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  1. ttnurse

    1 Month Post Op Pictures

    It feels great doesn't it ?? You are amazing dear !!!
  2. Sleeve Redo. Don't wear a 35 pound backpack when you have surgery. The incision can burst Sent from my LM-G900 using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. ttnurse

    Burst incision

    I knew the ins and outs of the procedure as I have done it before. I just thought I was Superwoman and could handle a backpack instead of a suitcase , wow was I wrong.. they called me back last night and said to keep gauze on it do not manipulate the area and wear a compression garment on it like a binder. Heating pad and tylenol.So far,so good today. 🤞🤞🤞
  4. ttnurse

    Burst incision

    Hi dear, waiting on his response right now !! Hopefully just steri-strips and a dry dressing and my husband can do that for me ..still hurts, ouch . My surgery was Aug 18
  5. ttnurse

    Am I worth it..

    Beautiful person that you are, you are kind, empathetic,a libran like myself. I pray you find yourself throughout this mess of clouds we call life. You were born into this world, have your procedure,hold your shoulders back and head up. You my dear are worth it. I read your post as I am in the San Diego ,California airport for 6 hours waiting to catch my flight home. I just left Tijuana Mexico 3 hours ago. My surgery was August 18.. Keep a positive mind to get you to the other side of all of this. You will be so happy you did..Teresa
  6. I commend you for sharing your story. I am on the journey with you.
  7. I am looking into the sleeve revision surgery, yes weight gain in the last year. All time low 148 pounds. Im at 184 now.Im kicking my own ass,failure again. Who has had the "sloppy sleeve" revised or from sleeve to gastric bypass? I do medical abroad in Mexico . Lapband in 2008. VSG in 2016 . Thanks for reading Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. Great idea, i weighed myself daily for the first 4 years, rarely kept a food journal. I believe honestly that would hold me accountable which is definitely what is needed. Thank you a bunch Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. Hi and thanks for your response. I dont have a bariatric therapist. I have looked endlessly for a dietition with no luck. Maybe the therapist is what I need. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. I just want to commend you on communicating with others about the struggle as it is so real. I believe I am post op about 4 years now. I did the phentermine thing and lost 20 pounds ,that was short lived. I am on something different now called diethylpropion ER ,6 weeks so far and a measly 5 pounds down. I am hardheaded and know what I need to do. Move more than I put in my mouth as the YMCA membership isn't getting used like it should be. So again I commend you on sharing and glad I saw that I am still not the only one out there trying to make a change. And yep,don't give up. You are strong,you are important and beautiful.Cheers to you and keep that positive attitude my dear..Teresa
  11. Thank You so much for sharing, your story in encouraging to me. I got married 6 months ago and have gained 16 pounds,it's a struggle to get off what came on so easy. Thank you again
  12. Really one question and then one statement..I'm feeling kinda down about the weight gain. Some say,oh it's because you're comfortable but know it's me just not taking accountability for stuffing bad things in my mouth
  13. Can someone explain why or when the sleeve is no longer working ? I see on here folks get a revision from sleeve to mini gastric bypass. I got married 5 months ago and have gained 17 pounds .my goal weight was 150 .today I'm 168..thanks, teresa
  14. Thank you lovie, I need help. I think I'm ok when really I'm not, again thank you for responding :]
  15. Hi dear,thank you for sharing. I met my goal at 6 months post-op 2 years ago.i stayed at goal for a few weeks, goal is 150 I, yoyo to 160 and back down again. I convince myself it's ok to go up and down a bit but it scares me. I need a pouch reset I think,not sure what to do.
  16. ttnurse

    Less Restiction

    Not sure if I should be responding or asking a question. I was sleeved May 2016 ,I attained my goal weight within 6 months postoperative. Now feeling good about myself I feel less restriction and think I can stuff anything in my face. My weight goes up and down within 10 pounds within a week. I am hard headed and will pop 3 stool softeners or laxatives to help "cleanse" myself. I'm a moron I think, not cool to do that daily which I do sometimes for months at a time. Just need some advice I'm a snacker too ,which doesn't help. Thanks for reading
  17. hi, I sometimes order a healthy meal from the cafe at my job,they serve "clean eating" food.this can be divided into several meals.i eat a fair amount of peanuts that I have to shell the more work to get to the reward which in turns has me eating less,good protein.i sometimes substitute peanuts for a meal and keep moving along
  18. What happened with the sleeve that you had previously ?
  19. Hi, started size 18 ,had sleeve may 2016,im a sze 6 dress now. I'm still 2 pounds. from goal weight which is 150 pounds
  20. You are hilarious ! I'm 5 months post op and can still get 3 meals out of the meal I order.. Life is good Sent from my Nexus 5 using the BariatricPal App
  21. ttnurse

    How much can you eat?

    I went to Tijuana, Mexico.surgedy date was May 18, 2016. I can eat 1 cup of food at a time..what is a slider food anyway ? Sent from my Nexus 5 using the BariatricPal App
  22. ttnurse

    Surgery tomorrow..

    I am with you in thoughts and prayers. I too was there once. I'm 3 months post op and today hit the 60 pound weight loss. 9 more pounds to goal..bless you Sent from my Nexus 5 using the BariatricPal App
  23. Took my boyfriend, he is a good nurse... Good luck precious Sent from my Nexus 5 using the BariatricPal App
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    Thought I had,and when I called for the appt they informed me that the "higher ups " said they couldn't do it because I was a Mexico patient. So, my surgeon says he will "unfill " me on May 17, the day before the revision. He only charges $100 USD compared to $775 in my town in Virginia Sent from my Nexus 5 using the BariatricPal App
  25. Anyone know of a physician in Virginia that does an unfill ? I need it prior to revision in Tijuana. Thanks Sent from my Nexus 5 using the BariatricPal App

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