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AtlantaRed

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Kmama5 in Fried Chicken   
    Newer studies show fat is good. I am a medical transcriber for several different hospitals in different areas. Plenty recommend high Protein, high fat, low carb. Do searches for low fat myths and/or cholesterol. They've also found that eating cholesterol doesn't cause high cholesterol.
    To reduce the carbs in fried chicken, you could use almond flour and maybe crushed Pork rinds.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Kcoley in August bypassers/sleevers   
    I am Aug 6th. I will be converting from sleeve to bypass.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Ebegebe in What are you able to do physically first two weeks post op?   
    I was able to tend to myself but now at 12 days out, it's still uncomfortable to bend over. I don't want to screw anything up before my FMLA is up (I have 4 weeks) so I am not bending over, picking anything up, or pushing my mom in her wheelchair. I can cook, clean the kitchen. I'm not doing laundry or vacuuming.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Serving Sizes Post Surgery   
    My surgeon's office says 3 meals plus 2 Snacks for bypass patients. Early on, it is 1/4 and then up to 1/2 cup. They have sleevers at 3/4 cup.
    NUT said for soft phase, 1 ounce of meat and 2 or 3 green Beans, for example.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to GreenTealael in Sweet Tooth   
    Her plan. Her plan clearly regulates amounts. So she can lose weight... Like the WHOLE purpose of this, literally
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Hospital Packing   
    I had a small bag. I took my contacts/solution, chapstick, kindle (which didn't use), phone and charger. That's it.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Sleeve or Bypass?   
    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!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Serving Sizes Post Surgery   
    My surgeon's office says 3 meals plus 2 Snacks for bypass patients. Early on, it is 1/4 and then up to 1/2 cup. They have sleevers at 3/4 cup.
    NUT said for soft phase, 1 ounce of meat and 2 or 3 green Beans, for example.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in August surgery ppl   
    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.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Malcy in August surgery ppl   
    Congratulations to you. I hope you don't have too much pain
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Kaseyn2boys in August surgery ppl   
    I have a hiatal hernia that is going to be repaired as well. Hopefully your pain eases. Take it easy at home.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Kcoley in August bypassers/sleevers   
    I am Aug 6th. I will be converting from sleeve to bypass.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Vision issues   
    I had vision issues due to the pain meds, toradol + tramadol. My eyes were very dilated. Once I stopped the meds, my pupils went back down and my vision was back to normal.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Depression Meds post op   
    I asked my PCP about my anxiety meds. He said they were absorbed lower in the intestines and that only the Vitamins are to worry about.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from KRush88 in August surgery ppl   
    I'm on Aug 6th, converting from sleeve to bypass. This time, no preop diet other than clears the day before.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to BadWolf523 in August surgery ppl   
    I applaud you for taking the necessary steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in August surgery ppl   
    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.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Kcoley in August bypassers/sleevers   
    I am Aug 6th. I will be converting from sleeve to bypass.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Kcoley in August bypassers/sleevers   
    I am Aug 6th. I will be converting from sleeve to bypass.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Sprinkles1 in 79lb difference!   
    Feeling pretty good with the differences in these photos. Literally the same outfit! Still a long way to go though. Started at 340lbs & currently 261lbs
    Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Jeaniered in August bypassers/sleevers   
    Good luck to all of you approaching your surgery in August. I was sleeved on August 8th 2017. If I can offer any help and support please let me know. I have lost 104 pounds so far and feel great, there have been tough times through the year but it all works out. Everyone is different so what works for one person might not work for you but remember there is lots of support and advice on offer. Just don’t sweat the small stuff.


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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in August bypassers/sleevers   
    That's awesome! Will be glad to keep in touch as we go through it together! I'm with Dr. Johnson at Emory John's Creek
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in more post-op pain than i expected   
    I had the same. Pain meds don't work for me. Even though the pain is really bad, get up and walk more. The muscles need to be flexible. They will stiffen up if you baby them by staying in the recliner, which is exactly what I did. I now work on a transplant unit and understand better.

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    AtlantaRed reacted to beautifulmess in August bypassers/sleevers   
    August 6th here!!!!!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to Screwballski in Post Op diet...keto?   
    Here’s where I break from the pack.
    I was essentially raised Atlins/KETO. (My mom just didn’t know what it was called.). Margarine was a “fad”. Low-fat, non-fat products were a “fad”. We didn’t eat those. Never had a weight problem. (Mine manifested in my 30’s). The only manner in which I deviate from my prescribed eating program is that I refuse to use low-fat products.
    Now, 7 weeks post surgery, I’m not going back to KETO right away but I’m building my fats toward that end and my primary is on board.
    It’s not a fad, it’s yet another lifestyle. It’s not for everyone. However, some folks thrive.
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