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stacer12

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. So I’m getting annoyed by all of the comments and questions from people on my weight loss. I’m not comfortable sharing the fact that I had weight loss surgery, but I work in a VERY large medical office and literally every day somebody is commenting on my weight loss and asking what I’m doing. I don’t even know some of these people; I only know they work for our office because of their name tag. I was giving short non-committal answers, but people insist on continuing to ask questions. It’s gotten to the point that employees are approaching my assistant and asking her how I’m losing weight. I’m just over it. I can’t be too short or blunt with my responses because then I’LL be the one to get in trouble with HR (I know this from previous experience). My husband thinks I should give every person who asks about my weight loss method a different answer. So tell one person I have a tapeworm, another person that an old gypsy woman put a curse on me, etc. So, I am requesting your assistance. What is the most outrageous, completely ridiculous reason you can think of that I can use to explain my weight loss?
  2. So I’m getting annoyed by all of the comments and questions from people on my weight loss. I’m not comfortable sharing the fact that I had weight loss surgery, but I work in a VERY large medical office and literally every day somebody is commenting on my weight loss and asking what I’m doing. I don’t even know some of these people; I only know they work for our office because of their name tag. I was giving short non-committal answers, but people insist on continuing to ask questions. It’s gotten to the point that employees are approaching my assistant and asking her how I’m losing weight. I’m just over it. I can’t be too short or blunt with my responses because then I’LL be the one to get in trouble with HR (I know this from previous experience). My husband thinks I should give every person who asks about my weight loss method a different answer. So tell one person I have a tapeworm, another person that an old gypsy woman put a curse on me, etc. So, I am requesting your assistance. What is the most outrageous, completely ridiculous reason you can think of that I can use to explain my weight loss? Edit: thank you to everyone who took the time to reply. However, I think I didn’t explain well enough. I’m not looking for “plausible” reasons for my weight loss. I’m looking for completely outlandish, obviously not true reasons to basically point out that they’re not going to get an answer from me because it’s none of their damn business. Also, I will NOT lie and say I have cancer or another illness. That is diminishing the experience of people who are dealing with those issues and it’s not right.
  3. I love these! I'm definitely going to start making a list and just giving everyone who asks a different answer. That way when they all gossip (cuz they will) they'll be so confused.
  4. LOL I’m definitely going to include that one in my list!
  5. I’ve had men come up to me in my office, interrupt what I’m doing, and just ask why I’m not smiling, and that I would look better if I would smile. Like why the hell would I be just sitting here smiling while I’m working on my computer? That would be f**king weird. And why would you say that to me? Would you tell a man the same thing? No, no you wouldn’t. I’m not a f**king trained chimp here for your entertainment or to make you feel better about yourself. Although if I were a chimp, I would at least have an excuse to fling poop at these people. That would be pretty awesome.
  6. Thank you for the recommendation, I just put that in my Amazon cart!
  7. I would love to, and I am very direct in general, but that combined with my resting b***h face has caused me to be “counseled” several times about how I’m “aggressive” when I interact with people (not in regards to this, but other things, as well). Cuz if you have a vagina you’re not allowed to be direct or you’re considered a b***h. If I’m not at work, I don’t give a ****, but this is literally happening multiple times a day in my workplace. Also, I asked the HR lady for tips on what to say to avoid me getting in trouble for being aggressive, and her advice was “just thank them.” Um, yeah, I’m not gonna do that.
  8. Other things we just came up with: Meth. It’s a good thing for these masks so nobody can see my teeth! Thoughts and prayers really DO work!
  9. stacer12

    2020-Apr-23-c

    That dress is amazing! Please tell me where it's from!
  10. stacer12

    IV fluids

    I'm having a really hard time getting any fluids in. Over the past month I was getting in maybe 8-12 ounces of water/fluids on a good day, so I obviously got very dehydrated, which subsequently made me nauseated, leading to less fluid intake, ad infinitum. I've really felt like garbage and have had no energy. I had a visit with the NP last week and she ordered IV fluids, so I got two liters a day for four days (Friday-Monday). I gained six pounds over the weekend just from IV fluids, and I definitely felt better, but I'm still not able to get fluids in so she wants me to get a PICC line and get IV fluids for at least the next week until I'm able to start increasing my oral fluid intake. Has this been an issue for anybody else? It's not just water I'm having a hard time with, although that is definitely the worse fluid to try and push right now. I used to chug water like crazy and I usually love ice water, but right now I just can't tolerate it.
  11. I won’t miss my extra chin(s).
  12. As of right now, everything is still on. I've always thought the no water after midnight thing was stupid. Water doesn't stay in your stomach for more than a couple hours, anyway, so the aspiration risk is minimal with water as long as you stop drinking it 2 hrs prior.
  13. My surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday the 12th, after being delayed for about a month. My surgeon seems to follow some different protocols from what I've seen a lot of other people post. I only have to follow my pre-op diet for one week, and it consists of two protein shakes a day then a small meal consisting of lean protein and veggies. I thought I would be tired and hangry, but my hunger has been pretty manageable and I actually feel physically better and less tired and achy than I did before starting the pre-op diet (I have an autoimmune disease and my GI doctor suspects I have mild Celiac disease so it could have something to do with not eating gluten). So, yay, I guess! He also wants me drinking lots of water the morning of surgery, up until about two hours before my scheduled start time, so that's definitely unusual.
  14. stacer12

    1 week away!!

    I'm scheduled for 05/12/2020, and I also have PCOS. Really hoping that we'll have an easier time after the sleeve!
  15. stacer12

    Finding the right doctor in San Antonio

    You need to be evaluated for GERD, as well as possibly seasonal allergies. Both of these things can cause a cough which is worse at night due to the chronic irritation to the back of your throat/esophagus. Plus the allergies here in San Antonio suck, and I would wager that the vast majority of people in the area suffer from them, even if they don't think they do.
  16. stacer12

    Silly plan

    I think that's a great idea! I would do something similar, but last year I KonMari'ed my clothes and am down to a pretty minimal capsule wardrobe of things that only fit me at my current weight (I pretty much wear black pants, a royal blue top, and a cardigan every day). My surgery is scheduled for 05/12/2020, so I know I'll need to buy some new clothes soon. However, other than my family and close friends, I don't want everybody and their mother knowing right now that I'm using surgery as a tool to help my weight loss. So my grand plan is I've bought clothes that are identical to my current wardrobe just in a couple of smaller sizes, so that way if people comment on my weight loss I can just say "I don't know what you're talking about, these are the same clothes I've always worn!" Plus having to wear a mask at work every day and basically isolating myself in my office is helpful, because I can just say "you just haven't seen my face for my months because of the COVID."
  17. I'm 38, 5'5" (ish) and 232. My sleeve is currently scheduled for 05/12/2020, so we're pretty close in stats and date!
  18. stacer12

    How Fast is Fast Track

    You might want to see if you can just pick up the paperwork and bring it to your cardiologist's office yourself (or have them email you the paperwork and bring it to your cardiologist). I am a provider in a medical office, and it is not uncommon for us to fax things multiple times, get fax confirmation, and still have the receiving office say they never got it (and vice versa, to be honest).
  19. Unfortunately my area is having a spike of cases of COVID19, so there are no elective surgeries happening. They actually even temporarily canceled all mediport placements for chemo patients (I work in an oncology clinic) until our surgeons complained because, you know, cancer patients sort of need their chemo.
  20. All elective surgeries in my area have been postponed. I would have had surgery sometime in the next couple weeks (I started the whole process on March 13) but as of right now my surgery is tentatively scheduled for May 12, although that is subject to change if current circumstances persist. Overall I know that two months from the very first appointment to date of surgery is quite fast, but I'm just sad that surgery could have been a month sooner. I'm just anxious to get this show on the road already!
  21. I'm in the same boat. My husband and I are both 38, and he has weighed the same thing since high school, around 130 pounds. He's muscular due to his job but very thin and lanky (but still in the normal BMI range). I don't think I will ever weigh less than him.
  22. I just read this thread from logicwand that might be helpful (is it allowed to link to another thread? I'm new here).
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