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About Kimberly3

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    It was my doctor that told me that the stomach does not digest alcohol the same way as before surgery. He was the one that told me that your metabolism does not process acohol effectively and yes a sip would affect differently post surgery I don't think anyone is on here to scare anyone. We are just sharing information told to us by our medical professionals.
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    Depression/ Maybe angry

    I definitely felt that way! Now I had mental health challenges pre surgery. I am bi-polar but have been stabilized for years on medication. Post surgery I was miserable for several months, not totally out of it but definitely better. Your body goes through such enormous changes I was snappy impatient sad angry Regretful you name it. My surgery was a few weeks after yours. I still struggle my doctors says it's hormnes readjusting. Hang in there, it will get better!
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    I was told one year out too. Your stomache is so much smaller that even a sip could effect you like several glasses would. You are also still healing.
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    6.5 months post op

    Awesome story and successes to be proud about. Thank you for sharing and best of luck with your continued success!
  5. I definitely had spasms but not much pain. Everyday gets easier. I remember looking at cups of water thinking I would never get it down. The first time I finished a pudding cup was cause for celebration. Stay strong it gets easier every day!
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    I was given a patch not a week before but right before surgery. It did nothing for me maybe if I was on it for a week it might have. I was violently sick for about 36 hours post op. Hope it works for you!
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    3 months surgeon check up soon

    My 3 month follow up is this week had blood work done last week saw my cardiologist last week and they are reducing my blood pressure meds! Hoping to be off them all together soon. Congrats on your loss 127lbs is a whole person. Good for you!
  8. I had a BMI Of 40 and many comorbilities. I'm in NJ and have Blue Cross. I was required to have 6 month supervised medical visits. Because I was right At the mark, I was not allowed to lose or gain any weight during those six months. I needed to be the exact same weight. The surgery was easy. Quick and easy healing. Only issue I had was with the anesthesia made me very sick and kept me an extra night in the hospital. Otherwise, piece of cake!
  9. I used Unjury and mixed it into my Mio lemonade. It was yucky. Not sure how others have done but this "unflavored" protein had a flavor to me. I know A lot of people here have had good luck with their's and could probably recommend a better one.
  10. I'm doing pretty good. Down 42lbs. Reduction in my blood pressure meds. I'm sleeping poorly though since surgery. My energy and stamina have increased greatly. I see my surgeon next week. Had blood work done today.
  11. Just checking on everyone. We seem like a smaller group compared to other months I'm down 42lbs. Its definitely come g off a little slower now. I am 3 months post op next week. How is everyone else faring?
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    Surgery and PCOS

    I have not heard of PCOS being resolved by surgery. Type2 diabetes yes. I have PCOS and was told I would have it util menopause. I was taken off Metformin right after surgery. I still have PCOS.
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    Red jello

    Crazy! My doctor said nothing about red jello. That is the only kind I ate it's amazing how different surgeons are!
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    Nicotine. Tests

    I was a smoker. My doctor didn't have a nicotine test thank goodness. My last cigarette was the night before my surgery. 😬 I will be thinking good thoughts for you. Whatever happens is supposed to hang in there! Quitting smoking on top of all this is a huge struggle. You got this!
  15. Everyone will lose weight at a different rate depending on a slew of issues age, sex, health, dna etc. you're doing fantastic. My surgery was 10/15 and I'm down 36lbs. Seems small to me but that's 36lbs in 10 weeks! You are just at 8 weeks that's amazing. Take in every success, last year I would have been up in weight from the holidays. I celebrate the loss!