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Half of Bri

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Stephinae Howard in New sleevers how are you doing   
    I was sleeved 12/2 and I'm miserably failing at Protein. My stomach is tight and gurgling like crazy, and the gas bubbles are such a pain. I'm super tired and weak today and have a headache.
    I'm really hoping tomorrow is better for getting some Protein in. I just don't know how I'll ever get to 60g! My tummy is sore and gets so achy. As hard as I try it's not happening (or even close!). Luckily I think we can all look forward to it getting better day by day.
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from shelly.s in Average calories after surgery?   
    My nutritionist told me not to worry about calories, but try to make sure my Protein Drinks have low sugar - less than 4g per serving is ideal. Her thought process is that if you keep your sugar/carbs in check and get the recommended amout of Protein, calories shouldn't be an issue
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from shelly.s in Average calories after surgery?   
    My nutritionist told me not to worry about calories, but try to make sure my Protein Drinks have low sugar - less than 4g per serving is ideal. Her thought process is that if you keep your sugar/carbs in check and get the recommended amout of Protein, calories shouldn't be an issue
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from My Bariatric Life in If you weren't obese "all" of your life, what is it that caused you to become obese ?   
    @@DangerMouse007 I had the same roller coaster experience once a few years back, and I haven't dared to try once since..I was so mortified, especially because all of my family was there to witness it. I haven't tried to ride another coaster since, but let me tell you once I lose some of this weight it is ON! I can't wait to go back to Universal Studios and show that Harry Potter who's boss!
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from My Bariatric Life in If you weren't obese "all" of your life, what is it that caused you to become obese ?   
    @@DangerMouse007 I had the same roller coaster experience once a few years back, and I haven't dared to try once since..I was so mortified, especially because all of my family was there to witness it. I haven't tried to ride another coaster since, but let me tell you once I lose some of this weight it is ON! I can't wait to go back to Universal Studios and show that Harry Potter who's boss!
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from My Bariatric Life in If you weren't obese "all" of your life, what is it that caused you to become obese ?   
    I had my daughter when I was 17, gained 70 lbs with my pregnancy and lost nothing. When my daughter was three broke up with my verbally, physically and sexually abusive fiance of six years. Shortly after that he showed up in my work parking lot (which had banned him for harassing me) at the end of my 3-11pm shift, and I agreed to talk to him, hoping he would leave me alone. He held me against my will and sexually assaulted me until after 2 am. I never told a soul...just went home. After that I was very depressed, anxious, and later found out I was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I had a sweet little girl at home to take care of so the only thing I knew to do to numb the pain was eat, so that's what I did. I also moved 1,000 miles away and he (thankfully) disappeared from both mine and my daughter's lives. I developed a binge-eating disorder, and for a few years I just worked, ate, or slept. I was pretty much a zombie, and the only time I felt "good" was during the high of a binge. Luckily I have a wonderful counselor who has really helped me the past five years or so, and through a lot of work she has helped pull me out of a very dark place in my life.
    When my daughter was 5 I met my husband and he adopted her after we were married. I was 260 when we met, 275 when we got married, and over the past 5 years of marriage I peaked at 315. I got control of my binge eating and despite working out 5 days a week and eating clean, I was only able to lose about 20 lbs, so I looked further into things. Turns out I have PCOS, and my hormone levels are all sorts of out of whack. Losing weight is extremely difficult, and through working out and eating right for the past 2 years I have managed to MAINTAIN. But, it's also the first time in 14 years that I haven't been actively gaining, so it's a step in the right direction. I also have Fibromyalgia, and sleep Apnea, and Restless Leg Syndrome, and Insomnia, and Chronic Migraines but who's counting...lol
    I'm so ready for this step in the right direction. I put a lot of work in over the past few years and now I'm ready for the results!
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Nurse_45 in December 2015 Sleevers   
    I have created a secret Facebook group called December 2015 Sleevers. I will post the link below (hopefully that will work). If not, I believe the group is searchable as typed above, or I can invite people by e-mail address also Welcome to everyone being sleeved this month!

    https://www.facebook...51676404876572/
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Nurse_45 in December 2015 Sleevers   
    I have created a secret Facebook group called December 2015 Sleevers. I will post the link below (hopefully that will work). If not, I believe the group is searchable as typed above, or I can invite people by e-mail address also Welcome to everyone being sleeved this month!

    https://www.facebook...51676404876572/
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Nurse_45 in December 2015 Sleevers   
    I have created a secret Facebook group called December 2015 Sleevers. I will post the link below (hopefully that will work). If not, I believe the group is searchable as typed above, or I can invite people by e-mail address also Welcome to everyone being sleeved this month!

    https://www.facebook...51676404876572/
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Nurse_45 in December 2015 Sleevers   
    I have created a secret Facebook group called December 2015 Sleevers. I will post the link below (hopefully that will work). If not, I believe the group is searchable as typed above, or I can invite people by e-mail address also Welcome to everyone being sleeved this month!

    https://www.facebook...51676404876572/
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Nurse_45 in December 2015 Sleevers   
    I have created a secret Facebook group called December 2015 Sleevers. I will post the link below (hopefully that will work). If not, I believe the group is searchable as typed above, or I can invite people by e-mail address also Welcome to everyone being sleeved this month!

    https://www.facebook...51676404876572/
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    Half of Bri reacted to _Kate_ in Personal Style -- How will I dress as a thin woman?   
    Ditto for this.
    How will I dress as a thin woman? In what I like, rather than what just fits me as a fat woman. Simple.
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Mamaabaer in Any December Sleever's?   
    I'm 12/2 as well, moved up from 1/21. Not gonna lie, I'm kinda freaking out right now - it's less than 3 wks away and I just found out two days ago! I thought I had all this time to mentally prepare, and now it's right in front of me and I feel panicky and haven't slept since I found out. Trying to take deep breaths and just pray that the day comes and goes without a hitch.
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Nurse_45 in December 2015 Sleevers   
    I have created a secret Facebook group called December 2015 Sleevers. I will post the link below (hopefully that will work). If not, I believe the group is searchable as typed above, or I can invite people by e-mail address also Welcome to everyone being sleeved this month!

    https://www.facebook...51676404876572/
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    Half of Bri reacted to HopeandAgony in I won't regret this...right?   
    I will be 4 weeks post op on Monday(gastric sleeve). I can say today my regrets have diminished.
    That said, I will tell you that for the first 2 weeks I regretted the surgery every day. I had a lot of pain. My Doctor told me I had a lot of scar tissue from 4 prior abdominal surgies, 3 c sections ( 2 horizontal and 1 vertical) and a gall bladder removal. I also had non stop severe diarrhea. I was miserable.
    Weeks three was a turning point for me. I feel better, my pain has significantly decreased, my doctor stopped the shakes which were causing my diarrhea... It is interesting to not be controlled by food. Sure I feel hungry sometimes. I use to come home from work angry and starving. Now I come home from work like a normal person. Last night I did some household chores before I realized I hadn't ate dinner.
    You will feel a few days or weeks of regret. Some people do, probably most people. But believe me. It fades. I even told my Dr I regretted it. I was so unhappy. But then if got better.
    Be honest with yourself. Accept it might suck for a little while. Have a good support team. You'll be just fine. Take care!
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    Half of Bri reacted to LoseItKacy in I won't regret this...right?   
    I'm three months out.
    I had one of the rougher recoveries. I've had kidney stones from struggles to stay hydrated. I've cried over food more times in the past 10 weeks than I've cried in my life. I've been hormonal as hell. Dumping is boarder line torture.
    But you know what, I wouldn't trade this for anything. Feeling normal comes back with time.
    I don't have to shop in plus sizes any more.
    I'm completely off all my heartburn meds.
    I can actually sleep through the night now.
    I ran my fastest mile ever my first day back at the gym.
    People don't treat me different because of my weight anymore.
    I feel more confident.
    I have a new healthy relationship with food.
    Being on an airplane doesn't hurt anymore or feel awkward.
    Working out is actually fun now.
    I can take a bath that's more Water instead of fat filling the tub.
    I enjoy having people take my picture now.
    It's a whole new world but I love it. Don't get me wrong, it's very very hard. But as tough as it's been i would do it again in a heartbeat cuz I'm finally enjoying the life I deserve to have. I also realized we have similar starting stats. I'm 5'6, was 257 at my highest recorded weight. I probably weighed more tho honestly. I got down to 235 on my surgery day. And now I'm 189 10 weeks post op.
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from conrad1 in Any December Sleever's?   
    Same here! The waiting and worrying was by far the worst part of the whole thing for me! My surgery was yesterday and I'm doing great! No nausea, and been able to sip my Water and Protein Shake with no problems. My surgeon said if I feel well enough to leave, I'll be discharged at around 5pm (EST). I'm doing really well and only in minimal pain, so I'm ready to go! ????
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from ladee2279 in Any December Sleever's?   
    My surgery went great! I feel much better than I thought I would. A little ab soreness when going to a sitting position but other than that, I feel good. I've been drinking with no nausea which I was really worried about too.
    My surgeon said if I'm still doing well by 5pm he will discharge me then. ????
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Mamaabaer in Any December Sleever's?   
    I'm 12/2 as well, moved up from 1/21. Not gonna lie, I'm kinda freaking out right now - it's less than 3 wks away and I just found out two days ago! I thought I had all this time to mentally prepare, and now it's right in front of me and I feel panicky and haven't slept since I found out. Trying to take deep breaths and just pray that the day comes and goes without a hitch.
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    Half of Bri reacted to byebyedarkpassenger in I'm a size.... WHAT?!?!   
    Hi everyone! So the other day my Mom and I went Christmas shopping together. I also wanted to buy pants for myself as mine are pretty much falling off. I've been wearing 18W or 20W for years. I told my Mom that plenty of contributors on this forum say there's a big gap between sizes 16W and 16 and thought I might be stuck in that no man's land.
    So I try on a pair of 16W jeans. Too big.
    Next, a pair of 16 (regular size!) jeans.
    ... too big.
    Next, 14s.
    They fit perfectly.
    WHAT!!!!
    In my heart of hearts I never thought I'd ever see that number on a tag on my clothing.
    Woo-hoo!
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Sharon13 in Looking for someone to connect with after surgery   
    I have created a secret Facebook group called December 2015 Sleevers. I will post the link below (hopefully that will work). If not, I believe the group is searchable as typed above, or I can invite people by e-mail address also
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051676404876572/
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from ladee2279 in December 2015 or January 2016 sleevers ?   
    my surgery was originally scheduled for 1/21, then they called me in the middle Nov and said they had an opening for 12/2! I took it in a heartbeat and now I'm so glad I did. I was sleeved yesterday and waiting and worrying was the hardest part. Just breathe and remember now you will be at your goal weight that much sooner!
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    Half of Bri reacted to Beetrow in 4 days post op, sleeved 12/05/15   
    Thank you, thank you I'm not alone. I'll keep walking, and the clear liquids. ????
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from bugsy72 in Surgery is Over!   
    @@bugsy72 Thank you
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    Half of Bri got a reaction from Beetrow in 4 days post op, sleeved 12/05/15   
    I was sleeved 12/2 and my stomach has felt very bloated and upset...
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