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About kjallen

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  • Birthday 12/10/1980

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    HW: 239 CW: 239 GW: 150 BMI: 40 Height: 5’3
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  1. kjallen

    Southern Sleevers

    Hi, I am 11 days post op. I’m from Gallatin, TN, but now I live in Atlanta. I was sleeved 10/29/18. I’ve only lost 11 pounds and I’ve been having all kinds of thoughts running through my head. I just hope that I have as much success as all of the stories I’ve read on this site. I guess I just need to trust the process. Good luck on your journey!
  2. kjallen

    Post op pain - be honest

    The pain is manageable. I made 3 days of hydrocodone stretch 6 days. Since then I used liquid Tylenol day 7 through 9. I am 10 days post op today, no pain meds. Incision pain is not bad until you move in a position that makes the large incision uncomfortable. Gas pain was by far the worst. Start taking miralax when you get home. The first BM was a bad experience for me. I should have been taking miralax starting on day 2. Warm showers help. It gets easier each day. The first 3 days were the most uncomfortable.
  3. I am 8 days post op. Please help me! The gas and bloating is so uncomfortable. My stomach is hard and feels tight. I had my first BM yesterday and I have added Miralax. Any suggestions, is this normal?
  4. kjallen

    5 Days Post Op

    Everyone’s body is different, try focusing on recovery instead of weight loss. By the any pounds lost is great. I am day 4 post op and I have lost 4 pounds. I had a dr appointment today, has it not been for the visit I wouldn’t be on the scale yet. I feel like I just need to focus on one thing at a time. Best wishes!!
  5. I am 3 days post op. I stayed in the hospital one night. The first two days were tough. I couldn’t keep anything down. Day 3 has been a lot better. I’ve had 1 premier protein shAke, I premier protein water. 10 oz plain water, a cup of ice and 1cup poweraid zero. It feels like it’s taken all day to get that down and I am going to start in my second shake. Any suggestions for gas pain? Did anyone use an abdominal binder? When walking my stomach is in a lot of pain.
  6. kjallen

    You don't need WLS just go on a diet!

    I totally understand how you feel. I’m facing the same challenge; therefore, I’m only sharing my journey with my husband. My surgery date is 10/29 also. Wishing the best for you, good luck!!
  7. kjallen

    Pre-op Liquid Diet

    Thanks!! I will try increasing my protein to see if that helps.
  8. I’m on day 3 of my pre-op liquid diet. It’s not as hard as I thought it would be, but today I’ve felt light headed and nauseous. Has anyone experienced this during your pre-op diet? Any tips for getting through the next two weeks? HW - 232 CW - 232 GW - 145
  9. Congrats sleevemebaby7781 My surgery was approved and I’m scheduled for 10/29/18. I’m 37 with a BMI of 40. I’m looking forward to this journey!!
  10. kjallen

    October 2018 Sleevers

    I’m excited about this journey too! My surgery date is 10/29/18.
  11. kjallen

    October sleeve

    My surgery date is 10/29/18. I am so happy to be at this point in my journey.
  12. Harley66 we are the same height and weight. My surgery is scheduled for 10/29. My goal weight is 150. Good luck on your journey.
  13. Thank you Frustr8. Your surgery date is soon, that has to be exciting. Wishing you the best on your journey.
  14. Has anyone been through Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Bariatric program? I’m scheduled for surgery 10/29. I’m looking for experiences with this provider.
  15. I’m looking for October 2018 sleevers to share stories and best practices. This has been a long journey and I’m so excited to finally get towards the end. I started in the Bariatric program, September 2017. I completed all pre-surgery requirements and was scheduled for surgery 1/26/18. I was going through this journey with my mother in law. She had sleeve surgery 12/14/17 and passed away one week later on 12/21/17. This was a huge setback for me  and at this point my husband was no longer supportive of the surgery. This resulted in my surgery being cancelled. It has taken time for my family to put the pieces back together. I have had so many ups and downs over the past few months and became discouraged and depressed. My husband is no onboard and has been a big support to me lately. I reentered the bariatric program on 7/26/17. I am tentatively scheduled for surgery on 10/29/18. I have an appointment with a Pulmonologist Monday to be cleared for surgery. I am very happy and am looking forward to a successful journey.