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Louise is gonna Lose

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Beella in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    Hello December folks. I wanted to post some facts and get feedback. I was sleeved on Dec. 20, 2018. I have lost 40 lbs to date. I am 5'4". To this date I struggle to get in 700 calories a day. Until last week I was only getting in 600. I also really have trouble getting my Water in. Does anyone count Decaf coffee into their fluid goals? I have tried not to break the golden rule of comparing myself to others, but....I don't think I am doing as well as others. Now granted I started at a lower BMI than some so they say I will lose slower but I have only lost about 2 sizes on the bottom and 1 size on the top. I am a pear shape and I still have sooooo much fat on my thighs and arms. I still don't understand why a person who is much bigger than me can lose quicker. It just doesn't make sense to me. If I am at a deficit in calories I should lose weight, period. I find myself staying up late just to try to get my calorie goal in. Maybe that is the problem, that I am eating late. I do not eat any carbs except those that come from vegetables and Protein Shakes. I still need to drink at least one Protein Shake a day to get my Protein in. I have not had any fruit or grains or cheated with any junk food since day 1. Tomorrow is 16 weeks and I have been at a stall since last week. I go up and down 1 pound between 164 and 165. I exercise a couple days a week with just cardio for now. I am thankful that I have the restriction that I have. It is really hard for me to eat 2 oz of any protein source. I still prefer softer foods like eggs, tuna, etc. Any comments at all are appreciated.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Frustr8 in Gastric sleeve and fibromyalgia   
    I had my sleeve surgery on 12/20/18 and I had many concerns with my fibromyalgia as well. For the first 2 weeks or so, I felt great. I take tramadol for pain daily and was able to cut my dose in half. I was walking daily and everything seemed to be okay. I was worried about getting exercise in because everyone said it was key to success so I went to the gym a few times. Mind you I did not work out prior to surgery because it always put me in a flare up. Well even though I exercised for sometimes only 15 minutes I hit a wall and have had a major flare up that has lasted for weeks. I am back on the full dose of my Tramadol and no longer feel "great". My pre surgery weight was 204.4. After pre-op diet I was 194.2 and am now 6 weeks out and am 180.4. Everyone is different so don't compare yourself to others. I have never found anything that relieves my pain in over 25 years so I had no expectations going in to this. Taking pills was never really a problem for me after surgery. While I couldn't eat much, the pills went down fine. As far as recovery I think I did just as well as anyone else. I still have problems getting in the amount of Protein, calories and Water so I think that is why I stay so low energy all the time but who knows it could be the fibromyalgia. This is not meant to be a negative post just a summary of my experience. Positive attitude is everything when you are healing from a surgery. You will do great and it just takes a little coordination to get your meal prep in.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Liz The New Me in In a month I only lost 6lbs :’(   
    I think you are among many who have only lost 6 lbs or less a month, myself included. I have only lost 14 lbs since my date of surgery. Don't worry!

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Frustr8 in Gastric sleeve and fibromyalgia   
    I had my sleeve surgery on 12/20/18 and I had many concerns with my fibromyalgia as well. For the first 2 weeks or so, I felt great. I take tramadol for pain daily and was able to cut my dose in half. I was walking daily and everything seemed to be okay. I was worried about getting exercise in because everyone said it was key to success so I went to the gym a few times. Mind you I did not work out prior to surgery because it always put me in a flare up. Well even though I exercised for sometimes only 15 minutes I hit a wall and have had a major flare up that has lasted for weeks. I am back on the full dose of my Tramadol and no longer feel "great". My pre surgery weight was 204.4. After pre-op diet I was 194.2 and am now 6 weeks out and am 180.4. Everyone is different so don't compare yourself to others. I have never found anything that relieves my pain in over 25 years so I had no expectations going in to this. Taking pills was never really a problem for me after surgery. While I couldn't eat much, the pills went down fine. As far as recovery I think I did just as well as anyone else. I still have problems getting in the amount of Protein, calories and Water so I think that is why I stay so low energy all the time but who knows it could be the fibromyalgia. This is not meant to be a negative post just a summary of my experience. Positive attitude is everything when you are healing from a surgery. You will do great and it just takes a little coordination to get your meal prep in.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Frustr8 in Gastric sleeve and fibromyalgia   
    I had my sleeve surgery on 12/20/18 and I had many concerns with my fibromyalgia as well. For the first 2 weeks or so, I felt great. I take tramadol for pain daily and was able to cut my dose in half. I was walking daily and everything seemed to be okay. I was worried about getting exercise in because everyone said it was key to success so I went to the gym a few times. Mind you I did not work out prior to surgery because it always put me in a flare up. Well even though I exercised for sometimes only 15 minutes I hit a wall and have had a major flare up that has lasted for weeks. I am back on the full dose of my Tramadol and no longer feel "great". My pre surgery weight was 204.4. After pre-op diet I was 194.2 and am now 6 weeks out and am 180.4. Everyone is different so don't compare yourself to others. I have never found anything that relieves my pain in over 25 years so I had no expectations going in to this. Taking pills was never really a problem for me after surgery. While I couldn't eat much, the pills went down fine. As far as recovery I think I did just as well as anyone else. I still have problems getting in the amount of Protein, calories and Water so I think that is why I stay so low energy all the time but who knows it could be the fibromyalgia. This is not meant to be a negative post just a summary of my experience. Positive attitude is everything when you are healing from a surgery. You will do great and it just takes a little coordination to get your meal prep in.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Frustr8 in 2weeks post sleeve, bad left side pain, almost zero weightloss   
    I can relate to you my friend. I am six weeks out and have only lost 14 pounds since surgery. I find myself stressing about it and that is not a good thing. I started at 204.4 presurgery, 194.2 day of surgery and am at 180.4 now. I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks and I am surprised that in 4 weeks I only lost 14 pounds additional. I know there is a lot that I am doing wrong at this time like not enough Protein, Water and calories. But I am doing the best that I can and I know it will all come together. It simply does me no good to compare to those that lost 30 lbs in the first month or to beat myself up about my progress. So don't stress, just give it time.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from marismommy1 in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    I don't know when your surgery was but this has been a major problem for me since day 1. Thursday will be five weeks since surgery and I struggle every day with getting calories in. I have just now had a couple days of 600 calories and I generally feel sick from eating too much. My primary care doctor and my surgeon just keep saying give it time. One suggestion is to try to eat high calorie foods. If you can cook with olive oil or add it in some way or try refried Beans with cheese that will get your calories up. That was the advice my nutritionist gave me.
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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Frustr8 in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    I get days like that also. I think it may have to do with low Protein and Water intake. You know some days I do great eating and some days I can't eat a thing. Be good to yourself today and give your body what it needs, maybe just some rest.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Jean9 in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    This water is real problem for me. When I'm not drinking a Protein Shake, I'm eating and trying to up my calories and it leaves very little time to drink all the water. It still makes me a little nauseous and I have tried adding all kinds of things to make it more appealing.
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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 50 and Up Sleevers   
    I'm really glad you asked that question because I'm 51 and wondered the same thing. I've already gone through menopause and that is one of the big reasons I put a lot of weight on. I figured it was going to be extra hard for my body to give up the weight.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from Frustr8 in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    I guess they did internal sutures, then the glue over it. I think the steri-strips were just additional. Anyway I saw the doctor this afternoon and he took the steri-strips off.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 50 and Up Sleevers   
    I'm really glad you asked that question because I'm 51 and wondered the same thing. I've already gone through menopause and that is one of the big reasons I put a lot of weight on. I figured it was going to be extra hard for my body to give up the weight.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from vic91218 in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    Hi all! I'm 3 days post op. In a way I thought I knew what to expect, and I guess, all things considered, I am right on track with recovery. First 2 days the gas pain was awful. Today eating 3 oz of Soup was catastrophic but the one thing that is bothering the most is the fact that I am allergic to adhesive tape and stwe I
    strips were used over each incision. We discussed it prior but they said there weren't any other options. Anyhoo, it is burning my skin. I won't share the horror of a photo lol. If not for that i wouldn't even need pain pills.
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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 50 and Up Sleevers   
    I'm really glad you asked that question because I'm 51 and wondered the same thing. I've already gone through menopause and that is one of the big reasons I put a lot of weight on. I figured it was going to be extra hard for my body to give up the weight.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 50 and Up Sleevers   
    I'm really glad you asked that question because I'm 51 and wondered the same thing. I've already gone through menopause and that is one of the big reasons I put a lot of weight on. I figured it was going to be extra hard for my body to give up the weight.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from jessintn in Anyone scheduled for December yet?   
    Well woo hoo for getting it through insurance. Pre-op is going to probably tough but think of all of those that are going to gain through the holidays while you are losing! I start my pre-op diet tomorrow for Dec. 20th surgery.

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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from LauriW in Any gastric sleeve patients with Fibromyalgia   
    Thank you KatFight. You have been very encouraging. I think positive thinking also really helps. With my other surgeries, I went into thinking that I would do really well and I was up and walking much quicker than some of the other people on my hospital floor who had the same surgery. I really appreciate your feedback from everyone on this topic.
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    Louise is gonna Lose reacted to LauriW in Any gastric sleeve patients with Fibromyalgia   
    I'm right there with@KatFight. I was prepared for a horrible amount of pain, but had very little, as it relates to the surgery (because of the fibromyalgia). I was fortunate as I "only had the gas pain". I walked around the hospital all night the first night and it helped. I also used the pain pump the first night...probably more than I needed because I thought the pain would be unbearable. Best of luck to you!

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    Louise is gonna Lose reacted to KatFight in Any gastric sleeve patients with Fibromyalgia   
    I keep accidentally posting before I’m finished - sorry. I think it would have been helpful to have something a little stronger those first two days 100 pounds in almost 11 months. You have been through significant surgeries in the past. It’s likely that you’ll find this easier than your previous surgeries. (I had a c-section in the past and was prepared for that level of pain and it didn’t reach that point at all.). You can get through this and once you’re on the other side of this, you may find that it was easier than expected (as I did). I wish that for you. Please feel free to message me anytime.
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    Louise is gonna Lose reacted to KatFight in Any gastric sleeve patients with Fibromyalgia   
    I was only given Tylenol and did better than I thought I would w just that
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    Louise is gonna Lose reacted to KatFight in Any gastric sleeve patients with Fibromyalgia   
    Hi. I have fibromyalgia and am always fighting pain & fatigue. Not easy but my surgery went really well. I was expecting a lot of surgical pain and/or fibromyalgia pain and the surgical pain was less than expected. That first night home (went home in less than 24 hours), I had a lot of pain in my shoulder and back.
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    Louise is gonna Lose reacted to Frustr8 in Any gastric sleeve patients with Fibromyalgia   
    Had RNY September 5th, hadn't thought about it until you mentioned it, but I am currently Flare-free. May I continue to be so!
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    Louise is gonna Lose reacted to mrtimmccormack in Any gastric sleeve patients with Fibromyalgia   
    I had my procedure back in 2/17 and also suffer with Fibro. I don't recall having any issues related to it. In fact, now that I've lost weight, I've noticed a reduction in my symptoms. I understand your concern and you should listen to your surgeon, but in my experience, I believe you'll be ok. Best of luck to you.
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    Louise is gonna Lose got a reaction from kx2ax5 in Anyone scheduled for December yet?   
    Hi All, just joined this forum and I am excited to connect with you all. I believe that these groups are necessary to keep morale up and help during the rough times. My VSG surgery is December 20th. It has all gone so fast since I made the decision and I can't believe I'll be starting my pre-op diet on December 6th. Looking forward to getting to know you all.

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