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Posts posted by Missie21

  1. Hey All,

    I have the Mirena IUD.

    (Currently intimacy inactive)

    I got it after having my baby end of 2019

    I went from having NO cycle 20-21

    To having WEIRD cycles and unpredictable spotting AFTER sleeve 12/21.

    In the past I did use the Nexplanon (arm) no issues or than (vacation coloring) would be a orange brown hue.

  2. 10 hours ago, Hop_Scotch said:

    My feeling is for the first few months follow your surgeon's and dietician's guidelines. From there once you've transitoned to solid foods you can work what works for you to lose weight (I wish we could talk about fat instead of weight) in a healthy way.

    In saying that, there are is a varitey advice from surgeons and dieticians...but none that recommends eating what you like three days out...please anyone who is new to this site or weight loss surgery...please disregard the approach of eating what you like three days out! There are medical reasons for not doing this. Your stomach healing is at risk, and just because one person didn't experience complications from eating 'what they liked' doesn't mean you won' t.

    Yep and I AGREE with you.

    You worded that excellently 🥂

  3. 12 hours ago, LaoDaBeirut said:

    Your post is in a totally different category than advising what did or didn't work for you. You're openly talking about doing something extremely dangerous that could kill someone.

    I can share what I CHOSE to do.

    I didn't advise anything. PEOPLE are going to do WHATEVER they choose.

    Clearly I'm alive which means I knew what to do.

    You people always get on the internet and feel as if everyone has to do as you all say.

    How about just sticking to giving your advice about YOUR journey

  4. 3 hours ago, Chris10Mariah said:

    To each their own. Just remember, there are people on here who look to others who’ve had surgery before them. Having WLS is a life changing procedure that includes people having to make certain life changes to ensure it works for them. I am not saying you specifically gave advice to anyone - if you want to openly share that you chose to not obey your doctor and dietician’s plan three days after surgery, so be it. Hopefully people considering surgery and those who just had surgery choose to follow their team’s plans.

    Exactly to each their own.

    If I chose to tell the o.p. that I didn't follow a plan I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO SO.

    I never told her to do as I did.

    My doctor and surgeon weren't even giving the same advice.

    So just worry about your answers to her questions NOT anyone else's.

    Just remember nobody is here to have their post or comments policed by anyone else🍻

  5. On 1/29/2022 at 7:52 AM, huskymama said:

    We have the same surgery date I got VSG how are you doing with weight loss still? I’ve been super careful and the loss is slow but I’m down 32 pounds only 70 more to go (only lol feels like forever in front of me still)

    I'm right behind you with my weight loss.

    I did have an issue with my teeth which stalled me a bit and I didn't want to consume anything.

    When I talk to my team they said I was back on track a little bit ahead of expectations and to keep up the good work.

  6. On 1/27/2022 at 8:13 AM, Chris10Mariah said:

    Your dietician isn’t happy because you could literally die if you don’t follow the program for the first 6 to 7 weeks due to breaking your new stomach open and having food seeping into your body cavity. No offense, but this is not good advice to all of the other new surgery patients on this page. People should absolutely adhere to the medical plan their doctor puts them on and follow the diet strictly for the first six weeks.

    I didn't advise any body on anything.

    I stated what I did!

    My dietitian that works with my surgeon and my pcp were all giving DIFFERENT advice so again I DID what worked for me.

    Obviously I payed attention to what I was doing and doing things in moderation.

    There are lots of things that people here have stated they're doing that didn't work for me.

    So don't tell me what I should n shouldn't do, I can honestly tell people what I've done after my vsg if I want NO WHERE did I tell anyone they should do it.

    The advice some of you receive others may not.

    So be mindful of that before trying to dictate other people's post!

  7. I honestly have eaten what I wanted since 3 days after surgery 12/22

    I know my limits and haven't had any problems.

    My dietitian wasn't happy but, I've been doing what works for me and have lost 15pounds.

    I don't deprive myself because that makes the craving stronger.

    It's not everyday so I think im fine.

  8. 1 hour ago, ClareLynn said:

    This is why I didn’t tell my family and said I was getting a hernia repaired. I didn’t want to argue or talk about any of it. I’ll let them figure it out later when I’m feeling and looking better.

    Yep..... that's basically what I did.

    I said I was having surgery on my stomach. I have other issues with my stomach anyway, so I just kept the main part to myself, I omitted the main part of it so that mentally I can focus on my health and my journey w/o everyone's input rather negative or positive it's not a conversation I want to have everytime someone talks to me😇

  9. Hey

    I had my sleeve December 22, 2021.

    To be honest I did not follow what I was told.

    I was told different things by my surgeon, dietitians and my pcp.

    I listened to what everyone said and then I had to tweak it to what worked best for me.

    I have been planning my surgery for a few years so I did a lot of reading and thinking about my process.

    I also don't really talk much to anyone about it. So i dont become mentally drained by all the opinions or questions 😄

    I have not been worried or anxious about my journey at all😇

    As far as Protein I look at what I was told I need and I balance that out by trying to get in a certain amount every 2-3hrs.

    My liquids/water I try and get in 6-10oz every hour.

    I also have certain bottles to help.

    Example- 28oz water bottle

    11oz Protein Drink

    4oz cup of jell-o or applesauce

    I have had NO ISSUES at all.

    I know it may not work for you but I hope it helps You develop your routine.

  10. I understand your need for wanting support, I also understand your thoughts for initially wanting privacy.

    I don't think it would be a good idea you lie and say they win then do the surgery anyway. That gives the impression you're doing something wrong and YOU'RE NOT!.

    I would tell them I respect their opinion but im doing what I feel is right for me then tell them you all can agree to disagree and don't need to discuss it any further.

    I talked very little to my friends n family about my surgery 12/22 as I wanted to focus on my journey and did not want to always talk about the now and later of it.

    Or be asked a bunch of questions everytime I talk to them.

    It is ok to keep parts of YOUR LIFE PRIVATE.

    I wish you the best of luck on your journey and look forward to your updates.

  11. On 12/22/2021 at 12:32 PM, blackcatsandbaddecisions said:

    I had surgery on 11/10/20, but started my weight loss efforts on 7/5/20. If you’ve been here a while I’m sure you’ve seen me lurking about the forums.

    Stats: SW 339. CW: 165. I am a 5’10 woman in her 40s. I work full time and have young children. My current BMI is 23, I started off with it closer to 50.

    I knew it was going to take me a while to hit goal- I had 174 lbs to lose. I did all the calculators pre-op that said I would be lucky to get under 200 lbs, but I decided that just wasn’t going to apply to me (haha). My plan was to focus on fruits, vegetables, and healthy Proteins while ramping up exercise. I eliminated Cookies, pastries, and candy but that’s about it. I don’t do low carb, because that isn’t how I’m planning on living the rest of my life. I focus on calorie reduction, which sounds like oh if that’s so easy why did you need surgery? Well cutting calories is possible if you aren’t hungry all the time no matter how much you eat, and if you can fill up on the healthy things without it being like flash paper into a volcano. I honestly did need the surgery, and I’m not going to pretend it did the work for me, but it gave me the help for the work I wanted to be able to do.

    Six days a week I do a split between running and rowing for a half hour. I’m going to run in a 5k this spring, which has been a dream of mine for years. I exercise on my lunch break every day.

    Yes, I have some loose skin. It’s nowhere as bad as people make it out to be. I am not exactly planning on running around in a bikini so it’s not like it limits my life at all. It’s not visible in my clothes, not even tight fitting ones. I might get it removed some day, but if I don’t I’ll still be happy.

    This weight loss has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me. Life is difficult when you are morbidly obese. It’s difficult physically, emotionally, and socially. This weight loss hasn’t fixed every problem in my life, but I didn’t expect for it to. It fixed my weight related problems, and I had a lot of them.

    This surgery can be life changing, but it’s not a magic bullet. You still have to make huge life changes. But if you feel sabotaged you your own constant hunger, cravings, and binges, this can really be the tool you use to dig yourself out of the seemingly insurmountable weight you need to lose.

    This isn’t a finish line for me. I am still working on hopefully losing another 15 lbs, and I’m never going back to my old eating habits. I know I signed up for a lifelong change, otherwise I’ll be right back where I started. But finally hitting goal was a nice early Christmas present to myself. Sorry for the essay, but I don’t really have anyone in real life to share with who gets it!



    I'M so proud of you.🥂 I'm glad that this pandemic hasn't stopped you from living.

    I hope that I am as lucky as you in my journey🤎🥰🤦🏽‍♀️🍾🍾🍾🍾🥂

  12. 8 hours ago, Amy 😊 said:

    Yes!! I finally gave up trying to track. It was stressing me out way too much! I’ve also had diarrhea since day 10 :( I’m trying to focus on how I feel and listening to my body. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Yep that's how I felt.

    The trying to track made it worse.

    Me deciding to do my own thing is how I was able to (2) as their methods didn't help with constipation.

  13. I had yo start doing my own thing.

    It's actually working FOR ME. Plus I have a 2 y.o.

    The lack of energy and pain was making me feel really sh..ty as a mom.

    I honestly stopped doing what everyone on my team said and starting seeing how my body handled things.

    It didn't help that the drs, 2 dietitians a d my pcp were ALL saying different things about how I should proceed.

    I've missed my real food.

    I'm glad I figured out how to help myself😭.

    The gas in the shoulder is still my nemesis as I have only tried chewable gas x

  14. When did everyone actually STOP the clear liquids.

    I realized that my dietitian and my actual surgeon were telling me different things about how to proceed.

    Which is fine because they've never done it so it's just opinions.

    I did sneak and sip a shot of twist pop to help with the gas. It worked but I don't wanna try it again!

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