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  1. Shell88

    WLS is an interest?!

    I need to stop holding my feelings in and just type! I always feel better when I type out my thoughts because it feels like such a release. My fiance and I have been having this argument since we first moved in together 2 years ago.... he wants me to be interested in his computer games and video games and anime and comics, and I want him to leave me alone lol. Last night we had discussion again that we don't do anything together besides errands, and drs appts and visiting our daughter. His response? I never get to do what I want to do. So is it more important to find time together or have time to do your own things? And why do you have to do something that only one person likes? Together time should be watching a movie, playing a game, night out..... not sitting around playing League of Legends.... But he had the nerve to tell me that I should like his stuff because he sits back and listens to me rant about my surgery and this site.... that I include him in my "interests" even if he really doesn't care. Doesn't care about my surgery?! Since when is surgery and my health an interest?! Well, that just proves that it's just as infantile as his games to him. Figured the 'support' and 'concern' was fake....
  2. Shell88

    8 days out and feeling rushed

    @@dar81 I'm sorry you had such a hard recovery - it does make me feel better to know it's not just me. It was really difficult going from feeling really well the first few days to being dehydrated, severe side pain, and now lactose intolerant. I'm trying really hard to re-situate my diet plans and remind myself to drink enough while getting prepared to return to work next Monday since I've already been out for 3 weeks. Any advice or tips from your journey post op?
  3. It'll be harder to take it down quick, but you have a one up on is non liquid people - you won't get dehydrated! Continue loving your liquids... I wish i did
  4. Shell88

    Does this look normal

    Mine aren't as dark, but they have been popping up sporadically around the same area. Not directly on the incision, but below and to the left of the largest incision. It's not even on the indent that is below the big incision. But they are cascading down my abdomen - it's been the most uncomfortable part and range from brownish purple, to greenish yellow.
  5. Shell88

    Surgery Prep

    Haha @@Laureadolce i wish it wasn't so valuable lol!
  6. Yeah the mall was definitely too much. Congrats on 11 days post op! I'm hoping the symptoms go away soon for the both of us
  7. @@heav85, on pre op liquid I have lost 12 lbs so far. Total since I started dieting in August with my surgeon and Nutritionist - 40lbs
  8. Shell88


    I'm almost done with my Day 1 ....... surgery is in 14 days.... I think my family is just hoping I don't go postal soon from the hunger and light headedness..... Already hating these shakes, even though they are all different brands....
  9. Shell88

    Any sleevers in Northern NJ?

    @@Newme4113 Hi! how are you liking him so far? (btw I was curious about the origin or your user name!)
  10. I am thankful for: !. My baby girl - I could not have asked for anything more in a child! She's just so wonderful. 2. My parents - have always been there for me through thick and thin 3. My brother - my best friend for life 4. My sister - she's always been the greatest confidante - even being 15 years younger :-) 5. 2nd chances - Life can't be all about just living or making it through - everything will work out eventually!
  11. @@jenmc2404 Congrats on the date! I'll be right behind you on the 11th :-)
  12. Shell88

    Saturday's Positive Post

    My a-ha moment was realizing I'm not the only one. From the info session at my drs office and this site - I see how many people are like me and feel like me and are fighting the good fight against their lifelong weight. For so long I felt so alone in this world of heaviness - and then I met you guys!
  13. Shell88

    WLS is an interest?!

    Thanks guys.... I guess it's just nice to know I'm being heard. That's why I love this site - it's like my get away with people who totally get me and who don't know me, but at least seem concerned about my well-being. I can't even pretend this is something new. Or like I'm going to do something about my unhappiness... It's just nice to get it out.
  14. Shell88

    WLS is an interest?!

    For my daughter.... only answer I've had for 2 years.
  15. Shell88

    Friday's THANKFULNESS!

    @@LipstickLady @@bobbyswife - you are both such beautiful women! Amazing things you both have done and continue to do! As someone who has always worked in the service industry, you see how dishonest and money hungry these people can be. An aspiring preacher/ex-rape victim who was at the time homeless just needed a room at my hotel so she could get clean and go back and forth to interviews. She was low on cash, and I helped her with her bill as an anonymous donor so she could have the extra time to get on her feet. I would just want to know someone would take care of me that way if I ever was that far down on my luck.
  16. @@Elode I like when healthy food actually tastes yummy lol.... Let me know how long it takes for the pureed, soft and real food stages!!!
  17. Shell88

    Thursdays positive post!

    Haha thanks - I had a philosophical moment after doing some mass healthy cooking (frozen meals, though healthy = hubby won't go hungry starting next week lol)
  18. Shell88

    Fast forward to post-op.....

    I know for myself, surgery will::: 1. Create less back pain and make it easier to bend and lift my daughter. 2. Take so much pressure off of my knees and help me prevent any further dislocations 3. Allow me to stand at work for the 8hrs a day without my feet hurting so much under the heaviness. 4. Let me walk up a flight or 2 of stairs and not be out of breath at the end. 5. Take away my issues breathing and sleep apnea. 6. Make it easier to run after an almost 2 year old 7. Cause less problems trying to give my daughter a bath and getting myself up and down from kneeling next to the bath tub 8. Give me the chance to go on theme park rides with my baby and not worry about not fitting on the ride and being asked to get off. 9. Bring back my confidence in wearing a bathing suit when my daughter wants to go in the sprinklers or pool and not make me feel super self conscience. 10. Force me to NOT identify with my weight. I will not always be heavy, big, fat..... I am me, and the weight doesn't own me. I am not my weight and the weight will go away!
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    Shopping List

    @@Leepers I might just do my pre-op preparations and a few days post-op.... I figure my tastes will change by then, not to mention I should be more mobile by then too
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    Shopping List

    @@bobbyswife great minds think alike lol.... I'm in full gear right now.... 3 weeks and counting!!!!!!!
  21. Shell88

    Any Nj Sleevers

    @@sportygurl107 I'm actually going to st barnabas for mine on Dec 11th... insurance didn't cover any of the ones by us :-
  22. @@DoggieMama - things doctors don't tell you from day 1 lol
  23. Shell88

    Any Nj Sleevers

    @@sportygurl107 hi!! you're over in my neck of the woods!!
  24. Well... these are now questions for my final meet with him before the surgery..... I don't do the whole panty hose thing outside of surgery, let alone wanting to wear them right after lol @@pinkbunies

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