Purple*Bear

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About Purple*Bear

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday July 8

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    San Diego

Information

  • Surgeon
    Charles Callery
  • Hospital
    Pomerado
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    231
  • Current Weight
    187
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    39
  • Surgery Date
    08/01/2016
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Purple*Bear

    Julyers updates

    Hi All, I have resurfaced... things have been super crazy. I took a new position at a large company only to leave after a month because it was toxic. I returned to a company I had worked for about 7 years ago... Anyway... I finally joined a gym and went for the first time yesterday. Things have been coming off pretty nicely and I love my new sleeve and how much energy I have. I hope everyone is doing well.
  2. Purple*Bear

    Julyers updates

    Hi all - I hope everyone is healing up and doing well!!!! I am now 6 weeks and I can now eat solid foods. The weight is coming off bit by bit. I am so happy to be given the opportunity to have the VSG surgery. Here is a before and after.
  3. Purple*Bear

    August Surgery Roll Call

    Hi - I had my first salad yesterday. It was a chef salad and I shared it with my husband. I am such a cheap date now. How is everything going?
  4. Purple*Bear

    August Surgery Roll Call

    My surgery was August 1st. I am now 6 weeks post op. Here are my first before and after.
  5. Purple*Bear

    Julyers updates

    Hi Everybody, So happy to read that everyone is doing well!!!! I started my 5th week today. I put on some white capris that I have not worn in forever and they are a bit too big. These will not be around by next Spring. I am putting the into the Goodwill bag. This is such a great feeling
  6. Purple*Bear

    August Surgery Roll Call

    I hope everyone is doing well today. I am starting on my 5th week as of today. My clothes are getting almost too loose and I will have to put them into the Goodwill bag soon. This will be a first of something to big going to GW. It is usually the other way around
  7. Purple*Bear

    August Surgery Roll Call

    Hi All, I had my 3 week post op appointment yesterday. I am still having trouble getting in all of my water and protein. Other than that I am doing great. Congratulations to all that have had their surgery so far. It will well worth it. I love the feeling of putting on my clothes and having them be loose on me.
  8. Purple*Bear

    July surgery roll call

    Amber those look yummy! I appreciate the post. I am at 3 weeks on soft foods and I am having a hard time pleasing my taste buds. I am totally going to make these. I had my 3 week doctor visit yesterday. I too am having difficulty getting in all of my protein and water. I get full so fast. It just sneaks up on me. I feel that every meal is like a Thanksgiving dinner where I am just a stuffed turkey after eating How is everyone doing? Any other recipes or ideas to share for soft food phase?
  9. Purple*Bear

    August Surgery Roll Call

    I had my VSG on August 1st
  10. Purple*Bear

    July surgery roll call

    Hi everyone, Happy Monday. I was do happy to read all the wonderful posts on how everyone is doing!! I went back to work last Thursday. I am struggling with getting in my liquids since I returned to work. I started on pureed and soft foods yesterday. I can tell that I am a much happier person now that I don't have to drink everything. Little by little it will get better. I have lost a total of 18 lbs. since surgery. I am walking for my exercise. I was thinking I should wait for everything to heal up before I join a gym. My left side is sore and my incisions are still sealed with the clear tape my surgeon put on them. Todays lunch was thin-thin-thin sliced salami with a little bit of avocado smeared on it and a string cheese (which I could not finish).
  11. Purple*Bear

    Tomorrow - 8/9 - Bypass day - Wish me luck :)

    Best of luck to you.
  12. Purple*Bear

    July surgery roll call

    Susan & MzScarlet congrats on the new sizes. That is so exciting I have been getting in my scale way too often. I gained 10 pounds from surgery fluids. I have lost those and 12 additional. I am very happy with my progress. I have not put on real clothes yet. I have my first doctors appointment tomorrow, so I'll see how they fit. I am happy to read that everyone is healing up well and those pounds are going away. Yeah us!
  13. Purple*Bear

    Heyyyy yallll so I'm so happy

    Yippie!! This is GREAT news!!!! Almost there
  14. Purple*Bear

    July surgery roll call

    Eileen you look awesome! The ricotta looks so yummy! I am on thicker liquids. I could use some suggestions on what to eat... Kinda board of soup already
  15. Purple*Bear

    July surgery roll call

    Hi all, I'm home. I was released yesterday afternoon. I am doing okay. No nausea and little gas. My doctor said I could fight to thicker liquids since I had no trouble with clear liquids. I am having some pain. Mostly when trying to get in or out of bed or the couch. My incisions look pretty good. Like many others my left side hurts the most. I am seeing to have some trouble drinking enough. Not sure what my "full" is or if that is gas or just pain... Somewhat of a learning curve on what my body is telling me. Thanks for all the well wishes!