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ginabee38

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  1. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    We usually meet up every 3 - 4 months and we just had a tiny meet-up, so maybe in April? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    We'd love to have you! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    Thanks Elaine! You look great too! It was nice to chat. Hope we catch up with the others soon. We missed you guys! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    Running a little late...I should be there by 2:15. Sorry! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    Hi everyone! Are we still on for our get-together at Jack Jack's in Babylon tomorrow (2/10) at 2? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    I'm in! February 10th works fir me too. It will be great to catch up.[emoji5] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    Hi Laney! I would definitely love to meet up again and see everybody! [emoji4] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. ginabee38

    Hair loss

    Hair loss usually happens a few weeks to months after surgery because of the 2 different phases that your hair can be in at any given time. Each phase lasts a certain amount of time and depending on how much hair was in a certain phase DURING surgery determines how much you will lose. Biotin will help with regrowth, but it won't prevent hair loss. This explains it well: https://www.drdkim.net/ask-the-dietitian/understanding-hair-loss-after-bariatric-surgery/# Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    That would be great, Laney! We have all come so far, both physically and mentally! Everyone looked great! I just recently started with meet-ups...good idea. We can celebrate our successes as we gracefully slide into our second year. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    I'm in! Looking forward to seeing you all! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    2/2:30 is great! Thanks for setting this up! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    Wow, Laney, almost 1 year already! That's awesome! All three dates work for me (including tomorrow)...early to mid afternoon? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    I would love to catch up in July! Week-ends are usually good, but I can't do the 15th either. I'm not sure about this Saturday, but I believe most other week-end days would work. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. ginabee38

    Long Island Support Group 2017

    Hi Elaine, it's Gina...I saw the meet up for today just yesterday, but I already made plans. I would have liked to see you all again. I look forward to our next meet up. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. ginabee38

    Don't be the Chicken & Cheetos Lady

    This is brilliant. I'm glad you addressed the fact that you gave the "keys to the kingdom", because ultimately, even if you "pass" the psychological evaluation, you will only be cheating yourselves. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. ginabee38

    NY - NYC/Long Island

    Hey everybody! It sounds like you are all doing so well. I am coming along, slowly but surely, as well, although sometimes a bit frustrated. I hit my -50lb mark (starting from my first consult on 6/8/16) sometime last week, then it went back up. I've hit quite a few stalls. My endocrinologist lowered my thyroid meds about a month after surgery, but I'm wondering if it was too premature. I also had an affair with Goldfish crackers...we finally broke up. I just don't want that kind of relationship, although we may "hook up" from time to time. I'm not really missing them though. I actually feel MORE restriction and less hunger since stopping my Goldfish habit. Interesting, right?! Still, I went from a size 24 to 16/18 pants and 3x to 1x in about 10 months, so that's nice! It would be great to meet up again soon.
  17. Liquids go down a lot easier and quicker than purees or solids. I had my surgery at a Bariatric Center of Excellence where the surgeons are accustomed to doing many surgeries a week. My surgeon/hospital did a leak test during surgery, wiyh air, before vlosing me up, then the next day I had a leak test with an x-ray. I was cleared for liquids, then once I could handle those, they gave me a tray of scrambled eggs (considered puree). I tolerated a few bites of this and went home on purees. This was my post-op diet, but I encourage everyone to follow the guidelines given by their surgeon/hospital/nutritionist. Good luck!
  18. Sliming is when you eat too much/too fast and food gets stuck and your body produces saliva to digest,but it has nowhere to go, so it builds up on top of the food. Eventually, you just have to spit it up. It's gross, but it does happen to some. It's happened to me several times, but I tend to eat fast.
  19. I've heard that tastes can change after surgery. What are you eating when you experience the foamies/sliming? I get that when I eat too much and/or too fast.
  20. ginabee38

    Stretching the sleeve: Myth or True?!

    I believe that is correct. I read something on another group about whether the new stomach (sleeve) csn stretch. There was a study (possibly several) in which the examined the sleeves of both successful and unsuccessful people, and there was no significant difference in the size of the sleeves of both groups. They determined that the less successful group had ignored their cues for fullness, whereas the other group was more aware of their fullness cues. This does makes sense, especially since many of us probably ate (or still do eat) past full on a frequent basis.
  21. Oh yeah, liquids definitely don't help when food gets stuck. I was sleeved on 12/23/16 and I still forget and eat too fast. Yesterday, I did it agsin wuth a hard-boiled egg. Did you get the "slimies", as I call them (it's gross, but it's a build-up of thick, clear mucus)? Nothing except spitting it up will help. Quite a learning curve! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using the BariatricPal App
  22. ginabee38

    NY - NYC/Long Island

    Laney, that's awesome that you are so close to being under 200! I don't even remember the last time I was there! Maybe college...so 20+ years ago. Well done! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using the BariatricPal App
  23. ginabee38

    NY - NYC/Long Island

    Yes, it was great to see you all and catch up. Cool place, Jack. It was also nice to meet another new person (but I feel bad that I don't remember your name...something with a "J", I think). Looking forward to our next meet-up! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using the BariatricPal App We missed you! Yes, we did! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using the BariatricPal App
  24. ginabee38

    NY - NYC/Long Island

    Me too! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using the BariatricPal App
  25. ginabee38

    NY - NYC/Long Island

    I think that works for me too! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using the BariatricPal App
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