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Geminidrive

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from madeformore in Would You Have Weight Loss Surgery Again?   
    Yeppers! It's all good!
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from shartel in Lost More Than The Weight   
    A seamstress or tailor can be your best friend. Before I embarked on this journey I spoke with a seamstress to make sure she would be able to alter my clothing as my weight loss continues.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from chach123 in Losing 85% of your stomach 4ever   
    The fact is they will come up with a better surgery, like you mentioned medicine is always evolving. For me I don't worry about it, I'm living in the now so I took the best option for me. If you are worried, perhaps you should take a step back and wait a while before making this life changing decision.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from chach123 in Losing 85% of your stomach 4ever   
    The fact is they will come up with a better surgery, like you mentioned medicine is always evolving. For me I don't worry about it, I'm living in the now so I took the best option for me. If you are worried, perhaps you should take a step back and wait a while before making this life changing decision.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from chach123 in Losing 85% of your stomach 4ever   
    The fact is they will come up with a better surgery, like you mentioned medicine is always evolving. For me I don't worry about it, I'm living in the now so I took the best option for me. If you are worried, perhaps you should take a step back and wait a while before making this life changing decision.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from chach123 in Losing 85% of your stomach 4ever   
    The fact is they will come up with a better surgery, like you mentioned medicine is always evolving. For me I don't worry about it, I'm living in the now so I took the best option for me. If you are worried, perhaps you should take a step back and wait a while before making this life changing decision.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from shartel in Lost More Than The Weight   
    A seamstress or tailor can be your best friend. Before I embarked on this journey I spoke with a seamstress to make sure she would be able to alter my clothing as my weight loss continues.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from Miss Mac in Diet Coke Addiction   
    I was a diet Pepsi drinker and haven't had any problem giving it up. Maybe taking a look at the bigger picture of being healthier might help. Sometimes giving up something is not as bad as you think it will be.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from FRED1977 in Over 400Lbs Gastric Sleeve Success Story   
    I had the surgery on 10/8, I was 398 today I am 328, down 70lbs and counting. I have not had any problems thus far, it has been a breeze, no pain, no gas, no mood changes. I hope to continue to work toward my goal weight. I would suggest that you carefully compare Sleeve vs. Bypass. Good Luck!
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from mistysj in Frequently Asked Questions   
    It would be nice if a FAQ thread could be highlighted in RED and listed at the top of the FORUM page that is alway viewable. This might reduce daily multiple repeated questions and help new and old members search common questions and topics.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from MrsPierre in Honestly, who has had zero problems   
    Thankfully I had Zero complications. No pain, no gas, no intolerances.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from ShrinkingBiker in Fooducate - Excellent App and Website   
    Just passing on a wonderful website which provides excellent information:
    http://www.fooducate.com/
    Fooducate can also be found on Facebook.
    You can download from iTunes and it is also Android compatible.
    I use this as a piggyback to MFP.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from mistysj in Frequently Asked Questions   
    It would be nice if a FAQ thread could be highlighted in RED and listed at the top of the FORUM page that is alway viewable. This might reduce daily multiple repeated questions and help new and old members search common questions and topics.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from mistysj in Frequently Asked Questions   
    It would be nice if a FAQ thread could be highlighted in RED and listed at the top of the FORUM page that is alway viewable. This might reduce daily multiple repeated questions and help new and old members search common questions and topics.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from Alex Brecher in Frequently Asked Questions   
    That's great. I really hope this helps! Can I also suggest that if a new post is posted in the incorrect category that it be moved to correct category with a note like "Your post has been moved to "????" category.
    Thanks!
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from neneh_vsg in Black/Mixed Races Sleevers (hair)   
    OK, so today I met with my dermatologist. My dermatologist explained that the type of hair loss we are experiencing is called telogen effluvium and is more due to recent shock to your system, ie., weight loss, pain, recent surgery, over or under active thyroid, childbirth, medications and other underlying conditions not just lack of Protein. The dermatologist mentioned that one could lose over 50% of your hair, but that it will grow back in 5-8 months. She suggested using minoxidil, which will stimulate the growth of new hair faster. The less expensive brands are: (both 2%)
    * Equate which can be purchased at Walmart
    http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=976760&search_query=minoxidil&facet=brand%3AEquate&_refineresult=true&cat_id=976760
    * Kirkland Minoxidil which can be purchased at costco.
    Important instructions on use:
    It is important that if you do use the minoxidil, it is to be placed on your scalp, do not rub it into your hair, it will just make your hair more brittle and susceptible to breakage. Do not let it drip onto your forehead as it will cause headaches. The best application is laying back preferably into a Shampoo sink.
    http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/effluviums
    http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/telogen_effluvium.html
    I hope this helps.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from madeformore in Would You Have Weight Loss Surgery Again?   
    Yeppers! It's all good!
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    Geminidrive reacted to LouiseC in Preventive measures: Angelina Jolie versus me   
    I have never really experienced or seen society criticising people who have bariatric surgery. I am thankful that I live in a society where I am supported and encouraged. Perhaps you should move!
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from nymeria in Sleevers over 300lbs?   
    I am 5'8" (although my surgeon's office keeps listing me at 5'6" (annoying) and I was 398 on surgery day 10/8, I'm now down to 300 (98lbs lost and more to go) .....anything is possible. If you work hard, anything is possible.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from Taradawn15 in Best high protuen foods to eat   
    Here's a link with some suggestions:
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/highproteinfood.htm
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from GoldyGirl in I HAVE NEVER HIT A STALL   
    I like the way you think! I think some do themselves a disservice by weighing in too much. Especially the daily weigh-ins. But folks are gonna do what they do. LOL
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    Geminidrive reacted to GoldyGirl in I HAVE NEVER HIT A STALL   
    I am 4 months Post Op and NEVER hit a STALL… Yeah for Me!!!! Okay, Okay, before everyone goes Ape ****, I will tell why. I only weigh Once a Month at the Doctors office. Every 30 days I get on the dreaded scale, and it is becoming my Friend, because I am always Much Less than the last time. Yes, I am Know I am Stalling Just like everyone else, but I don’t know when that is so it helps me mentally not focus on the negative and just plugging along doing what the doctor tells me.. Just a thought if you are getting frustrated with the daily or even weekly weigh ins, Don’t do it to yourself, Weigh Once a MONTH!.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from Afrodite82 in No fashion sense...where do I get some?   
    I would suggest making appointments with Department store personal shoppers. Most major department stores have free personal shoppers and you have no obligation to purchase. Tell the shopper what you are interested in and she can pull together some looks. When you meet with the shopper take a friend with a camera so you can memorialize those looks. You can then search for similar options in less expensive stores.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from Fiddleman in Chris Christie had lapband in February   
    LOL, I wasn't thinking about the actual weight loss, more so the ability to keep hush hush the surgery.
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    Geminidrive got a reaction from moonchild1968 in Chris Christie had lapband in February   
    He probably had the surgery because he was called out by Dr. Connie Mariano. Good for him, but not a fan!
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