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Mama V

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Mama V

    I can't get used to being thinner!

    Oh, I can totally relate to this! I also have a huge sense of fear walking into a regular size clothing store. I wear a size 8 now, but feel like the employees at the store are going to roll their eyes at me when I walk in. It's really weird, for sure. I absolutely still see myself at a fat person, even though I weigh 135 lbs.
  2. Mama V

    Any regrets?

    No regrets at all. Do it! For the first month or so, I was full of regrets. Now that I'm 6 months post op, I am thrilled with the surgery. It's a hard journey, but I'm so glad I was brave enough to take the leap.
  3. I've shopped almost exclusively at Torrid for years. I love their style, and know what looks good on me. I feel like Torrid allowed me to be myself, at any size. I've gotten to the point where I'm in regular sizes now, and can no longer fit into Torrid clothes. Is there a store with similar styling for regular sizes? I've been to Forever 21, and some other skinny size stores, and can't seem to find a replacement for Torrid?! I know it's owned by Hot Topic, but I'm not looking for that...just the fun, youthful cool clothes they have at Torrid, but in regular sizes. Does anyone have a suggestion?
  4. Mama V

    8 days out and HUNGRY

    I'm 6 months out, and hungry all the time. I've tried everything, and it won't go away. But you know what? You can be hungry and still lose weight! I wish I was one of the lucky ones who was no longer hungry, but I'm not. I'm not thrilled that I've had to learn to live with hunger, but I'm thrilled that I can fit into skinny jeans, and I look forward to having my picture taken! Hang in there!
  5. Mama V

    Torrid for regular sizes?

    Thanks Ladies! I guess I'm just sort of mourning the loss of one thing that has been a big part of my life for so many years. I'll venture out and check out your suggestions!
  6. I lost 15 lbs the first month. My starting weight was a little more than yours.
  7. Yassssssss!!!!!!! So hot! You are amazing!
  8. No, I have only thrown up once...when I was 2 days post op and tried to eat a giant chewable vitamin. I'd call my dr to discuss this asap.
  9. Mama V

    April 2017 sleevers how's it going?

    I was sleeved on 4/18, and am down 26 lbs.
  10. What??!! You look amazing!!! Anyone who is telling you that you don't must be jealous or have issues. Congrats on your amazing success....you are an inspiration!
  11. Mama V

    Two weeks post op.......

    I did! Just hang in there! Follow your surgeons directions, and trust that it will work. Hang in there!
  12. I'm 7 weeks out today, and yesterday I ate a small bunch of cold grapes. A little while later, I started getting all sweaty and had a massive attack of blast-o-matic diarrhea! I felt awful! Was that dumping? I've been really careful about what I've been eating, and I was thinking the sugar in the grapes caused this? Or maybe it was just the skins? I have no idea, but it'll be a while before I try grapes again.
  13. Mama V

    Someone help me.

    You are only a week out, be kind to yourself, you are healing. I was a mess at a week out, and could barely drink water. Just do the best you can to get your protein and water in, and let yourself heal! I'm 7 weeks out now, and feel amazing...you'll get there, just take it slow and rest!
  14. Mama V

    6 Months Post Op

    Amazing! Congrats! What was your starting weight?
  15. Mama V

    It's been a year...

    Wow!!! Congratulations on your amazing transformation! I had to look at the pictures several times before I could figure out which person you were ❤
  16. Mama V

    Anyone tried a Hydration Station?

    I am thinking about it! A few days after my surgery, when I was struggling to get fluids in, I found one locally. I'm 3 weeks out now, and was thinning it might make me feel better. You can get them loaded with vitamins too.
  17. Mama V

    Recovery timeline?

    There is no way I could have gone. Sorry to tell you that. It has nothing to do with packing food, and everything to do with healing from major surgery.
  18. Mama V

    Mud Run 2w3d Post-op? Crazy?

    Is it an obstacle course, or just a muddy run? I am a little over two weeks out, and I can walk, but not run. I'm not fully healed yet, and am still pretty sore. I wouldn't want to overdo it, and it up with post surgical complications. Healing and recovery for me was way harder than I expected. I know everyone is different though, so who knows? I had very unrealistic expectations for my recovery, but realized after a few days that I was going to need a lot more time to heal than I anticipated. I hope you bounce right back and run the race, but it's ok if you need to sit this year out. Best of luck with your surgery!
  19. Do you still need the tylenol? I could t stand it, and only took it for one day. Blech. You might not need it at this point.
  20. Mama V

    New to forum

    I had so much pain and regret right after surgery. I'm only two weeks out now, and everything is much better. Hang in there!
  21. Mama V

    My doctor lied to me

    This is definitely something to contact a medical malpractice attorney about! Just out of curiosity, have you lost weight?
  22. Mama V

    Vitamins 🤢

    Is there a flavor of Bariatric Advantage chews you like best?
  23. I had the sleeve done two weeks ago, and I had nothing wrong with me, other than obesity. I knew I was a ticking time bomb, and wanted to get my weight under control before any major issues arrived.
  24. I think that, in terms of the 6 course meal, the suggestion to nibble a little off of your husband's meal is a good one. You can have a few bites of the soup, etc. Have him order a soft, flaky fish and you can have a few bites of that as well. I can't eat very much at 2 weeks out, but I'm learning a whole new way of life. Good luck!!!