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  1. Hi there, I’m coming up on year 3 after gastric sleeve surgery. I’m very healthy and maintaining within 5 lbs. of goal. I see my physician who recommended my surgery annually. My surgeon scheduled me for an annual Zoom call. Any particular reason I need to do it? I think I will ask my physician if she can add this to the package of things she manages for me (which includes bloodwork.) My question is do you still see your surgeon annually?
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    Do you see your surgeon annually?

    My insurance will cover it, I'm just not getting much out of it. First-world problems.
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    Do you see your surgeon annually?

    Thanks! My PCP is an internist in the same hospital as my surgeon. Last time I gave blood for each it was like a gallon. I’ll figure out how to get them to work together. 🙂
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    Do you see your surgeon annually?

    Thanks! I can see going to get weighed/measured but since they don’t have support groups thanks to… COVID19, I think I’ll re-evaluate for next year. 🙂
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    Post VSG Regrets?

    Are you OK? You can probably still get it if you keep feeling that way or get GERD.
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    Psych Meds after Gastric Bypass

    I took Nefazodone, an atypical antidepressant, worked fine. I also took extended release generic Xanax. I had to switch to regular. It was an adjustment but manageable.
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    Post VSG Regrets?

    Three years out, 75 lbs. gone, no regrets at all on my gastric sleeve surgery. I eat lots of fresh fish and fruit and veggies. It freed me from obsessing about food. ✨
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    3yrs down the track and problems

    I know it's hard with COVID but going in for a test sounds like a good idea. Take care of yourself, please.
  9. This advice is perfect! I'm almost 3 years out and the only things I still use are... a scale and vitamins. But a food scale, blender, protein shakes, and lots of bottled water were all good tools along the journey. I'd avoid buying a lot of anything or paying a lot for anything until you know you want it.
  10. I picked a weight that was “healthy” aka not obese, that I had maintained before.
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    Revision for regain

    You might want to ask your surgeon's office as well. They can help advocate for you.
  12. Sleeved 2018, zero regrets. I can eat everything I want. Just in very small amounts. 🙂
  13. Little glass of tomato juice I take my pills with. Then coffee. Then comes the water.
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    I know many of us are not taking NSAIDs for pain relief and my go-to is Tylenol. While it isn't really known, some scientists think Tylenol is better to take than Advil if you have Coronavirus. Many stores are cleaned out of Tylenol in the Boston area. If it's medicine you rely on for pain relief, you may want to arrange for some now. @Alex Brecher, I don't know if you can get it or are allowed to sell it in your store?
  15. That's not smart. You can stretch it. At best throw up. At worst, ruin your sleeve.
  16. Wow, I haven't logged in in months. Congratulations! You worked so hard! Such an achievement. Screw those envious, ignorant people. I hope you are able to start far away from that nonsense. Butchered? You probably saved your own life! Good job.
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    Remembering foods you can’t eat now

    I don’t have forbidden foods but I don’t enjoy drinking alcohol anymore. Probably just as well.
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    Pandemic Check In

    I thought this fit best here. With the wealth of free time I have working from home, I was cleaning out a very remote kitchen closet yesterday and found a bunch of 2 oz. cups from right after my surgery... over 2 years ago. Time flew! All things considered, I'm doing well. Nipped the regain in the bud and still doing a lot of Zoom Pilates. Hope this crappy Boston weather turns so I can get back outside more.
  19. I have found I need to weigh and measure. It takes most people 20 minutes to feel full. You can eat a lot in 20 minutes. So I try to eat slowly and take breaks. You can always eat more later if you are still hungry.
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    Too old for plastics?

    I got the surgery at 48 and saved up some money to do it but decided I didn't feel like I needed to. If I was single it might have been different. My husband really didn't want me to and it doesn't bother me enough for me to want to have more surgery. But if you want it, I think everyone who can should go for it, no matter your age. YOLO
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    It will be MUCH easier after, at least it was for me. I wasn't hungry, just trying to get my water and protein shakes in 2 oz. at a time.
  22. When I wake up at night I have unsweetened almond milk. It's very low calorie and soothing on most people's stomachs. My dietician liked the ideal.
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    robot engineering

    I had my sleeve done single incision through my navel and the robotic option isn't available for that. If it had been, I would have deferred to my surgeon since I trust her.
  24. I agree with everyone and my "exercise" was physical therapy when I started because I have a bad back. Two years out I do Pilates on Zoom with some friends about 3x a week and walk my dogs anywhere from a block to a couple of miles most days. I motivate myself by putting on my Pilates clothes and a "Zoom shirt" for work in the morning since I WFH. If I'm already dressed to go, it's easier to get myself to do it.

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