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    Before and After Pics

    Thank you [emoji176] Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Before and After Pics

    This is 1 month post op vs 14 months post op VSG. I couldn't be happier with my tool. Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    that horrible stall

    6 months post op and I am struggling to lose more than about a pound a week if I am lucky. It's frustrating but really puts into focus how hard weekends can be to manage. which was my problem before surgery as well.
  4. Does anyone else have significant light headed spells when they stand up? My blood pressure drops when I stand and it's very disconcerting. I talked to my office but they were stumped. It's worse when I take a bath but that's expected in hot water. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Construction worker

    Follow the docs recommendation and restrictions, and talk to your HR so they can set up a light duty reasonable accommodation if they have a program in place. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Insane Itching

    I had to get a prescription bc it turned out I was allergic to the adhesive on the suture glue. It was horrible!! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Have you tried not eating dairy and dairy based proteins like whey? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. Y'all, I found out the crappy way that I have an allergy to the incision glue, my stomach is a riot of itchy hives that I am using hydrocortisone and taking Zyrtec (Doctors orders). It sucks so much. Additional skin issues are happened all over my face and shoulders, I feel like a teenager with all this acne! Wtf is going on? Is this hormones being released from fat loss? I'm a week post vsg. Suggestions? I've been drinking plenty of water and doing relatively ok on protein. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Baking for others

    I deeply enjoy baking for other people (workmates, neighbors, family), does this end once surgery happens? I usually don't even want or eat the stuff I bake. I just enjoy the process. Unfortunately, I use taste the batter or similar to test flavor profiles. It's my creative outlet. I'm worried that once I get surgery Ill lose this outlet. I'm not over excited about making healthy versions of things for other people. Is this the case?
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    Bariatric Pal Store??? Non-whey options.

    There are some great vegan protein shakes that only require a little bit of doctoring to make them yummy. Ripple, Vega, and tone it up are pretty good. They do need some boosting from the sugar free Torani flavors. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Non-food rewards

    I'm still pre-op but I set up the following NSV milestones: 55lbs golf lessons 65lbs dance lessons 75lbs standup comedy or voice lessons 85lbs SCUBA certification 95lbs a used set of golf clubs 105lbs a SCUBA trip to Monterey
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    October 2018 Sleevers

    They asked me to lose 5 and I lost 9 and am still going down. Might lose another 1-2lbs before the my surgery date on the 22nd.
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    October 2018 Sleevers

    Im very fortunate, they aren't making me do a pre-op liquid diet because I lost enough weight already they are fine with just liquids the day before surgery only. but starting to get nervous and trying to tell the negative voices in my head to back off.
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    October 2018 Sleevers

    Same day! woot!
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    My Experience with Anthem Blue Cross CA

    Did they accept your referral check up as your first weigh in or only the stuff labeled specifically as weigh ins with your surgeon?
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    The wait is killing me!

    Did they accept your visit to your primary care doctor when the referral for a surgeon was given as your first weigh in? I've heard yes and no on this and I have anthem so I'm very curious. It would save me a month of waiting and anticipation. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. I have a deficiency in D3 and have a prescription for it. What I would like to know if I should start taking the daily multi vitamin, B complex, and calcium citrate before my surgery? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    What did your surgeon say regarding wait time?
  19. How did/do you deal with the 6 months of waiting and weigh in? Its sending my anxiety through the roof. I usually sorry myself by planning and researching it preparing. But I can't lose weight or I don't qualify. I already scheduled all of my tests and appointments so now I'm just here... Spinning wheel and feeling anxious that I won't be approved, that i won't be successful.l, that I'll fail. How to do I handle 5 more months of this?
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    6 months of fear and self doubt

    Thank you, yeah I'm trying to read some meditations books to calm down. I can't do pot, I have a weird genetic thing that makes me react very poorly to cabinoids, which I found out the hard way lolol. I need to learn patience and accept that I can't control this situation.
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    Let's Talk Dying By Your Own Hand!

    Here is one but there are a ton of brands. https://www.ulta.com/color-balance-purple-conditioner?productId=xlsImpprod12331011&sku=2284836&cmpid=PS_Non!google!Product_Listing_Ads&cagpspn=pla&CATCI=aud-296846808842:pla-173178733950&CAAGID=26562476910&CAWELAID=330000200000288716&catargetid=330000200000557658&cadevice=m&gclid=Cj0KCQjwuMrXBRC_ARIsALWZrIh6Pi6MDwTrcJS-dEwkUCT-011K3tym0iQZ9b9HeUexQuNi-Z6TFWwaArJrEALw_wcB
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    Let's Talk Dying By Your Own Hand!

    If you want brighter grays use a purple tinted conditioner. It will tone the to a bright white. I color my own hair, bleaching the roots and coloring it whatever color catches my eye that week/month currently its purple and pink.
  23. So I had my first consult today, and they weighed me. I was just under 40 (39.6) bmi but I do have a comorbidity so they said I was ok. But what I want to know is, Which weigh in counts bc my first official weigh in is tomorrow. Does the insurance look at the consultation weight and the weigh in weight? I ask bc I'm worried they will say my sleep apnea isn't severe enough to clear me even though I have a CPAP.
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    1st Visit

    PM me next week and let me know how it went!!