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  1. You need to increase your calories a little bit and add some carbs. Stalls also happen bc of it enough calories or carbs. I’ve avoided most of the major stalls by constantly varying these two things. I’ll swing high and low in cals and carbs in any given week. From 800-1200 cals and from 50-120gms of carbs. The trick is to keep your body guessing.
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    Big trouble 3 years out. Please help

    These are all really common symptoms of gallbladder issues. I would recommend an abdominal ultrasound.
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    Tubal reversal?? Replies are appreciated

    Not me personally, but my best friend had hers reversed after 15yrs and went on to have 3 more kids.
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    Desperate for some answers

    I have one word for you ..... homeopathy. I highly recommend www.maryjoaloi.com. you need to try homeopathy. It is safe, non-toxic, and way cheaper then anything medical. And more importantly, it works.
  5. Floradix comes in a liquid too. It’s nasty, but it is liquid and gets the job done.
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    Post Op Weight Gain

    Increase your calories to 900-1000 on days you work out. You’re not getting enough on those days.
  7. Consider using an iron free multi and then adding in floradix herbal iron tablets. It’s non-constipating. Iron in vitamins is not absorbable. That’s why it constipates people. Herbal iron is 100% absorbable and won’t do that. You can also add mag oxide to your vitamins and that will help as well.
  8. I find I have to switch things up drastically. I’ll do a super low carb low calorie day (like 700-800 cals), then a higher carb, higher calorie day (like 1200 cals), then back to 900 cals. Doing that almost always keeps me from stalling. I just never let my body get use to the same thing. It’s also what was recommended by my surgeons office/dietician if stalls happen.
  9. I had reflux pre-surgery due to an undiagnosed hiatal hernia. They found that during my EGD and repaired it during surgery. I’ve had zero issues with reflux post surgery. I think it might depend on why a person has GERD to begin with. If it’s hernia caused, it will likely not return due to the hernia being fixed. If you don’t have a hernia and have GERD I suspect it would be an issue post sleeve. The first is a mechanical issue (hernia) the second is something else (usually not enough enzymes, eating too much, etc).
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    How Fast is Fast Track

    Blossom can be as fast as two weeks or longer if you can’t schedule right away. It seems like their average is 4-6 weeks though from first contact to surgery.
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    When does energy return?

    This pretty much describes me. I’m 40 days post op.
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    Shoulder Pain 9 months post sleeve

    it sounds like gas and reflux and eating too fast. If it’s improving over time, my guess is it will continue to improve.
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    How Fast is Fast Track

    Blossom actually does take insurance. In order to by pass the insurance requirements I did out of pocket with blossom. I was 6 weeks start to finish but that had to do with when I could get scheduled. Afterwards, they billed my insurance for out of network benefits and my insurance paid out. I actually paid less then if I’d tried to do it locally with insurance. And I didn’t have the 6-9 month wait.
  14. You might consider going cash pay to blossom bariatric in Las Vegas. I also had a high deductible plan. My out of pocket was 9999 and they billed my insurance for out of network coverage and my insurance still paid $5k out of pocket. That 10k covered literally everything including 5 nights of hotel and daily transportation. Blossom is amazing! And so worth it to stay in the US. They do require you have someone stay with you but you can actually pay $350 and they’ll have someone stay the week with you. The surgery is worth it. Do it! I’ve not read of one person regretting it. The only regret I’ve heard people have is that they didn’t do it ten years earlier. I feel the same way.
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    Blossom Bariatrics

    I had surgery at Blossom on March 12. I am currently 24lbs lost at 38 days post op. All I can say is, that place is amazing! My sister is a healthcare worker and went with me. She was so impressed with every single thing they did. After surgery there is a fb group that you can join that is just for blossom patients for support and access to blossom employee help. Worth every penny and flying for. From the hotel, to the drivers, surgery staff, etc. 100% perfect with zero complaints. I haven’t met anyone yet that was unhappy with them.

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