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ladyJ2198

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    ladyJ2198 reacted to MandoGetsSleeved in How long after gastric sleeve did you wait to drink   
    Will probably get slammed for this one... But... My birthday was exactly 1 month after my sleeve and I had a drink. Just one and I mixed Vodka with Diet Cranberry. Honestly, I was surprised that I didn't want more than one since I was a somewhat heavy drinker before surgery.
    It's very strange to me as someone who really enjoyed social drinking that I now prefer Water over anything else.


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    ladyJ2198 reacted to beechgal in How long after gastric sleeve did you wait to drink   
    I was 3 months after surgery.
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to Pookyl in How long after gastric sleeve did you wait to drink   
    I was told no drinking until I reach maintenance stage although they would prefer it if I never drank again.
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to catwoman7 in How long after gastric sleeve did you wait to drink   
    RNY here (so not sleeve). However, all patients (VSG and RNY) at my clinic were told to wait a year. I waited three years, but then, I never was much of a drinker. I probably have a glass of wine two or three times a year now (and I can definitely feel it after just one glass!)
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    ladyJ2198 got a reaction from DwGirl in How long after gastric sleeve did you wait to drink   
    I am going to Vegas in 2 weeks, I’m not a drinker but I’m sure I will want to enjoy some drinking. When is it ok to drink? I had surgery 7/14
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    ladyJ2198 got a reaction from NovaLuna in 7:14 Sleeved   
    Thank you , I just had in my mind one way it would be and it turned out to be another so it’s sometimes a struggle
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to mrsC1971 in Nervous   
    Thank you for your words I appreciate your words. 🙏🏼 ❤️ surgery has been changed to an earlier time. Have to be there 530am 🙊
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to Arabesque in 7:14 Sleeved   
    Congrats on having your surgery & your weight loss so far.
    You likely aren’t doing anything wrong. Generally, the less you have to lose the slower you’ll lose. But, we all lose at our own rate. Some at similar height, age & weight will lose very quickly, others will lose very slowly. Our age, genetics, gender, health, personal weight loss history, type of surgery, etc. all impact our progress. There is no right or wrong speed just as long as you’re losing.
    Stick to your program. Do the work. You will lose your weight & get to your goal just in your time. Just watch those numbers decrease, your clothes to get too big, your health to improve & enjoy your progress.
    Good luck.
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to NovaLuna in 7:14 Sleeved   
    Considering you started at a lower weight compared to many others (my surgery weight was 321) you are actually doing REALLY good! I lost 59 pounds in the first three months (and I was 63 pounds heavier than you on surgery day) and you've lost 36 so far. I also admittedly had a different surgery than you though I do have a sleeved stomach with my surgery. Honestly, you shouldn't feel discouraged at all, you're doing amazing! Be proud!
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    ladyJ2198 got a reaction from Melanie Vandergriff in Protein shakes   
    I’m one month post op I’m doing 310Nutriton I love it and it’s only 90 or 110 calories
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to LilLadyA in POST OP BLUES   
    I'm just ready to feel like it's worth it because at this point I'm just so depressed about it 😔
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    ladyJ2198 got a reaction from Maggiep in Hunger during post-op liquid diet? How do you cope?   
    I had my surgery 7/14 and I was doing the same thing lol I would eat the tuna or egg salad like the devil egg filing it was great it got me through
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    ladyJ2198 got a reaction from Maggiep in Hunger during post-op liquid diet? How do you cope?   
    I had my surgery 7/14 and I was doing the same thing lol I would eat the tuna or egg salad like the devil egg filing it was great it got me through
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    ladyJ2198 got a reaction from LilLadyA in POST OP BLUES   
    The first 4 days I asked myself why I did it bc no one told me the pain would be so bad , maybe I just did not do enough research, then I hated the liquid diet the worse but not I’m 5 weeks out and 18 pounds down (which I think is minimal) but I’m glad I did give it time your regrets will disappear
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to LilLadyA in Hunger during post-op liquid diet? How do you cope?   
    I had surgery on 8/11... not going to lie I had puréed tuna with low-fat mayo and lemon juice blended all together... it was amazing. I know it's a little early. But I did great with it surprisingly. Only ate about an oz though.
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to summerset in Is this it?   
    Your BMI is 25.5 - why are you scared that "this is it"? You're at a normal weight already.
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    ladyJ2198 got a reaction from STLoser in GERD before surgery advice   
    I have Gerd I take 40mg of Prilosec a day before surgery 7/14 I had the sleeve. I was warned it could get much worse but it actually got better. I haven’t had heartburn once and I barely take my medicine anymore lol
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    ladyJ2198 got a reaction from ChubRub in How often do you weigh?   
    That’s no lie lol I’m the same way, I have a scale in the kitchen and in the bathroom! I’m on the scale 10 times a day lol I’m 5 weeks post op I’m losing so slow ugh
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to ChubRub in How often do you weigh?   
    Daily...before I pee...after I pee...before I poop...after I poop! It's all for science of course!!! LOL!!!
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to vanessa.0419 in Shapewear   
    I'm 16 days post op and my nurse said we can start wearing them when out stiches have healed up.. I plan on doing that when I'm all healed on the outside lol

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    ladyJ2198 reacted to futurefinemama in Clothes!   
    I've worn leggings and long shirts and maxi dresses. But I work remote most days, so I don't have a need for office wear yet.
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to Mr Alley Gator in Drive to Eat vs. Actual Hunger   
    We all have been there and most of us are still there. Yesterday for the first time since my surgery I ordered a subway sub. No freaking reason why, Just wanted to do something naughty -- yes i ate the six inch, In the old days could take down to 12 s easy.
    Its a Mind Games, it was just such a habit for all of us for decades that we just follow a pattern. I will say this it does get easier. I am a trained culinary guro, I cook now for taste and quality for myself, Focusing on wild high end stuff to meet my addiction to food, and to keep my mind going. At the same time i will cook for my teanagers and there friends in USA normal size big portions loaded with Carbs and such. They are both in great shape and need the carbs for cross fit.
    It will get easy just look at food as a skilled Hobby not a addiction
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to ladyJ2198 in Shapewear   
    Hi Any ladies wear Shapewear after gastric sleeve surgery! I am almost 4 weeks post op and I’m wondering how long I have to wait!!!! TIA
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to Lily66 in Postop without narcotic pain meds   
    My Dr. sent me home with liquid Gabapentin, liquid Tylenol and Zofran sublingual. He stressed it was imperative that I especially take the GABAPENTIN AS DIRECTED and UNTIL FINISHED. It really helps with nerve pain, and staying on schedule with it keeps your body AHEAD of any pain that may arise👌.

    Just as you are, I was concerned about whether it would adequately address the pain, and it totally did. It was all I needed, and didn’t even have narcotic pain meds in the hospital. I walked, walked, walked as soon as I could and had not even a hint of the gas pain I’ve heard so much about. I can honestly say the only pain I had was getting in and out of bed, so I chose to sleep in a cushy yet supportive recliner for nearly 2 weeks. Wearing a binder and keeping a small pillow close by to hold your tummy as you get up and down, is also helpful.
    Another good reason for not taking narcotic pain meds is constipation. Trust me, you want NO help bringing that on😬!!!!
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    ladyJ2198 reacted to Arabesque in First period after gastric sleeve   
    This is pretty common. It’s because of the flush of hormones being released into your bloodstream. As you lose weight, the oestrogen that was stored in your fat is released which causes the difficult periods - heavy, bad pmt, irregular, etc.
    Being menopausal, I had the reverse situation. All the oestrogen stopped my menopausal symptoms. Unfortunately, now I’m in maintenence & all the stored oestrogen is gone, the hot flushes are back.
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