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PALOMABELLA

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from Ready610 in 50+   
    Awsome. Congrats. Glad there wasnt any complications. Im 56 will be sleeved july 22. Im terified of the complications after surgery n the hair lost n loose skin.

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from Aprilgal in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Congrats...u will be just fine...im in 225lb also and sleeve is waiting for me on july 22. N im already nervious but i know its for my health so i try not to think negative... Everything has to be positive from now on.....keep us posted. Praying for a speedy recovery for all june sleevers

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    PALOMABELLA reacted to Frustr8 in Anxiety   
    And you are not SHRINKING from Surgery, it's that things settle down before your operation,LOL, they kept shortening ME and I did'nt feel a thing! Once upon a TIme Frustr8 was one puffy Hairstyle under 6 Feet Tall, a fine yet. Obese specimen of. WomanFlesh. Now I did expect to be A LITTLE SHORTER, after All , Years and Menopause may have taken a Toll, but 5 Foot 8 Inches, I felt Robbed! And I had struggled and struggled to lose some Pre- Surgical Weight so they,Would See,how Sincere I was! Now your Re-rmeasure is going to benefit you enough to make Insurance pay for Your Surgery but it Made Me feel like A Big Fat Slob! And This Magic with their Measuring Tape and scales gave me a BMI of 51.6, that's OMG LADY, HOW CAN YOU STILL STAND UP AND WALK?-hood. I would have gotten down and Crawled Out of there on my Hands and Knees- except for the fact,i have had 2 artificial knees implanted , they don't bend too good anymore and I Feared it might take a ForkLift to get me back up! But it all worked Out, I went forward, got my Surgery in a little over 3 months, why So Short?I had completed Another Bariatric Program not Once but Twice and then after skimming off as much money as they could as well as Co-Pays because the insurance I had then demanded I chip in. And then Their Surgeon, who honestly didn't,care That Much for, got Professional Cold Feet and REFUSED to give me my Surgery. The Good Thing about that tangled Mess? I got to keep All That Credit,for all the Specialties I had visited, rather like Credit for Time Served in a Legal Court when they are jailing YOU! So all I had to do was 1more Psychological a piece of 🎂 Cake, meet with their Dietician, an Exercise Physiologist, the Head Nurse- Practioner, then the Surgeon, he did his personal PreSurgical exam, got fitted and promised to faithfully,use my CPap, because I knew already I had sleep Apnea, the Heredity Kind (Thanks Daddy!) And then on SEPTEMBER 5,2018 I hot,my RNY and was on my way to a Better Life# And God Bless Medicare, by this time I was older and Retired and they gave me No Hoops to,Jump Through, everybody agreed THIS IS GOING TO MAKE FRUSTR8 A HEALTHIER PERSON AGAI, HEY IT MIGHT JUST,SAVE HER LIFE! And it did, and,more I am 116 pounds lighter and, although I had so bumps, hills and curves in my Personal Weight Loss Journey, like the Old Song Said ; Everything G9nna,Be All-Right!" Yours may have different parts to,it, that's Okay-we are all Different,People, but it will be Just Right for YOU and bottom line, That is What We All Want!
    So God Bless, dont,let Worry take the Joy out of Your Days and I'm always lurking around here somewhere if you Want to Talk.😛🌈
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    PALOMABELLA reacted to Kisha7777 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Hello everyone.started my one week liquid diet today.almost there April 1 st the big day.nervous,excited .all of those!lol
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    PALOMABELLA reacted to ypease in 50+   
    I'm 63 and will be having my VSG on October 1, 2019. Now, I don't know about you, but I get tired being asked about why I would do something "at my age." OMG! I'm in really good health physically. It's just this 4th grader that's been strapped to me for the last 20+ years that's causing most of my medical issues. My doctor says lose the weight, and most of my friends would ask why "at my age" would I go through this (if I told them)? I know my husband & adult children, as well as other family members and friends have watched my struggles with weight and "love me just the way I am." But I don't! I want to live a very long life, I want to be mobile for the duration and I want better health! So, age be damned! I'm heading to Mexico and a new lifestyle!
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    PALOMABELLA reacted to Frustr8 in 50+   
    Well hello Shashy, I FINALLY have someone my age to talk to! So when was your Birthday? I turned 73 on December 26th, have a 9 month old RNY, her name is Precious Pouch, I fought over 3 years to gain her, she is Not Grateful, tries her best to rule my every moment, and wins most of the time! On the other hand I have lost, if scale figures are correct, 111 pounds since surgery which puts me at a BMI of 31.1, my High BMI was almost 52 a short year ago, almost to the date. So pretty doggone good for ME. It hasn't been a perfect textbook recovery, some things still to be ironed out, but I will make it. We Baby Boomers are made out of strong steel, not plastic or fiberglass like the Young Ones, we last and last, and we don't easily blow away at the first blast of wind. So Hurray for the late 40s and early 50s, we were built GOOD!
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    PALOMABELLA reacted to Brooklyn53521 in 50+   
    59 surgery date June 12th gastric bypass
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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 50+   
    Im 57 and im for may surgery.. A little scared though i must admit. Scared about loosing too much Lbs. Im 215 and i dont want to go under 275 because everuthing will fall on me, starting with my hair....but im a yoyo dieter and im tired of it. sleep apnea, hypertention, feet n knee arthritis. I really want to be healthy n pain free be able to play with my grand son n see him go to college. It is never too old to get sleeved. Good luck.

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Well im sure u will do just fine... M due in May but i have to change it for june. I live alone n need to work to pay rent. I have to save up to be able to be 3 weeks out of work but still cover my rent. Keep us posted. plzz

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from logicwand in Breast Lift with Implants   
    Im 57 and after my sleeve im getting Tummy n breast lift. Age cannot stop one from looking pretty. Look at the actors at 60 70 and 80 with that body....girl thats made up. Face lift boobs tummy they need all that to walk that red carpet. Dont let what makes u happy stop u because of age . get them boobs[emoji3][emoji3][emoji3]

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from GreenTealael in Breast Lift with Implants   
    Hi. Sorry about your accident. Same thing happened to me. Im in NJ but still would like to no the name of your surgeon for a breast lift and where he is located. Thank you

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from logicwand in Breast Lift with Implants   
    Im 57 and after my sleeve im getting Tummy n breast lift. Age cannot stop one from looking pretty. Look at the actors at 60 70 and 80 with that body....girl thats made up. Face lift boobs tummy they need all that to walk that red carpet. Dont let what makes u happy stop u because of age . get them boobs[emoji3][emoji3][emoji3]

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from shanshan in Changed mind about WLS?   
    Yes, last year i changed my mind one week before my sleeve surgery ...got cold feet...scared.... This year im due in may. I was setting my mind for it. Since i weight 212... i only want to loose 50 LB. BUT M SCARED OF THE PAIN, MY Hair loss, AND LOOSING MORE THEN 50 lb. So i set my mind for it. Then last nite i was reading here n this forum that 3 individual post op people developed lots of itching in the back. Another in stomack n thighs n another in upper body then this itching turned into hives. I read all this and i got discouraged, i then say i will just loose 40 lbs on my own. But i loose this week n gain the other week. Its like no use. with 213 lb at 57 yr old, im confused.. why should i do surgery with all these complications. Number one complication would be my boops hanging to the floor along with my stomach n face. Not even talking about the nausea plus pain. So to yur question, yes i changed my mind before n i pray i Dont change it again. Sent from my LGMS210 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from logicwand in Breast Lift with Implants   
    Im 57 and after my sleeve im getting Tummy n breast lift. Age cannot stop one from looking pretty. Look at the actors at 60 70 and 80 with that body....girl thats made up. Face lift boobs tummy they need all that to walk that red carpet. Dont let what makes u happy stop u because of age . get them boobs[emoji3][emoji3][emoji3]

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Frustrated   
    Omg sorry. but its over now n im sure your now doing fine.

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    PALOMABELLA reacted to Mbeasley in 50+   
    Thank you! Surgery day has come and gone, i am home from the hospital here is what it was like for me:
    Surgery day and after: Surgery 2/20/2019
    I never got scared as i got close to surgery time and even when they wheeled me in and put me to sleep i was not, i think my will to be healed from so many medical issues was stronger then the surgery.
    In recovery: I remember i was not talking much all they got out of me was a head nod i was not i a talkative mood.
    After recovery: i really dont remember the ride lol.
    My family was waiting for me and even then i did not have much to say even though i heard everything that was being spoken. After about an hour in my room i then started speaking.
    My belly hurt, i got meds for that, i never got nauseated in the hospital and i drinked my Water like a trooper. Well i dunked the four small cups thats all. The next night, i understood why i was a trooper my belly was still full of medicine so i was not sensing that i was full. Oh, baby, but, the next day everything changed!!! It was hard getting that water down. The next day i did not want to walk either. The Nurses on the floor did not make me walk as well. I got the will yo walk on my own. I started having feelings that i was getting a cold. They had to give me meds for it. My doctor was a little annoyed thinking i was sick when i got there and i told him i was not. He told me his OR was cleaner then my house....(i will address that with him in time). When i got home after two days the cold symptoms were gone. It seemed like it was something my body was reacting to maybe my internal fear....
    Home: i had a tough time getting water and meal shake down. All my liquid preparing made me sick to look at it. The pre packaged Protein Shakes made me sick to taste and to look at and the power shakes just the same. Now all of these things i loved prior to the surgery date. I could not get the water down, my BP was low low and my urine was dark. I had to figure out what to do with out having someone rush me back to the hospital...I got my BP some by adding salt to my popsicle. I starting drinking water omitting the Protein Shake since my water hd 20 grams of Protein in it. I never called the doctor because i did not want to renter the hospital.
    Let me digress, dumping is real, when i was trying to get my protein and water in before the shakes turned my tummy upside down with a thought i had a dumping episode. It was horrible and it lasted over four hours.
    I have been drinking this protein water which had 20 grams of protein in it and i feel better. I am down 10lbs and my BP is better. I see non scale loss as well. My two week follow ip is in two days 3/5/2019 and my soft starts 3/7/2019.
    I feel good today.
    I am scheduled to return to work on the 14 if March, but as a supervisor i am afraid i will go back to old habits if managing my agents and moving about the office and lose track if my water intake. I am trying to this of how to explain this to my Doctor Tuesday for him to request me to be off an extra week.
    Today: I burp alllllll the time. Oh, i forgot to tell you i did not even like the smell of the chewable vitamins anymore yuk yuk.
    Health changes: my left side of my leg swelling is GONE! I have walked around the house with heals on and i have not been able to wear real shoes i 3 1/2 years!!! I am super excited about this change.
    Well i hope all of this makes sense.
    Best decision Imade for me! I can see change in my face. I will take a body shot at my Doctors office on 3/5/2019 and post.


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    PALOMABELLA reacted to 🅺🅸🅼🅼🅸🅴🅺 in ThermiSmooth Body Procedure   
    The BP forums, at the time, had no info on ThermiSmooth. No one at the time had posted about it. I hadn’t researched it either. I was reading my surgeons site, saw it, copied and pasted the basic info into my post and was curious about other’s possible experience with it. I was sharing info I had just learned. I’m not promoting anything no more than people talk about their skin removal surgery. Chill out, lady. Geez. Not that big a deal. 🙄
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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Frustrated   
    Thanks so much. I will try it n see how it goes. Scared to go into surgery without this diet. I have read that many sleevers have gone into surgery n the surgeon had to stop in the middle of the procedure because the liver had too much fat n it would be considered high risk. thanks again

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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Frustrated   
    My sleeve is in may. I have been waiting since september. My weight has been up 7 Lb and down 6 Lb. Nothing changes. . so i ask my surgeon to give me the pre_ op liver shrinking diet now so that i can loose some weight. So he tells me that he doesnt require that liquid diet. He said only to stay off fats n carbs. I would like to know if anyone can put a copy of their liver shrinking diet menu up so that i can follow n begin my process n see. I need to know if this works for me since i have tried everything n nothing is working.. Thank you in advance if anyone can help
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    PALOMABELLA reacted to Cecy50 in Single after weight loss   
    I'm very happy
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    PALOMABELLA reacted to iyanam in I NEED NEW FRIENDS   
    @Wanda247
    @Wanda247 thank you so much I'm still a lil sore...i over walked do to my grandma at the hospital...but I have to takecare of myself still on my liquids till next Thursday
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    PALOMABELLA reacted to Bari_KS in Frustrated   
    I had two Protein Shakes (breakfast and dinner) and cottage cheese and deli turkey for lunch out of this pre op.

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    PALOMABELLA reacted to saygrace in Dating after surgery   
    i’m 7 months out and started dating again 3 months out. honestly, everything the person above me said is great, try and make plans for dates that don’t revolve around drinking/food. and most people don’t even notice the amount of food we eat or don’t eat, it’s really mostly something you notice yourself. also- not gonna encourage smoking weed cause that gets you nowhere on this forum, but before i was able to drink alcohol, i just suggested smoking instead of getting drinks. there’s alternatives for everything in life!!

    everyone has insecurities about their bodies, surgery or not! fake the confidence until you make it. anyone worth dating doesn’t care what size you are anyway, just try to remember that!

    although i am only 23 so my dating life might be very different from yours and some of this might be easier said than done.
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    PALOMABELLA reacted to Pippa1703 in June 2019 sleevers   
    So, I just but the bullet, (like 8 minutes ago!) and sent the deposit for my surgery. I’ll be heading off on the 16th for surgery on the 18th I’ve got a couple of trips away between now and then that my husband has been looking forward to for months and I didn’t want him to miss out otherwise I’d have booked for an earlier date, but hopefully those trips will make the time speed up a bit. Bring it on
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    PALOMABELLA got a reaction from TxStar09 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Well im sure u will do just fine... M due in May but i have to change it for june. I live alone n need to work to pay rent. I have to save up to be able to be 3 weeks out of work but still cover my rent. Keep us posted. plzz

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