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About Lauraw96

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  • Birthday 05/29/1996

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    San Diego
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Callery
  • Hospital
    Pomerado Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Callery

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  1. Lauraw96

    Hard times again

    I miss eating food. And I’m tired of feeling sick all the damn time. I hate myself for getting this surgery. Worst time of year to do it as well. Can’t enjoy myself at all since I’m always feeling like crap. And I’m ALWAYS in the worst mood. I’m so moody and taking it out on everyone that I can’t eat. This is so frustrating. Isn’t it just ridiculous that I wish I could go back in time and not get this surgery and figure it out by myself? This was supposed to be the best thing for me and change my life . And so far I’m just miserable . PLUS I’m out of work so this holiday season is horrible and causing more stress
  2. Lauraw96


    Thanks everyone , yes I think I need to call the doctors office and let them know.
  3. Lauraw96


    Thanks so much ladies. And yeah I do get all my medicine in. But I don’t do much protein, I’m struggling because the premier protein drinks make me gag and I’m unable to find another.... I am doing better with liquids, but still don’t think I’m getting 64 ounces. As far as food goes, I barely eat. The only thing that really sits well is broth, apple sauce, and mashed potatoes. Everything else pretty much makes me nauseous.
  4. Lauraw96


    Hi Everyone. So today has been 1month since my sleeve surgery. I’ve lost 27 pounds since surgery and gained 1 pound this last week. I weigh myself 1 time a week, and last wed I was 281 and now I’m 282... I feel so discouraged.
  5. Lauraw96

    Turkey and stuffing ?

    Well nothing for me on Christmas but mashed potatoes! Haha
  6. Lauraw96

    Turkey and stuffing ?

    When are we allowed to have ? Nothing in my diet about turkey meat only every other kind of meat. And I’m guessing can’t have stuffing until after 3 months post op?
  7. Lauraw96

    rashes ???

    Hi all I have rashes on my hands and arms.... does this maybe have to do with the surgery ?
  8. Lauraw96

    Calling all November Newbies.....

    Oooo please share the ricotta lasagna recipe !!! And aww thanks I’ll try the papaya extract! My doc recommended me to stay on purée instead of soft until I can get those down better . He said it’s normal since my body is adjusting
  9. I know I’ve heard it mentioned but I can’t remember the big deal about it.. anyone ?
  10. Lauraw96

    Calling all November Newbies.....

    @CheeringCJ Hi guys!! Sorry I been so MIA. I’m just not feeling too hot. My surgery was 11/22 and so I’m about almost 3 weeks out. I now am able to have soft foods but nothing sits well. I’ve tried egg, beans, mashed potato, cheese ... I’m constantly nauseous and my stomach always hurts. It’s exhausting.... I really struggle to eat. I HATE all the protein drinks. So I haven’t been drinking them which I know is so bad but idk what to do I did see the doc 2 days ago on Friday and I’ve lost 25 pounds since surgery. Which is awesome!!! But other than that I’m pretty miserable. Happy to say not really any pain as far as incisions go and not really sore anymore. Finally can sleep on my side which is awesome!!!
  11. Lauraw96

    Piercings and Tattoos ??

    Very true!!! I had my surgery last week and I just wanna get my nose pierced lol. I feel weird calling the doctor just to ask that
  12. Lauraw96

    Piercings and Tattoos ??

    Hi all, does anyone know how long you have to wait to get a tattoo or piercing after surgery? I don’t think it would matter, but wanna be safe not sorry lol
  13. Lauraw96

    1 week since surgery....

    Thank you so much everyone. All this words have helped and today my spirits seem to be more up!! Maybe because I’m out and about and actually got ready LOL. Distractions !!! I really appreciate each and everyone of you.
  14. Lauraw96

    1 week since surgery....

    UPDATE Hey all, sooo as far as pain goes I’m almost to 100% better. The only thing really bothering me is the right side where they pulled my stomach out But everything else is good! Which I’m so happy to say because I was pretty miserable!!! As far as the diet goes, I’m still really having a HARD time. Just liquids is killing me.... I can’t wait until next Thursday when I start puréed/soft foods. A LOT of the time I feel like giving up but I know I can’t... I don’t even take it day by day, it’s more like minute by minute.... I was a snacker, so imagine that. And also I feel like now the liquids aren’t filling me up, I constantly feel hungry.... I thought that this would help me not feel hungry like everyone I know who got it... but I guess for me it’s different which is making this 10x harder. I cried in the bathroom today. 3rd time since the surgery. I feel like I jumped into this too soon and wasn’t ready. I also feel like I made myself believe I was doing this for the right reasons , but I just did it for the wrong ones... I also feeel like as soon as we can go to a regular diet and my stomach is fully healed in 4 months like surgeon said, I am going to go back to my old ways and this would have been for nothing... idk. I’m all emotional right now Lastly, I been looking for a therapist to help me through this. I live in San Diego California if anyone can recommend someone? Once again, thanks for listening. This is the only place I feel I can be honest