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John Pullen

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  1. John Pullen

    Noticing.

    When I retired July 2014 I weighed 360. Tried to loose on my own and was 325 when I started process June 2016. B4 surgery I was 279. Went to get pants taken in and was told they could not reduce them by 9 inches. Bought new jeans and went from size 56 to 48. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  2. Had my sleeve on 3rd. No pain issues or problems with gas buildup. Stuck ridgidly to LD and actually only used 3 of 5 Protein shakes a day. My wife says I look like I haven't had surgery other than 5 scars on my torso. I had appendix surgery last year and was familiar with what to expect. Also I had a great Bariatric staff providing guidance and knowledge for the last 6 months. From reading all of these forums it seems there is a wide variance in the process around country and world. The more support you have the easier the process. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  3. John Pullen

    Last Supper

    Before starting LD, had a covered dish dinner at a church class. Had some Paella and chocolate mousse. dropped 24 lbs during next 2 weeks and surgery was 3rd so I will have another 2 weeks of LD. So far it's a breeze!!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  4. Mine was Jan 3. Has been a breeze. Going home now. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  5. John Pullen

    Im on the losers bench yall

    Had mine on 3rd. No gas issues. Minimal pain and use of pain meds. Going home this morning. My wife says I look much more better than when I had my ruptured appendix last Easter. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  6. John Pullen

    January 3rd,4th,5thSleevers!

    I had surgery last Easter for a ruptured appendix so I have a general idea of what to expect. It's probably harder if u never had a similar type of surgery because u really don't know how you will react. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Dropped 24 lbs on the LD Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    January 3rd,4th,5thSleevers!

    Nervously excited!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. John Pullen

    Pre operation diet

    When I started June 22, I was put on a 1500-1800 cal diet with max of 120g Protein and 150g carb. Quickly found out I could not eat that many calories. For last several month, I have been able to reduce to 1000 or less calories a day. Eleven days into LD has not been a problem. Just got 4 containers of unjury chicken Soup. Made a glass with low sodium chicken broth and was wonderful on a cold day in N Fla. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  9. John Pullen

    January and February 2017 sleevers!

    Jan 3rd. Have lost 24 lbs after 10 days of LD Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. John Pullen

    Liquid Diet

    Started LD on 20th. Had 5 premier shakes and was too full. Went down to 4 the next day and 3/day since. No issues or hunger pains. Dropped 20 lbs through 6 days! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. Pre-op diet has 2 purposes. One is to shrink the liver and the greater majority of overweight people have fatty livers. Second, it is to prepare u for post-op life. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  12. John Pullen

    Surgury Jan 4th

    Jan 3. After 2 days on LD I am down 8.5 lbs. first day o drank 5 premier shakes and was full. Yesterday, only 4. Today, two plus a bottle of Isopure No carb. And that is after 7 hours of heavy landscape work at our church. No headaches or any other adverse symptoms but food commercials drive me crazy! Feel like Dracula looking at someone who just pricked his finger. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  13. John Pullen

    January 2017 Sleevers!

    Jan 3 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. John Pullen

    Help

    Premier shakes r filling. Isopure no carb can help as well as unjury which u have to buy online. I love the chicken Soup flavor and you can mix it with low sodium chicken broth for a great winter clear soup. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    January 2017 Sleevers!

    I am on the 3rd. Started 2 week LD today. First day has not been bad and still have one more shake to go. Hopefully that will carry me through the night. When I started in June, I was put on a 1500-1800 cal diet a day. Over the months I shrunk it down to where I was eating 1000 cal or less a day. Hopefully, this will help over the next weeks. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  16. John Pullen

    Have my surgery date! January 4

    I will beat you by a day. Mine is January 3rd. Started liquid diet today. Just had my 3rd premier shake. Will have # 4 and # 5 around 5pm and 9pm. So far so good but the 2 weeks are still young! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  17. John Pullen

    This is NASTY!

    Isopure no carb is good and unjury. Premier Protein shakes can be bought at costco or sams. 18 bottle pack for $24. Occasionally, Costco has them at $6 off. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  18. John Pullen

    PreOp Liquid Diet

    Starting my pre-op diet on December 20. Surgery scheduled for January 3. A good friend had his procedure August 1 and has gone from a HW of 407 down to 298. I am very excited!!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  19. John Pullen

    Sleep Apnea & Anesthesia

    I was diagnosed with SA 5 years ago but probably had it ongoing 5-10 years b4. Last year I had nose surgery and this year had surgery for ruptured appendix. No issues with anesthesia. Hoping to have Bariatric surgery early January. That being said I am not underestimating inherent risks with all surgery where you have to be put to sleep. You always have to weigh the risks vs rewards. I am confident I will come through fine and will pray you do too. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  20. John Pullen

    How long will this process take?

    I started my process June 22. Because I had been working out and tracking food each day, I was told that I could be approved closer to 3 months rather than the normal 6 months. Sure enough, I was referred to surgeon Sept 22. Due to a family medical emergency, I have decided to have surgery early January 2017.
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