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GradyCat

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. GradyCat

    Loss Reports

    Highest Weight: 250 Surgery Weight: 235 (12/11/18) Today's Weight: 202
  2. Dude, you lost 4 pounds in 6 days! Be happy! That's fine, go with it. Good luck with your surgery.
  3. I'm so excited, I'm doing the happy dance! I just got a message from my pulmonologist's office letting me know the results of my in-home sleep study last week. I've had Obstructive Sleep Apnea for 3 years and using a CPAP. I had gastric sleeve surgery 12/11/18 and have lost 35 pounds since surgery/50 pounds overall and so I felt like maybe I no longer needed the CPAP. She said the results are that I NO LONGER NEED A CPAP! I don't have to sleep with that thing strapped to my face anymore! The weight loss did it! Now this one deserves a happy dance too, but I didn't get an exciting phone call about it . . . I also no longer have GERD since my sleeve surgery 3.5 months ago! I've had GERD for 10+ years and had it pretty bad in the first couple of weeks after surgery, but now it's gone away completely. Woo-Hoo! Woot-Woot! 🙂
  4. I am 3.5 months post-op and tinkering with the same thing. I find I'm losing more weight at 600 calories than I am at 800 calories, so I'm trying really hard to stay at the lower end of the range.
  5. Going on 4 months post-op and no complications. Surgery went fine. No pain after surgery. Nausea limited to the first day post-op. No problems getting my protein in, swallowing water, sleeping, nothing. Happy camper here!
  6. You can just have it rescheduled for two weeks later.
  7. Hunger is different after the surgery. It's more in control. It's not as strong.
  8. GradyCat

    Protein chips

    They've been a God-send for allowing me to have some crunch and feel like I'm "cheating." I like the cheese-flavored ones and also the BBQ ones.
  9. GradyCat

    Weight lost stall after 9 months

    60 pounds is a great weight loss! Keep in mind that you are only going to lose 70% of your excess weight and it hasn't even been a year yet. They target 18 months for full weight loss.
  10. Good luck, you'll do fine, see you on the thinner side!
  11. GradyCat

    Vacation advice

    I took a two week cruise 2 months post-op and just made serious choices and conscious decisions on what to eat at meals. I don't drink alcohol, so that wasn't a problem, but I read that if you do drink alcohol you have to be careful because with our smaller stomachs it'll get us drunker faster.
  12. GradyCat

    Pumping Stomach full of air?

    You still need to do the pre-op diet to make sure your liver isn't enlarged prior to surgery. Yes, they pump in "air" to expand your stomach so they can reach things, but your liver still needs to be in good shape for the surgery. You'll release gas within the couple of days post-op and your stomach will deflate. It's no big deal. They do it with every laparoscopic surgery. It's normal. I had it too.
  13. GradyCat

    No weight loss

    It's just your body adjusting. It'll come. Wait for it. Keep around 600 calories and make sure to get your water and protein in. It'll work.
  14. GradyCat

    Need Help!!

    Sorry you're not feeling well. Good luck with your doctor appointment tomorrow, I think it's a good idea that you're going to get checked out.
  15. Absolutely, I don't see why not.
  16. GradyCat

    Non Scale Victories

    My towel wrapped all around me today after I took my shower
  17. GradyCat

    Support with No Family around

    My surgeon's office offered a support group, maybe yours does?
  18. GradyCat

    how to fill up time

    You can spend time preparing small healthy meals, relax on some internet sites, take a walk around the block . . .
  19. GradyCat

    Cooking help!

    There are lots of good recipe sites online and you can cook many of them in the microwave, but regular stove and oven are fine too without having to get extra appliances. Try https://www.bariatriccookery.com/recipes-2, https://www.skinnytaste.com/, and more
  20. GradyCat

    Caffeine post op diet?

    You can double-check with your dietitian.
  21. GradyCat

    No weight loss in first week

    Don't worry. The first few weeks are weird with transitioning from the trauma of surgery and restricted liquid diet, etc. I lost 7 pounds the first week, 5 pounds the second week, then stalled for two weeks while transitioning so soft and solid foods. Each body is different and it just takes a little while for our bodies to catch up with what we did to them.
  22. GradyCat

    compression garment

    I'm not an expert, but from what I've read compression garments only hold skin in place. Loose skin results from age, genetics, how fast you lost weight, and how much weight you lost and that skin is just tissue and nothing topical or external will affect how much loose skin one gets when weight loss occurs.
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