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    Has anyone been having excessive discharge post-op? Not an excessive amount but just frequently. I notice it on a daily basis. No offensive odor or anything, just happening regularly...
  2. Good Afternoon All - I have a "research" question for you...if you had the opportunity to work with a health coach who is a Registered Dietitian and a sleeve patient in order to walk you through the pre-during-and post-op process, would you?
  3. Thank you JoJo! I am seriously working on a business plan to do just that, but wanted to test my market first :-). I have had a few people tell me the same thing, adn to be honest, for a while, I felt like a "failure" - being and RD and having to have the surgery. But it was a very dear friend of mine who is also a RNY patient who pointed out that I would be a gret resource. And then my wheels started turning lol...
  4. It's been 12 weeks today since my surgery and I've lost 44 lbs. Very happy about that. But I'm just frustrated today. I'm tired of Protein. Tired of only being able to eat 1/4 c at a time. Have lost muscle mass because I can only eat so much and drink so many Protein shakes. Am I sorry that I got the sleeve? NO, but sometimes the adaptation is a challenge. Thanks for letting me vent!
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    Quest Bars?

    Maybe I need to give them another chance. I tried the apple pie one and couldn't stomach it. I even heated it up in the microwave for a few seconds, but no luck...
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    Can you send me a PM? 14 is my transitional size right now. Thanks!
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    Any Charlotte Nc Sleevers?

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Any Charlotte Nc Sleevers?

    I love my surgeon, but the support group is extremely lacking...
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    Any Charlotte Nc Sleevers?

    Thanks kmoore! I'm going to tey to make it next Monday to the one at Presby Matthews, since that's down the street from me. Just feel like I need to be plugged in, ya know?
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    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    Hey My Fellow August Sleevers...just checkin in to see how everyone is doing, esp. my August 28th sleevers. How are you feeling? How much are you able to eat now? Exercise? Any issues? All is pretty good with me. Down a total of 38lbs from my pre-op weight. I think I'm slowing down a bit, but not stressed about it. Finally go to my 60 grams of protein just last week, but still only at about 40oz of fluid a day, but hey, I'm a work in progress lol! Started working our wiht my personal trainer last week, and whew! I am out of shape!! I'm sore as I don't know what, but in a good way. I'm determined to gain back some of this muscle that I'm sure I've lost. Hope everyone is doing well!
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    Any Charlotte Nc Sleevers?

    I would like the support group info as well. Thanks.
  12. I am almost 7 weeks out and am struggling with this as well. It's almost as though I know I can only eat so much, so I'm trying to pack as much in as I can. And I pay every time. I have a constant feeling of something being "stuck" in the middle of my chest. So I am working consciously on slowing down at each meal...the discomfort/pain is just not worth it.
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    Charlotte Nc Area?

    Thanks kmoore!
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    Charlotte Nc Area?

    Who is the dietitian there now?
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    Charlotte Nc Area?

    I like Dr. Voellinger - really nice man and great surgeon. I actually applied for the RD job in his office a few years back, but it actually went to a good friend of mine, but she's since left.
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    Charlotte Nc Area?

    I had my surgery on 8/28 in Albemarle at the hospital where I work. So far, everything has gone textbook well. The first 2 weeks are hard, and I am still having trouble getting in.all my fluids and Protein, but its getting better day by day. Some days I do wish that I could eat a little more, but then I have to remind myself that I'm only 4 weeks out and what my reasons for having the surgery on the first place are.
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    Charlotte Nc Area?

    Hey lovelzMe...I'm also here in Charlotte, but thank God, no complications! Who's your surgeon?
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    Dating And Romance - New Beginnings!

    Chicago...you have just quoted my story as well. 45, never married, no kids. Was just sleeved on 8/28 and am down 30 lbs so far. But I too am looking at this as a brand new beginning - ready to live the next half of my life, and not jsut exist. And the description of the type of man that you are looking for or hoping to be found my mirrors mine to a "T". I too, have always settled for what my low self-esteem allowed e to think was all I was worthy for. But I know that I am worth more than rubies and that that man is out there...for you and for me!! Thank you for posting this!! LEt's keep in touch!
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    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    I am doing relatively well. Was sleeved on 8/28, and have lost 23 lb since then. 29 including my pre-op diet. I am, however, strill struggling to get in all of water and protein. I am drinking 4 oz every 1/2 hour. It's finny - I was exactly 4 weeks post-op yesterday, and it was like a swtich was fliiped and my sleeve said "you may now eat 1/4 cup of food comfortably". So hopefully, this will help getting in my protein. I am walking 30-45 mins 5 days a week. I had a small hernia repair, so that's all my surgeon has allowed thus far. But I go to see him tomorrow and I'm hoping that he lifts that because I really want to start lifting weights so I can tone up and gain a little muscle back. I also have a little dark discoloration around my incisions, but have started using vitamin E oil twice a day. Gonna get soem Mederma tomorrow (payday lol!) and see if it helps.
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    August Sleeves?!

    I was sleeved on 8/28 so 4 weeks today. Including my pre-op diet, I am down 28 lbs. Highest weight: 222; DOS: 215.6, and as of yesterday morning: 194.4. I was holding at 198 for a few day, and I guess I broke through over the last 2 days. I knew that stalls are common around 3 weeks, so I didn't freak out. I know that the weight will come off. I'm on soft foods - eating a lot of tuna, refried Beans, lentil and black bean Soups (pureed), baked ricota. I still drink a Protein shake in the morning and on my commute home, and am still having trouble getting in all of my fluids. I too hover around 40-48 oz per day.
  21. Yep, I'm in the same boat. Just at 3 weeks out, and stalled at 25 lbs lost. But for some reason, I'm not stressed about it. I know that the scale will move again (why did that sound so ala Scarlett O'Hara?!) And I know that I'm not getting all of my protein or fluids in, but am working on it everyday. It's a process and a journey...
  22. Thank you for this!! Indian food is my favorite!! I just started purees yesterday, so I got my Mexican fix, now I know I can get my Indian fix too- I'm a happy girl! Did you make it your self or order from a restaurant?
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    Tried Muscle Milk....umm No Thanks

    That is true. But is there one that tastes like the Brownie Batter Milkshake from Zaxby's lol?!?!?
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    All The Single Ladies...

    Great topic shellbll125! And I have you beat by 10 years, so I win the right to be depressed lol!! But seriously, I am almost 3 weeks out - sleeved on 8/28, and I'm down 24 lbs...not enough to make a huge difference yet, but I feel more confident. I feel like I am ready to discover the real me. And yeah, have a few...OK, a LOT if dates lol, but I feel like I will choowe much better because I don't "have" to settle.

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