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Sunshineprincess

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Sunshineprincess

    Taking Multiple Pills Post Surgery

    I actually had acid reflux when I took my pills right before bedtime so I changed them to earlier and it wasn't a problem. As for pills you can take them all at once if that is what you are doing now. It will be fine.
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    19hrs and Hurricane Florence is still here

    I'd be a nervous wreck.....even more than I was. After all that waiting I hope you get your surgery and that everything is ok in your town. Good luck :-)
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    Bruising like crazy!

    I am very fair skinned and I actually have marks from bruises from my shots still at almost 4 months out. I also still have a hematoma in my tummy from one that is slowly shrinking. I would ask but like someone mentioned it might be a vitamin deficiency. I have times when I bruise a lot and they told me before that it was a deficiency but that was before surgery. After we are all wacky with our vitamins. Good luck and I'm sure it's something simple like that.
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    My journey so far....

    I agree sounds normal to me and yes the stall will happen as your body adjusts to changes. Fluids were and still are hard for me to get in even at almost 4 months out so that's great you are getting them in. Keep up the hard work, it will be worth it :-)
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    lymphedema

    When I looked into it online it said weight does cause thwm not to drain properly. So you are absolutely correct :-)
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    lymphedema

    I had surgery 3 months ago and I have to say my lymphedema has went down about 50 %. Some days it is a little bigger but it has really improved. There is a thing called dry brushing that might help and I'm gonna try it.
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    OK, so what's going on 6wks out

    I wouldn't worry too much about the period issues. Everything gets out of whack for a few months. I was told that and reminded it after too lol. But you can mention it to your doctor and ask just to be reassured. As for protein they do have protein waters available.....I haven't tried any yet but I think I am going to get unflavored protein because I also got sick of the shake taste and can't seem to do the one's I still have right now.
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    Pizza Lovers

    Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to have to look for them, I am a pizza lover. I've been nervous about trying to make a low carb one but these look yummy :-)
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    Help! Calories? Exercise?

    Thanks! I am barely getting 64 ounces of fluid in daily so I will continue to try to work on that and up my exercise. I am 5'10" & currently about 452 and was 546 when I started. Down about 47 since surgery. I'll know for sure my numbers when I see the doctor at the end of this month. I just stress hat I'm doing something wrong or not enough or that surgery won't work for me ugh. Thanks I will look at my numbers and up my fluids for sure!
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    Help! Calories? Exercise?

    Hello All, So I am a little over 2 months out and just curious how much everyone eats and exercises a day? I was told I was eating too little and upped it but I only lost like 9 pounds in like 4 weeks. Idk what I'm doing wrong but I don't go back to doctors for another 3 weeks about and want to any helpful hints people can give. Thank you guys!
  11. Hello, I eat 3 meals a day and either 2 cups of milk or a half to a whole premier shake. Just depends if I feel like drinking milk or shake that day. It's been hard for me to get up to all my protein. I'm actually 6 weeks out and finally getting into the groove now. If I am short I will eat a light string cheese which is 6 grams. Good luck to you too.
  12. Hello Has anyone had a weigh in and been told that not getting enough protein is hindering your weight loss somewhat? I'm doing better now but sheesh I was freaking out to not have as big a loss as I thought and I thought I was doing everything right except not enough I guess. Just curious if anyone had tricks for getting more protein that isn't shakes? Thanks
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    How are the May sleevers doing?

    I had my surgery 5/23 as well. Not sure what my weight loss is right now. It was 23 down at 2 weeks but I don't go until next week for next weigh in.....hopefully a decent loss. I'm on solid food and doing good. Glad everyone is doing well. Good luck!
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    Stocking up

    Sugar free Popsicles are a must lol. Maybe a few heart healthy soups you can strain and whatever protein you have to have but I agree don't buy a bunch in case you can't tolerate it. I'd suggest testing out your protein maybe before hand too since if ya hate it now. For hospital if you have long hair remember a hair tie....it drove me crazy but I always have my hair up so I had someone bring me one. Don't over pack you really will just be walking, sipping, and sleeping. Good luck you'll do great.
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    GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +

    Hi Frustr8 I am here now lol I somehow didn't get your tag on this but just happened across the forum. I just had surgery on 5/23 & I am doing good. For those that don't know me at surgery I was 499 not sure what right now cause no weight. I'm making sure all those fluids they pumped in are out so I don't freak lol. But I agree it is hard when you don't easily see a loss. One thing I've learned to do is touch my tummy and as you lose it really does feel different even if ya don't see that. And lol I started at 546 so this is something I still do but I can wear a seat belt so I check all the time to see how much easier it is to put on now. Just little things to keep spirits up and I truly each of us can reach our goals! Good luck everyone :-)
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