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  1. thetaxlayd

    Was giving a second chance

    Love your second chance
  2. My prayer request is for a renewed spirit. I have allowed the enemy to set up camp in my mind, I gained most of my weight back and I’m struggling to get back on track.. pray as you feel led
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    NSV shout outs

    5 months out *268lbs to 201lbs +Gone from size 22/24 to size reg 16 *Bought two modern swim suits- *Wrapped a regular sized bath towel around me without gaps *took 15 flight of stairs 3 times in a week *bought a romper size L *out walked my kids without shortness of breath *thighs not rubbing together *gave up sugar, sodas and white flour-
  4. I used Dr. Carl Lowe in Charlotte, NC he is with Carolina Surgical. He is by far the greatest surgeon alive. His bedside manners as well as him being a faith filled Christian. Prior to surgery he allowed me to pray with him. Follow up care has been amazing. Dr. Lowe set real expectation for me, I was sleeved on 1/30/15 HW 268 SW 251 CW 201.. Goal weight 155 should be reached by 12/31/15
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    Doctors in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Dr. Carl Lowe in Charlotte is amazing along with staff. We prayed together prior to surgery. His bedside manners are superior.
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    Living below goal!

    You look amazing what an inspiration
  7. Today I had my Sleeve, thank you to everyone who shared their journey, I felt as though I went into this well empowered. I read everything pros and cons. I arrived at Hospital this morning 8am the check in process was quick..in surgery at 10:30 in room at 3pm...had to wait for room. I have experienced minimal pain not a lot of gas..Nurse had me up waking at 9pm. Nothing by mouth until 5am.. I have never wanted Water as bad as I do now.. My doctor is Carl Lowe Jr., he is amazing with the greatest bedside manners.carolina Surgical Center- Charlotte, NC
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    New Beginnings

    Today is 2 weeks post op..I'm down 37lbs I feel amazing I walk everyday..I enjoy cooking for my family..experimenting with clean cooking...I've learned that every day have to be deliberate with planning your day
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    New Beginnings

    Today I am amazed at how my stomach feels to the touch, it is shrinking before my eyes. I got on the scale and another 2lbs gone. I can't believe I waited so long to do this. I was due to go back to work tomorrow but after hearing about how many people were sick....I thought it best to take another day
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    Surgery on Monday 02/02/15!

    How are you doing?
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    My Story to help inspire!

    Thank you for sharing
  12. thetaxlayd

    Today is the day!

    How are you doing today
  13. thetaxlayd

    New Beginnings

    @@mae7365 thank you for the encouragement
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    One week later. I feel great

    I had my sleeve on Friday 1/30/15 had a tough time in recovery with my BP never been a problem prior to surgery. Made it to my room at 2:30 walked from my room door to bed and got sick..after some nausea medication I was feeling good.. Dr ordered nothing by mouth until 5am.,I have never wanted Water so bad.. Walked the entire floor at 9pm for a total of 3000 steps.. It really helped with the gas pains. 5am finally .,,I needed to drink 60cc of water, broth or diluted apple juice every hour..proud to say I exceeded the goal.. No pain or nausea. I was discharged at 3pm yesterday.., the ride home was bumpy. I camped out downstairs in a recliner.., walked throughout the night..still tackling the 60cc.. Added Protein shake.. Sunday I chilled; while my husband and children went to get their praise on. Showered, cleaned out the refrigerator.. Began praising God for the new lease on life... I feel great have a plan to make sure I get all fluids and protein in for the next two weeks. I am measuring out my daily allowance in the medicine cups per hour. I feel so good I managed to lose 3 lbs from day of surgery. Being on two week pre op protein diet has given me the advantage over my new life style change. Can't wait to see where I will be in 90 days.,,I am posting my first day after surgery [ attachment=51294:ImageUploadedByBariatricPal1422814948.473242.jpg]
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    One week later. I feel great

    I needed to read this..my #newme date is Friday 1/30/15. I started this journey 12/17/14 getting approved happened so fast, I'm excited , my fears are small. I'm looking forward to living again...please keep this thread going
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    Week of jan 26th sleevers?

    My surgery is the 30th...so excited
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    18 hours to go!

    I'm scheduled for 1/30...Charlotte, NC Dr. Carl Lowe...I'm excited and nervous at the same time..i am believing and Trusting God for a super natural recovery for myself and all my BP family
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    Feeling Nervous, January 7 is the day

    @@JaneJaneDoe I should be having my sleeve around 1/28/15...I am planning to return to work on 2/3/15 everyone is telling me to take longer. Please share your experience with going back within a week of surgery. I just don't have the extra time to take off
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    NC - Charlotte

    Is this group active
  21. I say tell them the truth...You decided to live.
  22. thetaxlayd

    African American vsgers!

    @@Peekboo thank you
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    African American vsgers!

    I am telesales agent my schedule is 8:30-1:00 pm 4:00 pm - 7:00pm.. I really don't have the time available to take two weeks off. .i sit my entire shift with three hours of free time. ..do you think it would work if I went home during that break