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  1. Appreciate it, Frustr8 Just been super busy with work and holiday shopping. This site and those within it were a Godsend pre-op and the first couple months post op!!! Just not much of a message board person unless I consciously think about it
  2. rebchief

    Any August Sleevers out there?

    Surgery date 8/22/18. Down almost 60 lbs. Exercise is an issue because of my ongoing sciatica issue but trying to get in as many steps as possible, Can pretty much eat what I want. Just gotta make right decisions:)
  3. Sorry. Meg, just seeing this. At this point I am down almost 60 lbs. my energy level is fine. I can pretty much eat anything I want. Have to be careful with what I eat. The portion control is still there. Feel full pretty quick. Have to be wary of slider foods (carbs.) The holidays have been fine thus far. I’m cooking gumbo for about 25 people this week and it sort of pains me to think of the work that goes into it to only be able to eat probably 3/4 of a cup Normal holiday foods will be enjoyed just now it will be prioritized. Protein, veggies and then carbs. since I am on and off here periodically, I would be happy to give you my cell number since you are local and feel free to call/text with questions’thoughts. Just lemme know.
  4. Meg if you have any questions/concerns, I'll do my best to help answer.
  5. Overall, I feel much better than I did the day before my surgery. Energy level-- has increased but I have had sciatic pain even before surgery so I am not able to do as much exercise as I would like. I try to do as much as I can when I am able. I work in a doctor's office so I am on my feet a lot so by the time I get home I am wiped. Though not as wiped as three months ago Food Intake--I have had hardly any issues with food. I progressed as I was told to do and am now pretty much eating whatever I want. Obviously, the type and amount of foods have changed but I still treat myself every now and then with some Chex Mix and a few Hershey's miniatures. The holidays coming up are the first major obstacles I have had. We had our family Thanksgiving last Saturday and with all the food that was spread, my head was saying "Oh yeah!!!" but my stomach was like " Oh you better not...." All in all I did good though i did feel a little stuffed Beverages--Water, water, water with a hint of bourbon. Pretty much drink anything. I have had a mixed drink of bourbon and sprite and had no issues. I rarely though sip on anything carbonated. I had a beer this past weekend and no issues. Drank it very slow though. Coffee--no issues My surgeon said he cut my stomach to the size of a plantain. I gauge everything off of that and so far everything has been good. I will admit that if you eat carbs like above mentioned Chex mix, popcorn, or the like.....it is a slider food with drinking. Speaking of drinking, I will have a sip of water, unsweet tea, or wine with my meals. I don't have any issues with "losing" the fullness effect when doing so however I can see that being a problem if fluid consumption increased any more than that. I am enjoying pulling old clothes out of the closet that I haven't been able to wear in a long time and now they fit. Some even a little loose on me. That is most gratifying. All in all, if I had the chance to do it over again, I would do this surgery in a heartbeat. The first 3 weeks SUCKED but it was well worth it as I continue the journey.
  6. Sorry I am just now seeing this. Hope everything is going well. Heard great things about Vaughn!!!
  7. rebchief

    Any Georgia sleevers?

    Macon, GA. Dr Bagnato gastric sleeve
  8. I find ice water works better. Also flavored water. Hated protein water. HATED it. g2 and the mio water flavorings were and still are great. I am 2 months out and still to this day miss my club soda. Remember at that stage, soft scrambled eggs with cheese was a God send.
  9. I am 2 month out and can pretty much tolerate anything. Had chicken, turkey, hamburger meat, though no steak yet. Loving beef jerky.
  10. rebchief

    My journey so far....

    I’d like to know about the ice cream! Lol. I’m miserable right now and cannot wait to get back to anything resembling normal!!! Either HaloTop or ChillyCow are my two favs!!
  11. So I am almost 3 weeks postop from gastric sleeve. Tonight at our local touchdown club meeting, there was absolutely nothing I could eat except for some shredded cheese. They had some roast beef and I ate about an ounce of it chewing until it was basically mush. How bad did I screw up? It didn’t hurt going down it didn’t hurt in the stomach but I think I made a foolish decision.....
  12. rebchief

    self pay option

    Mine was self pay. Didn’t have a hernia so that was out. Also meant I didn’t have to wait months to have it done.
  13. rebchief

    Hello I'm a newbie here

    Welcome aboard!! Right decision to consider sx. Had sleeve done Aug 22. Everyday is a new day and challenge but it can be done and done with a purpose of losing weight and living healthy!!!
  14. Headed to first home game of the year for my Ole Miss Rebels but feeling concerned about what I can eat from the concession stand during game. Or try to sneak in something? Thoughts? Or should I just skip all together? It would be a 6 hour drive for me one way. We have done it every year for many years but this is the first time post surgery.