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  1. I went through the same thing! I was crying as they rolled me back into the operating room because I was so scared I would never get to see my daughter again. We all have mixed emotions going into this, you just can't let them steer you away from the ultimate goal of getting healthier to be with your family longer. If you think that you can do it on your own, well give it one more shot. I couldn't, and my life was wasted with many many years of me trying. I don't regret this surgery for a minute, I am 8 months out, 100 pounds down, and life is so much better now! I can eat what I want now, and it almost feels like I didn't even have surgery, except for my smaller meals! I wish you the best of luck either way, keep us posted on what you decide.
  2. Prayers sent!! I hope all goes well, let us know how your doing when you feel up to it.
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    *** Shrinking Feet ?***

    My feet shrunk a little, now all my shoes are a little more comfortable...but I haven't had any change in the width! I guess my family is right, I will always have flinstone feet...ugh! Do they have surgery for that...lol! Just joking, but I do wish they made more cute wide width shoes. I do have a few more pounds to go though, so maybe it's all in my feet...lol!! <--- (keep dreaming)
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    I have at least 145 pounds to lose

    I started around where your at (299) and have lost about 95lbs. since my surgery in January. There was alot of slow times, sometimes weeks but then it would pick up again. I haven't actually worked out that much, tried many times but just can't seem to get motivated! Now I can eat whatever I want, but I still try to keep it healthy! I just wanted to say I know it looks like you'll never make it, but have hope! I felt the same way, and now I feel great about my weight loss and am still hoping to get these last few pounds off sooner or later! You are still very early out, give it a chance and hopefully things will start speeding up for you! I wish you all the best on your journey, keep your head up girl!!! You got this!!
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    Is anyone from northern ca.

    I live in Redding, Ca.
  6. angel96049

    Dying for BBQ here! Ya think I can....???

    I would say go for it! Be careful that the sauce isn't too thick! I had some wild cravings early post-op, it's normal! I even licked some doritos, and it did help with the cravings! Good luck, and I hope your cravings subside soon! In no time you'll be eating normal food again try to keep that in mind when the cravings hit! Keep us posted!
  7. angel96049

    Whats up with...

    Great question! I have the same problem, and I hope there is someone out there that can help us out!
  8. angel96049

    Are antibiotics ok to take?

    Thanks everyone! Great advice always helps!
  9. I have had bronchitis for a few weeks now and finally made it to the doctor yesterday and she prescribed me antibiotics and an inhaler. I'm not sure if this is something we aren't supposed to take or if I can take it with all my other supplements. Any feedback would help, or anyone post-op that has had to take them please let me know. I just want to start feeling better without taking any risks! Please help!
  10. angel96049

    Mentor PLS.

    Tildab, I also had alot of nausea after my surgery, it got soooo bad I was regretting my choice. For me, I finally realized that it was from crushing my medication and the chewable vitamins I was taking. I am not exactly sure why they bothered my stomach, but to swallow my medications whole, or to take regular vitamins (not chewable) doesn't bother me at all! Once I stopped those everything started looking up for me, and now I love my sleeve!! Hope this helps and I hope you start feeling better soon!
  11. angel96049

    Is this a true stall?

    Wow 108 pounds! Congratulations on your success so far! My weight loss has also slowed down, and I still have quite a ways to go. I think you are on the right track by shaking things up a bit and working out. My doctor recently told me that after our initial healing from surgery, new studies show that 40 grams of protein a day is plenty. After hearing so much about the importance of getting protein in, and atleast 60-70 grams a day this concept is still hard for me to believe. But atleast on the days when I don't get enough, I'm not as worried about it. I would just try to drink more water, and continue working out, hopefully your body will finally let go and you'll start losing again! That's what I've been hoping for anyways. Good luck with your continued weight loss, and let us know if things improve.
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    That is such exciting news! A great milestone if you ask me...getting to the "normal" range is such an accomplishment, and I bet you feel great! What an inspiration!! Keep up the great work and the rest of the weight will drop off sooner or later!!
  13. I feel the same exact way Lan2k! It is so hard to explain to my family that I just need a few minutes after I eat for everything to settle in. It is weird, and I hope that part eases up soon! I don't want my tummy stretching out, but a meal without discomfort would be nice. I am also confused about the sloooooww weight loss, especially since we aren't able to eat much???
  14. angel96049

    Because of you.....

    Welcome! These people have helped me before, during, and after my surgery! It is a great site! Good luck with your loan and surgery date, keep us posted!
  15. ----->Making room for ya! Sounds like things went great! So glad to hear your up and about already with minimal pain. I had a hard time finding a decent tasting broth too, finally I just ended up draining it out of a cup-o-noodle...tasted great! Keep us updated!

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