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  1. Lovechunks

    11 weeks post op...

    If you really feel you need to satisfy that pizza craving, go over to low carb friends for some recipes. I lost a lot of weight a few years back and I made lo carb pizza all the time:) Just use some common sense and stay as close to your DR guidelines as you can.
  2. Can I just say---you look sassy!
  3. Lovechunks

    Loving life !

    It seems like having gone through the band makes the sleeve a whole lot easier. Mine never really worked and I had it removed during another surgery I needed. Excited about the sleeve!
  4. To make your shoes tighter, use a foam insole. You can cut them any shape you like, depending on the style.
  5. "Female problems". I am a female- I have problems.
  6. If you were offered 1 million dollars to lose 17 lbs in 4 weeks, do you think you could do it?
  7. QueenBee- Have you seen an Endocrinologist? Something is going on there. Could be hormones, as well. Find a doctor who will listen to you. Good luck!
  8. Gin Babe- sorry you had to suffer so much. I had my band out a year ago with no problems and am completely healed. If not for the pain around the port, how do you think you would have done? Thanks,
  9. Lovechunks

    Getting Pretty Irritated With Myself

    60 lbs is great!! I do sympathize with the long hours and stress part:). The only way I can avoid emotional eating is to plan my meals ahead-even if that means eating the same thing every day. Goo dlck!
  10. Lovechunks


    You need some nutrition:) What is on the menu for you tomorrow? I had some Autumn Squash soup at Panera the other day that was awesome--definitely planning on it for my soft stage:) It was kind of thick.
  11. I had my band out a year ago, healed very fast, and don't expect complications. Fingers crossed.
  12. Did your insurance pay for these? i will need 10 40mg injections. Thanks,
  13. Lovechunks

    beans and gas?

  14. Hi Allisong- You will find lots of support on this forum. So sorry for your loss, but it tells me you are a very strong person who can handle anything!
  15. Lovechunks

    8 days and freaking out

    Of course you should tell the surgeon. Now go google "meditation" and listen to some calming music:) It's going to be okay.
  16. Lovechunks

    Lovenox injections after surgery

    Blood thinners- you give them to yourself in the stomach. Lovenox is said to be expensive.
  17. Lovechunks

    WLS Cover-up Story

    I plan to only tell other fat people who ask nicely;)
  18. Lovechunks

    First day/night in hospital?

    My mother had a total hysterectomy when I was 14--a long time ago when they didn't have laparoscopy. I did all the housework and cooking for months. Kids are tougher than you think!
  19. Lovechunks

    Back to Work?

    I have heard of people doing it.
  20. Lovechunks


    Havent had the sleeve yet but had a lapband and a revision plus multiple other surgeries. Drink a lot of water ahead of time; take a stool softener as soon as your DR allows. That's the best advice you will need:)
  21. Lovechunks

    Fluid in ankles

    I swim and I wear compression socks almost every day. Does wonders!!
  22. Lovechunks

    First day/night in hospital?

    I havent had this surgery yet but have had about a dozen others. I would wait, No need to scare them with tubes and drains--although there will be some, but maybe less paraphanalia the next day. How old are they?
  23. I think he may be overstating the risk. I had my band removed and was told there might be a little more scare tissue that would cause more soreness, but extra risk of leaking wasn't even discussed.

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