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AtlantaRed

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Need advice for my unique situation (specifically two months post-op)   
    I like Premier Protein Clear from Sam's. It tastes like G2 Gatorade to me. It's got 20g of Protein. It's even good cut with Water. You might try that in your camelbak. Pickle Juice is also a great electrolyte replacement!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Anyone go to the hospital alone?   
    I work at a hospital and some insurance companies will not cover your stay if you sign out against medical advice.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Your Hospital Experience   
    My doctor agreed to 3 anti nausea meds because I always wake up very sick. He gives a script for Emend, an anti nausea give to cancer patients. It is 1 pill for $100 not covered by insurance. I happened to find a coupon online for $25 off. I also had the scopalomine patch, and IV zofran. It was the first time I woke up with no nausea at all.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Anyone go to the hospital alone?   
    I work at a hospital and some insurance companies will not cover your stay if you sign out against medical advice.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in How do you, personally, define a carb?   
    If you're counting carbs, a carb is a carb. I wouldn't eat anything on your list. If you just had to have something, look on Pinterest for keto bread, keto pizza, meatza. Find low carb marinara on Amazon as well as almond flour and xantham or guar gum for thickening, etc.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in How do you, personally, define a carb?   
    If you're counting carbs, a carb is a carb. I wouldn't eat anything on your list. If you just had to have something, look on Pinterest for keto bread, keto pizza, meatza. Find low carb marinara on Amazon as well as almond flour and xantham or guar gum for thickening, etc.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in How do you, personally, define a carb?   
    If you're counting carbs, a carb is a carb. I wouldn't eat anything on your list. If you just had to have something, look on Pinterest for keto bread, keto pizza, meatza. Find low carb marinara on Amazon as well as almond flour and xantham or guar gum for thickening, etc.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Greensleevie in Gatorade g2 ok?   
    I like Premier Protein Clear from Sam's. 20 g of Protein. Sometimes I cut it with half Water.
    Pickle Juice helps with electrolytes!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Your Hospital Experience   
    My doctor agreed to 3 anti nausea meds because I always wake up very sick. He gives a script for Emend, an anti nausea give to cancer patients. It is 1 pill for $100 not covered by insurance. I happened to find a coupon online for $25 off. I also had the scopalomine patch, and IV zofran. It was the first time I woke up with no nausea at all.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Frustr8 in Your Hospital Experience   
    My doctor agreed to 3 anti nausea meds because I always wake up very sick. He gives a script for Emend, an anti nausea give to cancer patients. It is 1 pill for $100 not covered by insurance. I happened to find a coupon online for $25 off. I also had the scopalomine patch, and IV zofran. It was the first time I woke up with no nausea at all.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from logicwand in Losing weight but not sizes   
    After my sleeve, I had to lose 50 lbs before I could change sizes.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Stopping weight loss   
    To maintain, I would start increasing healthy carbs by 10 g every week to find out where your limit is between maintaining and gaining.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from FluffyChix in Can the surgeon leave more of the stomach if requested with VSG surgery   
    I think you would regret that. Your stomach will relax after a while and will be able to hold more. My doctor said it would never get as big as before surgery, though. I'm 4.5 years out and can eat half a sub with no room for anything else know eating and drinking). My nut said she would expect me to be able to eat that much (I thought it was a lot). I'm almost through with my preop for revision to bypass.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Soda!   
    I'm 4.5 years out and still haven't had soda and I loved coke. After being off of it for any amount of time, why even try it? It's not about tolerating it, it's the expansion and possibly the calories. I still crave an ice cold coke, but I had them for 30 years, I know what it tastes like.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in 6 weeks out and I vomit everything I eat   
    Not at 6 weeks out from weight loss surgery . Portion Control is for non-surgical people who are trying to lose weight or maintain their weight. Weight loss surgery patients are supposed to be Protein, veg, then carb lifelong. I've yet to see anyone post a diet plan that included either item at 6 weeks, 3 months, 1 year out. You shouldn't even know if you can tolerate those foods yet.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in 6 weeks out and I vomit everything I eat   
    You're six weeks out. How do you know you can handle potato chips and pizza? Because you've already eaten them. Why have the surgery?
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    AtlantaRed reacted to janet5263 in Still working ....   
    200 from 265 sinse january 31

    Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in 6 weeks out and I vomit everything I eat   
    You're six weeks out. How do you know you can handle potato chips and pizza? Because you've already eaten them. Why have the surgery?
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in 6 weeks out and I vomit everything I eat   
    Not at 6 weeks out from weight loss surgery . Portion Control is for non-surgical people who are trying to lose weight or maintain their weight. Weight loss surgery patients are supposed to be Protein, veg, then carb lifelong. I've yet to see anyone post a diet plan that included either item at 6 weeks, 3 months, 1 year out. You shouldn't even know if you can tolerate those foods yet.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in 6 weeks out and I vomit everything I eat   
    You're six weeks out. How do you know you can handle potato chips and pizza? Because you've already eaten them. Why have the surgery?
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from healthyme2018 in When is it appropriate to consider revision?   
    Not that a revision is a bad thing, I'm getting one, but 1900 is a lot of calories. When I was sleeved, I was told 800-1000 calories lifelong.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from drea26bb1 in Frustrated with Process - suggestions please!   
    Mine just said I couldn't be over, by even half an ounce, the weight entered on the day of my consult/entering the program.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Dee_Rose in Aetna and BMI at 40   
    I have Aetna and just started for conversion. I was told not to gain even half an ounce from my initial weight at the first appt.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hello all, my stats, hw 236.8, cw 154.4. Should b lower but like many, craving carbs are insane, trying to adjust to at least oneday where i don't feel guilty eating them , Crazy, but we can get through it, glad to know that it wasn't just me, was depressing. 2 more months, trying tgt docs goal of 140, mine is 135 depending on what 140 looks like, i still like curves. Keep up the great work all! !
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Andrew0929 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    You both have done so great! Congratulations!
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