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  1. Tralee

    August Sleeve Buddies ???

    Congratulations Mandy, that is a great achievement. Hopefully within a couple of weeks I will be there too. I was chuffed today went to Blue Illusion and bought a top in XL instead of usual 3XL, first time ever.
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    August Sleeve Buddies ???

    Hi All, Had a call from my dietician today to check how I am going and he has said I can proceed to puréed food tomorrow as that will be two weeks since sleeved. A bit apprehensive but will take it slow. Must say am looking forward to some real food. Also have my weigh in tomorrow- have decided I will only weigh in once a week and not get into the habit of weighing every day. Waterbaby with regard to regularity I make a point of including Benefiber in Optifast or shakes. Kooter isn't it interesting with different doctors requirements. I was told that my dressings needed to stay on for ten days. I was slightly surprised today as to how easy it was to be occupied for a number of hours and then come to realisation that I completely forgotten about lunch. Didn't even feel the need for liquid sustenance. Mandy your weight loss to date is amazing good on you. Being 56 and post menopausal I expect mine to be somewhat slower - however as long as it keeps going down whether 1kg or 100g a week that is the most important thing - slow and steady because for god knows how long it has been steadily going up each year. Glad to hear all going well with you all.
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    August Sleeve Buddies ???

    Hi All, Glad to hear all is going well Mandy, and Kooter hope your pain decreases soon. I never had any of the shoulder pain you mention.. I am soon to hit 2 weeks post op and all is going well. Dressings now off and of the six sites one is a bit red and scabby. Can't wait for it to fully heal so I can get back to Aqua aerobics five times a week. Looking to starting my month of puréed food next Wed slightly over the liquid diet. Cannot seem to get a balance between the amount of water I should be drinking and the free liquid (protein drinks, watery soup etc). I think if I never have another Optifast shake again it will be too soon. I find them so sweet (even after I put a shot of espresso coffee in them). Cheers Loss to date: 7.5 kgs
  4. Tralee

    Low cost Sleeve

    Hi Futuresleever, I have just had sleeve procedure through Dr Charles Mosse. I had to pay $6000 to him and $1540 to Anaesthetist. This had to be paid upfront before the operation. I now have to claim via Medicare/Private Health. At the information session advised that total out of pocket cost would be $5500 for procedure. My 3 nights at John James completely covered by Private Health Insurance. I am also expecting a bill for Dr Mosse's assistant however have been advised that Medicare will completely cover that invoice.
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    August Sleeve Buddies ???

    Hi all, well now out of hospital and home sweet home. Surgery went well only concern was when a blood vessel between the stomach and spleen disintegrated before the surgeon could get to it, but all is good now. I spent quite some time in recovery because blood pressure and body temp dropped but that is not unusual for me. I needed very little pain relief and if I do a couple of Panadol nips it in the bud. Glad I do not have to continue with the TED stockings and just continue with the Clexane injections for the next ten days. Husband got instructions at hospital this morning as there is no way I could inject myself. i am having no problems tolerating the fluids and have had a variety over the last couple of days. Really enjoyed my first latte in three weeks when I got home. I am not weighing myself until Tuesday, which will be a week from the procedure. All the best Mandy for next week. Starting weight: 117.7 kg Sleeve day: 112.7 kg (5 kg loss)
  6. Tralee

    August Sleeve Buddies ???

    Hi All, i am also an August sleever with my op set down for 15th (2 days time) in Canberra. I have religiously followed the Optifast diet and to date have lost 4.3 kg. Am wondering if this is enough. Not sure what else I can do have drunk all the water, exercised every day and have not eaten anything that was not on the list given to me by the dietician. Not really nervous about the procedure only qualms are the inserting of the cannula in my hand (bad experience many years ago) and injecting myself with Clexane for ten days after. i have been very open about what I am doing - so have lots of support. well onwards and downwards