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2ndTimeFreedom

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from tal in July 2019   
    Awesome!! You have so got this. You can do it This is Pre-Op liquid diet week three for me. Almost there. Drink away my surgical buddy.
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Mom_of_Chaos in How much had you lost at 1mo, 6mo, 1yr ?   
    Thank you everyone for the replies. It will definitely be interesting you see how it goes for us.
  3. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Mafi Mushkila in How much had you lost at 1mo, 6mo, 1yr ?   
    Ive lost 40 pounds in 8 weeks. First few weeks it was flying off and now has slowed.
  4. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to starladustangel in How much had you lost at 1mo, 6mo, 1yr ?   
    1 month was 18 pounds down.
  5. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to amaynard in July 2019   
    Woke up without pain today! Post op day 6. Down 14lbs from surgery date!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from amaynard in July 2019   
    I have you lifted in prayers! I am so excited for you.
  7. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Too many kids in Pounds lost   
    3 months post sleeve and 61lbs down. Started at 290lbs. Can’t help wishing it was more but realistically, it’s brilliant 😊
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Teachergal82 in July 2019   
    Tomorrow is my big day!!!! I have dreamed about this for a long time. I can’t believe it’s actually happening. I am so nervous. If you’re the praying type, send me a few!!!!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Ren951 in Road trips   
    I just had to cancel a work trip that is scheduled 3 weeks post op because the MD said no. However, It was only a two hour flight but I understood and the chance for blood clots was enough for me to just say ok DOC.

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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from ARMoma45 in July 2019   
    Thanks so much for all the updates!! Rest well and recover!!! Sending great thoughts for early am discharge!

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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from ARMoma45 in July 2019   
    Just read that you are also a nurse!!! We make the most interesting patients! Also a fellow doctoral student (c/o 2021). I am confident your colleagues took great care of you! Speedy Recovery
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Revision of RNY   
    Thank you o much for posting this!!! So like you, I also want and will need the follow-up support that comes after surgery. My office does offer this (for a fee), but it is an investment that I am going to make for myself. I think it is under $300.
    As far as the endoscopy - I was in the same boat as I had just moved to the city I am in. What I did was find a nursing/home health agency who does supportive services/transportation etc. I explained that I was having a procedure and needed a ride home after. I had to pay for two hours of the nurses time ($60) for her to drive me home. We were together for less than 30 minutes but it was the only way I could get my procedure completed. I took a uber to the location and she picked me up and signed me out. I arranged for the home health aid to be there when I finished and also let the doctor office staff know the dilemma I was in so they understood that I had a medical professional to be there for me once I was done. She was there on time (a beautiful person) who drove me home and even called to check on me after I was comfortable at home. Anyway - that is how I dealt with that similar problem.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from chrissy121087 in Pre-OP Diet Blues   
    Our surgery dates are close (July 15th) and I am also on a three-week liquid diet. It is such a struggle. I actually have just declined a few outings. I am sending you extra strength prayers. We are almost there!!!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from chrissy121087 in Pre-OP Diet Blues   
    Our surgery dates are close (July 15th) and I am also on a three-week liquid diet. It is such a struggle. I actually have just declined a few outings. I am sending you extra strength prayers. We are almost there!!!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from chrissy121087 in Pre-OP Diet Blues   
    Our surgery dates are close (July 15th) and I am also on a three-week liquid diet. It is such a struggle. I actually have just declined a few outings. I am sending you extra strength prayers. We are almost there!!!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from chrissy121087 in Pre-OP Diet Blues   
    Our surgery dates are close (July 15th) and I am also on a three-week liquid diet. It is such a struggle. I actually have just declined a few outings. I am sending you extra strength prayers. We are almost there!!!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from ARMoma45 in July 2019   
    Welcome and Congratulations on your surgery date!!!!
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from ARMoma45 in July 2019   
    I think you are doing amazing!!! Also, way to go on the breastfeeding! I also continued breastfeeding my children for the same amount of time. That is so AMAZING!!!
    Sending continued prayers for a speedy healing recovery. Thank you so much for posting this update!
  19. Congrats!
    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to Frustr8 in Under 200lbs!!!   
    And I am there also, and it feels So Fine! In fact , it feels so fine, I want to finish my way to goal! Less than 25 to go! And I will get there, even against my PCP who has gotten a case of Cold Feet, told me "I only wanted YOU to lose 70% of your excess weight, you are now at 68.3 -in 10 months. " Well well be careful what you wish for, You Were the one who sent me on this journey, dancing around chanting " You're so obese you're going to die!" A little late to develop a case of the Whim-wahs, Junior! Didn't you have faith I could do this or were you talking for the sheer joy of talking and you thought I would tune you out? Well sometimes you reap the whirlwind. You and Dr Needleman fomented this, they have let me now free-style, apparently I am not so enchanting to follow the progress of, no clinic appointment until August 14th, and I suspect it is only with Nurse- Practitioner Valerie. Looks to me ,if Dr N doesn't think I require and new surgicalopenings, he can find something better to do with his time. So I am down to you, my orthopaedic who is thrilled I am putting less weight pressure on my artificial knee joints, my sleep doctor who is off throwing darts to decide whether she wants to d/c my CPap, my ENT who agreed to help you watch my thyroid nodules, my urologist who, though I have microscopic blood in my urine, doesn't seem concerned and my cardiologist is 3 counties away, not supposed to see her until January 2020, So "out of Sight ;Out of Mind" there. So are you going to cry big Crocodile Tears 💦 because my weight is declining or are You going to be some assistance to me? I see you in 2 weeks, better formulate my plan or care before then. Enough Said?
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    2ndTimeFreedom reacted to MeepMeep in Struggling with Pre-op diet   
    Thank you for the thoughts and encouragement. I appreciate the help.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from ARMoma45 in July 2019   
    Thanks so much for all the updates!! Rest well and recover!!! Sending great thoughts for early am discharge!

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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from ARMoma45 in July 2019   
    Congratulations!!!! Super excited for you. This is great news.
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from ARMoma45 in July 2019   
    I will say for me it is not as easy as I thought it would be. I am just doing my best to stay away from the smells of food Which Protein Shakes are you using?
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from ARMoma45 in July 2019   
    Just read that you are also a nurse!!! We make the most interesting patients! Also a fellow doctoral student (c/o 2021). I am confident your colleagues took great care of you! Speedy Recovery
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    2ndTimeFreedom got a reaction from MeepMeep in Struggling with Pre-op diet   
    I can tell you for me it is a struggle. I was ordered a two-week liquid diet. I know myself so I stretched it to three weeks so I could get a practice week in to help me figure things out. It is soooo hard - for me. I have tasted some Protein Shakes that I hate and two that I am now Ok with. I am taking it day by day.... 11 more days to go.
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