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Charotera303

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  1. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from summerseeker in Before and After Pics   
    Surgery date: 11/8/2021
    Initial Weight: 280 lbs
    Current Weight: 175 lbs
    Net Loss: 105 lbs
    so happy with my progress and did my first 5k (Donut Dash) on 4/3/2022. No donut for me though but it was so much fun.

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    Charotera303 got a reaction from Arabesque in Sandwiches and chips   
    I’m on day 10 post op and I’m following the manual I received from my surgeon like a Bible lol. Can’t wait to have eggs and other puréed foods by Monday (11/22). I ditched the medicine cup though but not rushing when drinking my liquid. I took me at least 3-4 hours to finish an entire bottle but my ending the day with 80 oz. Journaling my intakes and not rushing are working for me. I’m scared of the dumping syndrome also but can be prevented. I have to be mindful and watch my intake.

  3. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from summerseeker in Before and After Pics   
    Surgery date: 11/8/2021
    Initial Weight: 280 lbs
    Current Weight: 175 lbs
    Net Loss: 105 lbs
    so happy with my progress and did my first 5k (Donut Dash) on 4/3/2022. No donut for me though but it was so much fun.

  4. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from summerseeker in Before and After Pics   
    Surgery date: 11/8/2021
    Initial Weight: 280 lbs
    Current Weight: 175 lbs
    Net Loss: 105 lbs
    so happy with my progress and did my first 5k (Donut Dash) on 4/3/2022. No donut for me though but it was so much fun.

  5. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from Edge13 in Anyone Ever Cancel Their Surgery? I Did... Not Sure How I Feel   
    Omg I wished you posted this before my surgery on 11/8. I did a week of liver shrinking diet and loss 15 lbs. Completed all the necessary procedures too and went to my surgery appointment. However…..

    I was on time but have been having second thoughts the night before and I even had a consultation with my therapist friend (free counseling session 😂) I spent at least 2 hours with my friend and talked about my reservations. She even advised me to cancel or reschedule because of my reservations. I had my consultation with my surgeon on 10/11 and the surgery date on 11/8 was offered. Off course I took it cos I’m overwhelmed but in reality I should have waited for more time but what’s my excuse? food relationship and the holiday parties and meals. However, after getting my behavioral health evaluation and preop, I was ready.

    I was so happy with the result of the liver shrinking diet cos in my head look, I can do it without the surgery but I only did the diet because I have a goal date which is the surgery date. I even chatted with my parents about my decision. My dad didn’t want me to get the surgery but my mom was encouraging since she knows how many times I failed doing different diet and exercise program after program.

    So, day of surgery came. I checked in 30 minutes earlier and I was sent to pre-surgery department. My check in appointment was at 9:00 and surgery at 11:00. I changed to my hospital gown and got comfortable. It’s funny that every commercial was Taco Bell. However, each time I checked the clock I was panicking inside. My surgeon and his team was late and my surgery was pushed until 1:00 PM. In my head, it’s my chance to cancel it and the universe was telling me to cancel it. I wished I listened to the voice inside me but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m glad I did the surgery because I don’t trust myself and if I canceled, I will probably go back to my unhealthy lifestyle.

    Today is my day 21 post opt and I lose another 20 lbs. It’s totally life changing and tracking my intakes help. I found myself now drinking more Water a day to stay hydrated and planning more my meals. I don’t see my surgery as an excuse for weight loss but a tool to help me get back to the healthy side.
  6. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from Edge13 in Anyone Ever Cancel Their Surgery? I Did... Not Sure How I Feel   
    Omg I wished you posted this before my surgery on 11/8. I did a week of liver shrinking diet and loss 15 lbs. Completed all the necessary procedures too and went to my surgery appointment. However…..

    I was on time but have been having second thoughts the night before and I even had a consultation with my therapist friend (free counseling session 😂) I spent at least 2 hours with my friend and talked about my reservations. She even advised me to cancel or reschedule because of my reservations. I had my consultation with my surgeon on 10/11 and the surgery date on 11/8 was offered. Off course I took it cos I’m overwhelmed but in reality I should have waited for more time but what’s my excuse? food relationship and the holiday parties and meals. However, after getting my behavioral health evaluation and preop, I was ready.

    I was so happy with the result of the liver shrinking diet cos in my head look, I can do it without the surgery but I only did the diet because I have a goal date which is the surgery date. I even chatted with my parents about my decision. My dad didn’t want me to get the surgery but my mom was encouraging since she knows how many times I failed doing different diet and exercise program after program.

    So, day of surgery came. I checked in 30 minutes earlier and I was sent to pre-surgery department. My check in appointment was at 9:00 and surgery at 11:00. I changed to my hospital gown and got comfortable. It’s funny that every commercial was Taco Bell. However, each time I checked the clock I was panicking inside. My surgeon and his team was late and my surgery was pushed until 1:00 PM. In my head, it’s my chance to cancel it and the universe was telling me to cancel it. I wished I listened to the voice inside me but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m glad I did the surgery because I don’t trust myself and if I canceled, I will probably go back to my unhealthy lifestyle.

    Today is my day 21 post opt and I lose another 20 lbs. It’s totally life changing and tracking my intakes help. I found myself now drinking more Water a day to stay hydrated and planning more my meals. I don’t see my surgery as an excuse for weight loss but a tool to help me get back to the healthy side.
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    Charotera303 reacted to summerseeker in Before and After Pics   
    Amazing and in such a short time, You look stunning. Congrats on the run too
  8. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from summerseeker in Before and After Pics   
    Surgery date: 11/8/2021
    Initial Weight: 280 lbs
    Current Weight: 175 lbs
    Net Loss: 105 lbs
    so happy with my progress and did my first 5k (Donut Dash) on 4/3/2022. No donut for me though but it was so much fun.

  9. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from summerseeker in Before and After Pics   
    Surgery date: 11/8/2021
    Initial Weight: 280 lbs
    Current Weight: 175 lbs
    Net Loss: 105 lbs
    so happy with my progress and did my first 5k (Donut Dash) on 4/3/2022. No donut for me though but it was so much fun.

  10. Like
    Charotera303 got a reaction from Arabesque in Sandwiches and chips   
    I’m on day 10 post op and I’m following the manual I received from my surgeon like a Bible lol. Can’t wait to have eggs and other puréed foods by Monday (11/22). I ditched the medicine cup though but not rushing when drinking my liquid. I took me at least 3-4 hours to finish an entire bottle but my ending the day with 80 oz. Journaling my intakes and not rushing are working for me. I’m scared of the dumping syndrome also but can be prevented. I have to be mindful and watch my intake.

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    Charotera303 got a reaction from lizonaplane in Severe back,stomach and coccyx pain 13 weeks post op   
    I read about this before my surgery back in November 2021. Gallstone formation is a known complication due to fast weight loss.

    Sending you lots of healing energy. Let us know if you are doing the cholecystectomy.

    I will have my 3 mo follow-up soon and I will discuss this cos you can take something to prevent the gallstone formation.
  12. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from Edge13 in Anyone Ever Cancel Their Surgery? I Did... Not Sure How I Feel   
    Omg I wished you posted this before my surgery on 11/8. I did a week of liver shrinking diet and loss 15 lbs. Completed all the necessary procedures too and went to my surgery appointment. However…..

    I was on time but have been having second thoughts the night before and I even had a consultation with my therapist friend (free counseling session 😂) I spent at least 2 hours with my friend and talked about my reservations. She even advised me to cancel or reschedule because of my reservations. I had my consultation with my surgeon on 10/11 and the surgery date on 11/8 was offered. Off course I took it cos I’m overwhelmed but in reality I should have waited for more time but what’s my excuse? food relationship and the holiday parties and meals. However, after getting my behavioral health evaluation and preop, I was ready.

    I was so happy with the result of the liver shrinking diet cos in my head look, I can do it without the surgery but I only did the diet because I have a goal date which is the surgery date. I even chatted with my parents about my decision. My dad didn’t want me to get the surgery but my mom was encouraging since she knows how many times I failed doing different diet and exercise program after program.

    So, day of surgery came. I checked in 30 minutes earlier and I was sent to pre-surgery department. My check in appointment was at 9:00 and surgery at 11:00. I changed to my hospital gown and got comfortable. It’s funny that every commercial was Taco Bell. However, each time I checked the clock I was panicking inside. My surgeon and his team was late and my surgery was pushed until 1:00 PM. In my head, it’s my chance to cancel it and the universe was telling me to cancel it. I wished I listened to the voice inside me but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m glad I did the surgery because I don’t trust myself and if I canceled, I will probably go back to my unhealthy lifestyle.

    Today is my day 21 post opt and I lose another 20 lbs. It’s totally life changing and tracking my intakes help. I found myself now drinking more Water a day to stay hydrated and planning more my meals. I don’t see my surgery as an excuse for weight loss but a tool to help me get back to the healthy side.
  13. Like
    Charotera303 got a reaction from SarahMan80 in This surgery is bullshit...   
    I had a chat with my preop team about the LSG I had on 11/8. My preop provider says if patients are using the surgery as an excuse to lose weight faster, they will fail. It’s a process, a tool to help with weight loss. Even with my behavioral health evaluation for the surgery, I expressed that this is a tool for me and not a magic wand to lose weight in a blink of an eye.

    So far, I’m 20 lbs lighter after 21 days. My post opt week 4 starts tomorrow and it’s a learning process. I don’t count my calorie intake but I record all my intakes including Water and Clear Liquids.

    I wish you the best of luck and maybe get a weight loss therapist.
  14. Thanks
    Charotera303 reacted to catwoman7 in Change in taste 👅   
    it probably varies between people. The only taste difference I noticed after surgery is that my sense of taste intensified - sweet things tasted sweeter, spicy things tasted spicier. I don't notice it anymore, though. I don't know if it went back to the way it was before, or if I just got used to it.
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    Charotera303 reacted to Sunnyway in Change in taste 👅   
    Yes, your sense of taste should return to normal in time, but some things will still taste different because your new eating habits will make your taste buds satisfied with healthier foods and the old unhealthy foods won't be as attractive or triggering.
  16. Congrats!
    Charotera303 got a reaction from Edge13 in Anyone Ever Cancel Their Surgery? I Did... Not Sure How I Feel   
    Omg I wished you posted this before my surgery on 11/8. I did a week of liver shrinking diet and loss 15 lbs. Completed all the necessary procedures too and went to my surgery appointment. However…..

    I was on time but have been having second thoughts the night before and I even had a consultation with my therapist friend (free counseling session 😂) I spent at least 2 hours with my friend and talked about my reservations. She even advised me to cancel or reschedule because of my reservations. I had my consultation with my surgeon on 10/11 and the surgery date on 11/8 was offered. Off course I took it cos I’m overwhelmed but in reality I should have waited for more time but what’s my excuse? food relationship and the holiday parties and meals. However, after getting my behavioral health evaluation and preop, I was ready.

    I was so happy with the result of the liver shrinking diet cos in my head look, I can do it without the surgery but I only did the diet because I have a goal date which is the surgery date. I even chatted with my parents about my decision. My dad didn’t want me to get the surgery but my mom was encouraging since she knows how many times I failed doing different diet and exercise program after program.

    So, day of surgery came. I checked in 30 minutes earlier and I was sent to pre-surgery department. My check in appointment was at 9:00 and surgery at 11:00. I changed to my hospital gown and got comfortable. It’s funny that every commercial was Taco Bell. However, each time I checked the clock I was panicking inside. My surgeon and his team was late and my surgery was pushed until 1:00 PM. In my head, it’s my chance to cancel it and the universe was telling me to cancel it. I wished I listened to the voice inside me but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m glad I did the surgery because I don’t trust myself and if I canceled, I will probably go back to my unhealthy lifestyle.

    Today is my day 21 post opt and I lose another 20 lbs. It’s totally life changing and tracking my intakes help. I found myself now drinking more Water a day to stay hydrated and planning more my meals. I don’t see my surgery as an excuse for weight loss but a tool to help me get back to the healthy side.
  17. Like
    Charotera303 got a reaction from SarahMan80 in This surgery is bullshit...   
    I had a chat with my preop team about the LSG I had on 11/8. My preop provider says if patients are using the surgery as an excuse to lose weight faster, they will fail. It’s a process, a tool to help with weight loss. Even with my behavioral health evaluation for the surgery, I expressed that this is a tool for me and not a magic wand to lose weight in a blink of an eye.

    So far, I’m 20 lbs lighter after 21 days. My post opt week 4 starts tomorrow and it’s a learning process. I don’t count my calorie intake but I record all my intakes including Water and Clear Liquids.

    I wish you the best of luck and maybe get a weight loss therapist.
  18. Like
    Charotera303 got a reaction from EsojLabina in What foods have you broken up with?   
    Thank you for this. I have been reading about carbs I can eat and I’m so scared about rice, bread, and Pasta. I understand that it will take up to 18 months for the pouch to stretch again. In the meantime, sashimi is my new sushi order.
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    Charotera303 reacted to SleeverSk in What foods have you broken up with?   
    I eat bread and Pasta, all in moderation i have on occasion toast for /with Breakfast. A couple of frozen kids meals that were pasta no problems. I think as long as youbare not having big serves and not everyday you will be fine
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    Charotera303 reacted to Arabesque in What foods have you broken up with?   
    Once you’re settling into maintenance you can give those things a try. Some have success occasionally eating high Protein vegetable based pastas and high protein breads. I’ve tried them a couple of times since I began maintenance but they still tend to sit heavily in my tummy so I’ve continued to avoid them. I used to eat them all the time but I don’t really miss them at all now. It’s funny how that happens.
    I’m really enjoying sashimi too at the moment. I’ve been picking up some fresh salmon from the grocery store then simply slice it & dip into some soy sauce. Easiest lunch or dinner.
  21. Hugs
    Charotera303 got a reaction from summerseeker in Post op day 2   
    I had a chat with my dietitian about Hair loss after my 1 week post op. She said that if your Protein intake is low, regardless if you are taking Biotin, it will not work. I’m finishing the liquid stage and I am relying to Protein Shakes and paleo/keto broths for my protein intake. Idk how will I force myself to eat puréed meat. Maybe holding my nose while chewing it. Eekkkk.
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    Charotera303 reacted to ms.sss in What foods have you broken up with?   
    I used to eat rice multiple times a day myself pre-op.
    It was surprising how much I DIDN’T miss it the first two years. Around the 2 year mark, I had my first rice in the form of a maki roll. Turns out It’s quite filling for me and I could eat only 1, maaaaybe 2 pieces at a time. Still don’t eat rice like I did pre-op…and if I do, it’s only on the rare occasion I decide to have maki. Same goes for Pasta and potatoes.
  23. Thanks
    Charotera303 got a reaction from UniquelyMe28 in Trying to sleep in pain!   
    Hi,

    I had the sleeve done on 11/8 I documented my pain levels and intake. I was given dilaudid for 15 days and Tylenol 650mg every 6-8 hours. I took the dilaudid every 4 hours for the first few days and made sure I’m taking one before bedtime. It helped me get comfortable at night. You may want to elevate your back too by adding extra pillows.
    As for the gas pains, I made it a point to ache a walk every 4 hours for 5 mins. I’m using my treadmill and using the lowest speed.

    Hope this help.
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    Charotera303 reacted to jamashburn in Sandwiches and chips   
    At 9 days post op...you really should be eating eggs. You should really only be on liquids. That's probably why you are struggling so much. Some doctors rush eating too soon, those that go slower with introducing food back in seem to do a lot better.

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