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sunsetblvd68

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  1. sunsetblvd68

    southern Illinois

    YES!! I am & I had it done...best thing I have done!! I had no complications or problems...I highly recommend it
  2. Hello fellow sleevers...hope everyone is doing good! I have a couple of questions to ask anyone. First....I am 6 almost 7 weeks post op & was wondering if is ok or has anyone eaten salad yet & how was it tolerated?? I am craving a salad(who would have thought) LOL. My book says by week 6 you can have lettuce but with v&o dressing (actually 5 sprays?) LOL!! Also, The first month I did really good on losing, 43lbs to be exact, but when I weighed myself the other day...according to the scale I had gained like 4lbs...Not sure how that can happen since I cant eat a lot yet, Is this normal or has anyone experienced this?? I got really discouraged, I wish I had never stepped on that scale..LOL! Thanks for your input
  3. Hello fellow sleevers...hope everyone is doing good! I have a couple of questions to ask anyone. First....I am 6 almost 7 weeks post op & was wondering if it or has anyone eaten salad yet & how was it tolerated?? I am craving a salad(who would have thought) LOL. My book says by week 6 you can have lettuce but with v&o dressing (actually 5 sprays?) LOL!! Also, The first month I did really good on losing, 43lbs to be exact, but when I weighed myself the other day...according to the scale I had gained like 4lbs...Not sure how that can happen since I cant eat a lot yet, Is this normal or has anyone experienced this?? I got really discouraged, I wish I had never stepped on that scale..LOL! Thanks for your input
  4. Mine took about 2 hrs...but I had a hernia repair & a liver biospsy...also had some enlarged blood vessels that he had to take his time around. Better safe than sorry. But normally it should take about an hour!!
  5. Well, I went friday for my 1 month check up & to my surprise....I am down 40lbs since my pre-surgery weight Needless to say...I was quite happy!! I have no limitations on exercise now so I am starting the gym today. Ive been walking a mile a day but can do weights & more cardio now. I just wanted to share the good news. )
  6. sunsetblvd68

    Slim Fast Protein Drink

    I found some at Sams club that has 30grams of Protein & taste great! They are called Premier. Also I like the Atkins shakes...little higher in calories but good protein.
  7. sunsetblvd68

    Pain Lower Right Side Back

    I dont have a gallbladder! Had mine out 12 yrs ago! I dont think it would hurt in the lower part of your side..but I guess anything is possible
  8. sunsetblvd68

    Pain Lower Right Side Back

    Funny you asked that question...I have had the same kind of pain. I thought the same thing, maybe I slept wrong...But I got a little worried last night. I keep thinking im going to develop a leak or something & have to have surgery again. Mine is more on my side than in my back...Im hoping its the incision line healing & maybe pulling a little!! I am 4weeks out today. If anybody has experienced this please post!! Thanks
  9. sunsetblvd68

    9-Weeks Post-Op Update!

    OMG!! Thats some crazy weight loss...Congrats!! Hope I can do that in 9 weeks! I am almost 4 weeks out & have lost 38lbs. What do you eat? Whats your Key to success..I know that everyone is different. Keep up the good work. I would encourage anyone who is not 100% about the surgery...to have it done. Best thing Ive ever done for myself! I already feel better & I still have a long way to go, but I take it one day at a time
  10. It will be 4 weeks since I had my sleeve (sep 21) & so far its been great. I am down 37 pounds & feel great. Not hungry & no pain to speak of. I have a couple of questions ...... I am still having trouble getting down my protein shakes...I get to full..I am eating soft foods still like baked fish, mashed potatoes, soup, greek yougurt stuff like that. I am supposed to keep track of how much protein I am getting. Any suggestions on how to "track" protein when you dont eat all of what your supposed to?? Also, Has anyone ever drank the lipton diet green tea? I was wondering if that was ok to drink since its not carbonated. One other thing..I cannot chew the multi vitamin any longer...It makes me sick!! Its so chalky. Any suggestions on what other kind of multi vitamin thats good? How much longer do I have to chew the vitamin...can I just swallow them? I know its a lot of questions..but was curious. Thanks for you input
  11. sunsetblvd68

    I Just Chickened Out

    AWWW, so sorry to hear this!! I had anxiety along with all kinds of emotions...but I went through with it & it was so much easier than I anticipated!! There are few horror stories compared to all the good one....Try to reschedule your appt & go through with it!! You wont regret it!!
  12. sunsetblvd68

    Woman Question

    Funny you asked this....I had not had a period since June...then when I had surgery, 2 days later started my period & it lasted for 7 days!! I thought that was weird!!
  13. sunsetblvd68

    Oct. 3Rd Getting Sleeved

    I felt those same emotions just 2 weeks ago!! I woke up from surgery feeling fine...aside from being sore, I had little pain & no gas!! I was walking 2 hrs after surgery. Went home the next day! I went to my post op 1 week later & had lost 17 lbs ! Try not to worry, you will be fine. I am back to work & feeling great. I pray for a speedy recovery for you & keep us all updated on your progress!! Good Luck!
  14. sunsetblvd68

    Omg! On My Way!

    Good Luck too you & speedy recovery. I am 1 week post op as of today & I had no pain what so ever! Hope you have the same !! keep us posted on how it went!
  15. I had surgery last Thursday ( the 20th) and so far I am feeling pretty good! Thank God I didnt have any nausea, or gas pains. I am not hungry but have the need to crunch or taste something other than protein & water..LOL Today is the first day back to work although I will not be working all day just enough to get some stuff done. By the time I take a shower, fix my hair, & get clothes on...I need to rest for a bit. I have had a bit of constipation & was wondering if anyone else got this way. Today I am feeling a nawing pain that I havent experienced yet....Is this normal? Also, I feel like a bloated pumpkin did anyone else have these feelings? Thanks to all of you on this forum for the support with your blogs & questions. All in all so far so good, I have no complaints.
  16. sunsetblvd68

    Almost A Week Post Op

    the nawing pain feels like hunger pains. I think I need to get more protein in. Ive been drinking 2-3 oz every hour or so...cant drink a whole lot at one time. I get really full, & its hard to "sip" it LOL.
  17. Good Luck & speedy recovery...I had mine Thursday & I had no pain or gas pains! Its been a little hard to get in 64 oz of fluid, But im doing better with it. Also, walk, walk walk...it willl help any gas you have plus it just makes you feel better!!
  18. Ok...So I am scheduled for vsg on this Thursday! I have to admit Im a nervous wreck. I have alomost got myself talked out of having the surgery. Im scared of the pain afterward, & I keep thinking Im not going to ever enjoy food again ! My daughter told me "Are you living to eat..or Eating to live" !! Pretty smart thinking for a 15yr old! LOL I know there is going to be some pain involved, but I dont want to ever think Ive made a mistake by doing this! Has anyone ever gone through these feeling that Im experiencing? I know deep down that in the long road I will have made the right decision. Please keep me in prayers & thoughts come surgery day. I just want to feel "at peace" about this. Thanks again
  19. sunsetblvd68

    Tomorrow's The Day!

    Me To!! I am feeling nervous, just hope as goes well with my surgery!! Good luck to you & all of us getting Sleeved tomorrow..Hope to hear from some of the sleevers for some progress reports. Prayers are with us all
  20. sunsetblvd68

    Started Pre-Op Liquid Diet Today!

    Im on day 2 of my liquid diet! So far so good...not starving....dont get me wrong i could eat!! lol...I think it more mental lol....I have been drinking the atkins protein shake in the mornings..then im not as hungry during the day! Good luck to you!
  21. sunsetblvd68

    Favor Please? Complete Your Profile!

    I got a question ? How do you add those timeline things to your profile & before pics also?? Im clueless lol..
  22. sunsetblvd68

    Ivc Filter

    Im dumb here...but what is an IVC filter & I didnt get one & I have surgery the 20th also!! Just curious...
  23. Thanks for all the posts!! It really has helped me be a little calmer knowing everyone has the same emotions I am having!! 2 More day until im officially sleeved LOL....I pray for everyone having this done this week....for a speedy recovery & that we all will be fine & on our way to a healthier lifestyle!! AMEN
  24. sunsetblvd68

    Favor Please? Complete Your Profile!

    LOL..I will do mine now!! Thanks for the input
  25. sunsetblvd68

    Woo Hoo I Did It!

    Wow..thanks for posting!! I am 2 days from surgery & scared to death!! I like to read peoples post on their experiences makes me feel better & more peaceful about it!! Hope mine goes as well as yours went:) BTW: Your profile pic is really pretty - Good luck on your journey!! Keep posting also

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