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About Trayjay33

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  1. Have they considered your gallbladder as being affected? Could you ask for an abdominal scan to make sure your gallbladder is ok? Also, tests to make sure your pancreas is functioning ok.
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    Looks good to me. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Whole pills

    Colace is a liquid gel tab it should be ok to take whole...
  4. Congratulations on your weight loss and what a beautiful smile you have in both pictures! I can relate to God giving me a second chance as well. Also I had to learn to stop obsessing over the scale and see beauty is more than a number. Thanks for posting.
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    How to stop weight lost.

    @@foodfighter78, you definitely need to eat more. Have you seen a nutritionist yet? Have they discussed any possible vitamin or mineral deficiencies at this point? Have you seen a Psychiatrist? I think you were worried about weight regain at one point. Eating frequent small meals is a given but are they high nutritional meals? As someone who has a very small pouch myself as James mentioned. I am 5'6" and was down to about 119 pounds. I made up in my mind I didn't want to be sick or dead for the sake of being skinny. I gave myself permission to gain some weight back. I did this by seeing a Nutritionist and she made a meal plan for me. Even with one visit I learned how to eat frequent small portions that have higher calories. I am now 122 pounds, feel much better and look much better. This is at about 1700 calories per day for me. Ex. Instant Oatmeal with fresh banana, a potato with salmon, fruits in between, crackers, cheese-itz's are small and high in calories, adding butter to your potatoes as a fat. I have had complications as well surgically but I work with what I have. This is just an example of how you may help yourself. Also, discussing this with your Bariatric surgeon including a reversal may be necessary if it can't be fixed. Good luck.
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    Desperate cry for help...

    @_Laura_. No all is not lost, it's pretty common that there were not good post-op support programs years ago. If the truth be told some programs are still better than others. You have about 30 pounds to lose to get back to where you were. That's doable and it begins with going back to the basics of weight loss with RNY. First, I would recommend accepting if this is something you are ready to do and follow the advice of the ladies above. We are all here for support at different stages in our journey but it's a lifelong journey none the less. I am also here for your support if you need it.
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    Band to Bypass Fears

    @@HELLCATT81, it's not a coincidence that so many people have to have revision surgeries. I understand what you are saying and the most I lost was about 30 pounds with the band including the pre-op diet. All I could tolerate eventually was slider foods and when I had breads or anything solid I would vomit. With fills I would vomit. I had delayed gastric emptying and pain that was discounted by my lap band surgeon. I wanted to make it work so it took a while to decide on RNY. Enough was enough when I would just drink water or juice at work and vomit intensely. This suffering lasted a year and half. My new surgeon who did the RNY said "you gave it the good old try" it didn't work for you. He let me know it wasn't my fault, I needed to hear that. Just those words made me want to not only be successful at this for God, me but also my surgical team. I will be a year post-op next week and even though it takes work, determination, emotional changes, etc. I wouldn't change a thing. The forums are filled with people who have maintained their weight loss as well. Go get em and congratulations on your RNY.
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    Iron infusions?

    Good question, my surgeon told me despite iron supplements about 50% of post-op people require iron infusions. Don't worry about it, he was just informing you of the possibility.
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    New foods tried after surgery...

    I think I've been limiting myself too much. I am actually bored with my diet right now but these sound delicious.
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    Anyone similar stats?

    I have similar stats to yours, I'm female 5'6" started at 256 and 254 after pre-op diet. I am 11 months post-op almost and about 138 pounds. Everyone is different but its achievable. I actually dumbed my weight loss down and said 150 to my Doctor and 130 to his assistant but they both said its doable with RNY so it's reasonable. Congratulations on your upcoming WLS.
  11. I actually don't, I lost a lot of weight in my 20's and didn't know what to do with myself. Lol. Let's just say being more mature now I can handle myself with dressing modestly. I try to live without regret and believe things happen for a reason.
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    New foods tried after surgery...

    @@Cervidae, how do you make hummus?
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    What did your breast's do?

    @@Dream4tc I have my one year surgical follow-up next month and I will discuss inform my surgeon about this issue. There are so many things involved in breast augmentation as well that I may not be ready for right now i.e. an additional surgery and subsequent change to my body. But still this may be a discussion to have. In the mean time and $170 later I have new bras and some support. ????

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