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Macy6

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Macy6 got a reaction from nomorefattypatty in GASTRIC BYPASS REVISE FROM GASTRIC SLEEVE   
    I’m nearly 4 weeks out and it stopped my GERD.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from AZhiker in Stalled   
    Are you sticking with high Protein foods? I would really try to push back to eating every 3-4h vs 2, 2 is more like grazing and you will 100% stall and eventually gain (coming from experience) make sure you aren’t drinking for the 30 and increase your fluids. Go back to the basics, take time to eat, mindful eating, journal your food.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from shelgh in Recovery   
    5ish days but it will be weeks before you really feel significantly better
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    Macy6 got a reaction from Panda333 in Tell me your best vitamin tips with gastric bypass   
    I will tell you this. I have taken the same multi Vitamin since the start and they just pulled me off of it. I have had increased nausea and even taking it with food and at night I have woke up in the middle of the night and needed Zofran. My point being don’t buy 90 day supplies of anything until you know you tolerate it.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from Panda333 in Tell me your best vitamin tips with gastric bypass   
    I will tell you this. I have taken the same multi Vitamin since the start and they just pulled me off of it. I have had increased nausea and even taking it with food and at night I have woke up in the middle of the night and needed Zofran. My point being don’t buy 90 day supplies of anything until you know you tolerate it.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from Panda333 in Tell me your best vitamin tips with gastric bypass   
    I will tell you this. I have taken the same multi Vitamin since the start and they just pulled me off of it. I have had increased nausea and even taking it with food and at night I have woke up in the middle of the night and needed Zofran. My point being don’t buy 90 day supplies of anything until you know you tolerate it.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Sleeve to bypass   
    I just did this early June. I was around 5.5 years out from sleeve. I didn’t have any issues with the sleeve and my RnY revision has been equally smooth. I prefer the restriction of the RnY vs the Sleeve and my loss has been more significant percentage wise vs my sleeve. Getting used to the Vitamins has been a struggle I never took them with the sleeve nor did I need them.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from tal in 2 Month Appointment   
    I’ve seen this used. I seem to be right where I should be. Everyone is different, every surgery is different but as a rough guide it might help. What surgery did you have? The Get~2~Goal app is research driven and tracks your progress compared to thousands of others but its meant for Gastric Bypass.

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    Macy6 got a reaction from tal in 2 Month Appointment   
    I’ve seen this used. I seem to be right where I should be. Everyone is different, every surgery is different but as a rough guide it might help. What surgery did you have? The Get~2~Goal app is research driven and tracks your progress compared to thousands of others but its meant for Gastric Bypass.

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    Macy6 got a reaction from Losingit2018 in VSG to RNY - The Good & The Bad   
    I had VSG 8/27/13, my RnY was 6/4/19 (so I can only give you about a 3 month update)

    1. None, it’s been great.
    2. My weight loss has been percentage wise better than my sleeve.

    I was 322 when I was sleeved, had a low of 242 with that. I was 248 with my RnY and am currently 213. At the 3 month mark I had lost around 24% of my excess body weight with the sleeve. I am around 38% down of my excess body weight with my RnY. (From my heaviest to now including both surgeries I am down 65% of my EBW)

    I lose 2-4# a week. My restriction is better than I had with the sleeve. I have no real intolerances. I had bad stomach cramps when I tried tuna and haven’t tried that again but otherwise I eat fresh fruits and veggies, meats, dairy etc.

    3. Mine was done for GERD and it seems to be gone. I cut to half on my protonix post op and should come off it in a couple weeks at my next appt.

    4. None. I’m very happy. Any issues I have are in my head (fixating on the scale stuff like that. It’s hard to slow down and enjoy the journey.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from Losingit2018 in VSG to RNY - The Good & The Bad   
    I had VSG 8/27/13, my RnY was 6/4/19 (so I can only give you about a 3 month update)

    1. None, it’s been great.
    2. My weight loss has been percentage wise better than my sleeve.

    I was 322 when I was sleeved, had a low of 242 with that. I was 248 with my RnY and am currently 213. At the 3 month mark I had lost around 24% of my excess body weight with the sleeve. I am around 38% down of my excess body weight with my RnY. (From my heaviest to now including both surgeries I am down 65% of my EBW)

    I lose 2-4# a week. My restriction is better than I had with the sleeve. I have no real intolerances. I had bad stomach cramps when I tried tuna and haven’t tried that again but otherwise I eat fresh fruits and veggies, meats, dairy etc.

    3. Mine was done for GERD and it seems to be gone. I cut to half on my protonix post op and should come off it in a couple weeks at my next appt.

    4. None. I’m very happy. Any issues I have are in my head (fixating on the scale stuff like that. It’s hard to slow down and enjoy the journey.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from Losingit2018 in VSG to RNY - The Good & The Bad   
    I had VSG 8/27/13, my RnY was 6/4/19 (so I can only give you about a 3 month update)

    1. None, it’s been great.
    2. My weight loss has been percentage wise better than my sleeve.

    I was 322 when I was sleeved, had a low of 242 with that. I was 248 with my RnY and am currently 213. At the 3 month mark I had lost around 24% of my excess body weight with the sleeve. I am around 38% down of my excess body weight with my RnY. (From my heaviest to now including both surgeries I am down 65% of my EBW)

    I lose 2-4# a week. My restriction is better than I had with the sleeve. I have no real intolerances. I had bad stomach cramps when I tried tuna and haven’t tried that again but otherwise I eat fresh fruits and veggies, meats, dairy etc.

    3. Mine was done for GERD and it seems to be gone. I cut to half on my protonix post op and should come off it in a couple weeks at my next appt.

    4. None. I’m very happy. Any issues I have are in my head (fixating on the scale stuff like that. It’s hard to slow down and enjoy the journey.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Sleeve to bypass   
    I just did this early June. I was around 5.5 years out from sleeve. I didn’t have any issues with the sleeve and my RnY revision has been equally smooth. I prefer the restriction of the RnY vs the Sleeve and my loss has been more significant percentage wise vs my sleeve. Getting used to the Vitamins has been a struggle I never took them with the sleeve nor did I need them.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from TX2NC in Approval date, huh?   
    This happened with me. The surgeon office puts in an anticipated date of surgery and when they actually schedule it they send a revised letter with the actual date. I am sure your surgeons office can tell you more.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from 2019CD in Frustrating weight loss   
    Just don’t restrict your calories even more and make sure you are getting in your Water. The stall will break.
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    Macy6 reacted to FluffyChix in Am I a sleeve failure?   
    They warned us up front that the most weight loss would happen in the first 2 months post surgery, but not to expect wildly huge numbers of monthly loss. That we would average anywhere between 2-4lbs per week. There is an extremely small subset who genetically are not really impacted by WLS. But it's very rare.
    Make sure you are following your surgeon's plan to a T, and get walking. My doc wanted 10K steps out of me at your point every day in addition to eating only between 500-700 cals at that point. But I had lots of stalls too!!! Hang in there and stay focused. You haven't failed WLS!!!
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    Macy6 got a reaction from allies journey in Conversion to bypass   
    I am a VSG to RnY revision but not because my VSG failed me, because of GERD. I didn’t hit my weight goal but I lost 47% of my excessive weight and maintained until my revision. I do know I learned a lot between surgery 1 & 2 and my biggest take away is my surgery didn’t fail me but I definitely failed my surgery. Your tool, or whatever you call it, doesn’t decide what you eat or when you eat. It doesn’t choose to drink while eating or to graze. You get out of it what you put into it.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from 2ndTimeFreedom in Cost of surgery -- WOW   
    Mine was $42,000 before discounts, $12,000 in discounts. I had a 2 night stay. My surgeon and anesthesiologist fees were separate ($5,000 & $3,000 each)
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    Macy6 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Bariatric Support   
    When I had my sleeve in 2013 my dad was reluctantly supportive. He wouldn’t tell me not to but he was pretty concerned. Once he saw how well I did after he was very supportive. He then supported my mom through her RnY and me when I had my revision. I think fear often drives our support people.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Physical occupation...Can you do?   
    I am a nurse, on my feet upwards of 12 hours a shift. I am required to be able to lift X amount of pounds and I’m on transport so I am required to be able to lift even more with that job. I was cleared at 4 weeks for everything. At work I take carefully portioned meals that I have journaled and portioned, so I don’t have to think about it. Some are small cold foods (quick grab items) others are small heat up items. I eat every 3-4 hours (helps keep my energy up) and I have my water bottle in arms length all other times. I am almost 7 weeks out and I am fine at work but definitely down longer when home. Just tired.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from KarenLR75 in July surgery buddy   
    I’ve seen the mixed opinions as well, and it honestly made me nervous, while waiting for my revision. I was revised VSG to RnY 6/4 and my one month was 29# including pre op diet, 15.2# since day of surgery. My VSG pre op and first month was 29.9# and I weighed 60+ lbs more with my VSG. I’m feeling good about it.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from allies journey in Conversion to bypass   
    I am a VSG to RnY revision but not because my VSG failed me, because of GERD. I didn’t hit my weight goal but I lost 47% of my excessive weight and maintained until my revision. I do know I learned a lot between surgery 1 & 2 and my biggest take away is my surgery didn’t fail me but I definitely failed my surgery. Your tool, or whatever you call it, doesn’t decide what you eat or when you eat. It doesn’t choose to drink while eating or to graze. You get out of it what you put into it.
  23. Like
    Macy6 got a reaction from allies journey in Conversion to bypass   
    I am a VSG to RnY revision but not because my VSG failed me, because of GERD. I didn’t hit my weight goal but I lost 47% of my excessive weight and maintained until my revision. I do know I learned a lot between surgery 1 & 2 and my biggest take away is my surgery didn’t fail me but I definitely failed my surgery. Your tool, or whatever you call it, doesn’t decide what you eat or when you eat. It doesn’t choose to drink while eating or to graze. You get out of it what you put into it.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from nomorefattypatty in GASTRIC BYPASS REVISE FROM GASTRIC SLEEVE   
    I’m nearly 4 weeks out and it stopped my GERD.
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    Macy6 got a reaction from TattooedSeaStar in What was your moment?   
    This is a great question. Mine was Hawaii. I was the heaviest I had ever been. I remember needing a seat belt extender on the plane. Not fitting in my clothes I bought special for the trip. Walking a 15 min walk to avoid waiting for a tram and feeling like I would die the whole walk. Now I look back on pics and just shake my head.
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