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  1. I have PCOS as well and I while I knew the sleeve would be a great tool, I was also conscious that PCOS could still impact the amount of weight I lost. I was sleeved about 11 months ago and I was surprised to be down about a 100 lbs. The weight loss improved my PCOS so much that I'm actually 7 months pregnant even though we had been using precautions. lol... My husband was sleeved 3 weeks after me and has lost more weight. We're both 5'4" and he's about 150. The lowest I got was over the summer to 158 and I've been fluctuating between 163-165, but of course losing is not my focus right now- just proper nutrition. I'm interested to what I'll weigh once the baby is here at the end of December.

  2. 4 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

    Trust your docs and follow their plans to a T. We're all just opinionated shmos on the internet who like to give advice. LOL.

    Congrats on your pregnancy. IMHO, I agree. If your body couldn't handle the pregnancy, you would not still be pregnant. Most women lose their babies in the first 90 days without many knowing of their presence. :(

    So the other thing is that baby is gonna get nourishment from your body whether you want it to or not! And I don't believe if we have extra weight on us, that we have to gain weight during pregnancy. I just read of one woman on FB who had a healthy pregnancy and perfect baby and weighed 1lb less after delivery than on the day of conception. How cool is that?

    So just eat deeply healthy foods, to the amounts your docs want you to and relax and enjoy this healthier pregnancy. Try to keep C.R.A.P. out of your diet!!! Cuz what you put in now WILL affect the expression (epigenetics) of your baby's genes! Set her up to be healthy for life and come out with a normal birth weight!!!

    Thank you for you positivity! I follow my dr.s advice, but since this such uncharted territory for me I like to hear other people's experience. This board was a big source of support for me when I had the gastric sleeve procedure. :) I really have made an effort to continue to eat healthy and give my baby girl the best nutrition I can pack into my reduced portions. I didn't gain that much weight with my previous pregnancies either, but I have been hesitant to compare them since the circumstances are so different. With my first I gained 17 lbs, had a 7 lb 14 oz baby, and was down 35 lbs when I got home from the hospital. With my second I gained 20 lbs, had a 8 lb 8 oz baby, and was down 30 lbs when I got home from the hospital. I used to joke pregnancy was my best diet.

  3. I hit 100 lbs lost a couple weeks ago, which I had mixed feeling about. It's been a goal I've been waiting for but now loosing weight brings me mixed emotions as... I am pregnant! This was a surprise as I had been on bc and previously unable to get pregnant without the help of a reproductive endocrinologist, I'm about 18 weeks now and me and baby are healthy. This pregnancy is nothing like my previous 2 and I'm so excited to meet my third daughter at the end of December. :)

  4. I've been a little hesitant to post here as I've seen some very judgmental replies in other topics, but here it goes anyway....

    I found out I was pregnant back in May, 6 months post op, after bc failed. Both my surgeon and OBGYN (who actually had gastric by-pass surgery and had a surprise pregnancy 4 months post op) are happy with my progress and baby girl is very healthy. I'll be 18 weeks tomorrow and while I fluctuate between 161 and 163 for the past few weeks, I haven't really gained any weight. I started this pregnancy at 175 and was so sick during the first trimester that I lost weight. While this my third pregnancy, I can't really compare it to my other two which I started at 265 lbs and 250 lbs respectively. I've brought up my concerns during my appointments and I've been assured that everything is ok and that if my body wasn't ready for pregnancy it wouldn't have sustained it. I guess I'm just looking to see what experiences others have had post-surgery with weight gain. Basically any and all (constructive :)) advice is welcome.

  5. 5 minutes ago, JaminJ said:

    That's what I feel like to, I have to take medicine specific to nausea three to four times a day. I feel like that's a bit extreme and something has to be going on but my doctor thinks otherwise.

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    I would ask for an endoscopy. I felt like that was the only way to rule out a stricture and actually see what was going on. Good luck!

  6. My husband was sleeved 11/29 and did ok the first month or so and then totally regressed. He had constant nausea and difficulty holding anything down. The dr. upped his antacid and order an upper GI that appeared normal. Finally they did an endoscopy and it revealed he had a severe stricture. He had to go back twice for balloon dilation to stretch it out. Nausea is such a common side effect after the sleeve that I feel sometimes it can get dismissed too easily.

  7. Hi All,

    I was sleeved on 11/8/18 and my husband was sleeved on 11/29/18. As of today he is down from 280 (260 day of surgery) to 205 and he is concerned that he’s loosing too quickly. He’s also been struggling with nausea for most of the day. The surgeon’s office had him start Zantac 75 and peptobismal chewables to rule out just a stomach bug. (In addition to protonix for reflux since the surgery)

    He has an appointment with his general doctor and he’s going to bring his concerns up to her as well, but I wanted to see if anyone had a similar experience here.


  8. I have PCOS, however I had both of my daughters before getting the sleeve. I had to see a reproductive endocrinologist and was also diagnosed with insulin resistance. I went on metformin and got pregnant within a couple months.

  9. Hi All,

    I'm a little over a month out and I got my Vitamins in the other day. The nasal spray is fine, but the rest make me so nauseous. They are BariActiv Multivitamin, Calcium + d3 & magnesium, and Iron + Vitamin C. Taking them all together was a mistake. Even taking them separately makes me feel nauseous, so much so I got sick last night. I have my 1 month appointment on Friday where I'm going to bring this up, but I was curious to see if you guys had any advice/experience.


  10. I'll be one month out tomorrow. I've lost about 35 lbs from the pre-op diet and being post-op. With that being said, I'm still struggling with getting enough Protein and liquids. I have really only been able to get half of my goals for each. I can barely stomach the Protein Shakes anymore and I've spent a small fortune of buying every brand. I was able to find a new yogurt by yoplait called YQ that has 15g of protein that I can finish. I've been able to eat small amounts of solid foods, but I get that really heavy feeling fairly quickly so I stop. I went for an IV yesterday since I know I haven't been able to drink as much and it helped a little bit. I still feel weak and very sluggish. I'm hoping things start to turn around soon.

  11. T- minus 5 days until surgery for me! I’m down about 8 lbs from the pre-op diet which is helping me with the reassurance I need to keep going.

    Im curious, how long is everyone going to be out of works? I’m anticipating at least a week which is what the surgeon said, but the office laughed and staff seemed to think more.

  12. 56 minutes ago, jld369 said:

    Same! My surgery date is 11/5. I started my pre-op diet today also. Feels impossible at this point! But I am hoping the next 10 days fly by! What is your pre-op diet? Mine is 4 shakes per day and I am also allowed to have up to 2 cups of non-starch vegetables. (just finished some cucumbers!). Good luck!

    Mine is per day: 3 shakes, 2 Protein Bars, broth, Jello (which I hate!), sugar free ice pops. And lotttsss of Water. I'm not currently hungry per say, but I have headache and just feel so blah.