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Everything posted by karenbb8

  1. bread and any kind of potatoes cause horrid constipation. chicken tenders (i know) sit in my esophagus and wont go down. I had ONE BITE and that little thing sat in my chest for 30 min. broccoli on an empty stomach cause gassy bloated situation i never had before. milk on empty stomach causes nausea. cheezits form a nice little pastey ball of hurt in my chest. steak was really bad my first time after surgery. but now i know i can eat about a 2 oz peice with no problems.
  2. karenbb8


    I understand what youre going through. What worked for me was going cold turkey from sweets. I planned it so I had several days off work, so i could go through the irritable headachy part of withdrawal at home. I still have mild cravings for sweets but right now yogurt with granola helps.
  3. Im in the same boat as you. sleeved 5 weeks ago, lost 20 the first 2 weeks, then nothing for over 3 weeks. I 100% understand what your feeling and I get it, its so frustrating! The only thing keeping me hopeful is measuring. I measure everything every 2 weeks and even tho the scale doesn't move, im still losing inches. Maybe try that to see?
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    April 2019 Surgeries!

    april 29th surgery, lost 20 pounds the first 2 weeks and have been stalled at 218-219 ever since. so frustrating. I know stalls are normal, but 2 weeks after surgery? Its killing me. But I keep doing what I should be doing. I track my food, keep protein up and drink water. hopefully ill get a whosh soon.
  5. Hi everyone! I was sleeved 4.29.19, everything seems to be going normally, except IM SO HUNGRY! My stomach growls when I wake up, and growls thru out the day! Im not having the weird stomach noises Ive heard people talking about, its growling and im hungry. That empty hollow hungry feeling. Did this happen to anyone else? On the r/wls subreddit someone suggested it was acid reflux, but it doesnt feel like that, and I take 2 pepcids a day, and I dont eat anything to trigger that. IDK, just thought Id throw that out there. Im getting 700-1000 cals a day, 70-100 protein a day, keeping carbs under 50, drinking water.
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    Slow weight loss

    I dont know if this will help, but this article someone posted, (i wish i could give credit, i read this thing every few days) explains stalls. stalls explained
  7. karenbb8

    Slow weight loss

    Hi, I know its frustrating. ITS NOT EASY. Im about 3.5 weeks out and stalled 10 days ago at 16 pound lost since surgery. I keep seeing everywhere its normal and just to hang on and it will pick up again. One thing Im glad I did was my body measurements. The scale hasnt moved in 10 days but im still losing inches. Did you measure yourself? Try that now!
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    yea i miss it too, went thru the whole headache withdrawal thing, now im not so sure I want to start it up again!
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    Back to work today!!

    Omg woman! We were sleeved the same day and I cant see myself back at work today! I can barely get myself off the couch! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. karenbb8


    Yes, had this as well. Slept on the couch recliner for a few days with a heating pad for my back. Getting in and out of a bed is the worst. But it gets better, I promise! Every day you make a little more progress. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Day 6 on my Journey

    Today is a week for me and maaaaan my right side incision where they insert the camera is still killing me. All the others are fine. tomorrow I get staples taken out. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. Hiya all, I'm so happy to be on the other side, finally sleeved 4.29. Im curious if my experience so far is within normal. My surgeon used staples to ensure patients would come to week follow up. I'm pretty sore, but just on the incision to the right on my abd. I'm wearing a binder but when I stand up it feels like my guts will come out. I still need full help standing up. I cant fully stand upright bc of pain. Every sip of room temp water makes my stomach clench and spasm. I've had a low grade temp today 99.5 with a massive headache. Food smells are toooo much. Tried to sip Gatorade zero and it was to sweet. Sipped a little warm bone broth, that seems to be ok. I also had a moment where I had all these thoughts about being a failure, having to cut out parts of me to stop eating. Got really down on myself. Please someone tell me this is all normal. And thank you for listening. This place has been wonderful for support and info. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    3rd day

    That's right! I knew there was someone sleeved the same day! Congrats to you too my sleeve buddy! Im starting protein shakes tomorrow. Stomach still clenches up but getting better every day. Same as you, no urge to eat. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    3rd day

    Thank you so much everyone it means so much to hear all these kind encouraging words. I just needed to hear from others who went thru this, it makes me feel so much better. Thank you Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    April Sleevers

    me too!! 4/29/19 will be the day our lives changed. good luck whoops, saw you posted on the 20th which means you prolly meant april 22nd
  16. This is the truth! This should be a header or something lol
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    YAY!! best feeling ever!!
  18. Yay! so awesome getting that info. When I was waiting for approval, I was getting all this info from the docs and I just kept thinking none of this means anything until I get approval! I know what you mean about watching everyone celebrate Easter with food...I have a big retirement party the day before my surgery that im going to that's being catered by an Italian restaurant, but Ill be sipping my protein shakes!!
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    Pain Management Post Op.

    that's awful! I know hospitals are wary of opiates now and getting people hooked on pain meds, but usually some exceptions are made! Just found out yesterday at my pre op meeting Ill be getting liquid Tylenol with codeine. I was surprised at that.
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    Terrified of needles

    In my experience, I was told yesterday at my pre op meeting with surgeon that I will be given a prescription for blood thinner and if my insurance didn't cover the pills the doctor would provide me with shots I would have to administer myself. Maybe ask if you can get pills instead? also, the office I go to has 2 surgeons, and only my surgeon give blood thinners after, the other one doesn't. So it really depends on the doc.
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    Couldnt Do Surgery-Liver Size

    I am so sorry this happened to you, what a nightmare.
  22. I'm on day 2 also, got the headache. It feels like when I did keto. Withdrawal from sugar is hard but I know itll pass in a few days. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    April 2019 Surgeries!

    the straight lines to the left tell me this is some kind of contact dermatitis..are you using a heating pad? changed your detergent? wearing new clothes or underwear? sitting next to an animal your allergic to?
  24. WIth my surgeon, that is 😜 April 29th, the big day. Got the call today that my insurance approved and I scheduled it today. They wanted me to have the surgery next week but I couldnt get all my ducks in a row that quick. Started my pre-op diet today, that'll give me an even 2 weeks to shrink that liver. Looking forward to seeing what I weigh after 2 weeks also. Now im gonna go take a bunch of before pictures, do some measurements and buy some bariatric vitamins online. Thank you to everyone who has shared their stories and advice, Im so happy to be one of you!!!

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