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Just Jess

LAP-BAND Patients
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About Just Jess

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    Expert Member
  • Birthday 09/26/1978

About Me

  • Biography
    SIPS patient
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    reading, listening to music, catching up with my DVR, dancing, hanging out with family and friends
  • Occupation
    Education
  • City
    Las Vegas
  • State
    NV
  • Zip Code
    89147

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  1. Just Jess

    Sleeve to loop duodenal switch (SIPS)

    I had SIPS in April, 2017. I have done very well with it. No complications and I've lost 82 lbs. thus far.
  2. I am now down 82 lbs. Still looking for fellow SIPS patients to compare notes.
  3. Hi all! I'm Jess, 38 years old, living in Las Vegas, NV. I had the SIPS procedure done on Apr. 5th @ Blossom Bariatrics with Dr. Matt. I've lost a little over 60 lbs since Feb. -40 of that since surgery. I am looking for other SIPS post-op patients to chat with!!!!! If you've not heard of SIPS it is "stomach intestinal pylorus-sparing surgery" and basically is a sleeve plus a small intestinal adjustment similar to a duodenal switch. Here's an article if you'd like to know more: https://www.wlshelp.com/news/good-bye-gastric-bypass-hello-sips/ 💕💕💕💕 Last, here's me:
  4. I am getting the SIPS on April 5th. I'm concerned that most seem to have had a several day hospital stay & weeks out of work??! I am having it done at a surgical center with no hospital stay and only taking a week off at my doctors recommendation. Can anyone elaborate?
  5. Happy 34th Birthday jameza40!

  6. Just Jess

    how can i eat this much?

    i thought drinking with meals was a band thing not a sleeve thing... but i do remember my doc talking about it --- but much like disney mentioned above... i thought it was bc it WON'T go down not bc it would affect how you ate. thought i was a fortunate one who could. WHOOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Just Jess

    how can i eat this much?

    i have been drinking with my meals.. thank you for that reminder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Just Jess

    how can i eat this much?

    hey all... i am concerned that i am starting to see the volume in which i am eating increasing before i am satisfied. for instance, i can eat 2 chicken strips with no problem and a half cup of veggies. just a month ago, i could only get in half chicken strip. my weight loss has slowed. i've lost almost 50 lbs. in 3 months... but this last month has been little to nothing. anyone else feeling this?
  9. Just Jess

    CAULIFLOWER PIZZA

    my italian seasoning says marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, and basil
  10. Just Jess

    CAULIFLOWER PIZZA

    loooooooooooooooved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (put ricatta, mozerella, cheddar, and mushrooms on mine!)
  11. Just Jess

    CAULIFLOWER PIZZA

    this sounds so yummy... i cannot wait to make my first sleeved PIZZA!!!!!
  12. Just Jess

    April Sleevers?

    no, my weight loss wasn't all post op... i was 290 on the morning of surgery. thank you for sharing! i have this "i'm doing it wrong" complex and just terrified to mess it up!!!!!!! and i am not hungry, by any means... just wonder why i don't feel that intense full everyone else described.
  13. Just Jess

    April Sleevers?

    does anyone else feel they can eat more than 4 oz. of mushies??? i am only 2 weeks out (surgery on April 15th) and I'm hopeful that it is just bc they are mushies and not solid food - but i'm concerned that i take down 4 oz. very easily. i do not rush, def. take my time, but i do not feel uncomfortable at the end of 4 oz. i am NOT experimenting and taking more in - but i'm concerned that i think i could. anyone else a couple weeks ahead of me understand? does it change when you get to solid foods? i'm nervous that so many people said they could only have a couple bites of eggs... i ate 4 oz. egg beaters - NO problem. how about those who said they can only do 1 oz. cottage cheese??? i can do 3 oz. mixed with Jello for a total of 4 oz. NO problem. is there something wrong????
  14. Just Jess

    Introducing Jess... just Jess!

    hi all! i am here with my first concern since being sleeved............ when on stage 2-3, did anyone feel they could eat more than 4 oz. at one time??? i am hopeful that it is just bc they are mushies and not solid food - but i'm concerned that i take down 4 oz. VERY easily. i do not rush, def. take my time, but i do not feel uncomfortable at the end of 4 oz. i am NOT experimenting and taking more in - but i'm concerned that i think i could. i have a complex about failure --- being i had the band and lost 100lbs. with it, then gained 100 lbs. without it. soooooooooo, i'm desperately praying that THIS is it for me. i'm nervous that so many people said they could only have a couple bites of eggs... i ate 4 oz. scrambled egg beaters - NO problem. then there are those who said they can only do 1 oz. cottage cheese??? i can do 3 oz. mixed with Jello for a total of 4 oz. NO problem. i also have had 4 oz. turkey pureed with gravy - no issues. is there something wrong???? please help!
  15. Just Jess

    Introducing Jess... just Jess!

    ok... so, it's done! surgery was at 10:45 am Friday, April 15th. I am home now......... recovering! everything went well... doc told my husband it was "textbook" - so i'd say that is good. he was even able to go into all my old incisions from lapband surgery - the "scars" look good... but my tummy is still distended. my hubby took lots of pics of me getting ready, etc. that i will share a bit later. i want him to take some of my scars too so i monitor how they are healing. my only complaint thus far is HEADACHE. i have a chronic headache. i have been taking tylenol liquid more frequently than the liquid narcotic. but both taste absolutely disgusting. i will say it is REALLY hard to get in 3-4 oz. in per half hour... i am super TYPE A - so i, of course, made a check list of times to tick off as i drank. i hope and pray i stay hydrated... but it is NOT easy!!!!!!!!!!!! is anyone else having difficulties with nausea? i had to get anti-nausea meds in the hospital like 4 times and have been working on my deep breathing to help here at home. i have also been feeling the need to "cough" something up. but it hurts like hell. i am now just trying to SIP, SIP, SIP... everyone says how it's important to remember that... but omg - it's SO hard!!!!!!!!!! who would've trhought that 3 oz. every 30 min. would be difficult!!!!!!!!!!
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