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  1. Same problem here. I’ve had the implant for a long time and did not have a period when I was heavier. I had surgery and still have the implant and about four months after surgery and about 50 pounds later I got a period for like three weeks. Now It’s like a year and half post surgery and I get one every month same time every month and I’m still on the implant. I liked not having a period and when I was heavier I had to use progesterone only birth control which the implant and mirena are. I sometimes think about changing to mirena but I honestly don’t think that will matter and I will probably still get a period as it’s similar hormone to the implant. My doctor did say to maybe either change to an estrogen birth control or add one on top of the implant but I feel like that’s so many hormones and it worries me. So I feel kinda stuck
  2. These are exactly the questions I had at my evaluation and I did fine. I am an emotional eater and have depression and on meds as well. I had my surgery on 10/24/16 Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  3. I was sleeved 10/24/16 and I took off work for 2 weeks. And during that time I took my pain meds the whole time. But I did need less as the days passed. When I went back to work after the two weeks I didn't take any more pain meds and just used Tylenol. But I do have to say my abdominal pain from surgery did hurt pretty bad. And I was up walking around and taking care of my kids when I got home. I'm a nurse so I know the importance of getting active and walking after surgery. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  4. marionb88

    Surgery 10/24/16

    Hope urs goes well too. It is hard cuz even tho I've had the surgery I still find myself wanting to eat the food I see on the TV or when the hubby and kids are eating food I can't I want it just cuz it smells good and I remember how good it was. Even tho I'm like not hungry at all. So there are times when I miss eating what my family is and I do feel a little separated from them sometimes. I know part of that is cuz I'm still on pureed foods and it might change a little once I advance in my diet. But like some things like McDonald's we probably won't enjoy together for a long long time. Lol. And I mean it's not a bad thing it just gets sad after a while knowing that food is the thing that used to comfort me. I've been finding other ways to comfort myself tho. Like preocuping my time in the gym or going for walks. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  5. marionb88

    Surgery 10/24/16

    It is little weird cuz my stomach doesn't feel hungry but like last night when my husband and kids ate pizza it smelled good and i did want some even tho I wasn't hungry. I mean i didn't obviously but it just goes to show that some of this is mental as well and u don't get the instant satisfaction u got when u ate anymore. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  6. marionb88

    Surgery 10/24/16

    Still recovering. My incisions are a little sore. I still feel like my stomach is foreign to me but it's getting better. It is hard to tell myself to eat something cuz I genuinely don't feel hungry. But I'm working on it. I'm set to return to work on the 7th s f I'm trying hard to work out all the kinks of this new life before I get back to work. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  7. marionb88

    Surgery 10/24/16

    Surgery went well. I was in alot of pain last night after surgery but am feeling much better today. Ive been up walking around all night and morning. It does help with the gas pain in the chest and back. It is a little uncomfortable to eat or drink anything but they said that that would get better. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  8. marionb88

    Surgery 10/24/16

    Good luck. I have lost about 10 - 12 but I had the liquid diet for about 2 weeks. It's been a rough 2 weeks but I made it till now so that's good. My surgery is at 1pm. Hope urs goes well too. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  9. marionb88

    Surgery 10/24/16

    Why we urs changed? Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  10. marionb88

    Surgery 10/24/16

    Thank u. When is ur surgery? Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  11. So I had my final appointment today with my surgeon. I'm scheduled for surgery Monday. I have a mixture of feelings. Ready, scared, excited, anxious, happy, sad. It's alot to handle. I'm so ready to be healthier. I'm ready to be a better more active mom that can get on the floor and play with the kids or can go down the water slide when we go to the water park. I'm so tired of my husband getting all those moments and memories and me just sitting and watching cuz my weight is holding me back. I'm so ready to be a better wife cuz my weight isn't controlling my self image. I've done so much to get ready for this. I've lost almost 30 pounds already. And I can already tell I'm feeling better about myself. I'm ready to be the person I used to be before the weight....friendly, and outgoing. I'm tired of hiding behind this weight and being to self conscious to be myself. I'm ready. I'm sad to say goodbye to food but I'm done with letting it control me. It's been my comfort for too long and has been my downfall. I'm ready to be the one to control me. I have so much in my life to make me happy instead of food. Two beautiful little girls and an amazing husband and great career. I've got everything I need to be happy. I just need to fight to get myself back and make me even more happy. I'm so ready for this. I'm a little scared of the changes but more scared of surgery itself. Any kind words or advice would be appreciated lol. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  12. Hope all goes well. I have surgery 10/24/16. Good luck. I'm very nervous as well Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  13. Well I scheduled my sleeve surgery for October 24th. Im a mixture of excited and scared. I feel like I've been waiting for this for so long. I just want to be healthy for my kids and myself. If anyone wants to comment about their experiences with the surgery and their life since then I would love to read them. Some photos and NSV are welcome too. Lol. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  14. marionb88

    Submitted to insurance.

    See So I called the insuance company this morning and found out it was approved. I'm so fricken happy right now. Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App
  15. marionb88

    Submitted to insurance.

    Do u have BCBS Illinois Sent from my SM-N920R6 using the BariatricPal App

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