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About ValerieKGorman

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 12/06/1968

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    Eden Prairie, MN
  • Interests
    Interior Design
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  • Surgeon
    Tom Jones
  • Hospital
    Methodist Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Tom Jones

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  1. I'm 48 and was 100-115 lbs iverwhrght when I had my sleeve 1 2/2 months ago. We're like twins welcome to the group!
  2. There's a vegan in the group that has lost lots of weight. I can't remember her name...anybody?
  3. My bariatric nutritionist recommends between 1/4-1/2 cup protein with each meal...and listening to my body to make sure I don't eat too much. Im wondering if any of your programs recommend a good number of oz to aim for 1 month post op for sleeve? I'd like to be able to weigh my fish and not pack it into a measuring cup. Lol
  4. Thanks Shrinking Violet...good to know you've been there before.
  5. Im 3 1/2 weeks since being sleeved. I've stayed pretty active since getting out of the hospital and working hard to meet my fluid requirements and just recently (2 days ago) have also been hitting my protein requirements. I just started puréed foods 3 days ago. Here's my issue: I find I don't have much stamina. I just get tired during the day. The other day I laid down for a 20 min nap. I never EVER take naps longer than 20 min. My body always wakes up. Well I slept for 2 hours but it felt like only 20 minutes! Last night at 7:30 I was so tired I just had to lay on the couch the rest of the night and relax...I just didn't have any more energy. I haven't heard much about people still wearing out easily this far out. Seems like it is only the first week. Im an older sleeve patient @ 48 so maybe it's my age showing. Anybody have experience with this and when it started to turn around?
  6. You can go with more than one dose a day. Honestly you can do several in a day if you really need a clean out. I have a daughter that struggles with constipation and even at age 12 she was permitted to consume a large quantity in one day to clean out her system until her bowel movements are clewr liquid. Then she returns to one dosage a day. I'm not saying to go that far just saying you CAN go that far without any risk of harm to yourself. a gentler clean out is 2 doses a day until it's watery. Then back to one dose a day as needed.
  7. Update. My Nexium dosage has been bumped up to 40mg 2x a day. I'm to do this regemin for 10 days then back it down. My "hunger" is now only a slightly annoying gnat that flits by from time to time. As I get close to time for my next dose it definitely ramps up. I still keep gaviscon on hand for occasional breakthrough hunger. It was definitely worth the fight to find an answer. I would be in misery if I was still intensely hungry all day. Im excited to help others in the same situation because I know how horrible it is.
  8. Thanks ladies. Good to know. just tried "premiere protein" which comes highly recommended and didn't have any reaction.
  9. My provider recommended miralax to me. I just stir some into one of my 8 oz fluid goals of the day.
  10. Hi Teanna! I was sleeved dec 27 so 8 days before you. How is your recovery?
  11. How touching. Love your story thanks for sharing.