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KDBaker

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    KDBaker got a reaction from BlueAngelEyes in Venting my depression   
    What you're feeling is so normal after surgery. Give yourself some time. Get out for short walks. Follow your doctor's directions. Definitely seek some therapy too. It is such a vital part of your post-op care! If you feel like you can't talk to your current therapist about what's going one, find a new one that you are comfortable talking to.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in Going for a pregnancy test today....   
    Good morning! I'm about 16 months out from VSG and I think I'm pregnant. Heading to my primary care for a test this afternoon. Should I ask about doing bloodwork to check my Vitamin levels? I haven't had my 1 year post op bloodwork yet because I haven't had time to schedule it and the follow up. Is there anything else I should know or ask about?
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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in Going for a pregnancy test today....   
    Good morning! I'm about 16 months out from VSG and I think I'm pregnant. Heading to my primary care for a test this afternoon. Should I ask about doing bloodwork to check my Vitamin levels? I haven't had my 1 year post op bloodwork yet because I haven't had time to schedule it and the follow up. Is there anything else I should know or ask about?
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    KDBaker got a reaction from quana711 in Having second thoughts... Help!   
    Remember why you chose this path. Is it difficult? Yeah, of course. You're having most of an organ removed and changing the way you eat forever. That's huge! But I can tell you, at about 15 months out, this is the best decision I've ever made. I'm healthier, happier, and on the completely vain side of things, I look better than I have in a while! It's all worth it. You can do this! You also have our support.
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    KDBaker got a reaction from quana711 in Having second thoughts... Help!   
    Remember why you chose this path. Is it difficult? Yeah, of course. You're having most of an organ removed and changing the way you eat forever. That's huge! But I can tell you, at about 15 months out, this is the best decision I've ever made. I'm healthier, happier, and on the completely vain side of things, I look better than I have in a while! It's all worth it. You can do this! You also have our support.
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    KDBaker got a reaction from quana711 in Having second thoughts... Help!   
    Remember why you chose this path. Is it difficult? Yeah, of course. You're having most of an organ removed and changing the way you eat forever. That's huge! But I can tell you, at about 15 months out, this is the best decision I've ever made. I'm healthier, happier, and on the completely vain side of things, I look better than I have in a while! It's all worth it. You can do this! You also have our support.
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    KDBaker got a reaction from dillydog in October 2017 sleevers...how are you doing?   
    Hey, fellow October sleevers! How are you all doing? I hit Onederland a couple weeks ago and my weight loss is starting to slow down, but I feel great.
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    KDBaker got a reaction from jennypenny1998 in My mood is flatlined-will it get better?   
    You're absolutely right. We can't use food to make us feel better anymore and actually have to feel things now. It's not fun but we can get through. I'm having to learn that not all negative feelings are bad. It's ok to have them.

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    KDBaker reacted to jennypenny1998 in My mood is flatlined-will it get better?   
    I had my sleeve done in October and honestly, I still get mood swings. I'm thinking that it is because I used food to make me feel better, and now I actually have to deal with it lol! But things will definitely get better. I was very down throughout my hospital stay and didn't really feel better until 2-3 weeks after I got home. Seeing weight loss results will definitely help you feel better!
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    KDBaker got a reaction from Ptesta in Swollen belly   
    Give it a few weeks. I wore leggings and stretchy clothes til about 4 weeks out I think.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from happy wife in My mood is flatlined-will it get better?   
    It will get better, I promise. You are only 12 days out and your body will take some time to heal. I started feeling better around 3 weeks out and back to normal energy level around 6 weeks.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from happy wife in My mood is flatlined-will it get better?   
    It will get better, I promise. You are only 12 days out and your body will take some time to heal. I started feeling better around 3 weeks out and back to normal energy level around 6 weeks.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from logicwand in I don't think I can wear these anymore....   
    Thank you!!
    Here's a side by side of me before surgery and today. You know, with my face instead of my waist!

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    KDBaker got a reaction from logicwand in I don't think I can wear these anymore....   
    I was a 22 before surgery. These pants are an 18....
     
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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in When will hair start to regrow???????????   
    Oh! I will say cutting it short has helped.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in When will hair start to regrow???????????   
    I have the same dilemma. It's my only real complaint right now. I've got a bald spot near the front of my head that I hide reasonably well with headbands.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in When will hair start to regrow???????????   
    Oh! I will say cutting it short has helped.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in When will hair start to regrow???????????   
    I have the same dilemma. It's my only real complaint right now. I've got a bald spot near the front of my head that I hide reasonably well with headbands.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from JanineVSG in WLS Instagrams?   
    I am @singingshieldmaiden. I don't post a lot, but I have some progress pics up.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in When will hair start to regrow???????????   
    I have the same dilemma. It's my only real complaint right now. I've got a bald spot near the front of my head that I hide reasonably well with headbands.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in When will hair start to regrow???????????   
    Oh! I will say cutting it short has helped.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from ~Primrose~ in 2 weeks pre-surgery....very nervous reading some of the posts   
    I would say this is the best decision I've ever made. I had minimal pain, no problems getting my fluids down, and no problems eating. About 2 weeks before surgery I was very nervous as well but I met some of my surgeon's other patients in the waiting room of his office and they share their experiences with me and it helped a lot.
    Everything will be fine! You will be fine! Even better than fine.
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    KDBaker got a reaction from ~Primrose~ in 2 weeks pre-surgery....very nervous reading some of the posts   
    I would say this is the best decision I've ever made. I had minimal pain, no problems getting my fluids down, and no problems eating. About 2 weeks before surgery I was very nervous as well but I met some of my surgeon's other patients in the waiting room of his office and they share their experiences with me and it helped a lot.
    Everything will be fine! You will be fine! Even better than fine.
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    KDBaker got a reaction from kaila_1014 in Looking for a fellow Boston Sleeve Buddy!   
    I was sleeved at MGH on 10/16/17 and live in Salem.

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    KDBaker got a reaction from FluffyChix in What was for breakfast this morning?   
    My breakfast is usually coffee with some Protein Powder mixed in. While the coffee is brewing, I make a sort of paste with my vanilla Protein powder and a little almond milk. Then when the coffee is ready I pour it in. It keeps me satisfied til my break time.

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