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  1. SmilinNC

    August 2013 Roll Call

    Hello everyone! Just wanted to throw in my updated info. Took me forever to get back on this site. I'm not a fan of the new layout etc. Anyways, I'm glad I made it back! Surgery was 8/14/13 HW 261 CW 173 TL 88 No more migraines, back aches, restless legs or depression. I have already done (2) 5Ks since Dec. mostly jogging/fast walking. I'm preparing for a 10k in April at The Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC. Life is good!!!!! LOVE MY SLEEVE
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    Before and After Pics

    You look gorgeous in that red dress! ROCK IT GIRL ????
  3. SmilinNC

    August 2013 Roll Call

    Today's is 2 months post-op. Feeling awesome! Down 38 pounds YAY!!
  4. Welcome Bobby! Best of luck with upcoming surgery. The best thing I ever did besides falling in love with my wife & having a son
  5. Well,apparently they cause Migraines in people who suffer with migraines. I took these pre & now taking them post. I have a long history of severe migraines (31 yrs now). Biotin has not caused any migraines for me. Never heard that about Biotin before now.
  6. Im 6 wks out & never can come close to my calorie or protein goals. 500 is about my avg calorie & 50 is about my protein avg. :-/
  7. SmilinNC

    Incision won't heal

    I am having this same problem but not my belly button one. It is the incision on my right side (over my Liver area). I am 6 wks post-op & just now starting to close. I cleanse the area each morning in my shower. Pat dry, blow dry the area on cool setting, do my morning routine etc & then put small gauze/tape over it. No Neosporin. ( Neosporin keeps the hole moist & delays healing). Once home & settled I take off the gauze to air the wound. Just prior to bed I put new gauze/tape on to catch any drainage during the night. This is common to happen to some folks. Slow to heal. Healing from inside outward. Your pic looks great (I'm a nurse) & will eventually close. Just keep it clean & dry as much as possible.
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    August 2013 Roll Call

    I am a stomach sleeper. Couldn't sleep on my stomach until 4 wks post-op. It felt sooooooo good to get back on my stomach. Finally able to sleep all through the night now
  9. SmilinNC

    Loving That There's An LGBTQ Place :)

    Hi "family" :-) I am 5 weeks post-op today. Weight is slowly but steady coming off. Getting used to the "new way of life." I do NOT regret having the sleeve! My partner is my biggest supporter & my biggest fan. She rocks!!!
  10. SmilinNC

    August 2013 Roll Call

    I'm 3 was out & still have it
  11. SmilinNC

    August 2013 Roll Call

    I can't wait either. It has really been stinging/pain this past week! Hoping it will pop SOON!!!
  12. SmilinNC

    Dear Diary ....

    Just checking in. How was the wedding & those floors?
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    Sounds like surgery induced. Hormones & anesthesia. It will end soon.
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    Not sure what you are asking but I'm going to take a guess Do I take a psi or do I have reflux at 2 weeks out? No psi & no reflux.
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    2 weeks out & can only do my sides. I have managed to roll to tummy once but didn't last long.
  16. My partner & I had the same experiences with the nurses. They practically stayed in our room just to chat, check on us, or even just admire the love between the 2 of us. As for my first bath...yep the thought past in our heads, but ya know...gotta respect the MD orders
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    Dear Diary ....

    Too cute
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    Dear Diary ....

    Can't wait to hear about the wedding! Ya gotta post a pic of you in the dress Good luck on that flooring job UGH
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    Ode to greek yogurt.

    Do you have a favorite brand and flavor?
  20. SmilinNC

    Dear Diary ....

    You have such a beautiful spirit about yourself as I'm reading your comments. Just makes me want to throw out to you a cyber hug!! (((((Squeeze)))))
  21. SmilinNC

    Dear Diary ....

    It was good to read this. I'm just 2 wks post-op & have been thinking the long term outcome. My partner of 6 yrs has been my rock. She is my biggest supporter & biggest fan thru this whole journey. Keep focus & hopefully your partner will begin to understand your changing body.
  22. my partner of 16 yrs is very happy for me he is my greatest supporter. I agree. I could not have even made this journey without my partner of 6 yrs. She rocks!!! My biggest supporter & my biggest fan!
  23. Her name is Diva! I'm on her time & her mood swings!! Such a Diva
  24. SmilinNC

    Peanut butter?

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