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  1. SarSmyle

    Tuna Patties

    Tnx! They sound great! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  2. Hi all! July 30th and 14 lbs since day of surgery... Good luck everyone! Sarah MFP: "sarsmyle" Sent from my iPhone using VST
  3. SarSmyle

    Cancun...and A Few Things

    Hi Faith4me- find out if the hospital has wireless Internet for the patients that is reliable. If it does, u can also check out an app for smartphones called "Viber" that lets u make phone calls via wireless Internet on ur cell phone. - Sarah Sent from my iPhone using VST
  4. Best wishes to you both! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  5. SarSmyle

    Global Fat Scale

    Lol- I apparently started in Samoa and am now in Kuwait... Very cute Site. Thanks for sharing! Maybe these can be new NSVs as we progress down the line of countries... :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST
  6. SarSmyle

    Having A Hard Time Emotionally

    Sorry for all the typos in my earlier reply! It's hard typing so much via cell phone! :0)! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  7. My doc said not to out anything and to leave them open to air as log as they are ok. So that's what I'm doing so far... Good luck! :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST
  8. SarSmyle

    Having A Hard Time Emotionally

    Hi - I'm 9 days post-op and unfelt exactly the same way. I really felt like an addict in the first few days of the toughest rehab imaginable. All iI could think of was a crunchy bagel with cream cheese and tomatoes - I had to keep reminding myself that those bagels are what landed me in this situation to begin with. Nothing got rid of those feelings (except time) until I would say yesterday and today - feeling a lot less of the cravings and almost no sadness now. But one thing I did do, was write down all the non-food related activities I can't eat to get back into after I'm feeling better and have some good weight loss: playing volleyball with my daughter (shes's 12), playing tennis with my nephews, walking without feeling like there's pieces of cut glass in my feet, enjoying walking around and taking to people at parties instead of trying to find a comfortable chair to just sit and eat. Etc, etc... When I was reallyiserable mentally I looked at that list and realized how those activities were so much more important to me than the food that used to give me happiness and comfort. I decises that I dont want to be a slave to food anymore - I want food to work for me by making me healthy enough to do all these other things again... Anyway - sorry for the long-winded response. Just wanted you to know that you are far from alone in these feelings, and that they do get better (and I'm only 3 days further out than you are).... Sending you a hug! Hang in there! :0) -Sarah Sent from my iPhone using VST
  9. Wow- congratulations! You look awesome! Loved the slide show. Thanks so much for sharing - its so inspirational for those of us who are just starting out on our journeys... :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST
  10. Hi- I'm 9 days post-op and starting my walking regimen. Still on clears, so very little calorie intake now. MFP: sarsmyle Pls feel free to add me! Sarah Sent from my iPhone using VST
  11. SarSmyle

    -52 Lbs. Before And After

    Congratulations! U look great! Just has my surgery a week ago. Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration. Sent from my iPhone using VST
  12. Hi Mina - how r u doing? Any changes? Hoping you are getting better and sending you positive energy... Sent from my iPhone using VST
  13. SarSmyle

    I'm Not Proud But...

    What a great idea! Can't wait to try it out down the line... I'm four days out after my surgery, so I'll be patient... :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST
  14. Congratulations! That is awesome... :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST
  15. Hi everyone! well, had my sleeve yesterday.... i told my aneshtesiologist that i tend to get nauseous after general anesthesia. she pre-medicated me for nausea before she put me out. when i woke up, i moved in the bed and got really nauseous again - my anesthesiologist was standing right there and she gave me meds again (zofran), and i never had nausea again after that. yay! i had to pee a lot when i woke up, and had a hard time using the bedpan (tried about 5 times and could only have partial success). after about 3 hours after my surgery, they let me walk to the bathroom and i was able to go well - that felt a lot better. i didnt need any pain meds in the post-anesthesia recovery area, or when i first got to my room. i went for a walk, and then i needed something. i had 15 mg of Toradol IV every 6 hours since then and that was all i needed (am trying to avoid then strong narcotics if possible). the pain is not too bad and is definitely tolerable. i alternated between sleeping in bed, sitting in chair, going to the bathroom to pee, and taking walks all afternoon and evening. after another dose of toradol at about 10 pm, was able to sleep almost five hours. this morning, i got up, washed up, walked again and then had my leg vein ultrasound (to look for blood clots) and then my swallow test. that was a little rough - the gastrograffin is gross. my surgeon told me to just take little sips, so i ended up taking in about an ounce of the stuff total. that was enough for them to see everything. thankfully, i had no issues and no leak! luckily i had no nausea aft the test, but i did have some burning and fullness. relieved with toradol and pepcid. when i came back, i passed gas and actually was able to have a small bowel movement... i think the walking really helped that move along... i am now starting my Clear liquids - if i can tolerate them ok, then i will be able to go home later tonight. keeping my fingers crossed! thanks again to all of you for the supoport and good wishes! everyone here has been so supportive! good luck to everyone having their surgeries soon - looking forward to hearing your stories too.... - Sarah
  16. Hi everyone! Can't believe it, but my surgery is coming up this Monday morning... This site has been great and I have loved reading about everyone's experiences. Thanks for sharing... See you all on the other side!
  17. Hi Lila, Thanks for the encouragement! Will post again after surgery... Wish you the best too! -Sarah
  18. Thanks for the good wishes and prayers Storm! Same to you.... Wish you all the best for the 6th! - Sarah
  19. Hi Sherry, I hope your clears and the mag citrate are going ok.... Good luck! I'm also doing mostly liquids today... But I don't have the mag citrate requirement.... Good luck to you for tomorrow too! I'm really excited for you too.... Post when you feel up to it... We can share the experience.... :0) - Sarah
  20. Good luck Repo! Congratulations to your wife as well! Wish you the best with your surgery too... :0)
  21. Hi Amy! Thanks for the support... I looked at your blog - it's awesome.... :0) Looking forward to joining you on the other side! -Sarah
  22. Hi Ugot2Laff! I will definitely post again post-op. wish u all the best! :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST
  23. Wow - you look great. And you look so happy... Congratulations and thanks for sharing - its such an inspiration. Looking forward to joining you on the other side! (my surgery is scheduled for this Monday). Sent from my iPhone using VST
  24. SarSmyle

    Surgery On Mon 30Th Dr Nick

    Wish you all the best! I am also on the schedule for this Monday. See you on the other side! :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST
  25. SarSmyle

    Lets Compair Our Packing List

    If I could add, consider bringing your CPAP machine and mask if you use CPAP pre-op for sleep apnea. good luck everyone! I'm on for July 30th... :0) Sent from my iPhone using VST

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