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ivorythomascina

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  1. ivorythomascina

    (NSV) Gasp! I bought WHITE pants!!!

    You look wonderful! I can relate to no belts or tucking tops into skirts/pants. Fantastic job! Sent from my LGLS740 using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. You look,(and must feel) fantastic!! Congratulations! On Jan 30 I'll be 7 months post op VSG. Yes, you keep on smiling ???? Sent from my LGLS740 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    10/5 surgery AND Split pea soup is AWESOME

    Hi, I'm 63, had surgery 6/30. Did great, feel GREAT!! Follow instructions, take your supplements and exercise (when it's time). You will be fine???? Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Surgery in few hours.... nervous!

    By the time you see this, your surgery will be over and you will be on a path to a better, happier, healthier way of life. Being nervous is normal, but focus on being excited and ready. It won't always be easy-but it WILL BE OK and well worth it! Praying for you and all taking this life changing journey. At age 63 I'm 3 months post op, 50lbs lighter and thankful I made this decision. Keep us posted on progress ???? Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    What was your favorite puréed food?

    I'm 17 days post-op. Just started pureed foods. Go to YouTube-great videos of people at same phase with grocery items and recipes. Also check out 'No Chew Foods' and 'Protein Treats' videos. Hope you find it as helpful as I did. Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
  6. I am 2 weeks post op today. Ready to add more foods. Yes it is a full time job especially in this Philly heat! I will definitely look for that Triple Zero yogurt, thanks rebecca w Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Anticipation

    On June 30th I'm scheduled for sleeve surgery. I'm 63 but have several friends around my age who have had the surgery and yes it did work! My surgeon has done the procedure on 70 yr olds. I admit to being a bit nervous, I'm electing to go under the knife-but I want my body/health improved and want to enjoy my 3 grandkids So, say a prayer. I look forward to sharing and your helpful comments. Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Eating after surgery

    Hi, I was sleeved on 6/30. I just went for my post op visit today and only got my 'ok' for yogurt, pudding, milk and Protein shakes today. I think you added things too soon-clear liquids and Jello for a whole week is the norm. I did get the 'ok' however to do this: I tried the unflavored protein powder in MIO-yuck???? so I tried it in broth(broth can't be too hot and you do have to really stir it in to mix), and It's pretty tolerable! 1/2 pk or 1/2 scoop(10g protein ) in 8oz broth. Four times a day I had 4oz. See if that helps w energy and hunger. Gradually add the shakes and yogurt back into your diet. Good luck! Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
  9. That is wonderful! I really look forward to being able to walk more,(I grew up in Jersey-walked everywhere) use my new recumbent bike and just move without being out of breath. Freedom and independence for all of us!! Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    132 pounds lost! W/picture

    Awesome, you look GREAT!! Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Smoke Gets In Your Eye...

    WOW, that's fantastic! Yes, healthy, happy new lifestyle !! Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
  12. Or in this case, it floats up to my window! It's the smoke and smells from our annual block party. Grills are lit left and right. Funny, it smells pretty good-but it doesn't bother me or make me feel hungry. I was sleeved on 6/30. Came home Friday. I have to admit, at 63, I had some concerns but really it was no ways near as 'bad' as I thought. It felt good to hear the nurses say they wished they had an entire floor full of patients like me. I feel like the biggest hurdles are behind me( say that now, wait till I get to food that's not pureed!). Let's keep encouraging each other! Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    my before and after

    Fantastic! Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Start of my journey!

    It is indeed a decision to make after a lot of research and talking with your PCP. I wish you the very best of luck. This IS a great 'community', here to help and encourage one another. Keep us up to date.PS, thanks so much for your service Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Tomorrow is the big day

    Have to be at hospital at 6 am. Basically I feel a little nervous but excited too. Want to start my new healthy life. It's only been a few days since I joined the forum, and I must say the support and encouragement is awesome! I'm blessed with friends who are supportive also. Just wish family was that way. Oh, I know it's because they worry or believe there ate other safer ways to lose weight-but it would help to have them fully 'in my corner' Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Tomorrow is the big day

    Hi, actually I'm doing ok. I've walked down the hal twice(with walker) and am sitting in the chair for second time today. Pain is dull right now. Earlier it was there but I had to remind myself to use the pump. BTW the surgeon was going to remove my gall bladder if time allowed, but he didn't-instead he repaired a hernia that I didn't even know I had!! Thanks for your support???? Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Happy Birthday to Me!

    Incredible. You look happy and beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Truthful Regrets, Anyone?

    Very inspiring!???? Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    surgery at 730am

    Hang in there, it will get better. I'm going to remind myself: 'this too shall pass' Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Vitamin D and B12

    You can get Vitamin D3 softgels, and B12( caps, gels, liquid) at Wal-Mart at very very good prices. Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    7 days Post Op! Result: no Energy

    Chewable Vitamins are best. Yes, keep hydrated and let your body heal. Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    7 days Post Op! Result: no Energy

    Hi, my surgery is in two days. I know it's hard when you have to go back to work-but please take the 'community's' advice: take it easy, stay hydrated, get your Protein and heal. Good luck ) Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Anticipation

    ????Thanks! Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    Anticipation

    Thank you so much, message very encouraging. Good luck to you also, you made it past the surgery and post op diets ???? Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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    So many questions

    Sorry, slip of the finger. I have Cigna, but through Medicare. My process took about 3 months(classes, appts with surgeon, cardiologist, a psychiatrist, lung specialist and sleep test). Of course it depends on individual, surgeon and how fast claims are processed. I did a lot of research on my own also. I'm sure you will be able to get it all done before the end of year. Sent from my LGLS740 using the BariatricPal App
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