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AtlantaRed

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. I just converted from sleeve to bypass. My body needs lower carb to lose weight. That's where I went wrong with the sleeve. So I have been counting carbs since the day I got out of the hospital and will hopefully keep counting lifelong. I need this second chance to work so for myself, I don't seem to be someone who can eat "normal" but just less. Maybe I am carb sensitive. So I aim for 20 g of carbs but will allow up to 35.


  2. I don't necessarily feel full either. However, we shouldn't be aiming for full. You don't want to stretch anything. We should be aiming for satisfied. I don't really feel anything. So as suggested, I measure my food and only eat that. The times I think nbn I feel full, the feeling is in my chest. I'm happy because I don't have a gratifying feeling from eating anymore. I have an "I ate" feeling.


  3. I was told it just meant I didn't have much swelling. I was able to drink well after both surgeries. My postop diet plan is clears in hospital, full liquids the rest of the first week, puree for week 2, soft weeks 3 and 4, full diet week 5 and on. I can take 2 swallows at a time. If I take 3, it hurts. It takes about 30 minutes to finish as shake. I have some hunger; however, I do feel like if I actually took a bite of solid food, that would be all I could do.


  4. Hi Ellie,

    Mine was Monday as well. I've been drinking just fine since I got home (released next day). I drink 2 chocolate Premier Protein drinks, 1 clear premier Protein, and half a cup of broth or strained cream of broccoli Soup.

    My pain is better than with the sleeve. I had gained 50 pounds back, had GERD. This time I had a hiatal hernia and he fixed a diaphragmatic hernia. I had my pain in my chest but my incisions and stomach have not hurt.

    I had taken 4 doses of miralax and still hadn't pooped. Today I took milk of magnesia, half dose, and just finally went. I didn't feel constipated but figured I needed to get things moving. I've lost 6 pounds since the morning of surgery. I did not have a preop diet.


  5. I was 8/6. Going home now. Also had a hiatal hernia repair (did any know I had one. It wasn't there when I had the sleeve.) Also had a congenital hernia in my diaphragm, so he fixed that too. That is where my pain is. I have dilaudid this time, which is really helping. I usually don't have much success with pain meds working. Clears only in the hospital, Water and broth are going down fine. Full liquids when I get home.


  6. This is what I posted on another post:

    I got my sleeve in December 2013 at 315 lbs. Pretty strict for about 10 months. Next holidays, added some goodies and seemed to be able to maintain (had gotten to 210). Never got below that despite being active, not snacking, drinking only Water, not drinking with meals, and eating appropriate portions. For my system, just eating less and exercising isn't enough. I'm at 250 now, less active due to work and caring for my mom who can't be left alone. Surgeon said even if I went back to super strict on the eating, I would lose some but he wants me comfortably below 200 and said I would need the bypass to have hope of getting there and staying there. Eating less and exercising didn't work before the sleeve, maybe I should have considered that having the sleeve wouldn't be much different for me. Hopefully having the added component of malabsorption plus the knowledge that I need to maintain a decently strict lifelong meal plan, will be what works for me.


  7. I am converting to bypass from sleeve. I had no issues, could eat, was hungry. hair falls out with most surgeries, but tends to cycle back back once your Protein is up. I'm 45, clearly I've tried eating less and exercising to lose weight (which is basically the sleeve). For me, I maybe should have considered that in the beginning and had the bypass for the added malabsorption benefit. No guarantee to won't tolerate sweets. Best thing to do is don't try to find out!


  8. Just now, BadWolf523 said:

    You don’t have to answer this but why did you decide to convert

    I got my sleeve in December 2013 at 315 lbs. Pretty strict for about 10 months. Next holidays, added some goodies and seemed to be able to maintain (had gotten to 210). Never got below that despite being active, not snacking, drinking only Water, not drinking with meals, and eating appropriate portions. For my system, just eating less and exercising isn't enough. I'm at 250 now, less active due to work and caring for my mom who can't be left alone. Surgeon said even if I went back to super strict on the eating, I would lose some but he wants me comfortably below 200 and said I would need the bypass to have hope of getting there and staying there. Eating less and exercising didn't work before the sleeve, maybe I should have considered that having the sleeve wouldn't be much different for me. Hopefully having the added component of malabsorption plus the knowledge that I need to maintain a decently strict lifelong meal plan, will be what works for me.


  9. Usually low fat means higher sugar. Most recent studies advocate high fat, high Protein, low carb. I cook for my family, I just eat the meat. I cook up a whole broccoli or whole cabbage and have that as my own vegetable. Keep individual meat patties and individual pieces frozen chicken then whatever vegetable you made for yourself. You could cook a pack of patties or chicken all at once and veggie, then heat up portions for yourself.

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