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  1. OhMyGracious!

    What did you do with your old clothes

    The hospital I used is known for their WL program. They have a give and take store. You drop off what you can’t wear and pick up what you can. No charge. I am only two weeks out, but I can’t wait to participate in the program.
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    April Sleevers

    I had surgery 4/15. For the first few days, after laps at the hospital, I only got about 1800-2000 steps a day. It was a week out before I hit 3000, and now I’m over 5000 steps. I’m actually dedicating 2x’s a day to walk my block outside- which is 1/2 mile. My doctor expects 2 mile walks by 6 weeks out. Sounds like your doing fabulous.
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    Outpatient sleeve

    They would not do outpatient in Huntsville, AL. I would be leery of leaving that quick.
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    April 2019 Surgeries!

    I like the grape or wild strawberry best, but beware CL has caffeine, so I’ve moved to the generic great value version at Walmart- No caffeine. I think there are also several sf syrups you can add for flavor, but I haven’t tried them yet.
  5. I was told not to shave legs within 48 hours of surgery. Knicks are open wounds which could be infected by staph. It’s a precautionary method my hospital used. I also had to shower using dial and hibaclense twice.  No wipes unless they did that after I was knocked out.
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    Experiences with Phentermine?

    Ditto on most post. Initially it worked great! However it’s an upper, as such expect to be wired, nervous, on edge, easily angered and unable to sleep. It’s a short term solution to a lifestyle problem. If you can’t change your lifestyle weight comes back with a vengeance. I don’t recommend it.
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    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Consider Protein Water. Premier Protein Water has 20g protein, but counts as water too. I have to add Crystal Light to cut the aftertaste, but it’s been a lifesaver for me.
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    April 2019 Surgeries!

    I said this yesterday! I need savory items. Everything I drink taste sweet- Protein Shakes, Jello, Popsicles, Protein Water. I’m so tired of chicken broth and veggie broth. I’ve branched our a little to cream soups... but I want eggs!
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    April 2019 Surgeries!

    How are our Completed surgery- April buddies doing now? I’d love some post surgery updates!
  10. So, I’m having trouble locating non-caffeine based crystal light. Any one have other drink mix solutions? I only use them to cut the taste of Premier Protein Water, but why oh why does everything have caffeine?
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    Crystal Light Rustrations

    I think it’s just the flavors I prefer... wild strawberry, grape and orange. I’ve previously had reflux and the lemonades scare me. I’m not a big tea drinker, so I’m loving these other options and recommendations.
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    Feeling full or gassy?!

    How are y’all doing otherwise? I have one incision and spot that is still quite sore. Otherwise no pain. A little tired, but doing well and weight loss has been good so far.VSG- 04/15/19 HW: 322SW: 300CW: 290Down: 32 pounds and 8.5 inches
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    Feeling full or gassy?!

    I am so ready! All of the liquids and proteins are sweet or chicken broth. I so need savory in my life. I am hoping to purée some squash, carrots, deviled eggs- minus a few ingredients- next week.
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    1 week post op, liquid diet

    I just liquified this recipe. I’m on full liquids and don’t want anything else sweet. I am in need of savory and cant stand chicken broth any longer. I left out the bacon, curry and red pepper flakes, and added unflavored protein powder. It was an awesome liquid dinner! https://insidebrucrewlife.com/loaded-cauliflower-soup/
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    Puree options limited please help

    I just made amazing fake potato soup. I’m on full liquids and liquified a cup. https://insidebrucrewlife.com/loaded-cauliflower-soup/ Left out bacon, curry and red pepper flakes.
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    Crystal Light Rustrations

    Thanks so much for all the insights and suggestions.
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    Feeling full or gassy?!

    My doc recommended chewable GasX. It was a lifesaver! I’m 8 days post op. Surgery- 4/15/19. I took max amount daily for first 5 days.  Now just when discomfort hits!  I’d love to hear more from y’all.  I’m on full liquids now.
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    I’m so weak and tired

    I wasn’t allowed anything but clear liquids for a week. My surgery was 4/15. Sorry your having a rough time of it.
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    Pounds lost

    8 days post op VSG. From pre-op diet, down 22 pounds. From surgery down 10 pounds and 8.5 inches. Total loss to date: 32 pounds.HW: 322SW: 300CW: 290 Finally below 300! Yay!
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    One Week Check UP

    I am one week out today. I’ve lost 5 pounds and 8.5 inches. Consider measuring yourself because scales are not the only indication of success. Find non-scale victories to help remind you that you are successful. Almost a pound a day is amazing. Think about your highest weight, pre-op diet weight, surgery day weight to now. Proud of you!
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    Lots of gas when I try to drink

    My dr recommended gasx chewable. Some of the gas is from the surgery. It goes away after a few days. I’m Day 7 post op. If I gulp, it hurts. Really have to pace myself and sip, sip, sip.
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    Names for my new sleeve

    I’m leaning toward the Gremlin!
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    No weight loss

    You are not alone. I’ve been worried too. I am Day 4 post op with VSG. Scale is not moving at all. At least I got to start shakes with protein today. I am concentrating on shakes and water. Hoping to see the scales go down very soon!
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    My surgeon, recommended Celebrate Calcium 500mg, two a day, Celebrate Multivitamin, two a day, B12, and Biotin for hair. Cannot take more than 500 mg at one time. Should be alternated one vitamin at a time at least two hours apart. I’ve been on my pre-op diet and vitamin regimen since 3/31/19. Good luck!
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    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Congrats! I’m fairly new here too. I start pre-op diet next week. At the beach for baseball this week. Trying to not gain any weight! Packed my protein shakes.