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Miss Mac

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Today is my Nan's 94th birthday... She doesn't know it... She doesn't even know who she is... But she's still kicking... That's her and I in my profile pic... It was a few months and a few kilos ago... I know she can't see this but I'm saying it anyway.... Happy birthday Nan...

  2. Today is my Nan's 94th birthday... She doesn't know it... She doesn't even know who she is... But she's still kicking... That's her and I in my profile pic... It was a few months and a few kilos ago... I know she can't see this but I'm saying it anyway.... Happy birthday Nan...

  3. Today is my Nan's 94th birthday... She doesn't know it... She doesn't even know who she is... But she's still kicking... That's her and I in my profile pic... It was a few months and a few kilos ago... I know she can't see this but I'm saying it anyway.... Happy birthday Nan...

  4. hmmm apparently I can't post in the forums anymore...

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      The only time I have had that problem is when I have to reboot my computer after an update and have gotten involuntarily logged out. Once I log back in, I can post and reply as usual.

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  5. I can finally start eating soft foods tomorrow !! How much should I be eating at a sitting

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      I started out with a limit of 1/3 cup plus one tablespoon. Most often, I could not even finish that.

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  6. Sugar cookies... You know it b*tches!!!

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Why do you keep calling us nice ladies "Bitches"?

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  7. Okay, I weigh everyday, always have always will!!....Just wondering if I'm the only one who gets up in the morning hops on the scale sees a little loss....like this morning .08 down....and it makes you do a little victory dance??? It's just a great way to start your day!....Happy Friday everyone!!!

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Once I did not weigh for a month, at the docs suggestion, and gained ten pounds. I now weigh every day so I can stay ahead of the game.

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  8. I have to do my annual review at work today. what can I say? I come in every day and do whatever you need me to do the best I can. I hate my job. that is all. ugh.

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      I used to call it, "The annual ambush" because no matter how stellar and employee you are, most bosses have to down-rate you on something to keep from having to give you a raise. It sucks. Just tell the truth and run.

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  9. Will someone PLEASE tell my hair that it belongs on my head?! Thanks.

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Dear Hair.....Stay on her head - and I MEAN IT!

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  10. So i only lost maybe 3 pounds since surgery on april 21st is this normal

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      That's 24 days....and I dare say not so normal. have you seen your bariatric team for follow-up? Eating too many carbs in your soft phase may slow you down (bananas, pudding, noodle, mashed potatoes, etc). You definitely need to reach out to your professional team. If the family is sabotaging you, tell the to Knock it off.

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  11. So I had surgery almost two years ago. Everything was going good until Nov 2015 and I stared to gain wait. No matter what I do I can't seem to lose it. I know that I still can't eat a whole lot. I can't work out like I need to b/c of my back. I am going to be getting the Spinal Cord simulator, so because of that I can't work out. but I haven't worked out from day one. So what has changed!? Nothing. I I don't want to get big again!

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      I am getting a stimulator implant later this month. I am just waiting for insurance approval for the five-day trial. Yeah, stagnant weight or a gain is my concern too, but I have resigned myself to the fact that at least the protein will help me heal faster. Since summer is nearly here, I will be able to walk outside more. I wish you the best.

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  12. Last night I tried to dye my teal hair brown... but the shade was just a smidge too light. My hair is puke green today.

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      I feel ya. I have been dying my hair reddish-blonde for twenty years, trying to keep ahead of natural red going old lady white. Last time, I tried a darker shade of red since the white is not taking color anymore. Well, it was tooooo red, so I went with a blonde color closer to the shade of my eyebrows. Some went blonde, some stayed white, and large streaks went PINK. Oddly though, I don't hate it.

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  13. i have to brake up with bread :( lol why do i love you so much bread!

  14. Riddle me this... At what age does one become too old to have a 'girlfriend'?

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      I'm 64 and he refers to me as his girlfriend. He is 65 and I refer to him as my boyfriend, gentleman friend, or "Um-Friend" It depends on who is asking.

       

      The term "Um-friend" is for when I don't feel like I have to define the relationship at all. We are together 10 years now. For the Nosy Nellies, he is my ummmmmmmm-friend.

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  15. I had a stupid dream that I had my sleeve done and I came home with no pain at all and started eating cooking. I was so upset in the dream!! AHHH bad night :( lol

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Well, the "no pain" part isn't so bad. My first couple of post-op days were pretty lousy, but after that it was just a matter of working my way through the meal progressions.

       

      Once you get to the puree stage, you can introduce familiar flavors, just not anything with bits or hot spices. Take your lean meat and and veggies, run it through the blender and strain it. I even had pot roast this way. Baby food was horrid. I don't see how babies eat it.

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  16. Feeling Down

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Uh oh, here is a hug from Miss Mac.

  17. My fiance is getting sleeved on March 2nd - I'm looking to connect with any spouses like me, especially those responsible for the family meals. It's not as easy as I'd thought to find really good resources for spouses.

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      How sweet that he has a supportive angel on his side. His bariatric team should provide him with solid info. The post-op diet goes through five stages: Clear liquids, full liquids, purees, soft foods, and regular cooked foods. The Mayo Clinic gives a good example of what most of us follow in some similar

      form.

      http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/bariatric-surgery/in-depth/gastric-bypass-diet/ART-20048472

  18. This Broth is nasty af!

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Make your own. Bake a chicken. Save the meat for something else. Take the carcass with the meat bits still on it, and simmerl it in 2 quarts of water along with a couple of carrots and celery stalks and an onion chopped up - for a couple of hours and then season it how you like it. Save the veggies for something else. Store bought broth sucks.

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  19. So on January 6th I had my surgery. I am down 22 pounds, but I find myself obsessed with the scale. For the past three days he has not moved in either direction. I find myself getting frustrated and I want to know how others have handled this craziness. Thanks!

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      You will get a varied opinion on this. My doctor told me to put my away for a month. I did and gained ten pounds. So, I am one of those people whose needs that daily info to keep me in line, even if I have a string of days where the numbers are static.

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  20. I was sleeved January 6th. I am still really tired. My starting weight was 216 (day of surgery). I weighed myself this morning and I am 196--which is so crazy to me. I am still really tired, on pureed foods--so hummus, cottage cheese, plain NF yogurt etc. I feel so free in the sense that I am not constantly thinking about food--but also a bit sluggish. It's amazing. I can't wait to go swimming--one more week.

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      I had the strength of a soggy kleenex until I got on cooked foods. Then I began to get some energy and feel better.

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  21. I am to show up at the hospital for my sleeve, gallbladder and possible umbilical hernia operation Tomorrow Tuesday Jan 26th at 11:30. 2 days after my 60th birthday. I can't think of a better way to start my 60th year on this planet. Just think next Birthday I will be thinner and hopefully able to walk. Please say some prayers and wish me Good Luck.

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Boy, talk about "one stop shopping!" I wish you a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.

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  22. If one more person tells me "You don't look like you needed LapBand Surgery." Grrr. Thanks but No Thanks. Whatever.

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      I feel ya. The tech that did my final pre-op EKG said, "You aren't big enough for bariatric surgery."

      I told her to call the doctor and tell him that she disagrees with his diagnosis. That shut her up. Geeze, I am 5'4 and my spine was collapsing under my weight.

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  23. tuesday I go for some more test and wednesday is surgery so confused though not told only liquids or anything other just no blood thinners for 5 days or nothing to eat after 7 pm tuesday just kind of wonder if anyone else has gone through this the way i was told also wonder what new test they are looking for last week I had a lot more done

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Count your blessings if you don't have to do a prolonged liquid diet. I would guess that the doctor thinks your liver is in good enough shape that he won't have any complications getting around it. No food or water a few hours prior to surgery is common.

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  24. I was week last night and had tacos with cheese, sour cream, and tortilla when Im not supposed to have any dairy or processed foods! I feel terrible guilty and its only five days until surgery. Good news?-Im down 21 lbs

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      Congratulations on being 21 pounds down. Now behave and I mean it!!!! Hugs.

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