TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 5 days, 4 hours ago

So a week ago today my stomach was sleeved.

Today is really difficult. I told my husband that I'm having a really rough day, then promptly burst into tears, sobbing about what I've done, I've mutilated myself blah-blah-blah. I'm not quite sure


TessieLoo uploaded a new photo 6 days, 2 hours ago

TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 6 days, 20 hours ago

I haven't taken my high blood pressure meds (Valsartan and Torsemide) since the morning before my surgery.

I'm monitoring my blood pressure several times a day to make sure that it's not too high ...

IT'S NORMAL!


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

I've been trying to get a protein shake down for over 2 hours. My gut is just churning and making the most gawdawful noises. I haven't puked (yet).

Is this normal? And does this count towards my fluids? I make it with almond milk and ice.


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 1 week, 2 days ago

I'm 3 days post-op, still on clear liquids but starting full liquids tomorrow.

I'm really focusing on water right now, as I know dehydration can really be a thing. But I'm worried about drinking too much at a time...I'm sipping, but can easily


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 1 week, 4 days ago

Everything went great! I had a pretty large hiatal hernia which is now fixed. No problem drinking water or sucking on popsicles, but the jello was a little iffy.

Gas pains are annoying but tolerable. I’ve taken a few laps around the floor


TessieLoo uploaded a new photo 1 week, 4 days ago

TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 1 week, 5 days ago

Well, tomorrow I'm getting the sleeve!

Unfortunately my sleeve sister, who has been beside me for this entire journey, hasn't been approved yet. We have the same insurance. The only difference is the psych reports. Plus I've been in therapy t


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Can you shave the day before surgery?

Has anyone been told to not shave before surgery?

I'm kinda thinking it's not a good idea to do it in case of nicks or micro-nicks.


TessieLoo uploaded a new photo 2 weeks, 2 days ago

TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 2 days ago

I don't know why I've never done this before.

For my meal tonight, I took some coleslaw mix and steamed it, then tossed it in a dab each of rice vinegar and balsamic vinegar. It was AMAZING!

If you like cooked cabbage.


TessieLoo uploaded 2 photos 2 weeks, 3 days ago

MJSpencer wrote 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Not long now. Good luck. You've got this.

Kathy S. wrote 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weight-loss-surgery-journey/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosptial-stay-what-to-pack/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-care-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Why are there so many negative people in this site, specifically in the General Discussion Forum.

I posted something about getting rid of clothes as soon as they're too big, and now some are saying that I should keep some boxed up in a closet b


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 6 days ago

My insurance approval came through today. I didn't even know it until I was emailed that I had a phone appt with the anesthesia peeps next week.

IT'S REALLY HAPPENING! NEXT THURSDAY! Stomach is full of butterflies...and that's ALL it's full o


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Oh boy...my stomach is full of butterflies.

My approval went right through...took 12 days!

OMG...NEXT Thursday is the day!

It's really happening.


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 3 days ago

I can't believe that my surgery is just 11 days away. Back in November, it seemed like a lifetime away.

I'm on day 3 of my pre-op diet, and it's really very tolerable. Now anyway. I took a couple of trial runs (one week each time) during my 6


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

It's getting really real now.

I'm scheduled for my post-surgery nutrition class next Friday, then my pre-op appointment is June 5, and the surgery date is JUNE 7TH!!!

In 20 days, it's going to happen.

Here's me and my sleeve sis


TessieLoo posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

I found a diet journal that I kept 25 years ago when I joined TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly). I was 269 lbs when I started, and my son was just a baby.

It was really an emotional read. I was so convinced that I would finally succeed...one se

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