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thenewandbestme

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    thenewandbestme reacted to deb2571 in Passed out   
    Could be low blood sugar. Check with your Dr.
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    thenewandbestme reacted to Bufflehead in Passed out   
    Are you getting enough fluids? Dehydration can do this to you.
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    thenewandbestme reacted to RickM in Passed out   
    Dehydration and hypoglycemia as mentioned are two possibilities; the other common malady that fits the description is orthostatic hypotension - low blood pressure when you stand or sit up quickly. It is not uncommon as we lose weight rapidly and particularly if we are on BP meds. If you are on BP medication, call your doctor and explain the situation and he may well cut your meds over the phone and then have you come in for a check. If you have a BP monitor at home, check it yourself and give him the numbers.
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    thenewandbestme reacted to Fit4HisGlory in How long before I can sleep on my side?   
    I've been sleeping on my right side since day 2 and on my left side since day three. It's probably just different for each person.
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13
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    thenewandbestme reacted to Malin in Time your eating   
    I think I need to get a food scale! I have never weighed my food, I think it's time to do so!
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    thenewandbestme reacted to OutsideMatchInside in Time your eating   
    If you have your food portioned out, you are not grazing. Especially when you are fresh from surgery. Grazing is just mindlessly eating non stop. It might take some people 30 minutes to eat 2 ounces when they are on soft foods. People need their nutrition, as long as they are eating their proper allotted portion there is nothing wrong with it taking longer.
    I never really ate slowly. I hate cold food, so I never really slowed down. I eat my allotted portion and that is it. I did make sure to chew thoroughly.
    The most important thing is to always weigh/measure your food and do not over eat.
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from anewme2015 in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from VSG butterfly in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
    Day of surgery 11/11/15
    2nd pick, Thanksgiving day






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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from anewme2015 in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from TripleK in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
    So cute!! You look awesome! Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from anewme2015 in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from chazzlee in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
    This is an awesome story! I'm so happy for you! Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from anewme2015 in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from cindyw41 in BEFORE/AFTER PICS ONLY   
    Wow! Great transformation! Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from mykdzmom in BEFORE/AFTER PICS ONLY   
    Day of surgery 11 the /11/15 pics compared to just 2 weeks later on Thanksgiving day



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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from anewme2015 in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
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    thenewandbestme reacted to Amarie1621 in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
    I have a question I'm scheduled for surgery on Feb n im Goin for sleeve but more I been reading I'm wounderin if I shuld go for bypass I weigh 220 now n my goal weigh b 130. But frm wat im reading I'm only Goin b around 155 if I sleeve n 144 if gastric ,it says u lose alot more weigh with gastric now I'm just confussed what one to do I hope I can get to 130 goal weigh on the sleeve in a year is it possible
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    thenewandbestme reacted to BrickHouse in Sex... Oh My God... Sex!   
    Ha ha! DANG! Well, you just go with your bad self!
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    thenewandbestme reacted to ouroborous in Sex... Oh My God... Sex!   
    First real "encounter" since the surgery (lots of fooling around, but yesterday was... the full meal deal). And... guys... wow. GET THIS SURGERY.
    Before the surgery, I was a real "one minute wonder" (if I could even get lucky; at 338, it doesn't happen much). I would be panting and wheezing and see spots, and I was lucky to even be able to finish. I was used to the woman not... finishing, either.
    Yesterday.
    SEVEN. HOURS.
    She had more... moments of joy than I could count (maybe 12? 15? 20?), and I had... THREE.
    THREE. In one night! Guys, I'm 42. That just doesn't HAPPEN to guys my age.
    And it certainly never happened before the sleeve.
    Good god, men, if you have ANY problems in that area at all and are pre-sleeve, RUN, don't walk, and get the surgery.
    UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE. I thought that stuff only happened in porno movies...
    Ok, I'll shut up now. But... wow.
    Sore... exhausted... and happy
    Edit: uh, it wasn't seven hours continuously, I should mention... 8pm till 3am, but not all, uh, action. Even at my current fitness level, that WOULD kill me. Seven hours of go... rest, chat, laugh... go... rest, chat, laugh... repeat until too sore and exhausted to continue! And NOW I WILL shut up.
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    thenewandbestme reacted to Inner Surfer Girl in Do we need to take antacids (ppi) forever   
    I no longer take mine and don't have any issues. I don't really remember how long it was after surgery that I stopped, but it was less than six months (maybe even three).
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    thenewandbestme reacted to rileyoshea in Do we need to take antacids (ppi) forever   
    I had my surgery in October of 2014 and I do not take a purple pill every day anymore. I do take them on occasion when I feel I may be eating a food that may not agree with my sleeve....
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    thenewandbestme reacted to GibbsGirl in First trip grocery shopping post op   
    Went to the grocery store with my 17 year old son. The visit started out with me fitting in my favorite jeans that had long been at the bottom of the pile. He was so excited when I showed him. He's getting his usual fair and I picked up more eggs and had some ham shaved for next weeks big move to soft foods. We walked and talked about some of the recipes I wanted to try after my move to regular food and he vowed to try everything. I really thought I was doing great not really oogling food until we hit the checkouts. If the rest of the store doesn't get to you, the chips and candy sure looks even better. I kept looking towards the little nicknacks but there was this small bag of funyuns taunting me, of course it was eye level. Now rarely did I ever eat them because of the sodium but yes occasionally I would splurge. I was finally able to escape and on the way to the car, feeling rather defeated for some dumb reason, my son stops and tells me how proud he is of me. I thanked him and got in the car realizing I was tired but felt better about shunning the funyuns. He went on and on for the 10 minute drive that I needed to be more proud of myself and how I was strong enough to make these changes and keep it up. Of course in my mind I am still waiting for the can you loan me money for this or that game. lol. Anyway I was exhausted but felt like I made a few strides this afternoon, I knew he supported me but I also knew he was pretty terrified the day of surgery so to hear it again was nice. Also I pulled those favorite jeans off without unbuttoning or zipping them. Pretty nice feeling.
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    thenewandbestme reacted to Rdsegobia in Letty's journey post-op   
    Happy New Year!! 2016 to be the best year ever! I'm finally 189 lbs after 3 long weeks. My New Year end celebration was very good, went out with my husband and I actually felt pretty and comfortable in my own skin. I only had half of a margarita not bad at all.
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    thenewandbestme reacted to Applebootom9 in Itching all over body   
    Hi all sorry I haven't kept you all abreast to the itching that I had suffered with. Just a reminder I had the surgery in April and began itching about 4 days after my hospital stay. I spoke with my surgeon who then informed me that it could have been from the pain meds so I then spoke with my PC doc., and he stated to take my allergy pills and use itch cream. It did last a couple of months but has ended. I went through that but don't at all regret having the surgery because of all the other factors to date. I'm no longer hiding and still have more to go.
    Good luck everyone, please don't regret having the surgery as there is still so much more positive things to come.
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    thenewandbestme got a reaction from Applebootom9 in Itching all over body   
    I'm having the same problem. And did the same thing. Like changing sheets and even spraying down the bed , carpet and whole bedroom with bug spray thinking that something was biting me. But it wasnt. And I even have welts and rashes behind my ears, back of my neck and everything.
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