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  3. Wow! I did not know this could happen. Thank you for sharing!
  4. Welcome! You’re doing great already! Many of us gained weight before we left the hospital with the iv fluid pumped into us. I gained 7# and just about cried. Thought I was already a failure!
  5. My reason to go forward with weight loss surgery is two-fold:

    1.  To help me reach my goal weight of 150 pounds which was not working by dieting.

    2.  I’m just tired of being the fat friend.  The one who makes everyone else feel good about themselves because I am fatter than they are.  


  6. My surgery was the Sleeve Gastrectomy on 11/11/19. I just got home from being discharged and immediately starting searching Google for groups I could join for support going forward. On Friday I weighed 252.8 and today I weighed 250.3. It’s a start and my goal is to lose 100 pounds. I’m trying to navigate what I’m able to eat and drink. Right now I’m only doing the week 1 liquid diet - G2, broths and Jell-O. Having to sip slowly due to not wanting to overfill the sleeve. Anyway, I hope to be able to find help here if I have questions. Look forward to taking this journey with you! We all need support! I’m here if anyone needs to talk and have some one listen.
  7. You’ve done great! Love the swimsuit! You’re grandbabies are adorable! Normal is good! But for those of us who were obese for so long I wonder if our brains will ever be normal. I have my Fat moments. And then I lose my appetite. Then the weight falls off but I recognize when the weight drops I need to put the brakes on that. A treat now and then is ok. It isn’t the end of the world. It’s what “normal” people do.
  8. Sounds like you are doing great. If you can’t do the gym, can you take a walk? Are you on meds for AFib? Do they perhaps need to be adjusted by your dr? My doctor forgot to take me off one of my blood pressure meds til I complained of things going black.. I still forget to eat. And at the moment food isn’t appealing (I’ve lost 4 pounds last week-time to get back on the wagon to maintain). Who would have thought we would forget to eat or that food wouldn’t be appealing? A couple Easter’s ago I made a huge meal, got busy and realized at 9 that night that I hadn’t eaten, asked hubby if there was anything left (I had been doing egg hunt and family packed up the food and taken it home, lol.) I no longer live meal to meal and food no longer has a hold on me..
  9. Welcome! Hope all is going well. I love to cook and my job entails cooking. I go through periods where I just have no interest in food (seems to be at the moment. I lost 4 pounds last week so it’s time to buckle down and try to maintain).
  10. We are all different. I could tolerate cold from the start. My NUT told me before surgery that cold may never agree with me. That had me bummed because I pretty much like ice cold drinks. I could never understand how anyone could drink room temperature water, gag! Get down your liquids anyway you can. And yes tastes change..
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  12. @CheeringCJ - Girl, I am so immensely PROUD of you. I can echo so many of your sentiments and I enjoyed this update so much! Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration to many. Don't ever forget that <3
  13. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you all for your help and thoughts. It has been just a little over four months and I thought I would post an update. I’ve lost 110 lbs. and I am feeling great! Sometimes I forget to eat, but I am concentrating on getting as much protein as I can. I have returned to the gym with my son, however I am having more issues with my A-Fib than before the RNY, and that often keeps me out of the gym. ALL my clothes are falling off me and it feels great to finally wear things I haven’t been able to fit for years. I still have 150 lbs to go, but it no longer seems impossible. Another thing I’ve noticed is my attitude is WAY better! I’m no longer awash in depression. I may at times wish my food choices were broader, but that quickly passes. Thanks TTF!
  14. Hello Anita! Is the one anastomosis gastric bypass (OABP) or Omega Loop, the one that was invented by Dr. Rutledge.
  15. Your body is going through a lot of change and post-surgery healing now. While it is possible that cold or room temperature drinks will continue to bother you in a few weeks/months, it is also quite likely that you (like me) will be able to enjoy liquids of all temperatures. For now, try to relax and be sure to get enough liquids (of any temperature) into your body, as dehydration can be a very serious problem after weight loss surgery. We are here to support you.
  16. Sorry you had some bad effects from the anesthesia! That sounds scary. One week post op, I think feeling lots of stomach discomfort is pretty normal, particularly from hot or cold things. If it seems like a lot of pain, you can go ahead and check with your surgical team - they can help decide if it's something worth worrying about or whether it falls in the category of "normal after surgery." Hot and cold seem to be problematic for lots of people. Some one, some the other, some both! Cold is usually all right with me, but a hot beverage will make a swift reappearance in the world, every time. It's always surprising when I forget that, which still happens from time to time. I drink luke-warm tea and coffee now. You may need to find the temperature that makes your body happy, particularly in the beginning. Best of luck. It gets easier as time goes by, but I do know that the first weeks are uncomfortable, worrying, and confusing. Hang in there, and come back here to read people's stories. They may help you feel less alone in your struggles.
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    @Kio, how are you doing now?
  18. Thanks, @Jen581791, you were always such an inspiration to me I will never feel 100% completely “healed” of M.O, I will always be an obese person in recovery (who was it, @Michael_A or @AustinJ that said that?) but I am in a good place and appreciating my journey to get me here.
  19. Thanks, @tracyringo! I do feel happy Only regret??? Like 99.9% of us here (I assume) is that I didn’t have it SOONER!!! (am I right on that, everyone?)
  20. Hang in there Jane. It was months before I could drink/eat anything colder than room temperature. And to be honest, after all these years, my pouch still prefers warm food and drinks. Anything colder than room temperature gives my pouch a tooth-ache type sensation.
  21. Sorry you aren't feeling well and are having pain. Hang in there it will get better. I have heard of others that weren't able to drink cold stuff after surgery but are fine now and I hope that will be the case for you too.
  22. 1 week post op and it is hard. Having a lot of pain and hard to sip anything cold. Warm drinks aren't bad but when I sip I keep getting pain in my upper stomach and back. I ended up in the hospital for 4 days with complications from the anesthesia and the narcotics they gave me. They couldn't get me awake, they had to give me an injection to reverse the anesthesia so I would wake up. HELP any advice would help!!
  23. I had my Gastric sleeve bypass on November 4th 2019. I am 1 week post op. I'm having a hard time drinking fluids. All the things that I liked I can't even get down. If I sip a cold drink or room temp I get so much pain. I can handle worm things like cream soups and worm drinks. Will this ever change, will I ever be able to drink anything cold ever again. This is really getting hard. HELP any advice to help me get through this!!
  24. Welcome to Thinner Times zepedaj. You'll be fine - just get back on plan and stick to it like glue.
  25. These days most doctors just recommend a 3 monthly B 12 intramuscular injection. No worries with timing when it's injected directly into the muscle.
  26. CJ, congrats on having ended up in such a great place, mentally and physically. You are doing such a great job of maintenance. You look beautiful, and it sounds like your lifestyle has reached a good balanced place. Enjoy!
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