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  1. MAD

    May Sleevers

    Keeping with the theme of this area, I thought I'd start a May discussion :-) I'm going in on 13 May... Who else is going in or just gone in for that matter?
  2. I was very selective of who I told mostly because I felt it was a deeply personal journey I needed to take and the other reason, I didn't want anyone's bullshit negative and ignorant crap thrown at me and people trying to "talk me out of it". Since the surgery, I have told a few more people. I'm very proud of my decision to make my life better and having the balls to actually do it - I find I still keep it to a select few and avoid the judgemental few. Usually the judgement is founded on ignorance. So far that's the way i've been - that's not to say i'll gain more and more confidence at the kgs come off and I won't care so much about the judgement :-) Each to their own - I still believe it is a deeply personal thing, so I say, do what you feel is right for you :-)
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    What do you people eat!!?!!

    Howdy doody I'm almost 8 weeks post op and I have the following: Breakfast: 1/2 a weetbix with 200ml pauls skinny milk Morning tea: coffee made on water (instant style) - if i feel like it and I need warm my hands 'cause it's so freaking cold Lunch: 2 cruskits with some philly cheese, avocado, a thin slice of ham and a teeny bit of tomato chutney (YUM) Afternoon tea: nothing. Dinner: 1/4 cup of mince and 1/4-1/2 cup veggies - usually zucchini, pumpkin, cauliflower. :-)
  4. MAD

    Weekly weigh in

    Weighed in at 139.7kgs which is a 11.3kg loss at 3.5 weeks postop. 22.5kgs lost since preop.
  5. MAD

    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    Had to buy new undies today!!
  6. MAD

    Scar issue

    you could say removal of gall stones? my SIL had gall stones removed and it was all keyhole and i remember seeing her incisions - they looked pretty similar to what I have now after having the sleeve. I think she had to take it easy for about a week post-op. I also like the sound of saying "investigative surgery" - and then closely followed, but "oh it's a long story" or "don't really want to talk about it" or "i'd rather not say" or something along those lines.
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    May Sleevers

    I have just come back from the doctor to be told I have sinusitis and I'm on antibiotics :-( Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!
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    SBS Tonight - A negative bandit :(

    Hey missy_belle - she commented on the show that she lost 90kgs before her band eroded.
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    SBS Tonight - A negative bandit :(

    She made me really angry with some of her comments. I'm sorry but you still have to take ownership and be accountable for your own decisions. There's countless articles and published papers all about risks and complications about these surgeries...you can't honestly sit there and say... "You surgeons are selling a product to us fatties and taking advantage of our vulnerability". Don't get me wrong, it's a very sad state of affairs, but I get angry when someone tries to pass the buck...you are responsible for your decisions. When I went for my first appt, one of the Pre-requisites was getting the psychologists clearance... I really think this lady would have benefited from something like that (assuming she didn't Pre-surgery) I just wish there would have been a spokesperson for the positive to rebut or at least comment on her comments. Such a loaded discussion.
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    May Sleevers

    Good to hear cdazzle! You're doing great matey. One day at a time. :-)
  11. MAD

    How much food is "normal"?

    I had a bit of trouble finding it.. Looks like its a Nestlé brand I think. Only place i could find it was online at www.pharmacyonline.com.au.
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    How much food is "normal"?

    Don't stress darling. I spoke to my dietician about this the other day... Preparing for mushies, she said just go a teaspoon to 2 teaspoons to start and gradually move up but slow and steady wins the race. It's just like the fluids (well it was for me)... I couldn't do much at all but gradually I found I could have a little more each time and finally managed 150mls. It just took a little while. On the protein side, I have the same worry and my dietician told me to get some BeneProtein to put into my food...it's tasteless and will help get protein into you which is why you'll be tired etc. it's all about trying to get all the good stuff into you :-) I'm also going to give those musashi drinks a go which was another recommendation by the dietician. Just gotta find what works for you and give your tummy time to settle xo
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    May Sleevers

    Oh thanks Ricki. Yeah I might have to give them a call in the morning. This is seriously shit house and I'm back at work tomorrow.
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    May Sleevers

    The blood has finally ceased. But in place of that, I seem to have developed a case of reflux for the last 2 days...it's awful. What can I take for reflux with my belly? What did everyone else take or do for reflux?
  15. I'm really struggling now... To the point where I'm really down. I can't handle anything it seems. I can't handle optifast, thin custard, chicken soup, pumpkin soup, frozen yoghurt, ice cream, up & go. I seem to be able to handle v8 juice smoothies and skim milk and Vaalia breakfast yoghurt (banana & honey). I had the yummiest chicken soup made by my wonderful friend... Thought I'd found the solution, then I ended up on the toilet yet again. I'm getting tummy aches like I ate the wrong thing and some things literally go straight through me (seems like dumping from what I read). Anyone else have this much trouble? I need some advice... I'm starting to really feel like shit and I'm weak and it's starting to get me down in the dumps. I'm off to see my dietician tomorrow morning so I'm hoping ill get some advice from her. I'm about to head onto mushie stage... Is this going to be any better or worse??
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    Woken up feeling horrible

    Great point dondon. I've read quite a few people have had issues with pain meds causing them nausea.
  17. Thanks for the support everyone. I went to the dietician and she's told me I'm doing well...which was a surprise considering I haven't had as much as I thought was necessary. She told me to keep going with what doesn't upset my tummy and add another glass of milk to my day... Which I can do. She's said I can start getting onto some potato or pumpkin mash gradually which might help in a few days. She's told me to also get some Beneprotein which is tasteless protein powder to put in everything. She said this will help as well and some inner health acidophilus to help get some good bugs back in my system. So annoyed though... I just finished telling her that the Vaalia breakfast yoghurt was staying in the belly well then get home and have some for lunch and back on the toilet again with tummy ache. The dietician did also say that it can often be the texture that cause the tummy aches and cramps because the tummy is still trying to settle. I guess this is what I've learnt... No two days are the same... Persevere because you tummy might like something one day and then not the next. Talk about changing the goal posts!
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    Woken up feeling horrible

    I'm actually back at work Monday. I think I'll be ok... I've told my husband to continue eating normally so that I can become used to it. Like I said, I miss it, but not because I'm hungry. I just remind myself when something smells good that I can have some in a few weeks... Maybe you should keep a list of the things that you really miss and when you get there after the strict diet, work some of that back in (in moderation of course). I've thought of doing that. All I really want is bloody lasagna or savoury mince... And chicken snitzel... Ok ok I want a lot of things lol. It is a social thing too... I used to have lunch with a work colleague all the time, but he knows so he's been supportive. I can still go to lunch, I just change what I order and how much of it I eat. I think the goal is to adapt, not remove things that you enjoyed doing before... Like going to lunch. You know?
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    Woken up feeling horrible

    Yeah I know what you mean. I've been going through the same thing, mourning the food. Not exactly because I'm hungry, but just the taste, textures etc... But it doesn't mean we can't have bits and bobs when we're back on normal food - like yum cha lol. I have a yum cha place next to my work.. Omg I miss that stuff too.
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    Woken up feeling horrible

    You poor bugger. You really need to take it easy. The day after I got home I felt good and did a bit too much and paid for it. Your body is recovering, you have to rest...let it recover. It is a hard journey emotionally because so much is changing and will continue to change. But stay positive.. It's a complete overhaul of everything you used to know and do... But it will have the most beneficial outcome. I cannot recommend rest enough. Whilst you only have a few little wounds, inside is a lot more delicate. Put your feet up, sleep when you can and keep taking in your fluids. It will get a little easier each day. Take paandol and/or degas tablets when you need to. If you have any chest pain, call your surgeon straight away. *hugs* xo
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    May Sleevers

    Woo go Patty. As said earlier, it does get easier. I weighed myself today and I'm down to 141.7kgs. That's freaking ridiculous. I sprang a leak today... One of my wounds opened (sort of) and started bleeds really dark blood. Freaked out and call my surgeons nurse manager and she calmed me down... Dark blood= old blood. A blood clot that is escaping so I just have to let it ooze into the dressing. Slightly gross and would love it to stop now.
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    Day 1 of "Mushies"

    I can't wait for mushies... Bring on purée shepards pie... I'm seriously craving red meat in any form and potato!
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    May Sleevers

    I know what you mean nanna. No way in hell I'm testing anything. I'm sticking to the plan...although I feel my tummy is after more as well. My body seriously doesn't mesh well with all these fluids. Yay for no back pain!
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    I found my collarbone today!!!!
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    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    Not as significant as the others on here, but I consider it a personal victory and a taste of things to come. When I sit, I have two distinct rolls. Can't remember when, but as I went up in weight, my two roll tummy went to one big roll and was so depressing. Sitting today, I realize I have my two rolls back. I am very happy with this lol And it's just a taste of what is to come... :-)
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