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    Pre-Op Diet

    I had my surgery last April and my surgeon did not require a pre-op diet. I only had to drink liquids the day before.
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    staring on a soft food diet...

    On soft foods I was eating, mashed potatoes, refried beans with cheese, tuna fish, eggs, egg salad, hummus...I was told not to eat more then 4 oz...Hope this helps..
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    My surgeon said it was ok for me to smoke the ecigs but not cigarettes, so I assume it is the smoking and not the nicotine..The tobacco and tar and other chemicals in cigarettes are what give you the breathing problems, not the nicotine itself...Even though I had quit 2 months before surgery I still had breathing problems after surgery and ended up in ICU..I'm sure that had a lot to do with my 30 plus years of smoking before hand...Reno, it will all depend on whether or not your surgeon tests you the morning of the surgery...
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    Fitbit vs Jawbone Up

    I have the body media and it's really good..don't know anything about the other two, sorry..I've been hearing a lot about the fitbit though never heard of the jawbone..
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    The sleeve and hair loss.

    Irish, I was told the hair loss would start at around 3 months post op and last for several months, so I think your good! Lucky you, LOL...I think I've lost about 3 inches so far! UGH
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    protein bars with only 2.5 net carbs & ZERO sugar

    Are they better then the Quest bars? Because I Love the quest bars and the nutrition is pretty much the same..?:
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    Just joined Crossfit today

    I've been deciding on if I should do it or not, but it looks so hard, did you like it? What did you have to do for the foundations class? They have a great Groupon deal going on and I'm trying to decide if I should try it or not..Any info would be helpful..thanks. Kari
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    Protein Idea's ?

    Have you tried the Quest bars from GNC? I love them and they are good for protein..I eat one everyday...Premier Protein drinks are very good as well..String cheese, etc...You really have to try and get in more protein, it's so important...
  9. I started at 205, on surgery day I was 199 and I am 5'1"..I have lost 44 lbs since surgery on 4/2..3 months ago...I went back to work after 2 weeks and was fine....very happy I did this..
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    Exercise question for the VETS

    Cheri, thank you for your honesty...What DVD are you using?
  11. I'm sure your fine because it was a mushy food, but try to wait it out until you are cleared. I was on liquids for 3 weeks post op and it was sooooo hard, I know..My surgeon told me that it wasn't so much the food itself (depending on what it is of course) that would hurt me, but the throwing up that could..So try to hold out, it will be worth it, while your stomach is still healing...
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    Can I eat this post-op and when?

    Kristie, I don't know all the answers to your questions, I am 2 1/2 months post op so I will give you my best conclusion. As far as "spicy foods", I don't see why you can't have them once you are cleared for all foods, the biggest problem you may have with that is that you can't drink when you eat, so I don't know if that would be a problem for you or not ( it would be for me! LOL)...As far as salad, again when you are cleared for regular foods you would be able to fit that into your diet..For example, today for lunch I had a salad with grilled chicken on it..So I got my protein and some greens in as well..I will also eat vegetables with whatever protein I am having for dinner..Of course it isn't much that I'm eating, but I'm still getting a variety..So you will still be able to utilize your garden! Hope this helps alittle...Kari
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    Old navy compression pants

    Thanks for letting me know about the sale, going to hit up Old Navy this weekend!
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    Sleeved April 3rd Hello!

    My surgery was on April 2nd, I am doing well as well...congrats on your weight loss, that is awesome..I've only lost 38 lbs since surgery but I have a lower BMI so I'm not too bummed about it yet..So far I haven't had any problems with food either and have never thrown up once, luckily..Hopefully by this time next year we will be at goal weight! good luck..
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    post op diet

    Take it very slow...You need to give your new sleeve time to heal..I had to do 3 weeks of liquids, so I know it's hard. The biggest concern my doctor said was throwing up while your still healing, so try to stick to the liquids and yogurt for however long your surgeon suggested..
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    Steri strips

    My Dr said to let them fall off and NOT to pull them off..He took them off at my 2 week post op appt because they were barely hanging on..
  17. I don't have any answers for you but just wanted to say that I'm sorry you are going through this and I hope they are able to help you and make you better soon!
  18. I specifically asked my surgeon that question, "If the sleeve can stretch"..His response to me was absolutely.He said it is still your stomach, it's not a fake stomach they put in that could never stretch, so if you were to overeat, over time, it will stretch..
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    I have measured myself and it does help..when I was in a 2 week stall on the scale, I took my measurements again and had lost 5 inches, so that made me feel better..I love avocado's! I eat them all the time but didn't know about with meals..Would love to read the article when you get a chance to upload it, thanks..
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    They take it out before they wake you up, no worries..
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    Nicotine question please

    Same here...I don't think mine did either...
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    Wish this feeling never goes away:)

    Congrats! You look amazing and I can't wait to have those same feelings!
  23. I feel the same way! I've always kept all the different sizes and I'm cringing (but happy) about getting rid of them. I'm 5 weeks post op and I'm losing so slow that it makes me nervous to get rid of them so soon too...We should all have a "get rid of our big clothes" party weekend as Nicola said!
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    Help with vitamins

    I think bariatricadvantage.com has chewable ones too..

PatchAid Vitamin Patches