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Elsy

LAP-BAND Patients
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  1. I chose the sleeve because of long term issues I found in researching and asking my doctor about the bypass. I did not choose the sleeve because I would lose faster or slower, this is a long term losing process and I think we set ourselves up for failure if we expect to lost it all quickly. We have to make life changes as well for either surgery to be a long term success.
  2. It’s been interesting reading your progress. Thanks for sharing. Hope you’re still on track!
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    Lost 75 pounds!!

    That’s awesome! You look great! Way to go!
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    Have you called your doctor? They may be able to recommend something for you. I know if I’m not active enough that can happen to me. Be sure you’re drinking all your fluids every day too, that can make a big difference.
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    Hey February peeps! Just wondering what your surgeons wanted you to eat/or not for your first week? Did you all have or not have an appetite? I’m on day 3 and find that my all clear liquids diet for the first week is definitely going to be a challenge. I didn’t think I’d be so hungry but I am.😕 I will have to adjust.
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    @cocoaakp2 surgery was fine but I was extremely nauseous and throwing up after all day long. Worst day ever . Now my bp is high and they think it may be from the pain meds. I’m not really in any significant pain, just sore and my head is pounding. Hopefully today goes better. Thank you!
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    Thank you for letting us know! I was thinking of you earlier today. So glad you’re doing well! I hope you’re feeling less sore tomorrow and the gas is gone! Sleep well tonight!
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    You got this CocoakP2! You will do great! Just breath deep and keep your focus on the future. I’ve said a prayer for you, keep us posted! I’m still scheduled for Thursday.
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    That’s great! How are you feeling? If you work, how long did your surgeon want you to be out if you don’t mind me asking?
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    I’m not sure what device you’re using but in my iPhone I press and hold for a second the post I want to quote and I get the pop out of the options to select. Once you do that you can just write in the box below it.
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better!
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    Oh my! How are you feeling now? I’m getting serious butterflies. I had a lapband in 2012 and it had to be removed 11/2017 due to it slipping. So I decided to have the sleeve. My doctor says that my surgery could go long depending on what things look like when they go in because of the previous lapband. Maybe that’s why I’m getting nervous.
  13. @AlteredReality thank you for sharing! I have determined to give up the same items and essentially eat the same type foods. Been on my Pre-op plan they gave me for a week and although I still miss occasionally the sweets and heavy carbs, I know they can’t be a part of my life if I’m going to have success in keeping weight off. Some people can re-introduce certain items back in with moderation. I’m not sure I could, so my goal is to avoid. Food cannot be my source of entertainment/comfort/reward.
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    Thank you so much for the input. I agree. This is a tool, not a magic pill. I still have to work hard, or I will end up like I am now. Jitters for surgery I guess. Prayers for you that all goes well on Tuesday! You’ll be heading home when I’m going in.😊
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    I’m scheduled for next Thursday. I’ve felt very positive until today . I’m starting to have some anxiety. I’m also going over and over in my head if I were just strong enough or had enough self control maybe I could just do this all on my own. Anyone else experience this?
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    2/21 here too ! 😁 I’m considering the pre-op like a test run for after . This is just a precursor to changes I have to make for the rest of my life for this to be successful for me. Hope all goes well for everyone !
  17. Look up "My level 10 life" on you tube. She went to Mexico. She's been posting for a while, but if you go back a while, you can see the one where she talks about her experience.
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    Today's the day!

    Prayers all goes well for you today and beyond! One step and a time. Be kind to yourself and don't rush recovery. Telling you and reminding myself of all of these things. I'm scheduled for later this month.
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    February 2019 Sleevers?

    Me too! I start my pre-op eating plan tomorrow. Excited,nervous, despite reading so much, I know it's a different experience for everyone with different outcomes. I'm just going to do my best to follow the plan and we'll see what happens!
  20. I'm having surgery in February. Of course my husband knows. So far, he's the only one I'm sharing with. I don't like to say it's a "secret" because for some reason that feels like it's something to be ashamed or embarrassed about. However, like many others who's comments I've read, there is a lot of judgement out there and misinformation. I don't know if I feel like educating everyone or dealing with negative comments. For now, I am not planning to share with certain people because I already know what their opinions will be and I'm not up for dealing with it. I may not share with anyone else. IDK yet. My husband reminded me that there's no reason to share unless I really want to and feel comfortable doing so. Just like any other elective medical procedure, this is a personal choice. We all have our reasons for having surgery and likely as many variations of why people are or are not sharing. I'm going to just go with my instinct on a person by person basis. My lifestyle will change so much with the food I'm eating, I would think most would just assume that's why I'm losing and not be so nosey to ask.
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