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Anthrogeeke

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to jdmama911 in A days diet after VSG- Can anyone give examples?   
    I get hungry about every 3 hours. I try to eat more at lunch and dinner. For my breakfast and Snacks I don't eat too much.
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to LisaMergs in Haven't lost any weight in a week   
    Oh goodness. You aren't "stalling"- I know that it's common for us to refer to the three week stall.
    You are HEALING. Your body is ADJUSTING. It needs to re-work the way it is now processing not only food, but your energy stores. You've just shocked the crap out of your system! Lol. Give it a chance to figure it out!
    I am a firm believer, at over 100 pounds down, that a stall goes on much much longer than this.
    In between, it's simply adjusting. I've said it before- I count the "decades" of pounds I lose---
    240-230
    190-180 etc. the numbers in between are of no consequence to me. They bounce, change and do all kinds of erratic things- until they don't and I plummet into the next "decade".
    For me, right now, it's the 170's. 160's will come but if I worried daily about the 2 pounds up and down for a few days In between , I'd go bonkers.
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from Valentina in Premier protein shakes give me migraines   
    Too many fake sweeteners tenf to give me Migraines. Try a whey Protein that doesn't have sweeteners or is sweetened with stevia. I add Isopure unflavoured to broth and pureed Soups. Jay Robb makes a protien powder sweetened wi t h stevia.
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from Miss.Bunny447 in Unjury Protien; What's your favorite flavor?   
    Currently Isopure is my favourite. I like the unflavoured mixed with homemade vegetable Soup I puree.
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from Miss.Bunny447 in Unjury Protien; What's your favorite flavor?   
    Currently Isopure is my favourite. I like the unflavoured mixed with homemade vegetable Soup I puree.
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from kimb926 in Down 135 pounds as of today. Sleeved 12/8   
    Congratulations!
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to LACRACRA2 in CALLING ALL JULY 2016 SLEEVERS   
    Good luck everyone!!!! I'm at the hospital waiting for the team to come get me for pre op hook ups. Surgery shouldn't be until about 10am though. It's only 0744 now. Keep you posted. Prayers appreciated.
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to anniebanana in I hate posts like this, but 2 days until surgery and I am freaking out   
    Surgery went great. Started at 7:30ish and I woke up at 2! I was in a lot of pain in the drain area on my right side and of course at the incision sites. Sore throat from anesthesia. Pain meds have me very drowsy. They had me up and walking around an hour ago, just a little dizzy. Most pain comes from getting up and down, but got to brush teeth and feel so much better. Chewing ice chips and swallowing no problem. Gas pain went away as soon as I started self medicating. They are having me use a breathing device 10x per hour to help lungs recover. The hospital staff here is amazing!
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to snokb04 in Sleeve or GB?   
    I actually researched for a year before deciding. I researched outcomes and complication rates for both and talked to people I know that have had either VSG or bypass. I decided on sleeve since it doesn't have the malabsorption issues and there are less associated complications and side effects. On my initial visit, the nurse practitioner that works for the program suggested I revisit bypass because I have PCOS and she said my weight loss would be better with bypass because of the malabsorption. (PCOS makes it harder to lose weight). However, I was set against bypass after all my research and when I met with the surgeon, he said I made the right decision especially considering some of the meds I take for asthma and with the fact that I sometimes have to take steroids for my asthma. He says with the malabsorption, my meds would not be as effective. So ultimately, I would say to do some research, decide what you can live with and then discuss it with your surgeon.
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to Twinmom07 in CALLING ALL JULY 2016 SLEEVERS   
    By this time tomorrow, I will be in surgery and on my way to the losers side!! I am surprisingly calm.......or maybe it is just at complete peace with my decision. Have you ever thought...."and now life REALLY begins!"? I can't wait!!!
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to lutheranian in CALLING ALL JULY 2016 SLEEVERS   
    7/5 here! Last day of Protein shake diet today, Clear liquids tomorrow then d-day on Tuesday!!!
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from reree6898 in 132 pounds lost! W/picture   
    Congratulations!
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from JupiterinVirgo in If you are having any doubts about getting the sleeve, look at my picture!   
    Congratulations!
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from Katerbug1 in CALLING ALL JULY 2016 SLEEVERS   
    I'm scheduled for July 13th. Just started the 2 week liquid diet. I can have protien shakes and pureed Soup with protien powder added. I don't really like canned or box Soups so I'm thinking of making homemade vegetable soup and sticking it in the Ninja.
    Has anyone else made homemade soup for their liquid diet? Any good ideas?
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from kimb926 in Down 135 pounds as of today. Sleeved 12/8   
    Congratulations!
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from Katerbug1 in CALLING ALL JULY 2016 SLEEVERS   
    I'm scheduled for July 13th. Just started the 2 week liquid diet. I can have protien shakes and pureed Soup with protien powder added. I don't really like canned or box Soups so I'm thinking of making homemade vegetable soup and sticking it in the Ninja.
    Has anyone else made homemade soup for their liquid diet? Any good ideas?
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to kimb926 in Down 135 pounds as of today. Sleeved 12/8   
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to Ashleyconder in PROS & CONS   
    @@TLW thank you so much. I have so much to gain (hehe-lose) from getting this surgery done.
    I really feel like in my heart this would nip everything in the bud and live the rest of my life healthier and with a new mindset of how my lifestyle should be.
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to Valentina in More calories = More weight loss? HUH?   
    I would have chosen to have my "turkey waddle" tightened and my arms done before my "apron" and "lady bits", but I NEED to have the abdominal skin removal first to stabilize my spine. I guess my turkey waddle will have to wait until I step on it, and my arms will wait until a sudden gust of wind just takes me away...
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to bini120 in I got sleeved yesterday: here's the blow by blow   
    These accounts helped me when I was pre-op so wanted to lay this out there for folks whose big day is coming:
    9am - checked into hospital (NYU Medical Center)
    9.30- 10.30 - changed into my gown and had some more pre-op testing like urine analysis, weigh-in, blood pressure check.
    10.30 - 11am - met with my surgeon again and met with the anesthesiologist. Was encouraged to ask any questions I didn't ask before in the process.
    11am - got taken in wheelchair to the OPERATING THEATER. This I wasn't expecting - I thought they'd sedate me in another room and trolley me to the OR when I was out but I got to meet the entire surgical team who were prepping for the operation. I couldn't help make jokes that it felt like I was abducted by aliens with all the huge lights point towards me from the ceiling and folks in blue scrubs and masks all around me.
    The last thing I remember is an oxygen mask put over my nose and mouth - and then, black.
    1pm - I came to in the post-op recovery room with wonderful nurses taking care of me. I ended up staying in recovery overnight as they didn't have any beds available. My husband wasn't able to stay overnight with me for this reason.
    1pm - 7pm - I was very groggy all day as I kept pushing the button that released a v potent painkiller. My family came to visit on and off as well but I was pretty dozy and nauseous.
    7pm - 6am - I was in and out of sleep. I must admit it was a very uncomfortable night as I couldn't get comfy in the bed, they had attached a blood pressure cuff that inflated every hour and woke me up. I also had the gas pain in my chest and back and pain at incision sites. But I can't say enough nice things about the nurses who never left me for extended periods of time. I also dreamed of food the whole night
    6am -9am - The team wanted me to pee and I went 3 times which they seemed pleased with. I texted my husband to come over to be with me - poor guy had to wait downstairs as the recovery room was filling up with other patients.
    9am-12 - I was desperate to go home but my doc told me that the only way I could be discharged was if they got positive labs from my bloodwork (they couldn't find veins so they poked me 6-7 times which was a bit traumatic as I hate needles). She also wanted me to finish approx 400 cc of Water and Propel so that she knew I could tolerate it and keep hydrated at home. It took me 3 hours to do this.
    12.30 - I had a final conversation with my team at which point they discharged me with a bunch of pain, nausea, spasm and antacid med.
    1pm - I got home and went to bed for a proper sleep. I've only just woken up and feel ok to look at my phone. Was too nauseous to read
    Other Notes:
    I have 4 incisions - the one at the belly button is most uncomfortable and 'pulls' if I move incorrectly.
    I seem to need my husband's help to get in and out of bed but I'm sure this only temporary.
    Per one of my previous posts, I did cheat quite a bit during my pre-op diet (bad bini120!) but I guess my liver was small enough to do the surgery.
    While I may have dreamed about foods, I'm not hungry at all. I'm sipping my clear fluids very slowly today as I don't want to overdo it, but no issues getting the liquids down. Tomorrow I can start with the Protein shakes.
    Thank you everyone for answering all my questions pre-op. Looking forward to where this journey takes me next.
    Any questions, I'd be delighted to answer them.
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    Anthrogeeke got a reaction from smg in Stomach Stretching   
    @@smg thanks for posting this video. It was very helpful.
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to askurnick in Did I Really Lose That Much?   
    It wasn't until I put these side-by-side thst I saw the weight loss. Left side taken March 5, 2016. Right side taken June 15, 2016.
    Loss of 60 lbs as of today. Down almost 2 pant sizes and 3 top sizes so far.
    Sleeved: March 14, 2016
    Starting weight: 345 lbs
    Weight as of June 18, 2016: 285 lbs
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to pr_pitbullgrl in Am I small? and more Fat mentality issues....   
    i went to target this weekend. picked a medium dress and extra small sweater off the rack. i wasn't looking for xs by the way but all they had was xs or xxl lol. i went to the dressing room and saw myself full length in the mirror and thought holy ****. i think i'm small. am i small? on the daily i feel just like i always felt. like i feel better but still fat. could it be that im not perceived as fat anymore? why is it so important? how do we switch over from "fat mentality" to what's real? to what's actually happening with our bodies right now? am i still viewed as "fat" by society? am i normal now? is a size 8/10 still fat? how will i know when to stop? all the questions you didn't realize would linger so long.....

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    Anthrogeeke reacted to akmarsh in PROTIEN DRINK CONFUSION ?!?   
    My doctor provided this resource. I've been buying samples (like one of everything) so I can see what I like after the surgery.
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    Anthrogeeke reacted to caligirltt in Bypass vs. Sleeve   
    I've done all the researcher. I didn't mean for this to turn into an argument. What I want is actual stories of WHY YOU choose your particular surgery. Or choosing the one you're having. It's a completely personal decision. One is not better. It's a matter of what is best for you. And I am merely wanting to know what led you to choose your surgery. I've researched for years, I know the statistics but what I don't know is personal stories as to why. Did you talk to somebody? Did something stand out? Did you read something that made the choice easier? I appreciate all your input but I think it's gonna a little off topic. And I would like to get back to personal testimony and not so much at pointing fingers because someone has interpreted something. You all are amazing. And have been so helpful. If anyone wants to add why they choose the surgery they did I would love to hear it. Thanks!!
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