Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago

Hi everyone,

All throughout my life I've had depression/anxiety. Last year leading up to my surgery I was extremely happy and doing really well. I was also on an anxiety medicine that seemed to help a lot. Even though I was heavy, I was still h


Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago

March 29th marked 6 months post op for me! On Septem


Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Still seeing myself as being fat - Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem. In June I weighed around 215 pounds and when I look in the mirror, I still see myself being at that weight. In picture...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
Does anyone else find this rude? Am I just being t - I have this one friend who is about 105 pounds and 5'1. She constantly complains about her weight and how she is "fat" right in front of me. She knows that I had the surgery done a...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
Losing too fast? - Hi everyone. For the first time, I used the post op planner on here. I put in my starting weight (my weight the day of surgery) and the typical 65% excess loss. It says I should be...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
I can't believe it! - About a week before Christmas we did a clothing swap at work. One of my coworkers gave me a bunch of jeans (a mix of sizes 4 and 6) and today I figured I would try on the 6's. THEY...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
Birth control after VSG? - Hey guys! Tomorrow marks 3 months since my surgery and all has gone well! I have PCOS and was on birth control for about a year when I was 15 (I'm 18 now) and I'm thinking about go...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
My mom thinks I'm losing weight too fast? - Hey everyone. I had my surgery on September 29th, 2014. On September 22nd, I weighed 212. Today I am almost 3 months out and I weigh 155. Is that normal? Am I losing too fast/too s...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Christmas party dress! (picture) -     I'm so excited! My job is having a Christmas party and this is the first time I don't feel like a potato when I wear a dress!

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Down to a size 8! - I'm officially a size 8 in jeans! What in the world?! I haven't been a size 8 since I was 12 (I'm 18 now!) I can't believe it! I was a size 14/16 before surgery. I'm out of the dou...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Weight loss with pictures :) - The picture on the left is me at 212 pounds (a few days before surgery which was september 29th) and the picture on the right is me on november 29th at 165 pounds!

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
How long until we can eat popcorn? - Hey guys :) I had my surgery on September 29th (so I'm 2 months and 2 days out) and I was wondering when it's okay to eat a bit of popcorn? I'm on an unrestricted diet now, but I ...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Trip to the ER 6 weeks post op - Hi everyone. Yesterday morning I woke up with some upper belly pain similar to the pain you feel after the surgery. As the day went on it got much worse and it was hard to walk wi...

Carolyn W. posted a comment 6 years, 6 months ago
Wish I could talk to her! We started at the exact same weight and we...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
A month out and haven't lost weight in 2 weeks. - Hey guys, On October 29th I was 1 month out from surgery. I haven't lost any weight since around the 14th and I'm starting to get really upset. I don't know if a stall is supposed...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Frustrated with my weight >:( - I had my surgery exactly a month ago today. For the past week and a half I haven't lost a single pound :( I know it's normal but it's really discouraging. Did anyone else have this...

Carolyn W. posted a comment 6 years, 6 months ago
Some people don't realize that making comments about knowing...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Numbness/tingling feeling - Hi everyone. Today I've been having a lot of numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. When the tingling starts, my muscles seem to tense up and it's hard to move my fingers or ...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Foods to eat when your stomach is upset - Hey guys :) I'm almost a month post op (will be a month on the 29th) and today I've been having dry heaves and throwing up water. I already spoke to my doctor and he said just try...

Carolyn W. posted a comment 6 years, 6 months ago
A lot of people hit a stall around this time. I had my surgery on...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Weight loss! - Hi everyone! As of today, I weigh roughly 179-180 lbs! (hard to tell on my scale since it isn't digital) I am soooo happy! Before my pre-op diet I weighed 212. On my one week diet...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Soft food ideas - Hi everyone!  I start soft foods on Thursday! I was just wondering what foods you guys ate during the soft food phase? I need some high protein foods.  Thanks in advance :)

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Melatonin - Does anyone know if you're allowed to take melatonin after surgery? I'm almost 3 weeks post op and I have really bad insomnia! I'm up all hours of the night. I'm still waiting to h...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Frustrated with my doctors office and emotional - Hey everyone. So, my doctors office hands out a manual when you begin the process of bariatric surgery. Each manual is catered to each surgery. I got my manual a while back and in...

Carolyn W. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Great news! - Hi everyone! As of today (well in about 6 hours) I have been officially sleeved for 1 week! I've had a few hiccups with pain, but so far so good! I started my pre-op diet on Septem...
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