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  1. Sorry- after Florida I was so busy I have been off the boards. i replied above
  2. I had Dr Eric Sommer out of Ny bariatric group. I got a doctor on call. I saw he PA a few days later and she was surprised at Joan bad the rash was. As soon as I peeped the glue off it improved (within the day). I used topical benedryl during the day and oral benedryl at night.
  3. They were referring to eating 3 humans from Scotland. (Scottish peeps) as too much protien. I think. Otherwise im a bit twisted. 😳
  4. I have been the same weight (was actually up a few pounds-PMS) and I have NOT cheated. I hit ALL my protien goals, my carbs are very low and I surpass my water goals. I take my vitamins and have moved a lot. I'm just getting home from vacation, literally now ( was perfect on vacation) and hoping being home in a more normal routine will break it. My three week mark is tomorrow. I normally wouldn't say ignore your doctor, but I will here. Just keep doing what you are doing and your body will catch up. update- I just weighed myself on my home scale and I'm exactly the same as when I left one week ago. Which means I may be down and pound or so in the morning. I usually weigh myself as soon as I wake up- when I'm my lowest. So I was stalled all week. I wasn't completely sure bc I was away and when I made it to my in laws, she had 2 scales. one scale had me 4 pounds UP 😱 And the other had me at about the same...
  5. I started Thursday night and then at morning and night on Friday and everyday since. By Saturday I was good and I've been good since 👍🏻👍🏻 I'm trying for 2-3 times a day at the 1teaspoon (which is a 1/2 serving). I've just used cool to cold water either shaken in a water bottle or stirred in a cup. Once you drink it you need to wash the cup out immediately or it will stick to the sides. If you don't drink it quick it turns into a jel, which is I guess what it doesn't inside you and sort of cleans you out like root-rooter or draino. Lol. But it's important to drink it before it gets too thick. That's also why I do a clear liquid chaser afterwards. To make sure it's out of my esophagus and getting through my sleeve. No stomach cramps or loose stool (sorry- but that's what I got with miralax 😱). It is gritty, but not too bad to get down.
  6. VSG4Mag

    Loose Skin???

    Everyone is different. Genetics plays a role, but The younger you are the more likely you won't be as bad. As you get older the skin loses its elasticity. Also, the longer you have the weight on, the more damage it will do to your skin. My mother would have talked me out of the surgery too- she is a huge part of my life long struggle with my weight. I could go into a huge vent, but I'll spare you, lol. Do this for YOU. You have your whole life and future ahead of you and with a lighter and healthier body you will have fewer limitations. Loose skin is secondary and may not be an issue at all for you.
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    Good idea or naw?

    You sound just like me! I was hoping the scale at my hotel was wrong, but I'm up a few pounds and stalled at 2 1/2 weeks im still on track but I lost 13 pounds pre-op. Was UP 6-8 pounds home from the hospital. Then in about 2 weeks down almost 14 (including that water) and now nothing. I only had to do the liquid diet 7 days pre-op, but I did it 2 weeks and I felt like it helped the detox and prepared my body for the adjustment. Exercising is a great prep though and will help your recovery.
  8. VSG4Mag

    TT & BL- 2 ops or 1

    Following bc I'm hoping to be in your shoes next year. And just wanted to say congrats on your weight loss. 100 pounds! Awesome!
  9. VSG4Mag

    Need list of high protein foods

    This is pretty spot on. My support nurse said baby food is for babies. For soft foods, meat is not an option unless it's super fine/chopped. The dannon triple zero Greek yogurt (oikios) has 15 grams of protein. I get most of my food protein from baked white fish (talapia and Cod are my favs). I am away and had salmon (3oz was my max) and had that several times but I made sure to CHEW it a long time before swallowing the white fish is definilty easier to chew into small pieces
  10. I left the hospital 8-10 pounds UP! So it may be fluid from surgery and you may actually HAVE lost weight, but it doesn't seem that way. I weigh myself every day. So it wasn't until about day 5that I was actually lower then before surgery.
  11. Wow! That's crazy. How are you surviving??? I'm 2 weeks out and had 4oz fish, 2 premier protein shakes, a yogurt and 3 oz of cheese today. And drank like 80 oz of water. I haven't had that much at home, I'm at Disney this week and have been going for 8 hours a day at the parks in the heat while pushing 75+ pounds in a stroller. But at home 4-7 oz of fish & 2 shakes is average for me. I try to get at least 70gm protein.
  12. VSG4Mag

    Protein shakes

    You get the premier protein through insurance? I had heard about it but wasn't sure.
  13. Wow!! Great progress. You can see such a difference. I hope that's the same for me. 🤗 Keep up the good work. I'm 1 1/2 weeks out and hopeful!
  14. So happy for you! My kids are a huge motivator for me. Not only do I want to be here, but I want to set a good example and be active in their lives as they grow. Also, good for you quitting smoking. You probably added years to your life with that big decision. I hope your appointment goes well and that you are in the path to a healthy weight real soon
  15. VSG4Mag


    Also, aside from getting hungry faster (which I have heard too) it pushes the food out and doesn't give your stomach enough time to absorb the nutrients. Since we take in such little amounts, we need to get the most nutrition from what we consume.
  16. I felt the same way leading up to my surgery. I don't regret it and am praying that I can be focused and strict so I get to goal fast. Then I'd like to maintain for a year with exercise before considering plastics. My recovery was good. I felt like crap the day of surgery and it just slowly got better hour by hour. I was back to work for a few hours 3 days post op. Then back full time 1 week post op. No problems. I just finished up my work week and was a little tired today, but I took and nap and I'm all good. The sacrifices are worth the long term health and lifestyle gains
  17. VSG4Mag


    I was addicted to Starbucks prior to surgery (done last week). I gave it up 2 weeks prior so I wouldn't be suffering with the withdrawals as I was healing. I use the patch md vitamin patches and saw that B12 was supposed to boost energy. I'm happy (and surprised) to say that I haven't had a coffee in more then 3 weeks and I feel good. It's probably the lack of carbs keeping my blood sugar more stable...I've never had diabetes, but I saw my energy plummet after carbs & sugar. But I'm thinking the vitamins help too.
  18. Awesome! Thanks. I see it
  19. Wow! What has your doctor said? You must stay hydrated first and foremost. Maybe they can prescribe you something for the nausea. What kind of surgery? I make it my business...and it's a chore, to get my fluids in. Maybe try a different shake. I CAN NOT stand the powdered shakes that my friend who had VSG LOVES! So buy a few different kinds and see what works for you. Premier protein premixed shakes are the best for me. 160 cal 1 g sugar and 30 grams of protein. I try to start my day with that so I'm nearly halfway there. And it's the consistency of whole milk. I can't deal with the gritty stuff. I've even tried mixing it in my bullet, but still no go for me. I hope you feel better.
  20. VSG4Mag

    Post-Op rash??

    Thanks. I was thinking the betedyne. It is lightly all over, but mainly concentrated to my flanks. When I got home I noticed the betedyne more concentrated on my sides, the PA said bc there is blood on your abdomen they wash you off a bit. That's why it looks like more in the sides. Its sooooo annoying. I have topical benedryl on it now and take a full dose of the pills before bed since they knock me out. Ive taken a shower every day since I got home (1 day after the surgery), I'm just surprised it's not subsiding by now. But if that's my biggest problem I guess it's not that bad. I'm back to work one week post op and hanging in there. It's actually easier to get my food & liquids in when I'm sitting at a desk.
  21. You are right. I was just trying to condense my title so it would reach the people that maybe made the same choice as me. I'm glad I'm not the only one. This is why this site is a great resource. Of course everyone won't agree, but it's good to know that there are people out here who can relate.
  22. Ok! I hope that works out. Keep in mind too, that some insurance requires 6 months of weigh ins. Maybe keep up with that through your primary doctor so that doesn't hold you up. If your insurance covers a nutritionist, see if you can get an appointment with one that will go over the pre and post bariatric diet requirements. That will knock on thing out that the bariatric group will likely need you to do. Plus it is very informative and educating. And maybe find a psych doctor/therapist ahead of time too so you can set it up more easily. My practice DID have everything in house, but many of them were not covered by insurance and I'd have to pay out of pocket a couple of hundred for each. Also, they were very backed up and appointments were tough to schedule for me. I'm excited for you. I was you just last week. 😀
  23. VSG4Mag

    Food idea list

    Following. I'm new here. Just got VSG last thursday.
  24. I had read and watched many videos on Mexico and was totally ready to go. Before persuing that, I figured why not give it a go with insurance? That way at least I can say I tried, and obviously it will be no money out of pocket I really thought Mexico was where I'd end up. I've heard a lot of good things.
  25. I feel like if you are getting resistance from people who are close to you, then keep it to yourself. But it's your choice I don't see not telling people your personal intentions as lying. I just chose not to share this. I'm like that with most of my personal stuff- aside from my husband because we are partners. I researched and educated myself over the course of a month before my first appointment. Read tons of articles, watches success and failure videos on You Tube and spoke to people who had done the VSG. Then I sat down with the doctor and went for the course of various pre-approval appointments with specialists and spoke to them about my health and the procedure. I didn't need someone who didn't have all the facts and didn't FEEL the way I felt, chiming in to talk me out of it. I had my doubts leading up to the surgery and that was enough for me to deal with.

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