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    DS veterans lend me your history

    I guess I'm at an advantage there as I work from home, but the Poopourri will be a help to you at work. You'll also learn those foods that make you gassy and you can avoid those during the work day. I had my surgery in August 2015. I'm down 105lbs from my highest known weight recorded in January 2015 of 295lbs.
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    DS veterans lend me your history

    Hi Ridgerunner! Unfortunately I don't think you can get around the foul smelling gas or poop on this one. Just given the small distance food has to travel to be broken down/absorbed it's going to come with the territory. The only suggestion I have is purchase some Poopourri (you can find it at Bed Bath and Beyond) and spritz the toilet before you go. Other than that, it's a small price to pay for the big payoff!! I'm down 105lbs and could care less about the stink[emoji4].
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    What Fitness Tracker do you use?

    Fitbit Blaze
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    FitBit Blaze Accuracy

    I've had my Fitbit Blaze for about 2 weeks now and I love it! I especially like how you can choose the type of workout you're doing. The app also breaks down when you are in fat burn mode or cardio. I can't say that I have any complaints at this point. I think it's worth the money if anyone is interested in a Fitbit. I previously had the FitBit Charge.
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    5 hours til surgery!

    ZetaStar I hope everything goes smoothly for you and you're able to get a surgery date soon. Best of luck and please do keep me posted!!
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    5 hours til surgery!

    Hi ZetaStar! Thanks so much. I had SIPS which is Stomach Intestines Pyloris Sparing surgery (I think it's also called DS in some circles). Basically it's a bypass below a sleeve surgery. It's been great! I feel great and am so happy I decided to have this surgery. I'm down ~81lbs and counting. I have so much more energy now and am amazed at some of the changes in my body. Everything has slimmed down even my feet! I sleep so much better having lost weight and I just feel good in general. ????Non scale victories are amazing too. I can cross my legs, tie my shoes without huffing and puffing, and can walk miles without pain or discomfort! I've even done some of the couch to 5K program which I never thought I'd be able to run at all. It's been amazing and I'm excited to see what the future holds. Are you considering the surgery?
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    5 hours til surgery!

    I was discharged yesterday just before noon so I'm at home now and feeling great! It was nice to sleep in my own bed last night and I took a wonderful shower this morning. Also super excited to now be on full liquids YAY! Cream of chicken soup is calling my name ????
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    5 hours til surgery!

    Thanks @@_Kate_, @@Mountaingal, and @! I awoke in recovery yesterday without any pain except for lots of pressure in my chest which they said was gas pressure. I walked quite a bit yesterday and now I'm really understanding just how small a sip is ????. But I feel great this morning. Thank you all again for your support and prayers????.
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    5 hours til surgery!

    Please keep me in your prayers! I'll be heading to the hospital in a few hours and I have a 7:30 surgery time! A huge thank you to everyone for their support on Bariatric Pal????.
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    Anxious over approval ????

    Sorry guys, long time no post????. Well, I'm going in for surgery tomorrow morning at 5:30AM with surgery scheduled for 7:30AM (5 hours away!!!). I'm actually going to have the SIPS procedure done which is like a bypass below a sleeve. I'm excited and not nervous at all but I'm expecting it to hit me when I get there. Please keep me in your prayers. Thanks to everyone for the awesome support!!
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    Pre op liquid diet

    I'm currently on day 10 of my pre-op diet and day 3 of liquids only(first 7days were 2 shakes and a 4oz high protein meat with 3 handfuls of low carb veggies). I won't lie, it's been tough! I think my sense of smell is heightened or it may be all in my head. But I have to remove myself from the vicinity of anyone eating because it's really hard and I won't even mention food commercials. But to everyone...stay focused and take it one meal/shake at a time! My surgery is in 5 days so I can't slip up now!!!
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    NC - Wake County area & RTP

    I'm pretty new to this forum as well, but I have SIPS surgery scheduled for August 18th at WakeMed Cary with Dr Tyner of Bariatric Specialists of NC.
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    Days like Today

    Congratulations on making great food choices in the midst of chaos! You're right, it's so much easier to just grab some fast food and keep burning the candle at both ends and in the middle. But I'm inspired by your post and the next time I have a crazy hectic day, I'm going to remember this because I have ZERO excuse since I have nowhere near the number of things to juggle as you do and you still stayed on track. Thanks for sharing!
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    I don't understand why you'd want to get this if it hasn't been around for a long time. The sleeve is very safe, without a lot of surgical connections/re-routing. I was sleeved on Sept. 26th. My diabetes was gone in 2 days! The other co-morbidities, sleep apnea & non-alcoholic fatty liver will go away in 3 - 4 months. At some point EVERY surgery wasn't around for a long time. Although you had the sleeve in comparison to RNY, the sleeve hasn't been around for a long time either. The decision is solely between an individual and their surgeon, so I wish everyone the best no matter which surgery they choose!
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    May 2015 SIPS patients

    I also have Dr. Tyner and just got my surgery date this morning for August 18th and will be having the SIPS procedure. I too have never had surgery and am nervous and excited all in one????. They had to resubmit to my insurance company because I was originally submitted as RNY, but since the procedure is covered I don't foresee any issues with approval. I hope you're still doing well @@Bbyblueyez!

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