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Pixie Dust

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Pixie Dust

    Pre-op diet and diabetes

    By watching my carbs prior to surgery, my sugar always tested great but I was also on Glumetza daily. Once I started the 2 week pre-op diet, my PCP told me to drop the Glumetza (but the doc at the hospital where I was having the surgery told me I should stay on them...I decided to go with my PCP instead being that it costs me $200 per month for the Glumetza). I have felt fine & tomorrow I go back to my PCP to be tested & I'm 7 weeks out...so hoping I won't have to go back on them! I'm even hoping to be taken off another med! With something as serious as Diabetes, I would ask your doc those questions. We're all just sharing our own personal experiences. Good luck to you!
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    Unbelievable charge for VSG to my insurance

    I just received my EOB yesterday & for the sleeve, it was nearly $17,000 & my insurance paid all but $450. From most people I have heard their surgery was around the $20,000 mark. I can't believe yours was $120,000??!!! Wow....maybe they're planning on building a new wing onto the hospital!
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    Hair Loss?

    How does that work? What's the brush concept?
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    2 months post op..

    I can see a major difference! That's just awesome! Keep up the good work! I'm 7 weeks out & have been stalled for the past 2 weeks. I'm thinking I'm going to be one of the sleeve failures. But still holding out hope that something will kick in soon! You're doing a great job!! Be proud!
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    331 to 282 -2 Months Post Op

    Awesome loss! You looked so tired in the "before" pic but no matter what, still had a pretty smile ~ before & after! Congratulations on your weight loss! There is a very noticeable difference!
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    CANCER? Prayers needed

    I hate cancer. Just try to keep positive & if it is indeed that dreaded diagnosis, hopefully it was found early enough to make a difference. Treatment really has improved over the years. Keeping Bill (& you) in my thoughts.
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    18 months & 175# lost (photo)

    Absolutely amazing! Congratulations! I noticed you kicked the cane too in your "after" pic!
  8. Holy Cow! Perfect name for it tho...I'm sure the developer is very "HAPI" when you buy one of his forks for $100! LOL!
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    NSFW! Don't Look if You're Squeemish!

    Haha! That's what I thought I saw, either a coffee bean or a pinto bean! I too can't tell what I'm looking at altho I do see a staple line.
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    One month post op pics

    Oh yeah...you can totally see the diff! Good going!
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    3 months post op pics

    And some more "WOW's" coming from me!!! WOW! WOW! WOW!!! I bet your job is a lot easier to perform now too! Good job! Congratulations!!
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    Nothing tastes different.

    I'm almost 7 weeks out & so far, whatever I've eaten, has been tasted the same. Altho, today we went to a furniture store VIP event (only because I went there once last month looking for furniture ~ go figure) & they had a huge tray of cookies & coffee. So I grabbed a cookie without even thinking & my husband asked me "are you going to eat that?" I was shocked to see the cookie in my hand! LOL! Anyway, I told him that I got it for him but just wanted a bite! I took a bite & it was disgustingly sweet! I went back & got some coffee just to wash my mouth out of the taste of that cookie! YUCKO! I will probably NEVER eat another cookie again after that experience! BTW, that was my first 2 sips of real coffee I've had since before my pre-op diet. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it as much because I kept tasting that cookie bite! That'll teach me!
  13. Embarrassed???!!!! I'd put my before & after on a freeway billboard if I had your results! You look great!! OWN IT!
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    8 Month Mark

    Wow...that's amazing! Do you have before & after pic for us? We all love to see those!
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    August weight loss and inches

    You lost a whole person! Way to go!! Congratulations!
  16. Wow...you were brave to go to a movie! I still haven't gone & I'm 6.5 weeks out! LOL! I **LOVE** popcorn so there's no way I can sit around that wonderful smell & not have some so looks like I'll be borrowing video's from the library a lot now! BTW, which movie did you see that was hilarious? GMANBAT ~ your ladies took sausage & fried chicken into the movies in their purses or did I misunderstand you???
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    56 lbs down!

    I'm so happy for you but I'm also so depressed now! I had my surgery July 16th & I've only lost 34-35 lbs. :-( You look great! Congratulations!
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    74 lbs gone

    Can't wait till I can say the same! You look great! BTW, was that your cruise ship in the background? If so, which one was it?
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    I'm a side sleeper too & the first couple nights, I couldn't sleep in any position! I walked around the house trying the couches, the chairs, etc...but by the 4th night, I took an additional pillow to bed with me & propped my tummy on it & all was well in my world! Try leaning your tummy on a pillow ~ worked for me!
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    Whatcha eating today!!! Saturday

    I've so enjoyed reading this thread! It gives me more options to look forward too because I'm stuck in a rut of eating the same things over & over & over! Thank you all & keep this thread going!
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    current progress photo

    Beautiful!! Congratulations & thanks for sharing!
  22. Yep, my NUT basically told me the same thing. I do have chest pain if I gobble down my food too fast or don't chew it enough but it only took a couple times of that to happen for me to S.L.O.W. down & chew, chew, chew.
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    I live with The Food ****!

    I hate your Mom. (No disrespect intended!)
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    I live with The Food ****!

    If he's trying to help, there are gentler ways of being supportive. My husband knows better than to say anything to me about what's going in my mouth.