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Sherrischeffler

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Congrats!
    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Calling all vets- where are you   
    I’ll be 6 yrs In August
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    Sherrischeffler reacted to S@ssen@ch in Lies to tell people about what surgery I am having   
    #1-it's none of their business and you can be vague that you're having minor abdominal surgery.
    #2-privacy laws are in place so that you don't HAVE to tell them what your personal medical condition is or what procedure you're having. So, again, you are not obligated to tell them anything aside from the fact that you are under medical treatment for a personal/private condition.
    If you feel you must say something because that's the kind of culture/environment you work in (say, these guys are your "buddies" and you feel bad about being obtuse), I would recommend saying you're having hernia repair. Rationale: unless you've already had your gallbladder out, you wouldn't want your deception to become obvious if/when you have to have your gallbladder out "again".
  3. Congrats!
    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Calling all vets- where are you   
    I’m 3014 post op !
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from undeadDharma in denied   
    Eat more get I up some long enough to get approval tell dr your a stress eater onnext visit
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Tailbone   
    I feel it there also plus I feel my hip bones a lot my jeans fit exactly on top , not sure why it feels like outside my skin but it’s a nice feeling to have jeans I feel comfortable wearing.
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Surgery In 2.5 Weeks and I Haven't Told Husband Yet...   
    Happy for husband finally supportive if this, unhappy with ur Dr & no pain meds, Wow but don’t take ibuprofen it can cause ulcers & ya don’t want them. Possibly try slowly walking & when finally getting a bowel movements you should feel better .
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Surgery In 2.5 Weeks and I Haven't Told Husband Yet...   
    Happy for husband finally supportive if this, unhappy with ur Dr & no pain meds, Wow but don’t take ibuprofen it can cause ulcers & ya don’t want them. Possibly try slowly walking & when finally getting a bowel movements you should feel better .
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from ABawdyMermaid in Surgery In 2.5 Weeks and I Haven't Told Husband Yet...   
    Have a friend take you to hospital or1of your children if they drive if those aren’t possible take UBER.. although you are married to him you can put on medical papers that he isn’t to know anything about procedure but still possibly take you but I’d try &make arrangements for a friend to take you & check on you first few days while children are in school.,
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    Sherrischeffler reacted to Boldilocks in Surgery In 2.5 Weeks and I Haven't Told Husband Yet...   
    Out of surgery amd it went !ell.
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Surgery In 2.5 Weeks and I Haven't Told Husband Yet...   
    Good luck tomorrow, it’s what’s best for your long term health & children but do it for you mainly.im glad ur friend is helping you. Also hoping your husband doesn’t work at same hospital & try stopping surgery..everything will work out & get surgery done & within several days you’ll notice a difference..
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Tailbone   
    I feel it there also plus I feel my hip bones a lot my jeans fit exactly on top , not sure why it feels like outside my skin but it’s a nice feeling to have jeans I feel comfortable wearing.
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    Sherrischeffler reacted to TheMarine79 in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    That sounds great. I had my final decision appointment with my surgeon today. Just went through what to expect and why I wanted bypass over sleeve. Then the scheduler came in and we scheduled the nutritionist appointment and physician assistant appointment February 4th. There I will get final check up and my two week diet for prior to surgery.
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Boldilocks in Surgery In 2.5 Weeks and I Haven't Told Husband Yet...   
    Do what’s best for your health & happiness, good luck during surgery & recovery. Once weight starts coming off your happiness will start to return, we if us have been there this surgery sounds like what you need do go for it & im praying your spouse understands it’s about you & your future healthy life , being that he’s so much older just tell him not only did you make this decision for you but for your children’s future. At his age anything is possible & your children need a healthy parent around & if he doesn’t see it that way maybe he needs counseling on several levels... keep us posted
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    Sherrischeffler reacted to Alex Brecher in Deciphering the Ups and Downs on the Scale   
    If there were one straightforward aspect of weight loss surgery, it would be weighing yourself. Get on the scale, read the number, get off the scale. Done, right?
    Not so fast!


    The scale can be one of your most important tools on your weight loss journey, but only if you use it right. Surprisingly enough, using the scale right can take more than a bit of planning, just like many other aspects of your weight loss surgery journey. The number you see can jump around and start to drive you crazy if you do not know the reasons behind the blips.
    These are some reasons for some ups and downs on the scale, and how to prevent or at least accept them. Hint: It is probably not yet panic time!
    Up: Salt (Sodium)
    Did you have a salty meal last night? Did you snack on pickles, top your chicken with salsa, season your turkey burger with soy sauce or another salty condiment, or help yourself to a big salad with fat-free dressing? Those are all great choices for weight loss, but not for today’s weight.
    Are you confused? Here is the explanation. Sodium, which we mainly get from salt in foods, has no calories and is one way to add flavor without fat or sugar to food so you can keep calories down for weight loss, But, sodium attracts Water. Eat a high-sodium meal or snack, and your body can retain water. You may feel bloated and notice your ankles or fingers swelling. That water inside of you is heavy, and the scale will tell you so.
    Tip: Do not eat a high-sodium or salty meal or snack the day before your weigh-in, or keep in mind that you did.
    Up: Stress
    Long-term, stress eating can add fat to your hips and pounds to the scale. Short-term stress can bump up your weight, too, without overeating. Stress hormones lead to water retention and (see above) water is heavy.
    Tip: Don’t stress out! Easier said than done, but being aware of stress can help. So can exercising, laughing with friends, and meditating.
    Up: Big Meal, Day, or Weekend
    Remember the part about how sodium attracts water? So do extra sugar and carbohydrates. It takes an extra 3,500 calories to gain a pound of body fat, but y you are likely to see your weight jump if you eat a big meal, or have a cheat day, or get out of control on the weekend. That sodium and those carbs can add up more quickly than you expect.
    A single restaurant meal with rolls or breadsticks, a burger and fries, and a small dessert can have over 5,000 mg of sodium and 200 grams of carbohydrates. That amount may “only” include 2,000 calories (barely over ½-lb’s worth of body fat), but it is enough to bump the scale up as much as a few pounds the next day.
    Tip: Do not eat too much! If you do have a cheat meal or day, do not weigh in after it. Most people consider Mondays to be a bad day for a weigh-in because weekend diets are often less strict than weekday eating patterns.
    Up: Lack of Sleep
    Do you ever feel groggy and heavy when you do not get enough sleep? The scale will confirm that it is not your imagination. You can retain water due to hormonal shifts when you do not sleep enough. Over the longer term, sleep deprivation can make you gain “real” weight (body fat) because lack of sleep:
    Increases ghrelin, which is a hormone that makes you feel hungry.
    Increases cravings for sugar and carbohydrates.
    Reduces your ability to resist cravings.
    Tip: Get enough sleep. It is not a luxury that is beyond your control. It is an important part of your weight loss lifestyle, so make it a priority.
    Down: Dehydration
    Weight loss is one motivation to exercise, but losing too much weight with a single workout just means you are dehydrated, not that you burned off pounds of fat in an hour or so. The scale can show you a low number because you sweated a lot. It can be motivating, but it is not healthy. Dehydration can lead to fatigue and to later water retention – and a bump up on the scale!
    Tip: drink 8 oz. of water every 20 minutes while you are exercising intensely. Weigh yourself before and after your workout, and drink 16 ounces of water for each pound that you lost during your workout.
    Down: Sudden weight loss
    Have you ever started a diet and seen the pounds come off quickly at first before the weight loss tapered off? It may have even happened after WLS if you were one of those patients who lost 10 or 20 lb. within the first weeks.
    A good portion of that weight was water weight. It happens when your body shifts from gaining weight (or being stable) to losing weight. What happens is that your body loses carbohydrates that were stored in the form of glycogen. Glycogen holds water. When you lose the glycogen suddenly by going low-carb or low-calorie, you lose water, too. So, your scale weight drops fast.
    Tip: Celebrate those first pounds lost, but keep working hard. Stick to your diet and stay hydrated so the pounds keep coming off for weeks and months to come.
    Now that you know that the scale can be fickle, you can concentrate on finding the balance between trusting the scale and trusting your diet. If you stay on track with your eating and workout program, and take care of the “little things” such as getting enough sleep and managing stress, you can outlast any bumps on the scale and come out stronger and lighter than ever.
  15. Congrats!
    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Calling all vets- where are you   
    I’ll be 6 yrs In August
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from ABawdyMermaid in Surgery In 2.5 Weeks and I Haven't Told Husband Yet...   
    Have a friend take you to hospital or1of your children if they drive if those aren’t possible take UBER.. although you are married to him you can put on medical papers that he isn’t to know anything about procedure but still possibly take you but I’d try &make arrangements for a friend to take you & check on you first few days while children are in school.,
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from ABawdyMermaid in Surgery In 2.5 Weeks and I Haven't Told Husband Yet...   
    Have a friend take you to hospital or1of your children if they drive if those aren’t possible take UBER.. although you are married to him you can put on medical papers that he isn’t to know anything about procedure but still possibly take you but I’d try &make arrangements for a friend to take you & check on you first few days while children are in school.,
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Lap band January 2019 surgery date   
    I’m actually a country girl & have 47 acre farm & that’s what ppl call me
  19. Congrats!
    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Lap band January 2019 surgery date   
    Oh excuse me Missouri-Lee’s Summit I accidentally put 3013 but meant to put 2013 but keep smart comments to yourself.
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from GreenTealael in Eating and drinking   
    I’m 5 1/2 yrs post op & still having major issues with gurgling when drinking or eating but always wait 45 mins either way... I’m baffled.
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    Sherrischeffler reacted to Missouri-Lee's Summit in Lap band January 2019 surgery date   
    Is there any reason why you haven't considered the bypass, for example? I can't recommend the sleeve... since I'm totally TEAM BYPASS.
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    Sherrischeffler reacted to Ldyvenus in Sleeve or Bypass... help!   
    I would go with bypass. Your weightloss will be more significant and reflux will hopefully go away.
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    Sherrischeffler reacted to Frustr8 in Sleeve or Bypass... help!   
    And you,always will have ME, and I think my recovery is scarcely textbook, so nothing you could vent will shock ME and I still remain a believer! I have had a wonderful weight loss, if notHong else it had done what no fast or diet could and I look forward to finding out who was under the Fat Shell and displaying it for the world🌏to see! Even when I was given credit for scarcely nothing, I KNEW I was GREAT!
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Sleeve or Bypass... help!   
    I never felt any differentl with bypass everything felt same except being sore from Anesthesia making body & throat a lil sore.
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    Sherrischeffler got a reaction from Frustr8 in Sleeve or Bypass... help!   
    Every person I know whom had sleeve gained weight back completely within 5/7 yrs, myself I had bypass but thought about sleeve until I found out I had acid reflux

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