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  1. Losingit2018

    Favorite bras?

    You may want to read this to find your perfect bra and fit https://www.reddit.com/r/ABraThatFits/wiki/beginners_guide
  2. Losingit2018

    3 Years

    I am not familiar with ipmn. Is this something that was caused by the bypass surgery?
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    I have med induced constipation. I have been taking a dose of miralax in my morning coffee for 12 years now. It is so safe that they actually give it to children. It works well to keep things moving for me.
  4. Losingit2018

    To go to ER or wait?!?!?

    These are what I use but I have heard that you can get them at Walmart and various pharmacies https://smile.amazon.com/American-Health-Original-Chewable-Tablets/dp/B0014291SA/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=papaya+enzyme+chewable&qid=1571443082&sprefix=oapaya+&sr=8-3
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    To go to ER or wait?!?!?

    Not sure if this has already been mentioned but. Papaya enzymes have been a lifesaver for me in times when I eat too much or something is just hard to digest. I keep them in my purse and at home at all times.
  6. Losingit2018

    Are you Sleeve to RNY?

    What did you find most difficult with the revision? I am going to revise sleeve to bypass 11/22 and would live to hear others experiences.
  7. Hang in there, Mark. You got this. Life is getting ready to get so much better for you. Please let us know how the surgery goes when you are able. Good luck!
  8. Losingit2018

    Gastric Sleeve

    For the rest of your life. Seriously.
  9. Losingit2018

    Before and after

    Wow awesome transformation!
  10. Oops my pain was on my right side. Sorry should have read title closer
  11. FYI- what I had was called a seroma
  12. I had similar happen post op. I can’t think of the name of it but it was where a pocket developed and did not fill up with blood as it should. It was where tissue had been removed. I was actually on the floor crying in pain. Surgeon on call said he would meet me in the er if I wanted but lancing the area would be excruciating. Instead I was instructed to use warm compresses. This helped me immensely. Do check with your surgeon to be safe.
  13. Losingit2018

    Hair Loss [emoji45]

    Me too. 18 months out and still losing hair. My scalp actually got sunburn this past summer.
  14. Losingit2018

    ❤My Revision Story❤

    Thank you. Insurance approval did not come through in time. Rescheduled for October 10.
  15. Losingit2018

    ❤My Revision Story❤

    Hoping that all goes well for you now. My revision is scheduled for tomorrow at 11am. The info that you have shared is invaluable to me. Thanks so much!
  16. Losingit2018

    Sleeve to bypass

    Looking forward to hearing how it went for you. I do hope that you are recovering well.
  17. Losingit2018

    Vitamin Struggle!!

    I use opurity sleeve and bypass optimized multi and opurity calcium citrate both chewable. They both actually taste good and I do not get nauseous as long as I take the multi with food. They are both made by unjury and contain no ingredients from China. Very well priced too.
  18. Have you considered seeing a counselor that specializes in eating disorders? It truly sounds like you are on that path. Making yourself bring food back up is not good at all. Please do yourself a favor and get help while you are still in the earlier stages. I feel sure that you will have plenty of support here as well. Goid luck and hang in there.
  19. So if you now get the bypass, won’t that still leave that positive margin in the part of your stomach that will then be inaccessible? Not trying to worry you even more. Just trying to understand.
  20. Losingit2018

    Sleeve revision

    What type of revision did you have?
  21. I am wondering about these same questions. I too am revising on 9/12 due to gerd. One of the things that I do worry about is that section of stomach that can no longer be accessed. Anything happens in there and it would likely be awhile before it was found. I am so sorry that you are going through this but so glad that the cancer was found early. I too am dreading the darn liquid diet all over again. We have to remember that it is temporary though. I am going to follow your journey and wish you well.
  22. Losingit2018


    Just be sure that they contain bioperine. I have tried without and did not work for me. Also, I have had two drs tell me that I could take Celebrex if need be.
  23. Losingit2018


    Here is a link to the one that I have ordered and am using most recently just to give you an idea of what to look for. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07G1DB67P?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
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    I take turmeric and it truly works! I have horrible arthritis in my hands and knees. Do yourself a favor and try it. Key is that it must also contain bioperine (black pepper) in order to absorb it. I have been using it for years now.
  25. Losingit2018

    Backsliding... What do I do?

    Intermittent Fasting