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About ojibway

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  1. ojibway

    Bariatric multi vitamins

    Is it a chewable? I use only chewable and I'm over two years post op. I use Opurity Multivitamins chewables. not cheap but I've used them for so long I don't want to switch.
  2. detox is difficult! I've had to do it a couple of times after the holidays! too many temptations, but it can be done. I've even done the pouch reset a couple of times too, to get back on track.
  3. ojibway

    I just can't get warm!

    I'm cold all the time too. except in the middle of summer! haha
  4. ojibway

    Pre Op Liquid diet

    drink more water, go for a walk, do whatever you can do to keep your mind off of food! it gets better after the 3rd or 4th day.
  5. ojibway

    1st post and feeling bummed

    drink lots of water!!! after day 4 or so, everything gets better I promise! This is all part of the process. I had to do a 14 day liquid diet.
  6. ojibway

    Pain after Vitamins

    I cannot take vitamin pills. chewables for me, Opurity brand
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    yes, I did.
  8. Anybody know when your body adjusts to taking Saxenda? I took it about 5 months ago and didn't have any problems. I started taking it again about 4 days ago and it causing me bad cramping and loose stools (TMI)
  9. It's normal! drink lots of water! It will get easier in a day or two.
  10. ojibway

    Surgery pain

    I used to hold a pillow against my stomach and push lightly when I went to stand up, it helped a lot.
  11. The only vitamin I could take was Opurity Sleeve and Bypass chewable. All the other ones make me nauseous, Opurity was a life saver for me, NOT cheap but they are only one a day. I also take their calcium citrate chewable. I still have to be infused for Iron though, I cannot take any Iron supplements and I have been anemic all my life. Good Luck.
  12. How much exercise are you getting daily? my slow months were basically the months I didn't exercise as much. But everyone loses differently. I lost bunches the first couple of months.
  13. ojibway

    6 month diet before approval

    I think mine was around 1200 to 1800 a day. I looked for my paperwork, but couldn't find it, sorry. I gave up soda, coffee and alcohol and concentrated on proteins and veggies, I think I drank at least 2 protein shakes a day as my snacks and very minimal carbs. and walked at least 1 mile a day. it was tough, but so I the huge change in lifestyle you are about to do. Please check with your Doctor and Nutritionalist. Best of Luck to you, BELIEVE me when I say that 6 months will fly by! It is all worth it in the end.
  14. ojibway

    6 month diet before approval

    I had to do a 6 month pre-op diet for my insurance to cover the surgery, it was well worth the work I ate six small meals a day and wasn't allowed to gain any weight during that 6 months, It actually prepared me for the surgery, because by the time I had to the the liver reduction phase during the last 2 weeks, it was easy. I had NO problems with the surgery and since I was used to eating 6 times a day the after surgery diet phases were easy too. I suggest taking this 6 months to learn how to be a bariatric patient and listen to your Doctor and Nut.
  15. I had the same problem with ALL iron supplements, My Doctor finally had me get an iron infusion. That was around 10 months ago and My iron level is good, I probably will need to get another one done when my iron levels drop, I've been anemic all my life.

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