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Fazzini Bee

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Fazzini Bee

    Post-Op / Gas Pains

    Honestly, I prefer this forum over Facebook groups. I haven't had good experiences on Facebook. Very judge-y and love to tell you crazy things like "you aren't loosing weight because you aren't smudging yourself with enough sage!" 😂 The majority of the people here are expirenced and have truly good advice.
  2. I FEEL HORRIBLE today. I can feel congestion in my chest building up and I have a sore throat. I also very sleepy. I called my surgeon to ask what kinds of meds are ok and he told me it's 100% safe for me to take any medicine now that I am 3 months out. I feel seriously run down. Normally, the rare occasions that I've gotten sick, I've been ok, like able to work through it . Has anyone noticed this themselves? Any advise on taking care of myself with my new sleeve- besides fluids! Lol that's always a rule when you're sick.
  3. Fazzini Bee

    Post-Op / Gas Pains

    I felt the same as you. I wasn't even sure if I was experiencing gas pains, in hindsight they definitely were. I felt better about a week out when the anesthesia dissapated and I could move around more. My tummy made a lot of noise too but I didn't feel hungry. I definitely wanted to eat though but was too scared, I just followed the doctor's orders and now 3 months out, I feel normal except that I can only eat very small portions of food. Good luck on your journey and be patient with yourself!
  4. Fazzini Bee

    Vitamin Struggle!!

    So I am 3 months PO and am STRUGGLING TO TAKE my vitamins. They make me nauseous. I make sure that I take them with food, I try to take them before bed and in the morning. I have tried Bariatric Fusion Chewables, bariatric Fusion multi-vitamin tablets and alive vitamins. I had labs drawn today to check my levels, but I have missed vitamins every day for a week before that. 😕 What are you taking that's gentler? Anyone suffer with intense nausea from vitamins?
  5. Mine has been going for about a month. It seems like it's slowing. Today, my husband had to unclog my shower drain.
  6. Fazzini Bee

    How long did hair loss last for you??

    Mine is definitely noticeable. I can tell I've lost quite a bit around my hairline and especially near my temples. I already have lots of baby hairs, so that's a good sign at least. As long as it keeps decreasing in the amount I'm losing, I can deal with it. The beggining was really be and scared me a lot because I really thought I was going to lose it all.
  7. Me at my heaviest 250 and me 3 months PO. I'm 4ft11 and still have a way to go, but I'm feeling proud and happy.
  8. Fazzini Bee

    I want to see your progress pics!!

    Wow!!! What a difference!
  9. Fazzini Bee

    I want to see your progress pics!!

    You look fantastic!
  10. Fazzini Bee

    I want to see your progress pics!!

    Wow! What a difference!!!
  11. Fazzini Bee

    Non Scale Victories

    Wow! That's some progress!!! I'm stunned! So happy for you!
  12. Fazzini Bee

    Non Scale Victories

    Thanks for the optimism. I can remember when I first got home from the hospital and basically the first month when I was worried the surgery didn't work. And now I have a fear that any day now I'll be done losing. I'm 30lbs till ultimate goal. And 3 lbs from my "first" goal. I set my goals in increments!
  13. Fazzini Bee

    Non Scale Victories

    I'm 3 months post op. My best NSV is that I have been cleaning my Amazon shopping/ wish lists and I was able to take all of the plus sized clothed off of my wish list. I have also been blessed to have cleaned out my closet twice. Now, I'm running out of stuff to wear and am apprehensive about buying more. ❤️
  14. Fazzini Bee

    Cholesterol

    So I got my 3 month lab results today and my cholesterol is elevated! The doc said that it could be because of rapid weight loss..has anyone expirenced this?
  15. Fazzini Bee

    Cholesterol

    No meds, the doc is going to monitor me for the next couple months to figure out if it is actually related to weight loss or truly higher cholesterol. I have no family history of it nor have I ever had it myself.
  16. Fazzini Bee

    Cholesterol

    Keep me posted!!
  17. Fazzini Bee

    Cholesterol

    I feel like it is not feasible, with the small amount that I am able to consume in addition to making good food choices.
  18. Fazzini Bee

    Vitamin Struggle!!

    I haven't been doing keto on purpose. The current guidelines from my doc are fruit, veggies, and meat. It's okay for me to do 1 protien shake or bar a day (getting me to focus on getting nutrients and protien from whole foods) . I don't do very much fruit because of the sweetness. I've been leaning towards and loving strawberries and berries in general. I suppose one thing that I have a few times a week that I love Is peanut butter.
  19. Fazzini Bee

    Vitamin Struggle!!

    The doc said that it is likely from the rapid weight loss, I don't eat much outside of the guidelines. A few days ago, I ate 5 candy corn. But really truly behave 99.9% of the time. I have really been examining my diet to make sure I'm doing it right.
  20. Fazzini Bee

    Bad breath after surgery?

    I suffered from bad breath for a while. I seriously think that it's ketosis. It really helped when I got a tongue scraper. It seems that with protien shakes and things like that - they really coat your tongue.
  21. Fazzini Bee

    Vitamin Struggle!!

    Update- my labs are all perfect. I haven't taken vitamins in a week. I did purchase some bariatric vitamins at my doctor's office, and took one today and didn't get nauseous. My cholesterol is elevated though!!! How in the heck!
  22. Fazzini Bee

    Vitamin Struggle!!

    I will look into those.
  23. Good morning. I have been stalled for 2 weeks and before that I was stalled an additional 2 weeks- lost 3 lb then stalled again. I am discouraged and panicking. I am following Drs orders to a "T". Is there anything I should do? I am eating a traditional low fat, low carb diet and I STRUGGLE to get 600 Calories in daily. I do feel like clothes are fitting different through This period.
  24. Thanks for your kind words. I definitely need them. I guess I worry because it is lasting so long.
  25. I started having GERD about 1 month out of surgical. I've been instructed to take zantac 2x a day and carafate 4x a day- which is horrible because of the time restriction. Can eat an hour after taking , or 2 hrs after eating. It restricts how much food you can take in. I was wondering has anyone started with Gerd and it get better eventually?
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