under two weeks post-op. I was tired, but it was good to be intellectually stimulated rather than being at home and thinking about....food.
    I'm still surprised you are eating solid food. I'm on liquids until 2/14 and then go to the 2 week pureed phase.
    Exercise is key. Walk at least every day and if the weather isn't permitting, get up, put some music on and dance or walk in place in your livingroom, lift your knees up high and move your arms around. It will help with your psyche if anything - gotta get the blood flowing.
    Think positive proactive thought as they breed positive proactive actions!
    Give Thanks!
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from pussnboots in Ugh - First Actual "setback"   
    Geeze Louise! Be careful! Yes, best to go in and have them check you out.
    Take care.
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from KatieOkieDokie in To Sleeve Or Not To Sleeve...   
    Hi. You are the first post I've commented on, but...I've just gotten started on this site and I'm finding it rather psychologically therapeutic to put words on the page.
    I had all the questions, fears and second, third and fourth thoughts if this was the right thing for me to do, just as you are and what appears everyone that makes this decision has. Should I try yet another diet first? I decided I just couldn't bear losing and gaining back again. I want a permanent life change - a serious size change. My biggest questions was, "what is going to happen in the future with my stomach?" I mean the actual vital organ in my body. To me it is just a freaky thing to consider having the majority of a healthy organ removed from my body! It freaks me out and of course stirs up all kinds of questions and fears. Additionally, I have issues with being embarrassed about doing this sort of thing, i.e., surgery to lose weight! Yep, it's the truth. Even though I've been looking in to it for seven-eight months, I only told my husband I was going to have the surgery a week prior to my surgery date, and I only told a close friend of mineone day prior to my surgery date (both have been incredibly supportive). I still haven't even told my family (I don't have family that live close, so that part was easier.) The whole personal embarrassment thing is a phycological thing that I will be working through. I've tried everything before and have failed. I didn't want to be judged nor have anyone worry about me or try to talk me out of it. In actuality, they might not have, but...this is my journey.
    I had my vsg surgery on Jan. 17th, and today is my 3rd day home post-surgery. I still have questions, if this was the right thing to do, but I have to honestly say...yes. It is what I needed to do to a permanent outcome. I truly see a bright light at the end of the tunnel I'm so excited about the future and actually successfully losing half of my physical self and can't wait to take up less space in the world - a smaller footprint! I am so looking forward to all the positives that will come with being and living at a normal body size, weight and moving around on this earth light and healthy. I've a long way to go, but I'm so determined, thanks to my vsg!
    This is 100% a decision you have to make for yourself. I do have to say, that I have had some wonderful encouragement, guidance, insight and support from a former colleague and now who I consider my friend. She been extremely successful with her vsg weightloss journey. When I first looked in to the lapband, I came across a photo of her on fb looking absolutely stunning and thin! I asked her 'how' and 'what'. Once this interaction started, from that moment on, she has been so supportive, non-judgemental and my guiding light. I can not express how pricelessly helpful this has been.
    The vsg surgery is difficult and you will have pain and all kinds of internal rumblings and grumblings. You will need to heal. Don't fool yourself about that. It is a serious procedure and full blown surgery! But, I have to say, each day for me has been easier and better than the one before. I feel myself healing.
    I also recommend working out - cardio and strength training - as much as possible before your surgery. Go in to it strong as I'm certain it has and will help my healing process.
    Best of luck and peace of mind to you. I am looking forward to following your successful progess on this site and hope you will follow me and my successes to come!
    Sending you positive vibrations. One Love.
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    CAsleeve got a reaction from Dooter in Feeling Thankful   
    Beautiful!

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