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  1. I have looked into a few and decided not to buy one. Seems like the recipes are either very similar to those that can be found in quite normal cookbooks or they're focussed too much on "lean protein" which usually means animal protein.
  2. I have a question about that: Wouldn't the brain be sending wake-up signals as soon as blood sugar drops low? Or is the body's ability to detect hypoglycemia during sleep impaired? (I'm thinking about undetected hypoglycemias in diabetic patients during sleep.)
  3. It really is different being a (more) normal weight. You suddenly start to blend in. People don't stare at you. I think it's quite nice to be invisible if I want to.
  4. Leaks happen. IIRC one of the main reasons is insufficient vascularization in the region of surgery (but my surgical training was long ago ). It can happen after every surgery and is not specific to WLS.
  5. Plantar fasciitis is a pain. I had it in my left foot about two years ago after walking in barefoot shoes for too long in spring after having worn only heavy winter shoes for a while. The worst pain was gone within a few days but I had the typical morning and evening pain for a whole while. What helped was ultrasound treatment, foam rolling and flossing. Also stretching of the plantar fascia and wearing a Strassburg sock during the night helped. You should also take a look at the shoes you wear. Some people swear Dux shoes helped cure them. (I only wear them at home but they really feel soft and good, especially their sensi model.) Of course losing weight helps but I still have to be careful now at a BMI of 27 about my left plantar fascia or my right achilles tendon.
  6. Yes, I have that iPhone thing enabled as well. I'm thinking about getting one for my husband though. He has to take Xarelto.
  7. It never occurred to me to get something like that. Maybe because it's extremely uncommon in Germany. Never saw a patient wearing something like that.
  8. I agree. You should see your surgeon again about this.
  9. Ah yes, if only we would know if we would live to an older age. I doubt that I will make it into my seventies and yet just in case I save a bit of money monthly for retirement in a little private insurance.
  10. Absolutely. I'm not at my personal goal weight yet (goal weights the surgeons give you seem to be always a bit mediocre if you ask me) and yet I'm afraid that I have gained when I step on the scales. I wonder if that will subsist with time but somehow I have the feeling it won't.
  11. 1) Try everything to never get fat in the first place! 2) If you get fat anyway get WLS sooner! 3) If you'll ever need revision - get it sooner!
  12. No size change (and why? my feet are still as long as they were ) Of course there is less fat on the feet as well. I pull the laces tighter but that's all.
  13. I'm only anxious about getting to goal weight because it means having to deal with plastics and all the hassles that comes with it (may I say "insurance"?).
  14. The issue of pre-op weight loss (or maybe we should call it pre-approval weight loss) is a tricky one. If you don't lose weight, insurance might deny you because they doubt your post-op compliance. If you lose too much weight, insurance might say that you don't need WLS surgery. It's basically a trap. Best strategy might be to lose just a little bit before you got approved. After that you can go full steam ahead if you like. However, as others said: it's best to talk to your team about this issue. You'll not be the only one with this problem.
  15. Well, there are certain things you have under your control, others partly under your control and some things are just bad luck. Bad things can happen even though you follow the guidelines to the letter. Patients can get pulmonary embolisms despite heparin shots, one can have bowel obstruction (ileus) a few years down the road because of internal scar tissue etc. - however, these complications aren't specific to WLS. Cholecystectomy or appendectomy etc. can cause the same problems. As far as vitamin deficiency and the like goes it's mostly in your own hands.