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Neuanfang

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Neuanfang reacted to Rach34 in I hit 100 lbs!   
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    Neuanfang reacted to Chele H in Well....I did it   
    I am 22 hours post op and feel pretty good. The first 12 hours were bad and then out of nowhere I felt better. Walked the halls about 5 times, waiting for my leak test and some ice chips.
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from AngelNP in exercise and caloric intake   
    Just keep doing what you are doing and I am sure the weight will come off. I too exercise on the elliptical for approximately 45 minutes and then do a weight lifting routine. Building muscle will slow you down a little bit but will also help get a trimmer body and not so much excess skin. I have not upped my caloric intake because of my workout. I figure as long as the numbers go down and my clothes are fitting better and better it doesn't really matter how fast I reach a certain number just as long as I keep doing what I am doing. Good luck to you!
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from SWTKI25 in weight gained back   
    It never ceases to amaze me when I read some of these comments. I have a family member who had the lap band and gained all their weight back after they had to have it pulled due to massive complications. I myself have the sleeve and I think it's truly what you make of it. Too many people expect a quick fix and think this is a miracle cure. Let's all remember that all of these surgeries except the duodenal switch are just a tool and not the cure. So remember that all and everything worth having takes determination and consistency....and like one of the comments made above stated we all have to try and make it work
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    Neuanfang reacted to christymrod in NOM NOM NOM   
    I was sleeved May 20th about 6 weeks out and I'm having trouble coming up with things to eat. What does your daily food intake look like? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Snacks? How much Water should I be drinking a day? Caloric intake? I've tried calling and reaching my nutritionist and can't get a hold of her. Help!
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    Neuanfang reacted to cms213 in NOM NOM NOM   
    I was sleeved on May 28th and officially on a normal diet. I haven't met with my nutritionist yet to know calories but I'm guessing it'll be get your Protein and Water in.
    I've started to become pretty creative and I'm not too worried about carbs but I also only get 20-40 in a day so I think in all that isn't to bad.
    Last night I made a Cajun black bean quesadilla on a small corn tortilla. I also make a egg, ham and tiny bit of cheese scramble. chicken salad and through an egg in for extra Protein. A lot of deli meat and cheese. I also made a pizza using the flat bread sliders with reduced sugar ketchup, cheese, and turkey pepperoni.
    Check out Pinterest for VSG, Bariatric or even RNY recipes. I always look for the boards and come up with a lot of ideas.
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    Neuanfang reacted to djnkidz in 6 weeks sleeved 5/28   
    Down 30 pounds holy cow I'm a happy camper.
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    Neuanfang reacted to JamiO in Lets be honest...   
    My doctor told me that he had a patient die after the surgery from several complications. He also told me that this person was very heavy, had several illnesses related to their weight(including some kind of blood problem) and was not up and moving when they should have been.
    I took my chances. Because honestly, at 376 pounds and 28 years old I was as good as dead anyway.
    I will be 3 weeks out tomorrow and at my 2 week appt I was down 30 pounds..... I am living!!!
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from Taylor06 in Talk me out of it!   
    Hello there, You are really going to have to do some soul searching and make a list of pros and cons. It's probably not a good idea doing it for the wrong reasons or because other people want you to do it. I do understand what you are going through and you have to find some quiet time to find what you person inside is telling you. Are you fed up with the way you feel? Have you exhausted all other options? What is the relationship to food in your environment ? And do you have a great support network? All these are things you should consider. For me it was a hard decision as well but when I looked at the list of options I had tried and the results I had gotten and all the risks involved of staying the way I am, I had to do it. For myself..... nobody... and nothing else.... because you know.... you are the one that is going to have to life with that decision forever! Good luck!
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from SWTKI25 in weight gained back   
    It never ceases to amaze me when I read some of these comments. I have a family member who had the lap band and gained all their weight back after they had to have it pulled due to massive complications. I myself have the sleeve and I think it's truly what you make of it. Too many people expect a quick fix and think this is a miracle cure. Let's all remember that all of these surgeries except the duodenal switch are just a tool and not the cure. So remember that all and everything worth having takes determination and consistency....and like one of the comments made above stated we all have to try and make it work
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from SWTKI25 in weight gained back   
    It never ceases to amaze me when I read some of these comments. I have a family member who had the lap band and gained all their weight back after they had to have it pulled due to massive complications. I myself have the sleeve and I think it's truly what you make of it. Too many people expect a quick fix and think this is a miracle cure. Let's all remember that all of these surgeries except the duodenal switch are just a tool and not the cure. So remember that all and everything worth having takes determination and consistency....and like one of the comments made above stated we all have to try and make it work
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from SWTKI25 in weight gained back   
    It never ceases to amaze me when I read some of these comments. I have a family member who had the lap band and gained all their weight back after they had to have it pulled due to massive complications. I myself have the sleeve and I think it's truly what you make of it. Too many people expect a quick fix and think this is a miracle cure. Let's all remember that all of these surgeries except the duodenal switch are just a tool and not the cure. So remember that all and everything worth having takes determination and consistency....and like one of the comments made above stated we all have to try and make it work
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    Neuanfang reacted to sarsar in weight gained back   
    My comment...tell your friend to find another doctor!
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    Neuanfang reacted to NtvTxn in weight gained back   
    I'm three years out as of June 10, I haven't gained any weight back. I've been maintaining for 2.5 years. I think it all depends on the person. If there aren't changes made...for life, forever...then I suspect it's possible. There is no way the majority of us can have WLS, any of them, lap band, sleeve or RNY and expect to do nothing besides go under the knife. That is the easy part, afterwards we have to be diligent, we have to learn to make wiser choices, maybe give up a few things and resist when we need too. With sleeve surgery, and that is the ONLY one I can talk about first hand, I find it much easier to resist when I want to, and much easier to make good choices. Others may not agree, but this is the way it is for me personally.
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from PGee in Have August surgery date...feeling out of control   
    Hi there, I went through the exact same thing. I tried to eat less and failed at it every day but then all the emotions and I had been an emotional eater all this time anyway. I even tried not drinking and eating at the same time but that was hard as well. I can tell you that your nerves will really go on a roller coaster ride and you just have to do the best you can and not beat yourself up about it. Once you start your pre-op diet you will do great and realize that now it's really happening and your life is going to change. I am doing fine so far and feel relieved that it's finally done. I am 3 1/2 weeks out and have lost 37lbs. You will regain control over your emotions and the surgery will help you not to feel so hungry anymore and therefore in control of your eating. Good luck and God bless.
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    Neuanfang reacted to Ms.AntiBand in Well it happened   
    Heh.. Sometimes the best thing to do is ignore it and it will go away.
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from TES in What's the Hardest Part?   
    Hello there curious I didn't have to have that barium leak test after surgery and I didn't have a drain. I guess every doctor is a little different, for me the hardest part was keeping liquids in on and after the day of surgery. I went into dry heaves and that was painful because of the stomach surgery. I felt much better the 3rd day.... I was supposed to get up and go to the bathroom about 2 hrs. after surgery and was asked to drink something about the same time. Needless to say your stomach is so sore and swollen that the drinking was hard for me. I did not like the bloated feeling but that went away after week one. Today I am almost 4 weeks out, have lost 40 lbs and feel terrific, I have started exercising again, the wounds are healing, I am on pureed foods and I do fine with all the Fluid intake. My advice to you is...... don't push yourself.... thinking that to have to be like everyone else. Just do the best you can.! You will feel wonderful soon after. Neuanfang
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from TES in What's the Hardest Part?   
    Hello there curious I didn't have to have that barium leak test after surgery and I didn't have a drain. I guess every doctor is a little different, for me the hardest part was keeping liquids in on and after the day of surgery. I went into dry heaves and that was painful because of the stomach surgery. I felt much better the 3rd day.... I was supposed to get up and go to the bathroom about 2 hrs. after surgery and was asked to drink something about the same time. Needless to say your stomach is so sore and swollen that the drinking was hard for me. I did not like the bloated feeling but that went away after week one. Today I am almost 4 weeks out, have lost 40 lbs and feel terrific, I have started exercising again, the wounds are healing, I am on pureed foods and I do fine with all the Fluid intake. My advice to you is...... don't push yourself.... thinking that to have to be like everyone else. Just do the best you can.! You will feel wonderful soon after. Neuanfang
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from nanaspez in 6 weeks out, my tummy is making weird noise.   
    My tummy makes the loudest sounds so that other people look at me, especially when I drink or eat.. It's a little embarrassing but I think... even if it stayed that way.... if that is the worst side effect of the surgery... I gladly take it and live with my new little voice inside for the rest of my life, no problem. I guess I could start singing to cover the sounds my tummy makes or I could carry a little toy frog with me and pretend he can talk
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    Neuanfang reacted to piercedqt78 in 6 weeks out, my tummy is making weird noise.   
    I love the toy frog idea. I'm not complaining at all. I LOVE my Sleeved tummy. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something odd going on. Since it seems to have just started all of a sudden.
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from Andrew0929 in Out-Of-Control Eating While Deciding on WLS   
    I felt the same way. Once I knew that I was going to do it I went for that.... I better eat this and that now before I can never eat anything good again. I gained weighed before my WLS but really it's almost a normal behavior I think, you just don't get it at that time.... .that yes,, you will eat again.... the only difference will be that you get to eat only a few bites of something fabulous instead of a lot of junk. Hang in there... this too shall pass.
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from TES in What's the Hardest Part?   
    Hello there curious I didn't have to have that barium leak test after surgery and I didn't have a drain. I guess every doctor is a little different, for me the hardest part was keeping liquids in on and after the day of surgery. I went into dry heaves and that was painful because of the stomach surgery. I felt much better the 3rd day.... I was supposed to get up and go to the bathroom about 2 hrs. after surgery and was asked to drink something about the same time. Needless to say your stomach is so sore and swollen that the drinking was hard for me. I did not like the bloated feeling but that went away after week one. Today I am almost 4 weeks out, have lost 40 lbs and feel terrific, I have started exercising again, the wounds are healing, I am on pureed foods and I do fine with all the Fluid intake. My advice to you is...... don't push yourself.... thinking that to have to be like everyone else. Just do the best you can.! You will feel wonderful soon after. Neuanfang
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from TES in What's the Hardest Part?   
    Hello there curious I didn't have to have that barium leak test after surgery and I didn't have a drain. I guess every doctor is a little different, for me the hardest part was keeping liquids in on and after the day of surgery. I went into dry heaves and that was painful because of the stomach surgery. I felt much better the 3rd day.... I was supposed to get up and go to the bathroom about 2 hrs. after surgery and was asked to drink something about the same time. Needless to say your stomach is so sore and swollen that the drinking was hard for me. I did not like the bloated feeling but that went away after week one. Today I am almost 4 weeks out, have lost 40 lbs and feel terrific, I have started exercising again, the wounds are healing, I am on pureed foods and I do fine with all the Fluid intake. My advice to you is...... don't push yourself.... thinking that to have to be like everyone else. Just do the best you can.! You will feel wonderful soon after. Neuanfang
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from Dooter in the worst thing about the sleeve so far...   
    I am amazed at how fast some you guys progress to real food. My surgery was 5/29 and I am still on whole liquids. My tummy makes the funniest noises when sip my Soup and my drink and I think the person next to me can hear it, which they probably do. I don't really have any cravings at all and must remind myself... Drink your shake.... drink your Water etc. Hopefully those horrible food cravings will never return since I am so happy with my progress.
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    Neuanfang got a reaction from Dooter in the worst thing about the sleeve so far...   
    I am amazed at how fast some you guys progress to real food. My surgery was 5/29 and I am still on whole liquids. My tummy makes the funniest noises when sip my Soup and my drink and I think the person next to me can hear it, which they probably do. I don't really have any cravings at all and must remind myself... Drink your shake.... drink your Water etc. Hopefully those horrible food cravings will never return since I am so happy with my progress.
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