Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

SydneySleever

Gastric Sleeve Patients
  • Content Count

    90
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by SydneySleever

  1. SydneySleever

    Under 100kgs

    It's almost exactly 3 months since surgery and I am down from 120kgs at time of surgery (my highest weight) to under 100kgs (99.5kgs to be exact!). Getting to double digits has been a huge mental struggle for me. I haven't been under 100 for five years now so breaking that point has been a huge relief. Thanks to everyone on this forum. Your posts have been inspirational to me and have got me out of some tough times in this journey.
  2. SydneySleever

    Under 100kgs

    You will be there soooooo soon!!
  3. Today I spewed at a restaurant. I ate too fast and too soon after drinking. It was a terrible, embarrassing lesson.
  4. SydneySleever

    I spewed at a restaurant

    Me too on going from lapband to sleeve. And this is spot on. It completely takes you by surprise. The 30 min rule is so important.
  5. I took two but wish I had more. I’ve got a desk job. But being able to refocus on myself without work getting in the way.
  6. SydneySleever

    Anyone expedite the phases

    Yes I moved through them faster. I pretty much skipped puréed and moved onto soft. I stayed on liquids for one meal and soft for one. I asked my dietician before doing so. Worked well for me.
  7. SydneySleever

    I spewed at a restaurant

    Yes! The water, such a trap!
  8. SydneySleever

    I spewed at a restaurant

    I’m ashamed to say it but I slinked away! I had just two bites of food but it didn’t wait long enough after water so when I stood up it just came up. It was mainly water but I did wipe down the seat!
  9. SydneySleever

    How are the May sleevers doing?

    I had my sleeve on 24 May and I’m on solid foods now. Back at work and looking forward to exercising this week. I’m trying hard not to focus on the scales cause I had a big drop in week one but nothing much since. Hope you’re all doing well.
  10. I’m four weeks out. First week I lost a lot of weight. Second week some weight. Third week no weight loss. Fourth week no weight loss. Today the scales moved! I was really worried when I stalled and thought I was never going to move on the scales and didn’t believe what I read about the stalls. Hang in there, give yourself time to adjust. It’s easier done than said I know!
  11. SydneySleever

    PatchMD Vitamin Patch Review

    Yes I understand that it was a review of the patch. Just giving my insight into getting vitamin d up in general, since the patch isn’t doing a good job on that. It’s a tricky vitamin and there have been studies showing a correlation between vitamin d deficiencies and obesity. I’m think a lot of people struggle with getting this particular vitamin up and it’s an important one.
  12. SydneySleever

    PatchMD Vitamin Patch Review

    Hey Matt, I’m sure you’re all over the vitamin d issue but just wanted to give you my insight. I’m on a once a month vitamin d capsule. In Australia it’s not for sale over the counter, you need a script and then the chemist has to compound it for you. It’s been great for me.
  13. This is a bit weird but here goes. I'm having trouble believing my stomach is now a sleeve. I mean logically I know i've had this operation. I went to the hospital, there are scars etc. But something in my head can't process the idea that a big chunk of my stomach is gone. I can drink a lot of fluids and I'm often hungry, so maybe this has to do with it. I'm not sure. Anyone felt the same before? Any ideas?
  14. SydneySleever

    Longest stall ever

    I’m kinda the same. First two weeks big losses. Third week nothing. Halfway through the fourth week with nothing to loss to report. Hoping next week will get things moving again!
  15. SydneySleever

    Help - Am I doing something wrong?

    I think tofu is considered a solid food but check with your dietician.
  16. SydneySleever

    I cried

    Take care and get better soon. Congrats on the gown!
  17. SydneySleever

    Help - Am I doing something wrong?

    Did they say you can eat solids yet?
  18. I didn’t have any negativity from family but I did from myself. At times I felt I was trying to talk myself out of the surgery. I had a huge fear of failure. I had a band before lost weight and gained it back. Bands are no longer used because of their high failure rate but I saw this as a reflection of myself. If I didn’t succeed with the band I won’t succeed with the sleeve. I kept telling myself it was no use because I would just gain it back again and didn’t want to be a ‘failure’. I told my husband how I felt and he said something that really resonated: even if you drop the wait and keep it off for awhile then gain it back, it still seems worth it. And that made me realise that getting the weight off for even a little while is better than doing nothing. Giving myself the chance to succeed is a success. If I denied myself that would be the real failure. Give yourself a chance. No matter what anyone else says, be kind to yourself.
  19. SydneySleever

    Help - Am I doing something wrong?

    I slept of my belly that soon out and no issues so far. I could fit in a lot of liquids too, don’t worry once you get to soft foods it will be different. Maybe go easy on the solids like tofu for now (unless your team advised otherwise).
  20. SydneySleever

    PAIN MANAGEMENT

    I had fentanyl for two days through the IV and button system. Plus panadol. Turns out I’m mildly allergic to opioids and ended up with a terrible itch. After that they gave me some endos on day three but nothing to take home. For me the best part of the pain management was being able to sleep in strange surroundings. I think the key is to be clear and persistent about how you’re feeling and go from there.
  21. SydneySleever

    Having trouble believing my stomach is gone

    Gosh, things are so hard over there in America! I really feel for you guys. But this is it Frust8, I'm sure it will come through and you'll get your date. Then it will just be a countdown, like new years. And I love your stories.
  22. SydneySleever

    Having trouble believing my stomach is gone

    2lbs a week is great! That is actually what I'm aiming for!! Well done I'm three and a half weeks out and have stalled a bit, but I'm sure my expectations are just too high and it will come off slowly!
  23. SydneySleever

    Having trouble believing my stomach is gone

    Do you have a date yet? I got fingers and toes crossed for you!
×