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  1. Barbara278

    Hello from Oklahoma

    Good luck in the process and defintely keep us posted.
  2. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    Mornng sleevers! HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 200 CW 196 wooohooooooooo
  3. waaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooooooo!!!! Thought I'd give an update since I get lots of mail about it. I did my 3rd ultra sound today and the blood clots are almost totally gone. There are a few left in my hand but for the most part all the ones in my arm are gone. I'm so excited. It's been in the back of my mind constantly worrying about it. Just want to say thanks so everyone who prayed and sent well wishes. *grinning from ear to ear*:smile1:
  4. Firefly..thank you so much. I'm so excited about it. Hope you are doing fantastic!
  5. Thanks so much Brenda and DeeDee. It's progress. The doc doesn't think the shoulder pain has anything to do with the clots, so she referred me to a Orthopedic doc. If I can get that issue worked out, I'll be feeling fantastic.
  6. Barbara278

    And so we got married..... :)

    coppers...congratulations...Or should I say Mrs. Coppers. You look and sound so happy.
  7. Barbara278

    Is this really gonna work?

    Wannalise, you will do fine. The only way I can describe it to you is that for me personally, the "wanna eat all the time constantly" switch was turned off when I had this surgery. I'm sure that has to do with the removal of the Grehlin. I honestly don't look at food the same way. It's as if the switch was part of my brain fuction (and maybe it is) and I no longer feel like I want to or have to eat tons of food to feel satisified. I'll be honest with you, the first weeks are a bit rough. Not pain wise for me, but just adjusting and trying to figure everything out, but I'm two months out...and I honestly forget that I was sleeved. This is just the new me....I don't miss eating tons of food at all. It feels so good to just eat because it's fuel and not because that's all I can think about constantly. I honestly feel like this is what normal people feel like. It very hard to explain to someone, you pretty much have to experience it. Best wishes to you as I know you will do fantastic. :lol0:
  8. Today for the first time, it really hit me that food isn't that important anymore. It's so strange. It used to be all I focused on. Everyday there was JOY in trying to figure out what and where to go to eat. Not anymore. It makes me happy and sad in a sense. Our relationship with food defintely does change. I bet this is how normal people feel. :thumbup1: lol
  9. Tiffy, youknowit & Lan,,.thanks so much. I'm thrilled.
  10. Barbara278

    Beef (or Turkey) Jerky?

    I eat jerky several times a week and love it. It goes down well and I love the fact that it helps boost my protein level.
  11. Ash, wow what an accomplishment! 100lbs in 8 months. You look great. Congrats on your success.
  12. Barbara278

    Another Newbie on Board!

    Hi Robbie. Contratulations on almost completing the process and welcome to the forums.
  13. Barbara278

    Couch 2 5K

    Shontel, fantastic! I think I need to try it out. I'd love to be able to run a 5K (without dying) lol Keep us posted on how it's going.
  14. Her question opens it up to anyone experienced or not experienced with Mexican surgeons. She didn't ask " Hello sleevers who had surgery in Mexico, i a self pay looking for a doctor in mexico to get the vsg can only sleevers who had surgery in Mexico point in the right way Opinion 1. a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty. 2. a personal view, attitude, or appraisal. 3. the formal expression of a professional judgment: to ask for a second medical opinion. Tiffy has every right to give her opinion whether or not she's had surgery in Mexico or not. Anyone that has been around these boards for more than a day and a half knows Tiffy and I think most people respect her opinion. I'm a little confused as to why she should not be allowed to give it openly, whether anyone agrees with it or not. In my opinion, this really seems like it is a personal attack. We don't all have to agree on the same docs, or opinions, but we all do have the right to voice them!
  15. Barbara278

    Is there room for me?

  16. I'd go with Dr. Aceves in a heart beat. He's really a fantastic doctor. Best of luck in your research.
  17. Barbara278

    First month review

    Lee, it sounds like you are doing fantastic. Keep up the good work. You are correct in that we can't compare ourselves to any others. We all lose at our own rate. Congrats!!
  18. Jen, I think many of us ate out of control right before our pre op diets or before surgery. It's just the thought of not being able to do that anymore that makes us want to eat more. Once you get on your pre op diet, just stay focused and you will be fine. If you follow the rules after being sleeved, you'll do great. And, they aren't hard to follow after surgery because your appetite really does change. Good luck to you and best wishes for a uneventful surgery.
  19. Barbara278

    am I too old?

    You are not to old. I'm 52 and was sleeved in Jan. It's the best thing I've ever done for myself. I wish It would have been available 20 years ago...and I had done it back then. I've lost 36 lbs and feel soooooo much better already. I'm walking/riding bike 4 miles 3 x 4 times a week. Before this surgery, I huffed and puffed to walk 2 blocks. Best of luck to getting everything done so you can move forward.
  20. Barbara278

    One month out

    Sarah, congrats on doing so well. It does get better and better by day. I now can eat pretty much anything my husband eats for dinner, where before I was having to eat differently. You are doing so well on your weight loss too. Again congrats!!
  21. Barbara278

    Onderland feels so wonderful!

    shellshell, thank you so much. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. Keeping my fingers crossed.
  22. Barbara278

    Onderland feels so wonderful!

    I hit onederland today. :thumbup1: I went to my doctors apt yesterday to do a follow up on the clots. Last time I was in they also did an array of blood work to see if I had any other issues (like clotting problems) etc. I'm not really sure how to take the results. The doctor said several areas showed borderline issues, but yet she couldn't really say there is a problem because they are borderline. Not sure what that's suppose to mean!! In the past they had run blood work and said that I had some elevated SED levels that could indicate issues, but they still haven't a clue. I've often wondered if I have Lupus or Fibro as I've had so many issues with joint pain etc. Hopefully all will resolve itself. Back to the blood clots...they are still there. :crying: She was a bit surprised and thought they would have disolved by now. She was also concerned as that arm has a spotty look to it, almost like leopard spots. They are faint and just red around the edges of the spots. I'm scheduled for another Ultra sound at the hospital this week. She wants to compare the ultra sound from 7 weeks ago to see if there is any change. If not, we will need to take a different approach as the aspirin doesn't seem to be having much effect. It's so discouraging because One, it's painful and two I want to start lifting weights and building up some muscles and I can't until the clots are gone. I have been doing 4 miles 3 to 4 times a week. Either bike riding or walking fast paced. So I'll continue doing that until I get clearance from the doc to do strength training. Things overall are going well. I'm getting so accustomed to my sleeve it's almost second nature anymore. It's easy to forget you have one, and take a gulp of something and then spit it out because "oh yeah you can't do that"!!! lol I have had no real food issues. I've been very slow to introduce new things and have tried my very best to avoid bad choices. For the most part I've done really well. Food just doesn't have the same appeal to me anymore. It's not the main focus anymore. How blessed am I? I did try popeyes chicken nuggets as I used to love those preop. Nah....didn't care for them at all. I ate two and tossed them. I won't be trying those again. :sad0: Wishing everyone a fantastic week! :biggrin0:
  23. Barbara278

    Onderland feels so wonderful!

    Thanks so much Rob. Not to many more days you'll be here in Colorado. This week the weather has been in the 60's. I hope it's just as nice when you get here.
  24. Barbara278

    Onderland feels so wonderful!

    Thank you so much DeeDee. Once those are cleared up I'll be feeling like a million dollars. I've only lost 36 lbs and I can't tell you in words how much better I am already feeling. My joints, my temperment, every area. Hope you are doing ok as well, Have you been able to Maintain your weight?
  25. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    Todays weight 200lbs I gained a half pound twice this week. Very strange, but true. Only lost 2lbs this week. It's been very slow, but at least I'm going in the right direction. Hopefully onderland by next Monday. :smile:

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