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cheryl o

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    cheryl o reacted to liveaboard15 in BCBS Federal   
    Nah... Finding out that bariatric surgery is specifically excluded is what sucks lol. rather buy me a new jetski with my $20K lol
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    cheryl o reacted to Aliana Wood in How to manage menstrual pain post surgery?   
    Wondering how other people manage period pain after surgery.
    Before surgery, I would use iBuprofen and that worked perfectly. I would take a couple and it would completely get rid of my pain. Cramps, back aches, discomfort. All gone.
    Now, after surgery, I'm not allowed to take it anymore, so I tried Tylenol and it simply doesn't work as well for me when it comes to managing period pain.
    Are there any other options?
  3. Congrats!
    cheryl o got a reaction from Patricia Bee in Before and After Pics   
    wow!!! congrats!!!

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    cheryl o got a reaction from kalmond6 in Surgery is almost 6 months out   
    congratulations! yes the hunger will go away. Are you having the sleeve or bypass? I had the bypass on November, and my hunger shut down for 2 weeks. Now i feel "hungry" but not like before, and a Protein Shake shuts it down. Its all mental and it is easy as you progress, good luck!!!

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    cheryl o reacted to kalmond6 in Surgery is almost 6 months out   
    Per my insurance, my surgery will most likely be in January 2023. I’m having to learn a lot and learn to Portion Control everything! I’m having moments of sadness at foods I may never enjoy again. Will the “hunger” feeling go a way even just a little bit?

    My nutritionist recommended this site. This is my first post so please go easy on me😁
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    cheryl o reacted to IWant ToDelete MyProfile in Doubling up on Protein   
    Hi all! I’m 8 days post op RNY and I have a question that I haven’t found the answer to while googling. I’ll call my nutritionist tomorrow and ask but just wondering if it’s possible to add Protein Powder to my pre-mixed shakes? Or is that too much Protein at once? I’m having a hard time drinking as many Protein Shakes as I need but I just can’t fit them in. Between drinking all the Water and waiting 30min before and after the day gets way from me. I have a shake in the morning like 8am and I’m still full by 2-3pm.
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    cheryl o reacted to kcuster83 in Gallbladder   
    Whew! Medications in the US are ridiculous! Especially the really important ones, like that keep you alive. But yet, pain meds etc. are pennies.
    That is all I will say, before I get on a serious rant!
    Luckily my surgery was covered by insurance so I hit my MAX out of pocket and I don't pay anything for the rest of the year. For meds, copays or appointments. Even with insurance I have a 7,000 bill I am chiseling away at.
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    cheryl o got a reaction from Summermoose in Pre-Op Emotions   
    I had SAME thoughts! But you know what? Once you start dropping the pounds fast, it changes your mindset, and its EASY to eat what your dietician recommends. Its easier to eat healthy, and choose better options. Because you will "see" that you do not want to go back to before surgery. And yes, i cheat, had a slice of pizza, these heavy foods, give you stomach pain because of the high carbs/fats and you learn to not crave them and eat much less of junk. I had my RNY on Nov 2021, down 107lbs, and you will love it! Keep us updated! You got this!

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    cheryl o got a reaction from Summermoose in Pre-Op Emotions   
    I had SAME thoughts! But you know what? Once you start dropping the pounds fast, it changes your mindset, and its EASY to eat what your dietician recommends. Its easier to eat healthy, and choose better options. Because you will "see" that you do not want to go back to before surgery. And yes, i cheat, had a slice of pizza, these heavy foods, give you stomach pain because of the high carbs/fats and you learn to not crave them and eat much less of junk. I had my RNY on Nov 2021, down 107lbs, and you will love it! Keep us updated! You got this!

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  10. Congrats!
    cheryl o got a reaction from Patricia Bee in Before and After Pics   
    wow!!! congrats!!!

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    cheryl o got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in Protein HELP   
    im 7 mos out and still use the fairlife shakes as my replacement. i agree its sn investment till you can eat more, but thats my issue. It causes too much pain.

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    cheryl o got a reaction from FarfelDiego in Regrets ?   
    wow!!!! im 7 mos down 105lb!! Congrats to us both!

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    cheryl o got a reaction from Summermoose in Pre-Op Emotions   
    I had SAME thoughts! But you know what? Once you start dropping the pounds fast, it changes your mindset, and its EASY to eat what your dietician recommends. Its easier to eat healthy, and choose better options. Because you will "see" that you do not want to go back to before surgery. And yes, i cheat, had a slice of pizza, these heavy foods, give you stomach pain because of the high carbs/fats and you learn to not crave them and eat much less of junk. I had my RNY on Nov 2021, down 107lbs, and you will love it! Keep us updated! You got this!

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    cheryl o got a reaction from nursejanet95 in New here   
    keep us updated when you have your surgery ! Congratulations!!!!!

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    cheryl o reacted to SleeveDiva2022 in Found this and thought it would be helpful to those who are pre op and post op   
    This has meal plans for liquid diet, post op diet, pouch reset, "get back on track", weight management, etc... I bookmarked it, and wanted to share it in case it might help someone else.
    https://store.bariatricpal.com/pages/meal-plans-for-back-on-track-weight-loss-diet#recipes-meal-plans-diets-12192
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    cheryl o got a reaction from nursejanet95 in New here   
    keep us updated when you have your surgery ! Congratulations!!!!!

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    cheryl o reacted to nursejanet95 in New here   
    Hello everyone! My name is Janet and I am new here. Just started my 2 week prepping diet this am. Surgery is on the 14th of June in Mexico and I’m having the sleeve done. Any important information y’all have gleaned from your own experience to pass on Would be helpful.
    CW 254 GW 140-150. I’m 5’7
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    cheryl o reacted to EastcoastUSvsg in Protein HELP   
    Protein Powder is the worst. I'm still in pureed stage so I've been buying Fairlife shakes; expensive but they taste good and are 30 grams each. I figure it's an investment until I can eat more food.
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    cheryl o got a reaction from Summermoose in Pre-Op Emotions   
    I had SAME thoughts! But you know what? Once you start dropping the pounds fast, it changes your mindset, and its EASY to eat what your dietician recommends. Its easier to eat healthy, and choose better options. Because you will "see" that you do not want to go back to before surgery. And yes, i cheat, had a slice of pizza, these heavy foods, give you stomach pain because of the high carbs/fats and you learn to not crave them and eat much less of junk. I had my RNY on Nov 2021, down 107lbs, and you will love it! Keep us updated! You got this!

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    cheryl o got a reaction from Summermoose in Pre-Op Emotions   
    I had SAME thoughts! But you know what? Once you start dropping the pounds fast, it changes your mindset, and its EASY to eat what your dietician recommends. Its easier to eat healthy, and choose better options. Because you will "see" that you do not want to go back to before surgery. And yes, i cheat, had a slice of pizza, these heavy foods, give you stomach pain because of the high carbs/fats and you learn to not crave them and eat much less of junk. I had my RNY on Nov 2021, down 107lbs, and you will love it! Keep us updated! You got this!

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    cheryl o got a reaction from fourmonthspreop in First post op date   
    lol, pasta! That would not have not been a clean scenario. But yes, smoothies are perfect! Good luck!

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    cheryl o reacted to Recidivist in Regrets ?   
    More than three years out, and my only regret is that I didn't do it years earlier.
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    cheryl o reacted to josh2096jr in Regrets ?   
    No regrets, 6 months post op down 130lbs.
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    cheryl o reacted to Desafio in June surgeries? Tell me your preparations   
    Hi!
    I am schedule for surgery on 6/6. I am on day 4th of liquid diet. I did a trial last week to see how hard it was going to be. Last week was a mess, hunger pains, mood swing and being very tired. This week has been tolerable, still have hunger pains, but I have schedule going. 😀
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    cheryl o reacted to Songbyrd420 in June surgeries? Tell me your preparations   
    Where are you located? Im in Florida

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