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  1. Cherie04

    Can I see some before and after pics?

    These are such an inspiration. I'm 5 weeks out and have hit a stall, the scale did move some this morning, and I have been so discouraged. Every time I have lost weight in the past, I would stall after losing 20 lbs or so, and then gain 30. I love seeing the before and after pictures because I feel like with this tool, there is hope!! Thank you all for sharing.
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    Food Before and After Photos

    I read this entire post in Tabitha Brown's voice. "Like so, like that"!!! This looks delicious
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    What can I eat

    I'm actually choosing to not eat cereal right now. It's definitely been a weakness for me in the past, so I'm going to avoid it for a little while. My dietician recommended Cheerios, Special K or Bran Flakes with almond milk or low fat fairlife.
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    What can I eat

    Everyone's plan is different. I was sleeved on 12/9. My plan gradually adds food each week. This week I have been able to add canned tuna and chicken, baked fish, all cooked vegetables, fresh crab, and whole-grain cereals.
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    Haven’t lost weight

    I had surgery on 12/9. I've also lost 27 pounds. I've been stuck now for about a week. Everyone on here says that there is a normal stall around week 3-4. I stopped weighing daily and am now focusing on inches lost, new clothes I'm fitting into, and just trying to enjoy the journey. I would be lying if I said it didn't bother me, but I'm trying to not obsess over it!!!
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    I’m ALWAYS cold

    I have always been hot natured. Most of the time I would sleep with a blanket at all. Now I'm cold all of the time. I've had to buy a heater for under my desk at work. I now sleep with two blankets at night. I bring a jacket and gloves everywhere. I'm glad to not be hot, but this is crazy too!!!
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    One month post-op tomorrow. HW 263 SW 244 CW 218
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    Low calcium oxalate diet

    Bless your heart. I've had them twice and they were very painful. Praying you have a speedy recovery.
  9. I joined this group when I started my journey in July. I've read so many posts about the 3-4 week stall. I knew it was coming and I still wasn't prepared. I was sleeved on 12/9. I've been stuck at 218 for days....... I'm trying to focus on non-scale goals, but it's so hard not seeing it move!! How did you push through your stall???
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    What to bring to the hospital?

    Sleeved on 12/9. I brought my phone charger, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, an extra change of clothes, slippers, and chapstick. I was pretty minimalistic with packing. Wish I would have brought my pillow!!
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    Anxiety and Bariatric Surgery

    I have anxiety which has gotten worse in the last several months. My dr. adjusted my medicines and it has been very manageable. When I went for my EGD in September, I was very anxious, for no reason at all. So I knew when surgery day came, I would be anxious that day as well. I was sleeved on 12/9. I had no issues. By the time I made it to the preop area, they started my iv and started me on Versed and a Scopolamine Patch and I was fine. It all went by pretty quickly and I didn't have time to think about it. My anxiety hasn't been any different since surgery. I have been more irritable, but I'm sure that because my family is still eating food and I can't!!
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    Second day pain

    I'm a week out today. I have very little soreness at this point. Most of the pain I experienced days after surgery was because I was taking too big of sips. It's taken me a while to figure out my new sip size!! Walking has definitely helped me. I started back to work on Monday and I try to make a quick walk through our building every hour. Good luck!!
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    Requirements complete now what

    I would check with the office and see if they have submitted to your insurance. I know it took about 3 weeks for my insurance to respond.
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    Fear of Failure

    This is my biggest fear also. I was sleeved last Wednesday and have had a fairly easy recovery. I actually started back to work yesterday. I'm loving watching the scale go down. But I am so afraid that I'm going to fall back into my old ways eventually.
  15. I was sleeved on the 9th. Best of luck to you on this new journey. I can't wait to see where it takes us.
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    December 2020

    Thank you. I hope so. Today was better, but I still don’t feel like drinking anything. I hope this passes soon
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    December 2020

    Yesterday was surgery for me!! Dealt with a lot of nausea and gas pains last night. Today I’m just sore and ready to go home!!
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    New BCBC MA

    I have BCBS of MS. There were two different programs, a 3 month or 6 month program. I went with the 3 month program. I started the process in July and my surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. I had to have 4 appointments with my surgeon and 4 appointments with my nutritionist.
  19. I'm having the gastric sleeve done on Wednesday, December 9. I haven't had to do a preop diet until tomorrow. I'm starting to get excited!! Hard to believe it's finally here
  20. I'm having mine done on the 9th. I can not wait!!! Good luck!!
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    Sleeve. You?
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    December 2020

    I just got my call!!!!! Surgery is scheduled for December 9. I'm so excited!
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    Congratulations! I just got my surgery date, December 9. I can not wait!!
  24. I have BCBSMS. I would think that they would cover the sleeve since they would only be approving that 1. They also have a 90-day bariatric program. 4 meetings with the nutritionist and 4 with the surgeon. I just signed my final clearance papers with the surgeon yesterday and am just waiting to hear from their office on a date. Good luck to you.
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    Telling the Kids

    My son is 10. I told him and explained to him why and what was going to happen. He wasn't impressed!! His response was "As long as I don't have to look at your incisions!"