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AnneElliot

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from shawnak911 in I need your help..   
    I am not sure how it's physically possible for you to eat a pizza slice let alone three! that immediately post op.
    Please take a step back. You maybe causing very serious life threatening damage to your stomach. You can cause a LEAK! Forget stretching!
    Do you want to kill yourself? Your stomach is still healing!
    I am in shock. You have a food addiction. You went cold turkey and your reaching back for a fix. But now your fix can literally kill you!. You need counselling asap and join overeaters anonymous to face this addiction.
    I an sorry for being harsh. But I am very concerned for you.

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    AnneElliot got a reaction from shawnak911 in I need your help..   
    I am not sure how it's physically possible for you to eat a pizza slice let alone three! that immediately post op.
    Please take a step back. You maybe causing very serious life threatening damage to your stomach. You can cause a LEAK! Forget stretching!
    Do you want to kill yourself? Your stomach is still healing!
    I am in shock. You have a food addiction. You went cold turkey and your reaching back for a fix. But now your fix can literally kill you!. You need counselling asap and join overeaters anonymous to face this addiction.
    I an sorry for being harsh. But I am very concerned for you.

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    AnneElliot got a reaction from shortyp79 in Stretching the sleeve: Myth or True?!   
    Myth. The fundus the most stretchy part of your stomach is cut away.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Newme17 in Food Addiction   
    I am Muslim. My screen name is my favorite Jane Austen character
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    AnneElliot reacted to Middus in Stretching the sleeve: Myth or True?!   
    The video@treadmillwalker talked about is quite explanatory. It's not really a "stretch" issue.. but a neural/hormonal thingy




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    AnneElliot reacted to des_ in Food Addiction   
    I'm a recovering alcoholic and have also been sober nearly 9 years. I've heard other recovering alcoholics talk about transferring addictions in the rooms, but I haven't heard a whole lot of people speak specifically about struggling with food addiction issues. I abuse food too. I find I get the same kind of mental obsession with it as I did with alcohol. I see a lot of similarities with overeating as I do my alcoholism.
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    AnneElliot reacted to clc9 in Food Addiction   
    "You pierce my soul. I'm half agony, half hope..." sigh.
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    AnneElliot reacted to Newme17 in Food Addiction   
    I thought I recognized that name. I love Jane Austen books.
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    AnneElliot reacted to marroyo in Help with saddnes   
    So sorry you are feeling regret. I remember that all too well. How far out are you?



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    AnneElliot reacted to Miss Mac in Help with saddnes   
    Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but does not get you anywhere.
    The Dali Lama said, "‘Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
    I call what you are going through - Hampsters in my head.
    They get in there and just run amuck, distracting me from other thoughts that are more productive, and disabling me acting on other things that would make me happy.
    The hair loss is disheartening, but it is temporary. It sounds like you are doing a lot of things right, and you are getting good results. Take time to go through the postings on this link:
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/219831-what-was-your-final-straw-that-broke-the-camels-back/page-129?hl=%2Bfinal+%2Bstraw#entry4094671
    There are now 1, 287 posts about why we all put ourselves through this. As you look through it, you may see successes that you have already had. You have already lost 45 pounds and in some ways must be reaping benefits from that. Let that thread encourage you.
    You did not say whether or not you are taking an anti-depressant medication. I went into depression after a stroke in 2010. I was so worried about having another stroke that I was checking my blood pressure every fifteen minutes. My doctor put me on Buproprion (Wellbutrin) and the bariatric doctor tripled the dose. It makes a difference for me and keeps me level all day.
    Find a project to do. For me it was expanding my family genealogy back several more generations, through Ancestry.com. Find something to keep your hands and mind occupied.
    Open the drapes. Get outside. Volunteer somewhere.
    Decide what you would do if you could do anything in the world you wanted, and then start to do it. No matter how impossible that goal seems, if you cut it into small enough steps, you can find a way to start. Take one minute at a time. Spend time doing the things you enjoy, and avoid doing things you don't. Socialize with people you like, and stay away from people you don't. Live every minute like it's your last. Remember you have two choices in life. You can spend the next five minutes being happy, or the next five minutes being sad. Whether happy or sad, you are using the same amount of energy in that five minutes. Work at a place you enjoy and where you like most of the people. It's depressing if you don't like your job or the people there. Acquaint yourself with your mood ebb and flow and embrace it. If you have more energy in the morning, utilize mornings. Maintain a regular schedule - awake at the same time each morning, take your meds at the same time, go to sleep at the same time. Have fun and laugh often. Rent funny movies. Laugh and smile often. It's contagious. Get a puppy - or two. Come here often for support and let us know how you do.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Cindi_Augustine in Yep, Still an emotional eater   
    The mental struggle is so absurd. I am compulsive and emotional eater.
    I attended my first oa meeting today. It's so sobering to hear others speak of their struggles.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Hollyhock in Trying to decide   
    I would do lots lots of research before you agree to the DS. The malsorption is serious..from what I understand.
    I find it kinda odd that your surgeonis explainin it in such simple terms, it's your body and its not an upgrade.
    Also do not do this as an outpatient. Both sugeries are very serious. I was under supervision for four days!
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Newme17 in Food Addiction   
    I am Muslim. My screen name is my favorite Jane Austen character
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from 1stNameMiranda in Daily worry   
    I will tell you advice that I am bad taking myself lol. Be kind to yourself!
    Your worries are my group 2 concerns! I am constantly worried about complications... will the acid reflux get worse, will my stomach get kinked etc etc.
    We can only live and do our very best.
    Again, advice I should take lol.
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    AnneElliot reacted to ryan_86 in Daily worry   
    Am I eating too much? Am I slipping into old habits? Is this one treat the start of a slippery slope? Am I stretching my sleeve? Am I going to end up like I was? Will this flabby middle ever go away? Can I ever eat what I want without feeling guilt and failure and the dread that it's the start of backsliding? Is this as good as it gets? Will I always feel like this?
    Am I the only one who goes through these thought every-single-day?
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    AnneElliot reacted to clc9 in Food Addiction   
    Persuasion is my favorite too.
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Walter.Sobchak in Food Addiction   
    Congrats on your soberity. I don't drink for religious reasons. But I wonder if I would have been addicted to alcohol in the same way as food. It's all an addiction. Destructive in their own ways.
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    AnneElliot reacted to Berry78 in Trying to decide   
    The DS has a large malabsorption component. Huge Vitamin requirements. Will get (and keep) the weight off, but may be more surgery than you need.

    The DS can be added after the fact to a sleeve. But, once the DS is made, there really is no going back. Same with a bypass.

    I agree with the others here. Bariatric surgery on an outpatient basis sounds scary.

    Do your research so you will best know what questions to ask. Maybe watch duodenal switch stories on youtube.






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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Cindi_Augustine in Yep, Still an emotional eater   
    The mental struggle is so absurd. I am compulsive and emotional eater.
    I attended my first oa meeting today. It's so sobering to hear others speak of their struggles.
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    AnneElliot reacted to clc9 in Trying to decide   
    I can't imagine a sleeve on an outpatient basis let alone DS (or RNY both of which mess with intestines). My surgeon was also horrified when I mentioned some people doing a sleeve outpatient. He said you absolutely don't want a patient on their own or with untrained family during a crucial time when internal bleeding could happen. He said you want them in a hospital where it can be recognized and dealt with quickly.
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    AnneElliot reacted to Mandybb in My surgery day is coming up and I'm wondering...   
    I wish I would have known how much I have to think about food and prep my meals for the day. I don't always feel like eating but I still have to think about what I'm going to be eating. It takes a conscious effort every single day to make better choices and stay on track and I assumed it would be so easy. It's a constant struggle the first few weeks weighing all your food and making sure you are eating the foods you need to, getting your Protein, and getting your fluids. It's pretty much a full time job. I certainly don't regret the decision but it took some time adjusting. I'm 7 weeks post op now and still work hard to stay on track. Probably will for many more months.
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    AnneElliot reacted to TheGirlInThePinkScarf in My surgery day is coming up and I'm wondering...   
    I wish I would have known more about the emotional struggles that I’m going through. And that getting my fluids in is very difficult and like a full time job for me!
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    AnneElliot got a reaction from Walter.Sobchak in Food Addiction   
    food addiction is so difficult to overcome alone. You've done so well. Have you considered attending Over Eaters Anonymous meeting?
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    AnneElliot reacted to marroyo in Help with saddnes   
    Thank you everyone for your support during that time after my surgery where I was really struggling. I am doing better now and am happy to say I am not sad anymore. I really do appreciate everyone's words of encouragement and support. Thanks again



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    AnneElliot reacted to marroyo in Help with saddnes   
    Hi everyone I was sleeved on 12/15 and was in process before for about 1 year before getting my surgery. Since surgery I have been suffering from depression and anxiety. Some days are better than others. I am not sure why I feel this way. So many people are happy and I know I should be too but I am not. Will these feelings ever go away? I am so worried about long term complications and effects of having the sleeve. I just want to be happy again. Also the Hair loss has started how long will this last? I have been taking 5000 mg Biotin 2x daily and using niacin Shampoo about once per week. Any advice or suggestions or just words of encouragement would be helpful. Thanks
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