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Caela88

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  1. Caela88

    February Surgery ?

    Has my surgery on 2/13. They say left shoulder pain is a sign of a leak. I am having shoulder pain but I feel like it's more gas than anything. My only symptoms are abdominal pain and shoulder pain (in both shoulders). Should I be concerned? I have reached out to my doctors office. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Caela88

    Are you VSG to RNY?

    How's it going? Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Caela88

    Third Revision...

    What do you mean by not easy? Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Caela88

    3rd times a charm!

    Following! Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Has anyone had an experience with going from Lapband to Gastric Sleeve revision, to RNY revision? Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Caela88

    1 week till surgery

    I was revision sleeve from lapband. I am 6 months post op and down 30lbs. I started at 240lbs. Day if surgery i was 215lbs and today I am weighing in at 185lbs. REALLY SLOW LOSS. Definitely gets me depressed about it sometimes, but at least the numbers are going down! My ultimate goal is 150lbs (I think!)
  7. Day 2 was the absolute worst for me. But then I got better every day after. For sure take your pain meds and make sure to get up and stretch your legs on that long flight. Goodluck!!!!
  8. Who was your surgeon? Amazing work!!!! Seriously amazing
  9. Caela88

    7 weeks post op

    I am also a revision from band to sleeve!
  10. Caela88

    7 weeks post op

    I started at 215 day of surgery and am almost 6 months out and "only" down to 185lbs. When I hear 30lbs down in 6 months I always compare and hear people who are down 70+.... you are awesome!!!!! Goal for me is 160, so as long as I keep going down I will be happy!
  11. Depending on the surgeon you choose in Mexico versus where you would be having surgery in the US (some cities have much higher costs than others) you can expect to pay about 1/3 to 1/2 of what you would pay in the States. I had an extended tummy tuck with muscle repair, breast lift with implants, fat grafting to my butt, and all-over lipo in Mexico in 2011 for about $11,000 (including the recovery house stay). Where I live in the US, I would have paid probably a little over $30,000 and would have been sent home a day or two after surgery to fend for myself! wondering if you you would be willing to share before and Afters privately of course? Sending you a message!
  12. Caela88

    Band mentality, sleeve tummy

    I am in the same boat. I was sleeved 1/25/16 and went in weighing 220 lbs. As of today I am only down to 195lbs. I am happy that I am down to my pre baby weight that I got down to with my lapband, but hearing the weight loss of others makes me feel like a total failure! I also am totally stuck on lapband habits. I pretty much became a vegetarian with my lapband because nothing would ever go down. Now I have to force myself to eat meat and remind myself that I am able too. I still reach for those little easy go to snacks that I always knew would "go down." It's definitely been a struggle. And to think I am hitting the 5 month mark and only down 25lbs.......
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    Expected Weight Loss

    That's great!!! I feel the same way. I am 6 weeks out and only down 15lbs. I thought I would drop 20 like nothing. I started at 215lbs, so I figured I may lose slower. Hoping by the 2 month mark I can be down 20lbs. If I can average 10lbs a month I will feel secure in my weight loss! You won't average 10 pounds a month with a starting weight of 215. You are setting yourself up for disappointment if expect to lose that much that consistently. You may average 10 pounds for the first 2-3 months, but it will slow way down as you get closer to your goal. I was down to losing about 2 pounds a month towards the end there. I totally understand that. That is what I meant... since I am smaller in weight I would not lose as fast... within 5-6 months, 40 lbs is amazing.. I know eventually (and even now) it will be very minimal and slow. Like I said I am only down 15lbs since January 25th. 10 of those were lost in the first 3 weeks and the other 5 have been lost in the 4th and 5th week. Nothing at all for this 6th week! Okay, good! Glad you understand. I see so many posts on here from people who really do expect to lose 10-20 pounds a month, month after month, all the way down to their goal and I worry about those people being really down on themselves when that doesn't happen. The message I really want EVERYONE to understand is that the rate of loss doesn't matter AT ALL. As long as the scale keeps trending downward, you will eventually get to your goal. And 10 years from now, when you are living your happy, healthy life, you aren't going to be looking back thinking "Damnit! If only I'd reached goal two months earlier!" It truly does not matter! Exactly!!!! As long as it keeps going down I am happy! I am a revision from lapband, so I know how this all works and I personally like to set small goals for myself. As of right now I am just wanting to get into Onederland! Then 190 is my goal for now... that was my pregnancy starting weight that has taken me a year to get off the weight! I started at 235lbs back in November before I had to lose weight for surgery. So all together of course I am happy to be down 35 lbs total so far!!!
  14. Caela88

    Expected Weight Loss

    That's great!!! I feel the same way. I am 6 weeks out and only down 15lbs. I thought I would drop 20 like nothing. I started at 215lbs, so I figured I may lose slower. Hoping by the 2 month mark I can be down 20lbs. If I can average 10lbs a month I will feel secure in my weight loss! You won't average 10 pounds a month with a starting weight of 215. You are setting yourself up for disappointment if expect to lose that much that consistently. You may average 10 pounds for the first 2-3 months, but it will slow way down as you get closer to your goal. I was down to losing about 2 pounds a month towards the end there. I totally understand that. That is what I meant... since I am smaller in weight I would not lose as fast... within 5-6 months, 40 lbs is amazing.. I know eventually (and even now) it will be very minimal and slow. Like I said I am only down 15lbs since January 25th. 10 of those were lost in the first 3 weeks and the other 5 have been lost in the 4th and 5th week. Nothing at all for this 6th week!
  15. Caela88

    Expected Weight Loss

    That's great!!! I feel the same way. I am 6 weeks out and only down 15lbs. I thought I would drop 20 like nothing. I started at 215lbs, so I figured I may lose slower. Hoping by the 2 month mark I can be down 20lbs. If I can average 10lbs a month I will feel secure in my weight loss!

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