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  1. Vanilla protein shakes - add 1 drop of edible essential oil (lime, grapefruit, lemon) Chocolate protein shakes - add some mint leaves or some peanut butter powder to make a reese's shake
  2. Can you stir in some unflavored protein powder into what you are eating? I can get 67g of protein in one shake by doing 3 scoops of cellucor protein drink, 1 scoop of naked whey, 1 scoop of collagen. After I started doing that my dietician of course told me to not go to more than 50g in one meal to protect kidneys.
  3. minimamaz00m

    WLS prep

    Hi All, I'm trying to figure out what I'll need after surgery and in the life thereafter so I can prepare myself. So far I have: gotten bariatric sized flatware and plates (livliga.com and little ceramic crocks) gotten a mug warmer for keeping my food warm while I take forever to eat it figured out my favorite protein shakes and have a good supply of my favorites gotten unflavored protein and chicken broth protein sampled vitamins and worked with my dietician to figure out the best regimen for at least the first 2 months Can you think of anything else you would do to prepare? Do you think I'll need a shower seat for showering after surgery or will it only last a few days and I can stink that long? Maybe will I need one of those wedge pillows for sleeping upright to prevent pain/nausea? Thanks!
  4. I wish I could find the actual numbers on this - but I've seen this in action. Husband - had a heart attack and I forget what else. He needed WLS, was 400+ lbs. He got RnY. Became a member of a hiking club. Got healthy. Wife stayed by his side through it all. 2 years later - Wife - found out she had celiac. Foods needed to be changed - wheat had to get out of the house. Tiny amounts of wheat could make her very sick. Husband left wife for a woman in the hiking club. Men are more likely to leave wives than wives to leave husbands because of health challenges. https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/why-sick-wives-increase-divorce-risk-not-sick-husbands/ I am divorced because in short, I had a life altering change 8 years ago and left him 5 years ago because he could not seem to get it in his head that I grew and didn't want to go back to my old ways. (We were married 27 yrs) He did not want to grow. He bullied me because of it. My eyes opened. He wouldn't go to counseling until after I had already fallen out of love with him and it was too late. It takes 2 to make a marriage work. I was not willing to go back to the way I was and he was not willing to grow with me. So I guess what I'm saying, is if he's willing to put in the work while you are going through your changes - to communicate with you and be the man who grows with you - you are going to have a great marriage that will make it. If he is going to stay stuck in his insecurity and not communicate or grow with you - you will both be miserable, or maybe just you will be - and eventually someone will leave. Or at least they should. Best of luck to you and I hope for the best possible outcome for you, emotionally and physically! Good for you for taking care of your body, to be on this earth longer for you and your loved ones!
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    Is dating a thing anymore?

    I am forever hopeful that the universe sends me someone who has also had WLS.
  6. minimamaz00m

    Last Dr visit

    I did years of research before even coming to the surgeon and was dead set on sleeve and thought nobody could sway me. But then I got all my doctors' opinions (yeah lots of comorbidities), and a few suggested RnY and had good reasons. I went a bit nuts on the internet looking at studies and thinking about how my weight likes to creep up silently because of menopause and decided that RnY would help more with that "creep" than the sleeve, I also like how I might "dump" to discourage me from overindulging when I lose my willpower. I also don't want to get sleeve and then get GERD and have to get a revision. I had the "pill stuck in my throat" feeling when I was taking an antibiotic a few months ago and I HATED IT SO MUCH. I want to do this once. Who knows what my insurance will be like in a few years. But... you do you! My good friend got sleeve 5 years ago and is so successful.
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    Hit a rough patch

    I got into MMORGs with EQ, then WoW, and now SWTOR. Really like SWTOR 🙂 if you want to play with me message me and make a character on Star Forge 🙂
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    Back and Forth, Very Nervous

    Every time I got pregnant, I gained 60 and lost 30 lbs after the baby was born. Each time I thought I couldn't weigh any more than this. BMI was about 30. Then perimenopause hit. I crept up about 1-5 lbs per month. 5 years ago I was at BMI 33. Then I got a divorce, laid off, one of my kids was in and out of the hospital, and full menopause - BMI 42. Is my life going to get easier? Maybe. But I need help. Even if I could lose 10 lbs a year steadily like that I would be dead before I could even get back down to BMI 30 from one of my comorbidities. I wanted to get a sleeve gastrectomy done when I was at BMI 33 but my insurance wouldn't cover it and I couldn't afford it. I went to a few dieticians and I couldn't lose an ounce. I wished that I would have changed employers right then and there so I could have gotten one and my life would be much different now and I wouldn't be wearing 3x and 4x clothes. This blob of a body does not feel like me, it feels like an alien has grown around me. So that's a bunch of personal stuff and your life is hopefully going to be much happier than mine was but, if I were you, while your insurance covers it, I would do it. Find a reputable surgeon in a center of excellence so that you have a very low chance of something awful happening, who will have great dieticians to help you along your journey, and do it. Don't cry in your protein shakes like I am.
  9. I am also appalled that she made you purchase it during your appointment ... very unprofessional. I use Celebrate Vitamins protein and they are whey protein isolate also.
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    Hair Loss!

    I used Collagen Peptides to help my hair after mine was falling out in the handfuls after a different health issue. It is the shock to the system that is making your hair fall out and it will start growing back once your body is back to equilibrium. Mine just got thinner, didn't leave in clumps or anything - but it was concerning seeing a ferret in the bottom of my shower every time I washed my hair!
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    2 week before sleeve sugery and just stopped smokinh

    Even if you tell her you don't smoke, my surgeon does a lab to check if you've been smoking just before surgery, and will not operate if it's detected. Every surgeon is different though. It's worth asking the question and getting a straight answer, including how long it would take to get out of your system, and if they would let you be on a patch and weaning down.
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    Protein powder

    I use Naked Whey to put extra protein in my drinks. Or are you looking for an unflavored clear protein? I just ordered Celebrate Vitamins' Unflavored Protein with probiotics and hoping that it works well for adding protein to yogurt/etc.
  13. Wow 5 years! That is a lot. I thought it was after the sleeve healed. Good to know!
  14. If you want to get a DS to start with, do they do it all in one procedure or do they do a sleeve first, wait x amount of time, and then do the DS? How long is the period between?
  15. It's only 2 weeks out!!!!! I'm so excited for you! I am still waiting for my surgery date.