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  1. Deedeeleeme

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    At 3 months I was down 112.5 pounds (at 240 pounds). No problems with food or drink. No medical complications. The only issues I've had have been social as others adjust to how much I eat. I can sit with anyone while they eat anything and not have any concerns but it seems that some others become embarrassed when they compare their portions to mine. We're working through it though and I think it'll be fine
  2. Deedeeleeme

    Do you know your bougie size?

    Mine was 36.
  3. Deedeeleeme

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Hi! Just checking in. It's great to read all of your stories. Congrats and hugs to all who have already been and best wishes to all those who are still to go! I had my surgery a week ago and it all went great. The first night was pretty painful (gas, left shoulder mainly) but the gas pain was gone in about 18hrs. Was a little sore on my tummy the next day but have felt great since. None of the pain was anywhere near as bad as I had thought it would be. I was up and walking almost as soon as I was awake. I needed to get to a toilet! Walking really seemed to help with the pain, so I stayed as active as I could be. I've read a lot of posts and #1s and #2s. #1s were happening as soon as I was awake in icu and have been normal ever since. #2s started after my leak test (barium swallow xray) about 18hrs after the surgery and I've been regular ever since. I felt a little nausea the first night but wasn't sick and it soon passed. I'm on full liquids and not having any problems with any of the food or water I've tried so far. I'm sticking to the diet plan I was given and still have another week and a bit before puree stage. I have noticed that my tastes have changed (for the better). I seem more sensitive to sweet and salty flavours. I haven't felt any hunger (real or imaginary) at all. Finally and perhaps most excitingly, I've lost 10.5kg (just over 23 pounds) since surgery! So far, I simply couldn't be happier! ☺
  4. Deedeeleeme

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Thanks for the warm welcome and also for starting this thread. I have a feeling that we're on the verge of something great and it's nice to connect to others are going through the same things. By the way, your screen name has given me an ear worm and I kinda love it. I was thin when that song came out! Lol
  5. Deedeeleeme

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Hello! I'm scheduled to have a sleeve done on June 14th and my pre-op diet (shakes and veggies) starts next week. I'm a little nervous about the op but also feel excited and ready for all this. Sending good vibes to all!
  6. Deedeeleeme

    June 2019 sleevers

    Hi! My journey so far has been quite quick. I saw the surgeon for the first time late in April, have a gastroscopy in a couple of weeks and I've been scheduled for the sleeve on the 14th of June. I have hypothyroidism and osteoarthritis. I'm a little nervous but also very much looking forward to the new start. Good luck to all the others who are also scheduled for June!

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