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robbdtn

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    robbdtn got a reaction from I love my dachshunds in Sleeve Surgery 11/28/12   
    I had mine on the 23rd and I won't sugar coat it it is rough that first day, but it will start to get better right away. Remember to walk as much as you can as soon as you can, and use a heating pad to help with the post surgery discomfort. when I woke up I was disoriented and in pain and I got really scared thinking "OMG what have I done" I am pretty sure that that was just the lingering effect of the anesthesia but it also passed. I read the success stories in this forum to keep my spirits up especially when I couldn't sleep I made the mistake of not moving much the first day after the surgery and that was a big mistake once I figured out that the more I moved the better I felt and the faster time seemed to pass which is a big help. This is day four post op for me and I am doing great no real discomfort except in the mornings and as long as I sip my broth and chew the Jello I have no problems.
    I realize that I am rambling here I just wanted to let you know that your fears while valid are not the horrors that your mind is presenting them to be take a, deep breath be calm, daydream about crossing a finish line or that bathing suit you want to see yourself in ( for me it is a tailored camel hair sport coat) and appreciate the fact that you are doing the best thing you can do to achieve your goals.
    Good luck I'm sure you will do fine.
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    robbdtn got a reaction from Dobeigh in One month out   
    So I had my procedure one month ago today and I'm down 30 lbs. It has been a heck of a ride And every day gets easier and every day I feel closer to being the man I want to be. "Hope"is back in my vocabulary and for the first time in many years I'm not afraid of dying fat and alone at an early age, clothes are fitting better sleep is better and one of my diabetes meds have been DC'd so all in all not a bad month at all---keep the faith Robb.
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    robbdtn got a reaction from Dobeigh in One month out   
    So I had my procedure one month ago today and I'm down 30 lbs. It has been a heck of a ride And every day gets easier and every day I feel closer to being the man I want to be. "Hope"is back in my vocabulary and for the first time in many years I'm not afraid of dying fat and alone at an early age, clothes are fitting better sleep is better and one of my diabetes meds have been DC'd so all in all not a bad month at all---keep the faith Robb.
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    robbdtn got a reaction from Dobeigh in One month out   
    So I had my procedure one month ago today and I'm down 30 lbs. It has been a heck of a ride And every day gets easier and every day I feel closer to being the man I want to be. "Hope"is back in my vocabulary and for the first time in many years I'm not afraid of dying fat and alone at an early age, clothes are fitting better sleep is better and one of my diabetes meds have been DC'd so all in all not a bad month at all---keep the faith Robb.
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    robbdtn got a reaction from Dobeigh in One month out   
    So I had my procedure one month ago today and I'm down 30 lbs. It has been a heck of a ride And every day gets easier and every day I feel closer to being the man I want to be. "Hope"is back in my vocabulary and for the first time in many years I'm not afraid of dying fat and alone at an early age, clothes are fitting better sleep is better and one of my diabetes meds have been DC'd so all in all not a bad month at all---keep the faith Robb.
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    robbdtn got a reaction from Dobeigh in One month out   
    So I had my procedure one month ago today and I'm down 30 lbs. It has been a heck of a ride And every day gets easier and every day I feel closer to being the man I want to be. "Hope"is back in my vocabulary and for the first time in many years I'm not afraid of dying fat and alone at an early age, clothes are fitting better sleep is better and one of my diabetes meds have been DC'd so all in all not a bad month at all---keep the faith Robb.
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    robbdtn got a reaction from Dobeigh in One month out   
    So I had my procedure one month ago today and I'm down 30 lbs. It has been a heck of a ride And every day gets easier and every day I feel closer to being the man I want to be. "Hope"is back in my vocabulary and for the first time in many years I'm not afraid of dying fat and alone at an early age, clothes are fitting better sleep is better and one of my diabetes meds have been DC'd so all in all not a bad month at all---keep the faith Robb.
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    robbdtn reacted to Diane Cuva in Sleeve Surgery 11/28/12   
    So excited for you Sissy! Your surgery went well and I'm I the waiting room waiting for you to get out of recovery!!!! xoxoxo
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    robbdtn got a reaction from I love my dachshunds in Sleeve Surgery 11/28/12   
    I had mine on the 23rd and I won't sugar coat it it is rough that first day, but it will start to get better right away. Remember to walk as much as you can as soon as you can, and use a heating pad to help with the post surgery discomfort. when I woke up I was disoriented and in pain and I got really scared thinking "OMG what have I done" I am pretty sure that that was just the lingering effect of the anesthesia but it also passed. I read the success stories in this forum to keep my spirits up especially when I couldn't sleep I made the mistake of not moving much the first day after the surgery and that was a big mistake once I figured out that the more I moved the better I felt and the faster time seemed to pass which is a big help. This is day four post op for me and I am doing great no real discomfort except in the mornings and as long as I sip my broth and chew the Jello I have no problems.
    I realize that I am rambling here I just wanted to let you know that your fears while valid are not the horrors that your mind is presenting them to be take a, deep breath be calm, daydream about crossing a finish line or that bathing suit you want to see yourself in ( for me it is a tailored camel hair sport coat) and appreciate the fact that you are doing the best thing you can do to achieve your goals.
    Good luck I'm sure you will do fine.
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    robbdtn got a reaction from charissa70737 in In Juarez At Starmedica W/ Dr. Rodriguez   
    So discharged this morning all went well I was never so happy to eat a spoonful of ice chips in my life as I was last night lol but the leak fluoroscopy went well and on my way home now
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    robbdtn reacted to BKMama in Eating Everything I Can, While I Can:(   
    Yes I did this...fell hard into last meal syndrome before the preop diet. My nutritionist saved me because if my surgeon would have been notified of the big gain he would have cancelled the surgery! :-( I reigned it in for the pre-op diet because I was soooo scared my liver would be too big for them to operate.
    Thankfully it's been smooth sailing post op, but I'm honestly upset with myself for doing it because all it did was leave more weight to lose post op. I have a LOT to lose...I just added to it. For me especially, I feel silly because I haven't had any bad reactions to any foods and have no taste for most of the crap I was worried about missing.
    Anyway, it definitely seems normal....lots of people post about it. Just be careful that it doesn't postpone your surgery.
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