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  1. enigmachik

    Lowest loser EVER? GRRRR....

    PS. I was sleeved over a year ago. You want to talk about a slow loser? I'm a slow loser. But guess what, I may be going at a snail's pace, but I'm still losing. That's what matters, not how fast it goes. I figure the slower it comes off, the more likely it stays off
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    Lowest loser EVER? GRRRR....

    Umm, six weeks is 42 days. You're averaging almost half a pound a day! When did you ever lose half a pound a day, every day, for 42 straight days?!? And you're not gaining it back?? My my my, those are some impressive losses, keep it up!
  3. I'm 4'10" and this was a non-issue. If this is an issue for your surgeon, you need a new surgeon.
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    anaesthesia problems

    Recycled - You say the post was inconsiderate, I say your response was inconsiderate. Where is your compassion for what the poster went through? They went through hell and have every right to post their experience. It is a valid post because it is an experience that can happen when you get anesthesia. It has nothing to do with the sleeve per se, but it does have to do with surgery. My mother had this exact experience when she had jaw surgery. She felt and heard them sawing through her jaw bone and cutting through tissue and couldn't do anything to let them know that she felt all of it. She describes it as the most excruciating and terrifying experience of her life. She had some feelings of depression and even PTSD afterwards. This poster did the right thing by sharing their experience because they can be validated that they aren't alone in experiencing this and it also helps those who haven't had surgery yet to know that this is a risk and something they can discuss with their anesthesiologist before they have their surgeries. To the poster - I'm so sorry you went through this. I know it must have been horrifying. It might help you to talk to a councilor about it if it is still affecting you. If you ever need another surgery in the future, be sure to let your surgeon and anesthesiologist know you went through this so that they can take steps to help prevent it in the future. My heart goes out to you. Try to remind yourself that this is not because of the sleeve and that once the weight starts falling off and you are getting happier and healthier, you will be glad you were sleeved. Hang in there!
  5. My tastes changed temporarily. In the first few months after surgery, many of the things I used to love were nauseating to even think about. Other foods that I hated I started really liking. After about six months though, most of my old likes and dislikes returned. It was bizarre.
  6. enigmachik

    Post op insomnia?

    I had horrible insomnia for the first couple of weeks after the surgery. Rest assured, it goes away. Also, I'm not sure, but I think it might have been related to my antibiotics because after I stopped taking them, that's when I started sleeping again.
  7. Yayy!! That is the best feeling!!
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    Sex... Oh My God... Sex!

    Maybe after your hubby sees how successful and happy you are after you're sleeved, he'll change his mind.
  9. I didn't tell anyone that I went to Mexico. I'm not necessarily recommending anyone else go that route, but it was the right decision for me. I had made up my mind and did not want negative opinions thrust upon me.
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    Change in Eye Sight?

    If you are only three days out it is most likely just a side effect of the pain meds and/or anti-nausea meds; both are known to cause vision issues. Once all meds have worked their way out of your system, your eyesight will likely return to pre-surgery levels. My eye-sight was affected for a couple of weeks, but it's fine now.
  11. Early on the shakes made me feel awful. Around five or six weeks they stopped making me feel ill. I know of many others who had similar experiences so hopefully, you will find before long that they don't bother you anymore.
  12. enigmachik


    Right now your hormones are all out of whack. I'm guessing that is a big part of it.
  13. I am so so sorry to hear your mother passed. No one should have to lose a parent at such a young age. I ache for you. I didn't know your mother, but I appreciated her posts. It was very obvious that she loved you deeply and she was very proud of you. Did you stay in Med School? I know your mother was grateful for all of the help you gave her. I wish you healing and happiness. God bless. To NY1966 -- Why would you create an account just to say you doubt the validity of this post? I doubt someone would have the foresight to start a thread like this, complete with a vast amount of detail, and then leave it alone for an ENTIRE year just to put forth a dramatic lie. What would be gained by doing that?
  14. I'm so happy to hear this! Way to go, you're taking the right steps!! You can do this!
  15. enigmachik

    post op blurry vision

    The side effect of many pain medications and antibiotics is blurred vision. You are most likely experiencing a side effect of one of your meds. It will go away after you get off them.
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    Professor: No Fat Students

    Just another person assuming that fat people are lazy. I'd get mad, but I'm too fat and lazy to expend the energy on it.
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    One year since my surgery!

    Yayy!! You look fantastic. Congratulations!!
  18. The surgery and losing weight causes your hormones to go all out of whack. Your body is currently being flooded with estrogen among other things so I'm guessing that has something to do with the recurrence of your TOM.
  19. I had them really bad in the beginning. It didn't seem to matter how little I ate, how slowly I ate, how much I chewed etc...it still happened. The good news is that it gets MUCH better. The bad news is that (for me at least) it's a long process. The gurgles slowly lessened over time. Each day they got just a tiny bit quieter and lasted just a tiny bit less long. Day by day it steadily improved, but it took awhile. Now at almost a year out, I almost never experience the gurgling. At this point I usually only experience it if I eat too quickly or try to drink too soon after eating. The gurgles I experience now are much quieter and less embarrassing than they were immediately post-op.
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    Dumping or fatigue?

    I'm sorry you're having a tough time. Chances are that everything is fine. Keep in mind that you just went through a major surgery. Your body is using all of its resources to recover. That leaves very little energy left over for everyday activities. Don't worry, a little at a time, day by day, you'll start to regain your energy. Hang in there!
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    Crossing the border

    You still have two weeks. You'll probably have it by then.
  22. It will get a little better every day. I can now chug water just like I did pre-op