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    Corona, CA


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    Dr. Mun
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    Kaiser Permanente Harbor CIty
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  1. I am 3.5 weeks out and I have lost 14 pounds. That was mostly, the first two weeks. It seemed to have started to slow down. I have a unique situation, so the doctor stated I will probably lose weight slowly because my start weight was 185 lbs.
  2. Thank you both for your reply. I will definitely try some of those recipes BugdocMom. And the soup idea is really good too Carol. SInce this is my third surgery, the doctor is really cautious about what I eat. It has been difficult, and some days are better than others. I am looking forward to this journey.
  3. God Bless on your surgery! I pray for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
  4. Hi, My name is Shawn. My surgery date was February 5, 2014. I have had Lapband revised to Sleeve revised to the RNY! Happy to meet all of the February 2014 ready to make a life change group!!
  5. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! These are amazing! Due to my surgery, I am on a little different plan...mushies for 6 weeks. But, I see things I can use in weeks 2-6! THanks for sharing!
  6. Please Help!! I have an unusual story with my weight loss journey. And I have just been told, I have to do mushies for 6 weeks. Can everyone PLEASE share what they ate in this stage? Thanks,
  7. I love the Premier shakes from Costco/Sams Club. I preferably like the Chocolate one.... the Vanilla one is too sweet. But depending on your tastes, you may like it.
  8. I use Stevia. I have been using it for a year now. I decided to kick the Splenda when I read information of its link to brain lesions. I also asked the nutritionist at Kaiser, who stated Splenda was not good to use. She also warned me against using anything that ends in "lose". You would be better of using sugar. Stevia is an acquired taste, but I got use to it.....just like any other eating habit.
  9. Hello, I am new to this site...but I have a similar story regarding the scar tissue. I too had the evil lap band and had the revision to the Sleeve. I had the sleeve for 2 years, but the second year, i had severe acid reflux. I was put on a lot of medication to "help" the reflex but nothing helped it enough to live a normal life. I finally screamed enough and the doctors ran several tests including putting me to sleep to put a scope down my throat. The doctor stated, he was unable to put the scope down my throat to look into my stomach due to too much scar tissue. Well, after more tests, I was sent back to the surgeon. The surgeon informed me that the scar tissue has blocked my passage into my stomach and the Sleeve was the worst choice I could have made. My only option THIS time was the RNY. This all happened in a matter of 3 months. After the surgery, the doctor informed my family that he does not even know how I was eating or functioning. There was so much scar tissue that the surgery was longer than expected and risky. I am not following the normal stages due to caution... So, I just want to warn anyone....If you have scar tissue from the evil LapBand....go RNY!! I pray that this works.