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curvylady

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    curvylady got a reaction from Frustr8 in How are the May sleevers doing?   
    Oh my goodness, me too!! I was sleeved on 5/14 and have only lost 25 pounds (and 9 lbs of that was in the first week). It’s beyond frustrating when I’d hoped to see HUGE results at least the first couple of months. I don’t really complain about it and try not to be disappointed every time I step on the scale. On a positive note my body shape has changed significantly. My old clothes are very loose and I’m wearing smaller sizes. The best part that outweighs it all is that I definitely see and feel a difference. No more daily pain and that alone is so refreshing. My husband was sleeved 5 weeks ahead of me and has lost over 100 pounds. I definitely Celebrate his successes and that helps me stay motivated. He now has energy like he did 15 years ago. We even broke out of bicycles and took a bike ride for the first time in 20 years.
    What I’m reminded of is that this is a long term commitment and I try not to beat myself up because the weight loss is happening slower than I expected. Good luck to you! I’m excited to hear more about your journey.
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    curvylady got a reaction from Frustr8 in How are the May sleevers doing?   
    Oh my goodness, me too!! I was sleeved on 5/14 and have only lost 25 pounds (and 9 lbs of that was in the first week). It’s beyond frustrating when I’d hoped to see HUGE results at least the first couple of months. I don’t really complain about it and try not to be disappointed every time I step on the scale. On a positive note my body shape has changed significantly. My old clothes are very loose and I’m wearing smaller sizes. The best part that outweighs it all is that I definitely see and feel a difference. No more daily pain and that alone is so refreshing. My husband was sleeved 5 weeks ahead of me and has lost over 100 pounds. I definitely Celebrate his successes and that helps me stay motivated. He now has energy like he did 15 years ago. We even broke out of bicycles and took a bike ride for the first time in 20 years.
    What I’m reminded of is that this is a long term commitment and I try not to beat myself up because the weight loss is happening slower than I expected. Good luck to you! I’m excited to hear more about your journey.
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    curvylady reacted to sleevedlove in Regret it   
    Let’s hope that all it is. Cause I’m set on the fact that this isn’t normal and something must be wrong. Thank you for the encouragement!
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    curvylady got a reaction from Joann troupe in Nauseous all the time!   
    I was sleeved Mon May 14 and my nausea was so severe I couldn’t keep even the tiniest sip of liquids down for the first two days. The nurses tried a variety of nausea meds and Carafate finally worked. It was like a miracle!! It is a drug frequently used for ulcers and it coats your stomach. It has a chalky taste like liquid stomach medicine. I don’t mind it at all. Finally Wed I could keep down tiny sips down and was released from the hospital. I now have a giant bottle to use at home. It was expensive but worth it. Good luck!!



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    curvylady got a reaction from melrami1981 in Any MAY sleevers???   
    Melram1981 welcome and congratulations!!!!



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    curvylady got a reaction from dreamingofasleeve in Scared I won't be successful   
    I agree, whether we say it or not, we all have a fear of failing. My best friend had sleeve surgery in 2016 and lost 100 pounds in 9 months. It completely transformed her life. We’ve had several discussions about this same subject and she has said to me very honestly that even though she sees her amazing success everyday, she still wonders if she will be successful There’s a lot of psychological and emotional factors involved with this HUGE choice. My husband and I decided to go on the journey together. He has cardiomyopathy and several ailments. By this Christmas his health was deteriorating fast and it was time to take drastic measures. Unfortunately our insurance didn’t pay for WLS but we were determined just the same and paid for it ourselves. We met with our surgeon for our initial consultation Jan 23. My husband was sleeved Apr 9 and my surgery was last week. My husband has lost 63 pounds already. It has been truly life changing. By the time it came time for my surgery I was absolutely convicted that it was the right choice for me. Five days post surgery I had already lost 9 pounds. It’s CRAZY! I’m confident that we will be successful and you will too. When I have doubts, I look at before and after photos and visualize my “new body”. Losing even 50 pounds is a major victory and if that’s where I land I’ll take it. Good luck to you and keep us updated on your journey.
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    curvylady got a reaction from allwet in Private Pay Moves FAST!   
    Yes, fast track here you come! My husband and I were not covered by insurance so we privately paid for our surgeries too. We met with the surgeon for our initial consultation on Jan 23 and my hubby was sleeved Apr 9 and I was sleeved last week. It’s a whirlwind for sure. We have two friends who went through the insurance path and they had a LOT more requirements before surgery. They had a lot of appointments with the nutritionists, Group classes, etc. As such we ask our friends a TON of questions. They had surgery years ahead of us so they have a wealth of information. That being said it is an emotional journey. I was really emotional when my husband was sleeved but by the time my turn came I was convicted and had no fear. You’ll do great! Keep us posted on your progress and congratulations!!



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    curvylady got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in NSV shares   
    My husband was sleeved five weeks ago and I am one week postop. We have had many non-scale victories. Hubby used to be in pain 24/7 but longer has chronic pain, he can walk short and long distances without being completely winded and out of breath, he flew on an airplane recently without the seat extender, can stand through the entire worship portion of a church service, can use the “small” bathroom in our house again and the list goes on. One major non scale victory is that we now take walks as a couple. We are also looking at purchasing an RV to travel the country before our kids move on to college in a handful of years. The goal is an active lifestyle together. Never would have even imagined we would have the opportunity.



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    curvylady got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in NSV shares   
    My husband was sleeved five weeks ago and I am one week postop. We have had many non-scale victories. Hubby used to be in pain 24/7 but longer has chronic pain, he can walk short and long distances without being completely winded and out of breath, he flew on an airplane recently without the seat extender, can stand through the entire worship portion of a church service, can use the “small” bathroom in our house again and the list goes on. One major non scale victory is that we now take walks as a couple. We are also looking at purchasing an RV to travel the country before our kids move on to college in a handful of years. The goal is an active lifestyle together. Never would have even imagined we would have the opportunity.



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    curvylady got a reaction from Frustr8 in Any MAY sleevers???   
    Oh Gracey1968, I’m so sorry that you are feeling lost. My husband and I had sleeve surgery 5 weeks apart and my best friend is a year ahead of us. He’s 6 weeks post op and I’m 1 week post op. Everyday I ask each of them...did you go through this? Did you feel this way? Etc. We are all here for you. Ask away... We are all going through this new adventure together. 🤗
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    curvylady got a reaction from allwet in Private Pay Moves FAST!   
    Yes, fast track here you come! My husband and I were not covered by insurance so we privately paid for our surgeries too. We met with the surgeon for our initial consultation on Jan 23 and my hubby was sleeved Apr 9 and I was sleeved last week. It’s a whirlwind for sure. We have two friends who went through the insurance path and they had a LOT more requirements before surgery. They had a lot of appointments with the nutritionists, Group classes, etc. As such we ask our friends a TON of questions. They had surgery years ahead of us so they have a wealth of information. That being said it is an emotional journey. I was really emotional when my husband was sleeved but by the time my turn came I was convicted and had no fear. You’ll do great! Keep us posted on your progress and congratulations!!



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    curvylady got a reaction from SleeveinIL in Face to Face Friday a little early   
    Wow!!!! You look AMAZING!!!!!! You should be soooo proud of yourself!!



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    curvylady got a reaction from allwet in Private Pay Moves FAST!   
    Yes, fast track here you come! My husband and I were not covered by insurance so we privately paid for our surgeries too. We met with the surgeon for our initial consultation on Jan 23 and my hubby was sleeved Apr 9 and I was sleeved last week. It’s a whirlwind for sure. We have two friends who went through the insurance path and they had a LOT more requirements before surgery. They had a lot of appointments with the nutritionists, Group classes, etc. As such we ask our friends a TON of questions. They had surgery years ahead of us so they have a wealth of information. That being said it is an emotional journey. I was really emotional when my husband was sleeved but by the time my turn came I was convicted and had no fear. You’ll do great! Keep us posted on your progress and congratulations!!



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    curvylady got a reaction from allwet in Private Pay Moves FAST!   
    Yes, fast track here you come! My husband and I were not covered by insurance so we privately paid for our surgeries too. We met with the surgeon for our initial consultation on Jan 23 and my hubby was sleeved Apr 9 and I was sleeved last week. It’s a whirlwind for sure. We have two friends who went through the insurance path and they had a LOT more requirements before surgery. They had a lot of appointments with the nutritionists, Group classes, etc. As such we ask our friends a TON of questions. They had surgery years ahead of us so they have a wealth of information. That being said it is an emotional journey. I was really emotional when my husband was sleeved but by the time my turn came I was convicted and had no fear. You’ll do great! Keep us posted on your progress and congratulations!!



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    curvylady got a reaction from Frustr8 in Surgery Tomorrow, Feeling Anxious About Weird Things   
    My surgery is tomorrow too. I have very little prepared (fluids and Soups for this week mostly) but I’m not worried about anything. My husband had the procedure five weeks ago so we kind of know what to expect if all goes according to plan. Congratulations and may God watch over you!



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    curvylady got a reaction from Frustr8 in Any MAY sleevers???   
    Hi Doha, I’m with you!! I’m one week post op from sleeve surgery. I stopped taking the heavy meds after a handful of days and just take two Tylenol at bedtime. I’ve been using my daughter’s big fluffy cat pillow against my stomach while sleeping. It’s soft and helps my stomach feel supported. I hold it firmly against my stomach as I roll over and sleep wedged against it. Hope this helps.
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    curvylady got a reaction from Frustr8 in Any MAY sleevers???   
    Oh Gracey1968, I’m so sorry that you are feeling lost. My husband and I had sleeve surgery 5 weeks apart and my best friend is a year ahead of us. He’s 6 weeks post op and I’m 1 week post op. Everyday I ask each of them...did you go through this? Did you feel this way? Etc. We are all here for you. Ask away... We are all going through this new adventure together. 🤗
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    curvylady got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in NSV shares   
    My husband was sleeved five weeks ago and I am one week postop. We have had many non-scale victories. Hubby used to be in pain 24/7 but longer has chronic pain, he can walk short and long distances without being completely winded and out of breath, he flew on an airplane recently without the seat extender, can stand through the entire worship portion of a church service, can use the “small” bathroom in our house again and the list goes on. One major non scale victory is that we now take walks as a couple. We are also looking at purchasing an RV to travel the country before our kids move on to college in a handful of years. The goal is an active lifestyle together. Never would have even imagined we would have the opportunity.



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    curvylady got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Surgery Tomorrow, Feeling Anxious About Weird Things   
    I had surgery last Monday and would recommend that you bring Chapstick… My lips were literally peeling after three days. Definitely a phone charger. Your own pillows if you can. It’s impossible to get comfortable in a hospital bed but having my Tempur-pedic pillow would’ve made it 1000 times better. Some good friends for support. My husband was with me most the time and my best friend was invaluable. They watched me get sick repeatedly, held my hand and encouraged me the entire time. I could not of done it without them.
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    curvylady got a reaction from Kay07 in Surgery Tomorrow, Feeling Anxious About Weird Things   
    Agree with EnrieD 100%! Do exactly as your surgeon says and you will do great. Social media, TV, etc. will be at the bottom of your priority list but taking care of yourself will be number one. Good luck!
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    curvylady got a reaction from Taoz in Any MAY sleevers???   
    I’m one week post op today. I imagine that we will all need to revise our perspective of food as we move through this process. Last night my husband and I had dinner at a restaurant with a team from church. I had the tiniest bites of meat and little bits of baked potato and was done eating after a few bites. I maybe ate an ounce or two in total. I now have about 10 meals worth of leftovers. It’s just a whole new world. Today I had a Protein Shake for Breakfast , 2oz of canned chicken with bitty pieces of sweet pickle and 1 tbsp of low fat mayo for lunch and 2oz of Protein pudding for a mid afternoon snack. I couldn’t eat another bite. It’s going to take time to adjust.
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    curvylady got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in NSV shares   
    My husband was sleeved five weeks ago and I am one week postop. We have had many non-scale victories. Hubby used to be in pain 24/7 but longer has chronic pain, he can walk short and long distances without being completely winded and out of breath, he flew on an airplane recently without the seat extender, can stand through the entire worship portion of a church service, can use the “small” bathroom in our house again and the list goes on. One major non scale victory is that we now take walks as a couple. We are also looking at purchasing an RV to travel the country before our kids move on to college in a handful of years. The goal is an active lifestyle together. Never would have even imagined we would have the opportunity.



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    curvylady got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in NSV shares   
    Woot woot!!!! That’s AMAZING!!!
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    curvylady got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in NSV shares   
    My husband was sleeved five weeks ago and I am one week postop. We have had many non-scale victories. Hubby used to be in pain 24/7 but longer has chronic pain, he can walk short and long distances without being completely winded and out of breath, he flew on an airplane recently without the seat extender, can stand through the entire worship portion of a church service, can use the “small” bathroom in our house again and the list goes on. One major non scale victory is that we now take walks as a couple. We are also looking at purchasing an RV to travel the country before our kids move on to college in a handful of years. The goal is an active lifestyle together. Never would have even imagined we would have the opportunity.



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    curvylady got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Surgery Tomorrow, Feeling Anxious About Weird Things   
    I had surgery last Monday and would recommend that you bring Chapstick… My lips were literally peeling after three days. Definitely a phone charger. Your own pillows if you can. It’s impossible to get comfortable in a hospital bed but having my Tempur-pedic pillow would’ve made it 1000 times better. Some good friends for support. My husband was with me most the time and my best friend was invaluable. They watched me get sick repeatedly, held my hand and encouraged me the entire time. I could not of done it without them.
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