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Bariatric Surgery Post-Op: Day 1

Today is Bariatric Surgery Post-Op Day 1. The first day with my new, smaller stomach. I had the gastric sleeve yesterday and so far I can drink about an ounce of water in 15 minutes. Yesterday it was worse. Drinking caused the gag reflex pretty severely. My abdomen is pretty sore and getting up yesterday was difficult. In fact I needed to have someone help me up each time I

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Surgery Day!

Today is the day! It’s surgery day! The day I cut out 2/3rds of my stomach and start a new life. I’m excited for my new life to begin and also a tiny bit nervous about cutting out a good chunk of one of my organs just so I can lose weight. I’ve lost 12 pounds on the bariatric surgery liquid pre op diet and of course that gets me

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Bariatric Surgery Personal Story: First Appointment with my Nutritionist

The is part of my bariatric surgery personal story, the first appointment with my nutritionist. The appointment went great, I really like her, which is extremely important. My insurance requires 6 appointments with a dietician or nutritionist. They have given me credit for one appointment I had with my endocrinologist last year, so I only have to meet with her 5 times. I also have to meet with a psychologist and

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I’m Having Bariatric Surgery

Today I met with the doctor who will perform a sleeve gastrectomy for me. I have decided to have bariatric surgery since I am unable to lose weight on my own and keep it off for any amount of time. I am just beginning a two year bariatric weight loss program and while a lot of it is overwhelming (because of insurance companies) I know it will be a decision

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Still Struggling!

Ugh, keeping up a weight loss or fitness blog is difficult when you aren’t losing weight and losing weight has been nearly impossible it seems! I keep losing the same two or three pounds each week. Over and over again. It’s so frustrating that I end up giving up. I’m not sitting on the couch eating Oreos watching reality TV yet (I’m still kicking ass on my Fitbit with over

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I Want Bariatric Surgery

I want bariatric surgery, I think. I’ve just about given up trying to lose weight on my own. My BMI is not high enough to qualify for bariatric surgery but because I have high cholesterol I still qualify for the procedure. I met with my doctor last week and he’s not completely against it.   I know a few people who have had bariatric surgery, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure which

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