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A New New Dawn

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  1. A New New Dawn


    Try refried beans.
  2. A New New Dawn

    5 days post op and Starving!

    The first few weeks are the hardest. It will get much easier. My surgeon told me to make sure I got 3-4 cups of fluids a day to stay hydrated and work up to 64 ounces in time. For the first few weeks, you may only be able to take very small sips. Keep your liquids nearby and take small sips all day to get in what you can. If you're getting that, you should be good there. You won't be able to get the full amount in until 3-4 weeks probably. I'm 3 months post op and feeling great! As for eating, every doctor is different so I would suggest confirming with your doctor. Don't try too push it as you don't want to cause any harm.
  3. A New New Dawn

    sleeved 12/20/2016

    Getting your protein in makes a big difference in your weight loss too. Mine really slows down if I'm not. I don't care to eat in the morning so I have a premier protein drink (30 gr protein, 2 gr sugar and 160 cal). It keeps my protein up and an easy breakfast. I mix their caramel with ice and coffee, or blend their strawberry with half a frozen banana and both are very good. You can do this.
  4. A New New Dawn

    Started the liver shrink today!

    I second the caramel premier protein. I make iced coffee with it.
  5. The chiropractor has really helped me.
  6. A New New Dawn

    band to sleeve pain and anxiety

    How are you feeling now?
  7. A New New Dawn

    How did you handle Nausea after sleeve

    Walking helps. Sipping water very slowly too. The stomach growling is normal. The first few days I couldn't stomach protein drinks either. For now, just staying hydrated is your main focus. My doctor advised me that as long as I could get 3-4 cups of liquid in that's enough to stay hydrated. I hope you start feeling better soon.
  8. A New New Dawn

    Considering revision

    I would definitely talk to your doctor about what may be the best option for you. I had. And slippage and revised to the sleeve. I did have some reflux related to the slipped band. Post revision, I have none but I think my issue was solely the band being slipped and not gerd.
  9. A New New Dawn

    Band to Sleeve Success?

    I also had mine done in one procedure. He removed scar tissue and fixed a hiatal hernia. I had the t done March 14 and started at 230 lbs on date of surgery. After 8 weeks, I'm down 27 lbs. It's still early but so far I'm much happier with the sleeve and glad to have the band out. It was a harder surgery to bounce back from but worth it for me.
  10. A New New Dawn

    Pain near old port site

    I just converted from the band to the sleeve on Mar 14. They were able to do it in one procedure. He also removed scar tissue and a hiatal hernia (from too much vomiting with the slipped band).
  11. A New New Dawn

    Yucky Days

    It could be a simple matter of dehydration. Have you tried Gatorade zero or smart water to help?
  12. A New New Dawn

    Yucky Days

    I'm 13 days post op and also had a hiatal hernia and scar tissue removal (lap band revision to sleeve) and can relate to your experience. Each day seems to bring improvements, small or big, so I'm glad about that.
  13. A New New Dawn

    Revision Eligibility

    I just revised from lap band to the sleeve as it was so uncomfortable for me and I didn't like always having to adjust it or stuck episodes. It's great for many, just wasn't for me. Can you try a pouch reset diet for a few days and cut the soda to try to get your restriction back?
  14. I had revision done 3/14. I took 9 days and glad I did. I ended up having a lot of scar tissue removed and a hiatal hernia, I didn't know I had, repaired. It's an adjustment getting liquids and protein in and having energy for a full day. Best of luck to you!
  15. A New New Dawn

    why no soda??

    I think the nutritionist told me it could stretch your pouch. Also, cause discomfort. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  16. A New New Dawn

    No restriction eating more than should help

    What type of foods are you eating? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Chapstick!!!! toothbrush/paste, deodorant, phone charger, and comfy clothes. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  18. I would suggest you consider seeking professional help for dealing with some of your emotions behind all of this. Also, clearly eating crap isn't advisable as you need nutrition to properly fuel and nourish your body and that is leading you down a destructive path again. I've sought therapy to help with my emotions and it's the best thing I've done for myself in a long time. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  19. A New New Dawn

    How long did you take off from work?

    It will vary depending on the type of work you do. I'm taking 2 weeks and I work a desk job. For a physical job, I'd go closer to the 6 weeks. Also, your doctor can send a note to shorten or lengthen your stay depending on how you feel as well. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  20. A New New Dawn

    I got approval today!

    Congratulations! As for your mom, could you just tell her you're having surgery because the band slipped and leave out other details? It's an honest reply just maybe not all the details. I'm doing a revision as well and haven't told but a couple people and others just that my band slipped (true) and I have to have surgery. This time around, I don't feel it needs to be everyone's business for me. Happy thoughts and well wishes! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  21. A New New Dawn


    Also, try moving around as tolerated to help metabolize the gas and hopefully that will help you heal as well. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  22. A New New Dawn

    A bit fed up!

    How long do you have to keep the stent in? My fiancé had one but they only left it for a week as it was so painful and the fragments passed by then. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  23. Has anyone else's doctor advised them to discontinue taking Vitamins 30 days prior to surgery? I just found that odd, but of course I've complied. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    The tests will depend on your doctor. I had to go for a blood draw, chest X-ray, EKG, and endoscopy. He also wants me to take results to my regular doctor for her to sign off on it. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  25. A New New Dawn

    March 14

    March 14 at 1 pm here. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App