Boston Redhead

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About Boston Redhead

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  • Birthday October 16

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    Raleigh area, NC
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Jon Bruce
  • Hospital
    Wake Med Cary
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Yes at the same time as my sleeve. My surgeon says it’s common after wls though.
  2. Yes, I do. Surgeon thinks it’s from a hernia.
  3. Mine was a sleeve, and I have it, but only out of my left nostril lol
  4. I have something similar and my doctor thinks it could be radiating pain from a hernia.
  5. My sister has also been very supportive. In fact, for my recent one year surgiversary, she got me a card and a way to go balloon! Oh and a stuffed alpaca too. I joke that she’s my emotional support animal. You have to lean in to people who are supportive!
  6. Hi everyone. Today I am one year post op from a gastric sleeve. While I’ve been struggling quite a lot the last few months, I am happy to report that I’m 85 lbs down and 62 inches smaller. while I’m only just over halfway toward my goal, I don’t see more than a few subtle changes in my body. I’m trying to look at them critically because I know it takes awhile for our heads to catch up with the physical changes. Has anyone else had that happen? I know the sagging skin will just get saggier, but when does the cellulite get better? I do though see a big difference in my face. See attached for before and today shots.
  7. Jodi, why don’t you give them a call in the morning and make sure they know your current situation? You don’t want to get dehydrated and end up in the hospital.
  8. I had a similar reaction to the Bariatric multivitamin and eventually narrowed it down to iodine or niacin, or one of the sweeteners. Hard to find ones without the first two, so had to settle for the lowest amount possible. For the third one, I had to go with the free and clear version. These keep me blotch free.
  9. Hi April, Keep up the good work! You are on the right track. We were all in your boat at one time.....beating ourselves up for not doing this sooner! We can’t control the past but we do have a say in our future. one thing that helped me was to make a list of non scale victories (NSVs) and cross them off as you achieve them. For example, mine were things like not needing an extension for a seat belt on a plane, not needing a plus sized top, not stressing about the distance from my car to the door of my office, not having my stomach walk into the room before me, etc. yours can be things like exercising out of bed, standing up to grab something off the table instead of using your wheelchair....but you should also include some “minor” ones too, and add ones as they come up...things you can’t even imagine now. One day I was sitting in a meeting and started to sob because I had crossed my legs without realizing it! one minute at a time, April. We’re here to help!
  10. The only way I “cheated” on the pre op diet was to not always be able to chug down five/day. My average was more like i was terrified of getting the surgery cancelled because my liver was in the way so I was otherwise 100% compliant.
  11. @milwmarc thanks for this! It’s nice to know how much is possible!
  12. I’m about 10 months post op sleeve, and I think I eat a lot....6 Oz chicken breast and a large side of vegetables, for example.
  13. I use the Walgreens adult multivitamin chewable. Note that This does not have iron in it.
  14. Did you try Protonix? That helped me a lot. I had to take it for six months post op.