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PostSubject: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Sat 06 Aug 2011, 3:03 pm

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Hello

Hi

Just wondering is there any things you should of done before sleeve .........

Like eat your last Full meal
Prepare your mind
Prepare meals
start Vit. Supp.. b4 opti
start creams for skin (especial your stomach area)

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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Mon 16 Jan 2012, 2:17 am

I found cooking for my tribe no drama at all...i would prepare my lovely vegetable soup at the same time as i was doing there, nibbling on carrots and celery sticks. I think the most part is psychological....Once you are in the right frame of mind, there is no stopping you....we entertained heaps in the week before my surgery and i didnt have any problems, cause really i knew what was coming for me.......You'll be right ShortChick...

Oh and man i wish i had visited the Hogs Breath for one last meal before i had my sleeve...
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Mon 16 Jan 2012, 1:44 am

shortchick wrote:
How do you go when on optifast but cooking for the family???

KInd regards,

Short Chick'


I have a fiance and 3yo little boy and i cooked for them the first night i started opti and it was hard.. from then on my man mostly did the cooking but i helped a little and sat in the kitchen talking to him while he did...

once ketosis kicks in on the 3rd of 4th day its alot easier... grab a carrot and munch on that if you really struggle.. once that initial few days are past it is a little easier.. always keep your mind on the end result and nothing or no one will stop you!!!
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PostSubject: cooking for family   Sun 15 Jan 2012, 2:38 pm

How do you go when on optifast but cooking for the family???

KInd regards,

Short Chick'
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Mon 21 Nov 2011, 2:05 pm

Bring a small cushion or pillow for the way back home in the car ...... it really helps ......... and remember to stay on your optifast meal and veggies the day before surgery ........... I out of all days decided to have garlic chinese veggies the nite before ..... i tell you i vomitted the whole nite and felt so sick the day of surgery with garlic coming up my throat every second and was almost not going ahead with my surgery that i had waited 52weeks for ............ So please stay with your opti diet the nite before surgery it is so important and remember later on you will be able to enjoy chinese food again ....... and all foods ........

Just an advice .......
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Thu 17 Nov 2011, 3:42 pm

I read in the forum about bringing a small cushion to support your tum area in case you have to cough or sneeze. That's one of the things I'll be packing.
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Thu 17 Nov 2011, 11:57 am

Thanks so much to everybody for the advice, I don't know who to talk to regarding sleeving I don't know anyone in my social network who has had it done. Your comments are a godsend!
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Sun 30 Oct 2011, 11:21 pm

One more sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Fri 28 Oct 2011, 4:35 pm

OMG

Only Saturday ,Sunday and Monday Left

Bring it on ..........

Still need to get some hydro ice blocks soon
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Fri 21 Oct 2011, 4:57 pm

thats fantastic Gen .....
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Mon 17 Oct 2011, 12:43 pm

Thank you for all the helpful tips on this thread. It helped me on the weekend when I went shopping to get prepared for my surgery. So many great tips & ideas!
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Sun 16 Oct 2011, 3:08 pm

Wow weeeeeee

I will be post-op soon
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Thu 13 Oct 2011, 3:43 pm

Thanks 100%-er.......

Hey hello Sweetbee703 ....... Long time no see ... how have you been ......... And wow your nearly at goal weight ......... And yeaha Thank God my turn is very very soon now ..... I am so so so excited ....... It's been so so so long .... i can't believe i've waited 50weeks already But it's all Good i have learnt so so so so much from everybody ........ Thank you to all you sleevers .........
I'll be at St George Private Hospital Dr'Talbot ........ come if you can 4 a visit .........

Cheers Lovelyslim Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Wed 12 Oct 2011, 9:18 pm

I am not sure if anything helps with the hairloss. There have been people on here who take supplements etc and still lose hair, and there are people who take nothing and lose no hair.

I didn't lose any hair until about 30kg weightloss, now at nearly 45kgs lost, I have lost loads of hair. It is noticeable, but I am assured it will all return in time, so no use getting stressed over it.

Good luck with your opti stage, it is worthwhile.... although I did find it hard.
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Wed 12 Oct 2011, 8:18 pm

Hi lovelyslim,

I can't believe its been a year already! that is since we met and since i got sleeved!!!!!! OMG time flies does'nt it???

I know you have waited this long but are you finding the last few weeks are dragging on FOREVER?? that happened to me too but just for missing out on surgery date by 4 weeks!!

Anyway your pre-op checklist looks quite good and you seem to be on the ball!!.

I wish i made it to those recent meetings!!

Hopefully we will meet very soon again! All the best for everything!

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Wed 12 Oct 2011, 2:10 pm

4 days till optifast
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Sun 09 Oct 2011, 3:18 pm

22 days and counting

Getting my check list ready and buying all my optifast meals this week

* optifast meals

* hydro ice blocks

* Buy a nice pretty Hospital Bag

* shampoo and Condition for hair

* buy plastic small containers to freeze puree food 4 post-op

* Protein Drinks

* Apple juice

* Bio oil 4 scares post-op

* up and Go energize

* Drink yoghurt

* Benefibre




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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Fri 30 Sep 2011, 2:32 pm

Fantastic Tash
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Fri 30 Sep 2011, 12:34 am

I didn't except for the prescribed daily vitamin. I am four months out and no hair loss yet. Fingers crossed.
Tash xx
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Thu 29 Sep 2011, 3:58 pm

Another question

Has anyone started Vitamins for hair , nails and skin before surgery ......... To help future hair loss ...... Any advice .......
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Thu 29 Sep 2011, 3:56 pm

cocosnuts wrote:
whats a bougie?

You can see it on youtube ....... they explain ......... you can get 32, 34, 36........thats the size of your Tube stomach ......... Have a look on the web ......it's interesting ........
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Thu 29 Sep 2011, 2:47 pm

whats a bougie?
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Thu 29 Sep 2011, 12:59 pm

Victoria, I think it depends on the individual. I was done by Dr Taylor who uses a 32 and nothing ever gets stuck and I can eat anything. I personally would not want anything bigger or I would not lose any weight at all. I already have to be really careful to not overeat.
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Thu 29 Sep 2011, 11:59 am

Mine will be 36. My surgeon said *he* found anything smaller than this was just too small and things got stuck too often. I really think the size depends on the surgeon and his preferences/experiences/techniques. I'm glad I am fully informed but it's not something I am too concerned about
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Mon 26 Sep 2011, 3:26 am

Thanks i am going to ask my surgeon .......... Maybe it depends the weight you are at the time of surgery .......
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Sun 25 Sep 2011, 11:27 pm

Dr Taylor uses a 32, but I've heard that the final size also depends on how tight the surgeon pulls the stomach around the bougie
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PostSubject: Re: Is there Any things you should of done before the sleeve .... any tips    Sun 25 Sep 2011, 9:56 pm

My bougie was a size 38... yeah, pretty sure that was the size. I did ask before and after op.
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