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    Hernia removal

    Where did you have it done? My surgeon repaired mine too while doing my sleeve. Someone said it’s common.. I guess it is! Wow!
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    Yeah .. popsicles helped with my thirst big time .. I know exactly how you are feeling! I’m day 23 and trust me, it gets better and easier :). The clear liquid part is so hard and is so frustrating!
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    Stomach feels sickly

    I’m 23 days post op today and when I eat or drink my stomach makes horrible gurgling noises. I think it must be normal .. I call my stomach the predator because it sounds like the predator lol. I hope it doesn’t last forever for both of us!
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    Has anyone on here regretted their decision to have the sleeve?
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    Well, I had my sleeve 2 weeks ago tomorrow. I must say, no regrets! Im alive, and no acid reflux. The most painful part was my stomach contracting for a couple of the days after the surgery. I think it was my stomach growling which was painful due to the surgery I imagine. It seemed to improve a bit once I had the leak test.. the fluid they have you drink probably helped my empty tiny little banana stomach lol.
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    January 2020 Surgery Date

    I know what you mean about head hunger! That’s the worst! I’m 5 days post op and am counting the days to purée .. I would give my left kidney for a mozza stick! I won’t because it will hurt too much.
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    Surgery date 2/4

    Oh, I forgot to say.. you are more than welcome to email me and we exchange ideas and progress:)
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    Surgery date 2/4

    I just had mine on feb 4th as well. I am having a hard time eating and I feel so weak and tired. It’s nice being on the all liquid portion because I am liking strained cream of mushroom soup. I am waiting for day 7 to have sugar free pudding cause it feels like it will be too thick for my tiny stomach. I feel so thirsty and all I want to do is pound back an entire bottle of water. I was so thirsty yesterday that I paid 8 dollars for a bottle of water .. insane, right? I also find drinking water makes me burp where cream of mushroom soup seems easier to get down. I think it’s because I keep trying to drink more than my stomach will allow. Oddly, I’m sipping so it’s not like I’m guzzling. I can’t wait until puréed stage! I haven’t weighed myself since August so I don’t know how I’m doing in that regard. I had my surgeon write it down and seal it in an envelope so I can open March 1st. Maybe do that? It might help :). We can do this .. we really don’t have a choice which is awesome! I can’t wait to be skinny!!!! Advice .. or ideas more suiting as I’m in the exact same spot as you .. I might try warming my protein shake to make it a hot chocolate . I have no idea if it will work :). I’m so glad the surgery is done and now it’s all uphill :)
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    Oh wow! Did you have the sleeve done local or did you go medical destination? I’m glad things worked out in the end for you though!
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    Thanks!!! I got goosebumps reading all your responses.. I’m having the sleeve done in 7 days. I really needed these comments!
  11. calicotrixie

    Surgery In Mexico

    I’m having mine done in Mexico too next week .. in puerto Vallarta.. I have exactly the same feelings you are having :)
  12. Weird? Hmm.. I’m looking forward to a lot of things ... Weirdly enough, I want to jump in my husbands arms and be able to wrap my legs around his waist .. sounds silly but when he picks me up, my legs just dangle. That’s not sexy!
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    Need a good LIE

    I plan to tell my coworkers I fell and hurt my shoulder.. that way they will not ask why I need help lifting anything that is too heavy for awhile.
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    My 1 year sleeveversary!!!

    Woohoo! Way to go! I can’t wait until I can post the same!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!
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    Has anyone kept their surgery a secret?

    I’ve only told my husband and 1 close fried who has joined me on ALL of my weightloss attempts .. we did Bernstein, keto and weight watchers together .. we we both successful (short term obviously) as we are both heavier than ever before and out of pocket thousands of dollars. In my opinion, it’s nobody’s business. I know how judgy people can be. I figure, I got my husbands support of my trusted friend and everyone on this forum that I can talk to. Everyone else can just be proud of me! All they need to know is I will have lost the weight by eating less and healthier :). My date hasn’t come yet. I’m scheduled for the sleeve on feb 4 :)
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    February 2019 weight loss buds

    I’m scheduled for feb 4th! Here’s to February! 🥬🥦🍉🍎👍👊🏻
  17. Hi! I saw another girls post for a buddy and I thought, “yeah, a buddy will make this experience so much more motivating and fun and exciting!”! Sharing success and pictures and making new friends would be incredible! I’m having the sleeve done in Mexico on February 4th. I’m not scared to go international as I have had stuff done there before with success and excellent results. With any surgery, I am afraid of not waking up but I’d be equally worried in my own country. I like this forum and have been reading other success stories and I can’t wait to motivate and support others in their journey. Your stories are motivating me and easing my worries. I can’t wait to be sexy and show my husband how much I love him for loving me at all the weights I’ve been. Even today at my most insecure, he is the best! He deserves the best me I can be!
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    Surgery Tomorrow

    I’m so excited for you! Congrats!
  19. Hi Sarah! My date is February 4th and I love to be a buddy! I need one too! I’m 5’ 175 lbs .. my goal weight is 110-115. I can’t do this alone!
  20. calicotrixie


    I too was approved and I’m not 100 lbs or more overweight ... I would say I’m 70 or 80 lbs overweight but I have a tiny frame .. I’m 5 feet tall. I have knee and back problems and my mom died at 60 from heart disease .. she was also diabetic and had kidney disease. I was diagnosed as pre diabetic so I had better smarten up while I still have the chance. You can also check out Mexico as an option . I’m having mine done in puerto Vallarta on feb 4th. I’ll let you know how it was when I get back home. I’ve had work done in Mexico before. I had an arm lift ( and it’s amazing how much more confidence I have just with having that done! I never wore a tank top before then.). I also had my teeth done there. Both the hospital and the dental office was as clean and immaculate as any place Canada has to offer! Anyways, I hope you get approved and are able to get coverage .. I didn’t even try to do it through Canada because I didn’t think I would be approved and also I am very compulsive Once I made my mind up that I wanted to do this, I would had it done that week if I could have :). To do it in Canada, there is a waiting list and I don’t want to be like this for any longer than I have to. Please post updates as I’m rooting for you!
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    Preparation for After Surgery

    Yes .. this is a great list and thanks for sharing!. My surgery is scheduled for feb 4th so I still have lots of time but thank goodness for you for reminding me that planning is key! I bought a hand mixer and a smart water bottle that reminds me to take a sip. I’ve got my protein powder and vitamins. I’m thinking I should make a bunch of baby food type foods and freeze them in ice cube trays.
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    February Surgery ?

    Yay for all of us! I’m scheduled for February 4th to have the sleeve done and will be having it done in Puerto Vallarta .. I’m excited as well but am terrified all at once! I have a very supportive husband who has seen my weight fluctuate so much in the past 6 years and has never made me feel unattractive or undesirable. With that said, I want to do this for him as much as it is for myself. I want to feel attractive so I can make him happier! I also have really bad family genes.. my mom died 10 years ago at 60 of heart disease and I don’t want to suffer the same horrible fate she did so I decided to take control and do all I can to live a long and healthy life. Cheers to everyone who has decided to take control as well! We all should be so happy that this option is available:)
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    I lost 202 pounds in 12 months!

    Wow! Way to go! You look amazing! I’m 6 weeks pre op so I can’t share my progress with you but your transformation has made me feel excited about what is to come for me :). Thanks!!!!!
  24. From the album: Cat

    Here’s me in the beginning .. I’m sure I am up over Christmas but that’s ok .. I’m getting ready to change my life forever!

    © Cat

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    My journey

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