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So, what things about the bari world/community give you the ick? No idea why, but for me it's the word "pouch" and the concept of having a pouch inside of me -- I'm sure there are good psychological reasons for why most bari professionals use that term post-op, but for me I will always call it my stomach and I feel so much better when other people do too.

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You're talking about the sleeve, right? For rny, there is a pouch because the stomach is bypassed.

Nothing really gives me ick. I do have a pet peeve though concerning wls. People who have too high of expectations. For example, complain they lost "only" 15 lbs a month (that is a whopping 52500 calories less) and blame the surgery when they wouldn't have lost weight at all if it weren't for the surgery and probably would've continued gaining.

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DUMPING. I hate the word. It sounds so much more messy than it actually can be. It just feels graphic lol

Also pre-op people who try to find ways to cheat a program or get out of dieting before they even get the surgery. (tiktok comment sections are flooded with them)

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I don't like the term, "slider food." It bugs me because it almost makes it sound like a good thing to defeat the surgery by intentionally eating foods that are easy to overeat, and the thought of the food "sliding" down sounds kind of gross as well.

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Dumping... couldn't they come up with a better word or term for that. Also Pouch is kind of Cringe

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28 minutes ago, SuziDavis said:

Dumping... couldn't they come up with a better word or term for that. Also Pouch is kind of Cringe

Ha, ha....that's what my younger sister says all the time whenever my oldest sister talks about dumping syndrome. She just scrunched her faces and says it sounds like a massive poop problem.

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I don’t like pouch either. I have a sleeve. It’s still my stomach. Just smaller. Same with bypass. A section of your tummy was detached and joined to the intestines to form a smaller stomach. Again still your tummy. Not some separate thing that was created to digest food. A pouch is for storing things or a place where marsupials carry their young.

I don’t like skinny. Something negative & derogatory about it to me anyway. Much like obese. I prefer slim or small/er.

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I can't stand to look at photos with an half eaten meal with teeth marks (sandwiches/burgers etc) for some reason it just grosses me out.

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100% the word "pouch". It's up there with "moist" for me.

I won't use it. "Smaller stomach" or just plain old "stomach" work fine for me, since I still actually have one despite it's reduced size.

Everything else I'm completely neutral on.

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I don't quite feel 'ick' about anything in particular.

I've seen my 'pouch' and it is not what I would call a pouch. It is about the same size as my esophagus and the intestines it connects to, in pretty much a straight line. 'Sleave' would be more appropriate, but I guess they wanted to make it sound like a small stomach that isn't. I have, however, resumed calling it my stomach as it approximates what non-ops call that part of the plumbing.

'Dumping' is pretty much spot on. It seems everything that can come out of your body dumps out wherever it can: Diarrhea, sweating, dry heaving. A good time for all. The positive thing is dumping is a great educator.

Good luck,

Tek

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"journey"

"3 week stall"

"only x lbs" (in a dismissive way in referring to lbs lost)

and, similar to @Tomo, i have a pet peeve about the ANGST folks unnecessarily put upon themselves when comparing their own results to others without CONTEXT.

Yes, Sally may drop 30 lbs the first month because she started off at 350 lbs, vs Jane who lost "only" 10 and started off at 200. And yes, Joe, who is also 350 lbs lost 50 lbs, but he is like 8 inches shorter than Sally and is a dude. and there is brenda who lost 5 lbs cuz she has a medical condition and hasn't yet learned how to adjust her lifestyle around it.

we all have the same goal: to lose weight. in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter sh*t if i lost faster/slower more/less than some random stranger on the internet.

*rant over*

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On 1/6/2023 at 4:27 PM, St77 said:

Ha, ha....that's what my younger sister says all the time whenever my oldest sister talks about dumping syndrome. She just scrunched her faces and says it sounds like a massive poop problem.

It does sound like a poop problem. lololol

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Late but joining! Definitely the words pouch and forever give me the “ick” even though I’m guilty of using them.

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