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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
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    Dr Amit taggar Florida
  1. how to maintain your weight

    say you were at your goal weight , how do you maintain that healthy weight with out dropping more weight that you cant control ? or can you control it ?
  2. 3 small things

    ok, thanks i am now on vitamin D for a few weeks then checking levels again. just was not sure if it was something serious .
  3. 3 small things

    1- my first blood work after surgery has come back and I am low on Vitamin D and Potassium. Is this a big concern ? or normal ? 2- every once in a while I have sharp pains in my lower side. feels like a knife being stabbed in my side, after time it goes away,hours and hours go by. then it will come back . I have had this pain for a while, maybe 2 weeks on and off. I cant figure out what its from. (i don 't have my appendix any more, which was taken out over 10yrs ago but that is the exact spot it hurts) . any ideas? 3- I have lots 40 lbs , co-workers are starting to notice. What can I say, I have not told anyone anything but I had a HERNIA removed which is true as well. BUT now after 40 lbs and still more weight loss to lose, they are curious and asking . I really don't want them to know because I was at the smaller end of the BMI scale and 205 , and people judge you or think I never needed to do such a thing...so on and so on. any advise on co-workers?
  4. airboat ride ? 5 days after ...

    yes they can go with out me, I was just wondering how much I might be hurting then, or if it would cause more pain if i did it.
  5. airboat ride ? 5 days after ...

    I know the answer but I will ask it anyways . How did everyone feel the 5th day after surgery . My family wants to go on a Airboat ride for 40 min tour in Florida while we are down there. It will be my 5th day out of surgery, do you think it is safe to go on a 40 min tour on a airboat ? I am also flying back home the 6th day . Will the boat ride hurt me ? I have had 6 surgeries and honestly only 1 made me bed rested for 2 weeks after. How did you feel the 5th day ?
  6. GETTING NERVOUS!!! 13 days to go

    I am hypoglycemia and allergic to penicillin. how do i get a med bracelet ?
  7. I am getting very nervous. I just did the nutrition class yesterday though skype ! my computer kept cutting out the sound so i could not hear everything I have a few questions today , maybe some one has answers. He said NO straws! is that forever ? Are you taking vitamins or other meds the rest of your life too ? right now i am not taking anything ! Dont really want to be on meds the rest of my life either. HE said something about a medical bracelet. Does this mean I can not water ski or ski dive or jump off a cliff into water, I ask this because after I do this surgery, will i have to be more careful with the fun life advantage on my bucket list ! What happens if you get in a car accident, do you have to be rushed to hospital to check your insides ? one more questions ? he said something about these things hanging out of your incisions? what is that and when do they fall off ? Do they get in the way with a regular shirt on ? I told the doctor i missed at least 25 % of the class because of my computer. I thought I would ask my friends for help first . thanks in advise
  8. Thank you very helpful as well
  9. I am very new to this site, I know it has been around a while and I am sure there are a lot of sites like this one. I am not going to even look, this is a great place for me. You know when you have found exactly what you were looking for or needed......look no further ! I like the fact that you have friends all over and support from people that are going through the same things ! Your family and friends love you, YES ! but they judge you too, everyone will talk about ya when you are not around good and bad ! Family will support you no matter what, they will always love you . But as soon as you do wrong or things did not work out the way you planned, they are the first to say I TOLD YOU NOT TO DO THAT! This site is great , you can read, ask, explore the same feeling and thoughts others are having and not be judged ! thanks for the support i need
  10. Can I ask you why you said you were struggling 2 yrs after surgery ! I am new and not had mine surgery yet, I also like to look ahead and be prepared for what might happen to me in a few years . What are your struggles now ? thanks for your advance help
  11. new clothes?

    Wow ! Thank you for the replies . Excited ! I LOVE SHOPPING ! I just was shocked to read, a few replies up that your shoe sizes changes ..... REALLY ? How much change i own like 30 pairs of shoes !!! I did not think your feet would change ! I wear a size 10 right now ! I am going to start a weight loss journal too, cause I want to read where I came from a year from now!
  12. new clothes?

    When did you go out and buy new clothes? I was invited to a co-workers dinner and we are all wearing white dressy shirts! Well I do not have a dressy white shirt, so i went out to find one. Thought It would make me feel better by dressing up for a girls night out ! NOPE !!! I felt like every shirt I tried on made me look like I was wearing a white table cloth! it was bad! SO my questions is when do you feel comfortable enough with your weight court to go shopping again? my surgery is in (may 12th) 23 more days and counting! I am saving money for shopping too! excited and cant wait! We are trying to plan a family reunion in Nov. which is 6 mths from surgery date, is that a good time to shop for new stuff !
  13. need support

    I am a little scared about having sleeve done. i am 205 pds /5'5 tall. i know i am on the smaller side of weight loss. my BMI is 34, i am self paying. i have some health issues now, including thyroid and high blood pressure. any one out there starting weight 205 ? and how much do you weigh now? i dont want to be super skinny, i want to be healthy and maintain a good weight . Any help or ideas? thanks