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  1. GradyCat


    Yeah, you're gonna be more sensitive to smells for a while I think.
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    Doc gave me 2 options

    I've never heard of the linx system before, but how great would it be to get off of all that medicine?
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    Weight Gain

    Are we twins or what???? Same here. Gained 10-12 pounds. Every single one of those pounds is chocolate/sugar. Still eating small amounts of food. Just addicted to sugar! I want to kick myself in the butt.
  4. Don't freak out. Your body needs time to adjust to your new routine and your muscles soaked up the water. Keep up the good work!
  5. GradyCat

    Insurance submission BCBS

    Should be any day now. It generally takes two weeks (10 business days).
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    Am I dreaming?

    Sounds like you're doing great. You'll be fine when you get home.
  7. On my liquid diet I did Gatorade Zero, water, Crystal Light, Chocolate protein drinks, sugar-free popsicles, sugar-free pudding, sugar-free jello and soup broth.
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    Haven’t lost weight

    Everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY hits a stall either during Week 3 or Week 4. It's perfectly normal. Your body is healing and adjusting. Just ride it through. Stick with the program.
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    What can I eat

    You are probably still on soft foods at this point. Think cottage cheese, tuna, cheese, SF pudding, SF popsicles, oatmeal, and soups. Make sure you're getting enough protein in.
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    New to group

    Welcome Fredricka, Browse around the forum threads and you'll see advice and info about anything and everything and yes I've seen plenty of people here talk about UHC, so search on that keyword and you might find something useful. Good luck on your WLS journey.
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    Completely amazed!

    That's really great. Good for you.
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    Post- Surgery Self Care

    You're really thinking ahead. I stocked the house with plenty of water, crystal light, gatorade, sugar-free popsicles and things I knew I could have and would make me happy. I slept a lot/rested a lot the first few days. Take this time off to apply some nice scented lotions.
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    Can I eat raw fruits?

    Once you're allowed past liquids and soft foods, all options are on the table.
  14. Hmmm, it would be worth a phone call to your surgeon's office just to check it out.
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    Insurance submission

    It took me about 2 weeks for insurance approval. My BMI was 40 I think with GERD and Sleep Apnea as comorbidities
  16. That's a very good article. Thanks for sharing.
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    Hair loss

    I took biotin gummies.
  18. Oh look at you, you're beautiful! Congrats on your scheduled surgery date, which just happens to be my birthday (1/23). Good luck on your WLS journey.
  19. You have to sip, sip, sip all day long. Gatorade Zero. Water. Flavored Water (Crystal Light, etc.), Soup broth, sugar-free popsicles all count as water to keep you hydrated. Very important.
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    Velveeta Cheese

    Technically yes but do you really want to? It's not really a good option. Choose real cheese instead of a processed cheese food byproduct.
  21. This is the only WLS group I participate in here on the Bariatric Pal forum, so I have no other experience with it.
  22. GradyCat

    Hot Chip Lovers Rejoice

    Yeah, I like the cheese ones that taste like the original doritos, They're very good.
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    I’m ALWAYS cold

    Oh please don't sleep with a hair dryer. It's not safe. Get yourself an electric blanket. There are a lot of people on here who say they are cold all the time post-WLS so it's something pretty common. Feeling faint when you stand up or move is pretty common too. What I found was that I had been on blood pressure medicine before the WLS and afterward after losing enough weight, I didn't need it anymore, and it was making me faint so I stopped taking it.
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    Losing control (sadness over major loss)

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandbaby. Your surgeon's office has a counselor on staff and you could talk to him/her about it and how it triggers your eating. They should be able to help.
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    Of course it's normal. We were all nervous and scared before our surgeries wondering if it was a mistake, if we really needed it, how bad it would be afterward, etc. 1. You're going to be nauseous for 24 hours after surgery. No getting around that. 2. You MIGHT have some slight pain and some incisional pain. 3. You WILL be able to enjoy the occasional treat or cocktail at least 2-3 months after your surgery. Life will be normal for you, only you'll be smaller.