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Pixie Dust

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. I've been ordering mine online from www.barenecessities.com. I try on bras in the store (Kholes, Macy, etc.) but I've found them on sale on the webiste. I've probably spent quite a bit over the past year...I'm a bra snob and want something that feels like it isn't event here. I was sized a few years ago so I learned what to watch for...which has helped. I'm now in a 2 clip back which I haven't seen since my teens!!!!

    YES! I forgot that I have ordered from this site & they are much cheaper than paying store prices! They often have specials too! Thank you for posting, I will go back to checking this site out! It's been so long, I forgot!


  2. Has anyone tried "Amazing Arms" from As seen on TV? I'm looking for something to wear under my short sleeved tops so that no one pukes after seeing the flappy part of under my arms. Most people call them "bat wings" but my left arm has a balloon looking piece of lard hanging which is disgusting me! Is there something anyone can recommend ~ what it is they're wearing & where it was purchased? I check out "Amazing Arms" from the As Seen On TV site & there is only 1 review & the person said the first time they went to wear it, the front clasp broke. Please advise as I'm desperate to hide my arms. I'm not even close to goal yet but holy cow, I'm so discouraged due to this arm thing! http://www.asseenontv.com/amazing-arms/detail.php?p=486216

    They are crap! That's my opinion lol. I am post op, but a male so I wouldn't obviously wear them lol. But I got them for two of my friends who are post op (got them from Boscovs, they sell the same ones there), and it was a disappointment. Hope you find something to make you feel more comfortable!

    Thank you rensterness....hoping someone will have some advice as to what perhaps they are wearing so I can try it. I'm just miserable & the worst part is that I could fit into the next size down in tops but my arms won't fit in the sleeves. :(


  3. Has anyone tried "Amazing Arms" from As seen on TV? I'm looking for something to wear under my short sleeved tops so that no one pukes after seeing the flappy part of under my arms. Most people call them "bat wings" but my left arm has a balloon looking piece of lard hanging which is disgusting me!

    Is there something anyone can recommend ~ what it is they're wearing & where it was purchased? I check out "Amazing Arms" from the As Seen On TV site & there is only 1 review & the person said the first time they went to wear it, the front clasp broke. Please advise as I'm desperate to hide my arms. I'm not even close to goal yet but holy cow, I'm so discouraged due to this arm thing!

    http://www.asseenontv.com/amazing-arms/detail.php?p=486216


  4. I went to Catherine's last weekend too & the sales clerk measured me (they are trained in measuring for Bra fittings) & I went from a 46DDD to a 42D by only losing 65 lbs. So I guess I know where most of my weight is coming off from! That's fine with me though, they were waaaaaaaay too big!

    Watch for sales or at least go shopping armed with the right size & maybe you can pick up a lesser expensive bra here & there. Not sure if Kohl's sells larger sized ones but I'm going to try. If not, I'll go back to Catherine's as they're having a Bra event going on right now.


  5. Well let me tell you.............

    You should be eating dense Protein by now whether you are going on a cruise or not.

    I went on a cruise at 5 months out and ate basically whatever I wanted. I know the rules and would order my entree and basically eat all the Proteins. Skip all the carbs, I would order desert and take one bite just to satisfy.

    I also took a Protein Bar with me when we were off the shp incase I got hungry. But we went to Mexico, my husband ordered chicken fajitas and I was able to eat just a few pieces of his chicken.< /p>

    But by three months, I was consuming dense Proteins and had not problems

    Exactly. This was perfect advice!

    Enjoy your cruise!! Take me with you!! :D


  6. Hi, I'm 55 too and will be getting my sleeve surgery next month. I'm excited but worried about the pain factor. Was it painful? :(

    For me, it really wasn't painful at all. I was expecting terrible pain but really, it was more painful having kids than this....this was nothing to me. They kept me comfy at the hospital & pain killers at home. I often wonder if I really needed the pain meds, but I just kept taking them at the appropriate time, even if I had no pain, but I didn't want to feel pain...so not sure if I would have if I had not taken the meds. The worst part for me was feeling nausea, & that was caused from the pain meds. Once I was given a prescription for anti nausea meds which I had to take prior to the pain meds, all was well in my world!

    Nothing hurt to eat or drink either. So I did accuse my doc of not actually performing that surgery on me! :D But just go slow with everything & pray. All will be well. Good luck to you!


  7. Has anyone experienced problems with memory, concentration or any other cognitive function or mental status changes after VSG? I'm completing the pre-op workup and I understand that he documentation is clear that VSG lowers ghrelin levels compared to both lean controls and those that lost weight through dieting alone, but I am concerned about the finding that some patients develop some level of cognitive impairment after gastric bypass surgery because of the significant role of ghrelin in cognitive function in that Ghrelin through its receptor increases the concentration of dopamine in the substantia nigra. Ghrelin plays a significant role in neurotrophy, particularly in the hippocampus, and is essential for cognitive adaptation to changing environments and the process of learning and possibly slow down the onset of Parkinson's Disease. Thanks.

    **Forgot to mention this yesterday** but when I tried to vote "NO" it came back to me saying that I must answer the 2nd portion of the question (negative or positive) but with a "NO" answer, there is no negative or positive outcome?? I think there is a glitch in your system, but I was happy to participate in your poll. Let me know if it's fixed because my answer would be "NO." I was brain dead before the surgery, sadly.


  8. I don't know how old you are, but if you are nearing menopause, have you had your testosterone checked? My husband starts to do this when his levels get low. He injects himself and is JUST fine. The difference is so marked that I know exactly when to start nagging him about not having taken his shot :)

    Hi gamergirl ~ I'm just past that exciting (NOT) part of my life. I'm 54. It started about the time I gave birth to my youngest, which was about 12 years ago. After posting yesterday, I really started to think about when this issue started & it was about the time I gave birth because I do remember asking my OB/GYN about it & he said it was just hormones & my eyesight went bad too about that time & he also said that was hormones but I've needed reading glasses since & now I probably need to wear them all the time. So do I see my regular PCP about something like this or what type of doctor do I need to see? If it's curable by just a shot, I'm taking my son too! :D


  9. Well. Have to say, if anything I think it's actually gotten a bit better...

    For the last several years I've had a hard time with memory. In regards to simple things like I want to say "its on top of the..." And I can see the dyer in my minds eye. But can't come up with the name!

    I had become like a game of charades around here, with my family guessing what I was trying to say.

    I had forgotten (pun intended) that I don't have this problem much anymore. :)

    Laura, I have word retrieval issues. Like you, I can see in my minds eye the object, but I can't think of the word or some other (off the wall) word comes out?? I was thinking that maybe I had suffered a small stroke. I was never that way until the past 10-12 years? Altho, I was diagnosed with ADHD so maybe that has something to do with it? My son who has severe ADHD has the same issue as me with word retrieval problems. He's not overweight.

    Sorry, didn't mean to hi-jack Innerchild's thread but I've been so concerned. I hope my memory improves but maybe I haven't lost enough weight yet? In fact, today I had yet another issue....I was trying to tell my family a story of something that happened yesterday & 4 times, while telling the story, I lost my train of thought & had to have my family coach me on what I was saying before all connection was lost! :( **HELP!!!**


  10. I just didn't tell anyone of my surgery & that saved a lot of headaches. Since I'm losing slowly too, no one is the wiser so it just looks like I'm doing it by cutting down on food intake. Plus my neighbors all see me walking around the neighborhood so they see I'm moving more too. No questions asked.

    Good luck to you. If these people really love you, they'd be happy for you, not jealous or ugly towards you. That's pretty sad.


  11. You look fantastic Moorecr! I was sleeved the same day & I'm going between 253 & 255 over & over. What did you do to get out of that vicious cycle? I need out of it too cause it's consuming my every thought right now! Can't wait till I can get down to the 240's now! I'm taking it in 10 pound increments. Come on 240's (even 249!) :P

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