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Missy161

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. This is a forum for folks sleeved june 2017 so we can support each other! Introduce yourselves! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 200 GW 135
  2. Definitely. The lady checking me I. At the hospital told me I didn't need surgery- I wasn't big enough. Big help (not) made me question it but I don't question it at all now! You'll do great. Good luck! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Hair loss

    I'm 6 months out and have a lot of long thick hair- it's now falling out in handfuls but I'm told if I use biotin and make sure I'm getting enough protein it will stop. Also I was told today that I should mix my shampoo with apple cider vinegar so I'm going to give it a shot Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Nothing tastes good

    It will return. Everything tastes metallic to me for awhile! Yuck! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    I’ve regained ALL the weight back 😢♀️

    If we don't face the emotional side of obesity and change the way we eat we will just put the weight back in. No amount of phenteramine will make you successful unless you plan on taking it forever and facing the mindset that got us here. I think it just takes some longer to get there than others or they may not get there at all. I know I've been emotionally eating for a couple of weeks and didn't realize it until a friend mentioned that she hoped I could get my comfort in another way than food. Then the light went on and I realized what I was doing. Thank God I didn't gain any weight back and now I'm trying to plan better snacks and build time to walk into my day to help with the stress. I saw my surgeon yesterday for my 6 month follow up- I asked about stretching the sleeve- the response was that you'd have to eat large meals consistently to stretch it significantly. Bottom line - you have to know yourself and figure out what works for you. Why you sabotage yourself and what will work to end that sabotage. It's not going to be a quick fix. Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Slow weight loss

    ONLY 40 lbs- I'd say that's great! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Diagnosed with MS

    Protein protein protein! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Can anyone else relate

    There's a post somewhere on here with the expected monthly weight loss based on your starting weight. My surgeon told me 25 lbs the first month and 8-10 each month after that- so you are right on track. I'm 6 months out and if I average my weight loss since the start I've averaged 2 pounds a week- the dr says that's awesome and I am totally happy with it too. Try to balance your expectations. The weight didn't go on overnight and won't come off overnight. Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
  9. Up until I checked into the hospital I wondered if I could do it on my own or if I had tried hard enough. I am 55 years old. I have dieted my whole life. Once I exercised an hour a day for 6 months lost 30 lbs only to put it all back on plus some. When I got over 200 lbs I started diet pills and tried to fit in exercise. When my health started going down hill too fast I knew I wasn't going to do it in my own or I would have already. This surgery is the best thing I have ever done for myself. My health is better- I feel better than I ever have. It is not the easy way out but was the only way out for me. Wasn't cosmetic, was essential. Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Yeah, we have bcbs of Virginia but live in Colorado so they didn't even make me do the long diet before hand. I had to have a nutrition consult and a psych consult and that was it. I feel totally blessed!!! I didn't even have any copay. The hospital finance person said she had never seen that before- I got the explanation of benefits and added them all up-more than $46000! So thankful for this new life. Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
  11. You probably need more calories- you body may be saying "heck no im not giving up my stores I need them to live" Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
  12. 172.8 Had my 6 month check up yesterday. All is well. Even with all the emotional eating I have been doing. My blood pressure was 103/70 in this super stressful time so I'm pretty happy! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
  13. Praying for you now. It will get better! You will feel like a new person in a few months. Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
  14. Praying for you now. It will get better! You will feel like a new person in a few months. Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Same day the dr sent in my file! It was amazing! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
  16. Take a deep breath and give yourself some grace. Holidays and surgery are the perfect combination for doubts and the blues. You've got this! I'll bet you that you will be so happy in a month (or less!) Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    QUICK WLS

    I started looking into it it in feb 2017 and had surgery in June 2017. Definitely was a good experience for me! I'm almost 6 months out and 51 lbs down. I was a low bmi compared to most and am very happy with my results so far! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Feel like a liar

    You sound a lot like me. I told only a few people- not all of my immediate family. In my fam only my hubby and one of my children know. At work I have told my boss and a couple of folks that I know struggle with weight- I didn't want to feel like a liar or like I was bragging. But I do want to encourage people I know struggle with weight. I just tell myself it's really no ones business but mine so who I share it with is also my business! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    I’ve regained ALL the weight back 😢♀️

    Great video! I have been stress eating the past couple of weeks because of family problems- watching your video woke me up! I ate about 10 Hershey cherry kisses last night and felt like crap. Thanks for your honest direct video. Today is our work Christmas celebration with a spread out all day to graze. So far I'm making better choices. Getting back on track before I put on an ounce! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 173.6 GW 135
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    I’ve regained ALL the weight back 😢♀️

    No- it's not. Obesity help is much worse Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 173.6 GW 135
  21. 12/6. 173.4 Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 173.6 GW 135
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    Hit a Goal

    Yesterday I got a goal of -50 lbs down ! The last 10 pounds were so slow coming off because I let some bad habits creep back in. I've been back on track for the last week. Excited to see the next 25 come off. I have a goal in my head of 148- doc says I can get to 135, but I have my doubts. this is a recent pic same shirt as my before and during pic. Feeling great! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 173.6 GW 135
  23. I don't think I posted last week- 174.6 was my weight on 12/1 Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 175.4 GW 135
  24. My surgeon cleared me for soft foods about a week out Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 175.4 GW 135
  25. Hi I'm new to the site and new to VSG. I am 55 mom of 4 kids 13-20. I started my wls experience 11 years ago when my husband had RNY. His experience was horrific. They cut the main artery to his stomach and then sent him home still bleeding internally to return a week later. They dehydrated him because they forgot to give him an in and wouldn't let him have anything to eat or drink. This nearly killed him but also caused chronic kidney stones to form which he still gets to this day. The good news is that he has maintained a 100 pound weight loss for 11 years. So, when I found myself at 223 pounds and looked at myself in family photos I decided to look into what was happening in the field today. I started looking at the end of February 2017. I had my first doctor appointment march 6 and by the end of May had surgery scheduled for June 22. My insurance company approved the same day the doctor sent in the forms! On top of that I had no copay. So here I am. I had surgery on June 22. I have had a great recovery process so far. I'm excited to see where this journey takes me. Hw 223, SW 217 CW 200 GW 135
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