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  1. Barbara278

    Anyone else have weird food dreams?

    That's funny!! *wondering if that's something that she'd actually do:wink0:* lol
  2. Barbara278

    Anyone else have weird food dreams?

    When I was on pre-op I do remember dreaming about eating something because I woke up chewing. lol:huh0:
  3. Barbara278

    Anyone else have weird food dreams?

    :blushing::lol0::crying: That is just so funny. I bet you never spilt anything off your plate either huh? *snickering*
  4. Barbara278

    down a 100 pounds

    Holy cow!!! Congratulations! That's fantastic.
  5. Barbara278

    Lentil Soup

    I made this soup and it is great!!! Thanks Stoongal
  6. Barbara278

    I had my life changing surgery!

  7. Barbara278

    made it to the sleeved side!

    Congrats Youknowit!!! Sending prayers your way for a speedy recovery!
  8. Barbara278

    hello losers!

    Kelly, welcome to the forum! I think many of us started out thinking the band was the way to go until doing all the research. It sure did open my eyes up once I read all the complications and I'm so thankful for forums like this so that we can learn from others experiences. Good luck on your first consult.
  9. Barbara278

    I am sleeved!

    Phatmanwalking, in all honesty, most days were good, but every now and then I'll feel a little tired of not so good in between. Update on the arm. Yesterday was my first day back to work so I used my arm quite a bit. It did swell some (not nearly as bad as before) and it hurt some as well. Starting today, the doc has me taking aspirin twice daily. And I have to up my Nexium to 2 times a day to protect my tummy from the aspirin. So we will see how that works. I do beleive that it is getting better, just very slowly. I was also told to start gently massaging it during the day. I'm still praying and hoping it goes away soon. Thanks for asking. Hope you are doing well. :confused1:
  10. Barbara278

    I am sleeved!

    excited, I had good days and bad days during the first two weeks. I'd have 3 or 4 great days in a row, and then one bad one. I think it's normal. Just keep getting that protein and fluids in. Glad to hear you are doing ok.
  11. Barbara278

    I am sleeved!

    Congrats! Are you feeling any better?
  12. Best wishes to all being sleeved this week!
  13. Barbara278

    Gallbladder issues and surgery

    Tiff, I just found this thread tonight. I'm so sorry you are having more issues. You've already been throught the mill! But, I have no doubt, you will do fine. You are a fighter and you have such a positive attitude. Thats what will get you through this with flying colors. You will be in my prayers. I'm a firm believer in the power of prayer. Please keep us posted on what is going on and how you are doing.
  14. TexasT, so sorry for your issues. Good thoughts and prayers are heading your way. Keep us posted on your recovery.
  15. Barbara278

    I am NORMAL!

    Congratulations DeeDee! What an accomplishment! :thumbup:
  16. Phatman, yes. Sometimes when you get off caffiene or carbs you get a really bad headache that can last a couple of days. I had one for 3 days after I started my preop diet.
  17. Well, we made the trip to San Diego and then on to Mexicali. My flight was an hour late so I was so worried that the van would leave without me. Of course they waited for me. We did all our preop tests today. They actually weren't bad at all. They drew blood, did x rays and a ekg. We met with the anesthesiologist first and then Dr. Aceves. I loved them both. They were very detailed about what to expect and what is expected of us. Had lots of paperwork to fill out. We were allowed to go out to dinner tonight after a full day of fasting. Needless to say, I ate to much. I was starved by the time we had dinner around 6pm. The hotel is very nice and the restaurant here is fantastic. I met Brenda and her mother. Great people. We actually had dinner together tonight. Tomorrow morning Ernesto will pick us up at 7am to head to the hospital for surgery. Surprisingly I'm not nervous at all. They did give us an antibiotic we are to take tonight and a pill to help us sleep. I'll post more tomorrow after surgery. Wish me Luck and all prayers appreciated.
  18. My doc required a one week high protein, low carb diet (less than 30 carbs per day). I went ahead and started it one week early.
  19. Thank you so much youknowit!
  20. Thanks for the prayers, they are greatly appreciated.
  21. Those were concerns of mine also. The hospital was very good. They cannot turn anyone away when you need help. The ER doc was very interested in where I had been and mentioned that she knew several others who had gone to Mexico for surgeries. I'm not sure how my insurance company will respond to the bills. I'll just have to wait and see. My Doc was concerned but ok with everything. She ran tests and didn't question my decision at all. Hope that helps.
  22. Well, My arm felt pretty good for a few days and then today it hurt like heck and swole up again. Its's very discouraging because I just don't know what else to do to help it along. I'll just keep doing the hot compresses and pray for the best. Thanks for asking. :laugh0:
  23. Amy, hang in there and hope you get to feeling better soon. It gets better with each day passing.
  24. That's great news! Following the rules will work best and give you the best results. You already have a Good Luck!
  25. Phatman, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your date. I think your feelings are natural and most likely everyone of us have thought the same thing. I live in Colorado so I know April is a great time to visit. There are so many helpful and knowledgeable people on here. You will get answers to most any question you have. Look forward to hearing more on your journey!

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