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About jemabell

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  • Gender Female
  • Band/Sleeve Status 2+ Years Post-Op

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  1. jemabell added a post in a topic: update-ish   

    My husband LOVES the squishy too lol! I tend to wear compression undies most day which helps, but i also have some "muscle seperation " issues that happened during pregnacy which needs correcting. So i tend to look pregnate even though im not. They would reconstruct that while doing the tuck.  Its still early days so i have plenty of time.
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  2. jemabell added a post in a topic: Hubby vent   

    Hey Bogan,
    Im sorry your in this sort of emotional situation, its always hard when our spouses debate us rather than just support us 100%.
    I have all those worries that you have pointed out, will i continue to make good choices, will i always stop when im full, will i always be able to resist those temptations. 
    I was seeing a phsyc for a while which helped alot, i cant explain why it helped but it did. She moved and i started seeing someone else who i didnt like, so im looking for someone new again. 
    None of this process is easy, the surgery, the life adjustment, the judgments, the cost, its all hard. But in my opinion its worth it. For some people its easy to lose weight, my husband is also like that and its frustrating  lol. For me i chose to get the surgery (twice), and i dont regret one thing about it, i own my decision because it was mine to make. And if i stuff up, its my mistake also and i own it and do what i need to correct it.
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  3. jemabell added a post in a topic: My updates   

    Week 26 post op 
    Start weight 142kg
    Current weight 95.7 kg
    Total loss 46.3kg 
    Its been a few weeks since i posted. Im happy to report my hair seems to have slowed down in its shedding. Life is great at the moment, busy but great. I still have food intolerances and dumping issues but im learing to deal with it. 19kg out from my goal  weight!
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  4. jemabell added a post in a topic: 3 - 4 weeks post op recovery   

    Hey bogan,
    The inly issues i had around that stage was with bowl movements, but i think my experience was quite rare and even now at 7months post op its still happening. Its called dumping and it dosnnt usually happen to sleevers but im just "lucky". I had a event at about 5 weeks post op, and left early because i had to "use the loo" and im one of those people who needs to be at home to do it lol. Although these days i cant really be fussy. Appart from that healing wise  at that stage i was fine, so im sure you will be ok  
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  5. jemabell added a post in a topic: update-ish   

    Thanks for the post youngbelle, i always think about where i might be in 2 years. I was sleeved in march. At this point i know its early but my tummy skin is becoming  and issue. So eventually i may look into that if i can every afford it lol. Its nice to hear from people a few years ahead.
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  6. jemabell added a post in a topic: urgent advice required please Band to sleeve are Bypass   

    Hi newbie, im not sure if you've had any replies but i went from band to sleeve. I was in the same boat as you and spoke in depth to my surgeon about it and also did alot of research. So far its been very effective im 45kg down since March. So im happy with my choice, but i still worry about the future, i think thats natural.
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  7. jemabell added a post in a topic: My updates   

    Thanks for the advice millymolly and soul sister. Im really hoping it eases of soon but time will tell. If not ill definatly be looking into those wigs. 
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  8. jemabell added a post in a topic: My updates   

    Week 23 post op 
    Start weight 142kg
    Current weight 98.8 kg
    Total loss 43.2kg 
    (14.9kgs was lost on 5 weeks opti, 29.3 kg since sleeve)
    Feeling really good. Have really been struggling with hair loss, ALOT of hair loss. I had hoped id be one of the lucky few that wouldnt experience it but its hitting hard. If it continues at this pace in a few months ill have a few strands left.
    Any advice is appreciated.
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  9. jemabell added a post in a topic: Optifast!   

    Hey there, i did opti for 4 weeks. My best advice that already been mentioned is water. If you feel hunger pains drink water, it does help. Also lots of distractions and research, reading ect.
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  10. jemabell added a post in a topic: My updates   

    Ohhh im doing the same, its both fun and confusing trying to find my style again. Ive been wearing nothing but maxi dresses and leggings for so many years!
    IvIve been just buying the cheap stuff from kmart cause i hope  i wont use them for long
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  11. jemabell added a post in a topic: My updates   

    Thanks backontrack
    I did treat myself, i bought some jeans, grabbed the 18 but they were huge, so i got a 16 and now they keep falling down  too. My brain cant get around the fact that i may need a 14.
    I also had hogs breath for dinner, well i managed  barley 1/4 of a steak and thats it! But it was delicious.
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  12. jemabell added a post in a topic: 3 Weeks Til Surgery   

    No worries, any questions  just ask me. It is a great community. Ive only really had 1 situation  where i felt let down but people will eventually  reply. Im sure of it  
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  13. jemabell added a post in a topic: My updates   

    Week 22 post op 
    Start weight 142kg
    Current weight 99.7 kg
    Total loss 42.3kg 
    (14.9kgs was lost on 5 weeks opti, 28.4 kg since sleeve)
    Guys im under 100kgs!!! Double digits!! I actually hit 99.9kg on the morning of my 29th birthday, best birthday present ever!
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  14. jemabell added a post in a topic: 3 Weeks Til Surgery   

    Hi sleeve Gurl,
    I have a post calledy My Updates. I was sleeved in March and have tried to update weekly since. In the 3 months after surgery i had lost about 18kgs. Thats not including the weight lost on optifast
    I started at 142 kgs. Im 174cm tall. 
    Currently weighing 99.7  
    Goodluck with everything, you must be so excited!
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  15. jemabell added a post in a topic: What a day.   

    Omg that receptionist is unbelievable!  I was reading that with my jaw dropped!  What a absolute joke, i dont wven know how to comment and you have every right to feel the way you do. Praying things start to improve.
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