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DavidOso

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    DavidOso got a reaction from annanay1 in Any Chicago sleeve parients here?   
    I did the UIC program. They were great! 3 years out next month. Southern suburbs.

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    DavidOso got a reaction from Frustr8 in Protein shakes   
    I have used Aldi's Elevation. A scoop of chocolate + 1 T instant coffee, YUM. the price is right...I am having some challenges with sugar so I found another GENEPRO II. Micronized medical Protein. 30 g. protein, 0 sugars, 50 calories, about 1 T in volume. A little over $1.25 a serving. I wished I'd known about this product 3 years ago!!! Look around online, many sale prices. I have had good luck with EBay.
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    DavidOso reacted to Happy Go Lucky in -45lbs at 3 mo post-op   
    3 mo. post op. Still doing good. I am down about 45lbs since surgery on 2/12/18.
    Still working on Protein and getting enough Water in and taking my Vitamins on time. I set an alarm for it and it worked at first but I sometimes ignore it.
    No complications (knock on wood) and I feel fine.
    Cravings are still close to gone. Every now and then I will get a craving but it usually passes after drinking water or a liquid.
    I don't really care for sweets, including pop. I cannot believe i am saying that because I was a heavy snack food junkie.
    I am getting out and enjoying the weather as much as i can. Every step counts.
    I can tolerate pretty much any food that i have tried. I constantly looking for healthy recipes, as I am trying to stay away from fried and frozen foods. Drop some recipes if you know of any (that are good).
    I still get kinda frustrated after being full after 3 bites, i sit there and stare at the food like really? lol
    I plan on buying a bike and hitting the trail that i walk on in the morning. We shall see.

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    DavidOso got a reaction from annanay1 in Any Chicago sleeve parients here?   
    I did the UIC program. They were great! 3 years out next month. Southern suburbs.

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    DavidOso got a reaction from annanay1 in Any Chicago sleeve parients here?   
    I did the UIC program. They were great! 3 years out next month. Southern suburbs.

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    DavidOso got a reaction from Creekimp13 in Did water slides yesterday!   
    How FUN!!! I love the fact I can walk into a room and not look around for a chair that will hold me or that I will fit in. Yes, the Water slides were fun. Now I need a roller coaster or 2!
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    DavidOso got a reaction from magedelkady in Sleevers, Ramadan and fasting.   
    I don't know the specifics of a Ramadan fast, but I would think there would be exceptions for medical reasons. Pregnant women, the elderly, small children, I hear, are allowed exceptions. My thoughts would be...Eating and drinking at this stage for you is almost like taking medicine. If you are taking your "medicine" in a holy way, your body is healing and that physical health may make your prayers stronger. Also look at things this way, this year you need to take "medicine", but next year, a physically healthier you will be better able to handle a fast...still maybe not the entire time of daylight, but MANY more hours. Please understand that these are just thoughts from one who does not know, but are given with the hope that no physical crisis comes at this holy time.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from JConforti in Life with CPAP   
    I am a 13 year user. I have a nasal mask(mirage ultra). One of the things I find helpful is to run the hose up over your head, hooked over the head board. I am a side sleeper, so the hose is lined up with my nose, not pulling off to the side causing air leaks. It sounds odd, but try it, it makes a HUGE difference for me. At the 6 month post op mark, my pressure was cut in HALF!!! I still have about 100 to loose and when I get to my goal weight will have a sleep study done to see if I can "Can" the cpap. Fingers crossed, it PROBABLY will happen. Good luck and sweet dreams!
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    DavidOso got a reaction from sweetchef76 in Water intake   
    at 5 weeks out i was drinking 80 oz of Fluid a day INCLUDING my smoothies. i kept fluid next to me at all times; from when i got up until about 8 pm, or i would be up all night. experiment with bigger sips, small mouthfuls and see how it feels. you almost need to have the mentality of a nurse pushing fluids on a feverish child. i am almost 6 months post op and routinely drink 96 oz a day. for me, this is enough and i will stay at this level. this helps with keeping things moving, too. congrats on your successes.
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    DavidOso reacted to Ignatius in Guys who started over 400 lbs.   
    Glad to see you both are doing so well right out of the gate. I start my pre-op diet Monday.
    Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    DavidOso got a reaction from Icantbelieveit in Hoping someone can tell me about chia seeds   
    As with any seeds (flax, chia, sesame etc.) it is best to grind them first. I use a $10 coffee grinder that is only for seeds. The outer shells are pretty tough, and most of the nutritive value is wasted, if not ground. A little soak doesn't hurt either. Make your smoothie and 10-15 mins later the seeds have soaked and also slightly thickened your drink. About 1 Tbsp. a day is a good place to start.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from pr_pitbullgrl in It's my SURGIVERSARY! With photos   
    Congrats! Keep finding new goals...activities, trips, fitness, getting into a little black dress. Keep the momentum in your life.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from Icantbelieveit in Hoping someone can tell me about chia seeds   
    As with any seeds (flax, chia, sesame etc.) it is best to grind them first. I use a $10 coffee grinder that is only for seeds. The outer shells are pretty tough, and most of the nutritive value is wasted, if not ground. A little soak doesn't hurt either. Make your smoothie and 10-15 mins later the seeds have soaked and also slightly thickened your drink. About 1 Tbsp. a day is a good place to start.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from Sai in Just fit in a booth at a resuraunt with room to spare!   
    Great moments! Fit in the booth. No seat belt extender. Too small to shop the Big and Tall store anymore. Sit on the floor AND get up without a crane. One more carrot I'm chasing...graduating from my CPAP.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from facebro29 in The smells OMG   
    I actually vomited the first time I pumped gas. Diesel, cigarette smoke, a roof being tarred, super sweet smell driving by a bakery. I'm about 14 months post op, this has diminished somewhat, but not totally. NOT IN THE BROCHURE!!!
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    DavidOso got a reaction from Sai in Just fit in a booth at a resuraunt with room to spare!   
    Great moments! Fit in the booth. No seat belt extender. Too small to shop the Big and Tall store anymore. Sit on the floor AND get up without a crane. One more carrot I'm chasing...graduating from my CPAP.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from Sai in Just fit in a booth at a resuraunt with room to spare!   
    Great moments! Fit in the booth. No seat belt extender. Too small to shop the Big and Tall store anymore. Sit on the floor AND get up without a crane. One more carrot I'm chasing...graduating from my CPAP.
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    DavidOso reacted to Sai in Just fit in a booth at a resuraunt with room to spare!   
    Congratz on a key moment for you. Sitting at a booth without spilling all over the table and sitting in an airplane seat without worry of offending a stranger sitting by me were key moments for me too. Thank you for sharing it.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from Icantbelieveit in Hoping someone can tell me about chia seeds   
    As with any seeds (flax, chia, sesame etc.) it is best to grind them first. I use a $10 coffee grinder that is only for seeds. The outer shells are pretty tough, and most of the nutritive value is wasted, if not ground. A little soak doesn't hurt either. Make your smoothie and 10-15 mins later the seeds have soaked and also slightly thickened your drink. About 1 Tbsp. a day is a good place to start.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from Sai in Just fit in a booth at a resuraunt with room to spare!   
    Great moments! Fit in the booth. No seat belt extender. Too small to shop the Big and Tall store anymore. Sit on the floor AND get up without a crane. One more carrot I'm chasing...graduating from my CPAP.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from Sai in Just fit in a booth at a resuraunt with room to spare!   
    Great moments! Fit in the booth. No seat belt extender. Too small to shop the Big and Tall store anymore. Sit on the floor AND get up without a crane. One more carrot I'm chasing...graduating from my CPAP.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from facebro29 in The smells OMG   
    I actually vomited the first time I pumped gas. Diesel, cigarette smoke, a roof being tarred, super sweet smell driving by a bakery. I'm about 14 months post op, this has diminished somewhat, but not totally. NOT IN THE BROCHURE!!!
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    DavidOso reacted to Bama2012 in Just fit in a booth at a resuraunt with room to spare!   
    My wife has to check if I'm alive now no cpap no snoring no getting up in the middle of the night...it's great.
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    DavidOso got a reaction from facebro29 in The smells OMG   
    I actually vomited the first time I pumped gas. Diesel, cigarette smoke, a roof being tarred, super sweet smell driving by a bakery. I'm about 14 months post op, this has diminished somewhat, but not totally. NOT IN THE BROCHURE!!!
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    DavidOso got a reaction from pr_pitbullgrl in It's my SURGIVERSARY! With photos   
    Congrats! Keep finding new goals...activities, trips, fitness, getting into a little black dress. Keep the momentum in your life.
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