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8 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Considering my journey so far, I had quite a few dramatic moments (hope I've hid them well)...

The most dramatic moment was during pre surgery - prepping my Green Binder, where all the instructions of how to handle my legacy were placed (from funeral prep to future weddings of my children)

Sooooo dramatic, yes but I thought it was on tempo then.

What was your most dramatic moment during this journey? It doesn't have to be serious, it can be comical too.

The hardest emotionally would be when I had to prep instructions and documents so my wife could pay the bills and access what she would need to if I were to die, I also wrote out some goodbyes, just in case.

Funniest was the first poop after surgery... that smell... ugh, it will haunt me forever.

Post op - almost in tears happy moment, when I went to Kohl's with the wife, bought clothes off the rack without bothering to try them on, knowing they would fit without issue.

And the most recent, uncontrollable smile inducing moment, yesterday when I went back to the gym, I hit the treadmill and was able to run at 5 mph for 5 full minutes non-stop without turning into a sweating, huffing and puffing mess. I would have been able to run longer if I had properly stretched, I didn't expect to be able to run that long without issue... so I didn't bother stretching. But damn if I couldn't stop that ear to ear grin on my face as I was trucking along. Same run, I hit 7 mph with zero issues either... so damn cool!

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11 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

I've thrown away a pair of underwear or two gambling on it being gas... 😓

Me too.... There's just no knowing what our bodies have in mind for us. 😔

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After waking up from surgery, and enduring the recovery room, I was wheeled to a non-bariatric floor because it was full. After getting situated. I decided to take it upon myself to go for a walk. Well, we all know where the gas they pump into you goes, I stopped let one rip for what seemed like 30 seconds. I then heard a voice behind me say "did someone start a lawnmower?". I was mortified and hobbled back to my room.

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I too had the poo issue. Trusted one I shouldn't have while basically sleeping. Rolled over to the other side of the bed and left it 😐 Found the mark the next morning and since this was super new post-op, had to beg my roommate to not ask questions and go wash my sheets downstairs for me xD He was very kind about it (and definitely knew what was up)

I also recently had a very dramatic pity party for myself when I realized that weighing 125 would not be maintainable for me, but 127 probably is...for the near future at least. So I changed my goal again and accepted I *likely* won't be losing the full 100lbs I was trying for. (Me being a total drama queen since my progress is great regardless!)

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12 hours ago, Matt Z said:

The hardest emotionally would be when I had to prep instructions and documents so my wife could pay the bills and access what she would need to if I were to die, I also wrote out some goodbyes, just in case.

Funniest was the first poop after surgery... that smell... ugh, it will haunt me forever.

Post op - almost in tears happy moment, when I went to Kohl's with the wife, bought clothes off the rack without bothering to try them on, knowing they would fit without issue.

And the most recent, uncontrollable smile inducing moment, yesterday when I went back to the gym, I hit the treadmill and was able to run at 5 mph for 5 full minutes non-stop without turning into a sweating, huffing and puffing mess. I would have been able to run longer if I had properly stretched, I didn't expect to be able to run that long without issue... so I didn't bother stretching. But damn if I couldn't stop that ear to ear grin on my face as I was trucking along. Same run, I hit 7 mph with zero issues either... so damn cool!

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1 hour ago, BuzzVSG said:

After waking up from surgery, and enduring the recovery room, I was wheeled to a non-bariatric floor because it was full. After getting situated. I decided to take it upon myself to go for a walk. Well, we all know where the gas they pump into you goes, I stopped let one rip for what seemed like 30 seconds. I then heard a voice behind me say "did someone start a lawnmower?". I was mortified and hobbled back to my room.

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Ok, here's a comical one.
In the first few weeks after surgery when my gut was completely wonky, I had a lil accident...thinking I was farting...while out shopping with my bestie.
She ran and bought me a new pair of underpants and wet wipes while I hid in the bathroom cringing. OMG...
Yep, pooping your pants in Kohl's is drama:)


Hehe at least you were at kohls so you could buy new pants [emoji2]

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I am pretty low key. I never worried about dying, but I was super worried about the pain.

My dramatic moments were probably repeatedly asking for pain medicine the day after surgery. Or when I blended up a mini chicken quesadilla and projectile vomited all over the place (self included!) I have never been able to vomit discretely. My husband thought I was dying. 😂😂

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OMG how could I forget about the time I tried to pass out in Paris because I thought I could eat whatever I wanted with a sleeve. Not. Dumping Syndrome in French subtitles.

Pas Bon...

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Tonight I drank a decaf coffee, because I read people on here complaining that it gave them diarrhea. 🤞

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6 minutes ago, insta_adventurer said:

Tonight I drank a decaf coffee, because I read people on here complaining that it gave them diarrhea. 🤞

I fracking wish...

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Tea--It's your dramatic moments, many comedic, that I find so endearing about you. More exclamation points!!! More ellipses...

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Here's a photo of a drama drop:

Not making fun of the OP. It's just that in the beginning every misaligned stitch or unicorn-shaped bruise almost seems like a near-death event.

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3 minutes ago, Missouri-Lee's Summit said:

Here's a photo of a drama drop:

Not making fun of the OP. It's just that in the beginning every misaligned stitch or unicorn-shaped bruise almost seems like a near-death event.

Had this happened to me, I would have called my children to my bedside, to give them their blessings...

I'm that dramatic too lol

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