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Bootscraper

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from AngieBear in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    HW: 249, SW: 225, CW: 170, GW: 149
    April seems so far ago, I had sleeve on April 11th and it went very surprisingly well. I have learned a lot about intuitive eating and how that helps me through the day. I found that tracking my food constantly put me in an obsessive state over food which can feel unmanageable. Now I pick out what I will eat in the morning and stick to it with a general idea of the calories and macros for the day rather than micromanaging a food journal. It helps that I basically eat the same thing all the time.
    I had minor stalls here and there, a few pound regain around the holidays, but have gotten rid of all of that. I am looking forward to 2020 being the year I meet my goal weight!
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from AngieBear in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    HW: 249, SW: 225, CW: 170, GW: 149
    April seems so far ago, I had sleeve on April 11th and it went very surprisingly well. I have learned a lot about intuitive eating and how that helps me through the day. I found that tracking my food constantly put me in an obsessive state over food which can feel unmanageable. Now I pick out what I will eat in the morning and stick to it with a general idea of the calories and macros for the day rather than micromanaging a food journal. It helps that I basically eat the same thing all the time.
    I had minor stalls here and there, a few pound regain around the holidays, but have gotten rid of all of that. I am looking forward to 2020 being the year I meet my goal weight!
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from KimB7811 in Was anyone else told not to shave their legs 4 days before surgery?   
    No shaving anywhere two days before since you could cut yourself and have an 'open wound' for them to worry about

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    Bootscraper got a reaction from Romanoloser in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    April 11 vsg
    Hw:249
    Sw: 221
    Cw: 207

    I haven't been on the forum since surgery, but it's been going great. Surgery day was awful in terms of being uncomfortable and nauseated. Day 2 was better and I was determined to go home so I made sure to get my liquids in on schedule otherwise I would have had to stay in the hospital until I could meet their guidelines.

    I had incision pain, but only took gabapentin, the narcotics didn't help and made me loopy and I was worried about dependence since I'm susceptible to that.

    I started back swimming last week (2.5 weeks from surgery). I do a deep Water aerobics class twice a week, but haven't gotten back to lap swimming yet.

    I'm still on pureed food but have cheated with a little bit of meat here and there, but I have no problem with meat. I had a couple instances of pushing my restrictions because I ate egg salad too fast. I need to work on slowing down eating, but pureed foods go down quick.

    Overall I'm very happy with the results, lack of complications and the fact that I have a whole new wardrobe available to me (lost weight once before taking Saxenda, gained it all back after I stopped the meds, but kept all the skinny clothes.)

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    Bootscraper got a reaction from Romanoloser in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    April 11 vsg
    Hw:249
    Sw: 221
    Cw: 207

    I haven't been on the forum since surgery, but it's been going great. Surgery day was awful in terms of being uncomfortable and nauseated. Day 2 was better and I was determined to go home so I made sure to get my liquids in on schedule otherwise I would have had to stay in the hospital until I could meet their guidelines.

    I had incision pain, but only took gabapentin, the narcotics didn't help and made me loopy and I was worried about dependence since I'm susceptible to that.

    I started back swimming last week (2.5 weeks from surgery). I do a deep Water aerobics class twice a week, but haven't gotten back to lap swimming yet.

    I'm still on pureed food but have cheated with a little bit of meat here and there, but I have no problem with meat. I had a couple instances of pushing my restrictions because I ate egg salad too fast. I need to work on slowing down eating, but pureed foods go down quick.

    Overall I'm very happy with the results, lack of complications and the fact that I have a whole new wardrobe available to me (lost weight once before taking Saxenda, gained it all back after I stopped the meds, but kept all the skinny clothes.)

    Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app


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    Bootscraper got a reaction from Romanoloser in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    April 11 vsg
    Hw:249
    Sw: 221
    Cw: 207

    I haven't been on the forum since surgery, but it's been going great. Surgery day was awful in terms of being uncomfortable and nauseated. Day 2 was better and I was determined to go home so I made sure to get my liquids in on schedule otherwise I would have had to stay in the hospital until I could meet their guidelines.

    I had incision pain, but only took gabapentin, the narcotics didn't help and made me loopy and I was worried about dependence since I'm susceptible to that.

    I started back swimming last week (2.5 weeks from surgery). I do a deep Water aerobics class twice a week, but haven't gotten back to lap swimming yet.

    I'm still on pureed food but have cheated with a little bit of meat here and there, but I have no problem with meat. I had a couple instances of pushing my restrictions because I ate egg salad too fast. I need to work on slowing down eating, but pureed foods go down quick.

    Overall I'm very happy with the results, lack of complications and the fact that I have a whole new wardrobe available to me (lost weight once before taking Saxenda, gained it all back after I stopped the meds, but kept all the skinny clothes.)

    Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app


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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    VSG scheduled for April 11
    Height : 5'4"
    Sw: 249
    Goal: 140 (lofty goal, not sure if it's attainable)

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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Surgery is Thursday, my last day of my job (ever, I got a new job) was supposed to be Wednesday... But two people came in to work with respiratory infections and I was worried that I'll get sick before surgery. My Dr said they would cancel surgery if I had any infection. My boss said it was OK for my last day to be today instead. Now for the next 5 days to do nothing but prep my house and clean before I go under the knife.
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Surgery is Thursday, my last day of my job (ever, I got a new job) was supposed to be Wednesday... But two people came in to work with respiratory infections and I was worried that I'll get sick before surgery. My Dr said they would cancel surgery if I had any infection. My boss said it was OK for my last day to be today instead. Now for the next 5 days to do nothing but prep my house and clean before I go under the knife.
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Surgery is Thursday, my last day of my job (ever, I got a new job) was supposed to be Wednesday... But two people came in to work with respiratory infections and I was worried that I'll get sick before surgery. My Dr said they would cancel surgery if I had any infection. My boss said it was OK for my last day to be today instead. Now for the next 5 days to do nothing but prep my house and clean before I go under the knife.
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Surgery is Thursday, my last day of my job (ever, I got a new job) was supposed to be Wednesday... But two people came in to work with respiratory infections and I was worried that I'll get sick before surgery. My Dr said they would cancel surgery if I had any infection. My boss said it was OK for my last day to be today instead. Now for the next 5 days to do nothing but prep my house and clean before I go under the knife.
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Surgery is Thursday, my last day of my job (ever, I got a new job) was supposed to be Wednesday... But two people came in to work with respiratory infections and I was worried that I'll get sick before surgery. My Dr said they would cancel surgery if I had any infection. My boss said it was OK for my last day to be today instead. Now for the next 5 days to do nothing but prep my house and clean before I go under the knife.
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    VSG scheduled for April 11
    Height : 5'4"
    Sw: 249
    Goal: 140 (lofty goal, not sure if it's attainable)

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  14. Congrats!
    Bootscraper got a reaction from nadiadaood in Gastric Sleeve in 2 weeks   
    Obvs, follow your dieticians rules, but they told me no more than 8oz of caffeine a day during the pre op diet. Also herbal tea has no caffeine and tastes just as good
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    VSG scheduled for April 11
    Height : 5'4"
    Sw: 249
    Goal: 140 (lofty goal, not sure if it's attainable)

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    Bootscraper reacted to nathaliaastridlopez in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Surgery date: April 11,2019!
    Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
    Height: 5’4
    Starting weight: 258
    Goal weight: 130
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from ElaineP in April Sleevers   
    April 11th. I'm starting a new job exactly two weeks after surgery, hopefully I'll be ready to roll by then!
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from ElaineP in April Sleevers   
    April 11th. I'm starting a new job exactly two weeks after surgery, hopefully I'll be ready to roll by then!
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    Bootscraper reacted to sheena128 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    April 11!
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    Bootscraper reacted to AlexE in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Same!!!
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    VSG scheduled for April 11
    Height : 5'4"
    Sw: 249
    Goal: 140 (lofty goal, not sure if it's attainable)

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    Bootscraper got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Spouse support   
    Something I thought of with this, you can still go out with your family, just eat the portion that works for you. Why is he concerned with the amount you eat if the real worry is taking away 'family time', as long as you can still go out? I guess it seems like he would be concerned that you aren't enjoying yourself, but isn't the point of going out with your family...is to be with the family, not food?
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Spouse support   
    My boyfriend was supportive but also nervous. I asked him to come to one of the hospital support groups that focused on the role of family in this change. He got a little... defensive about how my changes would effect him. Since then it's gotten better, we talk about surgery as a concrete thing, since it's scheduled for 3 weeks from now. We both started eating low carb about 10 months ago, so it's just been a process. Don't take it too personally if the initial reaction is not what you hoped.. It's a major life change that will affect your spouse, and they have no control over your choice or the outcome.
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Spouse support   
    My boyfriend was supportive but also nervous. I asked him to come to one of the hospital support groups that focused on the role of family in this change. He got a little... defensive about how my changes would effect him. Since then it's gotten better, we talk about surgery as a concrete thing, since it's scheduled for 3 weeks from now. We both started eating low carb about 10 months ago, so it's just been a process. Don't take it too personally if the initial reaction is not what you hoped.. It's a major life change that will affect your spouse, and they have no control over your choice or the outcome.
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    Bootscraper got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    VSG scheduled for April 11
    Height : 5'4"
    Sw: 249
    Goal: 140 (lofty goal, not sure if it's attainable)

    Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app


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