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  1. SarSmyle

    The Pain Of After Surgery

    I had the exact same issue. I slept In a recliner because I didn't need my CPAP in the recliner. But my tailbone really hurt from the pressure of that position. I would alternate turning towards each side to take that pressure off - i used smaller pillows to slip under my tummy donut wouldn't pull on my incisions when on my side. This all got better when my incision pain went away and I could really totally sleep on my side. I would say it took a couple of weeks. Have someone check out the area too (I actually had a small area of skin breakdown, like a very mild pressure sore). Thus got better with some neosporin ointment and light dressings. But- everything eventually resolved! Hope it doesn't take too long to go away! Wish you the best! Sarah Sent from my iPhone using VST
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    Any New Jersey Gastric Sleevers?

    I was sleeved by Dr. Trivedi on July 30th. Had a wonderful experience. Feeling great, down 25 pounds, 18inches and 4 pants sizes. Off all diabetic and blood pressure meds since surgery day (I had diabetes for over six years pre-op) and had a normal HgbA1c at six weeks post-op. This was the best decision I've made to go through with the surgery. Good luck to you all!! Sent from my iPhone using VST
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    Surgery Today

    Good luck! Positive thoughts coming your way! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  4. SarSmyle

    My New Journey!

    Yay! Congratulations! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  5. SarSmyle

    Before And After Picture

    Congratulations! You look great! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  6. Hi! Like all of the above comments, everyone has a slightly different experience. I could only take tiny sips for the first two weeks. Then Regular sips. I'm at 4 1// weeks Out now and I can take one gulp (not chugging yet for sure) followed by regular sips without problems. Also, can drink 16 oz in 1 hr while walkin on treadmill with no problems (walking seems to make the liquids go down easier). Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  7. SarSmyle

    Here Is To A New Beginning

    Sending you prayers and positive thoughts! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  8. SarSmyle

    Cant Remember

    Awesome! You look great! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  9. SarSmyle

    Almost 3 Months Post Op

    Congrats! :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST
  10. From the album: SarSmyle

    Left photo: 1 day pre-op Right photo: 1 month post-op
  11. SarSmyle

    New Me!

    Wow- you look great! Congratulations!
  12. Hi everyone! I can't believe one month has already passed. It has been quite a challenging month, but it has been well-worth every minute! I had my VSG on July 30th 2012. I have lost a grand total of 17.4 pounds on one month, and 24.2 pounds from my highest weight in August 2011... Amazingly, I have lost a total of 17 1/2 inches! (I still can't quite believe this)... I have removed more than half the clothing in my closet because it was just too big (again, that is a rare occurrence for me!)... Most importantly, I have been OFF my diabetic medications (I was on Metformin 1000 mg twice a day) and my BP medications (I was on Atacand 16 mg once a day) since the surgery - I am so very thankful for this... ) Here are some photos (the images on the left of each photo are from one day pre-op, and the images on the right of each photos are from today): I hope I am posting these correctly... food in the portions that I used to enjoy), but it has also been one of the MOST important, valuable, and healthy things I have ever done for myself so far - it has changed my life in a matter of weeks and I have been thankful ever since I did it that I made the decision to move forward... Thanks to everyone here for having the courage to share their stories, their humor, and their encouragement! -Sarah
  13. Thanks so much for the encouragement!
  14. SarSmyle

    3Rd Day Post Op, 500Lber In Nj

    Congratulations! Welcome to the other side! Enjoy the ride....
  15. SarSmyle

    Here's What -60 Pounds Looks Like!

    Congratulations! You look phenomenal!
  16. SarSmyle

    Anyone Juice!

    I bought a juicer recently. I have given up soda completely and am looking for other liquids to drink besides Water and shakes... What have you juiced so far? Also, I have diabetes and will have to watch my blood sugars with the natural sugar that is in fruits and veggies... But will check my finger sticks regularly. -Sarah
  17. From the album: SarSmyle

    Left photo: 1 day pre-op Right photo: 1 month post-op
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    1 month portrait

    From the album: SarSmyle

    Left photo: 1 day pre-op Right photo: 1 month post-op
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    This photo was taken on August 26th, 2012, one month after surgery...
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    From the album: SarSmyle

  21. SarSmyle

    Any New Jersey Gastric Sleevers?

    Hi "njsleeve" - looks like we were with the same surgery group... How are you doing? -Sarah Sent from my iPhone using VST
  22. SarSmyle

    Cookware For Wls Folks

    I also got some cute little containers and a bento box to take small portions of food in to work... I pack the food up the night before and grab them in the mornings... Sent from my iPhone using VST

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