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JeezLouise91

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from dreamingsmall in Wls body shamers smh   
    I'm only 5"2 and weigh 238 so that's alot for me! And do these people think we should just wait until we get to that size? Why wait? Just nip it in the bud asap while it's safe!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Newme17 in Periods after gastric sleeve   
    Thank you, yeah I think I should when I get back home, it's ridiculous! If only there was a magic pill that just stopped it in its tracks lol

    Instagram: @jeez_sleevedlouise
    Sleeved 8th Feb 2018
    HW 238.6
    SW 222.6
    CW 216
    GW 138

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from dreamingsmall in Wls body shamers smh   
    I'm only 5"2 and weigh 238 so that's alot for me! And do these people think we should just wait until we get to that size? Why wait? Just nip it in the bud asap while it's safe!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from dreamingsmall in Wls body shamers smh   
    I'm only 5"2 and weigh 238 so that's alot for me! And do these people think we should just wait until we get to that size? Why wait? Just nip it in the bud asap while it's safe!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Apple203 in Petrified and indecisive   
    Hey everyone. I thought I would do a quick update!

    I am happy to confirm that I got sleeved on the 8th of February and have lost 31lbs since my preop diet!

    Reading this post has made me laugh. I am so much more informed now, but if it wasn't for everyone that reassured me on here I may of not had it done. So thank you so much for all your advice!

    Xxxxx


    Instagram: @jeez_sleevedlouise
    Sleeved 8th Feb 2018
    HW 238.6
    SW 222.6
    CW 216
    GW 138


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from ready4change88 in Petrified and indecisive   
    Well that is a much better scenario than suddenly running off to the toilet! [emoji28]

    The money saving does sound like a nice cheeky little bonus I must admit lol.

    Could life ever be back to normal? (as in like a healthy person's lifestyle who didn't have the surgery) Say in 5 - 10 years will I be able to eat normal sized foods and have more than 3 drinks without getting too drunk? I've heard of failed surgerys where the persons stomach is back to its normal size but is it possible to have a normal sized stomach again without it being a fail? So many questions I apologize lol, thank you for being a big help. Xxx

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Apple203 in Petrified and indecisive   
    Hey everyone. I thought I would do a quick update!

    I am happy to confirm that I got sleeved on the 8th of February and have lost 31lbs since my preop diet!

    Reading this post has made me laugh. I am so much more informed now, but if it wasn't for everyone that reassured me on here I may of not had it done. So thank you so much for all your advice!

    Xxxxx


    Instagram: @jeez_sleevedlouise
    Sleeved 8th Feb 2018
    HW 238.6
    SW 222.6
    CW 216
    GW 138


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from FluffyChix in February bypass buddies?   
    My surgery was Feb 8 and I've lost 6lb so sounds like you're the same rate as me! I personally thought this was quite fast haha.

    Instagram: @jeez_sleevedlouise
    Sleeved 8th Feb 2018
    HW 238.6
    SW 222.6
    CW 222.2
    GW 138

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to TooNuNu in Anyone scheduled for February 2018???   
    Yikes. That definitely sounds frustrating. I am hoping it doesn't happen again! I'm happy to have met all of you on here and look forward to going through this with all of you February sleevers!
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to kakatlady612 in Anyone scheduled for February 2018???   
    I know that answer because I read,one of her other postings. She is British, in the UK there is universal healthcare, its called National,Healt Service. They told her within a few hours of her planned surgery that there were no hospital beds available so postponed her surgery for a month. I hope they don't do it to her again, it has to be so frustrating. She said she had been on 32 days of a liquid diet. We Americans whine about a week or 2, if it were me I'd want to bomb someone or something! Wouldn't you?

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Travelher in Wls body shamers smh   
    Exactly, so someone starting at 400lbs might lose 100 in the first 3-4 months...so from their perspective it sounds easy, right? That could explain the thinking they have, because naturally they’ll assume it is the same for us. And it just isn’t.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to xoxococojay in Wls body shamers smh   
    I had very similar stats to you so i understand completely.


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from TooNuNu in Anyone scheduled for February 2018???   
    8th of February!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018 CANCELED new date February 18th 2018

    HW 238
    CW 226
    GW 138

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Struggling with pre op diet   
    Thank you hun, yeah I need to stop feeling sorry for myself and just grin and bear it! If the nurse says no to food then back on the milk I will have to go lol x

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Struggling with pre op diet   
    Awww lovely response thank you!
    I regret to say that I did cave in. The meal wasn't the worst but could of been better lol. I had 3 rashes of grilled bacon, eggs, tinned tomatoes and coleslaw. I'm still craving more bad food but will try not to give in to it! Just need to hear from the asap so I know if I can go on a low carb diet like most people!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Struggling with pre op diet   
    Hiya guys, this is most probably going to be a long post. Don't say I didn't warn you lol
    Basically I was scheduled for surgery on the 17th of January in the UK (NHS funded). I had asked for February as it would be more suitable (I was hoping to move) but they rudely told me I can not pick and choose when I get it done. That's fair enough, they're busy, just thought I'd ask. So I had to do a pre op liquid diet for two weeks before. This consists of:
    4 pints of semi skimmed milk
    2 salty drinks (oxo or bovril)
    1-2 sachets of Fibre gel (mixes with Water to help you go to the loo)
    And two pints of other sugar free liquid, this can include 1 sachet of sugar free jelly.
    It's probably one of the more stricter diets compared to some others but I had done it before OK. 2 days into my diet I got a call saying that my surgery was canceled because of the winter bed crisis. I was a little bit pissed off but shrugged and thought I'll make myself something to eat. Seconds before I started I got a call telling me it was UNcancelled. That was lucky.
    So back to the liquid diet I went. I forgot that last time I did this liquid diet I was a heavy smoker. I quit cigarettes 3 months prior to be as healthy as possible for surgery. The cravings ontop of having some stresses regarding moving out and other issues at home made the diet really hard. Like really hard. I didn't cheat once though, just had some extra milk one day that I was really hungry.
    The night before surgery I was prepping myself to take my injection to thin my blood at 6pm. I was told to come into surgery at 7am that morning. Then at about 5pm I got a text on my phone that read:
    Dear madam, we regret to inform you that your surgery on 17/01/18 has been CANCELED please call the offices on... Bla bla bla
    My heart sunk. 14 hours before going to hospital they canceled. So unfair, I struggled so much yet tried so hard and did so well.
    I called them and asked what was going on. They explained that the bed crisis was still happening. I asked what am I to do regarding my liquid diet. The lady said to stay on it until I receive a call and a bed becomes free but when that would be she couldn't say.
    I was on the liquid diet for four more days in limbo not knowing how much longer I would be having freezing cold jelly and milk for in the winter. It was pretty **** if I'm honest.
    I got a call on the 19th day of being on liquid from a lady who said that I shouldn't of been told to stay on the liquid diet. There was no way a bed would be available before two weeks, and that Ive been offered the 8th of February. This means that I was allowed for for THREE days and had to do the 2 week liquid diet all over again. The nurse advised me to have a Protein rich, low carb no fat diet.
    Although part of me wanted to scream, punch a wall and raid the fridge for the worst things possible, I ended up doing the opposite. Set up a home gym in my garage to take my emotions out on and stuck to having very healthy food and even some Protein Shakes in between.
    Now I'm here, day four of my SECOND pre op diet. 32 days without food in total not including the 3 measly days in between.
    I'm so gutted that I'm on this situation. A part of me wanted to back out of the whole thing entirely just because of the thought of the liquid diet. I find it so unfair that some people don't even have ANY pre op requirements, and I have to go through this.
    I'm really starting to struggle. I've called the clinic and asked if I can shrink my liver in a way which includes food but they told me to wait for a phone call back from the nurse.
    Please tell me that if I have a day off it's not going to effect things too much. My liver must be the size of a pea right now lol! Does it expand again really quickly? Currently getting teary as I'm writing this so going to stop now lol
    If you've made it this far, thank you for listening to my story, I'm not really sure what answers I'm looking for, I could probably eat **** all day and it wouldn't harm anything so early before. But some consoling would be nice I guess lol
    Louise xxxx
    Surgery due January 17th 2018
    CW 238
    GW 133
    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from sstacie707 in I'm so lost right now!   
    January 17th here! I was in the same boat as you. If I'm completely honest what helped my anxiety was setting up an Instagram account especially for the surgery. Seeing all the other people go through what you will go through and come out better on the other side really helped my anxiety! Part of me does think why can't I just give it one last really good go?! But I know why there's no point, because if I don't see any progress my motivation just completely slacks and I end up getting upset. I have been on my pre op liquid diet for 7 days now and I've already lost 7.6lb. Now I'm seeing progress I don't want to stop! Xx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from sstacie707 in I'm so lost right now!   
    January 17th here! I was in the same boat as you. If I'm completely honest what helped my anxiety was setting up an Instagram account especially for the surgery. Seeing all the other people go through what you will go through and come out better on the other side really helped my anxiety! Part of me does think why can't I just give it one last really good go?! But I know why there's no point, because if I don't see any progress my motivation just completely slacks and I end up getting upset. I have been on my pre op liquid diet for 7 days now and I've already lost 7.6lb. Now I'm seeing progress I don't want to stop! Xx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 reacted to GeTnBackuP in Alcohol   
    I drank some Skinny Girl Margarita and a zero calorie carbonated grapefruit drink as a mixer. I dont know how but I guzzled those things and before I knew it, I drank two 750 ml bottles to myself! (I was the only one drinking them at a party!) What this did was it got me drunk fast but I believe it flushed through me just as quickly so the high never got really bad - does that make sense? Pre surgery I would have been falling all over the place!
    It also made me crave some bad food carbs so I ended up nibbling the wrong things ALL night long. For me, the moral of the story is I overdrank and overate before WLS and I clearly did the same POST WLS and I can no longer drink alcohol. Big part of why, after two short months, my weight loss has slowed. I wont be doing that again. Plus I got like four different guys phone numbers and woke up with a huge hickey - eh, maybe I will do it again kidding!

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to lovemylab13 in I'm so lost right now!   
    I too am second guessing myself. I started this journey back in august. I have a surgery date of Jan 18. I feel like I'm in a little bit of a pickle. I saved money for my procedure, but I was layed off Dec 15. I am currently living on my severance pay. Do I postpone it and be an adult and save the money I have of better my health? You guys are my only support system. Decisions decisions

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Jday in I'm so lost right now!   
    Reading all of these helped me out immensely (even if this wasn't my thread)! My Pre-op class was scheduled today and now I'm just waiting for Pre-determination until getting my surgery date (sometime in Feb). As of today it hit me like a ton of bricks. I've lost 12lbs since January the 1st. My thoughts "why do the surgery, you can just keep on this track of weight loss and do it yourself without life changing surgery". I've never second guessed myself until today.
    Thanks guys!!
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to KimTriesRNY in What couldn't you be without now?   
    A package of plastic spoons came in handy.
    I use my nutri ninja all the time as well. I also bought a lot of smaller plastic containers that have been useful.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to AZLoser in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Looks like you've got it covered. My thing I can't live without is my digital food scale. It really helps me be accountable on portions. And MyFitnessPal app. That's super easy.



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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from BigAussieGirl in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Oh wow so many replies, I completely forgot I made this post [emoji23] haven't been on here for a while. Such helpful suggestions thank you everyone. I am now a proud owner of a nutri bullet so that's good, I have my fitness pal installed too, and have a looooad of plastic containers too! In regards to the Protein shakes/powders/water, I am from the uk so some brands may not be available here but I will definitely have a look! I'm glad this post has helped others. I'm on day 3 of my pre op diet at the moment so all i need right now is milk [emoji23][emoji23] thank you again xxx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from BigAussieGirl in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Oh wow so many replies, I completely forgot I made this post [emoji23] haven't been on here for a while. Such helpful suggestions thank you everyone. I am now a proud owner of a nutri bullet so that's good, I have my fitness pal installed too, and have a looooad of plastic containers too! In regards to the Protein shakes/powders/water, I am from the uk so some brands may not be available here but I will definitely have a look! I'm glad this post has helped others. I'm on day 3 of my pre op diet at the moment so all i need right now is milk [emoji23][emoji23] thank you again xxx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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