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Farkinelle

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Hey losers! (and soon to be losers too!) Lost another pound today...27 down! Went through the wardrobe today cos we're off on holiday to Sri Lanka on Tuesday and most of the clothes I thought I would take are TOO BIG! I'm SO pleased...i'm loving this journey on the "sleevetrain!"! Wonder what i can wear on holiday?? Mmmmm least i don't have to wear the tent...now we can sleep in it!!
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    UK Sleeve - 5 Days out

    Hi, I'm an expat too. Congratulations on your surgery! Always lurking around here somewhere, feel free to ask anything you like. Downward road now!!
  3. jumped on the scale this morning and last weeks loss is this weeks gain! Please don't let this be failure looming??
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    Is this pain normal?

    The pain is called 'shoulder-tip' pain...it is caused by the molecules of CO2 left in the abdominal cavity. don't worry the more you get up and move around the more it will dissipate....walk, sip, walk, sip, walk...you get the picture! Congratulations on having your surgery and very best wishes for the thinner you! Elle x
  5. Oh heavens! I can't wait to be able to look back like you guys do! Coops you look bloody marvellous! You always say how everyone inspires YOU...well let me tell you... YOU're up there on the inspirational pedestal with the others too now!! Elle x
  6. Well said! I agree with you both...keeping something on a very personal level does NOT make anyone a LIAR. Do you discuss what happens in your sex life? Tell everyone your haemorrhoids are sore today or not? Make common knowledge of your financial situation? doesn't make you a liar if you don't!
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    Insomnia + possible pms?

    Hi Faithstar... I have insomnia too and really terrible RLS. I did get bouts of this before surgery, but it was very infrequent....now?? seems like every flippin' night I'm spinning round my bed like a crazy whirling dervish!! I did some research and found a product called MELATONIN, it's a dietary supplement which is claiming to promote sleep. I've tried other such products but to no avail...at this stage I'll give most things a go. I don't want to go to the doc for "proper sleeping meds". I'll let you know how it goes. Hope things improve for you soon xx
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    I'm always cold

    As the surgeon has removed such a large surface area of your stomach, he has also removed many of the cells that produce 'grehlin' , a hormone which is involved primarily with hunger and appetite; however as you have discovered it is also part of the temperature regulation process. Unfortunately, you cannot replace these cells or make a collateral supply. Your body will adjust somewhat, nevertheless you will find that you'll always be a little bit colder than before the surgery. One or two points to note...as your weight reduces, your temperature control mechanisms will become more efficient as they have less surface area to spread the blood and heat around and to a certain degree you will acclimatise. The majority of people probably don't even notice the difference after a few weeks/months. Sorry if that is a bit of a ramble... good luck x
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    Family Photos

    As we say in Scotland...yer a bonnie lassie! I like how your husband has the look of love in his eyes in both your before and after photos! He obviously loves you in all sizes!
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    Stool like bricks

    Yup, Water is the only real long term solution to your problem...not always easy to get the total allowance in but think each time your "leaving it til later" how it hurts emptying your bowel and you'll be slugging that water down faster than a speeding bullet!! hope you get some relief soon ....
  11. Hey everybody! Made it through the surgery, not the best experience of my life, but I lived to tell the tale! I'm home now and on the liquid diet. I t was so nice to sleep in my own bed and next to my wonderful husband who never left my side in the hospital (except for in the OR). What pain control did everyone have post-op? I'm very interested to find out, I'm a nurse and was planning to do a paper on VSG and pain control. Thanks in advance for your replies.
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    Happy Sipper

    Sounds fab! We were sleeved the same day!!
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    8 days and counting

    I'm three days post-op, sing it with me........"the only way is up, baby!" good luck, will be thinking of you on your big day!
  14. Farkinelle

    Survived

    Thanks for that SarahS. Knowing I'm not alone is better in itself. I'll take your advice and stick to the hydration for now. I am managing to walk, albeit around the house but we have a great long living area so it's better than sitting on my backside! Funny you should mention dreams...I dreamt last night that I was eating loads of chocolate...strange thing is I've never been a big chocolate eater! I wait patiently for the day when I feel this surgery was a good thing.
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    Survived

    Thanks for your info. I got paracetamol IV and one injection of Pethedine in 48 hours...no wonder I was in so much pain! I'm glad I'm home, but feel pretty lousy to be honest. I suppose it just takes time to get used to the feelings from our 'new' stomachs. Finding it hard to get the Protein in. I sound very ungrateful...I'm sure it's just the post-surgery blues and I'll be all good in a few days! Are you pleased with your results so far?
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    Survived

    Did your pump have Diamorphine in it?
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    Survived

    Hey everybody! Made it through the surgery, not the best experience of my life, but I lived to tell the tale! I'm home now and on the liquid diet. I t was so nice to sleep in my own bed and next to my wonderful husband who never left my side in the hospital (except for in the OR). What pain control did everyone have post-op? I'm very interested to find out, I'm a nurse and was planning to do a paper on VSG and pain control. Thanks in advance for your replies. Sorry should've posted this in the post-op thread....I'll do that now!
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    Just arrived

    Well I survived...not the most pleasant experience of my life, but I made it ! Guess i should be posting in the post-op thread now? Thank you for all your good wishes x
  19. Good morning all! New to the site and due for my surgery on Thursday (13-01-2011). Scared, excited, biting my nails, up one minute - down the next, apprehensive, euphoric...but most of all I'M READY!! Hope you will all put up with my up's and down's, I have only told 2/3 people about my impending sleeve surgery, so need friendly people to share my news with! Thank you all in advance... scales (both kitchen and human), at the ready
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    4 Months, Real Comparison

    Amazing! You must be so happy!
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    3 months Face Comparison

    you look fab!
  22. Tomorrow is "d-day"...excited and very nervous at the same time I hope mine is as successful as everyone else here, you are all an inspiration...thanks for sharing for others like myself to read and join in your success.
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    Just arrived

    Thanks for the replies. One day to go...yikes!

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