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zenoosh

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    zenoosh reacted to apricot1119 in Child free... Way off topic   
    I am 33. Very happily married. Now a normal weight. I self payed in the states. My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years. Everyone keeps making comments about pregnancy easier now that I am smaller or aren't you worried about pregnancy weight. Thing is, I don't think I want kids. Ever. I would like some feed back on the pros and cons of that choice. Anyone who has an opinion, young, old, male female, parent or not. Thanks!
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    zenoosh reacted to RebecaSparkles in im freaking out   
    ::hugs::
    I'd consult your surgeon & gyno so you can make informed decisions.
    Pro-life or pro-choice I'd take a min to have a quiet moment & think through your decision maybe do a pro & con sheet for each.
    allons-y
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    zenoosh got a reaction from emr3857 in 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 :-)
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    zenoosh got a reaction from emr3857 in 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 :-)
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    zenoosh got a reaction from emr3857 in 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 :-)
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    zenoosh reacted to julielle in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    Wow Chel, that's quite a loss! I was sleeved on Nov 8th (after my October surgery was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy) and I'm down from 303 to 237, so 66 pounds.
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    zenoosh reacted to KatInFL in I made it   
    Yay!! Glad you are feeling ok.
    ~Kat
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    zenoosh got a reaction from Diamondeyed in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!!
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    zenoosh got a reaction from Diamondeyed in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!!
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    zenoosh got a reaction from Diamondeyed in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!
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    zenoosh got a reaction from The.new.g in Defining A Higher Power   
    I think a higher power can mean any number of things. For some its god, or some other deity, whatever the name might be.
    For others, its an idea of how we want to live or be or act towards others.
    For some its a thing or a situation, like a beautiful blooming flower or smelling their children's (or animal companions) hair.
    To choose your own higher power is what makes us all important, different, unique. To not choose a higher power does not make us any less important, special, or unique.
    To tell someone what or who they must believe in or think or feel about a higher power, well I think that's a crime.
    I have no problem with people believing in a higher power and sharing their beliefs with others. I do have a problem with people saying I have a problem if I choose to believe in nothing.
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    zenoosh got a reaction from julielle in 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
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    zenoosh reacted to amytug in Buyer's Remorse- My Horrible Road To "recovery" Post Sleevectomy   
    How are things now, jsd?
    Is it safe to assume that if you could do it all over again, you would not have gotten the surgery? I am still in the planning phases, and your story just scared the crap out of
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    zenoosh got a reaction from julielle in 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
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    zenoosh reacted to julielle in Surgery Today   
    So you're already a pro at laproscopic surgery! I'm drinking blue dye right now, it's pretty nasty. It's the kind of stuff you eish you could just chug and get it over with but noooo you have to savour it.
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    zenoosh got a reaction from Bos123 in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!
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    zenoosh got a reaction from Bos123 in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!
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    zenoosh got a reaction from Bos123 in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!
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    zenoosh reacted to Robbino in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    WTG on the WL, weezer! I feel you on the strangeness of the amount of food we eat. Im three weeks post op and every day when I log MFP I get the warning I'm eating too few calories and could go into starvation mode. I look at the recommended 1200 calories and just laugh.
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    zenoosh reacted to weezer in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    One month post op. 27 pounds gone.incision in belly button still oozing but healing. Exploring new foods. Strange how little food you need.
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    zenoosh got a reaction from senickisncis in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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 :-)
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    zenoosh got a reaction from senickisncis in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!

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    zenoosh got a reaction from senickisncis in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!
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    zenoosh got a reaction from senickisncis in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    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!
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    zenoosh got a reaction from senickisncis in Mexico Octosleevers! Add Your Name, Date And Surgeon!   
    Sorry auggie! Totally my bad!!
    Good luck ladies...and the gentleman. Broth-buddies UNITE!
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