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kittymommy

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    kittymommy reacted to njgal in A record of my experience... from start to finish... rants and all!   
    Hello again with another update - 6 months this time- from your friendly neighborhood sleeve-bud.
    I’ve lost a total of 67 lbs so far. I was luckier than most; I didn’t get a stall or slow down until month 4. That first stall for about 2 weeks.
    It is right around this time where I started straying from following my doc’s instructions to a t. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not condoning that behavior; I’m just saying; that’s what happened with me. I am holding steady at 182 with a 5’6” frame and honestly; if I stayed right here going forward, I would be OK with that. My weight loss has slowed down; partly because, well; it’s been 5-6 months... and of course it would’ve gone faster if I were sticking to what I’m supposed to be doing.
    Quick side note: You know how when you first notice your collar bones it’s an awesome feeling? Well, the knocking together of your knees when lying sideways gets old pretty fast. Yes, yes, I know; clearly I prefer my knees knocking together to being obese but... Anyway; any suggestions other than a pillow between your knees (-which doesn’t always work) are welcome.
    Overall it is amazing how quickly one gets used to being a size 12 (as opposed to being a size 16 going on 18) and how quickly this becomes the new reality. It gets old receiving compliments on how much weight I've lost. I don't mean boring but I do mean that it gets increasingly difficult to relate to the person who I was.. I see obese people around me and recognize mimics or certain actions I used to do. I feel for them but only to a point where I vaguely remember being one of them. That isn't me anymore.
    I'm not one of those people who can say "I wish I had done this sooner"... after all it was a confluence of events that brought me to where I was and I don't think I would appreciate my current situation if this had not been something I have suffered for, worked for and prepared myself for. Sort of along the lines of "earned money is sweeter than found money" if you know what I mean.
    All in all, I have only three words for you: this is awesome!

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    kittymommy reacted to vannababyy22 in No regrets guys!   
    Extra skin, stretch marks and cellulite. But I’m down 267 pounds, 267! I don’t regret a thing.

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    kittymommy got a reaction from baribetty in Any MAY sleevers???   
    My surgery date is May 16. So excited & scared! But also very hopeful



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    kittymommy reacted to jimbo21165 in Any MAY sleevers???   
    I'm May 16.......I'm excited!



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    kittymommy reacted to snoozingcat in Any MAY sleevers???   
    I just got my date yesterday - May 25!
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    kittymommy reacted to SmileyMay in Any MAY sleevers???   
    Just was approved! Can't wait!
    Any May sleevers want to support each other??
    :))
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    kittymommy reacted to angyplus5 in Approved w surgery date!   
    Congrats!!!

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    kittymommy reacted to Normaj3443 in Approved w surgery date!   
    I was approved today! May 15th is my date[emoji16]

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    kittymommy reacted to RIKKI LEWIS in Approved w surgery date!   
    Congratulations my surgery date is May 1st!!!!!



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    kittymommy reacted to It's about Me in Approved w surgery date!   
    My surgery date is May 16th also, lets do this! Woo Hoo
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    kittymommy got a reaction from allwet in Approved w surgery date!   
    I went for my final appointment today to be told I have been APPROVED and my surgery date is May 16!! So excited! Pre-op appointment is May 7th. 20 days and counting ....
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    kittymommy reacted to Thatsexy_67 in Approved w surgery date!   
    Congrats ladies, I still have 2 more doctor visits for the required 6 consecutive by my insurance. i can't wait, then I have to wait for approval from insurance. Happy May to the both of you!!! Can't wait to hear from you after surgery!!
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    kittymommy got a reaction from allwet in Approved w surgery date!   
    I went for my final appointment today to be told I have been APPROVED and my surgery date is May 16!! So excited! Pre-op appointment is May 7th. 20 days and counting ....
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    kittymommy reacted to Frustr8 in Approved w surgery date!   
    Outstanding news for all 3 of you! Congratulations and happy May wishes in each of your cases😝😍😝
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    kittymommy reacted to galnamenikki in Approved w surgery date!   
    Congratulations!!!! I got approved April 4th...had my work up done and on 4/17 I got my date! I'm getting sleeved on May 9th!!!!!!! #OfficialMaySleever I'm currently going into day 5 of a 14-day liquid diet. LETS GOOOOOOO!!!!!!
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    kittymommy reacted to BGrundee in Approved w surgery date!   
    Congratulations! Finding out your approved feels so good. I found out I was approved 4/23 and I teared! I had to fight insurance for approval for initial consultation, so when I got approved for surgery without a fight it felt so good. My surgery date is 5/11! We are officially May sleevers!
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    kittymommy got a reaction from allwet in Approved w surgery date!   
    I went for my final appointment today to be told I have been APPROVED and my surgery date is May 16!! So excited! Pre-op appointment is May 7th. 20 days and counting ....
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    kittymommy reacted to RussT in From 470 to 235 (with photos)   
    As of this morning I'm literally 50% of my starting weight. From 470 in November 2016 to 235 lbs this morning and I'm still losing!
    Woooo hooooo!!!



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    kittymommy reacted to it'sonlythefirststep in Before picture at my heaviest   
    I never really take pictures due to my weights. Just didn’t make me happy to do so. This was July 2017. I had my surgery March 22,2018.
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    kittymommy reacted to awilli9634 in Where are all the single cat ladies?   
    I am also a single cat guy. I have one beautiful floof and my roommate has another. I couldn't imagine not having cats!
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    kittymommy reacted to Daveo in Where are all the single cat ladies?   
    My babies! Beretta on the left and Mr. Freddy on the right 😊

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    kittymommy reacted to atontor in Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie   
    Hey. Glad to hear. I went down from 360 to 195 in 6 months. I had surgery May 29 and by November I lost all the weight. Gym is definitely necessary. Unfortunately I stopped for 5 months while I took care a few family situations and ended up gaining 25 lbs which have me upset but I know why. Now I’m getting back into that gym and since it’s warming up I can take my bicycle out.



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    kittymommy reacted to FlyEaglesFly in Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie   
    Hey everyone! I’m in NJ as well...I have 2 more pre-op appointments and hopefully having surgery the end of April/ beginning of May. I can’t wait to be post-op!!



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    kittymommy reacted to AnnetteNJ in Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie   
    Hi all I had my surgery (sleeved) on 1/23/18. I’m from NJ and would love to make new friends!
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    kittymommy reacted to jenondaway in OMG I'm Obese!!   
    I JUST realized that I have already reduced my BMI enough to get out of the Extreme/Morbid Obesity category. I am now "just" obese. Did I ever think I would Celebrate such a thing? No! But here I am absolutely thrilled about it! My body may not yet "show" what I've done, but it IS making a difference.
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