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ttnurse

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    ttnurse reacted to ClareLynn in When can I chug my water down my throat!!?? Help lol   
    In the beginning I would take a big mouthful of Water and just hold it in my mouth to fix my dry mouth. Then either spit it out or slowly swallow the water in little bits until it was all gone.
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    ttnurse reacted to FutureSylph in WHERE ARE MY AUGUST 2021 PEEPS?   
    I'm hoping for September for me, so I'll be right behind y'all, asking a ton of questions. (Hope you always wanted an annoying little sister! 🙂)
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    ttnurse reacted to phenomenally_me in WHERE ARE MY AUGUST 2021 PEEPS?   
    Wow! I've been on my journey since February 2021. I'm so glad I now I have a date. I was denied by my insurance after 5 months of pre-op appointments so I'll be going to Mexico.
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    ttnurse got a reaction from GreenTealael in 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

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    ttnurse got a reaction from GreenTealael in 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

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    ttnurse got a reaction from GreenTealael in 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

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    ttnurse got a reaction from Tufflaw in Well, here we go again   
    I commend you for sharing your story. I am on the journey with you.
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    ttnurse got a reaction from alysefowler in Slee e revision or gastric bypass   
    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

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    ttnurse got a reaction from alysefowler in Slee e revision or gastric bypass   
    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.

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    ttnurse got a reaction from GreenTealael in Struggling with weight loss 3 yrs post VSG   
    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
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    ttnurse got a reaction from GreenTealael in Struggling with weight loss 3 yrs post VSG   
    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
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    ttnurse reacted to catwoman7 in Struggling with weight loss 3 yrs post VSG   
    btw - I get it as well. I gained 12 lbs during year 3 (which was OK since I was too thin at my lowest weight), and eight lbs last year (NOT OK). I've been really struggling to take that off - watching my calories, tracking everything, exercising almost every day (for the last couple of months, my primary exercise is bike riding, which I do 1-2 hours a day, 5-6 days a week). I've lost a measly three lbs. I suppose if I cut back to like 800 or 1000 calories a day, I could lose it faster - but I don't think I'd find that very sustainable five years out. Luckily, my weight is OK - I'd just like to lose another five lbs, but still - this is tough!!
    back when I was morbidly obese, I used to roll my eyes at these women who were normal weight or slightly overweight who'd moan and complain about hard it was to lose five (or ten...) lbs. Yea....right. Try losing 100 or more! But now...I finally get it!!!
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    ttnurse reacted to Healthy_life2 in Legal food on the run: Convenience foods that work and strategies for restaurants   
    Google the restaurant menus to preplan your meal.
    Restaurants always serve a Protein and a veggie. Easy for me to order extra veggies to replace the carb...If you are allowed carbs on your plan you can just eat the smaller portion...
    Those of you in the first stages can order an appetizer or kids meal. Nothing wrong with a full meal size. You can box it up and have the leftovers for another meal (for some of you three meals lol)
    I like qdoba.(yes fast food place) I can get a kids size burrito bowl - fill it with meat veggies salsa black Beans guacamole. ( I don't do rice and tortilla wrap)
    On the run meals - Carry a small thermal lunch bag in your car for emergencies - Ice pack for summer - Good to have on hand if you get stuck in traffic or the snow in the winter -
    Protein bars Quest chips Jerkey tuna packet P3 protein pack Fork & hand whipes




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    ttnurse got a reaction from jennypenny1998 in 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
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    ttnurse reacted to Healthy_life2 in Less Restiction   
    I'm not judging or preaching to anyone.....But can laxitives/stool softeners for weight loss a sign of bulimia? https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/general-information/laxative-abuse
    The goal is healthy and finding a balance.
    This is what maintaining looks like for me - My weight fluctuates ten pounds. When I gain weight I go back to low carb ( my bariatric diet plan) to get it back off back off. I also put in extra time at the gym. I try not to let myself gain over the ten pound bounce range....
    You can snack. If you are in weight loss mode make it healthy salty or sweet options...Keep within your plan calories and Protein goals.



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    ttnurse got a reaction from xoxococojay in Post op people only! Anyone in here that doesn't cook???   
    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
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    ttnurse reacted to Nursenia in Feeling Good!   
    Sleeved 08/29/16. HW 318. Sw 308. CW268. I can't see the weight lost looking in the mirror but when I put the pictures side by side I see the difference!!!!!!!!!
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    ttnurse got a reaction from northcountyr1 in Holy Crap that was good!   
    You are hilarious ! I'm 5 months post op and can still get 3 meals out of the meal I order.. Life is good
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    ttnurse got a reaction from northcountyr1 in Holy Crap that was good!   
    You are hilarious ! I'm 5 months post op and can still get 3 meals out of the meal I order.. Life is good
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    ttnurse got a reaction from northcountyr1 in Holy Crap that was good!   
    You are hilarious ! I'm 5 months post op and can still get 3 meals out of the meal I order.. Life is good
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    ttnurse reacted to migalo in Holy Crap that was good!   
    My first Friday lunch with the boys and hit a local bar in downtown WPB called Duffy's. 2 weeks and 1 day post op i'm souped out and ready for purees. Ended up ordering a black bean burger with an avocado and sliced tomatoes and a side of cilantro lime sauce. Burger was mushy enough that I mixed it all together with the avocado and tomatoes making more or less a half ass puree. Ended up eating about half with no bread. I didn't feel full but didn't want to push it. Walked a mile there and a mile back, now I'm ready for the other half.
    Two lessons learned......1. Eating out is gonna get expensive for the quantity I'm eating and 2. Always grab a doggy bag to make the most out of the meals.
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    ttnurse reacted to Raynbolite in Feeling like I am regressing   
    I get it. I'm pretty much at the same place you are. Getting very bored with the same foods, cause they dont make me feel icky. I try to eat food as much as I can, but I do have a Protein Drink every AM. But the scale stalls, the weight isn't coming off even doing the program and with exercise. Grrr. I miss enjoying food and if I get constipation one more time, I'll explode. It's going to get better...I know this deep underneath all this blah. But this is hard. Do you have support? I'm seeing a counselor once a week, this helps...my friends and family are great, but they don't get it. I try to look at little gains. My clothes are baggier, I fit better with the seatbelt. Am I totally convinced I made the right choice...not yet. Am I able to see some good, yes. So I hold on to that and hope it gets better like everyone on here says it will. Good luck to you.
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    ttnurse reacted to PorkChopExpress in 10/5 surgery AND Split pea soup is AWESOME   
    Congratulations! My surgeon advanced me to mushy after just under two weeks, and that was such a relief. I was so tired of the liquid diet
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    ttnurse reacted to perspectiveiseverything in 10/5 surgery AND Split pea soup is AWESOME   
    I'm on my third day post op and feeling great. No more pain meds, taking my Vitamins, getting 64+ oz of liquids in and around 50 grams of Protein (need to up it a bit, but I think this is pretty darn good for three days post-op). Haven't weighed myself yet - waiting for the 2 week post-op appt. I started full liquids today (as opposed to clear liquids) and was able to have Decaf coffee with a little bit of nonfat milk this morning and delicious split pea Soup with a dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt for dinner. Life is good. I hope that everyone is doing well!
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    ttnurse reacted to Moogle in Eating pizza after surgery   
    I have not tried pizza. Well, at least not a full traditional slice. I am 4 months out. I've been around family and friends when they had pizza. What I did was blot the grease off (the Jersey girl in me cries for this) and then just ate the cheese off a plain slice. That was once my team approved me for cheese. No pepperoni, sausage or anything like that. I will admit, I felt like a barbarian for throwing the crust away, because where I grew up, that is sacrilege. xD

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