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  1. When I hit 65, my best friend and swimming buddy gave me a birthday card: "What do older women have between their breasts that younger women don't?...a belly button!" If ever I win the lottery, I'd be very tempted to get me a new set of boobs.
  2. Mike! It's good to see you posting - especially with the exciting news about your skin removal. Sadly, I'm unable to help with the timeline or multiple procedures - I had my WLS through the military and the excess skin I ended up with wasn't considered severe enough to warrant surgery to remove it.
  3. Welcome to Thinner Times Jodie! I had my WLS back in September of 2007. Surgery was laparoscopic - I was up and walking within an or so of getting back to my room. I was sore of course but it was no worse than the 2 C-sections I'd had a few years before. Was it worth it? For me, yes. If I had to do it all over again, I'd be there in a heartbeat. At more than double my current weight, I was miserable. It was painful for me to do much of anything. Now - I walk a good 3+ miles every day (thanks to an adopted Labrador), have the energy to clean house, cut wood, do the yard wor
  4. You're not alone - I think that most of us ran into issues with friends and family who were less than supportive of our decision to have weight loss surgery. My husband went to all of the info sessions and having seen the struggles I went through with a multitude of diets over the years, only to end up heavier each time, he was behind me all the way.
  5. Welcome to Thinner Times! Hopefully, the covid virus problems will not delay your weight loss surgery.
  6. Welcome to Thinner Times Bridge1967. I'm with Aussie Bear - read all you can and write down questions for your surgeon.
  7. How are you doing BlackStar? Walking was my best friend in the early days post-op - even if it was just around the house.
  8. And a Merry Christmas to you! I live in the foothills of Mt. Rainier in Washington State and fortunately, unless I set foot outside the gate, life isn't too badly impacted by the Corona virus. Sending best wishes to you and everyone else on T-T. - I hope you all have a good Christmas ... take care and stay safe.
  9. I didn't need one with my laparoscopic RNY surgery but I had open - sternum to just above the belly button surgery 13 months later and couldn't have functioned without a binder/corset.
  10. Up your fluids as much as you can and don't worry - it happens sometimes and I include myself - 13 years later I'm still here to tell the tale.
  11. I didn't lose hair that I noticed although it pretty much turned gray overnight and my hair went from thick and strong to fine and wavy.
  12. Welcome to Thinner Times BlackStar - exciting times for sure. I'll be holding you in my thoughts and prayers for a smooth trip to the losers bench tomorrow.
  13. Welcome to Thinner Times Jamie and congratulations on getting off to a great start. These are a couple of my favourite websites for "bariatric recipes" but there are plenty more you can Google: https://mybariatricsolutions.com/recipes-for-weight-loss-surgery-success/ https://www.froedtert.com/bariatric-surgery/recipes
  14. Welcome to Thinner Times Bookworm. Don't be too hard on yourself - it's early days. Protein is important and I really would recommend you try protein shakes - even if it's just half of one. My choice was Syntrax Nectar - 23g protein a serving - I made mine with fat free milk which added another 8g protein so even half a serving will give you close to 16g protein and you can warm it up which is a big plus with the winter months upon us.
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