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auntiemel

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    auntiemel got a reaction from finediva in 17 pounds down since surgery on 9/22   
    It has been almost a month and I see some others losing weight faster and even slower than me, but we are all different!
    High Weight: 337
    Pre-op diet start weight: 320
    Surgery day: 312
    Today: 295
    To even lose this amount of weight is amazing to me! I hope everyone is experiencing amazing weight loss as well!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from finediva in 17 pounds down since surgery on 9/22   
    It has been almost a month and I see some others losing weight faster and even slower than me, but we are all different!
    High Weight: 337
    Pre-op diet start weight: 320
    Surgery day: 312
    Today: 295
    To even lose this amount of weight is amazing to me! I hope everyone is experiencing amazing weight loss as well!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from finediva in 17 pounds down since surgery on 9/22   
    It has been almost a month and I see some others losing weight faster and even slower than me, but we are all different!
    High Weight: 337
    Pre-op diet start weight: 320
    Surgery day: 312
    Today: 295
    To even lose this amount of weight is amazing to me! I hope everyone is experiencing amazing weight loss as well!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in Read me.   
    Where they ate candy and...
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Thinkingthinner1109 in Eating after surgery   
    I am on a soft mechanical diet and can have ground turkey/chicken. I made homemade meatballs and shave them down and chew them well. I also made sure they are moist with sauce on them to make it easier to eat. I didn't eat noodles or anything carby with them, just some meatballs and a bite of very steamed zucchini.
    My surgeon's protocol is day of surgery and next day- liquids.
    Week 1 puréed foods
    Week 2 & 3 soft mechanical foods
    Week 4 and beyond is "regular" foods that are chewed well and introducing foods 1 at a time.
    I am following the post op instructions given to me. I know all doctors are different.
    I was basically commenting on how I'm shocked that some people can still eat huge quantities of food when it seems like it would be impossible to do so.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Dragonfly1111 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 OCSlim in Lacking genuine support but hearing horror stories   
    I know plenty of people who do weight watchers, Jenny Craig, medifast, zone, Atkins, south beah and whatever new diet that pops up...I used to be one of them...now that I have my sleeve, I don't have to worry about food. I'm never really hungry, I don't have cravings, and I hope one day to reach my goal weight.
    I could lose 10-15 pounds on a diet, sabotage myself and then gain back double. My family has a long history of obesity on both sides. It is something I inherited, that and my love of food.
    I watched my mom eat her way to 350 pounds during her abusive relationship with my dad. Although, growing up with such large family members, I never knew it was "bad." We always had to clean our plates, we were encouraged to eat seconds, and sometimes even thirds. Portions were always large, and even now I still cook for at least 6 people, even when it is only my hubby and I.
    I am 3 weeks post op as of yesterday, and for once I feel like food no longer controls me. I don't wake up jonesing for food, like some crave cigarettes.
    I do hope that the nausea I experience will pass soon, and that one day I will be able to eat a little bit more than I can now. As of now, I eat such small portions, it's no wonder I am still exhausted. My sister who is about 125 pounds can out eat me now LOL, and she eats such small portions already.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from waitingtoexhale in TIME OFF   
    I took a month off work. I was asleep for almost an entire week after surgery and the second week I still struggled with energy. Today I'm 3 weeks post op and have more energy, but if I lay down, I could still fall asleep lol
    Can you have surgery between quarters/semesters or during a holiday break?
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Niquee in Anyone want to be fat again?   
    I could care less about saggy skin. I already have bat wings, so they will get worse, but maybe I will save for plastics some years down the road. I'm sure just being able to do more things will make up for a little extra skin.
    I actually walked up a hill at my nephews soccer game the other day and didn't have to stop multiple times. For his birthday at Chuck e cheese, I could actually fit in the booth. I wanted to burst out crying with happiness. It was always so embarrassing to me to not be able to sit at a booth. One time at Black Angus the waitress asked me if I wanted a chair without arms and I was already sitting down just fine...I told her I was fine, I had plenty of room on each side of me, I'm Apple shaped, so fitting into a chair with arms isn't as much of a problem. She actually brought another chair over and kept trying to make me sit in it. I should have got up and left. I know she was trying to make me comfortable, but when a fat girl says she is fine...leave her alone lol
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Chuchie05 in Sleeve buddy wanted   
    Lucky! I'm down 15 lbs since surgery on 9/22
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    auntiemel got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in Read me.   
    Where they ate candy and...
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Dragonfly1111 in Did You Freak Out About Surgery on the Day Of?   
    I originally went under the knife to have the sleeve done in September 2012, woke up and was told that my liver and stomach were "too fatty" to do surgery...it took over a year to get the courage to go back to a different bariatric doctor, and I went to 2 different places after one told me I should have bypass and not sleeve...not what I wanted to hear.
    I started this journey in January of this year and had 6 months nutrition visits. By the time surgery was approved by my insurance I started my freak out. Each day that got closer, I became more crazy. I started super organizing things, just trying to take charge of what I could in my life I guess.
    The day before surgery I was so nervous I didn't even eat. By the time I thought, well I guess I should eat something, it was too late.
    The day of surgery on 9/22, I was freaking out on the inside. I was trying to be cool and calm, but I wasn't. I ended up going into the bathroom and crying wondering what the hell I was doing to myself.
    Thank goodness for the anesthesiologist and his lovely meds! Once they gave me whatever it was...probably versed...I was out of it and didn't have a care in the world. I don't even remember if I went in the elevator to go to surgery, or how long it was between the time they gave it to me and when I was taken to surgery.
    I remember they had some sort of blow up thing to slide me over to the operating table, a mask went on my
    face, and then I was out.
    I woke up freaking out wondering...what if I went through this all over again and they couldn't do surgery. Luckily, the surgeon was successful, and even told my husband he has no idea why the other surgeon couldn't do it before since my liver was fine.
    I guess I'm lucky I didn't have it done before, because that surgeon didn't see my hiatal hernia, and Dr. L did.
    You will do fine! You can ask your surgeon if you can get a prescription for something like Valium so you can sleep good the night before, and I think some allow you to take it the morning of as well.
    I think having freak outs are definitely a huge part of any surgery.
    Keep us posted! Good luck!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Dragonfly1111 in Did You Freak Out About Surgery on the Day Of?   
    I originally went under the knife to have the sleeve done in September 2012, woke up and was told that my liver and stomach were "too fatty" to do surgery...it took over a year to get the courage to go back to a different bariatric doctor, and I went to 2 different places after one told me I should have bypass and not sleeve...not what I wanted to hear.
    I started this journey in January of this year and had 6 months nutrition visits. By the time surgery was approved by my insurance I started my freak out. Each day that got closer, I became more crazy. I started super organizing things, just trying to take charge of what I could in my life I guess.
    The day before surgery I was so nervous I didn't even eat. By the time I thought, well I guess I should eat something, it was too late.
    The day of surgery on 9/22, I was freaking out on the inside. I was trying to be cool and calm, but I wasn't. I ended up going into the bathroom and crying wondering what the hell I was doing to myself.
    Thank goodness for the anesthesiologist and his lovely meds! Once they gave me whatever it was...probably versed...I was out of it and didn't have a care in the world. I don't even remember if I went in the elevator to go to surgery, or how long it was between the time they gave it to me and when I was taken to surgery.
    I remember they had some sort of blow up thing to slide me over to the operating table, a mask went on my
    face, and then I was out.
    I woke up freaking out wondering...what if I went through this all over again and they couldn't do surgery. Luckily, the surgeon was successful, and even told my husband he has no idea why the other surgeon couldn't do it before since my liver was fine.
    I guess I'm lucky I didn't have it done before, because that surgeon didn't see my hiatal hernia, and Dr. L did.
    You will do fine! You can ask your surgeon if you can get a prescription for something like Valium so you can sleep good the night before, and I think some allow you to take it the morning of as well.
    I think having freak outs are definitely a huge part of any surgery.
    Keep us posted! Good luck!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from CowgirlJane in Any Washington State Sleevers?   
    Yeah! I love Dr. Landerholm!!! Woohoo. I'm in Lake Stevens. 3 weeks post op as of today. I'm down 15 pounds and have hit my "3 week stall," but I know it will pass. You are going to love everyone there. Jillian is a sweetheart, and Bridget is really nice too. Dr. L really cares...he never talked down to me and treated me like he would treat his family members. They have such respect for their patients. I went to a few different clinics and doctors and never felt the same respect as I do at PSSC. Good luck and keep me posted. Maybe we can all go out for tea or something.
    I drink iced tea and hot tea like it's going out of style now lol...before it was coffee
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Summer Rain in Below 300   
    Thanks! It is so weird, even with only a 2 lb loss in week 2, I have to think WOW! I'm under 300....woohoo! And in such a short amount of time
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    auntiemel got a reaction from cmick14 in Below 300   
    This is the first time in 6 or 7 years that I have been below 300 pounds! Yesterday I weighed in at 299.8!!!
    HW: 337
    SW: 312
    CW: 299.8 (2weeks post op)
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    auntiemel got a reaction from cmick14 in Below 300   
    This is the first time in 6 or 7 years that I have been below 300 pounds! Yesterday I weighed in at 299.8!!!
    HW: 337
    SW: 312
    CW: 299.8 (2weeks post op)
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    auntiemel got a reaction from cmick14 in Below 300   
    This is the first time in 6 or 7 years that I have been below 300 pounds! Yesterday I weighed in at 299.8!!!
    HW: 337
    SW: 312
    CW: 299.8 (2weeks post op)
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    auntiemel got a reaction from MisforMimi in Thought I was all set on the sleeve until.....   
    Gastrectomy's have been around far longer than RNY has. Ulcers and cancer have been removed that way for over 100 years. The first partial gastrectomy was performed in 1879.
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1893089-overview#1
    Although it may have been unsuccessful then, medicine has advanced so much! Plus, it doesn't say why the surgery was unsuccessful.
    A leak is a small risk, but there are leak risks with RNY as well. They are still cutting in your stomach and intestines.
    I hope you choose what is right for you. ????
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    auntiemel got a reaction from cmick14 in Below 300   
    This is the first time in 6 or 7 years that I have been below 300 pounds! Yesterday I weighed in at 299.8!!!
    HW: 337
    SW: 312
    CW: 299.8 (2weeks post op)
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    auntiemel got a reaction from cmick14 in Below 300   
    This is the first time in 6 or 7 years that I have been below 300 pounds! Yesterday I weighed in at 299.8!!!
    HW: 337
    SW: 312
    CW: 299.8 (2weeks post op)
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    auntiemel got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Below 300   
    Thanks Proudgrammy! I always love everything you have to say! You keep the optimism going on this forum! Yeah for our sleeves and twoderland!!!!
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    auntiemel got a reaction from smiley922 in I need to lose 9lbs before my surgery HELP!   
    No problem! I look forward to keeping up on your journey. It's so exciting to compare with others...and I'm a huge hypochondriac so I'm on here constantly asking if this or that is normal ????
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    auntiemel got a reaction from kccat3594 in Found a great blog/website!   
    theworldaccordingtoeggface.com is amazing too! So many recipes! And Michelle is so nice and a great inspiration
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    auntiemel got a reaction from MistyAnnMoon829 in And So Our Journey Begins...   
    @@MariaW
    I absolutely love ice cold drinks and slushes still. I'm 2 weeks and 4 days out and drink both ice cold and hot beverages.
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