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Just sleeved June 8th and still not feeling like myself...this is definately not the easy way out...very sore...lots of gas and cant get comfy...please have a strong support system you'll need it ..good luck all!!!

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Just sleeved June 8th and still not feeling like myself...this is definately not the easy way out...very sore...lots of gas and cant get comfy...please have a strong support system you'll need it ..good luck all!!!

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I had my surgey on June 22 and I am doing very well, as of June 28 I am down 31 pounds including pre-op diet. Just cannot get enough protien or Water in. My surgeons are Dr. Karl Strom and Dr. Joe Barbalinardo. Had the surgey at Bayshore Community Hospital Center for Bariatrics. I don't think I could have found a better group to work with. They are all friendly and took care of all my needs.

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I had my surgey on June 22 and I am doing very well' date=' as of June 28 I am down 31 pounds including pre-op diet. Just cannot get enough protien or Water in. My surgeons are Dr. Karl Strom and Dr. Joe Barbalinardo. Had the surgey at Bayshore Community Hospital Center for Bariatrics. I don't think I could have found a better group to work with. They are all friendly and took care of all my needs.[/quote']

Congtats to you keep up the good work. I had my sleeve done June 12 down 32 lbs also you live close to me I am from hazlet nj bay shore is not far

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Hi, I'm new here and not sure how to post either. I'm from Burlington and have just been approved for the VSG surgery. I am having my surgery on Aug. 28th. Dr. Wasserman, South Jersey Surgical Group will be performing my surgery at Virtua Center for Bariatrics.

I am nervous about the diet changes and I need as much info as I can get. How does everyone handle the menu planning when you still have to prepare meals for your family? :huh:

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Hi, I'm new here and not sure how to post either. I'm from Burlington and have just been approved for the VSG surgery. I am having my surgery on Aug. 28th. Dr. Wasserman, South Jersey Surgical Group will be performing my surgery at Virtua Center for Bariatrics.

I am nervous about the diet changes and I need as much info as I can get. How does everyone handle the menu planning when you still have to prepare meals for your family? :huh:

Congrats on getting approved. After a few hiccups with my insurance i am hoping to get a date for surgery on friday at my 5th month visit.

What i have been doing is doubling some of the meals i have been making recently and freezing half of it so that when i am post op my family could just pop it either in the oven, or crockpot (depending on what it is) I have also made my own broths and froze them in 8oz containers. Hope that helps.

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Hi, I'm new here and not sure how to post either. I'm from Burlington and have just been approved for the VSG surgery. I am having my surgery on Aug. 28th. Dr. Wasserman, South Jersey Surgical Group will be performing my surgery at Virtua Center for Bariatrics.

I am nervous about the diet changes and I need as much info as I can get. How does everyone handle the menu planning when you still have to prepare meals for your family? :huh:

Now I am on an unrestricted diet & cleared to eat anything (within reason of course!). It is easier to cook for the family, as I will eat with them, just eat smaller portions.

Last night I cooked pork chops in shake & bake, with instant mashed potatoes & some carrots.

I ate half my pork chop, about 2 forkfuls of mashed potato & 2 forkfuls of carrots.

Tonight I made spaghetti with marinara sauce. I ate a small amount of it... probably just about a cup of it. Then had some deli meat & a small individual bag of almonds.

So most of the time I will eat what the family is eating. But if it is carb heavy I will supplement with some extra Protein.

But I actually enjoy cooking more since I was sleeved, don't know why, but I do!

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Thanks for the info. I will get started on planning meals that I can start preparing soon and will freeze well. My grandson, he's sixteen and lives with us, is the one I'm more concerned about. My husband will fix his own meals if he has to. I'll be spending more time on here seeking info now that I've been approved.

I am excited, nervous, scared, anxious all at the same time. I can do this!! :blink:

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I live in NJ. Southern Sicklerville area. I was sleeved in April 11 2012 at Kennedy Stratford by Dr Balsama.

I'm getting sleeved next Tuesday with your Dr partner Dr. Neff. How was your experience

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Anyone wants to chat in the chat room?

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Brady... I had such a great experience. The hospital staff is amazing, my recovery was text book. Do you go to the support group meetings?

Michelle xo

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Brady... I had such a great experience. The hospital staff is amazing' date=' my recovery was text book. Do you go to the support group meetings?

Michelle xo[/quote']

No not yet. When are the meetings?

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Brady there is a meeting august 27 at 7pm in the kennedy health trax building. You should attend! Dr. Neff and Dr Balsama attend. Very motivating, very inspirational.

Michelle xo

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Brady there is a meeting august 27 at 7pm in the kennedy health trax building. You should attend! Dr. Neff and Dr Balsama attend. Very motivating' date=' very inspirational.

Michelle xo[/quote']

I'll be 6 days post up. If I feel ok I will definitely try to come. Thanks:)

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