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CatMama210

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
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    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
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    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
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    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
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    CatMama210 got a reaction from Frustr8 in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Help! I had VSG in Feb and have been losing weight steadily, wasn’t always meeting my protein/water goals but getting close, lost about 60 lb. That all changed 2 mo ago when I found out I was pregnant! Definitely wasn’t planned so soon after surgery, but here I am. At first I was so worried that I had gone through so much to lose weight with VSG and now would ruin my weight loss... but for the past 2 mo I’ve barely been able to eat. I’m not nauseous or vomiting, but after a few bites I can’t eat anything, I feel queasy or very full. Before I could eat 2-4 oz of chicken, now I can barely have 1.5 oz. I thought this would go away by now by everyday I feel weak, I’m getting in so little Protein everyday. I’m losing weight at the same rate, maybe a little faster. Has anyone else ever been in this situation? Any advice? This baby wasn’t planned but is very much wanted and I’m scared if I can’t find a way to eat more the baby won’t get the nutrition it needs. Any and all help is appreciated!
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    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
  7. Like
    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
  8. Like
    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
  9. Like
    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
  10. Like
    CatMama210 got a reaction from TakingABreak in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the tips. I’m just extra nervous considering the situation. Don’t want to mess up.

    For the record @creekimp13 I was “following medical advice” I was on birth control. It failed. I’ve already talked to my doctors and my surgeons and the nutritionist. They haven’t been very helpful so thanks but no thanks for the lack of advice and support. Everyone on my medical team has said this happens sometimes, it’s known this surgery can increase your fertility. And btw I work in medicine so I’m aware of the risks, hence the birth control.
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    CatMama210 got a reaction from Frustr8 in 5 mo post op, 10 wks pregnant. Help!   
    Help! I had VSG in Feb and have been losing weight steadily, wasn’t always meeting my protein/water goals but getting close, lost about 60 lb. That all changed 2 mo ago when I found out I was pregnant! Definitely wasn’t planned so soon after surgery, but here I am. At first I was so worried that I had gone through so much to lose weight with VSG and now would ruin my weight loss... but for the past 2 mo I’ve barely been able to eat. I’m not nauseous or vomiting, but after a few bites I can’t eat anything, I feel queasy or very full. Before I could eat 2-4 oz of chicken, now I can barely have 1.5 oz. I thought this would go away by now by everyday I feel weak, I’m getting in so little Protein everyday. I’m losing weight at the same rate, maybe a little faster. Has anyone else ever been in this situation? Any advice? This baby wasn’t planned but is very much wanted and I’m scared if I can’t find a way to eat more the baby won’t get the nutrition it needs. Any and all help is appreciated!
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    CatMama210 got a reaction from FluffyChix in February 2018 Success Stories   
    Sleeved 2/10 and wanted to echo what everyone else has been saying. Some days are better than others. I’m really struggling to get enough Water and REALLY struggling to get in enough Protein. I force myself to drink one Protein Shake a day but even then some days I’m only getting to 30g. I’m on soft foods but I just don’t feel hungry and feel sick if I eat too much. Blah!

    I started going to the gym and that feels really good! What’s making you feel good?



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    CatMama210 got a reaction from FluffyChix in February 2018 Success Stories   
    Sleeved 2/10 and wanted to echo what everyone else has been saying. Some days are better than others. I’m really struggling to get enough Water and REALLY struggling to get in enough Protein. I force myself to drink one Protein Shake a day but even then some days I’m only getting to 30g. I’m on soft foods but I just don’t feel hungry and feel sick if I eat too much. Blah!

    I started going to the gym and that feels really good! What’s making you feel good?



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    CatMama210 got a reaction from allwet in Where on you did you first notice weight lose   
    Face and my boobs. RIP DDs [emoji24]



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    CatMama210 got a reaction from allwet in Where on you did you first notice weight lose   
    Face and my boobs. RIP DDs [emoji24]



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    CatMama210 got a reaction from allwet in Where on you did you first notice weight lose   
    Face and my boobs. RIP DDs [emoji24]



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    CatMama210 got a reaction from allwet in Where on you did you first notice weight lose   
    Face and my boobs. RIP DDs [emoji24]



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    CatMama210 got a reaction from jenondaway in February Surgery Buddies!   
    How is everyone doing so far?
    I'm almost 4 weeks out and so far so good. Still struggling to meet my Protein goals but man it was nice to finally eat some solid food after 3 weeks of liquid/puree.
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    CatMama210 reacted to deezy16 in February 2018 Success Stories   
    It’s my one month post op today!!! I was sleeved 2/8/18 & so far i have loss a total of 27lbs !!!! I am so excited to say the least, & to see where this beautiful journey takes me!

    SW: 286
    CW: 259
    GW: 175



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    CatMama210 got a reaction from amend68 in February 2018 Success Stories   
    Hey everyone! So happy to have found this thread to share the journey.

    I had gastric sleeve 2/10, 1 mo out and lost 26 lb so far. I had lost a lot in the first week or so and then stalled for over a week. I also had a complication and was admitted for a blood clot. That sucked, but now feeling pretty good. My sleeve seems pretty tough so I have to have good willpower to stick to the proper diet and get in enough Protein.

    HW: 260
    SW: 256
    CW: 230



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    CatMama210 reacted to Madison in Success With PCOS   
    Hey everyone - It's been a while but every often I remember to find this thread and post any updates. I remember what it was like before the surgery, searching through forums for anyone who shared my issues. I hope others can benefit from this.

    It's been almost 3 years since the sleeve. I lost 180 lbs total and stayed in "onederland" for a year. 2013 was a very difficult year and I ended up gaining 30 lbs. I've worked hard on a low-carb and restricted sugar diet, and I'm almost back to my lowest weight. I'm still very active and enjoying life. My closet is filled with nice clothes and shoes I've dreamt of having, sometimes I just stare at my closet like it belongs to a different person. Where are the Old Navy 3XL sweats?? lol

    Sometimes I get depressed that I had the surgery done, but only because I want to eat a lot but can't! It should be good news that the restriction is still there, but I sometimes feel so left out of social events. I have so many new people in my life who don't know that I used to weigh almost 400 lbs. Right now, the most I can eat is two small slices of pizza and some wings (which I only have once a week).

    My hair is still thin (it used to be so thick and full of volume) but at least it's regained its shine and health. I don't have any bald spots, which was my main worry. It doesn't seem to be either falling out or coming back, which is annoying since I exceed my Protein intake guidelines all the time. But, it's something I'm willing to accept in exchange to finally wearing clothes from Forever21 or CharlotteRusse (yes it is superficial, but it's life-changing to be able to shop in the mall and try on clothes with friends. I haven't been able to do that my entire life).

    I have very little hair on my face/chest after a year of Diode laser sessions. I only do a quick shave once every few weeks (compared to twice a day), and that's only because I like to be completely hair-free. I go in for a laser touch-up every few months. No medication ever helped with the facial hair. It will hurt badly at the first few sessions, but then it's practically painless and over in 10 minutes.

    All the labwork comes out fine, and I recently discovered that all the hormones affected by PCOS are actually at a normal level for the first time ever. This was without medication, and simply keeping up with an active and healthy lifestyle. I still don't get my periods, but it did come briefly when I tried birth control.

    My life has changed, not just because of this surgery, but because of how much I believed in myself. I believed that I could do that, and I tried my hardest to follow all the guidelines. I didn't break down when I failed, I just kept on going. I hope you remember to keep going through struggles, especially if you feel you are alone in this.

    There were hardships and obstacles along the way, but that's how life is. I'm very happy with where I am right now. If anyone has any questions, please leave a comment and I will check back on this thread.




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    CatMama210 reacted to JazmaniaRNY in February Surgery Buddies!   
    Same here struggling but trying.


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    CatMama210 reacted to frust8 in February Surgery Buddies!   
    Make the ricotta bake that' s on one of the threads. Sounds so good even non-WLS would eat it

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    CatMama210 reacted to iymercado in February Surgery Buddies!   
    Omg wish i knew of this group earlier.. my date was the 21st

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    CatMama210 got a reaction from QueenB83 in February Surgery Buddies!   
    Is it too late to join the Feb surgery club?

    Had gastric sleeve 2/10, currently on a purée diet. Just returning to work and feeling great, although I am having some head hunger that can be annoying.

    Best of luck to everyone this month!



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