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ZZinBC

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About ZZinBC

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    Female
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    Victoria
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    BC

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  1. I am glad I stumbled on this. I had sleeve surgery on March 10th. I have hypothyroidism as well as PCOS. What I did not know is that pre surgery I was in a state of hyperthyroidism. The combination of the thyroid toxicity and anesthesia created what is known as a thyroid storm. I went into a hypertensive crisis, with tachycardia and AFib. Ultimately, I should not have been operated on without due care however, like many have already said, in one way or another, the thyroid is not taken seriously when it should be. That little gland is responsible for so much of our overall wellbeing. Learning what I learned through my post surgery experience, I am doing my due diligence to do as much educating as possible surrounding surgery and the thyroid. I had zero idea that being in the hyperthyroid state that I was (I had no symptoms) was as dangerous as it was when combined with anesthesia. I should have been a better advocate for myself. On the note of weight loss, it has been frustratingly slow. The first 3 weeks post surgery I did not lose anything. In hindsight, this is most likely because all thyroid medication was stopped, but it just goes to show you how much affect it has. I was consuming 300-400 calories (tracked) and it did not move the scale. My heart was broken. I am averaging about 1/2 pound a week of loss right now and that is at 700 calories. It is incredibly frustrating however I really think ultimately this is my chance to get my weight down albeit painfully slow. I hang onto the words of the people on here that talk about how slow their loss was but that they lost it over a year / a year and a half. This is important because my surgeon talks about how the weight has to come off in the first 6 months or it won’t. Those mentioned above are my hope! And thanks for posting about this topic too - I have found hope here!
  2. ZZinBC

    No Weight Loss

    Thank you for sharing your experience and for the support. 🙏🏼
  3. ZZinBC

    No Weight Loss

    I like that ‘re-calibrate’
  4. ZZinBC

    No Weight Loss

    I know it’s hard to understand right? I do however get it, your body is trying to save itself.
  5. ZZinBC

    No Weight Loss

    I like blasphemy, I’m a rebel at heart. I made the decision last week to stay off the scale but then thought oh I will check...not good. I will heed your advice and stick to my plan of the scale once a month. Many thanks for the feedback!
  6. ZZinBC

    No Weight Loss

    Totally get that especially because in my previous life I struggled with very disordered eating - months at a time with little to no food followed by bingeing. That’s years ago but still, perhaps our body doesn’t forget. Thanks for the feedback!
  7. ZZinBC

    No Weight Loss

    Thank you. It’s comforting to hear someone had the stall early. I appreciate the feedback!
  8. Hi! I had surgery on March 10th 2021. From 3 week Pre-op until now, I have lost a total of 19 pounds (nearing 6 weeks total time). I have not lost any weight in the last 10 days. I’ve spent a good period of time assuring myself by reading the great feedback on others posts about similar questions but, most suggest the 3 week stall and I have heard that the stall can happen 2-4 weeks post surgery. Has anyone ever heard of a stall basically right out of the gate? I am tracking - I am at 600 calories/day and 60g of protein. My Pre-Op Diet Start Weight was 257 and I am currently 238. Thanks in advance for the advice and feedback, a little challenging to not be discouraged!
  9. ZZinBC

    Any March 2021 Sleeve Patients?

    You got this! My surgeon is the same, 3 weeks pre-op of shakes and water only. I am just finishing up week 2 and yes, it has been a challenge but it’s so true that it gets easier. good luck fellow marcher!
  10. ZZinBC

    Any March 2021 Sleeve Patients?

    I’ve stocked up on: McCormick Bouillon cubes Outcast foods Unflavoured protein and other flavoured kinds Vega Brand protein Simply Delish Jel Desserts and Pudding mixes I’m vegan so if anyone is looking for plant based options there is a few 😊
  11. ZZinBC

    Any March 2021 Sleeve Patients?

    Makes us surgery triplets! may I ask why you had to have the abdominal and leg sonogram? Is this is pre-op requirement where you are? are you both on a 3 week pre-op diet? Here’s to the challenges ahead, may they strengthen us and fortify our resolve to live our best life!
  12. This is exactly what mine looks like and I cannot change the information. Anyone have any suggestions?
  13. ZZinBC

    Any March 2021 Sleeve Patients?

    You guys, this must have really sucked, to be denied part way through. Glad you’re giving it another round and I’ll be over here hoping for insurance clearance for you both!
  14. ZZinBC

    Any March 2021 Sleeve Patients?

    Congrats! And fast!
  15. ZZinBC

    Any March 2021 Sleeve Patients?

    I’m a Gemini too so definitely click with the twin thing 😉

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