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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Update: After I wrote the last entry, I felt quite nauseous after drinking a hot herbal tea and had to throw up. I woke up with a strange feeling in the stomach, didn't feel like eating so just had the tea and felt sick quickly afterwards. Went back to bed to rest for a couple of hour have this funny sensation between fullness (even though had not had any food) and a little bit of nausea. Just tried a bit of almond pancakes and a little greek yogurt to see if I can digest that. I wonder what could be the reason. Yesterday I had chili con carne with some spices and a Crystal light just before g
  2. Hello and Happy New Year to all! I am now 6 months after my sleeve surgery and still losing weight. I am almost at goal weight, just 1.6 kg to go - yeyyyyy!!! So far I feel really well, and even though I cannot eat big amounts of foods yet, I manage most types of proteins without too much trouble. The really bad constipation I had seems to have stopped now (thankfully) so that's an improvement. During a recent trip, I tried Crystal Light to add to my water and have been drinking lots of that. It seems from the nutrition information that it should be ok - the peach flavor is just 5 calorie
  3. @cindylouwhoThanks for the encouragement! My next goal will be to be able to do a spectacular walk like the one you did in the Alps, though I am not sure that my knees with osteoarthritis will be up for that - but I can dream : ) I went to another very formal ball last night and wore a dress that had not fit me in a very long time and felt beautiful and confident. I am still overweight but such a long way from the obese woman I was less than 6 months ago. I am afraid of maintenance but I will take one step at a time and concentrate now in losing all the extra weight and get to a normal
  4. Good luck!!!! I am sure that you will do great. What an achievement!!! All your hard work is going to be rewarded today. Please keep us posted on your success!
  5. Hello! I am four days shy of being five months post op and I wanted to give a quick update. I saw my surgeon last week and all is going really well. My blood tests came back all normal, including my cholesterol which I had had borderline high for many years now. So I am very pleased about that. I also got extremely high levels of vit B-12, but the surgeon told me not to worry as this is because of the B-12 shot that I got last month, so he advised that I should skip the next shot due in January - they are due every three months. I still suffer from constipation which is quite annoying but
  6. Hello! How are you doing? Did you get the results from the Ph test? I am afraid that I do not have any wise words, but just wanted to let you know that I really hope you can feel better soon and that the doctors find a feeding solution that will allow you to live a normal life. Your little boy is very lucky to have such a loving and caring mother, and children are so incredibly resilient, so I am sure that he will be fine. I wish you all the best and I have you in my thoughts and prayers.
  7. Congratulations on your maintenance!! I think that you look beautiful in both the before and after, but now you also look healthy. And what great legs you have!
  8. I don't have any advice but just wanted to say that I am thinking of you and hoping that the operation went really well today. All the best for your recovery and for the next steps of the treatment.
  9. @cindylouwhoWow, that is just breathtaking - congratulations on such a fantastic achievement!!! How long did you train to be in shape for the walk? It seems that the weather was gorgeous, with beautiful blue skies. Was that a glacier in one of the photos? You are a real inspiration, I hope I can follow your example some day. Thank you so much for sharing the photos of your trip with us.
  10. @BurgundyBoy many thanks for your comments! Yes, I think that I too may have a few more lines in my face, but nothing too dramatic. When I look myself in the mirror, I am surprised to see a sort of thin and younger face looking back at me. I am going to try to use more makeup to see if that helps to get rid of the zombie look : ) My surgeon suggested that my goal be 70 kg but the nutritionist said that to be normal weight I should aim to be around 63. It may be too low for me, but I will keep going to see how far I can get. I am 75ish now, so not too long to go!
  11. This week, it was three months since I had my surgery. I am completely recovered from the incisions and sometimes I forget that I am sleeved. I stepped in the scale this morning and when I checked the app in my phone (which is connected to the scale) it told me that my BMI is 29.9, so no longer in the obese range!!! It is very close, but still, my BMI is in the 20s now. I am very pleased that lately I have been losing weight very fast. I am not that hungry at all, so it is a bit of a challenge to make sure that I get enough protein every day. Just wanted to record that. I feel surprisingl
  12. I wrote this 3 months ago, and by mistake didn't publish it, so I am doing it now. ___________________________________________________________ Hello! I am not a good writer and have never written a blog, but I wanted to document what I am going through, because I have a terrible memory and unless I write things, I forget everything. I had my surgery two weeks and two days ago, and I am feeling better and better every day. I am still in the liquid phase - my surgeon requires three weeks of liquid diet - and sometimes I feel a little hungry (I think) and want to chew something sol
  13. Wow, amazing results! Congratulations!! Half a marathon - you are a real inspiration indeed!
  14. Not European, but live in Europe : )
  15. I am really happy with the results of the surgery so far but realistically it's still very early days. I hope that all will continue well. At least, I have dropped 22 kilos so far and keep losing, so in that sense the surgery is working. I felt identified with your story because I also had to fight with my insurance to cover the surgery, and underwent all kind of tests and consultations, but unfortunately I was not successful, so ended up paying for it myself. I was close to a BMI of 40, which was the cutoff, but by then I was tired of arguing with the insurance about comorbidities, and d
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