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SleeverSk

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    SleeverSk reacted to Nicki100 in Absolutely hate myself now   
    Just hold on - It really is normal to feel what you’re feeling. Once you see the weight continue to drop off, you will fell different. The recuperation from surgery is no joke. Since you have fasted for so long and (depending what your doctor instructed you are probably eating purée food), you have released all of the toxins from pre surgery. This is really a chemical change and you’ll feel not so good but it’s just for now-not for always.

    You will make it ! You will feel differently when you eat real food. One day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at time. You will make it and you’ll tell others that there is a light at the end of this journey. It will be alright.
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    SleeverSk reacted to SleeveDiva2022 in Absolutely hate myself now   
    If you truly didn't need the surgery, you wouldn't have been approved for it. What you're feeling is part of the healing process, and it'll pass. What specifically do you hate about the surgery? Is it the smaller portions? The Protein and Water requirements? The fact that you just won't be able to eat certain things? If you're healed 6 weeks out, you can start eating regular food again. Go slow and just enjoy the journey of exploring foods again. Maybe talk to your nutritionist, get some therapy. This will pass, even if it doesn't seem like it now.
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    SleeverSk reacted to suzannethemom in Absolutely hate myself now   
    Feelings of regret is completely normal and part of this journey. They refer to it as the “what have I done” stage. Our hormones are so out of whack for the first three months. You are not alone. I cried every day for the first two weeks after my sleeve surgery on April 12th. Today is the start of week 3 and instead of feeling sad, now I am in the angry stage. I’m sick and tired of my stupid food choices and eating the same boring things every day. I just want to eat like a normal person! I have to keep reminding myself that this is only temporary and part of the process.
    Have you thought about therapy? I think it would be really helpful for you to share your feelings of regret with a therapist. I saw a therapist for two years for help with depression and a binge eating disorder. It was the best thing I ever did. Unfortunately, my therapist recently transferred to an office far away and I don’t want to start all over with a new therapist right now, but I know that if I start to feel that dark cloud looming over me and feel hopeless again, I will schedule to see anyone for help.
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    SleeverSk reacted to liveaboard15 in Absolutely hate myself now   
    I remember your first post saying the same thing and you never really explained why you feel this way. Is it because you cant eat like you use to? I mean i had surgery last month. I partly regret it. Because food was so enjoyable and was a big part of my daily life. I would wake up and first thing i thought of is where am i going to get a delicious Breakfast, lunch time comes around i would be like OOoo lets get tacos or mcdonalds or whatever and same with dinner and now i cant do that anymore and it is depressing at times especially when everyone in my house orders pizza or made some awesome bbq that i cant have. But eventually once we are healed up good. We can have many of those things again but just much smaller portions. BUt why do you feel this way?
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    SleeverSk reacted to Possum220 in Absolutely hate myself now   
    Please be kind to yourself. Your body has had a major change. You will find a new way to be in this world if you want to.
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    SleeverSk reacted to suzannethemom in Absolutely hate myself now   
    Whoa, nobody called you names. We ALL offered you support and advice. You rejected all of it.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from Arabesque in Nausea   
    See your Dr this is not normal.
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    SleeverSk reacted to acopas in How long are you missing work?   
    I know that it's going to suck. I'm more worried about dropping off my 3 y/o to daycare and having to climb that flight of stairs. I'm considering asking the director if I can't bring her in another entrance that is ground level that they don't typically utilize for pick-up/drop-off for the first week back.
    19 year old me went through a laparoscopic gallbladder removal and was grocery shopping the same night and returned to a more physically demanding job than I have now within two-three days. When I had my first baby, I returned to work in a couple of weeks, so I think I'm either stupid or hard-headed.
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    SleeverSk reacted to SleeveDiva2022 in How long are you missing work?   
    I just told them it's for surgery. No need to tell them what kind lol I'm looking up the info right now so i can get the ball rolling tomorrow. Thanks again for the help!!
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    SleeverSk reacted to BrittVee in How long are you missing work?   
    I am about to be at 4 weeks and I am fighting for more time off through short term disability. I am so tired I can’t imagine working 8 hours straight. I am hoping to get more time off. Could I do it? Probably. But not well.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from summerseeker in How long are you missing work?   
    I was the same 8 to 9 weeks it was for me for the same reasons. I had a really rough time early on .
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    SleeverSk reacted to BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in Gastric Bypass WITH stomach removal   
    I just read this other thread. It sounds similar to what you've described. I've never heard of this before today.

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    SleeverSk reacted to summerseeker in How long are you missing work?   
    I had a rough ride early on and can honestly say that I could not go back to a desk job till 8 weeks. However I am only one of a tiny percentage who dont do well for a while after surgery.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in The Very Beginning   
    Just saw this comment posted in the Facebook group I am in

    Hi my hubby was sleeved 4yrs ago had a restricted ring as well than developed chronic reflux bad rubbery taste in his mouth other side effects so 8weeks ago he had bypass and all gone thank God all the best

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    SleeverSk got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in The Very Beginning   
    Yeah, many surgeons now agree your new stomach size can't be stretched so why would you add a lapband type device into your body to prevent something that won't happen anyway.so many people had complications from lap bands ( my surgeon doesn't even perform lap band surgeries because of that reason) I would do .ots of research before going down that road.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from katehackenburg in Utter regret   
    I went through exactly the same thing so I know first hand how you are feeling. First of all reach out to someone who can help you with the suicidal thoughts get some counselling asap. Gosh I was that bad I was bawling to my mother that I now wanted a stomach transplant 😳. I felt awful I wanted to die I spent 6 weeks curled up in a ball on my sisters couch. I did the old but I wasn't that big blah blah blah. What you are going through is grief and you will go through all the stages some more than once. When I started loosing weight I would tell people I would gladly have the weight back just to feel normal again. I totally get how you feel. Hormones have a lot to do with this I was perimenopausal and ended up on Patches as I said to my Dr I can't deal with both meaning the effects of surgery and menopause, so that helped alot. It gets better trust me on this. I cried multiple times a day for weeks, I didn't go to work thank God I had plenty of leave saved up but going back home and back to work helped me get back into my routine and gave me something else to to think about. On your path to recovery the good days will slowly out number the bad days. I couldn't talk about surgery without crying for months. I would tell people it should be outlawed all sorts of crazy stuff. So now I am 8 months post op and feel so much better. I am 35 kilos down and have come to the realisation that I wouldn't have lost the weight without the surgery, yes I went through a stage of if only a stuck to the pre op changes I made I wouldn't have had to have surgery... But I can't say this enough and you are probably thinking yeah right what do you know it's worse for me but I do know and it will get better just be gentle on yourself try to do things you enjoy spend time with supportive people who will look after you when you need it. You are not alone it gets better, how long will it take you I don't know it took me 6 months and I think when I realised I could eat and drink "normally" again I got better quicker. Now I am fighting another battle but that's a story for another day. Love your restriction while you have it. Get your Protein in stay hydrated. If you want to message me privately please do as it helps to talk to someone who has been where you are. It gets better ❤
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from Arabesque in weight gain after surgery   
    I weigh myself daily at one point it was twice daily. I rarely weighed myself before surgery and back in the days when my weight was in check I also weighed daily. For me it helps check things in check.
    To the OP yes my weight bounces between the 2 same kilos for a month. This is my tracking since Feb. 73kg, 72,73,72,72, 71,72,71,72,71. These are roughly weekly recordings my loss has slowed alot now I am 9 months out but early on it was a similar pattern
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    SleeverSk reacted to BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in Pouch/Jejunum stretched - Barium Swallow   
    I'm sorry to read about your LPR diagnosis. It's a serious issue for sure.
    I'm not really sure how to reply to you about this, because I looked back at your previous posts and see that you had VSG and lost weight, then regained and then revised to RNY and then made a thread about how much fast food you could still eat and subsequent weight regain with RNY due to fast food choices. So obviously there was an issue two years ago (and probably prior to that) when you were still eating copious amounts of KFC etc... so I'm wondering if you reached out to your bariatric team when you realized how much you could eat. If not, why not? Perhaps they would've directed you to a therapist then. Please consider therapy. There's quite a bit of wls patients on this site that have sought therapy and are now thriving and overcame their food issues. Therapy is yet another tool just like weight loss surgery is that some patients need to be successful.
    Best wishes.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in The Very Beginning   
    Just saw this comment posted in the Facebook group I am in

    Hi my hubby was sleeved 4yrs ago had a restricted ring as well than developed chronic reflux bad rubbery taste in his mouth other side effects so 8weeks ago he had bypass and all gone thank God all the best

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    SleeverSk reacted to Arabesque in The Very Beginning   
    I hadn’t heard of it either & it wasn’t an option with my surgeon. Is it a Sydney thing?? I wonder if stomach stretching after sleeve was either an old wives tale or to scare patients to encourage them to eat correctly (portion size, frequency, etc.) so that wouldn’t happen.
    I do recall Dr Nowzaradan operating again on one of his patients saying they had stretched their tummy again but they had been eating exactly the same way as they always had: huge portions, many times a day every day for a long time. So they deliberately worked to stretch it again. No surgery would have helped them.
    As others have said it sounds similar to lapband (gastric banding) which are not performed as often because of higher risk of complications. There are a lot of people here who have had to have a revision to sleeve or more commonly to bypass because of issues with their band.
    On googling I noticed that some weight loss clinics don’t identify the possible side effects of the minimiser but did discover one (Perth) clinic that did:
    … placing a ring around the top of the sleeve can cause obstructive symptoms much like adjustable gastric banding resulting in difficulty swallowing and food intolerance. It can cause dilatation of the top of the sleeve which we consider to be the most critical part. It may also increase the risk of reflux, volume regurgitation and possible aspiration.
    But if you’ve done your research, weighed the pros & cons, and you know yourself & your challenges with eating best, & your surgeon supports you, it is ultimately your decision.
    All the best.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in The Very Beginning   
    Yeah, many surgeons now agree your new stomach size can't be stretched so why would you add a lapband type device into your body to prevent something that won't happen anyway.so many people had complications from lap bands ( my surgeon doesn't even perform lap band surgeries because of that reason) I would do .ots of research before going down that road.
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    SleeverSk reacted to BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in The Very Beginning   
    https://sydneybariatricclinic.com/our_treatment/gastric-sleeve-with-minimiser-ring/#:~:text=An option at the time,from stretching in the future. >>> An option at the time of Gastric Sleeve surgery is to have a device called the MiniMizer Ring (MMR) placed around the top of the newly-sleeved stomach. The aim of the MMR is to prevent the Sleeve stomach from stretching in the future.
    I'm wondering about the long term effects of this ring now. I'm curious what the rates for GERD are when adding this ring on top of a sleeve? Does it cause more pressure than normal?
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    SleeverSk reacted to lizonaplane in Protein Shakes Prop65   
    TL;DR: CA Prop 65 is out of control fear-mongering with a lack of understanding of science

    So, CA requires things to be labeled if there is any chance at any dose that you could possibly have an increased risk of cancer... However, the dose makes the poison, and most of these studies are done on Sprague-Dawley rats, which are so inbred that EVERYTHING gives them cancer. I work in cancer research, and I have also had some of these rats as pets. They ALL get tumors.
    Yes, you MIGHT theoretically have an increased risk of cancer (though probably not) if you ate about 100 shakes a day, but you would have massive intestinal problems first.
    It's probably from the artificial sweeteners - the best research we have shows that even if you're drinking a case of diet soda a day, you are not at extra risk of cancer (please be aware: if you don't die of something else first, you WILL die of cancer because your body is always forming small cancers). Rats had to ingest something like the equivalent of 30 cans of diet soda's worth of artificial sweetener A DAY to show an increased risk of cancer, and as I mentioned above, it can be hard to tell because these rats all get cancer anyway.

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    SleeverSk reacted to liveaboard15 in Vitamins   
    I was also told to stop taking Vitamins a certain amount of weeks before surgery. But in reality taking bariatric vitamins before surgery is a waste. You will literally just pee most of it out. The body can only absorb so much and the rest goes out in pee.
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    SleeverSk reacted to lizonaplane in Vitamins   
    I was told I would have to stop taking Vitamins a few weeks before surgery. But, why would you want to take them? The only reason to take bariatric vitamins is because you can't absorb vitamins due to a malabsorptive procedure or you can't eat enough of a variety of foods due to a restrictive procedure. otherwise, mostly vitamins just aren't necessary

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