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Tiffany L.

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  1. Hello all! So I’m 10 days post op, vertical sleeve (5-16-19) and I don’t know how much weight I should be losing per day. I freaked out yesterday because my scale went up. I was 352 to 359 but I really am not eating much. I’m drinking a lot of water but as for pureed foods, I’m having about an oz of ground chicken with a tbsp of chunky salsa (without added sugar) or 1/4 oz of refried beans as a snack plus the protein shakes around my 5th snack. Today I weighed myself and I’m back to 353 but I have to admit, I’m going through it! I’m freaking out afraid that I’m failing at this! I also don’t have much support. My husband doesn’t want to hear my whining, and I can’t talk to my friends because they aren’t obese. I’m feeling all the emotions now. Also, I’m not really feeling full. I just stop eating the moment I feel gassy, and wondering if that’s normal. Not to mention, my BM is odd, I’ve used the bathroom just twice this week. TMI. I’m sorry. I hope I’m not the only one experiencing this! I hope it gets better as the time goes and I do see this weight come off. The pain and the emotional adjusting has to be worth it. Sigh :’(. And yes, I’m feeling a bit depressed. I’m just faking it as much as I can. I’m such a social person and life is around food and it no longer is. Plus mg bday is on Wednesday and I already know I’ll be alone and bored af cause I don’t know what to do without food!!! Sorry for the rant. Thank you for reading! Xoxo
  2. Hi ladies! So I need to get on birth control again because I don’t want to get pregnant until after it is safe to do so but I’m afraid of blood clots as I’m on eliquis for a month after surgery. (Has VSG On 5/16) anyone have feedback on what are good options. I’m also discussing with my GYN this week but personal experiences matter. Thanks!!!
  3. Hi everyone! I hope I’m not the only one but today has proven to be a hard day! I’ve been in a lot of pain (12 days post VSG) so I’m not walking as much and can’t go to The gym just yet. I’m also dealing with hunger - head hunger. I’m at my 4pm snack which is 1/2 skim milk and 1/2 Isopure shake and it’s been an hour and I can’t finish it! I HATE IT. So now I’m just completely sad and feeling defeated. And it’s only 12 days in! I’m trying to relax, meditate but being in this house all day every day is killing me! I want to go out but I’m so hungry that I’m afraid that’ll I do something stupid and get a pickle or something. I don’t want to fail! I’m so frustrated with myself, with my body, with my inability to stop wanting food. I am grateful to God that so far I’ve had minimal symptoms, nausea only lasted 3 days and no vomiting yet but I am eating so little. I’m on purée stage until 6/6 and I stick to that 1 oz of turkey or chicken and 1 egg when I do eat it. I’m super gassy and even while drinking this shake I feel the gas stuck in my chest. Sigh. I’m just venting. I don’t have many friends anymore since I can’t do shit! (Excuse my language, I’m so angry!) and my husband doesn’t understand. He is supposed to get the surgery next month and I don’t know how he’s going to do it! He really thinks I’m exaggerating. I wish I was, man. I’m inpatient, I’m such a go-getter that being and feeling stuck is getting to me and Idle time is my enemy! It’s when I want to eat! I need the pain to go away but I’m healing and apparently that hurts?! Sigh. I know it’ll get better. I can’t wait for better days but today, today is a hell day. Emotionally, physically, mentally. And tomorrow I turnt 35 so existential crisis is also kicking in! Help me Jesus!!!! Thanks for reading this long rant. Y’all the real MVP for reading this. Sighhhhhh
  4. @ChocoTaco girl, that’s what I’m surviving on now! And pureed ground turkey. By 6/6 I start soft solids and I pray I can tolerate it. It does get better though, I’m starting to feel comfortable with this new lifestyle and I’m 3 weeks in! You got this!
  5. Tiffany L.


    I started the patches the next day. So far they work well and also got chewables. Trader Joe’s are great! You can check Patch MD for the multi and energy B12. It’s like $46 for 30 days which is enough until you’ll able to swallow again. You got this!
  6. Thank you so much!!!! I will remain hopeful and keep moving forward. Thank you for the encouragement!
  7. Oh I know he will do better. I just know it! He’s a strong person too. I’m a punk lol. THANK YOU! And yes but I’m only allowed split pea soup and 1/4 which is NOTHING. But I do broth often and I will have some more in a bit. I have premier and after surgery they now make me really nauseous. It’s difficult. You’ll love having eggs and tuna! Im treating myself by having an 1z of tuna for lunch and dinner tomorrow! Lol. I’m also surviving on sugar free pudding and sugar free popsicles and tons of water.
  8. Hi everyone. So I’m like 2 days post op. Surgery was on 5/16. I’m doing ok considering. I’m holding down liquids but the gas pain is incredible and I just don’t feel normal. I’m sore everywhere from the IV’s and shots but my main concern is how high my blood pressure is after surgery. I was discharged on 5/17 and I was told that it’s my body adjusting. Did anyone else experience this? Before surgery my pressure was 116/82 and while I do have a history of hypertension I’ve been controlling it for a while. I’m on spirnolactone for the hair growth but it treats the hypertension as well. Now that I’m crushing them I feel I may not be getting the whole thing but I’m concern. I don’t want any complications from this. If by Monday is still high I’m calling my PCP but I hate the idea of getting on more meds. I’m already on too many meds. Sigh. Anyway sorry for the rant. Hope everyone is doing well.
  9. Thank you! I’m def staying away from carbs. I’m afraid of them right now. I’m glad I can tolerate eggs and chicken so that’s my protein as well as these gross protein shakes lol.
  10. This is good. I’m barely doing the shakes. Trying to have some now but I’m having lots of water. I tried the yogurt but only managed 2 small spoons. It was too heavy for me. Tomorrow I’ll try some broth and try the protein powder with almond milk. Best of luck and keep in touch! Would love to hear from you!
  11. Thank you so much MrsGamgee! I’m trying. And you’re right I need to be patient. This journey is intense for sure! How are you doing?
  12. Hey y’all! Surgery is on 5/16! I’m on day 9 of liquid diet but I’m dying! I’d love to enjoy a pickle or 2 tomorrow during our Saturday green market. Are we ok to eat pickles during this horrid liquid diet? I’m so tired of just shakes and broth and water. Jesus help me! I’m also so anxious about next week. I’m here thinking about all of you in this journey and I’m sending all the good vibes and love your way! Tiff
  13. Omg it is overwhelming! I’m allowed the same but only raw veggies. I have that with some broth. I’m tired of the shakes, honestly. Going to try the powder. I love pickles I’m just wondering if it’s part of the veggies that I can have. I’m so excited for us, MrsGamgee!!! 🙏🏽
  14. I hope this is the case for me. I kinda feel the same way because right now I’m always hungry so afterward it should be easier! Fingers crossed. All the prayers and good vibes are welcomed at this point lol.
  15. Hi everyone! Thank you for your feedback. I’ve chosen to stick to the liquid diet because I’m afraid of messing it up! Plus my surgery is on 5/16 so I’m almost there! And I know that the biggest struggles are ahead of me. This is the time to learn discipline and it’ll help post op. I know I’ll have half a pickle some time in the future so yay de that! Lol. Thanks again! Happy Saturday!
  16. Happy Friday y’all! So I’m on day 2 of this liquid diet. Surgery date is 5/16! I had my first protein shake at 8:30am but I’m feeling very lightheaded and woozy right now. Anyone experienced this? What can I have to help reduce it? Also can I have fat free green yogurt during the liquid diet or just the protein shakes and broth and diet drinks? I’m trying to survive on water, shakes, and broth which I have like 3 times a day.
  17. Oh no. I’m pre op. My surgery is in 10 days as of today! Yesterday I started feeling a little better and I’m back on the metformin. I think it’s just getting used to it. I’m also having broth in between and the sugar free jello now. That’s been helping. Best of luck to you! It’ll be so worth it!
  18. I was on metformin but stopped it about 3 weeks ago because I was getting really sick to my stomach. I’m on BP pills and methimazole for my thyroid disease. That could be it. I drank water and it helped but I’m starting to feel woozy again. I had some broth and I’m trying to drink another shake. They are a lot! Im also taking my vitamins because I’m not trying to have issues while I’m on this fast! Thank you ladies. Please feel free to hit me up! I’m so grateful for y’all. I wish this forum allowed direct replies. Hugs and good vibes too all!!
  19. Omg! Same here! Thank you for the heads up because I don’t stop bleeding! TMI, I’m sorry! And I am afraid to get on birth control because I’ve been on them for so long before! But I also don’t want to get pregnant until after like 3 years! So I don’t know what to do. Thank you for the support. This forum has blessed my life!!!!
  20. Hi everyone! My name is Tiffany A good friend recommended this forum and I’ve been reading and it feels so supporting and welcoming! I was given my surgery date today and in 15 days I’ll be getting the gastric sleeve! I’m terrified but I really need help getting rid of this extra 200 lbs! But I’m a little worried about the liquid diet. I used to fast a lot (religious reasons) but never just liquids. I work at a very stressful clinic and while I’m currently on the Keto and loving it, I was hoping y’all had advice as to how to handle temptations or avoid feeling weak and such. Also, can I take vitamins during the pre or no? Thank you so much! Please send the good vibes over because I am freaking out! But I’m also excited. So excited! I look forward to finally being able to control PCOS. I know there’s no cure but a chance at controlling these symptoms would be great! Xoxo
  21. Omg I’m on the first protein shake and some broth! And went food shopping with my husband and watching him eat right now is torture. But I’m just walking around the apartment and going to stretch a lot. My PCOS symptoms are terrible so my body is in a lot of pain and my cycle is basically all year so I’m drained. I hope that by day 3 I can start working out without feeling so pained and exhausted. I’m so happy for you, love! Sending you all the good vibes. We are doing the damn thing!!!! Can’t wait for post op results!!!! 🤗

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