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Go Kart Mozart

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  • Birthday 09/22/1987

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  1. Go Kart Mozart

    Darned Acid - Anyone Else?

    I never had heartburn before surgery, but now 25 months out I'm resigned to the fact that I'll probably be living with it forever. I take Nexium every 2-3 days, and it takes care of it. If I don't take it, though, I'm in absolute misery.
  2. Go Kart Mozart

    No Straw Ever!

    Eh, it's not a big deal for me. I'm close enough to my goal weight to be satisfied, so it obviously hasn't hurt me in any way. I'm not suggesting others do the same as me, just offering my experience.
  3. Go Kart Mozart

    No Straw Ever!

    25 months, but I've been doing that since probably 2 months out (except for the carbonation, waited 3-4 months).
  4. Also, don't worry about constantly eating too much. It's a little trial and error at first, but once you get used to it, you can literally look at a meal and know exactly where your "sweet spot" is going to be.
  5. I'm 2+ years out now, and restriction for me feels no different than before I was sleeved. It feels like I'm full if I eat a certain amount, just like I used to (of course, with a lot more food back then). I don't get pain or nausea.
  6. Go Kart Mozart

    My Op Has Been Cancelled Today :(

    I'm sorry. My surgery was almost delayed, and that was tough. I can't even imagine what an actual cancellation feels like.
  7. Go Kart Mozart

    Inspiring Others

    More than any of the good things that have come out of my surgery, I take great pride in the fact that now I've inspired three people to have weight loss surgery based on my success (the most recent had hers on Monday). Two of them had VSG (I talked both out of lap-band), and one had bypass. I hope that they inspire others to do the same. It truly feels great to have that kind of impact on the lives of others.
  8. Go Kart Mozart

    No Straw Ever!

    I drink carbonated drinks at meals through a straw. That's like a trifecta of no-nos. I think a lot of these rules don't necessarily apply to us.
  9. I'm now 25 months out from surgery, but ever since I had it I've had something similar to burps that come out of my stomach, but they're not burps - it's more like air escaping from my stomach through my mouth. It happens 3-4 times a day, and I can generally control it. My boyfriend describes it as "it sounds like you're giving birth to aliens through your mouth." It doesn't bother me at all (it's kind of funny), just wondering if I'm alone in this.
  10. I was wrong on death rate, best leak fix, and most common location of leak.
  11. 17/20. Some interesting stuff.
  12. Go Kart Mozart

    Could This Happen To Us?

    Oesophagus is the correct UK spelling, but point taken.
  13. Completely normal. Just keep doing what you're doing, and one day you'll weigh yourself and be shocked at the lost weight.
  14. Go Kart Mozart

    Anyone Have Sensitivity By Cuts

    The area around the incisions was really sensitive for a few months after surgery just as was described (burning/cutting), but now almost two years later it's just not an issue at all. I do, however, have some residual numbness near my bellybutton, but I don't notice it unless I'm actively touching the area.
  15. I used to live fairly close to there (an hour away I'd guess?) and might have visited if they had it when I did. I always hate ordering off of the regular menu, because I eat a small amount and invariably the waiter or waitress will ask if the meal is ok/something's wrong. Drives me up a wall.