Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

December 2013 Sleevers Come In!



Recommended Posts

whosaysyoucant gastric sleeve 12/26

  1. Dec 02 Krysta03
  2. Dec 02 gaslimgal
  3. Dec 02 jess9395
  4. Dec 02 Annadette
  5. Dec 02 sookiee
  6. Dec 02 Nurse_Bonnie
  7. Dec 02 doopa
  8. Dec 02 Jerzygurl
  9. Dec 02 LittleLou
  10. Dec 02 Alysha23
  11. Dec 02 Onedaycloser
  12. Dec 02 Mskrys
  13. Dec 02 Saresy
  14. Dec 02 blueslp
  15. Dec 02 MASSGUY
  16. Dec 02 missmee
  17. Dec 02 xmarycontraryx
  18. Dec 03 azjanie
  19. Dec 03 Tasha420
  20. Dec 03 SouthernCharm
  21. Dec 03 redilla42
  22. Dec 03 skinnynewbecky2014
  23. Dec 03 Sinderelly
  24. Dec 03 missmee
  25. Dec 03 Browneyedgurl
  26. Dec 03 Jill105
  27. Dec 03 Sleever1203
  28. Dec 03 VSG AJH
  29. Dec 03 linda305
  30. Dec 03 bflyeffect17
  31. Dec 03 and then...
  32. Dec 03 Kelawyb
  33. Dec 03 ChangingMichelle
  34. Dec 03 MS IB
  35. Dec 03 LuminousLife
  36. Dec 03 linda305
  37. Dec 03 MissKoKoKiss
  38. Dec 03 tasha2013
  39. Dec 03 mooncat
  40. Dec 04 L-in-NJ
  41. Dec 04 Healthbound
  42. Dec 04 MissKatt
  43. Dec 04 caligirl3
  44. Dec 04 tmstaves
  45. Dec 04 Cakencream
  46. Dec 04 MrsFalconer
  47. Dec 05 Blondie
  48. Dec 05 Lioness813
  49. Dec 05 jenRRT
  50. Dec 05 brennalynn84
  51. Dec 05 SkinnyShanny
  52. Dec 05 Vstears
  53. Dec 05 HCPST
  54. Dec 05 Racha80
  55. Dec 05 HealthyAnnie
  56. Dec 06 kyholder
  57. Dec 06 harleychic
  58. Dec 06 MythunderAz
  59. Dec 06 krwest001sleeve
  60. Dec 08 skinnyme2
  61. Dec 09 De-jo
  62. Dec 09 AshleyMidwife
  63. Dec 09 Sweettart702
  64. Dec 09 MShell
  65. Dec 09 Carlotta
  66. Dec 09 vbishop
  67. Dec 09 Care1175
  68. Dec 09 Idlewood4
  69. Dec 09 MtAirygirl
  70. Dec 09 Boomersmomma
  71. Dec 09 doflicker
  72. Dec 09 emma313823
  73. Dec 09 Ms.Yvette
  74. Dec 09 TonyaMac
  75. Dec 10 hopecomeswithtime
  76. Dec 10 Andrew0929
  77. Dec 10 Chefcoll
  78. Dec 10 Coachdk
  79. Dec 10 Smilingirl
  80. Dec 10 tiffanylovesthebeach
  81. Dec 10 kerd
  82. Dec 10 trinarehl
  83. Dec 10 alrsr28
  84. Dec 11 liciamarie
  85. Dec 11 KaminaBlue
  86. Dec 11 Only1likeme
  87. Dec 11 soul2bleed
  88. Dec 11 Volfan
  89. Dec 11 dencob1
  90. Dec 11 MnWin
  91. Dec 11 Scraglycat
  92. Dec 11 kadeetaylor
  93. Dec 11 KatSeattle61
  94. Dec 11 DeniseC
  95. Dec 11 Katcloudshepherd
  96. Dec 11 Cwatters1
  97. Dec 11 luckyyou0521
  98. Dec 11 bmm35
  99. Dec 11 ataylo24
  100. Dec 11 JCalllie01
  101. Dec 11 Mommyofsomany
  102. Dec 12 amills
  103. Dec 12 kellymoon
  104. Dec 12 honeylove
  105. Dec 12 beansmomma
  106. Dec 12 jamalyn
  107. Dec 12 Kornrockur
  108. Dec 12 amills1383837796
  109. Dec 12 sandisleeve
  110. Dec 12 skinnyme2013
  111. Dec 12 LessofApril
  112. Dec 12 jroxhere
  113. Dec 13 Mommie4
  114. Dec 13 amduc (and husband!)
  115. Dec 13 Under1star
  116. Dec 13 AtlantaRed
  117. Dec 13 crodrigu73
  118. Dec 13 Bremartus
  119. Dec 14 Sleevin It
  120. Dec 16 slvrsax
  121. Dec 16 elhudge
  122. Dec 16 Mel1071
  123. Dec 16 MGR1852
  124. Dec 16 tami j
  125. Dec 16 Redwillow13
  126. Dec 16 Whittywoman86
  127. Dec 16 sknyinside
  128. Dec 16 soccerdad
  129. Dec 16 TBP
  130. Dec 16 brightlikeadiamond
  131. Dec 16 Candlyand86
  132. Dec 16 love to be at goal
  133. Dec 16 Mainexplorer
  134. Dec 16 laurivgs
  135. Dec 16 Tourist55
  136. Dec 16 sleeve4ever
  137. Dec 16 SoPeachy28
  138. Dec 16 mscognac504
  139. Dec 16 mikeetobe
  140. Dec 16 cabstewart
  141. Dec 16 Brazillian in Florida
  142. Dec 16 college_chick
  143. Dec 16 Sharon Kay
  144. Dec 16 BestYet2Come
  145. Dec 17 Shelly70
  146. Dec 17 Serenah
  147. Dec 17 ginnie290
  148. Dec 17 kat1548
  149. Dec 17 birdbutch
  150. Dec 17 princesstami
  151. Dec 17 Clexie
  152. Dec 17 HarlemLoser
  153. Dec 17 overdue
  154. Dec 17 Soonergirl101
  155. Dec 17 Baeball Mom
  156. Dec 17 QueenCityGal
  157. Dec 17 Ken
  158. Dec 17 Magtart
  159. Dec 17 browneyedwoman
  160. Dec 17 HealthierKee
  161. Dec 17 dreamscometrue
  162. Dec 17 kerroney
  163. Dec 17 MsButterfly
  164. Dec 17 Kiap82
  165. Dec 17 jen.jones
  166. Dec 18 Nona337am
  167. Dec 18 gemgirl
  168. Dec 18 mija1980
  169. Dec 18 Teachamy
  170. Dec 18 Simpley_ke
  171. Dec 18 kls3214
  172. Dec 18 morret14
  173. Dec 18 teekay8887
  174. Dec 18 kuey
  175. Dec 18 jnimons
  176. Dec 18 Debzdays
  177. Dec 18 georgiabelle
  178. Dec 18 newu2014
  179. Dec 18 vsgAZ04
  180. Dec 18 mythgirl
  181. Dec 18 Mustang2013
  182. Dec 18 Lainey3074
  183. Dec 19 Carol Quabeck Boyer
  184. Dec 19 E2013
  185. Dec 19 tisha_stanley
  186. Dec 19 clmftw
  187. Dec 19 Bor1qua
  188. Dec 19 Army Mom
  189. Dec 20 myvsglife
  190. Dec 20 Kindle
  191. Dec 20 Sns513
  192. Dec 20 barefeet
  193. Dec 20 jakecal413
  194. Dec 20 allyrenee222
  195. Dec 23 VLBrand6809
  196. Dec 23 ipso_fatso
  197. Dec 23 Tarheel79
  198. Dec 23 MamaSpike
  199. Dec 23 Thick'n'Thin
  200. Dec 23 macman
  201. Dec 23 RXG
  202. Dec 23 TahoeDoll
  203. Dec 24 bearman99
  204. Dec 26 ReEstDec2013
  205. Dec 26 teambarbie
  206. Dec 26 Nutchy75
  207. Dec 26 erica216
  208. Dec 26 queenbea
  209. Dec 27 Carmen1963
  210. Dec 27 kchula99
  211. Dec 27 tsneed73
  212. Dec 28 1newday2
  213. Dec 30 elsnanny
  214. Dec 30 DeezJeanz
  215. Dec 30 lashacarpenter
  216. Dec 30 kan75251
  217. Dec 30 AngiD
  218. Dec 30 Mbindra
  219. Dec 30 jennybgenius
  220. Dec 30 donaboss
  221. Dec 30 moni75
  222. Dec 30 mazzers120
  223. Dec 30 cbwalker79
  224. Dec 30 NJ mom of 4
  225. Dec 30 LisaWS
  226. Dec 31 medicyn
  227. Dec 31 Texasmeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to be on the list too...Dec3rd surgery

Please add me to the list. 12/19. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dee, I hope things are going better for you.... Prayers for you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

whosaysyoucant gastric sleeve 12/26

I would like to be on the list too...Dec3rd surgery

Please add me to the list. 12/19. Thanks

Added both of you back on page 185. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sleeved on December 20th. I've been home since the 23rd and am getting my strength back more and more every day. I've lost a total of 30lbs since I started the pre-op liquid diet; 17 lbs since I was sleeved and a total of 67lbs since I began this journey. So excited to finally be on this side of being sleeved and can't wait to see what my future holds in store for me.

Question: is anyone else having a hard time getting all their protien and a total of 64 oz Fluid in every day? (I know the shakes count as some of the required fluids but I can't get anywhere near 64 oz of anything in in a day) I was excited today for the sad fact that I was able to drink an entire protien shake (only took 6 hours to drink one 14oz shake, ugh) but after geting that down I don't have room for Water or crystal light. Is this normal this early in my journey? Also, I have a TON of food allergies and have unfortunately figured out that I'm allergic to the powdered protien mixes so I can't mix unflavored protien into my water/crystal light. Any ideas?

-

I was sleeved on dec12 and still struggling to get in minimum 50g Protein and 48oz water per my NUT

On a good day I'm probably getting in around 300 calories -- 30g protein and 32 oz water

Incredibly weak these days too; lost about 25lbs in 3 weeks since surgery

Didn't think 3 weeks out would look like this but it should get better

I had hiatal hernia repair same time so I believe that is my greatest challenge ... I actually broke down and cried while on the phone with my NUT the other day; it hurt so bad to sip anything

Im doing a bit better with sipping now due to the carafate solution my surgeon prescribed me but still not easy -- I'm thankful for the tiny progressions

Best wishes to you!!

I hope you continue to feel better each day, Sandi. I have heard many say that the additional hiatal hernia repair was more painful. Are you able to get any liquid vitamins in to help with weakness? What about some Gatorade type of drink mixed with your water? I did that the first week as I was afraid of becoming dehydraded. Have you tried any of the Isopure drinks? Or the Unjury chicken broth? I mixed some Better Than Bouillon chicken paste into the Unjury chicken and it was good. Maybe having something warm might be easier?

Hang in there!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sleeved on December 20th. I've been home since the 23rd and am getting my strength back more and more every day. I've lost a total of 30lbs since I started the pre-op liquid diet; 17 lbs since I was sleeved and a total of 67lbs since I began this journey. So excited to finally be on this side of being sleeved and can't wait to see what my future holds in store for me.

Question: is anyone else having a hard time getting all their protien and a total of 64 oz Fluid in every day? (I know the shakes count as some of the required fluids but I can't get anywhere near 64 oz of anything in in a day) I was excited today for the sad fact that I was able to drink an entire protien shake (only took 6 hours to drink one 14oz shake, ugh) but after geting that down I don't have room for Water or crystal light. Is this normal this early in my journey? Also, I have a TON of food allergies and have unfortunately figured out that I'm allergic to the powdered protien mixes so I can't mix unflavored protien into my water/crystal light. Any ideas?

Sorry you are having a hard time with your Protein. How much longer until you can have soft foods?

Have you tried any of the ready to drink Isopure drinks? I've heard you can buy them at GNC to try the flavors before buying bigger packs online. Maybe thinner drinks like that would help?

I know you said you can't have powders, but I know when I switched from ready to drink Premier Protein drinks to Unjury chocolate powder, the unjury are much thinner and I was able to drink it pretty quickly.

Hang in there and keep sipping! I'm 7 days ahead of you and can drink water easily but I still only get 48 ounces in. It's a full time job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ugh..why am I putting food in my mouth. .chewing it then spitting it out..I really need to pull it together .. took my kids to cici's pizza..got some soup..which was ok..but then saw my kids food...I just couldn't help it..:( I know it would get stuck if I swallowed ...I know this could be very bad if I continue to do this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello my family:). Just wanted to update: I'm still n hospital, I feel rather well but these esophageal spasms are still givin me issues. As I said the second swallow test was.basically inconclusive but the surgeon said it looked good enuff for him, however; until I'm 24 hrs spasm free, he still won't let me eat or drink:( so today is day 4, npo. Then he said, we just have to b patient bc it will improve, so I have to stay here until Monday mornin:( my 9 yr old is alredy upset when she has to lv me nd she doesn't evn know about Monday yet. Catheter n heart monitor removed so that's good. I thank God that I'm not evn hungry or head hungry, I'm just rdy to get up n moving forward in a positive way. I've been reading about how u all are and praying every night for yall. Take care and hopefully I'll have bttr news for yall. XOXO my friends keep up the awesomeness of ur journeys, I'm proud of you all!!!!

Hi Deez! I hope your spasms have slowed down! I'm sorry you're stuck in the hospital, but I tell you, I wish I could have stayed more than one night! I know you have a family to get back to, though! Glad the cath and heart monitor are removed. Are you able to get up and walk around? I slept pretty well but did find myself getting up to use the restroom about every hour due to the IVs.

Thankful you're not experiencing any hunger (in your head or tummy!) as I'm sure that would be even more difficult!

Hopefully by the time you get home, you won't even need any pain meds! You'll be so far along by then!

Continue being your usual positive self! So many people pulling for you on this side!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ugh..why am I putting food in my mouth. .chewing it then spitting it out..I really need to pull it together .. took my kids to cici's pizza..got some soup..which was ok..but then saw my kids food...I just couldn't help it.. :( I know it would get stuck if I swallowed ...I know this could be very bad if I continue to do this.

Shrug it off and don't do it again! Maybe try to steer clear of those places. I know it would be hard for me not to get some Cici's buffalo chicken pizza!

You know what all that stuff tastes like and one day, you can have it again!

Are you on any type of foods yet? If not, then I would fill up on a Protein Shake before taking the kids to get their food.

You can do this!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First, I'm sorry some are struggling through right now. I pray you feel better soon!

First week check up today (10 days post op). I'm down 8 lbs post post. Feeling awesome. Getting my Water and Protein in. I asked about eating crab (it's all I can think about!) and the nut moved me on to soft foods! I had chili at Wendy's as my first meal. I finished half a small and it was very satisfying!

I will be revising my weight loss goals as well, as the nut evaluated my lean body mass at 130lbs (I'm 5'6") so 162.5 seems like a reasonable goal (25% body fat). I think I'll round it down to 160lbs (instead of 154, my current goal) and have a couple pounds wiggle room.

Doc said I can remove the surgical glue. I'm so pleased with how my incisions are healing! Doc cleared me for basically whatever I want/need.

ME: Can I work out and lift weights?

Doc: Sure!

ME: Can I go back to work?

Doc: Sure! When would you like to go back?

ME: All done the blood thinner shots doc?

Doc:Yep!

I guess tomorrow will be a down day though, school is canceled on account of snow. I'm not walking outside or driving to the gym I think...unless I can get some crab legs while I am out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a number for December! Hope all of you folks do well, I'm pulling for you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi! I was sleeved 12/26 and feeling pretty good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Calls to ask the NUT a question and doc answered the phone himself.

Me: Doc, can I have coffee?

Doc: What kind?
Me: The good stuff!

Doc Hazelnut?
Me: Sure, as long as it has caffeine!

Doc: Sure. Just remember it's a diuretic and doesn't count toward your Fluid intake. Be mindful of the cream and sweetners you use.

Thank the Lord and Dr. Neff!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Calls to ask the NUT a question and doc answered the phone himself.

Me: Doc, can I have coffee?

Doc: What kind?

Me: The good stuff!

Doc Hazelnut?

Me: Sure, as long as it has caffeine!

Doc: Sure. Just remember it's a diuretic and doesn't count toward your Fluid intake. Be mindful of the cream and sweetners you use.

Thank the Lord and Dr. Neff!

Finally a doc that got it right. Coffee does NOT cause dehydration, it just doesn't add anything, the caffeine cancels out the Water intake. So don't count it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope you continue to feel better each day, Sandi. I have heard many say that the additional hiatal hernia repair was more painful. Are you able to get any liquid vitamins in to help with weakness? What about some Gatorade type of drink mixed with your Water? I did that the first week as I was afraid of becoming dehydraded. Have you tried any of the Isopure drinks? Or the Unjury chicken broth? I mixed some Better Than Bouillon chicken paste into the Unjury chicken and it was good. Maybe having something warm might be easier?

Hang in there!!

---

Really don't like those isopure clear drinks and I was hoping they would be my saving grace

My doc office doesn't recommend Gatorade or powerades or anything else similar .. Simply water and Protein Shakes, broth, pops tea and Jello, yogurt -- but can't really tolerate Much even water and warm tea creates discomfort after a while ... Takes me about 1.5+hours to finish 9oz of Protein Shake and 3.5 hours to get down 16oz of water

I think of and miss real food but I'm nervous about the pain it will cause when mushy foods stage starts next week -- it's a very slow progress of returning to normalcy for me and I'm 22 days out

I was a ball of energy before this surgery with no co morbidities at all and I'm 31 yrs old so my slow recovery is a bit of a shock

I take and tolerate chewable vitamins but doubt they are doing much for me

I'll continue to pray! Thanks for your concern and suggestions

Hope all is well with you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Krestel

      I can now buy clothes in normal stores again. Admittedly the first time when I started trying on clothes, I really had to keep myself calm. Normally trying on clothes causes me to become SOOO depressed that it take weeks just to get over it. Now, I have to keep myself from not wanting to buy everything!
      · 1 reply
      1. AngieBear

        Right?! It’s an amazing, freeing feeling.

    • allwet

      https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(19)30504-2?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1550413119305042%3Fshowall%3Dtrue
      · 5 replies
      1. Charlessmott

        https://www.winterisnotcoming.org/butterfly-crib-bedding/

      2. Orchids&Dragons

        Wow, I am nowhere-near smart enough to read that article! 😉

      3. Charlessmott

        https://www.winterisnotcoming.org/lounge-pillow-with-arms/

      4. JerryDew

        https://www.ivoox.com/geminis-ver-pelicula-online-completas-espanol-gratis-audios-mp3_rf_42954936_1.html

      5. JerryDew

        https://www.ivoox.com/geminis-ver-pelicula-online-completas-espanol-gratis-audios-mp3_rf_42954936_1.html

    • GreenTealael  »  seaforest

      🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥CONGRATULATIONS🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
      · 2 replies
      1. ShannaLeany

        https://www.yaplakal.com

      2. ShannaLeany

        https://www.yaplakal.com

    • gn3476  »  TxStar09

      Hi, congrats on your surgery!  Saw you went to Dr. Pleatman.  I've been between doing the Lap Band and sleeve.  I was suppose to have a consultation with Dr. Pleatman this month.  So far great experience with his office coordinator Carrie (sp?).   Feeling really scared and nervous about getting the sleeve.  If you can share...how was your experience with Dr. Pleatman's office and the surgery?   Thanks!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • LadyVS

      I'm not new, I was an active Lapbander from: 
      JOINED
      March 4, 2013   LAST VISITED
      February 6, 2017 Here I am on October 4, 2019 thinking back over my Lapband journey and how I thought I would be banded for life. Unfortunately, I have been sick for some time, and am on medications; and well my weight has constantly slowly increased. I was 225 pounds when I had my Lapband surgery on Dec. 17, 2010. At least my weight hasn't reached 210. I have been fluctuating between 202-206. For that, I'm grateful. I'm just excited to be able to have another tool to assist me with my weight loss journey. I'm not looking forward to the liquid stage, however.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×