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yourshoesareuntied

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  1. For me my weight loss sometimes happens in surprise chucks... Don't get on the scale every day or every week. I like to weigh every two weeks. I have times were it looks like I haven't lost anything in two weeks then two weeks later I get the fun kind of scale shock.
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    Surgery In 4 Days & Nervous About Gas!

    Gas pain was not a big problem for me, however there is nothing you can do pre-op to prevent it. It's leftover gas from the operation, it's pumped in to sorta inflate your abdominal cavity to allow the surgeon a little more room to work. The gas that gets left behind will normally move/rest up high on the diaphragm, that presses on the vagus nerve, when the vagus nerve is stimulated it tends to send a pain signal to your neck,shoulders,and upper back..like between your shoulder blades. Gas X strips will do nothing for this type of gas pain, the post-op gas will eventually be absorbed by the body. Gas X only helps with intestinal gas pain. Two completely different things.
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    Fragile After Op?

    My operation started at 7am, I was at home in my own bed by 12:00pm. I would wake up from time to time and sit at my kitchen table drink a little water or juice and then go back to bed. The second day I sat in the living room and watched a movie or two then another nap, then a short walk on my street.
  4. I'm 3 weeks post OP and I have about 3 weeks until my first fill. I'm curious if when the band is filled, will feel anything like the post op swelling did. Or is it a different type of feeling Thanks.
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    Non-Scale Goals

    Buy my shirts at Walmart, and not a big and tall store.
  6. 37 pounds down! I hope to be out of the 300 club soon...

  7. Is it close to the largest of the incision's.
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    Length Of Hospital Stay

    My surguery was at 0730 I was at home in my own bed by 1200. That's with sleep apnea, and my CPAP. My wife is a nurse and the doctor knows Im a more then a little non-compliant with the CPAP, my wife promised him it would be on my face. I couldn't have stayed any longer, the thing that hurt most in the recovery room was my tail bone.. I had to get off that sorry hospital bed.
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    Labor Day Weekend Bbq ...

    3 days post surguery I was at my parents 40th wedding anniversary, my doc has a 15 day post op full liquid diet... It sucked to sit there and watch and smell all the food. Everything worked out ok, I'm sick of the stupid shakes. I don't even try to make them taste good anymore, I just mix them as little as possible to keep the air down and get it down the hatch.. Congrats on your first BBQ!
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    Did You Have A Catheter During Your Surguery ?

    My surgery was yesterday, and no cath for me. The War Hammer was not tampered with.
  11. I was reading a post in "The Men's Room" And the topic of getting a cath came up, some had it some didn't. So how many out there did verses didn't
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    Using the restroom

    Had my surgery yesterday, no cath for me.
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    August Roll Call

    My surguery started at 7:30 was home in bed by noon.
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    My Youtube Vlog

    At the moment I posted this it was still uploading, anyway here it is. The latest video post. Surgery tomorrow morning, so I off to bed. http://youtu.be/RnjlfMsEf1k
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    My Youtube Vlog

    I wasn't sure where I wanted to post this, I originally put in the general discussions... however one of my inspirations for doing the video series was for my fellow "Big" brothers so it makes better sense to post it here. not trying to double post. http://youtu.be/jgAaBPCWSVo
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    August Roll Call

    Tomorrow morning at 7:30am im getting banded, I lost 30lbs during the pre-op!! Yea me! Edit: One clarification: I started a version of the pre-op shortly after my appointment with my nutritionist, so in about 1.5 months. Also I didn't cheat once not ever, it wasn't always easy to walk away but I always did.
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    Raspberry Chocolate Jello

    Just wanted to post a quick tip, I made some sugar free raspberry jello, before I added the cold water I added some sugar free chocolate coffee flavoring. It's yummy!
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    Nurse Bandsters??

    I'm a Certified Orthotist Assistant, I work at the VA and see on average >15 patients a day. My evaluation and fitting can be anything from diabetic foot care and DM footwear to full custom spinal orthosis, post op knee orthosis and so on.. I visit people on the floor and in our clinic. I'm planing on returning to work on day 6... our clinic has exam tables that lift high enough that I wont need to stoop over or get down on the floor, and all the beds on the floor/s lift high so I wont need to stoop over. I hope I don't have a over inflated sense of my ability.. but hey I'm a man and if there's anything we know its what we're capable of doing...so I should fine. :ph34r:
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    Raspberry Chocolate Jello

    Maybe two table spoons? I cook a lot and tend to not measure much,only when I bake.. but I think it was close to two tbsp :ph34r:
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    Gerrit From Idaho

    Sup dude! Welcome
  21. I'm using Body Fortress it's good. And it's at Walmart
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    1St Day Of Pre Op Diet And Question About Sils

    Remember the feeling you had after you gave in, remember your personal disappointment... Keep that and use it next time you want a snack. 4 shakes a day will get boring, at some point you will just have to drink your drink and get over it.. Get over the fact that your hungry..make hunger and cravings your friend or enemy what ever works better.
  23. After 4 pages of awkwardness, Well that was 15min of my life I'll never get back...
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    Pre-Op Diet And I'm So Hungry!

    Calm down, did your doctor say you had lose a certain amount? Not all doc's do.. mine didn't. The pre-op is primarily to shrink your liver, it's also good training for what life will be like post op. Call the office ask to speak to the nurse, if there is a required weight loss you haven't met.. your nurse may be able to advocate for you. quick grammar/spelling edit
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    My Youtube Vlog

    I need to try it out, milk is so high in calories.. I look for it next time were at the store. Thank you for the tip!

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