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Josey Quinn

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Looking for an experienced buddy? This is a little about me. Surgery date: December 2015 Weight lost: 150+ pounds Status: Maintenance phase 40-something, married, mother to two daughters, artsy person, cat lady. Managing a full-time career and bipolar disorder, which are sometimes related.
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    Conflicted about surgery

    It's completely normal to have doubts. This is not a magic bullet. You are making trade-offs for the significant weight loss. But as long as you are going into it with your eyes open, you can feel good about your decision. I had my sleeve surgery in December 2015. I experienced some complications, and I will have to take pancreatic enzymes indefinitely, but I would have the surgery again. Even the loose skin doesn't bother me enough to regret my decision. Now, I can eat almost any kind of food I want, as long as I stick to the portion size my stomach can comfortably handle. Keep educating yourself and reviewing your pros/cons list.
  3. I'm struggling a bit with my true goal weight. My original goal was 165, and I'm now a hair over 162. I would be happy staying at this weight (and not having to buy more clothes for a while), but my body seems to have other ideas. I'm eating as much as I can each day, but I'm still losing. So, I don't know if I should let my body decide my ultimate goal for me or try harder to stop the weight loss. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Hospital stay

    My stay was one night for VSG. Standard for my surgeon.
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    Reassurance, thoughts?

    My surgeon told me to stay away from Ensure and similar drinks. I've used Unjury since my surgery in December, and it has worked well for me.
  6. Hearing about tragic outcomes can be very scary, especially when it is a family friend. Keep talking to your doctor's office and any other support people about your fears. No one can guarantee a positive outcome, but they can help you minimize risk and address your anxiety.
  7. When I'm getting full, my stomach makes more noise and I feel like I want to stand up to relieve pressure.
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    Eating too fast.. Aaarrgh!

    Nine months out from VSG, I still eat too fast. Lately, I've been focusing on chewing my food much more because this naturally slows me down.
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    Your body is recovering. Let your doctor know you're having trouble. He might need to switch you to a different nausea medication. If you're still taking pain medication, that could also be contributing to nausea. The best thing to do is talk to your doctor or his nurse. Don't suffer in silence.
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    Deal breaker.

    Please keep in mind that your tastes may change radically after surgery. I was a complete bread and Pasta addict before my sleeve surgery, and now, I can barely stand them. No craving at all. Even though coffee feels like the center of your beverage universe now, it could change.
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    New to forum

    I was sleeved in December 2015. The biggest challenge with hydration for me to this day is not being able to drink with my meals. I get busy at work and forget to drink between meals. I eat four small meals a day, so I feel like I turn around, and it's time to eat again. I have to keep liquids with me all the time and consciously force myself to drink.
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    I messed up

    I'm glad to see that you went for a walk. That sounds like a healthy response to the situation! (((hugs)))
  13. I had my gastric sleeve surgery 8 months ago. As of today, I've lost 111 pounds, which puts me 10 pounds away from goal. What I really wanted to know before surgery was: How would surgery change my everyday life with food? How would I react emotionally to a radically different way of eating and fast weight loss? Would I feel tired and rundown? Would I really be able to exercise? How would my friends, family, and coworkers react to my new eating regimen and weight loss?
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    Did you sweat less after surgery?

    I sweat far less now than I did before surgery. I can't remember how long after surgery it took the sweating to decrease, though, because I had surgery in the winter. I'm down 111 pounds.
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    Feeling like a fraud in the "misses" clothes section

    When I got home, I tried on some pants I had in the closet. I remember buying them eight or nine years ago without trying them on, and they were too small at the time. They've been hanging in my closet ever since. Now, they fit with room to spare!

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