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smaller_sav

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    smaller_sav got a reaction from Dances with Carbs in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I think I was just going too fast and not chewing long enough. I have slowed down and chewed more and waited longer between bites and have noticed a big difference. I hope you are doing well in your recovering!
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    smaller_sav reacted to Lynda486 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I started pureed yesterday and had refried Beans for Breakfast, cottage cheese a couple of hours later, a Protein Shake for lunch and tuna salad for dinner. Since I had a revision the chewing part is already a habit and everything went down well. You will get there and it will e habit before you know it!
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    smaller_sav reacted to Dances with Carbs in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I took your advice. I take 2 bites. Literally wait 5 minutes and take 2 more. So far so good.

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    smaller_sav got a reaction from Dances with Carbs in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I want to say it was my fifth small bite. I had already mixed the Beans with some Water to thin them, but I still chewed just as a precaution. I probably would have done better if I would have waited longer times between bites too.
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    smaller_sav reacted to Dances with Carbs in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Anytime. I'm not struggling with Protein but I am struggling with Water intake. 64oz is the bare minimum my dr wants me to drink every day. I did that yesterday and I felt so dehydrated. So I have incorporated 16 oz extra liquids today. Hopefully I won't feel so dried out tomorrow morning. I do like the crystal light lemonade. Not having any issues with it and I haven't had to take a nausea pill today.

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    smaller_sav reacted to Dances with Carbs in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    My doctor said the Protein Shakes are harsher on the stomach when they are premixed or mixed with milk. He told me to make my own Protein shakes with Celebrate 4 in 1 with Water and not milk to start out with. I dont know if it makes a difference or not because I haven't tried it with milk yet. I am keeping this protien down though. So maybe there's something there, maybe not. Good luck. Hope u find your happy medium.

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    smaller_sav got a reaction from Lizzziee in Pre op diet pain.   
    Yes!! I finally got over it this past weekend because I purposely ran out of coffee at home since no one else drinks it there. I can honestly see why people relapse. It was terrible. Out of habit I still want to make a cup of coffee and drink it, but nope.
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    smaller_sav reacted to apiane in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    Being able to get out of the tub without feeling like I'm going to fall and break bones each time. And being in the tub without my stomach sticking out of the Water.
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    smaller_sav reacted to RickM in Post op- week one fluids   
    The first week or two it seems like we were doing nothing but sitting there with a shot glass (about an ounce) of Water sip, sip, sipping it all day, trying to get one in every five minutes (if things went down that smoothly, at least), or every ten minutes if five didn't work.
    One every five minutes is twelve ounces per hour, or about five hours per day at that. Work that in between your meals and walkies, and your day is full.
    Good luck!
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    smaller_sav reacted to LaShunn in HOW FAST CAN I RETURN TO WORK POST VGS?   
    I went to UAB in Alabama. You'll do fine.

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    smaller_sav reacted to TheJuice202 in I need a f*#+ing drink   
    Um....I was told no booze for AT LEAST 1 yr.
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    smaller_sav got a reaction from thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I only have two more days!! The nerves are setting in! All of the final preop diet/wash/packing, etc. will be tomorrow. I have knots in my stomach.
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    smaller_sav got a reaction from thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I only have two more days!! The nerves are setting in! All of the final preop diet/wash/packing, etc. will be tomorrow. I have knots in my stomach.
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    smaller_sav reacted to Thea7777 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Hi. If anyone is curious I had my surgery Tuesday. As of today I’m doing well. No need for pain meds. My stomach feels still so bloated though. Like I’m pregnant! No big issues with my liquids just not that interested. Its like a job to fit everything in. Passing gas is a challenge but walking around is helpful. Any questions feel free to message me. Im more than happy to share any of it if will help! Good luck to those coming up!
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    smaller_sav reacted to thillman1987 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Absolutely! I just got the call that the insurance company approved my surgery for 9/17/19. We scheduled it way out because my insurance wanted me to quit smoking for 6 months but would not approve it if I proved I hadn't smoked.

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    smaller_sav reacted to Sheribear68 in Pre op diet pain.   
    Okay so if you guys haven’t already tried this, take some beef Bone Broth liquid and add some sea salt. It will help
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    smaller_sav reacted to Rays of Sunshine 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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    smaller_sav reacted to Lynda486 in 3 days away!!!!   
    For sure! I am keeping busy by doing house work today and getting everything together for the hospital. I hope I sleep tonight!
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    smaller_sav reacted to Rays of Sunshine 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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    smaller_sav reacted to tiger_mom2001 in 3 days away!!!!   
    My surgery is Tuesday, September 17! I know you will do great!
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    smaller_sav reacted to Rays of Sunshine 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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    smaller_sav reacted to Smalls06 in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I’m having a gastric sleeve done on the 18th. I was suppose to have it done August 20th but the Doctor had to take time off and so I had to reschedule with a different doctor. I’ve been waiting but I just want to get it done and start this new chapter in my life. I have a daughter in middle school and a step son in high school and they keep me really busy. I got everything ready for the surgery. I guess my only question is what should I wear to go home in?
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    smaller_sav reacted to ypease in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    Can we say "excited". I bet you 2 are reeling right about now. My surgery date is 10/1 and I think that date is closing in quickly. We will all be excited to see posts about your progress.
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    smaller_sav reacted to krisss in September 2019 🍂🍁   
    I am new here but surgery date is 9/18. Two days into my liquid diet and it’s a little rough right now but keep telling myself to hang in there.
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