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  1. SherB

    Does this look normal

    I had a ton of bruises but not near the incision, mine was only from the blood thinner shots. May want to have it checked out.
  2. I gained 8 pounds after surgery, yes 8 pounds and they didn't come off for two weeks. Don't compare yourself to others, we are all different. Some lose 1/2 pound per day consistently. I lose nothing, nothing, nothing then BAM 5 pounds. Just hang in there.
  3. SherB

    Coke / Pepsi

    I don't drink it anymore, my doctor said never. My issue is I loved soda too much, so for me I may not be able to have one a day and be good with it. If someone can and has no issue it is certainly their decision. Same reason I have not had a donut either. Cannot trust myself. LOL
  4. The doctor and NUT will give you a plan to follow. I have UHC and had to follow a 6 month plan, seeing the dr. monthly and then they were able to submit the paperwork for approval. Just follow the plan and you will do fine.
  5. Good luck to you. If you set your mind to it you can lose weight without surgery. I have done it several times and regained. Of course the same can be said for people that have had surgery.
  6. I am in Mesa, that is close.
  7. I am feeling pretty blessed. Everyone of my family members has been super supportive including a ton of extended family. A few of my friends may have mixed feelings but never voiced them to me.
  8. SherB

    Poop Post-Op

    Over 5 months out and still have the same problem. I believe it is just so hard to get enough fiber in truthfully. By the time I eat my protein I can't really fit in much more. Maybe a fiber supplement can help. I end up using a stool softener once a week but there must be a better option.
  9. SherB

    post op 7 days pizza

    LOL DBLPATTYMELT7AM, You are probably right AND I also ate a few bites of pizza about 2 weeks out. Chewed the crap out of it and swallowed it CUZ I was hungry as heck!! Once you can eat more solids some of the cravings subside. =)
  10. SherB

    post op 7 days pizza

    I missed pizza too but now it tastes so disgusting and salty. Cant stand it. LOL
  11. I was allowed baked chicken at 3 weeks out. All doctors are different. My sleeve handled it just fine but of course I could only eat a few bites and it wasn't dry.
  12. SherB

    Need advise badly

    I would have the surgery while you have somewhat of a safety net. You are still together and if he has insurance do it ASAP. My stats were very similar to you, same height and surgery weight 285 AND same age. I am happy that I am losing and you need something to give you a boost of confidence. I wont lie, I am losing a lot of hair but know it isn't forever plus my hair was not very thick to start with. If you and your husband were meant to last then you will, if not you will be well on your way to feeling more confident and you will feel like getting into the world and supporting yourself if you need to. I am a single mom with a deadbeat ex so it can be done! Best of luck to you.
  13. Went looking for some tops since mine were literally falling off of me. Went to Plus size store Catherine's and realized that the smallest size tops were a bit too big. =)
  14. This will be a weird Thanksgiving for me. I really cannot overeat with my sleeve at this point but I really have to think through exactly 5 bites of "what" I will have. =)

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