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melegge

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    melegge got a reaction from cwilkie in Need post-ops advise hair loss/fatigue   
    I am 7 months post op . I was losing my hair like crazy and often felt fatigued. To help, I make sure I am getting my Protein in( I still do a shake per day) and get all of my Vitamins. At 6 months the Hair loss slowed down majorly and over the last month my hair is starting to grow back. I have short hair sticking up all over my head. I was really concerned about the hair loss feeling like it was excessive, but now it is coming back nicely. My doctor told me at 6 months it would slow down and it did. Keep up the good work!!
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    melegge got a reaction from cwilkie in Need post-ops advise hair loss/fatigue   
    I am 7 months post op . I was losing my hair like crazy and often felt fatigued. To help, I make sure I am getting my Protein in( I still do a shake per day) and get all of my Vitamins. At 6 months the Hair loss slowed down majorly and over the last month my hair is starting to grow back. I have short hair sticking up all over my head. I was really concerned about the hair loss feeling like it was excessive, but now it is coming back nicely. My doctor told me at 6 months it would slow down and it did. Keep up the good work!!
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    melegge reacted to Indium47 in Any other July 1st sleevers home?   
    Feeling a lot better. Have more energy can go a full day without a nap now. I do miss my espresso though! I am supposed to start sot foods tomorrow but my nut let me start last week since I haven't had any nausea or vomiting from anything so for. I can really feel the restriction now. Before sleeve I would have 3 scrambled eggs and 2 or 3 slices of toast but now I scrambled egg is PLENTY! I really struggle with getting enough fluids in. I am usually around 20 or 30 oz. I know that is really bad I am so busy at work its hard to sip all day. I work at a surgical center so always running around with patients. My husband reminds me at home if he sees me just sitting....he'll walk by and say drink baby! So helpful and supportive. so here are my stats so far. HW 304 Surg Wt 288 Current WT 256....32lbs since surgery and loving it. I can see a difference in my face mainly and in my stomach... I am very pear shaped. Husband says he can tell a lot more than I can. Said he can get his arms around me more!
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    melegge got a reaction from Getting Wispy in Any other July 1st sleevers home?   
    Here are my night before surgery and almost one month post op pics. I notice change in my face, stomach and hips. I can't wait for my 6 month pics. I hope to see some others post before and current too.


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    melegge got a reaction from NtvTxn in Buyers remorse anyone?   
    Today I start my third and final week of liquids. I am so excited for this week to be over so I can start pureed food. In the last several days I have had several family parties that have revolved around food. While both of those events were hard, I had no buyers remorse. I think the negative feelings I had early on were related to my feelings of pain and sickness. I have survived 2 weeks on liquids, I can do one more. I am loosing an average of 1lb per day which feels good!
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    melegge got a reaction from francie348 in Buyers remorse anyone?   
    I am 4 days out and have had two episodes of "what the hell did I do". I worked through them, day dreamed of the future and drank some Water. I know I was mentally and physically prepared for this but still there will always be those moments when I second guess myself and then realize there is no turning back. Then I sit here and read this site and all the success that people have had and are currently having and realize that I will look back at this hard month of my life and it will be worth it.
    My biggest struggle is my postop diet. I have liquids for 3 weeks! I am only 4 days in and 3 weeks seems like a eternity. I see some started pureed the second day out. That makes me jealous!! I just want a bite of yogurt or something to chew.
    Anyways the time will go fast as it always does. I have struggled with bootcamp, low calorie diets and no weight loss. I can do this!
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    melegge got a reaction from Indium47 in Any other July 1st sleevers home?   
    I am still on liquids. Full liquids for 10 more days. I wish I could start pureed. I had a family gathering today of course that revolved around food. It was really hard but I made it. Keep on keeping on!
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    melegge got a reaction from francie348 in Buyers remorse anyone?   
    I am 4 days out and have had two episodes of "what the hell did I do". I worked through them, day dreamed of the future and drank some Water. I know I was mentally and physically prepared for this but still there will always be those moments when I second guess myself and then realize there is no turning back. Then I sit here and read this site and all the success that people have had and are currently having and realize that I will look back at this hard month of my life and it will be worth it.
    My biggest struggle is my postop diet. I have liquids for 3 weeks! I am only 4 days in and 3 weeks seems like a eternity. I see some started pureed the second day out. That makes me jealous!! I just want a bite of yogurt or something to chew.
    Anyways the time will go fast as it always does. I have struggled with bootcamp, low calorie diets and no weight loss. I can do this!
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    melegge reacted to Sassygirl06 in bad/sad what 2 medical people said to me!   
    My nurse from my general practitioners office told me that I would end up a drug addict or an alcoholic! I was absolutely floored! Needless to say every time I go in for a checkup since surgery I make sure to make a comment like....well still not on any meth thank you! Lol
    Some people can be really rude and insensitive to other people! Grrrrrrrr!
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    melegge reacted to Vixynne in Any other July 1st sleevers home?   
    I had a fever for the first three days home--but it resolved itself pretty quickly. My doc's advice was to use the incentive spirometer/take lots of deep breaths, because the fever *could* be my body's response to a little Fluid in the lungs--deep breaths will break that up before it becomes pneumonia (which NOBODY wants). Doing more walking and deep breathing for a day or so took care of the fever, and it hasn't returned. I'm now totally off the Lortab.
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    melegge got a reaction from Vixynne in Any other July 1st sleevers home?   
    My sleeve book says diarrhea is normal it is either from only having liquids or possibly a food sensitivity like dairy. I am 6 days out today and feeling good. I am only taking Tylenol for my pain and getting my fluids in. I hope you all keep doing well. Each day should be better then the one before!
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    melegge reacted to baseballbaby in Any other July 1st sleevers home?   
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    melegge reacted to baseballbaby in 1 week post-op stats!   
    My surgery was July 1st.
    My weight was 231 2 week pre op
    221 day of surgery
    213 today
    I'm definitely not getting enough Water or Protein but I'm hoping that will get better.
    I ate real food for the first time today. Purée egg salad. I was wonderful! For dinner I'm having 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt. Yum. Lol :-)
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    melegge got a reaction from Retire12 in Any other July 1st sleevers home?   
    Walking helps a ton. I go for 30 min each day since I have been home. My Dr gave me a RX for a pill that desolves under my tongue. That really helps me with the pressure. Feel better soon!
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    melegge got a reaction from BrianSATX in 1 week post-op stats!   
    Surgery 7/1
    Starting weight 312
    Surgery Day weight 297
    Today 290
    Feeling good about that. Getting in my liquids and Protein Shake. Struggling with head hunger! Majorly struggling... I can do this!
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    melegge got a reaction from Vixynne in July 1st'ers -- Only One More Week To Go!   
    I know! 1 week, it will go by so fast. I should get planning and cleaning. I am on a preop diet so that consumes some of my time. I have my pre op physical today and then meet with my surgeon one last time tomorrow. Good luck!! I am so excited to start the next chapter in my life.
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    melegge got a reaction from Vixynne in making a list checking it twice ;)   
    For the hospital I am packing some comfy clothes to wear home, my own pajamas, my toiletries, my medications, slippers and my sleeve book. I just went to Target today and picked up chewable vitamins and dissolvable B12, Vitamin Water calorie free, chicken and beef broth, sugar free Jello, liquid Tylenol. I plan to go out and get my foods for week 2/3 my hubby will bring me to town and I will need/want to get out of the house. I do have yogurts and Soups to strain. I also have my premade Protein Drinks the muscle milk light and my pure Protein Powder as I start a Protein Shake per day on day #3. I already have a magic bullet that I use daily to make my shakes and measuring spoons/cups and a food scale, so I think I am set there. I am scheduled for July 1st at 730am!!
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    melegge got a reaction from Daydra in July 1st!   
    Met with the surgeon for the first time today, scheduled for July 1st. I am so excited. Now starts 1 week of 2 Protein Shakes per day and one 300 calorie meal. Then one week of liquids? We haven't really talked about that yet.
    This is what I had to do:
    September 2012 - General class
    Sep-May Meetings with Family Practice Physician
    3 meetings with a psychologist
    3 meetings with a dietician
    4 meetings with a nurse educator
    1 meeting with surgeon
    2 meetings with PA for weight loss pre op
    What I have left:
    Final visit with Physician prior to surgery to do a final weight check and education on where to go.
    Pre Op Physical.
    I am so excited! The next two weeks will fly by.
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    melegge got a reaction from Yoli3925 in My Story   
    My name is Melanie. I am a 30 yr old wife, mother and nurse. I have been struggling with my weight for over 10 years and have finally made the decision to make a lifelong change. I am so excited to have surgery. To have that missing tool that will help me to be successful, to be able to run a 5k without stopping to walk, to play with my kids for hours outside instead of sitting in the lawn chair. The list of reasons to have surgery goes on and on. Most of all I am doing this for myself. I want to live a long, healthy life.
    I have tried every diet and exercise program there is. I have met with doctors, nutritionist, diet specialist, personal trainers. You name it, I have tried it. None of these programs have helped me to have long term success. I have however learned how to make healthy choices, meal plan and journal my food. During these ventures I have also learned that I really enjoy exercising. I know, ENJOY it! I can’t wait until I can exercise without my body telling me to stop or slow down. To be able to run without that extra 100lbs! To feel free, free from the weight that has been holding me back and slowing me down.
    I am hoping to have my approval by the end of May so I can be scheduled in June. My husband and family are supportive of my decision to have weight loss surgery. I have told a couple of my close friends and coworkers and that was liberating. For some reason I felt like it was something to be ashamed of. Once I told a couple of people suddenly that was gone. I no longer feel like I have to hide me decision. I no longer have to hide the fact that I indeed need more help to lose weight then what I have had.
    I have really appreciated reading all the stories and posts on here. I have really found support and comfort in many of the comments and threads on here. I look forward to reading more and hopefully someday help people with their decision and provide support to others like you have done for me.
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    melegge got a reaction from Yoli3925 in My Story   
    My name is Melanie. I am a 30 yr old wife, mother and nurse. I have been struggling with my weight for over 10 years and have finally made the decision to make a lifelong change. I am so excited to have surgery. To have that missing tool that will help me to be successful, to be able to run a 5k without stopping to walk, to play with my kids for hours outside instead of sitting in the lawn chair. The list of reasons to have surgery goes on and on. Most of all I am doing this for myself. I want to live a long, healthy life.
    I have tried every diet and exercise program there is. I have met with doctors, nutritionist, diet specialist, personal trainers. You name it, I have tried it. None of these programs have helped me to have long term success. I have however learned how to make healthy choices, meal plan and journal my food. During these ventures I have also learned that I really enjoy exercising. I know, ENJOY it! I can’t wait until I can exercise without my body telling me to stop or slow down. To be able to run without that extra 100lbs! To feel free, free from the weight that has been holding me back and slowing me down.
    I am hoping to have my approval by the end of May so I can be scheduled in June. My husband and family are supportive of my decision to have weight loss surgery. I have told a couple of my close friends and coworkers and that was liberating. For some reason I felt like it was something to be ashamed of. Once I told a couple of people suddenly that was gone. I no longer feel like I have to hide me decision. I no longer have to hide the fact that I indeed need more help to lose weight then what I have had.
    I have really appreciated reading all the stories and posts on here. I have really found support and comfort in many of the comments and threads on here. I look forward to reading more and hopefully someday help people with their decision and provide support to others like you have done for me.
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    melegge got a reaction from Yoli3925 in My Story   
    My name is Melanie. I am a 30 yr old wife, mother and nurse. I have been struggling with my weight for over 10 years and have finally made the decision to make a lifelong change. I am so excited to have surgery. To have that missing tool that will help me to be successful, to be able to run a 5k without stopping to walk, to play with my kids for hours outside instead of sitting in the lawn chair. The list of reasons to have surgery goes on and on. Most of all I am doing this for myself. I want to live a long, healthy life.
    I have tried every diet and exercise program there is. I have met with doctors, nutritionist, diet specialist, personal trainers. You name it, I have tried it. None of these programs have helped me to have long term success. I have however learned how to make healthy choices, meal plan and journal my food. During these ventures I have also learned that I really enjoy exercising. I know, ENJOY it! I can’t wait until I can exercise without my body telling me to stop or slow down. To be able to run without that extra 100lbs! To feel free, free from the weight that has been holding me back and slowing me down.
    I am hoping to have my approval by the end of May so I can be scheduled in June. My husband and family are supportive of my decision to have weight loss surgery. I have told a couple of my close friends and coworkers and that was liberating. For some reason I felt like it was something to be ashamed of. Once I told a couple of people suddenly that was gone. I no longer feel like I have to hide me decision. I no longer have to hide the fact that I indeed need more help to lose weight then what I have had.
    I have really appreciated reading all the stories and posts on here. I have really found support and comfort in many of the comments and threads on here. I look forward to reading more and hopefully someday help people with their decision and provide support to others like you have done for me.
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    melegge got a reaction from Yoli3925 in My Story   
    My name is Melanie. I am a 30 yr old wife, mother and nurse. I have been struggling with my weight for over 10 years and have finally made the decision to make a lifelong change. I am so excited to have surgery. To have that missing tool that will help me to be successful, to be able to run a 5k without stopping to walk, to play with my kids for hours outside instead of sitting in the lawn chair. The list of reasons to have surgery goes on and on. Most of all I am doing this for myself. I want to live a long, healthy life.
    I have tried every diet and exercise program there is. I have met with doctors, nutritionist, diet specialist, personal trainers. You name it, I have tried it. None of these programs have helped me to have long term success. I have however learned how to make healthy choices, meal plan and journal my food. During these ventures I have also learned that I really enjoy exercising. I know, ENJOY it! I can’t wait until I can exercise without my body telling me to stop or slow down. To be able to run without that extra 100lbs! To feel free, free from the weight that has been holding me back and slowing me down.
    I am hoping to have my approval by the end of May so I can be scheduled in June. My husband and family are supportive of my decision to have weight loss surgery. I have told a couple of my close friends and coworkers and that was liberating. For some reason I felt like it was something to be ashamed of. Once I told a couple of people suddenly that was gone. I no longer feel like I have to hide me decision. I no longer have to hide the fact that I indeed need more help to lose weight then what I have had.
    I have really appreciated reading all the stories and posts on here. I have really found support and comfort in many of the comments and threads on here. I look forward to reading more and hopefully someday help people with their decision and provide support to others like you have done for me.
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