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BandtoSleevechick

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  1. BandtoSleevechick

    Need support/advice?

    Thank you! That's what I've been doing. It's difficult to walk though. It feels like my stomach is pulling and it's very tender. Plus the gas is still getting to me and hurting my chest. I have to walk hunched over and hold my stomach when I walk. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Did the hospital give you the Bari bear? its a stuffed animal mine gave us so we can put over our stomach when we cough .. getup.. and even walk .. if not that is a okay.. use a firm pillow!No they didn't, I've just been using a regular pillow for that. That's such a cute idea though! I'm walking every 2-4 hours a few laps around the house. I'm seeing that other people are already out shopping and feel fine again by day 5 and I'm not to that point yet at all so it sort of worried me. I know we all heal differently but... Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Everyone is different! People i work with came back after 2 weeks and i'm over here thinking.." should i ask the doctor for another week?" I had my surgery on a Monday and went to run errands with my mom on that Saturday.. i was beat halfway through. Just do what you can and you will see this pain will go away.I couldn't imagine getting in the car and going somewhere right now. My stomach is way too sensitive. Good luck on your journey!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Thanks! You as well.. we are friends on IG so i'll catch ya over there!Oh ok! What's your username on there? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App jrsygrl30
  2. BandtoSleevechick

    Need support/advice?

    Thank you! That's what I've been doing. It's difficult to walk though. It feels like my stomach is pulling and it's very tender. Plus the gas is still getting to me and hurting my chest. I have to walk hunched over and hold my stomach when I walk. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Did the hospital give you the Bari bear? its a stuffed animal mine gave us so we can put over our stomach when we cough .. getup.. and even walk .. if not that is a okay.. use a firm pillow!No they didn't, I've just been using a regular pillow for that. That's such a cute idea though! I'm walking every 2-4 hours a few laps around the house. I'm seeing that other people are already out shopping and feel fine again by day 5 and I'm not to that point yet at all so it sort of worried me. I know we all heal differently but... Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Everyone is different! People i work with came back after 2 weeks and i'm over here thinking.." should i ask the doctor for another week?" I had my surgery on a Monday and went to run errands with my mom on that Saturday.. i was beat halfway through. Just do what you can and you will see this pain will go away. I couldn't imagine getting in the car and going somewhere right now. My stomach is way too sensitive. Good luck on your journey!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Thanks! You as well.. we are friends on IG so i'll catch ya over there!
  3. BandtoSleevechick

    Need support/advice?

    Thank you! That's what I've been doing. It's difficult to walk though. It feels like my stomach is pulling and it's very tender. Plus the gas is still getting to me and hurting my chest. I have to walk hunched over and hold my stomach when I walk. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Did the hospital give you the Bari bear? its a stuffed animal mine gave us so we can put over our stomach when we cough .. getup.. and even walk .. if not that is a okay.. use a firm pillow! No they didn't, I've just been using a regular pillow for that. That's such a cute idea though! I'm walking every 2-4 hours a few laps around the house. I'm seeing that other people are already out shopping and feel fine again by day 5 and I'm not to that point yet at all so it sort of worried me. I know we all heal differently but... Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Everyone is different! People i work with came back after 2 weeks and i'm over here thinking.." should i ask the doctor for another week?" I had my surgery on a Monday and went to run errands with my mom on that Saturday.. i was beat halfway through. Just do what you can and you will see this pain will go away.
  4. BandtoSleevechick

    I'm Determined

    Awesome for you! I also had the band put in april of 2013 and went from 313 to 198. However, i started to have complications and it slipped and it came out this past may. This November i had the sleeve done... and like you i would recommend the sleeve over the band to anyone... because like you said it can be reversed.. but i have come to know so many with long term issues due to complications. Best of luck to you in your journey,
  5. BandtoSleevechick

    Need support/advice?

    Thank you! That's what I've been doing. It's difficult to walk though. It feels like my stomach is pulling and it's very tender. Plus the gas is still getting to me and hurting my chest. I have to walk hunched over and hold my stomach when I walk. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Did the hospital give you the Bari bear? its a stuffed animal mine gave us so we can put over our stomach when we cough .. getup.. and even walk .. if not that is a okay.. use a firm pillow!
  6. BandtoSleevechick

    Need support/advice?

    wish you a smooth and speedy recovery! Just remember to walk and sip , walk and sip. That is what they drill into our heads at the classes my Surgeons group offers.
  7. BandtoSleevechick

    Terrible Headaches

    Tylenol is safe, everything else is a nsaid and we are not allowed to have them , but headaches happen when you detox from one extreme to another. I agree with the black coffee try adding a little cinnamon if it is to bitter for you. Best of luck on tuesday!
  8. BandtoSleevechick

    Does anyone still get "stuck"?

    During my last month with the band , i didn't have any fluid in and occasionally if i ate to fast i would feel stuck. If this is an everyday occurrence for you i would ask your doctor to check it .. you could have possibly slipped .. i woke up one morning and couldn't even keep down water. The band came out that day. I was recently sleeved Nov 28th and i haven't felt that stuck feeling yet. I feel a bit more restriction due to the scar the band left behind but that it is.
  9. BandtoSleevechick

    The wait begins

    So i hate waiting. I had my band removal on may 23rd due to slippage. June 8th i had my follow up appt and we discussed options. First the doctor wants me to see the dietician so my weight doesn't go through the roof since my eating habits and portion sizes have changed some since the removal. Okay fine except that will be a month from now.. and then i make an appt with the doctor for revision. Waiting.. I hate it.. of course it makes me upset with myself that i didn't just opt for the sleeve to begin with. So now i have a choice .. do i go with my original doctor who did the band or the doctor who removed it.. They are in the same group and i feel comfortable with them both .. decisions decisions.
  10. BandtoSleevechick

    The wait begins

    What is mgb? @@summerset
  11. BandtoSleevechick

    The wait begins

    Will do!. I agree waiting is the worst but it lets me go back to work and get my things in order before the revision
  12. BandtoSleevechick

    When online dating didnt work out....

    Find single meet and greets in your area or use a different dating site... you never know who you will find and where it will happen.
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    I'm just going to leave this right here.

    I do not see anything wrong with that list. It is ashame that we can't post anything positive about us or our lives , be it regarding wls or non wls .. and not be told we are wrong for doing so.. that it is bragging and unfair to everyone else... Please do not let the negative nancy's who get offended by every little thing stop you from sharing with us about who you are. Cyber bullies and i am tired of them.. the IG community just lost a great source of motivation for both wls and non wls due to them and it is sad. #istandwithjoey So please do not ever apologize for letting us know who Lipstick lady truly is other then a wls patient. Keep the lists coming #istandforlipsticklady !!!
  14. BandtoSleevechick

    Post Your Silly Rant

    I get irritated at the ones who just walk out in front of you and walk SUPER slow and they don't use a crosswalk .. I didn't know anyone could walk that slow! Or if you follow behind someone into the drive of a complex and they stop to talk to someone who had been walking. There is no way to go around you! Move off to the side and let others pass through. Or you see a driving sitting there and then as soon as you're close to them.. they pull out in front of you and go slow. Get a move on people!
  15. @@Clementine Sky... Thank you for this!
  16. That is awesome to read!! I went to a support meeting tonight and not a single one had the band done. I gotta say i was a bit disappointed in the meeting.. i thought the structure would be more like a group setting where you could talk about concerns n such .. like a 12 step type of structure lolol but it wasn't .. they had a topic of working out and was geared more so for the ones who were either thinking about the surgery or fresh from surgery. There is a meeting at the hopital my doctor is now apart of so it will be interesting to see how that one turns out.
  17. Sorry but that is pure BS ... I am an adult female and my mother had been supportive from the start. She asked me why ..stated her concerns ... she went with me to the first few appointments and each concern was addressed by my doctor.. fast forward 3 years after having the band removed .. her first thought to me was.. so our next step is a conversion? While it does suck that there are mothers who can only think about themselves and are toxic for their children ( yes i know many) not every mom is like that... A lot of times mothers and fathers alike are the only ones who have your back.
  18. I am sorry you are going through that. It is tough when the ones you thought would support you.. do not.. but just remember ... they may not understand your why .. because they are not in your body and are not going through it themselves... As for support this site is great and there are weight loss support groups bariatric doctors recommend patients to go to.. FB has a ton of groups and we are on instagram too. Best of luck to you in your journey.
  19. @@WantToBe Thanks! I am hoping so too!!! That's awesome about your conversion. How are you feeling? I don't regret being banded neither despite the issues i had.. but i wouldnt recommend the band if someone asks me.
  20. @waterwoman That makes sense! Best of luck to you!! I just had to have an ultrasound of my spleen there is a small cyst there so of course now i'm super worried. Just have to remember to breath!
  21. BandtoSleevechick

    Rant: Rude people!

    I love Ross ... And i became a fan of maxi skits / dresses and the wonderful yoga pants / capris and jeggings. I always hated belts and refused to start wearing one just because my pants were to big so i would also have my work pants tailored to fit as i was shrinking.
  22. I think about that sometimes too .. Did i fail with the band? Then i remember how much i lost with it over a 100 pounds... how much i have been able to do since being banded... now yes i gained 30 of it back and right now i don't feel good in things i put on but damnit it was over a 100 pounds... i don't think that is a failure... I don't know your story with the band but I think you will succeed @waterwoman. Wishing you a speedy recovery! cant wait to hear how life on the other side is! Can i ask why you are opting for the RNY instead of the sleeve?
  23. I had mine removed on the 23rd of may. I am hoping to convert over to the sleeve but i will know more next week when i go for my follow up
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    Ketogenic Diet

    I know a few people who had done this post surgery and have had great results HOWEVER with that said.. in all honesty.. you should talk to your nutritionist about it before you begin it..make sure it won't do you any harm. As for in person ppl in your area have you tried any bariatric support groups in your area?

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