serenity1959 posted a comment 6 years, 1 month ago
He was such a special man. A great surgeon and human being. ...

serenity1959 posted a comment 6 years, 1 month ago
I had vertical sleeve surgery in August, 2013, and feel SOOO much...

serenity1959 posted a comment 6 years, 4 months ago
I went to Mexico in August and had my surgery. Thus far, I have lost...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
FINALLY! Down a size. - It has taken 42 lbs from my pre-op weight, but I am FINALLY down a size.   Have no idea why, but going down a size was all important to me.   I bought a  new pair of jeans to ce...

serenity1959 posted a comment 6 years, 11 months ago
I am four weeks post op and have had trouble getting shakes down,...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Getting enough protein - How soon after surgery were you able to get enough protein in?   Protein shakes make me gag and I am still on full liquids (but move to mushies tomorrow).   I am taking my vits ...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
How long does the aversion to sweet/protein drinks - I will be two weeks out tomorrow and am having a really hard time getting my protein shakes down.  The best I have done since being cleared for full liquids is two one day -- on...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
Surgery 8/5 with Dr. Aceves - I had vertical sleeve surgery with Dr. Aceves on August 5.   Everything has gone beautifully.  I feel I received better care there than I do in hospitals in the US, sad to say. ...

serenity1959 posted a comment 6 years, 12 months ago
Why don't you forget about dating for a while and focus on loving...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
DS Surgeon recommendation for TJ - A friend of mine is looking for a good DS surgeon in TJ.   She needs someone good -- in the past she had blood clots in her lungs.   That is all cleared up now and she is ready ...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
My welcome home and....neighbors - When we arrived home last night from Mexico our den was decorated in streamers and a "Welcome Home" sign.   There was a huge balloon bouquet in the bedroom.   The house had been...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Sleeved in Mexicali by Dr. Aceves - I was sleeved Monday by Dr, Aceves here in Mexicali and will fly home tomorrow. The care has been top notch - better than I would have had in the states. I am very pleased.

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
On my way - and a message from my daughter - I will be leaving for the airport to go to San Diego in a few hours.   Monday, my surgery is scheduled in Mexico with Dr. Aceves.    My daughter and I always loved the Dr. Seuss...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
How many tubs of protein powder? - Do you keep on hand?   These things are HUGE, but I want more than one flavor on hand for after surgery. 

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
How have you changed? - How have you changed after having WLS beyond the obvious physical changes?

serenity1959 posted a comment 7 years, 2 months ago
I am so sorry. Please do check in and let us know how you are...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Question for Elina - Elina,   I am a pre-op, and have followed your posts.  You have made such great progress.   I noticed that when you first were sleeved, you said that you consumed 300 to 400 cal...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Weight Loss Surgery Cookbooks - I would love some recommendations on good weight loss surgery cookbooks that you use.   My surgery isn't for three months, but since I am going to have to radically change the w...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
An afternoon with my friend, another food addict a - Yesterday, I spent time with a dear friend who is also a food addict.   She is in her late 60s, in failing health, and lives alone.  She is morbidly obese and has a number of he...

serenity1959 posted a comment 7 years, 4 months ago
Good luck! I am sure you will do beautifully.

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
What do you add to your protein shakes routinely? - I have been trying out protein shakes and found one that I love mixed only with water and ice --  Chike.   However, it has more calories than some of the others -- 190.   But, t...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
Questions about protein drinks - I went to a WLS support group tonight -- my first.   I haven't had surgery yet, but am hoping for a summer date.  They were giving out sippy cup samples of protein drinks.   I t...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
How can you keep your surgery private? - I am one of those folks that doesn't want the whole world to know about my surgery -- just care to share it with family and a few close friends.   I plan to be out about four we...

serenity1959 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
Guilt Over Surgery Decision - I am planning to have surgery for the sleeve in the summer of '14, self pay, as my insurance excludes all WLS.   My DH was first very much opposed, feeling this is something I s...

serenity1959 posted a comment 7 years, 5 months ago
You look wonderful! What a big difference.
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