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rdhlisa

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  1. rdhlisa

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Finally in onederland! Sleeved dec 17 th Start weight 251 Today 198 So happy scale is moving under 200!!!!!
  2. rdhlisa

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Sleeved on December 17th Down 49 pounds Just started losing hair last week :-( I have hypothyroidism and my hair goes thru cycles of loss bc of that, and now it's really coming out! Hoping it doesn't last! Going to try increasing protein and start taking biotin.
  3. rdhlisa

    Any Jersey Sleevers?

    Wow Congrats on over 100 lb loss! You should be proud n feel great! I can't wait to be there Sleeved 12/18 and down 30 lb so far One day at a time!
  4. rdhlisa

    Any Jersey Sleevers?

    It is a good idea to get emotionally ready It's not easy to change eating habits Not having carbs has been hard I was a big pasta , pizza person! Now I have to do protein protein and more protein That's been the most difficult thing to adjust to.
  5. rdhlisa

    Any Jersey Sleevers?

    That's great that you have help It will be a breeze for you I had to cook, clean, do laundry etc Take advantage of the help the first week out Luckily I don't have sleep apnea so they cancelled my second sleep study :-) The first one I could not sleep there at all It was a long night I got thru all of the appointments with taking a few half days at work They schedule as many appointments as they can all on one day if u ask They really put you thru a lot of testing After all the appointments are done it's such a good feeling that you are almost there You will be there before you know it!
  6. rdhlisa

    Any Jersey Sleevers?

    Hi I'm 47, and 5' 6 1/2 inches tall My starting weight 251 After two week pre op liquid diet I lost 12 lbs 4 weeks out on Tuesday and I am now 221 So all together down 30 Dr O'Connell says 6 weeks out of work Well, I kind of went back at 3 weeks I'm a single mom and need the income! I'm a dental hygienist in a very busy office They wanted medical clearance for me to come back and dr oconnell would not give it So my work decided to let me come back early because they are short handed The first day was ok, I was just very tired when I got home. Tomorrow is a 12 hour day and I hope it's kind to me lol As for pain meds,,, I did get them in the hospital. They have you self dispense when you feel you need it. I did use it bc I was in a fair amount of pain the three days I was there. Once I got home I didn't really need any pain meds at all. It was just uncomfortable , esp sleeping on my back. Give it a few days home and there is not any pain. I have a broken tailbone and herniated discs in my lower back and that hurts way more! If you think of any other questions feel free to ask I did find it helpful for me to do a lot of stock up shopping before the surgery It's just me and my 15 year old so not lots of help here Don't know what your situation is I got all heavy items such as kitty litter, laundry detergent , can good, as well as stocking up freezer, fridge for my daughter as well as items I needed like broth, jello, protein powders, etc. Hope this helps
  7. rdhlisa

    Any Jersey Sleevers?

    Hi Dr O'Connell was a very good surgeon Surgery went well No issues at all He came in at least once a day as well as a couple of other drs he works with Liked them all. Very good bedside manner Was in cooper three full days Daytime nurses were great, however nights were terrible. I had a room outside nurses station. So much noise! Other than that it went well. Couldn't wait to get home and get sleep!! Tuesday is my 4 week post op. Down 29 lbs so far. One puréed foods n hopefully soft foods after Tuesday If you have any questions or need anything feel free to ask!
  8. By 6 weeks out you will be in soft foods. I'm 4 weeks out and starting soft foods myself. I've been out to eat twice so far. The first time I got a cup if soup and that was perfect. I went out to lunch today and got an appetizer. It was two scallops and two shrimp grilled on a skewer. Perfect amount to fill me up and very soft and easy to get down. If you like seafood that might be a good choice. Low in fat and very soft. Any flaky or soft fish will be good as long as it's grilled or broiled! You won't be able to eat to much so the family might notice you have barely touched your food. Good luck!
  9. rdhlisa

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Hi May I be added to the December thread, Dec 17 Th Thx
  10. rdhlisa

    Any Jersey Sleevers?

    Hi Has anyone had surgery with dr brendan O'Connell in sj? Had my surgery 12/17 at cooper
  11. Hi I'm looking for someone local to me to get some support going through the weight loss process. I'm in voorhees nj I used dr brendan O'Connell and had my surgery at cooper hospital on Dec 17th Anyone have the same surgeon and live in my area? Thanks!
  12. rdhlisa

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    My dr has me on prescription Pepcid 2x day Seems to be working fine Give that a try

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