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On 11/27/2019 at 4:33 AM, Sandra Nuelken said:

Fellow former bander here. I had mine done the end of July and I'm holding on for a wild ride. Word to the wise I entered this journey with a "been there done that", and I was surprised that shortly after surgery I went through all of the "what did I do and why did I do it" moments. I had those moments of missing food and anger. I guess having done the journey doesn't make it a breeze, it just helps you understand that this will pass. I have reached a point that I was at a good fill, I can eat regular food, not much and I'm finally in a good spot in my head except for stalls. They make me unhappy. I guess what I'm saying is to be careful as all the uncertainties will pop up even if you've been down this road.

I really appreciate that advise! I really needed to hear that! Grateful.

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You'll do great if you follow your doctor's orders. After 6 weeks when I was able to add food, I took it very slowly. I had a lot of tuna and chicken breast as I knew it was safe. I didn't venture out to other food until almost 3 months out. Always focus on your Proteins. After surgery walk around a lot to get the gas out of your stomach. That is the only discomfort I experienced. At 3 weeks you get hungry, sometime during the first weeks you think you made a mistake, just hang in there. Just realize that this is a journey and not a sprint Just hang in there. Have a great journey.

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Let be friends! I’m fairly new to this forum but I’ve been keeping up with it and have met some pretty amazing and inspiring people. There’s still hope! Feel free to message me!

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I am in Anderson Township, OH not KY. I better go check my profile!

Nice to meet you too.

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