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Hop_Scotch

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from cariann76 in Is this normal?   
    Sounds like acid reflux. Assuming you are already on medication for acid reflux (most people need to take it for about two to four weeks post op), check with your surgeon/doctor whether you need something a little stronger for a while.

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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from FutureSylph in Bullying post op   
    You are giving way too much power to absolute strangers to control you and your emotions.
    Your new mantra: They are strangers and what strangers say or think about you is of no importance to you, and you will not give them a second thought or even a first one.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from FutureSylph in Bullying post op   
    You are giving way too much power to absolute strangers to control you and your emotions.
    Your new mantra: They are strangers and what strangers say or think about you is of no importance to you, and you will not give them a second thought or even a first one.
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    Hop_Scotch reacted to ms.sss in Sometimes the truth hurts   
    Ok. I may regret dipping my toes into these waters, as i am anti-confrontation…but im feeling particularly ballsy today. Here goes:
    Im gonna declare myself Team Tony here…to a certain degree.
    Tony, i just read “that” thread that is being referred to and specifically looked up this thread up as it was mentioned there (am a glutton for punishment).
    For what its worth, your initial response did not read unhelpful and mean to ME. I got what i think was your intention to sincerely (and firmly) help sans any coddling.
    I’ve read some truly unhelpful and mean posts here before (and that guy was banned thank goodness Superman/Mikey, anyone???) and yours does not come close.
    However.
    The OP did not see/read into your post your intention, and said so (however “colourful” thier reply). At this point it *may* have been more prudent to just shrug and walk away. OP was looking for something else (commiseration, maybe? Validation? A place to vent? Love?). Further reading into that thread made it clear they weren’t looking for specific advice for change. Your well-intended words will hold zero Water here.
    Now, i also feel for you (or anyone) when you got called stuff in CAPITAL LETTERS. I got second hand bad-feelings reading that.
    Anyway just wanted to say a little something cuz i kinda feel you were misunderstood and then dumped on.
    I may not agree with everything you say, but i respect your desire to share it (respectfully).
    ❤️
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    Hop_Scotch reacted to Tony B - NJ in Sometimes the truth hurts   
    All,
    I was attacked by another member for telling a poster what I think is the truth to try to give them some tough love and open their eyes to what is happening. When people post on here, it is not a stretch to assume that they have a real problem and are looking at real solutions. What good does it do to reassure people that they are just fine and they are doing the right thing just to make them feel good. They are on here because they have a problem they need help with. If they want to solve the problem, sometimes they are going to have to hear something that may not make them smile. Sometimes the truth hurts and in order to come to a solution, you have to look at everything realistically to make the corrections needed.
    I was accused of purposely being unhelpful and I take offense to that. I have posted many more encouraging posts to people than the opposite because most people here just need a little reassurance and they are doing the right things to be successful. Once in a while, people are not doing what their surgical team recommends or may be doing things counterproductive and I have said that point blank. Does that make me a "mean" person as this person accused me of? Maybe, but maybe, just maybe the original poster needed to hear the "mean" truth in order to understand what needs to be done.
    Bottom line is, if people post on here, I again assume they want people to be truthful and helpful, not just be a cheerleader and try to make them feel better. They will feel better when they are successful in their journey.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from GreenTealael in Going to the gym VSG post-op (CONFUSED)   
    Regardless of weight loss surgery, 7 days a week doing weights seems a little over the top (unless you a doing some type of combo upper/lower splits). While cleared two weeks post op, it doesn't mean you should be doing the same routine and particularly the same weights as prior to surgery, even if you felt okay. You aren't getting a lot of nutrition and you are unlikely to be able to sustain the intensity
    Take a step back, give your body time to heal. Do some walking for another couple of weeks, not big power walks. Consider moderation. At the most for weights two to three days per week per muscle group for a few months once you get back into weights. Don't burn yourself trying re-establish pre op exercise baselines immediately.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from OptimisticallyMegan in Negative comments from family members   
    Time to assertively tell these people that your weight loss, weight or any related dietary/food intake is no longer up for discussion. If they continue to bring up these matters, restate your position and change the subject.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from summerseeker in My hell week starts tomorrow (April 26th)   
    Words are powerful, if you tell yourself its going to be a hell week, it's very likely to be exactly that.
    Change your words, change your thinking and things may turn out a lot better than you think.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from summerseeker in My hell week starts tomorrow (April 26th)   
    Words are powerful, if you tell yourself its going to be a hell week, it's very likely to be exactly that.
    Change your words, change your thinking and things may turn out a lot better than you think.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from summerseeker in My hell week starts tomorrow (April 26th)   
    Words are powerful, if you tell yourself its going to be a hell week, it's very likely to be exactly that.
    Change your words, change your thinking and things may turn out a lot better than you think.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from summerseeker in My hell week starts tomorrow (April 26th)   
    Words are powerful, if you tell yourself its going to be a hell week, it's very likely to be exactly that.
    Change your words, change your thinking and things may turn out a lot better than you think.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from summerseeker in My hell week starts tomorrow (April 26th)   
    Words are powerful, if you tell yourself its going to be a hell week, it's very likely to be exactly that.
    Change your words, change your thinking and things may turn out a lot better than you think.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Over night stay at hospital. Yay or nay   
    I was in for two nights, my surgeon would have been happy with another night. I was quite happy I was in hospital, I certainly wouldn't have managed the first night at home. I can't even fathom people going home the same day as surgery.
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    Hop_Scotch reacted to Starwarsandcupcakes in Coping with grief after WLS   
    If you’re familiar to the food before and after thread then you’ll already know my father passed away April 17th. While it was unexpected in place and timing but he had been in declining health for some time so I suspected it was coming.
    My hope is that this thread will help someone else in the future with positive ways of coping that don’t involve food. Things that have worked (somewhat) have been-
    Taking a walk- this for me has been a moving forward
    Visiting their favorite places- my dad loved to fish so for me that has been anywhere you can drop a line.
    Hobby- either one of a loved one (my dad was a tinkerer so he did loads of things) or one of your own. This has helped me connect in ways that are deeper now than they were before.

    Talk therapy- while I’m personally not a crier being able to talk and share stories has helped tremendously with loss.

    If you have any helpful ideas, please let me (and others) know.
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    Hop_Scotch reacted to SleeveDiva2022 in Over night stay at hospital. Yay or nay   
    Why the rush to get home? This is major surgery, and having nurses and pain meds and a reclining bed are all huge reasons to stay. Not to mention doctors usually want to test your pain levels, swallowing, walking, etc... Staying 1 night is a way better idea than going home the same day. My surgeon won't even allow it. You have to stay 1 night.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from Possum220 in The Very Beginning   
    My surgeon was Dr David Joseph from the Bodyfree Clinic in Newtown NSW. I found him excellent, don't know if he does a minimiser ring though.
    Be open to recommendations for different types of WL surgery from whichever surgeon you see, they will make recommendations based on your health, weight to be lost and achievable outcomes.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from Possum220 in The Very Beginning   
    My surgeon was Dr David Joseph from the Bodyfree Clinic in Newtown NSW. I found him excellent, don't know if he does a minimiser ring though.
    Be open to recommendations for different types of WL surgery from whichever surgeon you see, they will make recommendations based on your health, weight to be lost and achievable outcomes.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from FutureSylph in Bullying post op   
    You are giving way too much power to absolute strangers to control you and your emotions.
    Your new mantra: They are strangers and what strangers say or think about you is of no importance to you, and you will not give them a second thought or even a first one.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from FutureSylph in Bullying post op   
    You are giving way too much power to absolute strangers to control you and your emotions.
    Your new mantra: They are strangers and what strangers say or think about you is of no importance to you, and you will not give them a second thought or even a first one.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from FutureSylph in Bullying post op   
    You are giving way too much power to absolute strangers to control you and your emotions.
    Your new mantra: They are strangers and what strangers say or think about you is of no importance to you, and you will not give them a second thought or even a first one.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from FutureSylph in Bullying post op   
    You are giving way too much power to absolute strangers to control you and your emotions.
    Your new mantra: They are strangers and what strangers say or think about you is of no importance to you, and you will not give them a second thought or even a first one.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from FutureSylph in Bullying post op   
    You are giving way too much power to absolute strangers to control you and your emotions.
    Your new mantra: They are strangers and what strangers say or think about you is of no importance to you, and you will not give them a second thought or even a first one.
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from Arabesque in Feeling depressed/hopeless on liquid diet   
    Sorry to hear you are going through this.
    If you've lost a bit of weight since you've started the pre-op diet, the emotions may be related to a hormone imbalance...its something some people feel post op too.
    It may also be something else. Have you contact a medical doctor yet?
    300cals is fairly low for a pre-op diet, most achieve at least 800cals. What is your pre-op diet protocol and are you meeting all the guidelines for it? Does it include low starch veg or fruit? Is there an opportunity to swap out one of the shakes to fish or a piece of lean chicken (not the day before surgery though)?
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    Hop_Scotch got a reaction from Arabesque in Feeling depressed/hopeless on liquid diet   
    Sorry to hear you are going through this.
    If you've lost a bit of weight since you've started the pre-op diet, the emotions may be related to a hormone imbalance...its something some people feel post op too.
    It may also be something else. Have you contact a medical doctor yet?
    300cals is fairly low for a pre-op diet, most achieve at least 800cals. What is your pre-op diet protocol and are you meeting all the guidelines for it? Does it include low starch veg or fruit? Is there an opportunity to swap out one of the shakes to fish or a piece of lean chicken (not the day before surgery though)?
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    Hop_Scotch reacted to BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in Alcohol 3 weeks post sleeve op.   
    I knew this would be an interesting thread when I read the title.
    And yes, she asked fellow weight loss surgery peers for their opinions and she got mixed replies. That's the nature of forums like these. And also the same thing happens on here when people ask about pre-op diets. Everyone's doctor has a different idea of what is best.
    I'm not going to give my opinion. My suggestion is to follow your plan or whatever guidelines that your surgeon gave you. You trusted them enough to perform your weight loss surgery, so follow their guidelines. They know what's best for you.

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