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Leslie F

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    Leslie F reacted to Wickerbuni in My husband doesn't want me to have surgery   
    I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get back on here. I've been jumping through hoops all over the place.
    I just got my surgery date for January 28th.
    Husband still insists I don't need the surgery but he has finally stopped saying we don't need to be together if I do have it.
    Not sure what he is going to be like after I have the surgery, but if he continues to be, or becomes a real jerk like he was again...I will leave him. Life is too short to be unhappy and be with a person who treats their spouse like this.

    Thank you all for taking the time to read my post and answer it too. I appreciate the support. I will be back soon. :)
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    Leslie F got a reaction from Smanky in My husband doesn't want me to have surgery   
    Sounds like this is HIS problem. Without knowing him, it sounds as though he's insecure about himself.
    Advice from an old retired RN- your health comes first. You do YOU.

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    Leslie F got a reaction from Smanky in My husband doesn't want me to have surgery   
    Sounds like this is HIS problem. Without knowing him, it sounds as though he's insecure about himself.
    Advice from an old retired RN- your health comes first. You do YOU.

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    Leslie F got a reaction from GradyCat in Just not hungry.   
    13 weeks sleeve post op. A little Hair loss just began but that's ok.
    I am just not hungry. The thought of eating a meal makes me sick to my stomach (literally.)
    I'm losing 1-2 pounds a week. sleeping well. Feel fine. But living on greek yogurt and Protein Shakes and applesauce with added collagen. Oh- some fruit and nuts too.
    Is this ok or am I developing some eating disorder? Anyone else in the same boat?
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    Leslie F reacted to lizonaplane in Water water water   
    I was able to take pretty big mouthfuls by a few weeks out. But, I don't think it's so much the size of the mouthful as how much you bring the cup/mug/bottle/etc to your lips. I find when I'm at home I'm great about getting my fluids in because I keep it right next to me and pick it up every few minutes. When I'm at the mall or whatever, it's much harder because I hate carrying things (I don't even carry a purse).
    I have found since surgery that plain Water just isn't as appealing anymore (I used to love it) and neither is diet soda. I use the Starburst and Great Value brand sugar free drink flavoring packets (like Crystal Light, but I don't like that brand) and instead of adding to 16oz of water I add it to 24 oz of water. I also drink a ton of hot tea. These things help me drink more.
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    Leslie F reacted to NoSugarJustWater in Newbie   
    How did the relationship change? Like did you lose intrest in it?

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    Leslie F got a reaction from Smanky in My husband doesn't want me to have surgery   
    Sounds like this is HIS problem. Without knowing him, it sounds as though he's insecure about himself.
    Advice from an old retired RN- your health comes first. You do YOU.

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    Leslie F got a reaction from cheryl o in 5 days post op bypass and I ate half a cookie   
    5 weeks post sleeve and I've been physically hungry all day. I've not yet felt this.
    Made a pizza for the teenager and i had 3 bites. It's sitting like the dough ball that it is in my pouch. I feel awful.
    Lesson learned, i hope!

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    Leslie F got a reaction from LISS011 in Water water water   
    I used to guzzle it and could get in a gallon day. Sipping? I struggle to get 32 ounces. Any hints?
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    Leslie F got a reaction from Smanky in My husband doesn't want me to have surgery   
    Sounds like this is HIS problem. Without knowing him, it sounds as though he's insecure about himself.
    Advice from an old retired RN- your health comes first. You do YOU.

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    Leslie F got a reaction from MiamiMama in Thanks to this forum I hit ONDERLAND today!!! 173 Days Post OP   
    Fantastic news!!! So happy for you!

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    Leslie F reacted to Leslie F in Breakfast ideas?   
    If you have a Lidl store nearby, they sell Fairlife in gallons!

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    Leslie F reacted to Jaye W in Breakfast ideas?   
    I often make an omelet with 1/4 cup of liquid egg whites, 2 oz of breakfast ham, 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup of pico de Gallo
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    Leslie F reacted to Crystal CW in Breakfast ideas?   
    I search Pinterest for some ideas for soft food and beyond and found some great Soup recipes and such a variety of thing made in muffin cups, so just the right size. I’m only 9 days post op, so still full liquids, but looking forward to different flavors next week.  Search Bariatric diet. 
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    Leslie F reacted to Candace76 in Breakfast ideas?   
    When I moved on from the liquid phase I started with Oikos Triple Zero yogurt, farina Cereal with almond milk, sweetener & cinnamon. During the soft food stage, I added scrambled eggs.
    When I moved on to the modified regular diet, I had eggs with other cooking methods, high protein/ low carb Bagels with light cream cheese, oatmeal with mashed banana or sweeter & cinnamon. I have also had Protein waffles & pancakes with sugar-free Syrup.
    I recently purchased the Keto bread from Aldi and had that toasted with egg & cheese for the first time today. I often still start the day with a Protein Shake, just to make sure I get that protein in.
    I think I want to start making smoothies with some fruits, veggies, & added protein now that I am getting close to 3 months out. I hope you get some good ideas! It is helpful to hear what others eat!
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    Leslie F reacted to bufbills in Breakfast ideas?   
    1/3 cup cottage cheese with a tablespoon of oikos insteadof fruit. That's what I do.
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    Leslie F reacted to Arabesque in Breakfast ideas?   
    I understand the not being interested in eating as I was the same. Wasn’t hungry either but I knew I had to eat to get nutrients into my body. I’d decided I wouldn’t rely on supplements & shakes but get everything I needed from what I ate. I ate scrambled eggs or rolled oats from when I was allowed - purée & soft foods stages - & tossed the shakes. You probably do need to start adding some solid ‘real’ foods into your diet especially if you’re weak & shaky . Try some thick vegetable & meat Soups then some slow cooked stews & braises (perfect with your weather cooling now). You won’t eat much but you have to get your tummy used to digesting solid food again.
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    Leslie F reacted to catwoman7 in Breakfast ideas?   
    P.S. my standard breakfast is Greek yogurt topped with a few berries
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    Leslie F reacted to catwoman7 in Breakfast ideas?   
    nothing wrong with having a Protein Shake for breakfast. I know several bariatric patients who've had those for breakfast for years because they can't stomach solid food first thing in the morning.
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    Leslie F reacted to Elidh in Breakfast ideas?   
    When you are able to eat solids, I loved chaffles for breakfast!
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    Leslie F reacted to vikingbeast in Breakfast ideas?   
    I still drink a Protein Shake every morning (Fairlife chocolate for me, tastes like chocolate milk).
    But you could make a scrambled egg, just don't overcook it so it gets all hard and chewy. Or perhaps a little Cream of Rice in a cup of chicken broth (kind of like congee if you get the proportions just so). Or "not refried" Beans puréed with a little of their broth and some onion and chile, if you want something a little heartier.
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    Leslie F reacted to Splenda in Breakfast ideas?   
    Yeah, my go-to on weekdays is a 30-gram ready make shake (either Ensure or Premier Protein). The increased Protein (Carnation is 13g) would help keep you full. I drink mine around 7:30 and don't start to feel any hunger until 11.
    If you need something else, like a small snack to get you through to lunch, I would get Breakstones cottage cheese (comes in an individual package like yogurt does) or individual servings of plain Greek yogurt (you could add some of the Carnation powder to it to increase protein and make it tastier).
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    Leslie F reacted to ShoppGirl in Breakfast ideas?   
    The first thing I tried was scrambled eggs. But even at 7 months out my go to is premiere Protein Shake caffe latte. It fills me up till lunch. I’m not sure carnation instant breakfast has as much Protein in it. If not you could add extra Protein Powder or switch to Protein Shakes.
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    Leslie F reacted to lindseylovesdogs in September Surgery Buddies!!   
    mine is September 14th in NJ
    no preop diet aside from clear liquid the day before
    still waiting for ekg and bloodwork results. and to see if I got my pcp clearance

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    Leslie F got a reaction from plepine in GENEPRO GEN 2 PROTEIN COUNT EXPLAINED ONCE AND FOR ALL!   
    You can pound quickly!? Not me. I vomit. 16 days and I baby that pouch with baby sips all day.

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