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Rays of Sunshine

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Rays of Sunshine reacted to shanshan in Surgery in two days!!!   
    Awww thank you so much, best of luck to you as well on your journey:)
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from gwoodgm in Preop appointment????   
    Thank you guys for all the feedback was helpful. now that I have been to the appointment and I am home I am glad to say the appointment went well so thank you to all that replied. I also want to add that I am now 15 more pounds down
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from Deedee12 in 3 days away!!!!   
    so at weigh in before surgery I had lost a total of 35 I am now home after a one night stay was able to keep liquids down and walk consistently no nausea which surprised me and the nurse doing well here at home just a little sore and relaxing while constantly sipping Water Let the recovering begin. want to thank everyone for the support and encouragement makes me wonder why I was so nervous and scared to start with
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from HappyHikerGal in 3 days away!!!!   
    Hey guys just wanted to share some more of my small but BIG victories for me as I went to my primary doctor today I was weighed like always and to my surprise I am 8 more lbs down I cant believe it 30lbs in almost a month with just three days to go until surgery day I am so excited and everyone around me is excited so it leaves little room for me to be nervous but I still am just a but but I do keep telling myself that the risk of not having the surgery are far greater than having it as of right now Im good to go so come on Monday!!!
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from smaller_sav in 3 days away!!!!   
    just one more day to go I cant believe its almost here yes it is almost over yes we will definitely have to check in with each other !!
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from smaller_sav in 3 days away!!!!   
    @smaller_sav don't get me wrong I am nervous the closer it does get and it is now just two days away and I am a big baby when it comes to pain thank goodness for pain meds for after surgery. I have been in some pain due to my weight issue like my back knees and joints but haven't taken anything and I know that surgery pain will be far greater than and pains I feel now. I am just ready to get through the hardest part of surgery and recovery . I thought the hardest part would be the month long liquid diet but know that seems to be like cake work now that I am 2 days away from completing that which I honestly thought I would not make it through
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from Lynda486 in 3 days away!!!!   
    @Lynda486 I wish you luck and wellness for your surgery and I am relieved to know I am not alone I have to be in at 530 for a 730 surgery first on the agenda what time is your surgery
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    Rays of Sunshine reacted to GradyCat in 3 days away!!!!   
    I know you're counting down the days. Good luck and take care.
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from HappyHikerGal in 3 days away!!!!   
    Hey guys just wanted to share some more of my small but BIG victories for me as I went to my primary doctor today I was weighed like always and to my surprise I am 8 more lbs down I cant believe it 30lbs in almost a month with just three days to go until surgery day I am so excited and everyone around me is excited so it leaves little room for me to be nervous but I still am just a but but I do keep telling myself that the risk of not having the surgery are far greater than having it as of right now Im good to go so come on Monday!!!
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from HappyHikerGal in 3 days away!!!!   
    Hey guys just wanted to share some more of my small but BIG victories for me as I went to my primary doctor today I was weighed like always and to my surprise I am 8 more lbs down I cant believe it 30lbs in almost a month with just three days to go until surgery day I am so excited and everyone around me is excited so it leaves little room for me to be nervous but I still am just a but but I do keep telling myself that the risk of not having the surgery are far greater than having it as of right now Im good to go so come on Monday!!!
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from HappyHikerGal in 3 days away!!!!   
    Hey guys just wanted to share some more of my small but BIG victories for me as I went to my primary doctor today I was weighed like always and to my surprise I am 8 more lbs down I cant believe it 30lbs in almost a month with just three days to go until surgery day I am so excited and everyone around me is excited so it leaves little room for me to be nervous but I still am just a but but I do keep telling myself that the risk of not having the surgery are far greater than having it as of right now Im good to go so come on Monday!!!
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from HappyHikerGal in 3 days away!!!!   
    Hey guys just wanted to share some more of my small but BIG victories for me as I went to my primary doctor today I was weighed like always and to my surprise I am 8 more lbs down I cant believe it 30lbs in almost a month with just three days to go until surgery day I am so excited and everyone around me is excited so it leaves little room for me to be nervous but I still am just a but but I do keep telling myself that the risk of not having the surgery are far greater than having it as of right now Im good to go so come on Monday!!!
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    Rays of Sunshine reacted to FluffySaysForkIt! in Sewing clothes for rapid weight loss?   
    With jeans and pants you can try this method:
    1. Turn the pants wrong side out.
    2. Put them on and button/zip them up. (Still wrong side facing out.)
    3. Start pinching the excess fabric places and carefully pin them with straight pins in a line that somewhat follows the original contours.
    4. Carefully remove the pants and leave wrong side out.
    5. Take to the machine and stitch on your new "line". Be sure to back stitch starts and stops for extra strength.
    6. Remove all of your pins and try on. (Can readjust if needed.) You may wish to cut off the extra fabric once you are satisfied with the look.
    Hope this makes sense and helps!
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from mase in Pre op diet pain.   
    congratulations on the lbs down big win. I weighed in today at my pre surgical testing and I am 22 lbs down only 6 more days to go @mase we got this the hardest part is almost over then we can focus on recovery

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    Rays of Sunshine reacted to GradyCat in Surgery ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!!   
    Good luck on your WLS journey.
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    Rays of Sunshine reacted to fluffy diva in Surgery ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!!   
    congrats !! I was nervous until I woke up in recovery after that it was a piece of cake.

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    Rays of Sunshine reacted to levinme in Surgery ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!!   
    Congrats - it's super, super exciting to be able to finally get to that date. Stay positive and enjoy the process.
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    Rays of Sunshine reacted to smaller_sav in Pre op diet pain.   
    I have hungry pains quite a bit too. I try and take big drinks of Water. I figured I'd enjoy the big sips of water now while I can since it's so restrictive afterwards. I've had horrible headaches from detoxing caffeine too. I just keep telling myself it will be worth it.
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from mase in Pre op diet pain.   
    @maseI am currently on week three of my 1 month liquid diet and I can honestly say that the struggle is real. I too suffered from what appears to be huger pains, and then a few days later realized I wasn't really hungry I just wanted some actual food to eat. It will get easier it is difficult when everything you see on tv or in real life is about food and all you want to do is eat but then that gets better too. Here is a suggestion if it gets bad enough, my sister who has had the surgery years ago suggested that I have something to eat and chew it but just spit it out (great suggestion) because while at her house she was grilling hamburgers and we made me one and I chewed and savored every bite and then spit it out I learned that the gratification would have been to swallow but I did not. I know that sounds kind of gross but it was worth it really was because I have not wanted to eat any more food since. hopefully you are taking in enough Protein and this should help with those hunger pain .hopefully your time will fly by and you will get to the other side you can do this . I hope this had been some what helpful . just remember you are not alone in this and you got this!
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from mase in Pre op diet pain.   
    mine is the 16th I wish you all the luck on your journey
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from ProudGrammy in LADIES ONLY PLEASE!   
    I definitely have to weigh in on this post because I have not had my period in like 4 years and I recently last week started my period for the first time in four years so I was baffled. I thought for the longest I went through an early menopause which would have been fine with me I didn't even miss it, but I guess now its back I guess my dietary changes and some weight loss are the cause and effect!! I cant explain it otherwise
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    Rays of Sunshine reacted to Bastian in LADIES ONLY PLEASE!   
    Again, it is because of oestrogen being released from fat cells, as well as other hormonal changes. It can happen even with the pre surgery diet. Or at different times in life if you have a sudden diet change that causes fat cells to start shrinking. Our bodies are such amazing things that we still just don't know enough about
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from Milaa in Psychologist appointment in 2 weeks!   
    @Milaa my psych appointment consisted of an test evaluation(which was a bunch of paperwork of questions to answer about history of medical family myself and mental health , relationship with food etc.) then I met with the actual psych doctor to go over she asked me questions and at the end she gave me clearance for surgery. Once I had the psych letter of clearance from her and from all the other required clearances all of those were turned in to the bariatric coordinator then she would file with my insurance once filed I believe it was thirty days before I heard that I was approved once approved I was able to schedule my surgery pretty soon after that but because my surgeon requires a three month nicotine free clearance I of course had to wait till I was three months free of nicotine so I am proud to say that my surgery is coming up on the 16th of Sept. I can say the it was a lil of a lengthy process just to get to the surgery date but it all depends on how quickly you get all the necessary clearances completed and how quickly your insurance responds. I know that feeling of being anxious so I understand completely I do hope that this information has been helpful I wish you all the luck on you exciting journey!!!
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from pumpkiinry in First appt.   
    @pumpkiinry LOOKS like you will be at your first appointment while ill be having my surgery (its getting closer and I am a lil nervous and excited) I can only speak for myself I personally didn't ask that many questions ay my first appointment but I encourage you to ask as many questions that your wanting to know or curious about. Have you decided on which procedure you are going to have? I had questions on the other types of procedures after I had choose then the RNY which with my doctors advisement I switched to the sleeve …because it was the best for me I wish you all the luck !!! wish I could offer up more as far as questions I am certain there are other who will
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    Rays of Sunshine got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Be careful what you ask for...   
    congratulations I agree with the less time you have to dwell on remember the bigger picture a better life for yourself and why you started this journey to begin with !!!!
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