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katt1584

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  1. So I have been released from the hospital on my second stay after surgery. On Saturday I was unable to eat or drink due to nausea. I was admitted to the hospital and given fluids then sent home to do at home infusions of "TPN". Has anyone been on a TPN infusion to speed up recovery and did you experience weight gain or a slowed weight loss? I got surgery to lose weight dammit!
  2. Althought I'm not sure my nutritionist meant to come off this way she said something as my last appointment that has made me doubt myself everyday since. She said " I could see you going back to your old habbits very easily" I wasn't entirely sure what she was basing that off of-I had my fitness pal open which she really refused to look at and I measured all my food and was staying away from all the wrong things. Since shes said that I've been doubting myself at every turn. She mad the comment that at about 6-12 week out they want you to lose about 50-60 pounds. Well I"m 3 months out (12 weeks) and I've lost 55..but for some reason what she said is really putting a damper on that success. Any body get an similar information from their NUT? I know everyones body is different but is 55 in 3 months considered "Slow" weight loss?
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    Onlybroomegirl,AWESOME results so far!! Good job!! Do you mind me asking what your starting weight was? Don't feel obligated to answer!! I know people who started at different weights lose at a different pace so I was just curious
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    A little over 6 months out and down 88 pounds. Was hoping to be at 100 by now!
  5. Can anyone who had to get their gall bladder removed post surgery explain what their symptoms were? I'm on my 4th day of diarrehea (as you all wanted to know) and every time I eat it feels like your stomach would if you had food poisoning, twisting and cramping. I have noticed the pain starts on the right and radiates through my entire stomach. I do not have the typical back pain or even the typical sharp pain...just painful all over cramps and the diarrehea. Has anyone experienced this?
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    any Boise Idaho newbies

    That office had a really fantastic lady doing the insurance named Danielle for awhile. She was on top of everything and so incredibly helpful. Once she passed the torch the insurance process took forever. I was fortunate enough to have all my stuff processed through Danielle but I had a family member who dealt with the new insurance processor and she never remembered anything she told people and forgot to submit her paperwork twice! I feel for you guys! Good luck!
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    No chance of pregnancy. ..I do feel a little better today. I was able to drink and keep down a full protein shake with no stomach issues. I'm wondering if your gall bladder can act up without it being an actual attack
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    Hi fellow Feburary sleevers! I have two questions for you guys. I was sleeved a little over 4 months ago. This past week I've been experiencing some really weird symptoms. My appetite has dropped to almost nothing and I've lost about 9 pounds in just a weeks time. I feel like after everything I eat I'm experiencing dumping syndrome, which I know is a lot less common in VSG. The best way to describe it is- my stomach gets a very mild cramp and I feel like I'm going to vomit. I have thrown up several times this week and yesterday I threw up what I believe to be bile. I feel awful after everything I eat or drink. I get really flush and hot and feel like I just need to lay down immediately. I hear a lot about gallbladder "attacks" but I don't seem to be having the sharp pain that is typically associated with those. I plan to give my doctor a call tomorrow I just wanted to know if anyone was going through anything similar? Also I've been a little hard on myself lately as far as my weight loss is going. I'd like to know if 76 pounds lost in 19 weeks is average and if I'm on trend. Don't get me wrong losing is losing and I feel AWESOME! I just want to make sure I stay on track.
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    UPDATES! how many weeks out, how many pounds lost!? I'm 17 weeks out 67 pounds lost Weight loss has really slowed for me...but I am not gaining! How's everyone doing?
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    any Boise Idaho newbies

    We went to 1 support group out in meridian. It's hard with my schedule but I got a lot out of it. My sister and I are still doing good. I've lost about 55 pounds in 9 weeks and she's lost about the same in 3 (she was heavier going into surgery) the nurses on the 6th floor downtown are awesome!! I'm excited for you!
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    oh no

    I dunno how many weeks you are out from surgery but I'm about 9 and my doctor oked alcohol in moderation and even suggested rum amd diet coke for the low calories. Where I'm from, the glass is mostly rum with a spritz of diet coke. If you're not feeling any pain I'd say you're probably okay.
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    any Boise Idaho newbies

    Who is your surgeon? I had surgery with Dr. Valentine in February and my sister just had it about 2 weeks ago with him as well. The nurses on the 6th floor are fantastic!
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    any Boise Idaho newbies

    Monty it helps to not weigh yourself for a week after you hit a stall. I hit the 3 week stall like clockwork and weighing myself everyday was so frustrating. Ultimately what helped me was increasing my calories and hitting my protein goal - that helps my break through
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    any Boise Idaho newbies

    I'm in boise! Dr valentine did my surgery and Dr Oakley readmitted me into the hospital a week later. My surgery was on Feb 12th. So a little over 2 months out. I had some complications that made Feb and march not so great but doing a lot better now. Down 45 pounds since surgery! The st. Lukes support groups are great, I went to one pre surgery and was thinking about going again.
  15. Sugar free Popsicles are what I turn too for my head hunger. When you're stomach is removed so are the enzymes that signal the brain for hunger. I'd take a serious step back and analyze when you're feeling hungry if it's a real hunger or just from boredom or in your head. I have to always stop before I reach for food and 99% of the time it's not real hunger. ...but when I can't get over the head hunger I turn to the Popsicles and they help a lot! Good luck!
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    Reporting back- the wine went great...I didn't end up finishing the entire glass but pretty close. I like really dry red wine so I wasn't overloaded with sweetness, it went great with my petite fillet! Didn't feel anything more than a small buzz but I did have a pretty high tolerance pre surgery.
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    Thinking about sneaking a small glass of wine in tonight on date night. I was given the okay and I'm not really a habitual drinker. I'm a little reluctant to ask if anyone has had a little alcohol since surgery just because every forum I've read with the same topic is filled with indignation and it's really annoying to read. This has been been a great group so far so I just wanted to run by you guys what you thought? I figured I'd have a few sips to celebrate tonight ..thoughts?
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    Thinking about sneaking a small glass of wine in tonight on date night. I was given the okay and I'm not really a habitual drinker. I'm a little reluctant to ask if anyone has had a little alcohol since surgery just because every forum I've read with the same topic is filled with indignation and it's really annoying to read. This has been been a great group so far so I just wanted to run by you guys what you thought? I figured I'd have a few sips to celebrate tonight ..thoughts?
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    I'm curious (for those of us that use the app and don't see tickers) what are your current stats? How many weeks out and how much weight gone? Let's hear it!!
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    Oh yay! That's how!
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    How do you guys get your actual picture to post instead of just a link? I'm just testing this...hopefully it works [ATTACH]42988[/ATTACH]
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    My app always acts funny
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    Can definitely see a difference in your face. Good job! !
  24. My DR said that was completely normal. I had a period a few days after surgery after years of not having one. He said it would be irregular and weird for a while. As long as there is no chance you're pregnant I wouldn't be worried. If there is, I'd take a test just to rule it out!
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    Any February 2014 Sleevers?

    How about some pictures Feb sleevers! I know its not drastic before and after's just yet...but we can still celebrate with selfies Heres 35 pounds down for me!
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