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MarvelGirl25

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Hahah thanks! Im looking forward to that!
  2. Yes especially to 1 & 2! My bf is not overweight and I am. Most woman find him very attractive (my observation but all the heads he turns) and we get so many stares when out in public. I think people are staring for the same reason: "Why is he with her shes fat..."
  3. I'm glad I found out about this. I'm going to ask my surgeon when I see her. Thanks everyone!
  4. MarvelGirl25

    So Dramatic...

    lmaoooo these sound like the phrases I'm afraid of when I eat abroad! "Free donut day"
  5. MarvelGirl25

    So Dramatic...

    Yessss! I just spent the last half hour going through this thread and I couldn't stop laughing Im a pretty chill person in general... Ive been told Im too relaxed, even in intense situations. I wonder if this surgery will spark a dramatic moment for me. I just hope its not poop. I've been on the other side of it, having to help friends who accidentally had an accident... pretty crazy lol
  6. Omg congrats!! ❤️❤️❤️ My liquid diet starts July 22 and I'm doing the same. Its tough but we have to be strong. Its hard saying goodbye to old habits when friends and family just want to take you out to eat so you can properly say goodbye to all the food you love lol
  7. Thank you so much! All the information you provided really helped and made me realize a lot of things. I guess I have to put what I feel behind and look at the new journey ahead of me. My family crying feeling bad hasn't helped much with this. I think I just have to see how I feel after surgery and how I adjust to my new stomach. Everyone is different. Reading about people not being able to handle spice, seasonings, and even meat really scared me. Its a learning curve, so we''ll see! BUT I'm glad to know that certain Peruvian dishes minus the carbs still might be possible lol
  8. Hi! First off, I'm fairly new here, so if I'm posting in the wrong place, I apologize in advance. Also, VENT WARNING: I'm scheduled to have surgery August 5th and I'm extremely excited! The only thing is, I've been thinking a lot about how much my life is going to change after surgery, especially when it comes to my relationship with food and family. I know mostly everyone here has their own battles with food, but mines start with my culture. To give you a better picture, I grew up in a Peruvian household and still live in one. I also grew up with a lot of other Latinos and Latin food has always been a part of my life. It’s all I know. If I'm not eating Peruvian food, I'm eating Puerto Rican, or some other Latin dish. Food is important to Peruvians... EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, and I can’t stress that enough. Our portions are hugeeeeeee (which is what got me in this mess in the first place) and the food is irresistible. We have a couple hundred different types of dishes (not exaggerating) with such a wide range of ingredients coming from the Andes, the coast (sea), and the jungle. Anyways, I'm getting ready for surgery and I have a regimen to follow. I've been shown examples of portions I will eat after surgery, I've been given ideas to try, and I've been told what I can and cannot eat. A lot of change is on its way. I'm happy I'm taking the steps to a better quality of life, but I feel like I'm getting piece of my heart ripped out my chest!!! When I talk about my food requirements after surgery with my parents, they start crying out of sadness for me! On one hand they are happy for me but on the other they feel bad that I will never be able to eat the same again. It feels like there's a funeral happening in my house. It feels like a part of me is dying, and it feels like a part of my culture is getting stripped away from me . I'm the only overweight person in my family so I can’t relate to anyone. I'm not backing out of my decision or doubting it and my family is very supportive and believe I should still do it. Here are my questions though: 1. Latinos or anyone strongly influenced by your culture: HOW did you cope with losing this part of you? 2. What do you all do at family gatherings, parties, and on holidays while everyone is eating? 3. What do you eat? Recipes are welcomed! I’ve been told to eat yogurt, chicken meatballs, canned soup, and all kinds of food I'm not use to... Have you found a way to make your Latin food healthy? 4. Peruvians or Peruvian food lovers: Can you still eat things like ceviche, aji de gallina, lomo saltado, and anticucho, just minus the rice? Can your stomach handle the spice and seasonings?
  9. MarvelGirl25

    July 2019

    Good luck! Everything will go great! This is the start to a wonderful journey!
  10. MarvelGirl25

    July 2019

    Congratulation! Thats good to hear! I was wondering what the pain may be like the day after. It sounds like you're going to have a fast recovery.
  11. MarvelGirl25

    July 2019

    Omg Im getting nervous for you and Im not even having surgery yet! Good luck!!
  12. Lol! yea that's pretty strange! That's good you didn't just accept the ones they told you to take. I need to do that too. You don't know whats in the vitamins or pills they give us. Everything's a business. I'm pretty holistic for a big girl lol which is ironic too.
  13. You guys are doing great though! My food funeral isn't until July 20th. I know I should be starting to change habits sooner but there are a few restaurants i want to go to before my surgery. A few of my family members have also been planning dates with me to go out. Korean BBQ is happening this weekend. I'm pretty sure I'll never be able to eat that again lol
  14. lmaoo I can see how you find it funny... or even crazy 😂. The truth is I'm crazy and pills scare me. But you're right! I may be "fine" now but if i don't take care of my weight now Ill have other health problems later down the line. Ill keep this in mind!
  15. lol same, but last night I had a dream that has me a bit on edge and contemplating my decision. In my dream i just got out of surgery and I was lying on the bed still under anesthesia. The surgery went fine, no complications, and everything looked good, but I began having an out of body experience. I saw the surgeon and nurses prepare a to-go bag full of pills! I remember hearing "one multivitamin, two iron, two vitamin d" and etc. as they added each one to the clear sandwich bag. I don't remember all the ones the listed but it was a lot. They also had a look of horror on their face and said something along the lines of idk how anyone could have this surgery and have to take this many pills a day for the rest of their life. I cant get the image out of my head of all those pills. it looked like there were about 50 of them in that bag. I barely want to take tylenol when i have a headache so i can see why this may scare me.
  16. MarvelGirl25

    JULY SLEEVERS

    Thanks! And I've been getting the same reaction when I tell others too! Everyone is saying congrats lol. I told the nurse at my dermatologist office, and my foot doctor's office and they reacted the same way as you described, like if I won something.
  17. Hopefully your 1 week goes by fast! They told me to do two weeks of liquid with one small meal per day. I wonder how much we'll be suffering during this liquid stage though. Although I've heard that losing weight before surgery is important to lower your risk, I just cant help but think about trying to squeeze in my favorite meals before the liquid diet 😂 Im pretty sure Korean BBQ is out the window once I get sleeved...
  18. Thats awesome!!! Im already getting super nervous! They told me to start the preop diet July 22. Are you starting that the same day as me?
  19. MarvelGirl25

    JULY SLEEVERS

    Sorry everyone.. I've been positing here thinking my date would be July but I just got a call from my surgeons office giving me a date of August 5th. Hopefully I can still follow you all and your journey!
  20. I'm August 5th as well! I just got my date today! Cant believe it
  21. MarvelGirl25

    JULY SLEEVERS

    My surgeons office called me yesterday to tell me that they submitted everything to my insurance company and that it will be 7-10 days for a response. Once approved, they are looking to book my surgery for the end of July! Soooo manyyy emotionssss!
  22. MarvelGirl25

    JULY SLEEVERS

    Love the attitude and your mindset! "Nobody is going to make me feel bad about wanting to live." I need to start thinking a little more like you! I stop myself from doing so much because of how I feel about my body. Its time to get for this journey and learn to embrace it!
  23. You see, I'm paranoid. My thought process is this: If I say hiatal hernia, once they see me dropping weight they will think I lied about the surgery and know that I did have stomach surgery but not the one I said. Maybe a simple vacation abroad will do it? I wont get to use my sick time but it might be worth the hassle of trying to explain myself.
  24. I dont know many people who got their tonsils removed as an adult so that might be perfect. Owwwww i cant imagine being in that much pain. I need to have 3 wisdom teeth removed and I have been avoiding it... for a few years lol
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