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happilylacey

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About happilylacey

  • Rank
    Intermediate Member
  • Birthday September 5

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Reading, Baking, Swimming, Camping
  • Occupation
    IT Business Relationship Manager
  • City
    Phoenix
  • State
    Arizona

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  1. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Hey guys I'm back to check in. To those of you still on the preOp diet and those of you worrying about what the future may hold: I had my surgery 9/10, am almost 2 weeks out and while there are some things I am dealing with that I will share, all of this has been so worth it. I had the gas pains after surgery and while they seriously made me question what the heck I had gotten my self into, I forced myself to walk and stretch as much as I could and they dissipated pretty quickly (1-2 days). My reaction to the anesthesia was pretty rough, I was tachycardic and had to be put on oxygen for a bit after coming to. It took me at least a full 12 hours to be totally awake and get rid of the weakness in my legs. And lastly, today marks 27 full days where my intake has been liquid (including preOp diet) so I feel a little spacey and weak sometimes. BUT, I get better every day, can walk further every day, my clothes get looser every day, and only have 8 more days til I can have my first taste of soft foods - gonna go for an egg with a bit of avocado I think... Now for the hard numbers - I weighed myself this morning to get accurate numbers. I weighed 245 at the beginning of LRD and weighed in at 218 today - down 27 pounds. I already see a huge difference in my face and want to cry that I waited even this long to make this decision for myself. I am an overthinker and worrier by nature, so if you are doubting or are worried and want to talk, I am willing to talk it through with you. This is one of those times when you gotta take the leap of faith and trust that you have the drive to follow the plan and make this happen. The anticipation is killer but being in it and doing it, you're able to focus on the steps to take to be successful and it feels incredible to be doing something so productive for yourself.
  2. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Speaking of recovery to-dos: Anyone have any good book or show recommendations for recovery? I like urban fantasy and thrillers. I am finishing up the CurseBreakers series and in the last month I have also read these that I recommend: -ACOTAR (A Court of Thorns and Roses) Series -All the Mercy Thompson and Alpha/Omega Series by Patricia Briggs -Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld (I've read these probably 7 times through now) Next on my to read is From Blood and Ash...but I am open to all suggestions because I go through them quickly.
  3. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Oh my gosh! People have 4 week ones? I'm on Day 6 and I think I'm doing better today but I definitely think I will be cured of a sweet tooth... Last night I tried Chicken broth, cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and a hit of cholula and then drained it so there was no cilantro actually in it - just the flavor but it was bomb.com after so many sweet shakes. I don't know anyone firsthand, so what kind of stories have you heard? Just not being able to do the surgery because your liver is in the way?
  4. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    That's great to hear, Congrats!
  5. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    That is so true. Even my books were full of food descriptions. But now that I'm on Day 6, I think I'm in a groove and its not so bad anymore
  6. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Yeah, totally understandable, but liver shrinking can be accomplished even with a dinner meal of lean meat and non starchy veggies. We were curious why some of us have to do only 3 shakes a day, nothing else when others have no LSD, and others are kinda in the middle - 2 shakes and a healthy dinner.
  7. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Ugh sorry to hear it. I'm on Day 5 and I am so hangry. The first 4 days were worse though, I think I'm feeling slighlty better. Except for the random bouts of dizziness
  8. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Totally. And you might be in surgery now, so good luck! Let us know how it went!!
  9. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Yeah, that's very interesting! I almost wonder if they want you to lose as much as possible before surgery to show their weight loss rates being higher, but I might be a tad too cynical there 😕
  10. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Ignore my earlier reply asking for an update! I've been off the forum. Congrats!! Just days away!!
  11. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Thanks BretBMF! I'm glad it's not too long as the hospital is almost 2 hours from me. Did you ever get an update on a date?
  12. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Wow that's interesting that you don't have to do any preOp. Ok that will be here before you know it!
  13. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Oh gotcha. How was that class? I haven't gotten any details other than I need to go on Sept 7th. Good luck, hope you get good news!!
  14. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    Yeah, pretty much. I'm worried that I'm still gonna be as hungry as I am now, and that its not going to take. So I'm glad theres this huge community to talk to.
  15. happilylacey

    September Surgery Buddies!!

    That's awesome, great job!

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