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  1. I am so happy with my progress! At my heaviest I weighed 303lbs, at my weigh in today I am now 188lbs, so in total I've lost 115lbs, I lost half before surgery and half after. While I am happy with what I've achieved I am finding it psychologically hard to deal with! I still see myself bigger ( the way I used to be ) and also the attention I am now getting from people! Does anyone feel this way? If so how do u cope and what should I do? I am currently waiting to see a psychologist to talk about it, however, how can I help myself in the meantime x
  2. I was in pain for over a week, bout an 8 but as a single parent I still had to run about after my son, cook clean ect. So I never really had any rest time. However 3 months later and 70lbs lighter the pain and discomfort is more than worth it x
  3. Hi I was sleeved on the 16th may, but just in the past few weeks every time I drink water I get acid reflux and its driving me crazy as I thought water would be alright!!! I cannot stomach tea as it makes me sick and I'm not a big coffee person. I do drink dilute but with this heat wave the UK is having I really need water! Can anyone advise me on what I can do? Oh and does anyone else have mad cravings for ice? Lol I've suddenly gone mad for ice after having surgery x
  4. Lol x we don't have those brands ???? but I have been diluting with various juices but seriously running out if flavours I enjoy. Just miss an ice cold water, ill be happy come winter, just trying to get through this heat. X
  5. Uk.honey

    OMG Surgery Aug 8th !

    Shela don't worry! It can be very nerve wracking, but once all the surgery and adjusting to a new way of life is done, you will realise it was all worth it x I'm currently rocking a brand new pair of shorts! ( I've never wore shorts before) I'm down 4 dress sizes and loving it!!!!! ????
  6. Uk.honey

    3 weeks post op

    And jenlen I also struggle with head hunger at times!!!! It's a real pain but I've learnt to accept that even though I want it, my stomach will not accept it! X
  7. Uk.honey

    3 weeks post op

    At 3 weeks ( I'm now 8 weeks) I was still on liquids only and dying to start pureed. I also struggled with all the liquids but it all solves itself and at my check up I was doing fine. I guess u learn how to listen to ur body, it knows what it needs and will soon tell u if ur not getting enough x it starts to become slightly easier when u move onto soft and crispy stage, u then realise how tiny ur stomach really is!!! I struggle to eat a slice of toast ( really well done and a small slice ) it's amazing how little u spend on shopping!! Lol x
  8. Uk.honey

    OMG Surgery Aug 8th !

    Ur welcome jeanie x and by the way my family was dead set against it, in fact it was difficult to find a person who thought I was doing the right thing. But now they are all full of compliments and commenting on how well I've done x keep ur head held high Hun and be strong! X
  9. It's all normal! I had my sleeve on the 16th of may and I would say the first month is the biggest learning curve when it comes to ur new stomach! My stomach still is noisy lol but that's because it digests foods/ liquids quicker. Another shocker is how much ur tastes change!! I used to love tea, cheese ect but now I hate them!!! I now love peppers and chicken which I didn't like before x
  10. 16th of may and down from 275lbs to 218lbs so 54lbs loss x I feel amazing now but by god what a journey it has been lol x you all are doing amazing x keep up the good work x
  11. Uk.honey


    Be glad you get checked before surgery. I found I had it after surgery and am now struggling to take all the tablets to treat it ( with my stomach being so small) x
  12. I tell them the truth as there is nothing to be ashamed of. ( and I especially had to tell the truth as one of the mothers at school though I was taking illegal drugs as I had lost so much weight lol) had surgery in may and I've lost 57lbs so far ???? x
  13. Uk.honey

    OMG Surgery Aug 8th !

    Hi Hun , it does all seem to go fast but it is worth it in the end. I was sleeved on 16th of may this year and I'm down from 275lbs (pre op diet) to 218lbs! It is such an eye opening journey that will bring out millions of emotions ( mine was head ????) it's so hard at times but everything u experience solves itself ( the head hunger solved itself when I went on pureed foods) good luck on ur journey, ur going to do amazing xxxx
  14. Uk.honey

    mayy sleeverss

    I was sleeved on 16th and I'm STARVING!!! But still on liquids only ( milk, water soup) I start pureed on Thursday and cannot wait!! I walk loads so my energy is gone cannot wait to feel normal again!
  15. I was sleeved on the 16th of may and what a journey it has been!! I've been through pain, regret and finally happiness. The most difficult part is watching people eat!!! I suffer so much from head hunger it's untrue! I still have to prepare food for my son, and watch my friends eat all the food I loved. But on the upside I'm over 35lbs down I starting next week I can start the pureed part of my diet ( one month of liquids is really hard going) so I'm looking forward to introducing food back into my life!!! It has been so much harder than I imagined, even with all the research I did but it is worth it in the end!!
  16. Uk.honey

    May sleever

    I agree, it is so difficult to watch everyone but then you get people going wow how much weight have you lost!!!! And you think to yourself hey it's all worth it in the end ????x and yes we are going to make it!!! And ty for your reply xxx
  17. Hi can anyone recommend ( short of going to the doctor ) something I can take for constipation? I was sleeved on the 16th of may, and I've had trouble with it ever since!!! I feel so blocked up and my back is aching so bad ( sorry for being gross lol ) I need a treatment that I can get in the uk, also has to be liquid as I'm still on full liquid phase x ty so much in advance x
  18. Uk.honey

    Constipation uk

    Ty so much to u all !!! I drink loads so think I need that extra help x sounds awful but I know I need to go, it just doesn't want to ( sorry again for being gross ) lol I will be heading to the chemist today, and loads of relief lol
  19. Totally normal I was sleeved on the 16 th may and mine are numb too x also when I had a c section the area was numb and stayed numb for many years so don't worry x and hope everything else is going well for u x
  20. Hi I was sleeved on 16th may so almost a week now! I was 266lbs before my 1 week pre op diet and I'm now down to 233lbs ( omg not been this weight for many years lol) it has been really difficult especially the pain but today I really think I've turned the corner! I am up and about doing the school run and have visited friends, I had my very first hunger pain today but was so shocked by just a few sips of milk it was ALL gone lol I was very unhappy before because of the pain thinking what the hell have I done? But now I'm happy and even though I'm still very sore and tender I AM HAPPY!!!!! So to all the pre sleevers and the newly done sleevers just keep ur chin up and it will be the best thing you have ever done xxx much love to you all xxxx
  21. Uk.honey

    Tomorrow is the day!

    Good to you both x I was sleeved on Thursday and man it is ashock to the system, but Defo worth it xxx I wish u both well in ur journey x
  22. Hun I really understand how you are feeling I was sleeved 5 days ago, and I regretted it instantly. For me it was the pain and lack of energy, but just today even though I'm sore and tender I am finally happy!! Just remember this surgery is a major shock to ur system, everything is different, almost alien. But that is just now, not forever Hun. You will feel better and realise that this is the start of something new and exciting . Much love to you and I hope u are feeling more like yourself soon xxxx
  23. Uk.honey

    So much pain

    Hi can anyone please help me. I was sleeved on Thursday and I am in so much pain, I'm tearful and thinking what the hell I have done. I just need some one to say that this pain and sadness gets better. Thank you x
  24. Uk.honey

    So much pain

    I have no pain meds until I can see my doctor on Monday, and not sure if I can take normal ones as ur not supposed to have anything solid. I'm lucky because I'm drinking ok. Im constantly feverish so I'm hoping my doctor can remedy that come Monday x I have no husband or partner so it's a hard learning. Curve doing this all by my self. But thank you all for ur advise I'm glad it does get better x
  25. Uk.honey

    C-Section Vs Sleeve Pain

    My c section was a breeze compared to sleeving, I'm in complete utter agony had my sleeve done on the 16th may and can honestly say I am in tears over what I've done but hey come back to me in a few weeks and I'll be happy x ( fingers crossed )