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Cookie.Monster

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  1. Congrats!
    Cookie.Monster reacted to smarks in Before and After Pics   
    Seven months post surgery. Down 60

  2. Congrats!
    Cookie.Monster reacted to sleevedshereen in Before and After Pics   
    I had surgery July 2017 and I’m almost 5 years out. Highest weight 228lbs Current Weight fluctuates between 148-150lbs. 80lb weight loss maintained. Here’s my before and after



  3. Congrats!
    Cookie.Monster reacted to Auntie Errica in Before and After Pics   
    In the first photo I went from my surgery weight of 208lbs to 156lbs. In the second photo I went from my highest weight, 223lbs to 159lbs.
    I am currently 154lbs but I’m waiting until I’m in the 140s before I take anymore photos.
    All of these progress photos are amazing and inspiring!


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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from summerseeker in Last Supper   
    Italian- fried calamari for appetizer, shrimp linguini and I think a cookie for dessert.
  5. Haha
    Cookie.Monster reacted to Pricilla in Comically small sandwich   
    I just really needed someone to witness this tiny sandwich (which I’m stoked to be eating). 😹😹😹

  6. Hugs
    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from mrsjo in Having cold feet….   
    I think what you’re feeling is pretty normal prior to a big surgery. I went from being super excited to two days before the surgery being weepy and crying thinking what if something happened and I would leave my two kids behind? My youngest hasn’t even turned one and it killed me to think I wouldn’t be able to pick her up for a couple of weeks after the surgery.
    Well here I am 3 weeks later, no complications, super easy recovery and down 24lbs. Just think about why you’re doing this and how far you’ve come in the process and that should give you the extra push you need.
  7. Hugs
    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from mrsjo in Having cold feet….   
    I think what you’re feeling is pretty normal prior to a big surgery. I went from being super excited to two days before the surgery being weepy and crying thinking what if something happened and I would leave my two kids behind? My youngest hasn’t even turned one and it killed me to think I wouldn’t be able to pick her up for a couple of weeks after the surgery.
    Well here I am 3 weeks later, no complications, super easy recovery and down 24lbs. Just think about why you’re doing this and how far you’ve come in the process and that should give you the extra push you need.
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from lyssa8998 in Thanksgiving Strategy on Soft Foods   
    Yassss for this thread. I will be on soft foods by thanksgiving and I am currently salivating over what I can eat (still on liquids one week post op)
    I am planning moist turkey, maybe string Beans? A dab of mashed potatoes/baked potatoes? The fact that I’ll be able to chew something has me giddy with excitement.
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from Lilypop in November 2019 surgery and tummy tuck included   
    Congratulations!!
  10. Thanks
    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from dms75 in Goal met!   
    🤩 congratulations!!! That is amazing. What an inspiration!
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from EsojLabina in Post op complications Gastric bypass   
    So glad to hear that you are feeling better and being released.
  12. Congrats!
    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from Arabesque in Gallbladder removal   
    You guys were spot on at the week mark post surgery I felt a million times better. Hope everyone else is going well and recovering.
  13. Congrats!
    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from Arabesque in Gallbladder removal   
    You guys were spot on at the week mark post surgery I felt a million times better. Hope everyone else is going well and recovering.
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    Omg these look delicious! Is there a difference in the baked vs fried taste?
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from summerseeker in Last Supper   
    Italian- fried calamari for appetizer, shrimp linguini and I think a cookie for dessert.
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from Speschalk in Any October 2021 Surgeries?   
    It’s so interesting to see how different all the post op diets are. I had the surgery two days ago and had clear liquids the day after and now on the liquid diet for two weeks. Yesterday I was starving! Today I am barely eating. Everything tastes super sweet and all my options look “yuck”. How often was everyone eating and drinking at this point?
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from EsojLabina in Gallbladder removal   
    Thank you! It feels better knowing that other people went through something similar and moved past it.
  18. Confused
    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from EsojLabina in Gallbladder removal   
    Did anyone else get the gallbladder removal along with the bypass? I am only feeling pain in the upper right side where the gallbladder used to be. From the bypass I am fine now that I am 5 days out. If you had it removed did you feel any pain or soreness and if so, for how long?
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from OutdoorsGirl in Post op 1 day pain and food   
    I had the surgery this morning along with gallbladder removal. Pain is pretty manageable but I’ve had c sections and those recoveries were rough. I walked a lot after I woke up in recovery so I think that helped with the trapped gas but the gas is definitely uncomfortable. I threw up a lot during the day so I am still on nothing by mouth. The freaking thirst is killing me but at this point I am just trusting the process since I don’t have a choice anyway lol.
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    Cookie.Monster reacted to catwoman7 in Overwhelmed and scared... but hopeful?   
    it's really just the first few months when you have to deal with all those food restrictions. I have no food limitations anymore, and haven't since the first year (or maybe even the first six months or so). Of course, you'll need to eat healthy most of the time (for life, that is..), and you may develop some intolerances (some people become lactose intolerant after surgery. Some people "dump" and therefore can't handle much sugar. I, for one, can't eat really fatty meals any more), but your clinic will lift all restrictions once you're a few months out.
    complications aren't common and most are minor (and "fixable"). A lot of us never had any complications. They have to tell you all the possible complications, but that doesn't mean they happen very often. You can have complications (or even die) from a tonsillectomy - or even a wisdom tooth extraction - but how often does that happen? These surgeries have come a long way from where they were 20 or 30 years ago.
    Deficiencies aren't common as long as you keep on top of your supplements.
    Follow your program to a "T", and you won't fail. It's when people start pushing the envelope that they screw up. So follow your plan - and keep in mind it's mostly the first few months that are really restrictive.
    I eat about the same now as I did before surgery (although I was always a healthy eater - I just ate way too much). I"m higher on Protein and lower on simple carbs/starches than I was before - and of course my intake in general is about half of what it used to be, but I certainly don't feel deprived.
    I think your concerns are pretty common, though. It can seem overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's really not. I'm so happy I had this surgery and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from Kaguragetshealthy_87 in Liver reduction day of surgery   
    I am on the same boat. I had my slip up today and had a bagel I was craving then Protein Shakes the rest of the day. I am freaking out thinking every possible scenario. My surgery is Tuesday. Realistically, I don’t think one or minimal slip ups will alter the plan developed by your doctor.
    Good luck in your surgery.
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from Kaguragetshealthy_87 in Liver reduction day of surgery   
    I am on the same boat. I had my slip up today and had a bagel I was craving then Protein Shakes the rest of the day. I am freaking out thinking every possible scenario. My surgery is Tuesday. Realistically, I don’t think one or minimal slip ups will alter the plan developed by your doctor.
    Good luck in your surgery.
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    Cookie.Monster got a reaction from terigetshealthy in Any October 2021 Surgeries?   
    Hi everyone! New year but have been lurking for a whole. 10/26 if surgery and will start liquid diet tomorrow.
    I’ve been so excited about this but now that it’s too weeks away I am starting to get so scared.

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