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  1. FireFly

    14 Weeks out

    Seems like yesterday you and I had just started. Now we are more than half way to goal. I am loving my sleeve!
  2. FireFly

    No appetite at all.....

    Barbara you are just a couple of weeks ahead of me. I'm in the same boat. I don't care if I ever eat again. I am mostly living on protein drinks and a little food. When I think about it I find it wonderful but baffling. Weight is coming off and I don't feel like I am dieting. What more can I ask for?
  3. FireFly

    14 Weeks out

    Woo hoo Barbara! Congrats! :thumbup:
  4. Tracy thank you! This is just what I need. I shared the link with a gluten free friend. She will love this too.
  5. Well yahoo! Congrats on the start of your new life.
  6. Woo hoo Kathy. I'll be thinking about you! Sleep well. Ernesto will be picking you up nice and early. Check in when you can.
  7. Its not strange to me. I felt crappy at the same BMI. I woke up tired, it was a struggle to get my socks on, tie my shoes or cut my toe nails. I had trouble keeping up with my walking buddies even though they are 10 & 15 years older then me. Just the 30 pounds gone has made a big difference. My quality of life was really suffering. Being blah and depressed all the time is not a good way to be. I also didn't have the motivation to start yet another diet. I kept trying but just couldn't mange to get started.
  8. FireFly

    1 day post op

    Hello new you! :001_rolleyes:
  9. I was self pay. My starting BMI was 35.8. Only high blood pressure that is well controlled on meds. I've lost 30 pounds in 2 months (today!). Not one regret. In fact I'm very happy. I'm losing weight without a struggle or feeling deprived. I'm 59 years old. Good luck!
  10. FireFly

    WLS and Seniors

    I'm 59 and had sleeve surgery 6 weeks ago. I had no problems. I never took any pain meds once I was free of the hospital. I healed nicely too. I was kind of slow for a week or so after I got home but I bounced back. Once I could get enough Protein I was back to my normal self. I am not going to die like my mother! She was obese and had many co-morbidities. She was a mess the last 10 years of her life confined to a wheel chair for 5 of those years. I plan to LIVE as well as I can! She could have had bypass surgery in the 60s or 70s but noooo. She thought it a terrible thing to do. She made her choice and I made mine.
  11. FireFly

    Major disappointment

    Same thing happened to me. So I took my fat a$$ to MX for a sleeve.
  12. Thanks for the info. Maybe I should have gone to NY instead of MX for surgery. There is real food right away. Boo hoo for me having a strict surgeon. :thumbup: This will be very useful when I get to the soft stuff.
  13. Stay warm Lan. My daughter lives upstate. I don't think they got as much as you did.
  14. Thank you so much for asking! I was just not feeling well very blah and weak. So this morning I made a slight unauthorized change in my menu. I drank a soy based shake. It was like a miracle. I feel so much better. I think the whey was disagreeing with me.

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