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Proud2BMe

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from vovo2013 in Dr. Nowzaradan's Diet Pre Surgery?   
    If you do it right then you will have large weight losses right after surgery. Plus, the bigger you are the more weight you will lose. I lost over a 100 lbs in the first 6 months after my surgery. Now, I'm not even a full year out and have lost a total of 176 lbs.
    The problem with the people on the show is that most of them do not follow the diet and just eat whatever they want. They show them eating crap they should not be eating after the surgery. So it's no shocker when they end up losing so very little. The past one I watched with "Betty Jo" was a joke. She was celebrating her success when it was obvious she was still dangerously obese and then got pregnant on top of it. Sad.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from vovo2013 in Dr. Nowzaradan's Diet Pre Surgery?   
    If you do it right then you will have large weight losses right after surgery. Plus, the bigger you are the more weight you will lose. I lost over a 100 lbs in the first 6 months after my surgery. Now, I'm not even a full year out and have lost a total of 176 lbs.
    The problem with the people on the show is that most of them do not follow the diet and just eat whatever they want. They show them eating crap they should not be eating after the surgery. So it's no shocker when they end up losing so very little. The past one I watched with "Betty Jo" was a joke. She was celebrating her success when it was obvious she was still dangerously obese and then got pregnant on top of it. Sad.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from CNCAnn in A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter Me!   
    People seem to forget that death is always a risk with surgery. Patients who have comorbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, etc., are at a greater risk than those who do not have such issues. The risk of death is small for a relatively healthy person. However, every patient needs to be aware of the risks before going into this.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from jacon in OK... so be honest with me...   
    I'm sorry but that's total B.S. A woman may give good advice but there's also many women who give horrible advice and who have ulterior agendas. As an adult man we are supposed to be mature enough and wise enough to make our own decisions.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from CNCAnn in A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter Me!   
    People seem to forget that death is always a risk with surgery. Patients who have comorbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, etc., are at a greater risk than those who do not have such issues. The risk of death is small for a relatively healthy person. However, every patient needs to be aware of the risks before going into this.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from lobreezley in A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter Me!   
    @@freddie8_8
    San Diego is 25 minutes from Tijuana, not hours away. If a doctor is charging below say $4,500, then it's usually because they are a new doctor trying to get established. I personally want a doctor who has done hundreds of procedures and who is not just starting out. I don't want to become a new doctors learning lesson.
    Tijuana is right next door to San Ysidro, Ca, in case of a Medical Emergency the border is opened up for the ambulance it takes mere minutes

    Most Hospitals are no more than 5 miles from the Border some are even closer

    People who are transported to the USA go back there because they do not want or have the money to pay the medical bill for their care so they are taken back to the USA so they can have their insurance cover the expenses
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from Islandgyrl in A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter Me!   
    @@SimplySharon
    The point is that you should have already been made aware that you might die during surgery. If anyone is going into this without understanding that there is risk for surgery then please realize that you have not researched this enough. No surgery is 100% safe. However, you need to do some soul searching to find out if the risk is worth it or not. Many people who chicken out of having the surgery will go on to die of an obesity-related illness. For example, I knew a woman in the early 2000s who canceled her gastric bypass within days of doing it. She lived for 2 more years and died of a heart attack brought on by the fact that she was morbidly obese, weighing over 400 lbs. So don't think that you are safe by canceling your surgery. You just need to be aware that there is a risk of death and a risk for complications. If you feel the benefits outweigh the risk then go ahead and do it. The majority of people do fine with gastric sleeve. This board is filled with people who have had the surgery and are pleased with the results. Speak to your doctor if you have any more concerns.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from MsButterflyKiss in Regretting the sleeve so much and afraid I will die or have serious problems down the road   
    If you were going to die you would have most likely died on the operating table. That's when the risk for death is at it's highest. You made it. Relax.
    The longer you go out from the day of your surgery the more you will be able to eat.
    As far as complications, there's not that many associated with the sleeve. It's by far the safest of the current surgeries. If by chance a complication does develop it normally develops within the first 3 months.
    I think you will be fine. Just relax.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from DishyFishy in A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter Me!   
    I'm just going to go ahead and say this. For some reason there has been a slight influx of people who either are not getting weight loss surgery or who have had it in the U.S. who come on to the Mexican sub-forum and try to either pass shade on the thought of going to Mexico or try to spread fear by implying it's not safe. This really needs to stop.
    Everybody freaks out over a death. This is understandable. However, what people fail to realize is that people can and do die during the most seemingly simple of surgeries. Death is always a risk in any surgery. It's a low risk but it is a risk. If you feel you can't have the surgery even though the risk is low then there's no need for you to come on this board and speak about your fears or misconstrue the risks based on your fear of having the surgery or fear of where the surgery took place.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from lvmommy2k in size of sleeve / portion stomach removed matter?   
    You will be surprised by just how much of certain foods you can eat. I'm almost 2 years out and I remember what it felt like to only be able to keep broth down to now I can consume almost all of a big mac. The taco test with me was also a big step for me. I remember only being able to take 3 bites of a taco. That switched to being able to eat an entire taco. That became being able to eat 2 tacos. pizza stayed the same. I can only eat 1 slice. Before surgery I could eat an entire large pizza, bread sticks, salad, and desert. salad boggles my mind. I can literally eat a gigantic portion of salad. It's just crazy and I don't know how I'm able to eat that much. popcorn as well. I can eat an entire large bucket of popcorn at the movies. Luckily I don't go to the movies that often.
    Also, you will find that each day is different. Some days you can't keep anything down or even the amounts that you know you have eaten before. Other days it seems like you can eat far more than usual. I don't understand why this is so either. However, i think that it may be due to mucous in the stomach. When there is a lot of mucous you may not be able to eat much.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe reacted to hmills653 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    congrats. That scares me also but I've got a while before I need to worry about that yet.

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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from blondie66 in Goal Weight Reached!   
    Wow! I didn't think I would ever see this day! I hovered between 173-175 forever. I will admit that I could have achieved this probably about 9 months ago but I fell off the wagon a few times, well, several times. lol I have never been this skinny in my life. Feels great! Kind of scared too because I have to do plastics now and am definitely not looking forward to the recovery time.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from Honeypenny in Breakfast ideas.   
    I drink a Protein shake for breakfast and lunch and then eat a normal dinner and sometimes a snack at night.
    Otherwise, eggs are a good choice.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from ProudGrammy in I have fallen down a slippery slope :(   
    I've messed up countless time by eating junk. The good thing about the surgery is that it pretty much prevents that massive gain that was possible before surgery. I mean, if there was no restriction on how much I cold eat I could have gained 25+ lbs in the past few weeks. Luckily, I only gained 4 lbs instead and have now lost them. I'm at 1 lb away from goal but I've been here like 5 times now. Each time I get here I let myself eat crap and will gain a few pounds and have jump back on the wagon again.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from DishyFishy in A patient died after surgery with Dr. Elias Ortiz at A Lighter Me!   
    I'm just going to go ahead and say this. For some reason there has been a slight influx of people who either are not getting weight loss surgery or who have had it in the U.S. who come on to the Mexican sub-forum and try to either pass shade on the thought of going to Mexico or try to spread fear by implying it's not safe. This really needs to stop.
    Everybody freaks out over a death. This is understandable. However, what people fail to realize is that people can and do die during the most seemingly simple of surgeries. Death is always a risk in any surgery. It's a low risk but it is a risk. If you feel you can't have the surgery even though the risk is low then there's no need for you to come on this board and speak about your fears or misconstrue the risks based on your fear of having the surgery or fear of where the surgery took place.
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from kerryd.away in Gross   
    Yes, quite normal. Here in a little bit the constipation will set back in and then you will cycle back and forth before your body comes back to normal. For me, I noticed that if I drank my Protein Shakes too quickly I would get horrible "mud butt". Just wait until your constipation gets bad. For a while I was having just one BM every week. My longest time period w/out a BM was 2 1/2 weeks and when it hit I felt like I was birthing a calf, breech!
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    Proud2BMe got a reaction from russdroppings in OK... so be honest with me...   
    I'm not going to get into the middle of this fight but I will post to agree with you that there is a huge problem with women posting on the men's forum when men rarely post on the women's forum. I wonder why that is? The owners really need to fix this so that women are blocked form viewing and replying to the men's forum and vice-versa.
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