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  1. I am looking for a sleeve buddy in my area. :cool0:
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    I'm Soooooo Frustrated!

    i havent lost any weight in 2 months
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    I take my vitamins (biotin) & provigil (med) in the morning and everything else at night. I have had wonderful results.
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    I was told that if you have the gastric sleeve you couldnt absorb the calcium citrate? Have you ever heard that?
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    what will i ever be able to eat, and when?

    I am 5 months out and finally eating normal. Hang in there it gets better.
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    Full liquids - whats allowed?

    I am doing enjoying my sleeve. However I have stopped loosing weight. I need to try much harder. Good luck to you.
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    hawaii trip

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    Balloon procedure done

    I made it through the procedure and all is fine. At first I thought it didnt work. Now it seems that I am not throwing up as much as I was and holding down alot more. I have only had one acid reflux attach, since the 16th. This is a big change. :biggrin:
  13. Well it is official, I have scheduled July 16 to go in to have a balloon put in to open up my sleeve, to help reduce the acid reflux problem I am having. I am excited and then not looking forward to either. I hope this helps.:confused1::confused1::confused1:
  14. This sounds to familiar. I am heading to Hawaii on 7/3 for a week. I have no idea what I will eat while I am on the plane for 8 hours or while I am there. I guess I will hit the grocery store an see what they have to offer. Any advice.:tongue_smilie:
  15. Dr Vadim Sherman in Houston, at Baylor college of Medicine, I had surgery in St Lukes of Houston. What a small world, I cant believe to find someone who lives close

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    Jell-O Shooters a HIT!!

    I was given an Isopure by the Dr. office it was grape and to me the texture left a gritty taste in my mouth. I couldnt drink it.:crying::crying:
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    Rate your liquids

    This is my mixture: Muscle Milk Vanilla Creme Powder 2 scoops 3 spoon fulls of plain yogurt some kind of fruit 6 oz of milk and wala, it even keeps its consistency in the fridge changing the fruit changes the flavor.
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    Verbiage to use for insurance appeal?

    Sure anything to help. By the way my BMI was only 35 to start with for the revision. The Dr. I used is Vadim Sherman of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tx.
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    I'm GAGGING Here!!!!

    I am 2 months out and have always swallowed my pills. I take about 12 aday and have split them 6 in the morning and 6 at night. If i try 1 or 2 at a time with liquid I get to full and vomit, so i have to take all of them at the same time and a drink. I dont break any of mine. I just have to make sure I dont have a stomach full of food.:laugh0:
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    Surgical Tape Allergy

    my dad has an allergy to surgical tape. there are alternatives that they use, just tell your dr.
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    Verbiage to use for insurance appeal?

    I have Federal BCBS and they paid for me to have a revision a gastric bypass to a VSG. I to had a problem with vomiting, the opening was narrowed and not allowing food to go through. I think when you appeal the decision is made by a different clerk. Dont give up. They dont always consider VSG investigational, my was approved the first time.:laugh0:
  22. I am a 34 yr female that just had a stomach stapling replaced with a VSG, after having problems with the stapling. I am still having problems with the VSG and most likely going to have a stint put in to stretch the opening. I have lost 40 lbs in 10 wks. I only needed to loose 60 lbs to start with. I am also having alot of hair loss. Over all I am happy I made the change. :thumbup1: My surgeon is Dr Vadim Sherman from Baylor College of Medicine @ St Lukes Hospital. He is wonderful. Has a great bedside manor, his team visits you frequently in the hospital and they all take the time to listen to you needs and concerns. I have never felt rushed. Although he is young, do not let that intimdate you. I have Multiple Sclerosis and searched 40 something Dr.s till I found him. He is willing to do surgery on high risk patients.
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    Protein Powders

    what is the difference between whey and soy proteins? I have always used whey but dont know why.
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    Protein Powders

    I use the unflavored whey protein from GNC. You can use it in other things besides shakes, such as meals to add protein.
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    Looking for Texas Sleevers???

    I had a stomach stapling and had complications so went with a sleeve. I started at 218 pre sleeve was 208, now at 179 11 weeks out. So i have lost 39 lbs total. I have a curves membership and exercise 3 times a week. Some times it is difficult for me due to me having multiple sclerosis. I find it very easy to use this as an excuse. I always get dressed and go and do what I can even if it isnt the whole 30 minutes.