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ElectricBoogaloo

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Haha
    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from NancyLF in So Dramatic...   
    How could I forget this one...
    We were driving home from the hospital and stopped once so I could walk around in a restaurant parking lot. After opening the door, I felt like I had to vomit and try to clear something from my throat...turns out it was my uvula!!! There was so much inflammation from being intubated that it was hanging down my throat. Every time I swallowed, it felt like I swallowed my tonsil. It was a truly horrible situation for about a week. As Mr. ElectricBoogaloo took a picture of it so that I could see, he said it is kind of shaped like a penis...at the grocery store...to which I responded a little louder than I should have (read:wailed), "I don't want to continually swallow a P***S!😂
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from NancyLF in So Dramatic...   
    When I woke up PO, I screamed, "I'M ALIVE?!" to which the entire room started laughing!
    Then, the unthinkable happened later on that day....I had a vasovagal syncopal episode on my first walk PO, passed out, fell face first on the tiled floor (nurse present😒), unconscious for more than a minute, full code called, concussion...still suffering from that (may not resolve for 3 months), while the surgery itself has been smooth sailing. Go figure!
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Goody222 in So Dramatic...   
    Mantra: Never trust a fart!! (I contemplated using this as my user name😂)
  4. Congrats!
    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Post your progress pics!   
    Fantastic! And I love your hair!!
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from ProudGrammy in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    Hold the bus...wait for meeeee....

    SW: 210.8
    CW: 180.8
    GW: 140

    January goals:
    Exercise 5-6 days/week
    80 oz water/day
    Lose an inch in the hips!

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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Jenwill630 in If you had to have an "excuse surgery" ....   
    I am hard pressed to come up with a procedure (laparoscopic GI or esophageal repair issue? Hernia repair?)
    ...but more importantly, how about....
    None of your damn business...I will be away for a few days!
    Have the kids stay at family or friends during your surgery...no reason for him to be at your house while you are away. At least for me, po wasn't bad, I could interact with people without them noticing. It is also none of his business if/how you are losing weight...so go ahead and count your points on WW!
    You are no longer married to him, owe him nothing...he is now her problem.
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Julie norton in Lap band January 2019 surgery date   
    I was banded in 2014 and actually loved my band. Even though I didn’t make goal, I counted my experience as a success because I was probably on my way to my very own episode of M600PL and the band prevented it with also an associated weight loss!

    I was recently revised to a sleeve because I was diagnosed with esophageal dilation due to my band (scary stuff). That part...not so good. At the time I elected to get the band, I wasn’t at a place where I would consider anything more invasive.

    It is definitely a tough and personal decision. There are folks who are wildly successful with many years under their belt and those where the band has to be removed for whatever reason (even if all of the rules are followed), with significant symptoms and comorbidities due to the band.

    Have a thorough discussion with your team about the pros and cons for you and do extensive research. If I had to do it again, I would still get the band because I wasn’t ready then. If my first surgery were today, I would have opted for the sleeve instead, but I now have a different mindset (can’t distinguish if my mindset has changed based on my experience with the band or just overall wisdom/lack of fear of the other surgeries).

    I wish you well with your decision.
  8. Haha
    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from FluffyChix in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    I’m back, but have to catch up later today!

    I feel so patriotic... weighed in at 177.6 this morning. 😂🤣
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from FluffyChix in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    I’m back, but have to catch up later today!

    I feel so patriotic... weighed in at 177.6 this morning. 😂🤣
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from FluffyChix in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    I’m back, but have to catch up later today!

    I feel so patriotic... weighed in at 177.6 this morning. 😂🤣
  11. Haha
    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from FluffyChix in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    I’m back, but have to catch up later today!

    I feel so patriotic... weighed in at 177.6 this morning. 😂🤣
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    ElectricBoogaloo reacted to AEdoesRnY in Pixie cut and hair loss - 5/6 months out   
    Damn, you guys. I look good.

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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Jenwill630 in If you had to have an "excuse surgery" ....   
    I am hard pressed to come up with a procedure (laparoscopic GI or esophageal repair issue? Hernia repair?)
    ...but more importantly, how about....
    None of your damn business...I will be away for a few days!
    Have the kids stay at family or friends during your surgery...no reason for him to be at your house while you are away. At least for me, po wasn't bad, I could interact with people without them noticing. It is also none of his business if/how you are losing weight...so go ahead and count your points on WW!
    You are no longer married to him, owe him nothing...he is now her problem.
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    ElectricBoogaloo reacted to Naughty Glitter Goddess in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    I'm updating this post with my full body photo. At this time I'd also like to update my January goals to include buying a full-length mirror for my house! I've got to stop these selfies in public bathrooms!

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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    Hey there, peeps!
    3. 2018 Goals:
    Goal weight: 140 pounds (less if my body says so...130-135 would be my college weight) Get back into my goal clothes. I never made it to goal with the band, but truly believe I can with the sleeve. Interestingly, I have great clothes in the mid-range/still fat (where I settled with my band), but will happily donate those clothes...when I get back in them (5-10 more pounds)...kind of addicted to clothes...love jeans...just counted, have 53 pair...WTF?! Who does that? I promise I am not a hoarder. Breast reduction/lift and brachioplasty.
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Jenwill630 in If you had to have an "excuse surgery" ....   
    I am hard pressed to come up with a procedure (laparoscopic GI or esophageal repair issue? Hernia repair?)
    ...but more importantly, how about....
    None of your damn business...I will be away for a few days!
    Have the kids stay at family or friends during your surgery...no reason for him to be at your house while you are away. At least for me, po wasn't bad, I could interact with people without them noticing. It is also none of his business if/how you are losing weight...so go ahead and count your points on WW!
    You are no longer married to him, owe him nothing...he is now her problem.
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    Hey there, peeps!
    3. 2018 Goals:
    Goal weight: 140 pounds (less if my body says so...130-135 would be my college weight) Get back into my goal clothes. I never made it to goal with the band, but truly believe I can with the sleeve. Interestingly, I have great clothes in the mid-range/still fat (where I settled with my band), but will happily donate those clothes...when I get back in them (5-10 more pounds)...kind of addicted to clothes...love jeans...just counted, have 53 pair...WTF?! Who does that? I promise I am not a hoarder. Breast reduction/lift and brachioplasty.
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    Hey there, peeps!
    3. 2018 Goals:
    Goal weight: 140 pounds (less if my body says so...130-135 would be my college weight) Get back into my goal clothes. I never made it to goal with the band, but truly believe I can with the sleeve. Interestingly, I have great clothes in the mid-range/still fat (where I settled with my band), but will happily donate those clothes...when I get back in them (5-10 more pounds)...kind of addicted to clothes...love jeans...just counted, have 53 pair...WTF?! Who does that? I promise I am not a hoarder. Breast reduction/lift and brachioplasty.
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Jenwill630 in If you had to have an "excuse surgery" ....   
    I am hard pressed to come up with a procedure (laparoscopic GI or esophageal repair issue? Hernia repair?)
    ...but more importantly, how about....
    None of your damn business...I will be away for a few days!
    Have the kids stay at family or friends during your surgery...no reason for him to be at your house while you are away. At least for me, po wasn't bad, I could interact with people without them noticing. It is also none of his business if/how you are losing weight...so go ahead and count your points on WW!
    You are no longer married to him, owe him nothing...he is now her problem.
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    ElectricBoogaloo got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    Hey there, peeps!
    3. 2018 Goals:
    Goal weight: 140 pounds (less if my body says so...130-135 would be my college weight) Get back into my goal clothes. I never made it to goal with the band, but truly believe I can with the sleeve. Interestingly, I have great clothes in the mid-range/still fat (where I settled with my band), but will happily donate those clothes...when I get back in them (5-10 more pounds)...kind of addicted to clothes...love jeans...just counted, have 53 pair...WTF?! Who does that? I promise I am not a hoarder. Breast reduction/lift and brachioplasty.
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    ElectricBoogaloo reacted to GreenTealael in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    You guys...
    January is going to be 🔥🔥🔥
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    ElectricBoogaloo reacted to shygirl39 in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    I had gastric bypass March 6, 2017. My starting weight was 500 lbs. Day of surgery I weighed 417. I currently weigh 344. I have gained 40lbs in 6 months. My goal for January is to stick with my diet and really watch what I eat. My goal for the year is to be 250 by December. That might sound crazy.
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    ElectricBoogaloo reacted to ummyasmin in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    Ooooh I'm stealing that goal too!

    Sent from my SM-G930F using BariatricPal mobile app

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    ElectricBoogaloo reacted to bogglesauce in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    Late to the game! Sorry for the delay!
    HW: 311
    SW: 279 (11/22/17)
    CW: 232
    1. Here are some before pics from NYE!

    2. January Goals:
    Walk 5 days per week during my lunch break for 15-20 mins Lose the weight I gained over the holidays and an additional 2 lbs - shooting for 225 by end of January Track everything I eat on My Fitness Pal Minimum of 50 oz Water per day Wake up by 6:30 AM every weekday Strength training every Monday - there are 4 Mondays left in January Clean my house! 3. 2019 Goals
    Under 200 lbs by end of the year

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    ElectricBoogaloo reacted to mousecat88 in ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤   
    DANGIT. I missed the "official" weigh-in, but I weighed myself yesterday and was at 234lbs. By February 1, I hope to be 224lbs. Because that's the next "milestone" in Baritastic and I just hit the milestone 1 of 234lbs yesterday!
    Goals for 2019 include reaching my weight goal of 140lbs. Or coming darn close. I also plan to start walking on my lunch breaks after my gallbladder surgery in 3 weeks. I also want to use my home gym a minimum of 3 times per week. Really, just get my exercise level up immensely.

    January goals are simply trying to get to 50oz of Water a day. It's been a real struggle for me. I know I eventually need much more, but 50 is A LOT for me right now. Since I am on primarily liquids until post-gallbladder, I am not as concerned with Protein yet. Water is my biggest concern right now.
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