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auntiemel

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Sleeve_Sistah85 in Tampons!   
    Okay ladies, I hope I'm not the only one who had this NSV lol, but using a tampon used to be a struggle for me to get around my big stomach! (When I actually had a period)
    I'm down a total of about 50 lbs from my high weight, 26 since surgery, and it has made this and so many other things easier!
    I also did the dishes without having to lean over the sink with my back killing me! Woohoo
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Sleeve_Sistah85 in Tampons!   
    Okay ladies, I hope I'm not the only one who had this NSV lol, but using a tampon used to be a struggle for me to get around my big stomach! (When I actually had a period)
    I'm down a total of about 50 lbs from my high weight, 26 since surgery, and it has made this and so many other things easier!
    I also did the dishes without having to lean over the sink with my back killing me! Woohoo
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    auntiemel got a reaction from AllofMe in SEPTEMBER 2014 POST-OP SLEEVERS CHECKING IN!   
    My nieces and nephews love having burping contests with me even more. Now I'm constantly belching! I swear I swallow too much air when I drink out of a bottle but I'm fine when I used to use a straw...I can't wait to use straws again!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from haleytrim in 12 days to surgery and I'm scared to death   
    I had the eebie jeebies about bypass and my organs being rearranged, the thought of having most of my stomach taken out didn't bother me.
    I still have a stomach, it's just smaller ????
    I was terrified of leaks. I had read too many horror stories (and remember leaks are very rare)! I am 6 weeks out on Monday and would do this all over again!
    Good luck!
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    auntiemel reacted to Katcloudshepherd in Mourning the girls   
    Ladies I feel your pain.
    My girls have left for somewhere else. I need a "Border Collie" bra--it rounds them up and points them in the right direction
    I went from a 48 C to a 38 "L"--for long. They just sadly hang there, longing for the old fat days--pun intended.
    Seriously, I'll just buy the bras to lift em' up and deal with it. I can't go back to the old me.
    I look in the mirror and frankly I don't recognize myself. Who is this woman? I've been called "skinny" for God's sake!
    I AM NOT COMPLAINING. I feel so much better. My knees and back are so much more happy having over 400 pounds removed from them. Any weight you loose, multiply it by 4--that's how much stress you are taking off of your joints. I was told that by an orthopedic doctor.
    Should I have a party and call it: "Kat's fat woman funeral"? I could make a mock coffin with a big box and place copies of photographs of me at three hundred plus pounds on top. I wouldn't dress in black. I'd wear bright colors and adorn the fake "coffin" with black.
    Heck, if we didn't have a "burn ban" on right now because of the drought, I could haul the fake coffin and copies of photos into the back yard and burn it.
    I'll have to think about it.
    Blessings,
    Kathleen
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    auntiemel got a reaction from haleytrim in 12 days to surgery and I'm scared to death   
    I had the eebie jeebies about bypass and my organs being rearranged, the thought of having most of my stomach taken out didn't bother me.
    I still have a stomach, it's just smaller ????
    I was terrified of leaks. I had read too many horror stories (and remember leaks are very rare)! I am 6 weeks out on Monday and would do this all over again!
    Good luck!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from boccob81 in Special card to use when going out   
    If the waiter is nice, I just explain to them I had wls and that I would like to look at kids/senior menu and places I have been to have been fine. I haven't ordered off the kids menu though, usually just do a Soup and salad and bring half home
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    auntiemel got a reaction from kenb79 in Anyones spouse having a hard time?   
    I went out with my sister and had chicken tortilla Soup at red robin. We also went out to Mexican and I ate some chicken out of her taco. I really am a super cheap date now.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from HappygoSusan in Oh the horrors! Shark week!   
    I have had insulin resistance/pcos for years and barely have had periods. I'm down over 50 lbs since my high weight, and 26 lbs since surgery on 9/22. I was spotty about two weeks ago and now started a real period!!!
    I had this surgery to have a family someday and I'm hoping this is the start of me ovulating and becoming regular as I lose more weight.
    I will have to remember why I had this surgery as I curl up in the fetal position with cramps lol
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    auntiemel got a reaction from NewLife'sGr8 in Fun Fall Foods   
    Baked Apples
    Core the top of the apple out and add cinnamon and whatever sweetener you use (if tart apples) and top with margarine or butter. Bake at 425 for about an hour or until apples are squishy.
    Works with pears as well, I just turned the pear upside down and cooked between the apples.
    Like apple pie!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from HappygoSusan in Oh the horrors! Shark week!   
    I have had insulin resistance/pcos for years and barely have had periods. I'm down over 50 lbs since my high weight, and 26 lbs since surgery on 9/22. I was spotty about two weeks ago and now started a real period!!!
    I had this surgery to have a family someday and I'm hoping this is the start of me ovulating and becoming regular as I lose more weight.
    I will have to remember why I had this surgery as I curl up in the fetal position with cramps lol
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    auntiemel got a reaction from BellaLuce4 in You know you lost weight when   
    your capris fall off when you get out of the car...or anytime you walk...time to find my belt
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    auntiemel got a reaction from kenb79 in Anyones spouse having a hard time?   
    I went out with my sister and had chicken tortilla Soup at red robin. We also went out to Mexican and I ate some chicken out of her taco. I really am a super cheap date now.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from kenb79 in Anyones spouse having a hard time?   
    I went out with my sister and had chicken tortilla Soup at red robin. We also went out to Mexican and I ate some chicken out of her taco. I really am a super cheap date now.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Elode in Left shoulder pain after VSG post-op   
    Walking and having my family members karate chop my shoulders and back helped disperse the bubbles ????
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Elode in Left shoulder pain after VSG post-op   
    Walking and having my family members karate chop my shoulders and back helped disperse the bubbles ????
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    auntiemel got a reaction from ArtDLG in Pre-op diet...... Destroyed!   
    Prior to sleeve surgery and my pre-op diet I had one too many food funerals! I was one of the people who woke up and was told that they couldn't do the surgery!
    It took over a year to even think about trying again, and this time as a precaution, I did 3 weeks on my pre-op diet, and was in the doctors office each week for weigh ins.
    I went to a different surgeon the second time, and the difference is night and day.
    1st surgeon: 1 week pre-op diet with 2-3 Protein shakes and a lean cuisine for dinner
    2nd surgeon: 3 weeks pre-op diet with whatever I wanted to eat as long as my total carbs were 40 or below everyday.
    The lean cuisines I was eating before were pretty high in carbs. With the second one, I was able to pick and choose what I wanted and modify it.
    I don't want to cause anyone alarm, but the docs really want us on these preop diets for a reason.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Chrystee in Goal weight and family negative family members   
    Great! She was calling me a fat ass bitch again today!
    I love her, but I just can't take the negativity and mean nature anymore!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from jessiquoi in Goal weight and family negative family members   
    My goal weight is 150 or maybe even lower. I am only 5'4 and that would put me in a normal BMI range. I told my sister my goal weight and she said that that is ridiculous and too skinny!
    For me, it is what I am striving for, but I'm wondering if she is just jealous, as then I would no longer be the "biggest sister" out of us 4 girls. Whenever her and I get into an argument I can guarantee that she will say something about my weight, and if I get to be less than her, I think she will have issues with it. I'm not sure what her weight is, but it is over 200. She was telling me I should make my goal 250!!!!!????? Well if that was my goal, I wouldn't have even had surgery. The whole thing frustrates me to no end!!!!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from jessiquoi in Goal weight and family negative family members   
    My goal weight is 150 or maybe even lower. I am only 5'4 and that would put me in a normal BMI range. I told my sister my goal weight and she said that that is ridiculous and too skinny!
    For me, it is what I am striving for, but I'm wondering if she is just jealous, as then I would no longer be the "biggest sister" out of us 4 girls. Whenever her and I get into an argument I can guarantee that she will say something about my weight, and if I get to be less than her, I think she will have issues with it. I'm not sure what her weight is, but it is over 200. She was telling me I should make my goal 250!!!!!????? Well if that was my goal, I wouldn't have even had surgery. The whole thing frustrates me to no end!!!!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from jessiquoi in Goal weight and family negative family members   
    My goal weight is 150 or maybe even lower. I am only 5'4 and that would put me in a normal BMI range. I told my sister my goal weight and she said that that is ridiculous and too skinny!
    For me, it is what I am striving for, but I'm wondering if she is just jealous, as then I would no longer be the "biggest sister" out of us 4 girls. Whenever her and I get into an argument I can guarantee that she will say something about my weight, and if I get to be less than her, I think she will have issues with it. I'm not sure what her weight is, but it is over 200. She was telling me I should make my goal 250!!!!!????? Well if that was my goal, I wouldn't have even had surgery. The whole thing frustrates me to no end!!!!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from imsoglad56 in Just had a gastric sleeve 17.10.14   
    Just wait until you get to semi solids...it's a whole other ballgame!
    I felt like I could eat so much broth and Jello and Soups, then came solids! I use a tiny bowl that holds only a half cup of food and put my meals in it...so it's really a little over a quarter cup and it is very filling. If I overeat it feels like thanksgiving and I want to puke for at least a half hour.
    bread is pretty awful! It feels like a bowling ball sitting in the pit of my stomach and takes forever for the feeling to go away.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from BeagleLover in Feeling hungry all the time   
    Are you on a PPI and drinking enough Water?
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    auntiemel got a reaction from BeagleLover in Food Business   
    I absolutely hate wasteful packaging! I work for Amazon and when I order from them, sometimes I wonder "was this big of a box necessary?"
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    auntiemel got a reaction from jessiquoi in Food Business   
    I only use organic/hormone free meats when I cook. I love organic veggies and fruits too. So much more flavor!
    I wouldn't use chemicals. I know we need to make use of every tiny bit of our sleeves (or rny/band pouches)! I wouldn't want to fill them up with bad stuff!
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