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zenoosh

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  1. zenoosh

    im freaking out

    "I got PG about 2-3 weeks post op..." ....Take a little time. Make an informed decision. Do not let others beliefs sway your decision. this is YOUR life, and you deserve to be on the top of the list--especially now. Good luck--it could happen to any of us--(except me! Im riding the abstinence bus--but I'll hop off eventually!)
  2. zenoosh

    Alma with Ready 4 A Change

    You guys are gonna be STOKED! I had surgery with Dr Garcia 10/27/12 and also went through Alma. Im sooooo happy with my sleeve and I've lost 98 lbs. Still losing too. Your lives are about to change :-)
  3. Anyone qualify for partial financing with Dr Garcia that had less than stellar credit? Im going to apply through the offered financing companies tomorrow. Any bad experiences with the financing or any helpful info? Much appreciated:-)
  4. Hello there pre/post sleevers! I have scrubs that I need to get out of my closet. 6 pairs navy blue/black/burgundy bottoms--2X. And tops to match--solid and printed. Asking only $5 per set (one top/one bottom) plus USPS shipping (about $5) so all in all, you'd get a set of scrubs for $10...not bad! Message me if you're interested and ill email you pics of the I've got. Also, some nice trouser pants-shirts- sizes 22/20/18. $5 each. Nothing has holes!
  5. Hey there! I want to start a thread of sleevers who are going to Mexico in October. I have found a couple people who have their surgeries scheduled and it's really nice to be in contact with others who may be there around the same time. I'm going to Tijuana for surgery with Dr Garcia October 27. I'll be staying at the Marriott for 3 nights total with 2 days at Mi Doctor hospital for the actual surgery and recovery. If there are others going to Mexico , but not in October, feel free to post also: I've found it so helpful to find others in the same boat as myself... I'll make a list if there are enough people to generate one. Good luck! We're gonna rock this thing
  6. Great idea! How are our Mexico Octosleevers faring with their losses and NSV's?!? As for myself, I had surgery 10/27/12 with Dr Garcia. Started at 270--now down to 206.5 . So about 63 lbs down and I feel great!!
  7. Hey there OCTOSLEEVERS! I had surgery Oct 27, and Im down about 35 lbs since day of surgery. I had a little stall at 5 weeks, but I've lost something every week. I TRY to weigh once a week only, but sometimes that doesn't quite happen. Im very interested to see how everyone is doing...also, I find myfitnesspal.com to be incredibly helpful to track my cals/protein/vitamins etc... Hope everyone is doing well!
  8. zenoosh

    Surgery Today

    Woo hoo!!! Hazelsmrf is drinking nasty blue crap! Must mean she's SLEEVED!!!! Im so happy you're done...walk walk walk. I didn't feel like getting up, but once I did, I felt better and better. Yay to farting! That means things are moving along....LOVE IT...Have fun at the hotel, girlfriend...i gut myself a movie cuz I went alone and didn't feel like sightseeing. I walked the hotel, I went outside and gut fresh air, I emailed my mom about a million times and watched CNN constantly because it was all storm coverage. (my first night back to the Marriott was the night Sandy hit...you remember, I was talking to you too!!)Im so glad you got everything worked out--now you get to drink, sip, drink, sip and then shortly you'll be entering the world of mushy soups and baby food consistency dinners. YAY ;-)Keep me posted...im watchin' you, hazelsmrf
  9. Hey there, everyone! Hope all the Octosleevers are doing well. I weigh tomorrow, and I better have a decent loss! Im feeling good...trying to get in more Water, and Protein. My only issue has been taking bites that are too big, and not chewing well enough, then having that golfball in my chest type feeling--not fun!! That'll teach me to eat too fast! I've been on myfitnesspal everyday, and if anyone wants to add me, its "zenoosh".... Hazelsmrf, how are ya doing, girl??? When is your surgery? Im thinking about ya, so keep me posted <3<3<3 Good luck to those who haven't been sleeved yet, and Happy Recovery to those of us who left our stomachs in MEXICO!
  10. Woo hoo!!! Congrats!!! Im sorry you're nauseated. Its such a horrible feeling...but, doesn't it feel great to be sleeved and leak-free?? You'll only feel better and better. Im happy you're done :-)
  11. OH! Im sure you'll be healing up in no time. Just to clarify, I have 3 incisions total--One drain hole, and two slit incisions. The technology and technique is improving all the time, and they told me the'yd be doing the single incision within a month, on some patients. But everyone is different: although my BMI was around 42, I am tall and my belly is not very big. Im pear-shaped and carry most of my weight in my butt and thighs--I believe body type has a lot to do with how many incisions we get. Also, everyones insides look a bit different, so they probably do what is safest for us. I was expecting at least 5, so I was pleasantly suprised, but I gotta say, they look so small and thin--I know they're already healing, and I would expect they'll be barely detectable in a week ot two. Im just SOOO glad its over. I wasn't like, outwardly freaking out, but inside, I was kind of a wreck. I tend to keep my emotions to myself. I was dreading the recovery. Bottom line, we're SLEEVED!! We're ALIVE, we're RECOVERING! and we're on our way to a HOT BOD!!!!! (and maybe some loose skin...) Im glad you're OK and recovering...be prepared to say goodbye to Ms. Scissorhands soon!
  12. OH! Im sure you'll be healing up in no time. Just to clarify, I have 3 incisions total--One drain hole, and two slit incisions. The technology and technique is improving all the time, and they told me the'yd be doing the single incision within a month, on some patients. But everyone is different: although my BMI was around 42, I am tall and my belly is not very big. Im pear-shaped and carry most of my weight in my butt and thighs--I believe body type has a lot to do with how many incisions we get. Also, everyones insides look a bit different, so they probably do what is safest for us. I was expecting at least 5, so I was pleasantly suprised, but I gotta say, they look so small and thin--I know they're already healing, and I would expect they'll be barely detectable in a week ot two. Im just SOOO glad its over. I wasn't like, outwardly freaking out, but inside, I was kind of a wreck. I tend to keep my emotions to myself. I was dreading the recovery. Bottom line, we're SLEEVED!! We're ALIVE, we're RECOVERING! and we're on our way to a HOT BOD!!!!! (and maybe some loose skin...) Im glad you're OK and recovering...be prepared to say goodbye to Ms. Scissorhands soon!
  13. No way, dude---keep using this thread and start a NOVEMBER Mexico SLEEVERS thread, too--Im sure theyre are a few. Actually, there are a few I know of that have posted here--One is AngelEyesinNJ and realtor05 with DR Lopez Nov 10th And, you might ask your surgeon whether they are doing the single incision..I know there are a couple mexico surgeons who've been doing it for months---yours could be one of them!
  14. Good luck tomorrow, theNEWME!, yanik, and dhowell64! We're all thinking of you! I hope everyones travels are safe and I hope everyones homes, families and loved ones are safe and out of harms way. btw, very shortly after surgery, I felt really nauseated and had to shuffle to the sink and dry heaved a few times...I was really worried that I was gonna bust my guts open, and it kinda freaked me out because I puked up some brownish-reddish slimy stuff (sorry guys--just trying to as informative as possible) kinda like a lougie consistency? Im sure it was just whatever crap was in my stomach after surgery. After that I was fine--got nauseated one more time after the fluoroscopy test and heaved a little bile--but after that I gotta say I was pretty ok and no more puking or nausea. I HATE being nauseated and I really dont like to puke (ok--no one likes to puke..Im not special) Im just a total wuss when it comes to getting sick. I probably made those noises and cried out out for my mom!!!
  15. Yep, Im on MFP, and I know there are tons of others on there as well...I think you're right--there is a thread. I prob wont start until I can actually track something besides broth and gatorade, but I really love the idea...I cant believe I paid weightwatchers to basically have access to the same type of thing....My username is zenoosh.
  16. Yeah, this was interesting: So they explained that up Until a few days ago, they were using the dissolvable sutures on the incisions, or like a glue kind of stuff--on all except the draIn opening, which stays open and kinda drains for a couple days, ya know..but on my other two incisions, they used 4 little metal staples on each, and removed them, then sprayed them with medinciney smelling disinfectant, then covered them with a very light suture tape that is supposed to stay on for at least 5 days, then I can peel the tape off gently and the incisions should be totally healed at that point. I was dreading the staple removal--Im such a wussy--but it was NOTHING! Super easy. I was really suprised at having only 3 incisions---they said if I had been sleeved in a couple weeks, they'd have done the spider method--Only one incision. I guess their technique keeps getting better and better! Im okay with what I got--
  17. The salty crap was really gross...i had to take 2 big sips that were difficult to keep down. I did wretch a little afterwards. The blue dye was not that bad...gatorade with bitterness, but at least I could drink it at my own pace. So I've gotten mt drain out :-) and IV out :-) and still waiting futvthem to take the staples out...notvreally looking forward to that, but oh well...i think the worst is definitely over. Btw, im so glad they worked it out for you, hazelsmrf! I know that's gotta be very frustrating.. Keep in touch! <3<3<3
  18. Ok, its a done deal...im sleeved. Im not gonna sugarcoat it--there were some times of discomfort that are NOT fun at all, but I feel soooo much better than I did yesterday. Both leak tests were good--no leaks here. I am feeling some left shoulder twinges and drinking is a very slow and steady process! Just me here at the hospital...chilling and catching up on some Jersey Shore (either that or a Latin channel) ... Im really looking forward to getting back to the Marriott ...nice big comfy bed, big TV....oh yeah!!
  19. zenoosh

    Oct Sleevers

    Yes, I have...i tried the vanilla flavor. Not bad--very sweet. I usually make my own shakes/smoothies but its necessary to find at least one variety of RTD shakes for a quick meal. I like mine REALLY cold... I think they're not the best, nutrition-wise, but hey, its nice to have something on the go or at work! Others have mentioned the Sams Club and Costco RTD shakes. Taste preference is such a personal thing...
  20. Thank you, dhowell64! Actually, its hazelsmrf that's the Canadian on the list--Im from CALI... (although...i might be looking for a Canadian husband if the election goes badly ) Thank you for the well wishes...
  21. I dont seem to do too well with broth only, and OMG, you work 12 hrs in ER, you poor baby...thats rough!! Your time is almost upon us....you are TOTALLY pulling up the rear! I'll be sitting in a long a** customs line to get back into the states right about the time you're coming out of surgery....Good luck!
  22. I think you're totally set... I want to wish you good luck on the 28th! I dont know if I'll be "together" enough to post tomorrow, so here's some good wishes in advance!! We'll all be thinking of you on Sunday...
  23. Jessieboo and carolinagurl, I hope you guys had easy surgeries and you'll be on the mend very soon! Hey guys, I had to repost the list so it would be on a more recent page... How are all the newly sleeved doing?? Any issues? Everyone okay going back to work?? Oct 5 kiki74, Dr Garcia, TJ Oct 6 CCCross, Dr Kelly, TJ Oct 7 weezer, Dr Ponce Oct 8 auggie Dr Ortiz, TJ Lilly'sjourney, Dr Garcia, TJ sherri297, Dr Lopez and Osuna, TJ shamr0ck, Dr Ortiz, TJ Oct 9 sacharliem, Dr Garcia, TJ Oct 10 ready2bskinny, Dr Garcia, TJ Carpediem2012, Dr Lopez, TJ Oct 11 gottaloozit, Dr Aceves, Mexicali Lil'Lo, Dr Alvarez, MX Oct 13 mango926, Dr Aceves, Mexicali Oct 15 mybabysansan, Dr Garcia, TJ chelbroyer, Dr Garcia, TJ Oct 18 hippychic, Dr Ponce, TJ Oct 19 Mexico, Dr Garcia, TJ Oct 20 buffygirl, Dr Lopez, Puerta Vallarta Oct 22 DebinAZ, Dr Ponce, TJ Oct 23 Free@last518,Dr Almanza, TJ FindingMyWay, Dr Almanza, TJ (Hotel Ticuan) Shanti4758, Dr Lopez, TJ Oct 24 ellusiw1960, Dr Kelly, TJ Lollyx3, Dr Lopez, TJ Oct 25 Muffintop, Dr Garcia, TJ Robbino, Dr Garcia, TJ this.time.its.4.me, Dr Lopez, TJ Oct 26 jessieboo, Dr Kelly, TJ Carolinagurl, Dr Rodriguez, Ciudad Juarez Oct 27 zenoosh, Dr Garcia, TJ Oct 28 Hazelsmrf, Dr Ponce, TJ Oct 30 theNEWME! , Dr Garcia, TJ yanik, Dr Alvarez, Piedras negras dhowell64, Dr Almanza,TJ * Diamondeyed--surgery moved to Feb 2013!
  24. Shi*, girl...Im chewing gum right now....I really doubt that gum will mess with you....Just make sure its sugar free! I am REALLY hungry! Just coffee and broth today...a little tired. Just sitting here watching Pirate's of the Carribean--On stranger Tides--its on the only english speaking HBO...its either that or FOXnews channel--UMMMM, that ain't happening!!! Im just really glad I brought my laptop!!!!! So, I think its just me tomorrow-- Thanks for everyones good wishes...
  25. Yogurt will totally clean out your gut, but I'd be sick of it, too if thats all I could have!! Thats funny...I want yogurt, you want broth---I get broth, you get yogurt: the grass is always greener....
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