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About Neensyb

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  • Birthday 10/25/1972

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  1. Neensyb

    Difficulty with vomiting

    I found half and half apple juice and water so much easier on the stomach, no pain and settled the nausea.
  2. Neensyb

    January 2021 anyone?

    Believe me, the pre op diet gets easier by the day. Good luck for your surgery. [emoji16]
  3. Neensyb

    January 2021 anyone?

    I promise it gets better very quickly
  4. Neensyb


    I had coffee within the first week. I usually drink it black but started with a dash of milk in it. I had surgery 2 weeks ago tomorrow and I am back to black coffee already.
  5. Neensyb

    30 second elevator interview

    I'm a 48y/o mum of 2 adult sons and 2 pre-teen stepsons, working in IT on the sunny Gold Coast in Australia. I'm direct but compassionate, very focused on my goals, a bit of a larrakin, and place the utmost importance on our family unit, and showing care for other people.
  6. Neensyb

    So. Much. Burping.

    Warning, TMI..... I have belched and burped since surgery, and have a lot of flatulence. Thank god it doesn't smell, but I have to be careful it isn't a little moist..... sorry. As for bowel movements....two very small, extremely hard and painful motions onky, in 11 days. Sigh....
  7. Neensyb

    4-5 weeks post food consumption yucky feel

    Great suggestion. I struggle with my last meal, so I might try this tonight from 6pm and take a couple of hours to sip through it.
  8. 10 Days post op.  Wow, what a journey so far.

    Pre op was straightforward, over the Christmas and New Year period but I was ok with that. 

    Day of op, pretty stunned really, was I doing the right thing.  A quick nervous wee before I was put under and VOILA...done.

    Day 1 and 2 post was a freaking mess.  Mentally that is.  Lots of questions, lots of doubts, lots of fear.....then day 3 came and bingo I felt so much better, about 80%.


    Skip to Day 10.  I am feeling pretty satisfied most of the time, not really hungry.  My skin is amazing.  The weight is literally dropping off but I'm under no disillusionment that this will slow considerably shortly.  I have started to experiment with different liquids and found I absolutely despise liquidised meat.   YUCK.

    My belly scars are almost gone, but they have left a little lump and they can be tender.  I wouldn't call it sore.

    I am managing to get my protein up just over 60g a day, but that's with the help of two scoops of protein powder in my liquid meals.  Drinking sitting directly upright is my only comfortable option which is ok, and I've learned to love jelly/jello.  

    Biggest changes?  Confidence.  Libido (yep, it's back with a vengeance after being dormant for about 5 years).  Energy increase.  Clothes starting to fit better.

    Biggest disappointment?  I really don't have anything to be disappointed about except I didn't do it sooner.  

    Biggest surprise?  How quickly I have recovered and am seeing results.  


    1. Band_Irl


      Wow congrats! You sound like your doing amazing.

      I am in tomorrow morning for lapband and hoping for the same kind of recovery. I am not even going down the road of liquid meat 🤢.

      Can I ask what you had done?

    2. Neensyb


      I had the sleeve done on 4th Janyary. No regrets whatsoever.

  9. Neensyb

    January 2021 anyone?

    Yep! Me too. Had it done on 4th Jan, doubted myself until the moment I went under and two days after. Now, I am 7kgs down, feel more energy than I have for years, and am so very pleased I had it done.
  10. I add protein powder to my breakfast smoothie, and it's 100% tasteless.
  11. Today I'm going to hit my protein minimum of 60g!!! Finally.... though I am having a tasteless protein supplement in my meals. I've attached a photo of the brand I buy. It honestly has no taste, smell or texture at all, so can be added to absolutely anything.
  12. I think you can only do it from the site not the app.
  13. Neensyb

    November 2020 sleevers

    Blimey, I am struggling to make 500cals a day (I am day 10 post surgery).....i know i know, patience [emoji16]
  14. Neensyb

    December 2020

    I'm in Qld and my doc wouldn't release me to anyone but my nominated person (husband). He spoke to him about what to look out for. I guess different surgeons do it different ways.
  15. Neensyb

    Post- Surgery Self Care

    I am in Australia so brands may differ. Pop into your pharmacy/drug store and tell them what you need and why. Your wounds (if having a VSG) will be uo to 1.5 inches long and you will have up to 6 wounds maximum. I had 5, three tiny, 2 just over an inch long. Candles or scented oil....ooh yes. That was another one. My amazing husband got me a new Lush vaporiser for Christmas from my stepsons, and some lavendar oils. It really helped me stay calm and settled.