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karakent

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Hey Buddies! Today makes 5 months for me! I was sleeved 8/22:) Thought I would post my progress. Today I’m down 71lbs from my pre-surgery weight. I’ve also lost a total of 45 inches all around. Including 11 inches around my waist! Can you believe it?! I am so glad I decided to track that along with my weight. 🤗 I rewarded myself with an exercise bike!! Lol. On Friday I had jeans and a t-shirt on and the difference must be telling because lots of people commented on my weight loss. But more importantly I noticed I was once again sitting cross legged without even thinking about it. I don’t even know how long I’ve been doing it,🤣 but I was pretty damn excited.
  2. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that. I didn’t even know that was a thing! Thanks for the information! Congrats on being halfway to goal! That’s great!
  3. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Today is month 4 post op. I’m making good and steady progress, slower than some and faster than others but good enough for me. I’m about to go on winter vacation so I am hoping to focus on my exercise during that time and start a routine. How is everyone else?
  4. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    That’s awesome! Congrats! Keep going and I’m sure you’ll reach your goals and then some! And don’t worry about the hair. The good thing is that it grows back. 😉
  5. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Congratulations 🎊🎉 Keep up the good work!
  6. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    I meant to reply to you. @SHORTY_ instead. Lol. Anyway, this is what I said: I have an Apple Watch but I would also be down to do this. This might be exactly the motivation that I need. I guess maybe we could find a third-party app that we can use on all of our phones with our individual trackers?
  7. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    I have an Apple Watch but I would also be down to do this. This might be exactly the motivation that I need. I guess maybe we could find a third-party app that we can use on all of our phones with our individual trackers?
  8. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Today is month 3 since surgery. All together I have lost 55 lbs and 36 inches. I need to start an exercise routine. I think that’s my biggest growth area. But I am definitely happy with my progress. Very excited about this. This is a revision for me and this time it feels very different. I’m really happy with my progress. My surgeon said my weight loss will be slow but I don’t find that to be the case. I think I’m progressing just fine😊.
  9. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Hi guys. Today I’m exactly 2 months out and wanted to give you all an update! I’ve lost 43lbs. Since my revision to sleeve. And 23 inches all around. This is so much faster than I ever lost with my lapband. I still have an aversion to certain flavors and I can only drink my protein shake if its in coffee. On its own it sends me running to the bathroom. Which is weird. My dr told me to stop drinking the protein shakes anyway and that I should start getting my proteins only from meals. I think I’ll be able to do that even though I can usually only fit about 4 ounces (we’ll see) the problem is that I’m not really a cook or kitchen person so I find myself eating the same things over and over and then making myself sick of them. This in turn means I’m quickly running out of choices. I weirdly can’t see the changes in my body but I know that they’re there because I’d definitely fit differently in my clothes and differently into seats and things like that. But the body dysmorphia is real y’all! I usually take pictures at every month anniversary and when I look back at what I looked like from the beginning to now, I still feel like I look the same—which again is weird because I thought that the pictures were supposed to show me that I actually am losing weight but oh well. Luckily I have a therapist, so I think I’m gonna bring this up at my therapy session tomorrow. I don’t come on here often, but I do read every single comment that gets posted so I really do appreciate people continuing to post here and talk about how they’re doing…it makes you feel a little less lonely, so thanks!
  10. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Doing well. Down 40 lbs already. From highest weight. 30 from day of surgery. Almost 2 months out. Feeling better every day! NSV yesterday, went to a football game and very comfortably fit in the seat. I was nervous the whole ride there!
  11. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Ladies, have any of you gotten your period since WLS. I think I’’m dying! Lol. I’m exaggerating of course but I am in sooooo much pain! I have not pain this bad since high school! I am taking Tylenol and using my heating pad but it does not feel like enough!
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    August surgery buddies!

    Hi guys! For those of you struggling, I’m saying this as much for myself as for you. Be patient with yourselves and your bodies. Do what you know you have to and what you know is right and the rest will take care of itself. Get off the scale if its making you flustered. Focus on how your body feels and what your stomach is now telling you, so you can keep doing what’s right. Remember, today is the last day of the month, so even those of us who had surgery 8/1 are only now a month out, we’re still healing and learning. I believe in us August 2022 Buddies! I know we will help each other be successful. I myself am super nervous about today. And I have not weighed myself since halfway through my pre-op. So I have no idea what I am going to hear at my 1 week post-op. But even if its a gain or not a lot I still know I am going to succeed because I am prepared to! And I know you guys are the same! We got this! You can do this! We’re here for health and NSVs! The scale can suck it! 🤣 (for now, lets not go crazy, we still need some base measurements, lol. I hope you guys all took you inches too, so you’re measuring multiple things😃) But, We’re the MFing, ABs!! We can do this! Everyone who reads this pick up your water bottle and give your self a toast and a sip to celebrate that you are here, you did this great thing for yourself and you will keep on moving! AND YOU (we) WILL SUCCEED, NO MATTER WHAT THE SCALE SAYS RIGHT NOW!! 💪🏻💪🏻
  13. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    I looked it up because I haven’t had my follow up and it was one of the questions I meant to ask. Now I’m not a medical expert and I don’t believe in being an internet doctor but it might help you. Here’s what I found. “Can you take pills after gastric bypass? Capsule, chewable and liquid medications can be taken immediately after surgery, but tablet medications need to be broken up or crushed for the first three months. This prevents medications from getting stuck in the digestive tract or not being fully absorbed.” I think if you think you can tolerate it than you can probably take it. I took a 500mg Tylenol tablet last night and didn’t have an issue. (And I did not crush it because it was late at night and I didn’t even think about).
  14. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Anyone who has had the surgery gotten a strange stitch in their side? Its not the incision its deeper inside. Painful to yawn or breathe really deeply. Also, anyone else get random hiccups. Like just one when nothing has happened to cause it. Like this morning I woke up, had 1 hiccup and then winced because it hurt my side. I don’t really have gas pain anymore and I’m doing my walking, staying hydrated and taking in my protein regular. Not many issues there. btw its my left side.
  15. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Good luck! Sending you good vibes! You’re going to do great!
  16. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Oh my goodness I was watching some TV and drinking a protein shake and I definitely over did it. Too much, too fast. It was soooo painful. And I think I experienced my first instance of dumping. I’m telling you guys my entire system rejected that shake. I really hope that never ever happens again!
  17. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Best of luck!! Hope everything goes well!
  18. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Hi all! Everything went off without a hitch but this gas pain is a b#%^+. Last night I was going in circles around my bedroom trying to dislodge some. No nausea or vomiting. That whole tastebuds changing thing is really real! But I was still able to eat some of my greek yogurt. I can eat about 1oz before feeling full. The last doctor I saw before I left told me not to worry as much about eating. And to focus on my liquids. I need to make those 64 oz daily, but she said to remember that my protein shake counts towards that. She said dehydration would land me back in the hospital faster than anything else. If I can just get rid of this gas I would be doing fantastic.
  19. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Checked in and now the “weight😏😉” begins. Lol.
  20. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Sleeve getting done tomorrow! So excited/nervous/anxious/happy…I’m having all the feelings. At once.
  21. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Sending prayers and lots of good vibes that you start feeling clarity from the head hunger!
  22. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Congratulations! Hope everything goes well!!
  23. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Congratulations 🎊🍾🎈 so glad you’re feeling better. Hope your recovery continues well without any crazy pain! And that you find a buddy!
  24. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Congratulations! 🍾🎊🎈 hope you continue to heal quickly!
  25. karakent

    August surgery buddies!

    Felicidades! Espero que te todo siga bien y que te sientas mejor pronto!

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