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Barbara278

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  1. Okay, its starting to happen. I am less than a week out. I am uber obsessed with food. I get that initially my body won't let me eat, but how am I gonna do this. I have SUCH A SICK relationship with food. Is this really gonna work? Am I wasting my time and my money? Am I taking too much of a risk? Do you know how humiliating and heartbreaking it would be if I did all this and then failed? I'm getting scared. Please be honest. How hard is this? Did you grieve? What do I do?

    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:


  2. 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:


  3. Hello everybody i a self pay looking for a doctor in Mexico to get the vsg can anybody point in the right way

    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!


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. I can totally relate to the headaches as well. I'm on day 4 of this preop diet. I want to chew as well. It feels totally weird not to have a fork in my hand @ all. This isn't easy but when I get weak or start having a hard time, I journal my feelings to God. Friday night I got so depressed that when my husband and kids came back home from picking up dinner for themselves, I went upstairs and cried. Then I realized how much food is such a big part of our lives and it shouldn't dictate everything we do. However, that still doesn't make this easy.

    Queen, hang in there. It does get better I promise. The preop diet is one of the worst parts of the whole process.


  7. Well...things didn't go as well as I had hoped. Surgery went fine but ended up getting admitted to the hospital due to concern of dehydration and not being able to keep anything down. Day 3 in the hosptial and finally able to keep broth and juice down. They are giving me steroids to help with swelling, indegestion meds, meds to help with nausea, and fluids. I will post more when I get home...difficult to type on phone.

    Kerr, sorry to hear you had some issues. Good thing they were on top of it. Praying for you to have a speedy recovery and be able to go home soon. Keep us posted when you can, I know those cell phone keyboards can be a pain.


  8. It's so true. I had a really difficult time grasping talking to some of the veterans on OH, but they kept telling, 'you'll just have to see for yourself.'

    It's extremely liberating isn't it?

    It is Tiffy. It's the strangest feeling. It's so hard to put into words where others can understand it. It's just one of those things we all have to experience ourselves.

    It is liberating, but strange at the same time. After being addicted to food for so many years, it's just "different". It's nice not to focus on food constantly. When I think of how many hours, days I wasted thinking about and consuming food, it makes me sad.

    I just wish I had done this years ago.

    :thumbup1:


  9. 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

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