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brittd

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    brittd reacted to gidgetgrl in September 2016 - Happy 2nd Chance Birthday to US   
    To all of the September Sleevers! Just wanted to let you all know I had my Sleeve surgery this past Thursday, Sept 1st. I was nervous a few days before, but the day of surgery, I was unusually calm. Surgery lasted about an hr and I was in recovery for a few hrs due to sleep apnea, they need to monitor longer. I was up walking soon after. Just felt like gas pains and it did travel to my shoulder. I had a nice private room at the end of the corridor, nice and quiet! I didn't like the pain meds, felt nauseous, so I just took liquid Tylenol. I was able to have liquids on day two, had a bit of broth, Decaf tea, but Isopure was nasty! I sip everything slowly and got it down ok. I came home today, only pain is where they put drainage tube, not my stomach! It just feels sore like stitch pain, but very tolerable. I got some Premier Protein drinks in chocolate, they are 30 grams of Protein. Much tastier than isopure! Just a bit tired from hospital and a little sore. I had a great surgeon and hospital staff was amazing. Hoping for all of you to have a speedy recovery!! The best thing is to be prepared beforehand and go in positive!
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    brittd reacted to CoMo in September Surgery   
    Go you! Weight is dropping fast and furious!! I'm down 15 lbs since I started last Friday!! It's exciting that the numbers are going down but even more exciting knowing that it will never go back up to this. Woohoo!!!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from Nurse_Lenora in You know you lost weight when   
    When your real weight is finally less than what you put on your drivers license!
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    brittd got a reaction from scarlep in I need food! 7 days post op   
    Im 5 days post op and i felt pretty accomplished that I was able to finish an entire Premier Protein and a bottle of Water yesterday! I had a hiatal hernia so getting things down has been difficult. Just wondering if I'm behind or right where I should be, given the circumstances?!
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    brittd reacted to Tammweaver in What did you tell people about your absence?   
    Please don't lie. People lie about things they are ashamed of and this is something to be celebrated and proud of. The lies will cause so much more gossip, since people will know. I haven't seen anyone yet who had bariatric surgery that everyone didn't figure it out. IF you own the release of information you remain in control of the negative comments and gossipers. Good luck.
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    brittd reacted to Abby1114 in What did you tell people about your absence?   
    I had a hernia repair along with my sleeve surgery so I just told people at work that I had hernia surgery and left it at that.
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    brittd reacted to LoseItKacy in This diet seems like BS and I am pouting   
    In my program the sleeve actual has more restrictions for a longer time than bypass. You have a huge staple line that has a higher chance of leaks.
    In my program your on liquids for an extra week longer and on puréed food for an additional 2 weeks longer than the bypass patients.
    It really just depends on the program and the doctors opinion on how they feel about the surgery.
    But like others have said. This isn't a diet. It's a lifestyle change. And "if you do what you've always done, you will get what you've always gotten"
    From personal experience. Carbs got me here to begin with. I don't want to ruin this amazing opportunity I have. No matter how bad it sucks.
    I just sat at Applebee's and watched everyone eat. I went home and cried. I'm a month out. I miss food. I miss meals. But at the end of the day. My life and well being is way more important to me than Pasta and carbs. This is the last resort that can change my life for the better. There is no other option after this. I can't afford to mess this up.
    I can't tell u how many times I have felt like this is unfair. But what's also unfair is not fitting comfortably on a plane, wearing cute clothes that don't cost a fortune cuz they are not plus size, feeling like I have no sense of self worth, being treated differently by others because of my size, no being able to go hiking with my friends, feeling like I have to miss out on so much because my body stops me.
    There's a lot of things that aren't fair but I'm slowly learning that food shouldn't be something that is "unfair" to me. I have to learn to eat to live and not live to eat.
    I completely understand where you are coming from but you have to look past the "now" feelings and think of where you will be years from now living a happier healthier life.
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    brittd got a reaction from scarlep in I need food! 7 days post op   
    Im 5 days post op and i felt pretty accomplished that I was able to finish an entire Premier Protein and a bottle of Water yesterday! I had a hiatal hernia so getting things down has been difficult. Just wondering if I'm behind or right where I should be, given the circumstances?!
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    brittd got a reaction from scarlep in I need food! 7 days post op   
    Im 5 days post op and i felt pretty accomplished that I was able to finish an entire Premier Protein and a bottle of Water yesterday! I had a hiatal hernia so getting things down has been difficult. Just wondering if I'm behind or right where I should be, given the circumstances?!
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    brittd reacted to Recycled in My new Best Buddy   
    I'm coming up on a year after reaching my goal weight and now the whole process seems like a blurr. I feel great and enjoy things I thought I had given up forever. I like to come on here and offer support and usually try to be straight to the point and "tell it like it is" no holds barred.
    Ya know things like......"it's not about the surgery"......you gotta eat right, exercise. That's what counts.
    But when I stop to contemplate some of my subconscious thoughts, my deep down realities.....it is sometimes not so all facts and no fantasy.
    I know the weight loss is Diet and Exercise. And Effort and determination and work, and changing habits and .....yada yada yada.
    The sleeve was just a procedure that helped me "Do it myself" !! Really......is that all it is????
    Now that I'm there, I find it is more than that. My sleeve is my Best Buddy.!! It's that little guy that helped me change everything in my life.
    that little stomach did it's job and told me enough is enough. That little buddy is gonna be with me the rest of my life. And I owe him a lot.
    Funny as it sounds....... when some urge to eat a little more strikes me, I get this feeling if I give in, I'd be hurting my little buddy. I'd be letting him down after he's stuck with me thru this. I know, sounds goofy doesn't it. Well, whatever it is......however I imagine it in my mind..... I don't care.
    He's my best little buddy and I'm gonna take care of him.
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    brittd got a reaction from jembell01 in I am 20, 4 days post-op and very concerned.   
    Can't believe in 12 hours I will be arriving at the hospital. Best of luck!!
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    brittd reacted to Cheeselife in Booze...   
    Please tell me we can still have it! I'm assuming I'll need to follow the liquid rules as far as slow sipping and non-carbonated goes, and I know it's just empty calories, but we can still have it afterwards, right?? Otherwise I'm going to need ALL your unused pain meds to help me survive my children's teen years.
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    brittd got a reaction from TxStella in I am 20, 4 days post-op and very concerned.   
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    brittd got a reaction from jodyh55 in I am 20, 4 days post-op and very concerned.   
    I'm November 23rd too! I'm right there with you, eyes open and 1 day at a time!
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    brittd reacted to Joymarie333 in Unsuccesful surgery ?!?   
    We will be successful my day is Dec 1st also???? I didn't come this far to go back to eating nasty ass fast food.. So stay strong and don't worry
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    brittd reacted to SFOTraveler in You know you lost weight when   
    I LOVE this thread!!!! I am literally sitting here smiling. Congrats to EVERYONE. We did it!!!
    I identified with quite a few, particularly feeling my bones rub and having to put a pillow between my legs in bed.
    For me I'd say:
    Being complimented a TON.
    Showing people a picture of the "old" me and having them say "OMG I cannot believe that is you!".
    Trying on a size small and having it fit.
    Thinking a size of clothing will never fit me and then finding out it does, or is even too big!
    Having someone call me "thin".
    You stop worrying about weight restrictions for floating objects (rafts, boats, kayaks... all of which I would have never attempted)
    Your stretchy size xxl workout pants literally fall off.
    Shoes don't fit anymore
    You have plenty of room in an airplane seat
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