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  2. Ryster_1979

    May 2019 Surgeries 🎉

    I went from 313 to 287 between 5/9/19 (surgery date) and 5/15/19. In the second week I have only lost 2 pounds, but my pants are loose. I did some Googling and it seems that the weight loss can be sporadic at times.
  3. An endocrinologist, particularly one familiar with bypass patients, would not be a bad idea to get a handle on things; this far out, he has gotten used to things and there may have been a slow decline in levels, or some other physiological activity may be going on. A minor bleed is possible (presumably no obvious signs like bloody or dark, tar like stool) as that is something of a characteristic of the bypass - the anastomosis between the pouch and intestines is somewhat delicate and can be irritated by its acidic environment. Pain relievers can be a red flag as NSAIDs are a big no-no with the bypass, but sometimes they can sneak into some pain relief products without being aware of it, and that can cause a bleed.
  4. Healthy_life2

    Regained after GS

    5 day pouch reset may be a good restart for some. Good advice. Some other things to think about. It doesn't adress the the mental side of staying on plan. It also may be too restrictive if you are years out, have extra sleeve space and are trying to trouble shoot hunger, you may want to try other options. some do keto. Intermittent fasting, vegan. It may be trial and error to find what works for each of us. Trouble shooting extra sleeve space. I eat dense Protein and other foods on my plan. I eat as much veggies as I want until full. I log to make sure I stay within my weight loss calorie and macros Years out weightloss calories may have to be dialed in specifically to the individual. 600 to 800 calories is not realistic for me years out. Maintenance phase is a different animal. Getting back into weight loss mode after a weight gain is not a one size fits all. Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. When i look at a carb LOL At least that is how I feel...however, mostly the scale goes up when I dont drink water like I know it should be. It goes back down but takes a bit sometimes.
  6. FancyChristine15

    Eating & Fullness.

    In the beginning I would weigh and measure, but now, I stop when I'm full. I can usually eyeball how much I can eat, so I'll just get that amount. If I'm hungry, I can get more, but that's usually not the case. Learning to listen to your body is a great way to use your tool. Just be sure you do what your body says and stop eating when you start getting full.
  7. CurvyMom

    Vitamins

    I take fusion - try a different flavor maybe?- i have tropical which is okay adn mixed berry which is mehhh--but they're not that bad. I use the chewy calcium by bariatric advantage. I also tried procare capsule and took it mid day and got so sick....so I will switch to those in a few weeks and try them at night.
  8. Aproactiveme

    Surgery tomorrow April 20

    I'm good, just thirty mouth dry.....haven't had anything to drink since midnight. Surgery running a little behind. Sent from my SM-G950F using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. daisy7914

    May 2019 Surgeries 🎉

    I have lost 14lbs. I am 2 weeks post op. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Wanda1971

    May 2019

    Great Job!!!!
  11. It might be, but probably not. Presumably, the doc has prescribed omeprazole, or similar PPI medication for it. The sleeve is predisposed toward reflux problems as the stomach volume is reduced much more than the acid producing capacity, and it takes a while for the body to adjust (doesn't mean that one will have that problem, just that the odds are higher than the general population, in comparison, the bypass is predisposed toward marginal ulcers, dumping and reactive hypoglycemia, so there are potential problems with whatever procedure one chooses. ) Usually, the problem goes away as the body adjusts, but sometimes it doesn't completely and one needs to stay on some type of medication for it, or in extreme cases, revise the surgery.
  12. Heartnsoul60

    Surgery tomorrow April 20

    Wow! How are you?
  13. bookworm88

    May 2019 Surgeries 🎉

    3 more days for me! I am having VSG on May 23 and the liquid diet is no fun at all. I am hoping my hunger subsides after I wake up from surgery. I am very nervous and excited. I have lost 6 lbs from the liquid diet. My weight today is 267 lbs and I am 5'7''. How much did people lose in the first month???? Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. everything has been submitted to insurance. How long does it usually take?
  15. Healthy_life2

    weight gain after gastric sleeve

    5 day pouch reset may be a good restart for some. Good advice. Some other things to think about. It doesn't adress the the mental side of staying on plan. It also may be too restrictive if you are years out, have extra sleeve space and are trying to trouble shoot hunger. Many options to look at. some do keto. Intermittent fasting, vegan. It may be some trial and error to find what works. Trouble shooting extra sleeve space. I eat dense protein and other foods on my plan. I eat as much veggies as I want until full. I log to make sure I stay within my weight loss calorie and macros Years out weightloss calories may have to be dialed in specifically to find a point that you're body goes into weight loss mode. Years out 600 to 800 may not be realistic. Its not realistic for me personally. Calories macros are not same numbers for each of us. It can be dialed in specifically for an individual. Weight loss Is not as simple as a one size fits all. Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. My husband had RNY bypass surgery in 2000. Last two blood tests (2x per year) he has low Hemoglobin and Low Hemocrit. Web says that is low anemia. Doctor put him on Ferrous Sulfate 65Mg 1x per day and B12 injections 2x per month. Blood test now she his high on B12 and 1 point over high end of scale on Iron. But, still has no energy. He is even taking Vitamin D3 supplementation. His thyroid is low.. close to hyper they say. I wonder if this may have anything to do with it and should he see an endocrinologist? Or Is it possible he could have a gastric bleed? He takes allot of pain reliever for back pain as he has had 3 back surgeries. Just trying to figure this out.
  17. sillykitty

    Spicy foods

    YMMV, but I had no issue with spicy foods. One of my first pureed meals was refried beans with cheese and hot sauce.
  18. MrsGamgee

    May 2019

    Yeah, my RD said that for the first 2 weeks, my only real goal is fluids, anything else is a bonus. Figuring out when to take my meds is part of today's challenge. Can't take my multi + iron with other meds but I'm supposed to take it with food, yada yada. And getting in a 10 minute walk every 2 hours that I'm awake. Seems small on paper, but they dominate my brain right now. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. Hey all, I just had surgery on 5/6. I lost 20 Pounds. ! Everything has been going perfect. Except the heart burn. if i drink water or anything my chest immediately catches on fire lol . I just started taking the 1 tablet a day the DR prescribed but honestly is this forever?
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  21. Dabeyhive

    May 2019

    Thank you!! My dr said your first month they have a goal . But realistically Most can reach it . Just do as much as you can and take your vitamins youll be fine! My pain has calmed down a lot. My pain mostly comes from heart burn and acid reflux from water lol
  22. Briswife15

    Sweets

    Frustr8, is your ulceration at the connection between pouch and jejunum? You could have the ulcerated sections removed and the attachment re done. That's what they may have to do for me if I don't heal up and if my stricture doesn't go away. They won't do it for me for another 4 months though. Having my 4th endoscopy with dilation on Friday! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. KCgirl061

    Vitamins

    All the chewables I tried were nasty. I was taking ProCare Now capsules - you only need 1 and if I take it at bedtime with a small snack the nausea is minimal. I'm about out of ProCare and I'm switching to Bariatric Pal One because of the better pricing. I take my chewy calciums at breakfast lunch and dinner.
  24. Jazzy1125

    Newbie

    The best way to change habits is one at a time. Keep in mind it takes 3 weeks to make a habit and 3 days to break a habit. Work on changing step by step so you are prepared for when surgery time gets here. If you try to change all at once your will set yourself up for failure.
  25. Jazzy1125

    Regained after GS

    I agree with Grady, If your mindset failed you first time around, you have to get that set before you seek out another surgery. Try doing the reset first and get back on track before you go for another surgery. I believe you can do it!
  26. Aproactiveme

    Surgery tomorrow April 20

    Thank you Sent from my SM-G950F using BariatricPal mobile app
  27. Aproactiveme

    Surgery tomorrow April 20

    Thank you Sent from my SM-G950F using BariatricPal mobile app
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