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ArtistNic

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    ArtistNic reacted to wifeofdes in Post op appt, have a few questions   
    I can't answer your question but just wanted to comment that my doc told me losing more than 20 lbs a month is unhealthy. I don't know if that has anything to do with my personal treatment but 40lbs seems like a lot to me for one month.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from mammasue1 in weigh in!   
    I was at 20 lbs at two weeks too. Keep up the good work.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from SleevedJune62013 in Not eating enough   
    I have never heard of a nut that knows about this surgery saying you should be taking in that many calories already!!! That's rediculous. Now Protein on the other hand!! That's important, and that is what my nut says is important, that and fluids.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from ElyQuint in Do you still get hungry?   
    I am three weeks out. I don't get hungry, I feel empty but not hungry.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from Pastor Paula Jackson in Your monthly vs. post operation!   
    I have stalled too, don't get discouraged. TOM can play a part, but also not getting enough Protein and fluids does too. Also my scale moves much better when I am walking every day.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from KCSG in Unflavored Protein Powder   
    I use Unjury and it just smells when ur mixing it, but then you don't taste it at all. I am on my third canister. It works the best for me to get my Protein in.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from smryan in Seven Days Post Op   
    I am two weeks out. Returned to work yesterday. Doing great. I understand what you mean by not wanting things to touch incisions. It gets better pretty quick. mine are just itching now. YOu sound like you are recovering well. the best way I get my 60 oz Protein in is the unflavored Unjury in Decaf coffee 2x a day and Soup 1x a day.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from SheWins1 in Lower joint weakness/pain since surgery?   
    My chiro said this is normal in weightloss. I recommend going to a chiro to be adjusted, things are shifting in our body. there are all sorts of chiros out there so make sure it's one that isn't just adjust and go, rather someone that listens to you and really evaluates your movements and functions. Good luck
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    ArtistNic reacted to Sassygirl06 in two year surgiversary   
    My insurance won't cover any skin removal so I am self pay. I could have gone to the first plastic surgeon I had a consult with in Beverly Hills and have saved a couple thousand, but my local doctor had better results. I saw his before and after scars and they were magnificent! So I am shelling out $17000 for the Tummy Tuck and boob lift with implants. Thankfully I have been saving for a while so I will be paying cash! Yeah! I thought about going to Mexico for plastics, but I feel more comfortable being closer to home, and closer to the surgeon for follow up care. Can't wait! Totally in count down mode! 12 more days till tt!
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from Laura V in Ode to greek yogurt.   
    LOL, I took one container of the 0% Fuge yogurt, with 1 scoop of Unjury unflavored Protein Powder, and Torani sf Syrup (one batch of raspberry, and one batch of peach. I put them in heart candy molds and put in freezer. u can also put in icecube trays or in a block and cut. If you can get to my blog i have a pic
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from Dj Sleevage in Ode to greek yogurt.   
    I made Frozen yogurt Protein Bites with the fage yesterday and tried them today. They were good.
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    ArtistNic reacted to Laura V in Ode to greek yogurt.   
    I must confess that when we first met I had a preformed opinion about you....
    And those thoughts I had? After I tasted, yes they were true!
    Sour, off putting, there is something wrong here! tastes so bad it must be good for you!
    We had barely meet but I knew we must go our separate ways...
    I'm sorry to say this, but you were easy to replace. A love affair with shakes will do that, you know.
    I must confess as the time wore on I gave you little thought quite honestly.
    By chance (and a bit of desperation) we met again.
    But I still wasn't willing to take you as you are.. I hid you under layers of sweetness. But then something funny started happening! I began to look forward to our daily meeting.. And day by day I found that I wanted more of your tart sour ways! The things that I used to hide you? They were not what I craved! It was you! You all along!
    So my drops of sweetness became less and less without me even realizing it.
    I am sorry that I overlooked you. And I am even more sorry that I felt that I needed to change you.. You are good for me, and I must say,
    I look forward to our meetings each and everyday!

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    ArtistNic got a reaction from TwinsMama in Music?   
    As far as I am concerned you can do what ever you want in your room as long as you aren't disturbing the patient in the next room. Listen to whatever you want girl. Pain is different for everyone. I had the gas in the shoulder. It was horrible, but once it was gone I was great. Hopefully it won't go to your shoulder.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from TwinsMama in Music?   
    As far as I am concerned you can do what ever you want in your room as long as you aren't disturbing the patient in the next room. Listen to whatever you want girl. Pain is different for everyone. I had the gas in the shoulder. It was horrible, but once it was gone I was great. Hopefully it won't go to your shoulder.
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    ArtistNic reacted to Indigo1991 in Hating everything in my life   
    At the start of this year, I wrote down everything I hated about my life and was shocked to find 13 things, large and small, my weight being only one of them. But all were bringing me down in different ways. Next to each one I wrote down what the answer was to make the problem go away - and every issue had a solution....
    So I have spent the last eight months dealing with each in turn, while also undergoing VSG, and my life is transforming. Nothing has been exempt - I am working on a major career change, have eased people out of my life who were toxic and have significantly improved my health through the surgery. I have 4 matters still not fully resolved but I have made a start on each. I feel as if I am back in control of my life for the first time in years and I am not at the mercy of my weight, other people or my own negative thoughts.
    What I am trying to say to you is that sometimes weight is a catalyst for making changes in life but once you start down that road, you can better see there's more work needed on other things than you realised. But it is all do-able. Good luck, hope adjusting your meds again gives you space to stand back and appraise things in a more positive way. And to reflect on the amazing weight loss you have achieved to date - hang in there!!!
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from BKLYNgal87 in Hating everything in my life   
    First, if the friends are pulling back, evaluate who your true friends are. There may be only one or two, that's ok. Build your support system. Let them know they can be honest with you as well and sometimes u need a kick in the butt. Second, if you are unhappy at your job, you are due for a change. You deserve it. I had been at a job I hated for 2 years but was working in my degree field. Through a revelation thru my therapist, my son and God I realized it wasn't a good fit for me. I stepped out on faith and went back to doing Nails in a salon, and tho it isn't a steady paycheck like my other job, the business is building faster than I could ever expect and they have been so supportive through this surgery for me. Third, having a therapist in place is vital through this process I think. I am a very emotional, hormonal person and my dr told me at my last appointment before surgery that because estrogen is stored in the fat cells, as we rapidly lose weight that estrogen would be released into our bodies and cause emotional issues. My husband said why didn't she tell us this sooner, I don't know if i would have signed up for this. LOL Realize this is all a journey of self discovery and learning to love and take care of ourselves. You can do this, and by the way I am on depression meds and they do help once they found the right one.
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    ArtistNic got a reaction from BKLYNgal87 in Hating everything in my life   
    First, if the friends are pulling back, evaluate who your true friends are. There may be only one or two, that's ok. Build your support system. Let them know they can be honest with you as well and sometimes u need a kick in the butt. Second, if you are unhappy at your job, you are due for a change. You deserve it. I had been at a job I hated for 2 years but was working in my degree field. Through a revelation thru my therapist, my son and God I realized it wasn't a good fit for me. I stepped out on faith and went back to doing Nails in a salon, and tho it isn't a steady paycheck like my other job, the business is building faster than I could ever expect and they have been so supportive through this surgery for me. Third, having a therapist in place is vital through this process I think. I am a very emotional, hormonal person and my dr told me at my last appointment before surgery that because estrogen is stored in the fat cells, as we rapidly lose weight that estrogen would be released into our bodies and cause emotional issues. My husband said why didn't she tell us this sooner, I don't know if i would have signed up for this. LOL Realize this is all a journey of self discovery and learning to love and take care of ourselves. You can do this, and by the way I am on depression meds and they do help once they found the right one.
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