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  1. lizzybeth

    Anyone from New Hampshire?

    Manchester, NH here. Surgery in July 2012. Lost 106 pounds and never felt better. Good luck to you all. If I can answer any questions, I would be happy to. I had my surgery at CMC in Manchester.
  2. lizzybeth

    Do you remember Patrick?

    I see him on FB now and then. He created our 'secret' FB group for summer sleevers. I can send him a message and tell him that y'all were asking about him.
  3. You ladies make an excellent point!
  4. lizzybeth

    What is going on with me?

    You've hit a stall. Completely normal. Just keep on your plan, drink water and exercise. The weight loss will start up again. Good luck!
  5. For me, I was put to sleep so it was easy! LOL. Seriously, they would either put you to sleep or give you something to really relax you. Here is my experience: I was placed in a super cool johnny and wheeled into endo. room. They put me to sleep for about 10 minutes (it's not a long procedure) and when I woke up, they were done! I did not have any pain, discomfort or a sore throat after - I was just groggy from the propophol for a few hours. The anticipation of it was the worst part. You will do just fine!
  6. lizzybeth

    Hypothyroid And Getting The Sleeve

    I have thyroid issues too (hashimoto's thyroid) and had a very hard time losing weight! It was a struggle!! My doctor suggested I look into WLS and was very happy when I did decide to get it done. I had surgery on July 10th and as of this morning, I am down 65 pounds. I feel great. The only thing I need to do now is see my doctor every 6 weeks for blood work. Because the weight is coming off quickly, he wants to monitor my TSH levels closely to make sure I am getting the right dosage of Levoxyl. He does not want me to go into hyper mode! I initially wanted the band and after research, decided on the sleeve. My surgeon at first tried to talk me into the full bypass but for me that was too extreme as well. I am super happy with my sleeve. Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them. Good luck!!
  7. I was sleeved in July, I am 4 months out. I can barley get 2 ounces of protein in at a time (things like grilled chicken and meat sometimes is only 1 oz). I can not eat more than that in a sitting (and stay full for quite a while). I was told by my NUT that I should be able to get in 4 ounces of food in at each meal. I cant! Made some beef vegetable soup tonight - could get in 4 ounces of that (1/2 cup). I can eat a 4 or 6 ounce yogurt with no problems. Is this normal? Is it the denseness of the meat that makes it difficult? Will I always have to rely on protein shakes?
  8. lizzybeth

    4 Months Out - Barley Can Eat 2 Oz...

    Thanks all for the input. I was thinking I was too tight but it seems like I am within the "normal" range.
  9. lizzybeth

    4 Months Out - Barley Can Eat 2 Oz...

    I guess it would make sence that the denser the protein the less you may need. I was afraid that I was "too tight." Thanks for your imput, it does help!
  10. lizzybeth

    Hey July Sleevers!

    July 10th sleever here. Start: 256. Today: 196. Total loss is 60 pounds.
  11. lizzybeth

    Robotic Sleeve? Anyone

    My surgery was done by the Davinci Robot. I have 5 small incisions (most about 1/4 inch - one about 1 inch...where they pull your stomach out). I honestly had no pain and a super quick recovery. Id recommend it.
  12. Yes, everyone will be different. I think it also depends how how much you weigh to begin with - but I could be wrong. I had surgery on July 10th and am down 33 pounds as of this morning.
  13. lizzybeth

    July Sleevers

    A July sleever here! July 10th. Down 30 pounds, feel great, doing great and would do it again in a heartbeat!
  14. lizzybeth

    Vsg Research

    I completed the survey as well. I would be interested to see the final research too!
  15. I know that I can have strained Cream of Chicken soup, but what about tomato soup or cream of broccoli soup? The cream of broccoli looked like it just had the small pieces of broccoli - if I were to put it in a blender to make sure it was mush, is that acceptable or should I hold off? I don't want to cause damage to my sleeve (I am 6 days out) but I am looking for more variety than my pudding, yogurt and protein shakes.
  16. lizzybeth

    Packing For Hospital!

    I second the chap stick. My mouth was so dry too and I could not have anything until I had my leak test. I did, however, put some Water in my mouth, swish it around and spit it out in a cup. I did this often and the staff allowed it (I would never have swallowed it without a leak test!). I did not bring a bath robe - I would not have been able to use one anyway. I had an IV on one hand, an oxygen meeter on the other hand...no way for me to put my hand through a robe. They have robes at the hospital that have snaps at the shoulders. I did bring my cell phone and charger, toothbrush and toothpaste . I also brought few books and magazines too but I never read them. Oh, I did bring my own pillow. I am glad that I did. Just don't use a white pillow case so the hospital will know it's not one of theirs.
  17. lizzybeth

    Had Surgery 6/5/12...

    You're rockin' it! Way to go!
  18. Yah! Keep up the good work
  19. lizzybeth

    Question Re: Stage 2 Foods

    I will stay away from the tomato soup for a while, I never thought about the acidity. I'll also strain the soups instead of blending then. Thanks all!
  20. lizzybeth

    How Long Till The Weight Loss Kicks In?

    I had my surgery on the 10th. I was lost 8 pounds on the pre op diet (I weighed myself the morning I went to the hospital). The day I got home from the hospital, I gained back the 8 pounds because they constantly pump you with fluids. I weighed myself again this morning and I am down a total of 15 pounds. It will happen. Some people are slower losers, some are quick. In the past, I have been a very slow loser so I expect this rapid weight loss to slow down. As long as the scale is going down, I am okay with that. You will lose weight if you follow all your doctor recommendations.
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    Glad to hear things went well. Im gonna go read your post!
  22. lizzybeth

    Need A Little Support Right Now

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. It must be very hard for you. Is there any way you can go to him to see him? My thoughts are with you and your dad.
  23. Yes, this. You still have to eat right and exercise. Don't be surprised that, after leaving the hospital, you are up a few pounds. I lost 8 pounds om the pre-op diet. The day I came home from the hospital, I gained that 8 pounds back. I was quite puffy from being given IV fluids for 3 days. I'm not worried, I know it will go away - everyone loses at their own pace.

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