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taylorj7

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    taylorj7 got a reaction from sandisleeve in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You no longer have to lay on the bed to put on your sox
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    taylorj7 got a reaction from sandisleeve in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You no longer have to lay on the bed to put on your sox
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    taylorj7 got a reaction from Unbesleeveable in African American vsgers!   
    I was sleeved on 8/6/15 So far down 51 Lbs
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    taylorj7 reacted to Kindle in Alcohol after sleeve?   
    Had my first wine at 4 months. Had first hard liquor (vodka and whiskey) about six months out. Can't do beer at all...too much carbonation. I did manage to drink hard cider after letting it set over ice for a bit. I probably drink alcohol 3-4 times/month. I did have 2-3 cocktails everyday for 10 days straight when I was on vacation and then at a conference back in October. The 3 notable results were....1) I discovered alcohol does not affect me any differently than preop...I barely get buzzed. 2) that much alcohol gave an upset stomach (gastritis) that was fortunately fixed with 10 days of omeprazole, and 3) I gained 4 pounds that was most likely Water weight because it came off easily in a week.
    I know transfer addictions can happen after bariatric surgery, and I definitely used to turn to food AND alcohol for comfort. So I make it a point to NOT drink when I'm sad or upset or stressed. I consider those "trigger emotions" and make sure I do not default to the old habits during those times.
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    taylorj7 reacted to tabithacool66 in Alcohol after sleeve?   
    I had my sleeve August 18th 2014. I have not drank any alcohol since August the 9th over 4 months. I am wanting to drink but I am afraid for a few reasons. I am afraid I will gain weight, afraid I will get sick or dehydrated, but the weight gain is my biggest worry I have come to far to fail now. Any sleevers that drink ???
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    taylorj7 reacted to tabithacool66 in Alcohol after sleeve?   
    I have 58 pounds gone
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    taylorj7 reacted to joatsaint in Alcohol after sleeve?   
    I occasionally drink - tequila, beer, Mike's Harder Lemonade. I don't drink very often, so it was about 6 months post-op before I had my 1st drink.
    Now that I'm 2 years post-op, I'm not worried about drinking. But for the 1st year, I was worried about the extra calories in alcohol.
    I just take into account the approximate calorie count in my drinks and cut back on my carbs to make up for it.
    I have notice that I get a buzz faster, but it doesn't seem to last as long.
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    taylorj7 reacted to VSGAnn2014 in Alcohol after sleeve?   
    I guess it depends on how much you drink.

    I've had 8 drinks in the last 2 months. I don't think it's slowed me down at all. I simply count it in my daily calories / carbs (I use My Fitness Pal).
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    taylorj7 reacted to blondebomb in Alcohol after sleeve?   
    I am 5 months out and had my first small glass of wine a few wks ago...it was just a few ounces an it was nice. It was 2am an I could not sleep for nothing. I layed there after 2 hrs an said heck with this I got up an poured me some wine...went back to bed. didnt bother me...I hesitated at first but went for it. did good..
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    taylorj7 reacted to cdenney123 in Alcohol after sleeve?   
    I do the same thing with calories its kinda like being on Weight Watchers
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    taylorj7 reacted to Kindle in Quick and Easy Crab Cakes   
    I ate these a lot in soft food stage. I actually added egg and unflavored Protein Powder in the mix as well, for even more Protein.
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    taylorj7 reacted to Lucky Dog in 4 days in,,,, Liquid diet,,, So boring,,,   
    Can't wait for some cream Soup or anything else,,, I hear my cravings are just mental not hunger driven,,, I can't tell you how helpful this forum is,,,, Reading others experiences is,,, What's been keeping me going
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    taylorj7 reacted to ebonisekim in 22 months post out with pics   
    Started at 299 now 159 ..5'8

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    taylorj7 reacted to Mojo56 in Low BMI and Gastric Sleeve   
    Yeah, I get the " you re not that fat"" comment all the time.....
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    taylorj7 reacted to jesuisprest in Any Philadelphia Sleevers   
    My last pre- op class is tomorrow. The paperwork goes to insurance. Wish me luck. ????
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    taylorj7 reacted to BLERDgirl in Any Philadelphia Sleevers   
    I had mine done at Penn by Noel Williams. I'm just hitting 7 weeks. Surgical experience and hospital stay could not have been easier. I had a private room and felt well taken care of by the hospital staff.
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    taylorj7 reacted to TJBab in Any Philadelphia Sleevers   
    I am having my done at the Barix clinics just north of Philly, Surgery is next Wed. the 12th. I am in my third day of the 10 day liquid diet. I really like the Barix Clinic, I feel really comfortable there. This liquid diet thing is tough but, it will be worth it.
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    taylorj7 reacted to missbrown30 in Any Philadelphia Sleevers   
    Good luck to everyone of you who are scheduled to have surgery or who have recently had surgery. I had my gastric sleeve surgery/gallbladder removal surgery on 4/8/14 by Dr. Aley Tohamy at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Tohamy has since relocated to Crozer Hospital in Chester, PA. He is the best!!!! My surgery and recovery went well. I haven't had any complications from surgery. I stick to my plan for the most part but I've had days where I ate things I wasn't supposed to eat (not very often). Please listen to your tummies because it will let you know which foods it likes and those it doesn't like. I'm now 7 months out and down a total of 71 pounds. I have 18 pounds more to lose to reach my goal weight.
    Again, I wish you all the best
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    taylorj7 reacted to ejd1024 in 12 hours from now.....   
    I'll start a new chapter of my life and I'll join the sleeved people on this site. I don't post much but I've learned so much as I countdown the time before I start my new sleeved journey.
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    taylorj7 got a reaction from sandisleeve in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You no longer have to lay on the bed to put on your sox
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    taylorj7 reacted to Bandora in Does being called "Skinny" offend you?   
    I have an acquaintance who I do not see all the time and she always says " Hey, Skinny Minnie" in front of people. I think it is done in a way to embarrass me. Well, I take it that way at least. I don't like attention in that way. I do love when people notice other physical changes like my shrinking tummy and toned legs. Sometimes people comment I look so small and I LOVE that!
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    taylorj7 got a reaction from sandisleeve in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You no longer have to lay on the bed to put on your sox
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    taylorj7 reacted to Cupcake in Changes to Taste, Food Preferences   
    Hi first congrats on your choice to being healthy , I use to love sweets as well you will learn that your taste buds changes after surgery, I use to be able to eat cheese eggs and I love chocolate can't tolerate neither now and that's good because it's just empty calories anyway, my fixation is the gym now I go 5 days per week and it helps reduce stress. Once you see the new you trust me you will love the results, I am almost 6 months out and loving the new me everyone calls me ms skinny . Get ready to have energy like you never had before its so nice and not to mentioned the extra attention and buying clothes that you look good in. Be prepared for the haters as well because some people can't handel the new you but remember that's their issue and insecure not yours. Good luck .
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    taylorj7 got a reaction from watchreebwerk in Any Philadelphia Sleevers   
    Recovery was a Breeze! You are in great hands. Mabey I'll see you at one of the support group meetings when its all said and done. Good Luck.
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    taylorj7 got a reaction from watchreebwerk in Any Philadelphia Sleevers   
    Recovery was a Breeze! You are in great hands. Mabey I'll see you at one of the support group meetings when its all said and done. Good Luck.
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