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ByronLV

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    ByronLV got a reaction from ProudGrammy in January Guys   
    Any other guys having surgery soon?
    My surgery day is rapidly approaching and I am ready to move to the next phase.
    Just ending my 10th day of pre-op liquid diet -- down 13 pounds in 10 days and 42 pounds since starting this journey in late July. Have been free of soda, caffeine and alcohol since Dec 1st.

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    ByronLV got a reaction from ProudGrammy in January Guys   
    Any other guys having surgery soon?
    My surgery day is rapidly approaching and I am ready to move to the next phase.
    Just ending my 10th day of pre-op liquid diet -- down 13 pounds in 10 days and 42 pounds since starting this journey in late July. Have been free of soda, caffeine and alcohol since Dec 1st.

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    ByronLV got a reaction from dbbonoso in January 2019 sleevers   
    Sleeve done on Jan 8th here. Down 28 lb since surgery, and 73 lb total since I started the journey around Aug 1st. Don't regret the decision at all, but have had a few challenges.
    Reflux started on day 2 or 3 post-op -- none prior to surgery. Started taking omeprazole OTC and has improved greatly. My surgeon just told me that I could try to stop taking it anytime I wanted, but if reflux continued just to go back on it and try again in a few weeks. The other thing I've learned is not to eat or drink anything at least 30 minutes prior to going to bed.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from Frustr8 in What's for dinner?   
    For meat, I like the fact that if you cook a piece of fish or steak at a certain temperature, that it's cooked evenly throughout to that temperature. For chicken and steak, you need to seer it after it cooks because it looks a little pale, but the fish is great right out of the sous vide. The fish is very moist and flakey.
    I love the egg bites in the sous vide. If you have ever had the Starbucks egg bites, you can make them yourself and decide exactly what you want in them. You can make them up on the weekend and eat them for the week. Or, this past weekend I tried cooking them, freezing them, and then vacuum packing them for the freezer so they will be ready for the weeks when you don't have time to cook them.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from Frustr8 in What's for dinner?   
    For meat, I like the fact that if you cook a piece of fish or steak at a certain temperature, that it's cooked evenly throughout to that temperature. For chicken and steak, you need to seer it after it cooks because it looks a little pale, but the fish is great right out of the sous vide. The fish is very moist and flakey.
    I love the egg bites in the sous vide. If you have ever had the Starbucks egg bites, you can make them yourself and decide exactly what you want in them. You can make them up on the weekend and eat them for the week. Or, this past weekend I tried cooking them, freezing them, and then vacuum packing them for the freezer so they will be ready for the weeks when you don't have time to cook them.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from sillykitty in What's for dinner?   
    Enjoying cooking more sous vide this weekend.
    Made egg bites yesterday morning for Breakfast. Made halibut and mahi mahi for dinner tonight with plenty left over for the next few days. Having some tri-color quinoa (not sous vide) on the side.
    Did salmon last weekend. The fish turns out so soft and moist in the sous vide.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from ProudGrammy in January Guys   
    Any other guys having surgery soon?
    My surgery day is rapidly approaching and I am ready to move to the next phase.
    Just ending my 10th day of pre-op liquid diet -- down 13 pounds in 10 days and 42 pounds since starting this journey in late July. Have been free of soda, caffeine and alcohol since Dec 1st.

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    ByronLV got a reaction from Frustr8 in Surgery tomorrow!!!   
    Ended up getting discharged a little after 10am yesterday. I got home and was completely exhausted. Walked a couple of times, but slept the majority of the time until early this morning.
    So now trying to figure out what I still like. Everything sweet flavored tastes like salt -- orange Jello, flavored greek yogurt -- can't really stand the taste. So working on a plain vanilla shake and hot tea this morning.
    Haven't used any pain meds at all, but was having some burning reflux pain through the night. Hoping for improvements throughout the day as I increase intake.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from jdy83 in Surgery tomorrow!!!   
    Mel and Jdy how did your surgeries go?

    I was out of recovery and in my room by 11:45am, and then taking my first walk by 12:30pm.

    I’m taking Water, ice, tea, and Jello without issues. Took my first pain medication by mouth this evening. Did find out ice cold water for swallowing pills is a little painful — warm water works much better for me.

    They indicated I should be discharged by about 10:00am provided I can get 4oz of Protein Shake down within 1 hour — and keep it down.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from jdy83 in Surgery tomorrow!!!   
    Mel and Jdy how did your surgeries go?

    I was out of recovery and in my room by 11:45am, and then taking my first walk by 12:30pm.

    I’m taking Water, ice, tea, and Jello without issues. Took my first pain medication by mouth this evening. Did find out ice cold water for swallowing pills is a little painful — warm water works much better for me.

    They indicated I should be discharged by about 10:00am provided I can get 4oz of Protein Shake down within 1 hour — and keep it down.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from WellsK1959 in January 2019   
    Kind of started yesterday ... since it was Xmas day spouse and I had an early lunch of roast duck with stuffing ... but rest of the day was all liquids. Continuing full liquids today in earnest ... not going to bad so far. Had a Premier Protein shake this morning, and has Soup with a Premier Protein Clear for lunch. Lots of Water and herbal teas in between.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from ncst8xcrunner in January 2019   
    Just scheduled mine yesterday for January 8th.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from April Marie in January 2019   
    Have my pre-op visit on the 18th and start the "highly suggested" liquid diet on Christmas Day.

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    ByronLV got a reaction from ncst8xcrunner in January 2019   
    Just scheduled mine yesterday for January 8th.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from Johnny B in I am Approved January 2019!!!   
    Just scheduled mine yesterday for January 8th.
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    ByronLV got a reaction from April Marie in January Sleevers Unite   
    Just scheduled yesterday for January 8th.
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