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Namaste6

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Julie norton in Where are all the single cat ladies?   
    You should move to Hawaii! There is an organization and a Meet Up group that feed the stray cats at a place I like to call "Cat City" - I volunteered and there are some gorgeous single cat ladies with amazing personalities!
    (When I say cat ladies... some have 6+ cats on top of taking care of the 200+ in Cat City)
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from flip26 in Hawaii Sleevers?   
    I was curious if there were any Sleevers on the island of Oahu. It would be awesome to meet others and share this journey. I have befriended a few other girls, but the more the merrier!
    In my opinion, it is hard being obese on an island where you can wear a bathing suit to shop at costco =P
    So any face-to-face support would be amazing!
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Heather I in They seemed sane...Dating horror stories   
    Wish I could add to this topic with a funny story, but I can't. In a way I feel super lucky! My husband was the first adult relationship I had (if 18 counts as being an adult...). I guess I could add that our first actual time out, before we were 'official' without friends, was with my parents... Embarrassingly, my dad said "Nice to meet you! Are you sleeping with my daughter?" and he quickly, without a pause replied "Not yet, sir."
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Heather I in They seemed sane...Dating horror stories   
    Wish I could add to this topic with a funny story, but I can't. In a way I feel super lucky! My husband was the first adult relationship I had (if 18 counts as being an adult...). I guess I could add that our first actual time out, before we were 'official' without friends, was with my parents... Embarrassingly, my dad said "Nice to meet you! Are you sleeping with my daughter?" and he quickly, without a pause replied "Not yet, sir."
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Heather I in They seemed sane...Dating horror stories   
    Wish I could add to this topic with a funny story, but I can't. In a way I feel super lucky! My husband was the first adult relationship I had (if 18 counts as being an adult...). I guess I could add that our first actual time out, before we were 'official' without friends, was with my parents... Embarrassingly, my dad said "Nice to meet you! Are you sleeping with my daughter?" and he quickly, without a pause replied "Not yet, sir."
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Chocklitt in Friends for FitBit or LoseIt   
    Hey all!
    I was looking for some people to befriend on some weightloss/exercise apps. I use FitBit as well as LoseIt, and I would love the extra motivation if having friends on there.
    My e-mail address used for both of them is in the attachment, so it doesn't pop up in searches =P

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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Social Introvert in Husband rant   
    @@Sophie74656
    Is he not interested in the surgery? Maybe it's a mix of both jealousy as well as nervousness/being scared that people mentioned before. I would assume, but I do not know him, that he has been very comfortable with the both of you being larger together, and he is scared of everything changing. There was a forum on here a few weeks ago where someone mentioned her husband had the fear that when she got thinner, that she would leave him for someone not obese. Maybe he needs reassurance too? Then he can let go of his own insecurities and just be supportive.
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from _Kate_ in 3-days Post-Op (Liquid)   
    Today was Day 4 - I got 62 oz of Protein in with 42 oz of Fluid (counting Water, juice, Protein shake, yogurt, and soup). As soon as I am at the 4 oz. mark, I start getting this heart burn feeling in my chest.
    At least today was better than yesterday. It give me hope! Thank you all for your experiences!
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from _Kate_ in 3-days Post-Op (Liquid)   
    @@_Kate_
    I have tried EVERYTHING. I cannot handle just plain lukewarm liquids or full liquids. I have to have them either cold or warm/hot. I am hoping that tomorrow will be better. I was able to get a 5 oz cup of yogurt with Protein powder down in an hour and a half, woo!!!
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from ncturtle in November Sleevers   
    This year at Thanksgiving, I can be thankful for the surgery! That's good enough of a day for me! =P
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from ncturtle in November Sleevers   
    This year at Thanksgiving, I can be thankful for the surgery! That's good enough of a day for me! =P
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from GBLady41 in Big Secret   
    I too am planning on keeping my surgery quiet. Around 2 years ago, I had a cousin go through bariatric surgery; the majority of my family was unsupportive, made horrible comments about him behind his back saying "He took the easy way out" or "He didn't try anything" when he tried VERY hard.
    Luckily, I moved to Hawaii with my husband within the past year, so I won't have to worry about seeing family and friends from the east coast more than twice a year really. I spoke to a woman at my support group who said she told people the first year that she was doing a strict diet with medical help and supervision including high Protein, low carb, and exercise plan (which is technically true...).
    I am not ashamed of getting the surgery AT ALL. But I feel like once I tell someone other than my immediate family that from then on the only conversations we will ever have is "So, about that surgery...". I don't want to have the negativity or the snide remarks. We are all doing this to better our health and our lifestyle.
    We should feel empowered by our decision to get surgery, not ashamed or have the feeling that we are being criticized/judged.
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from buzzly36 in November Sleevers   
    I was under the impression from my Bariatric Team that your BMI when you first start the program is the one they keep in mind and use for the rest of the insurance approval. I have heard and read about many people who lost weight and lowered their BMI to an unqualified number and still qualified for surgery.
    I could be wrong, but I think you will be ok to lose weight as long as you talk to your Team about it.
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Chocklitt in Friends for FitBit or LoseIt   
    Hey all!
    I was looking for some people to befriend on some weightloss/exercise apps. I use FitBit as well as LoseIt, and I would love the extra motivation if having friends on there.
    My e-mail address used for both of them is in the attachment, so it doesn't pop up in searches =P

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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Dub in Sleep Apnea?   
    Not my story:
    My cousin (age 26 at the time) pre-WLS was 360+ lbs., her pulse ox levels were down to 76% at night - she is 5 years post-op now (>120 lbs), and her sleep study results were much better within the year of getting RYN. If you want to talk to her personally, you can private message me and I can share her info with you.
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from notgonnabelikemymom in November Sleevers   
    Use Mexico as your vacation spot, you just have to worry about not coming back with a tan!
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Dub in You got room for another 'round here ?   
    Good luck with post-op life!!
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    Namaste6 reacted to Dub in You got room for another 'round here ?   
    Doing really well, thanks.
    My only pain is from an abdominal hernia that he repaired
    It's only a problem when I sit up and get out of the bed
    Been walking a few times
    Nothing as far as gas pain
    I feel really good, actually. Just sleepy from the meds and from being woken up every few minutes last night.
    Toradol injections have helped tremendously with swelling and my herniated disc.
    Wish I could have this for the trip home later today.
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from fatcinderellasball in Insurance Request Being Submitted!   
    Not too far away!! I tell you, it comes in a snap! I am exactly 3 weeks away, and yesterday it felt like it was forever!
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from ByeByeAdipose in Insurance Request Being Submitted!   
    I got the call today from the hospital program I am working with that I was cleared by the nutritionist, psychologist, and fitness instructor. So they are putting in the request forms for insurance approval!
    I just can't stand 10-15 business day wait!!!
    Fingers crossed for approval!
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from mngreeneyes in Naturally Thin People ... omgosh!   
    I started a new job and my desk was no where near the common area they put food and Snacks at, which I was SOO happy about with starting this journey. I went into work this week, and they had rearranged the entire office, and now the food is all less than 4 feet from my desk. I work in healthcare center that promotes healthy eating (a lot of my co-workers are of Asian decent, who naturally have smaller frames and figures), so you would think everyone would eat healthy on a daily basis. Nope. Everyday someone brings in a super delicious smelling, high carb snack and the fan in the area blows it directly towards my desk now. And they are constantly asking me to come join them, saying "You have GOT to try this malasada!" (this amazing looking Portuguese donut).
    It's brutal.
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Maybe I should not have surgery?   
    @@Jangy03253
    I wish you the best of luck. In my opinion, the surgery is a positive thing in your life right now, do not let the negativity of your husbands family ruin you. You deserve to be happy, healthy, and in a good place.
    You have a great support system here, and it is quite brave and a good step for you to voice your thoughts to us all. In the meantime, try to imagine your life post-op and how much stronger you will be. You deserve the best!
    Stay strong!
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    Namaste6 reacted to maggie409 in What is everyones favorite Protein Drink?   
    I drink GNC total lean premade shakes. Best when you drink them cold or over ice.
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from Chrystee in Maybe I should not have surgery?   
    Couldn't have put it better!
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    Namaste6 got a reaction from buzzly36 in November Sleevers! What items are you making sure to get?   
    I am having surgery November 4th
    I started a Topic on here called "Tools/Items for Portion Control" - People have posted A LOT of helpful things in there. Here are some suggestions they shared either in the forum or via message:
    - 2 and 4 oz tupperware containers
    - USB Mug warmer
    - Zoku Slush and shake Maker
    - ProHydrate Water AboutTime
    - Microwave Steamer
    - Smaller silverware (a set of 4 espresso spoons and 4 appetizer forks)
    - Appetizer plates
    - Magic Bullet Blender
    - Shallow Ice Cube trey to freeze 2 oz of Soup or broth
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