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SlimJill

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    SlimJill got a reaction from thenewdanni78 in Stupid things people say when they find out you've had surgery....   
    "But you're so young! You could have just exercised and ate less..." Yes because I should have waited another 10, 20, 30 years of unhappiness and hating life until I decided to make a change... of course! Exercise and eat less, well holy hell there's a new concept I NEVER tried before!
    "You're going to gain ALL your weight back because I know 1 person who did!"
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    SlimJill got a reaction from danithomas in New to the group Bypass or Sleeve?   
    Well... my surgeon described it to me like this
    Bypass is still the gold standard in terms of weightloss... HOWEVER if you have medical problems post-op the bypass could be the reason why. Whereas with the sleeve you still absorb everything as normal and it doesn't create more problems for you.
    Now what I would use as my deciding factor would be
    1. How much weight do you have to lose?
    2. What are you triggers? Bypass will give you dumping syndrome if you eat sugary foods, whereas sleeve will not.
    3. How much do you have to spend... a huge consideration for me was bypass was $20,000 cash, and sleeve was $10,500 cash. I was already borrowing money and draining my bank account for the sleeve so bypass was out of my reach.
    Plus if you look at sleeve videos on youtube, or listen to people stories on here you can see that people lose just as much weight with the sleeve versus bypass. It's a tool and it all depends on how you use it. The sleeve has much fewer complications and problems post-op.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from thenewdanni78 in Stupid things people say when they find out you've had surgery....   
    "But you're so young! You could have just exercised and ate less..." Yes because I should have waited another 10, 20, 30 years of unhappiness and hating life until I decided to make a change... of course! Exercise and eat less, well holy hell there's a new concept I NEVER tried before!
    "You're going to gain ALL your weight back because I know 1 person who did!"
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from UnkemptCaptain in Surgery is NEXT MONDAY! What should I expect?!   
    Don't cheat because it's for your safety!
    I tricked myself into thinking that if I cheated during my preop that my liver would not shrink and the surgeon would nick my liver and I'd die on the operating table.... now that is probably not true, but that fear scared me into staying on track.
    For the my experience with the surgery...
    The 4 days in the hospital were pretty miserable because your tummy gets sore, nausea, and being in a hospital is never fun. But the recovery was pretty quick and painless once I got home.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Angelica Marti in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    Well you won't ever be able to throw back a bottle of Water in 1 minute... or drink while eating... but the further out from surgery you get the easier it is to drink Water. It took me 15 minutes in the hospital to drink an ounce of water, but today I can drink almost like normal and don't feel thirsty. BUT you do need to make an effort to drink throughout the day because like I said, you can't just throw back a glass or two.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from thenewdanni78 in Stupid things people say when they find out you've had surgery....   
    "But you're so young! You could have just exercised and ate less..." Yes because I should have waited another 10, 20, 30 years of unhappiness and hating life until I decided to make a change... of course! Exercise and eat less, well holy hell there's a new concept I NEVER tried before!
    "You're going to gain ALL your weight back because I know 1 person who did!"
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    SlimJill got a reaction from hayleyf3706 in No Sex Drive/Desire after Sleeve 9 months Post Op   
    I know this topic is a little old, but thought I would throw in my experience in case it helps or hasn't been resolved yet.
    I am 22, so I was shocked when I realized after several months... I hadn't been thinking about sex, wanting it, fantasizing or anything... it took me months to even notice it was gone that's how bad it was!
    I had an epiphany one day... when I went for a checkup and my surgeon checked my Vitamins he said my Vitamin D levels were low, almost insufficient actually. I did some research and found that Vitamin D is related to libido and started to take a daily supplement until my libido came back and voila, it's back! Still not full force... but much much much improved and I think it was the lack of taking my Vitamins that caused it.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from sill21 in Should I be upset?   
    I definitely know those feelings of anger. My family ordered pizza hut when I was just a few weeks out from surgery! I had such a reaction to it too, sweating, heart racing, anxiety, NOT from eating it, I did not eat it. But just smelling it, seeing it, wanting it, drove me nuts. After that I respectfully told them to please never bring pizza hut into the house and they haven't. I think there is a difference between expecting everyone to live your lifestyle and asking for support.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill reacted to The New Kel in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    When your car floor is littered with empty Premier Protein shake cartons and Water bottles, instead of fast food wrappers.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Er1n in You might be a WLS patient when...   
    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
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    You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!

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