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About Sleevarilla

  • Birthday 10/05/1969

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  • Location
    Holly Springs, NC
  • Interests
    Cooking, reading, gaming, my dogs, traveling, writing


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Paul Enochs
  • Hospital
    Wake-Med Cary
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. I do not like the site very much since the update, it's more of a chore to come here than a joy. :/
  2. Anything that causes "extreme pain" needs a Doctor's attention.
  3. took guts for you to come here and post that.. My advice is simple, because simple generally works the best - stop doing dumb stuff. Nobody is ever going to follow you around and knock the crap out of your hand, you have to care enough about yourself to make better choices.
  4. You said that your NUT said you could do it on your own. That phrase raises my hackles. You will be doing it on your own if you have surgery or if you don't have surgery. Trust and believe that surgery is not the "easy way out." You do not have to make an ultimate decision on surgery at this point in your life. Keep doing what you are doing and see where you are in 6 months, 12 months, 36 months. Surgery is not a do-it-now-or-never thing for you. If you are not fully committed, then surgery will be a difficult journey for you. Good luck, either way!
  5. It is specifically made to help with the breathing exercises you have to do after surgery. You'll need something to brace your stomach against while you do deep breathing.
  6. get one of these: http://teddy-tech.com/product/bari-buddy/
  7. I think 50 ounces is less than you should be getting in a day, and caffeine would not be a good idea yet. In addition to being a diuretic, most coffee is also acidic - which would likely exacerbate the acid problems most of us have right after surgery. ETA: sucks, doesn't it? I empathize
  8. How dare anyone ask you questions like that? My response (if I didn't tell them to kiss my behind) would bet that I'm already feeling healthier, thank you very much.
  9. I never drink/eat anything that is fat-free, low-fat etc! If they remove something, they are going to add something worse for you!
  10. What an amazing and inspirational woman! Congratulations on all of your successes! Never stop ...
  11. Spunky, we need to change your sip, sip, sip, walk, walk, walk to sip, sip, sip, log your sipping, walk, walk, walk, log your sipping
  12. I haven't tried this one in the microwave yet, because they have a sort-of warning about the coating melting in warm temps. But, I have to agree with Steph - seems very dense and a bit hard to chew. I love the topping though! This is my new favorite!
  13. I'm off to buy milk and bread ... even though I don't drink milk or eat bread. I'm far enough inland in NC that we might not get hit that badly. We do have flash flood warnings until Sunday night, they are predicting 8-10" of rain! Say safe, everyone!
  14. Courage is not the absence of fear ... it's the ability to push on in spite of it. It's healthy for us all to fear screwing this up just a bit. But, we absolutely cannot let it ever stop us. Find some confidence and faith in yourself. This is hard, but you can do hard things.
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