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On 5/31/2018 at 6:37 AM, AshAsh1 said:

I’m not a “vet” by any means

For some reason when I read that I thought you meant "veterinarian". :D:lol::wacko: My 1st thought was that you were going to talk about your pet.

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18 hours ago, Lora67 said:

Rather disappointed in this string of posts. Maybe it’s because I’m new. It just seems to me we all need to be patient and remember what it was like to experience some of these fears. I personally don’t even know what I would want to search for at times so a repeated question or situation that shows up is new for me and I learn from it. Were I wouldn’t even have thought to search the subject.

I'm also sorry you are offended. As mentioned, this is in the Rants and Raves section.

In just about every internet forum though, people get frustrated by having the same questions repeated over and over again. It is just considered good etiquette to look for an answer before you make a new post. This forum is actually kinder and more patient than most!

Also, speaking for myself, I have a low tolerance for drama. There are posts like, "I've lost 30 lbs in two weeks, but I gained a lb today, this surgery didn't work." I am glad to to offer my input, support, experience, advice when someone is legitimately looking for it. But I'm not a good hand holder when someone's expectations are far removed from reality.

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6 hours ago, newmebithebypass said:

The alcohol posts mess with me my program preach 1 year and that’s for safety

See, I guess this is another pet peeve of mine. Every surgeon's program is different. There is no standard program. I agree that alcohol should be avoided because it is liquid calories. But I don't agree at all that it is a safety issue.

That brings me to another pet peeve, scare mongering by surgeons and NUTS. No straws, because you'll swallow air? How do you even do that? And if you do get air in your stomach, you burp, bfd? Carbonation will stretch your sleeve. So these tiny little bubbles are powerful enough to stretch this incredibly tough organ that churns and breaks down all of our food. I'm not a Dr., but I have common sense, I just don't buy it.

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People are so sensitive now a day that you get tell them this without a gang of moralist calling you all types of bully.. pathetic! I agree with you 100%

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I have a rant, over in my notifications, the very same topic is coming up multple times, not diverse statements on a certain subject just the same one. I enjoy orereading,on Gmail before I look the topic on Bariatric pal, how,many times can I hear "Harriet Jones had a nosebleed" before it becomes irritating. I want to scream "someone please give poor Harriet a tissue,so we can move on!"

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On 07/07/2018 at 14:20, sillykitty said:





See, I guess this is another pet peeve of mine. Every surgeon's program is different. There is no standard program. I agree that alcohol should be avoided because it is liquid calories. But I don't agree at all that it is a safety issue.




That brings me to another pet peeve, scare mongering by surgeons and NUTS. No straws, because you'll swallow air? How do you even do that? And if you do get air in your stomach, you burp, bfd? Carbonation will stretch your sleeve. So these tiny little bubbles are powerful enough to stretch this incredibly tough organ that churns and breaks down all of our food. I'm not a Dr., but I have common sense, I just don't buy it.


I could hit “like” 5X!

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3 hours ago, sillykitty said:

That brings me to another pet peeve, scare mongering by surgeons and NUTS. No straws, because you'll swallow air? How do you even do that? And if you do get air in your stomach, you burp, bfd?

Well, for those of us genetically incapable of burping, maybe it could be FATAL! ;) However, I'll risk it. I love my straws!

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36 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Well, for those of us genetically incapable of burping, maybe it could be FATAL! ;)

Then surviving past infancy was a miracle! :lol:

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55 minutes ago, AshAsh1 said:

I could hit “like” 5X!

I felt the same about your posts on the "Back with a Vengence" thread!

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7 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

Then surviving past infancy was a miracle! :lol:

My mom said I was a HORRIBLE baby for just that reason. Guess I'm lucky she didn't leave me on a doorstep somewhere. That, and my habit of waking up at 4 am, which didn't stop until college partying kicked in. She used to leave my bottles on the bottom shelf of the fridge so that I could get them myself (by around 18 months).

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4 hours ago, sillykitty said:

I agree that alcohol should be avoided because it is liquid calories.

Right up there with "when can I eat pizza and ice cream again?"

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This thread is amazing! So many laughs

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My tolerance for the "I haven't lost in two days, this surgery doesn't work" posts is almost at zero.

I wish there was a formum for mid term WLS patients. As we approach goal or are in early maintenance.

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How about Surgery doesn't work, I have gone back to McDonalds, I eat French Fries 3 times a day and twice on Sunday, but now I have a greasy taste in my,mouth , that proves Surgery Doesn't Work

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8 hours ago, sillykitty said:

My tolerance for the "I haven't lost in two days, this surgery doesn't work" posts is almost at zero.

I wish there was a formum for mid term WLS patients. As we approach goal or are in early maintenance.

Preach. I'm with you. I really want to help, and get help, but its hard to sift through those kinds of threads.

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