luvbskts posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago

My surgery was done almost 3 years ago.  I still haven't made it to my goal but I'm down 150lbs.  I can live with that :)  I've also been doing a good job maintaining.  Now for the silly question...I find myself being envious of the newbies talking abo


luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
Cold...all the time - I am freezing all of the time.  My thyroid is good.  I'm guessing it's my body adjusting to losing 80lbs.  Has anyone else had this and how long does it last?

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 1 month ago
I need help....can't eat. - I'm almost 5 months out and for the last week or so I can't eat.  Everything, except scallops or lobster, makes me want to throw-up.  Fluid intake is down too.  I don't know how to...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
Having a "stay away from the keyboard type of - I've been reading comments on Rosie O'Donnell's WLS.  This "medical professional" that has worked with WLS surgeons in the past is pissing me off!  She is so judgmental talking abo...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
Funny WLS story - A former employee came in and subbed for me yesterday.  She hadn't seen me since my surgery.  When I stood up she says, "holy cow, where did the rest of you go?"  I said, "I had su...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
Lesson learned....the hard way! - I was sleeved in Dec., and am doing well.  I'm down almost 70 lbs, never had an issue with fluids, protein is doing much better.  I'm finding what I can and can not eat.  Well, idi...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 3 months ago
woo hoo...my new tummy likes lobster! - We went out last night, after several days of really struggling with eating, and split a sirloin and lobster tail meal.  I was nervous as I've been having a lot of issues lately.  ...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 3 months ago
NSV and my smart mouth hubby! - I went with my daughter to see her academic advisor today.  We had to wait a bit so I sat in a chair.  Then I realized, my legs were crossed.  I haven't been able to cross my legs ...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 4 months ago
Not a good day.... - I started out well, soft boiled egg for breakfast.  Lunch was a different story.  I had some strained chicken noodle soup with a few crackers.  That's like no protein but extra ...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 4 months ago
way off topic...just need to bitch! - I just got a ticket.  The police in our down are notorious for being jerks.  I've always defended them because I respect position.  Well, not so sure I'll be doing that anymore....

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
stress/can't get anything down - We had a serious stress maker happen to us yesterday.  Since it happened, I haven't been able to get much in....fluid or food.  Do things tighten up during stress?  How do I get...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
Sad day... - Our family had a sad event happen today and I handled it without food. 

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
1 month check-up - I went to my 1 month post-op yesterday...I am actually 4 days shy of 1 month.  I am down 27 lbs and have lost 18.8% of my surgeon's goal.  My blood pressure was 110/64 with a 72...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
sleeve or flu - This is the first time I've been sick since being sleeved...I woke up in the middle of the night with a headache and tummy not feeling well.  I just tried to sleep it off.  When...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
Things I have learned... - I was sleeved 3 weeks ago.  I honestly thought I was one of those people that didn't have a food addiction.  I also thought this was going to be a piece of cake.  Blah blah blah...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
I ate an egg.... - woo hoo!  It was scrambled with lots of milk to make it fluffy.  I only got 3 bites in but it's ok.

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
Swollen tummy - How long does it take for the swelling to go down and how do you know when your tummy is healed?

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
Nuts - Will I ever be able to almonds, sunflower seeds, etc again?  I can't find the answer in my book.

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
What's going on???? - Sleeved on the 17th.  I was doing GREAT!  Had my 1 week post-op appt. and dr. was very pleased.  Bowels were working great.  No signs of dehydration.  I was moved to puree and d...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
doctor's appt. - Dr was very pleased with my progress and said that I could advance to the next stage.  He asked if I was ready for that.  SURE, I said.  OMG...I now know what hell is.  I only h...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 5 months ago
Am I doing something wrong or is this normal - I was sleeved on 12/17.  The last couple of days I've been hungry....really hungry.  This morning at 8:15, I drank about 3 oz of a protein shake.  I started drinking water aroun...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 6 months ago
Just got home... - Surgery went well.  He found a little hernia but it wasn't bad enough to fix.  I haven't been able, or have the desire, to eat.  Water is going down.  I'm really tired!  Pain is...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 6 months ago
condiments... - When can I add stuff like hot sauce back into my life?  My surgery is tomorrow and I love spices.

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 6 months ago
I need a cheerleader - I am on day 11 of my pre-op diet and today has by far been the worst day.  I'm starving! My tummy is growling and all I'm thinking about is food.  I thought I'd be in the home s...

luvbskts posted a discussion topic 10 years, 6 months ago
pre-op diet and retaining water... - I've been on my pre-op for a week.  I jumped on the scales today and I've gained a pound.  I noticed that my ankles are puffy so I'm clearly retaining water.  Do this mean that ...
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