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About sassy14

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    Aspiring Evangelist

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    Married, mother of three, grandmother of one.
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    Economic Development
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    Monmouth County
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  1. sassy14

    Struggling with Second Thoughts

    I, too, was "switched" from sleeve to bypass when my doc found my reflux to be too much for the sleeve. I was so upset I went right from the bariatric surgeon's office to my gastroenterologist and crashed my daughter's appointment. He set my mind at ease-- RNY is the gold standard weight loss surgery. It works. My surgery was 2/28/13 and I've lost more than 130lbs or 98% of my excess weight. I have blood work done regularly and tweak vitamins based on that. Yes, there are some complications but there are many more people without them. I had a ventral hernia that if would have likely had anyway because I had surgery 29 years ago that weakened my abdominal wall. I am so glad I had the bypass. Best thing for me.
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    Me too! I'm from Monmouth county!
  3. I'm 29 months post surgery and can eat all those things. Some, like celery, I dice very small. Others like orange pith I limit. I love clementines--no problem with that. I can eat Italian bread untoasted, but toast regular whole wheat bread. ( I don't eat much bread). I can eat sugar-- not good and try to stay away from sweets.
  4. Two years and three months post RNY and down 135 lbs. I'm 59 and started in a 48D. Now, fitted properly at Victoria's Secret, a 38D or 36DD. They aren't too different because they were saggy before but the fat on my back and chest is gone. And they look good in clothes!
  5. sassy14

    Gastric Bypass Sucess Story

    25 months post RNY and 135 lbs gone means I am able to fully participate in life and am no longer controlled by food. I eat healthy and well and if I eat something sweet, Like a thin person, I enjoy a few bites and am satisfied. This is the best thing I could have done. Only wish I had done it years ago!
  6. sassy14

    Small Bowel - Blind Loop

    So sorry. I had a small bowel obstruction about 6 months after RNY. It was emergency surgery. Then the hernia reappeared a year later. I had a repair and a diastasis recti (abdominal wall repair) in December. So far so good.
  7. sassy14

    Calcium pills

    I use the Walgreens or cvs brand of calcium citrate mini pills. 2 a day. I usually get them on the buy one get one sales.
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    I look forward to hearing about your journey!
  9. sassy14


    You'll do great! I feel so much better since I had RNY at 56! I have lots of life in this 58 year old body!
  10. sassy14

    Counting Protein, Carbs?

    For me, with my surgeon, I tried to get 90-100 grams of protein a day. I limited carbs and did count calories. My surgery was 2/28/13 and I've lost 135 lbs, down from 291.
  11. On Saturday my daughter and I were in a bad accident. I had to be taken out of the car on a board as I had tremendous back pain. The ambulance person said I was tiny! Tiny!!! Two years ago I was 291 lbs. Today 155 Luckily we will recover-- my daughter was bruised and banged up and has broken ribs. I broke my wrist and a vertabra. Tiny! Still can't believe it.
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    Stomach pain 4.5 months out?

    Call your doctor. You could have a hernia. That happened to me at about same time post surgery. I waited and waited and ended up in emergency surgery.
  13. sassy14

    Hypothyroid Meds

    I had RNY 2 years ago and lost 135 lbs. It was no slow but sustained. I still take my sun thyroid every morning and get my thyroid levels checked every 6 months.
  14. I am very private and really don't like all the attention. I had surgery two years ago, lost 136 lbs so I really look different. From the beginning, I told everyone (except two coworkers who are friends) that I was working with a doctor to get healthy. It's true and so far no one has asked me the doctor's name!