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DS1

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    DS1 got a reaction from indeed in Everything I drink makes my stomach hurt.   
    I had my sleeve on the 8th and yes, everything I drink (broth, Water, crystal light, lemon water, etc...) hurts my belly. It's kind of like gas pains but a combination of that with chest pain, and some other stuff all mixed in. So it's pretty normal at first. I'm 9 days out and it's gotten better.
    Don't be afraid to bug the heck out of your surgeon. I do for every thing that really concerns me. Send an email, text, call.... whatever works. You'd rather be safe than sorry.
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    DS1 got a reaction from Mrs.J in OK Ladies, kinda embarrasing question for you all   
    I know this was for the ladies but I wasn't aware that you had to shave at all until the night before surgery a male nurse came in and said that he'd shave me in the morning from my chest to my knees. I was like, uhhh NO!!! Thats not happening. He looked pretty stern at me and said "YES! I have to shave you, Dr's orders..." like that was changing my mind. So I hopped on the phone with the doc and told him the belly was perfectly OK but not my "man bits."
    My wife had a good laugh and surely asked me after surgery if i was "bare down there." And don't anyone dare ask if it happened. LOL
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    DS1 got a reaction from Mrs.J in OK Ladies, kinda embarrasing question for you all   
    I know this was for the ladies but I wasn't aware that you had to shave at all until the night before surgery a male nurse came in and said that he'd shave me in the morning from my chest to my knees. I was like, uhhh NO!!! Thats not happening. He looked pretty stern at me and said "YES! I have to shave you, Dr's orders..." like that was changing my mind. So I hopped on the phone with the doc and told him the belly was perfectly OK but not my "man bits."
    My wife had a good laugh and surely asked me after surgery if i was "bare down there." And don't anyone dare ask if it happened. LOL
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    DS1 got a reaction from MusicMom1384 in Has Anyone Kept Their Surgery A Secret?   
    Had surgery on the 8th and only my wife knows. I'm not planning on telling anyone else so thank you all for the ideas. Before the surgery, I started telling everyone that I'm changing my lifestyle to be healthier, which is very true.
    I do agree with the notion of telling the truth and being 100% honest. But this is one of those things that I'd prefer to keep the details to myself.
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    DS1 got a reaction from jaimevondawson in Anxiety about my surgery on 4/24   
    I'm 20 day's out and every day something changes. You learn what you shouldn't do, you try something you shouldn't try and regret it, you get back to being a little bit more normal, you feel a little bit better about your self.
    So far I can say at least for me that the first week was the toughest.
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    DS1 got a reaction from MusicMom1384 in Has Anyone Kept Their Surgery A Secret?   
    Had surgery on the 8th and only my wife knows. I'm not planning on telling anyone else so thank you all for the ideas. Before the surgery, I started telling everyone that I'm changing my lifestyle to be healthier, which is very true.
    I do agree with the notion of telling the truth and being 100% honest. But this is one of those things that I'd prefer to keep the details to myself.
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    DS1 got a reaction from MusicMom1384 in Has Anyone Kept Their Surgery A Secret?   
    Had surgery on the 8th and only my wife knows. I'm not planning on telling anyone else so thank you all for the ideas. Before the surgery, I started telling everyone that I'm changing my lifestyle to be healthier, which is very true.
    I do agree with the notion of telling the truth and being 100% honest. But this is one of those things that I'd prefer to keep the details to myself.
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    DS1 got a reaction from MusicMom1384 in Has Anyone Kept Their Surgery A Secret?   
    Had surgery on the 8th and only my wife knows. I'm not planning on telling anyone else so thank you all for the ideas. Before the surgery, I started telling everyone that I'm changing my lifestyle to be healthier, which is very true.
    I do agree with the notion of telling the truth and being 100% honest. But this is one of those things that I'd prefer to keep the details to myself.
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    DS1 got a reaction from Judymo in STALL?   
    I found this while reading articles about working out and another one about stalls in general. They both have some good information so I thought I'd share.


    https://www.mexicobariatriccenter.com/not-losing-weight-after-gastric-sleeve-surgery/
    http://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.html

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    DS1 got a reaction from tcodrington in Anxiety about my surgery on 4/24   
    So I was reading an article today and it mentioned that you'd be more irritable. I took that to mean that my attitude would be all b*tchy.... I've found that, that isn't the case at all. Small things bug me like dry skin on my lips, or the way my feel feel with no lotion, or even my pillow not being in the right position. Things that probably wouldn't have irritated me as much before the surgery.... ok maybe dry lips wouldn't have. LOL
    Glad your home and doing better. Don't cheat, don't push the limits, talk talk talk to your NUT or surgeon if anything seems odd or uncomfortable. Reach out anytime on here as well. Everyone is willing to help.
    Glad you did it! Glad your OK!
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    DS1 got a reaction from Melisa G in STALL?   
    Same here. I'm also in a stall at 2 weeks and at 1 month but I've noticed inches lost. A few weeks stall and a few weeks of inches. Reach out any time. Glad I could provide some useful info.

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    DS1 got a reaction from MusicMom1384 in Has Anyone Kept Their Surgery A Secret?   
    Had surgery on the 8th and only my wife knows. I'm not planning on telling anyone else so thank you all for the ideas. Before the surgery, I started telling everyone that I'm changing my lifestyle to be healthier, which is very true.
    I do agree with the notion of telling the truth and being 100% honest. But this is one of those things that I'd prefer to keep the details to myself.
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    DS1 got a reaction from momfirst in Not at Goal Weight   
    I found this while reading articles about working out and another one about stalls in general. They both have some good information so I thought I'd share.


    https://www.mexicobariatriccenter.com/not-losing-weight-after-gastric-sleeve-surgery/
    http://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.html

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    DS1 got a reaction from MusicMom1384 in Has Anyone Kept Their Surgery A Secret?   
    Had surgery on the 8th and only my wife knows. I'm not planning on telling anyone else so thank you all for the ideas. Before the surgery, I started telling everyone that I'm changing my lifestyle to be healthier, which is very true.
    I do agree with the notion of telling the truth and being 100% honest. But this is one of those things that I'd prefer to keep the details to myself.
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    DS1 got a reaction from CJ1107 in Skin breaking out after VSG!?   
    I to had some breakouts. Went to the dermatologist and was given some cream. It worked pretty well. I do get a little more pimples than normal and my skin is a bit dryer than normal even getting 1.5 or more liters (6 glasses) in per day which is more than I had previously had before surgery. Working on increasing the Fluid intake.
    Weird but exercise has helped a bit. Not sure if the sweat has something to do with it. I'll stick with the toxins leaving my body. The dryness and bumps are improving each week that passes so talk to the doc and give it some time.
    Juat my own personal opinion.
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    DS1 got a reaction from Mama V in 5 days post-op and no weight loss   
    Yeah it's normal. I didn't start to lose weight until week 2. Just try and focus on the nutrition and Fluid intake. You'll start to lose a few. Also take some body measurements. Likely your body is already changing but you haven't noticed yet.
    Give it some time. I'm one month out today btw and experienced the same as you my first week.
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    DS1 got a reaction from Judymo in STALL?   
    I found this while reading articles about working out and another one about stalls in general. They both have some good information so I thought I'd share.


    https://www.mexicobariatriccenter.com/not-losing-weight-after-gastric-sleeve-surgery/
    http://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.html

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    DS1 got a reaction from Judymo in STALL?   
    I found this while reading articles about working out and another one about stalls in general. They both have some good information so I thought I'd share.


    https://www.mexicobariatriccenter.com/not-losing-weight-after-gastric-sleeve-surgery/
    http://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.html

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    DS1 got a reaction from Judymo in STALL?   
    I found this while reading articles about working out and another one about stalls in general. They both have some good information so I thought I'd share.


    https://www.mexicobariatriccenter.com/not-losing-weight-after-gastric-sleeve-surgery/
    http://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.html

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    DS1 got a reaction from kimba21539 in What do you wish you would have know pre-op?   
    I had the sleeve and today is my 1 month anniversary. So far so good. No pain, I can drink Water pretty good.
    The only thing I didn't know is that spicy food is pretty much a no go for me. chicken skin is a no go for me too. Not sure why. Wish I would have known this before but wouldnt have done a different procedure if I had.
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    DS1 got a reaction from Mama V in Mud Run 2w3d Post-op? Crazy?   
    Walk it. I was pretty tired my first few weeks but still walked 2-3 miles in the morning. Everyone is different though. Don't worry about the money. Health is more important. See how you feel closer to the time and consult the doc before you decide to do it.
    Mud runs are fun and there is no shame in a mud walk. Probably get less dirty but still will be fun.
    Just my opinion. I'd go with you.

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    DS1 got a reaction from orionburn in Food Scale Recommendations?   
    http://amzn.to/200k8zO
    This workes pretty well for me.

    Found it on obesity coverage. Article below. I actually purchased a few products from this list.
    http://www.obesitycoverage.com/bariatric-products-we-love/

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    DS1 got a reaction from Mama V in 5 days post-op and no weight loss   
    Yeah it's normal. I didn't start to lose weight until week 2. Just try and focus on the nutrition and Fluid intake. You'll start to lose a few. Also take some body measurements. Likely your body is already changing but you haven't noticed yet.
    Give it some time. I'm one month out today btw and experienced the same as you my first week.
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    DS1 got a reaction from Mama V in Mud Run 2w3d Post-op? Crazy?   
    Walk it. I was pretty tired my first few weeks but still walked 2-3 miles in the morning. Everyone is different though. Don't worry about the money. Health is more important. See how you feel closer to the time and consult the doc before you decide to do it.
    Mud runs are fun and there is no shame in a mud walk. Probably get less dirty but still will be fun.
    Just my opinion. I'd go with you.

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    DS1 got a reaction from kimba21539 in What do you wish you would have know pre-op?   
    I had the sleeve and today is my 1 month anniversary. So far so good. No pain, I can drink Water pretty good.
    The only thing I didn't know is that spicy food is pretty much a no go for me. chicken skin is a no go for me too. Not sure why. Wish I would have known this before but wouldnt have done a different procedure if I had.
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