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JeezLouise91

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to 1234567890 in Let's do this   
    Go for it!! You wont regreat it... best of luck
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Sosewsue61 in Wls body shamers smh   
    I agree with you, and it is sad. This isn't a contest. And people that weigh 200 (depending on height) can still be morbidly obese so I don't understand the mindset that they don't deserve surgery or accolades for being successful in the journey.
    That is why my sister does not know about my surgery - a niece had a lapband about 5 years ago and she remarked that 'Debbie was not fat enough to need wls.' What! None of your beeswax girl. She is also the sister that laments over and over about how hard it is to lose 10 pounds because of menopause and that she is sooo fat, and hates her gut because she has never been fat until now. She may have a pudge belly but she is not in any danger of being fat, wears a size 8.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Lotte22 in Late December Sleevers?   
    Great to have some buddies I’m scared as hell. Of what? I guess everything. I’m not so sick right now that a lifetime of vomiting will be worth it, so I’m taking a risk. I’m a mom to twin 3 year olds. I’m on the pre-op diet now and already my energy is too low to play with them. I’m really scared I’ll be drained of energy for months, maybe years. But I’m devoted and doing well on the diet. I want this. I need this for my health. It’s ok to be scared AND excited!
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to march1 in Late December Sleevers?   
    I’ve had anxiety and depression in the past but have been clear for about two years and I am worried about such a biological change triggering that to come back. Anyway, I know what anxiety feels like so I can understand how you feel. Relax. This seems like a great move and safe operation with a couple months of discomfort for a lifetime of skinny living. I’m excited. Are you too?


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    JeezLouise91 reacted to stacie304 in Late December Sleevers?   
    I’m just scared I won’t be able to keep anything down and will be nauseated all the time. And getting dehydrated scares me too. I have anxiety as it is so I worry anyway.


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    JeezLouise91 reacted to march1 in Baritastic app question.   
    Hey y’all,
    There is a feature in the Baritastic app called ‘connect to my program’ where it asks for a code provided by your program or surgen.
    What is this code and where does one obtain it? My doctors office at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC has no idea what this is. Any incite appreciated.
    Thanks.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Tim L in Any January 2018 Sleevers?   
    Hello, my name is Tim. I am very happy for those who are getting the procedure this month. I wish I could be among you. My surgery won't happen until late May or early June due to insurance requirements. Until then I would appreciate any and all words of encouragement and tips while I wait. 😊
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Roxytrini in Surgery Today 12/14/17 and Scared   
    Thank you everyone. I'm waiting in same day surgery area now, 20 minutes to go. I thought of cancelling the entire ride to hospital but here now...will let you know how it goes.
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Autumnsnow in Let's do this   
    OK so if my name looks familiar to any of you, you may remember me as the indecisive, anxious all over the place girl who asked 1000s of questions and really wasn't sure whether to get the sleeve or not
    After re-reading through all your advice and doing more searches I've decided to stop being such a wuss and JUST GO FOR It.
    This is my little thank you post to you all as I don't think without this community I would of decided to do this.
    My surgery date was moved and is now January 17th. Now that I've decided to do it the nerves have got a little worse, but one thing that's changed is for the first time in a long time I'm actually excited. Now I can look at all these inspirational photos and say "that'll be me soon!"
    I've decided to make an Instagram account (jeez_sleevedlouise) especially for my journey and even posted a cheeky vlog which is not like me! But then again getting a major surgery isn't like me either lol.
    Thanks guys once again and glad to finally feel like part of this with all of you!
    Much love xxx
    Surgery due January 10th 2018
    CW 238
    GW 133
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to sweetea07 in Any January 2018 Sleevers?   
    My surgery date is January 16th 2018. Im excited, scared and nervous



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    JeezLouise91 reacted to OptimisticFenceSitter in Any January 2018 Sleevers?   
    Is anyone as obsessed as I am with looking online at before and after pictures?
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Autumnsnow in Let's do this   
    OK so if my name looks familiar to any of you, you may remember me as the indecisive, anxious all over the place girl who asked 1000s of questions and really wasn't sure whether to get the sleeve or not
    After re-reading through all your advice and doing more searches I've decided to stop being such a wuss and JUST GO FOR It.
    This is my little thank you post to you all as I don't think without this community I would of decided to do this.
    My surgery date was moved and is now January 17th. Now that I've decided to do it the nerves have got a little worse, but one thing that's changed is for the first time in a long time I'm actually excited. Now I can look at all these inspirational photos and say "that'll be me soon!"
    I've decided to make an Instagram account (jeez_sleevedlouise) especially for my journey and even posted a cheeky vlog which is not like me! But then again getting a major surgery isn't like me either lol.
    Thanks guys once again and glad to finally feel like part of this with all of you!
    Much love xxx
    Surgery due January 10th 2018
    CW 238
    GW 133
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Autumnsnow in Cold feet a day away from Gastric Sleeve surgery   
    Oh excellent! The most nerve wrecking part is over! I'm a little envious as I so wish I was in your place now lol. Look out for me on January 16th where I will be writing my post through tears [emoji23] wishing you a speedy recovery and all the success xxx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to KatXoxo in Cold feet a day away from Gastric Sleeve surgery   
    Thanks, your reply definitely gave me some reassurance. We are really similar when it come down to losing weight while having hypo or PCOS. That was actually one the main reasons why I wanted to get the sleeve, because I knew I wouldn't be able to lose the amount of weight i need to, to be considered ''normal'' bmi. Thanks!
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Roxytrini in Surgery Today 12/14/17 and Scared   
    I'm scheduled to have my sugery today (gastric sleeve) at 11:30 and starting to have second thoughts on the procedure. It's 2am and I can't sleep I'm so nervous.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Healthy_life2 in Best single app for everything?   
    The major things to log is your food. You need to know your calories Protein and carbohydrates fats (macronutrients) Hit your protein goal. It's going to help you learn how to fuel your body correctly.
    I'm not sure about the best. I just goto what works for me over the years.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myfitnesspal.android&hl=en
    Youtube tutorials on how to use the app below.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=myfitnesspal+tutorial
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Rose400491 in Regretting my surgery.   
    Thank you everybody for the kind words. I’m getting alittle bit better everyday but will be seeking counseling again soon hopefully. I’m on my puréed stage now and I feel better getting some food into my body for energy. Putting some life into me haha



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    JeezLouise91 reacted to dreamingsmall in It's lose not loose (smh)   
    Ironic. Someone posting about others Grammer hasn't got their own Grammer right. Perhaps people should just focus on themselves so they don't end up looking silly. It's just a forum not an essay. There are people on here from all walks of life.. Who perhaps type fast as they are busy with other tasks. Or have a learning difficulty. I don't care how someone types. I'm here to support people.

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Nancy MBGC in Got a date... Chickened out!   
    So a letter came in the post a couple of days from the hospital.
    They offered me the 16th of November and as I read the date I felt my heart drop to the pit of my stomach.
    I said that I wouldn't be able to do that date and would February be possible the lady said no February is too late, we're going to offer you one more appointment in January at the latest and if you decide not to take it you will be kicked off the program and will have to be re refferd by your doctor again.
    That was me told lol.
    Looks like I'm really going to have to make a decision soon. This is so hard. One day I wake up with such confidence like what's the big deal? Loads of people can do it so can I! The next day I'm full of anxiety and thoughts of complications.
    In regards to complication worries:
    Are you at more risk the older/bigger/unhealthier you are?
    Or can leaks etc just happen to anyone?
    I'm 26, not the biggest but obviously big enough, have no medical problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Only pcos which is to do with hormones.
    If any of you read my last post you're probably thinking "not her again, stop being a chicken and just go for it" lol. I do apologize. There will probably be another post next week from me crying
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from trailtramper in Why can't I see my progress :(?   
    Lol I think I'm the opposite to you. I used to be thin and keep forgetting I'm big and don't even really notice it all that much in the mirror. It's the photos that horrify me and bring me back to reality! So yeah photos sound like the key advice here

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Fiskgyrl in Petrified and indecisive   
    This is my first post so my apologies if I've posted in the wrong place!
    This website seems to keep popping up while I frantically Google advice, so thought it would make sense to sign myself up.
    On Friday I was accepted for gastric sleeve surgery, and now being accepted after trying to get to this point for over a year my nerves are telling me to back out
    I'm 26, BMI 42, have polycystic ovary syndrome and apart from asthma no other health problems.
    I've been battling with my weight for about 6 years now and decided to get surgery after my 3rd Misscarraige and learning that early menopause runs in the family. When I signed up for the surgery, I was in a bad place e.g. Smoking, drinking binge eating. But now that I've been off the cigarettes for a month and cut my alcohol intake by more than half, part of me is thinking if I can do what I've done so far, shouldn't I give the weightloss another go without the surgery?
    The thought of being young and spending the rest of my 20s being miserable and not being able to go for drinks or meals with friends and family is something that concerns me. It sounds pretty pathetic when I should be thinking more about my health but I can't help but think about it!
    Will life ever be the same again? Am I prepared mentally for it? My family and partner are 50/50 about it too.
    Seeing as I don't have any major health problems and I'm fairly young, does that make the risks lower? The risks are also something that keeps spinning in my head
    And my last question is if I'm this scared and indecisive about the whole thing does that mean I'm not ready yet?
    I was told by my hospital that if I were to back out, I'd have to do the year long program all over again, and in my head probably won't be accepted again if I had mucked them about last time!
    I'm sure (well I hope) I'm not the only one that has thought about backing out so if you were like me and decided to go for it or anything similar I'd love to hear your stories/thoughts. I get that only I can make this decision but some encouragement would be really appreciated!
    Lou xx
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Rose400491 in Regretting my surgery.   
    Another mini update, now that I’m on pureeds I feel a lot better and with the fuel I’m getting from food it’s easier for me to get up and get out of the house to go hit the gym. And with this energy I’m finding joy in things i used to do! I’m going to a concert tomorrow with my best friend and I’m starting to paint and draw again
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from GBLady41 in Petrified and indecisive   
    Funny enough you mentioned that, my Dr referd me today! So hopefully that will help. You've been great too tho [emoji16]

    And you're right when I look at myself being big I do class myself different in a negative way, maybe being different can be good too.

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Mattymatt in Got a date... Chickened out!   
    You're absolutely right! Diabetes is no joke at all. Your blood sugar is very well controlled and after a very short period of time. Mine is starting to come down now that I am, at least, eating much better and less. It's still higher than I want. I have neuropathy in my feet but since I am a newer diabetic, the doctors seem to think all of this will reverse as I lose weight. I don't want to die. I wish I had started this process earlier in my life too. :-(
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Mattymatt in Got a date... Chickened out!   
    The lap band can slip causing damage to the stomach and even bleeding. There is a markedly higher complication rate and it is not nearly effective as getting gastric bypass out sleeve.
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