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Orien

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About Orien

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Philadelphia
  • Age
    40

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Soriano
  • Hospital
    Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-00
  • Start Weight
    286
  • Current Weight
    204
  • Goal Weight
    200
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    39.8
  • Surgery Date
    08/25/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Soriano

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  1. I’m so irritated with everyone. No one from temple has even acknowledge that I literally look like a different person. NO ONE. I went to grad school with a great group and we did Dinner on my birthday in March and not a word was said. In the past i literally only wore dresses and everyone would comment. I had jeans on and nothing. Not that I NEED approval. But if you feel as though you care for folks and they cant acknowledge an amazing change you have made in your life - what’s the point of being friends? I have milestones, no-one gives a damn. In fact, I have
  2. It honestly felt like a month of being stuck. Maybe towards the end of that mouth it was about two weeks, like you said just going from 243 - 245, it drove me nuts! I'm out of the 240's now - never going back! And now your'e out of the 270's, so we're winning!
  3. Thanks so much for the input. I've def refocused myself of protein and dropped as many of the carbs as I can. I also no longer drink the premier shakes like a diet drink. I've managed to start losing again - down 6 pounds. I can basically tolerate anything and that can be difficult at times but I'm finding a better balance I think. I'm still thinking about tracking but for now, I'm just ALOT more mindful of what I put in my mouth and how often. I'm feeling good about myself. I check in with the dietitian on Dec 1st. So, if they want to make further changes, i'll do it. I'm thinking I was losin
  4. Peace! Feeling full - which at first I felt in my throat but now I think I feel it in my stomach, is confusing. How do you know your full? It’s changed as I’m 2 weeks into month 3. Also, literally after I eat, my eyes want more but I’m pretty sure I’m full so I stop. But, the strangest thing is this hungry feeling and sensations. It further confuses me - I wonder maybe I’m not full, should I eat more? Generally I ignore the hungry feelings, it’s very very hard! Right now I just want to eat more dinner but I guess I’m full?? I posted previously about being stuck with my loss but I s
  5. Hmm ok so maybe my snacks are not as healthy as I'm thinking! Beef jerky, protein bars, cottage cheese, nuts, deviled eggs, olives, pickles, whisps (parmesan "crackers"), sunflower seeds. The only thing you suggested that I do is Nuts (pistachio) So, I should drop the cheese, dried fruit, crackers and popcorn and granola bars? What do you have for your actual meals?
  6. Peace, everyone! I’m really struggling with losing weight right now, I thought I got this surgery so I WOULDN'T have to write a sentence or fee like that ever again. *sigh* I’m about 2.5 months out from surgery and had been losing just fine. I was weighing myself weekly and continued to drop pounds. UNTIL about 3 weeks ago when the scale.would.not.move. I’m literally stuck at 245. I had convinced myself that the scale broke, I reset it, took the batteries out, put my cat on it. Then I said I’m going to my PCP to get checked for a hernia and to step on another scale. No hernia and I
  7. Did you have certain symptoms that made you have to get a swallow test? Hope this resolves soon for you!
  8. Hi Folks! Just a bunch of questions that have been coming to mind over the past few weeks. What are your best recommendations for sugar free snacks/treats? I found a good diet Lipton tea with citrus that has no weird after taste. I'm a month out and like 20 pounds down - is that average? Is it slow progress?? Do you separate eating and drinking, how far out are you? I've been walking about 30min a day. I'm thinking of switching to aerob
  9. Totally normal. I started feeling so hungry the night after surgery and it continued a few days. I would be up through the night to drink something. I had surgery on a Friday and by that next Thursday the hunger got better, I also used gaviscon and felt like it dulled out what was feeling like hunger pains. I'm not at week 3 - and not dealing with those stupid hunger feel like your starving pains. IT GETS BETTER!
  10. Are they giving you anti-nausia meds? If you can't take down ice, hopefully they can at least give you those sponges for your lips and mouth. Sending good vibes!
  11. I'm a social worker and work with children and families within the educational system here in Philly! I also do photography!
  12. Orien

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    Peace all, My surgery was on 8/25/17. It feels like I'm through most of the really intense pain. But the emotional work is heavy and comes and goes. From thoughts of, - I'm so fat I had to get surgery- - I deserve this pain and struggle for being fat - to - I'm doing what's good for me and I'm moving towards a healthy life. At day 9, and one more week of liquids. I'm so bored and frustrated with my lack of options. Food is life, on tv, online, in convos and my mouth waters! I was with visiting family they ate all day! Most times I'm ok with this temporary phase, I know it get
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