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Batcap

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Batcap got a reaction from Frustr8 in Your Feet & Shoe Size ?   
    My shoe size changed in terms of width.
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    Batcap got a reaction from FluffyChix in February bypass buddies?   
    So I'm 19 days post surgery & everything is going pretty well. I've lost 31 pounds and for the first time in a long time I'm below 300 pounds. I'm in puree phase and since I'm a fan of cottage cheese and yogurt I'm doing alright. It is bizarre not being hungry I haven't felt the physical sensation of being hungry since surgery. My only complaint is the urgency when it comes to the bathroom, I wish they would have warned us about that in our classes, I mean we were in there for 12 weeks you'd thing they could toss in that everything going in is liquid so it's going to come out as liquid and if you're not careful you're going to be ruining some drawers. Glad everyone is doing well and thoughts and prayers for your recoveries and pending surgeries, Keep it up guys!
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    Batcap got a reaction from Maggie1955 in February 2018 Success Stories   
    Had Gastric Bypass on 2/8 & will be celebrating 4 weeks on Thursday. So far I've lost 37 pounds & off of 2 of my 3 diabetes medications, one of them being insulin so I'm extremely happy about that. I'm back to work but still feeling weak only have enough gas in the tank til about 3 in the afternoon but pushing ahead. I'm living off of Soup, cottage cheese & yogurt. I don't think that I'd be sane if it wasn't for sugar free Popsicles. Hitting my first stall during the last couple days I was losing a pound to pound & a half a day, knew the stall was going to come but still al little bitter that the scale hasn't moved in two days. Also during the last couple days a new phenomenon has come up, just THINKING about a Protein Shake makes my mouth break into that warm pre vomit feeling, not good. Going to try and mix in some scrambled or hard boiled eggs. So weird not being physically hungry I try to explain it but nobody believes it, but I know you guys do.
    Hope everyone is well, prayers for your recoveries!
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    Batcap got a reaction from Maggie1955 in February 2018 Success Stories   
    Had Gastric Bypass on 2/8 & will be celebrating 4 weeks on Thursday. So far I've lost 37 pounds & off of 2 of my 3 diabetes medications, one of them being insulin so I'm extremely happy about that. I'm back to work but still feeling weak only have enough gas in the tank til about 3 in the afternoon but pushing ahead. I'm living off of Soup, cottage cheese & yogurt. I don't think that I'd be sane if it wasn't for sugar free Popsicles. Hitting my first stall during the last couple days I was losing a pound to pound & a half a day, knew the stall was going to come but still al little bitter that the scale hasn't moved in two days. Also during the last couple days a new phenomenon has come up, just THINKING about a Protein Shake makes my mouth break into that warm pre vomit feeling, not good. Going to try and mix in some scrambled or hard boiled eggs. So weird not being physically hungry I try to explain it but nobody believes it, but I know you guys do.
    Hope everyone is well, prayers for your recoveries!
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    Batcap got a reaction from Maggie1955 in February 2018 Success Stories   
    Had Gastric Bypass on 2/8 & will be celebrating 4 weeks on Thursday. So far I've lost 37 pounds & off of 2 of my 3 diabetes medications, one of them being insulin so I'm extremely happy about that. I'm back to work but still feeling weak only have enough gas in the tank til about 3 in the afternoon but pushing ahead. I'm living off of Soup, cottage cheese & yogurt. I don't think that I'd be sane if it wasn't for sugar free Popsicles. Hitting my first stall during the last couple days I was losing a pound to pound & a half a day, knew the stall was going to come but still al little bitter that the scale hasn't moved in two days. Also during the last couple days a new phenomenon has come up, just THINKING about a Protein Shake makes my mouth break into that warm pre vomit feeling, not good. Going to try and mix in some scrambled or hard boiled eggs. So weird not being physically hungry I try to explain it but nobody believes it, but I know you guys do.
    Hope everyone is well, prayers for your recoveries!
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    Batcap got a reaction from TexasGal40 in February bypass buddies?   
    If everything goes right they say I’ll be heading home today (Friday). Thanks for the support!
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    Batcap got a reaction from FluffyChix in February bypass buddies?   
    Had my surgery this morning doing great, walking around pain was about what I expected, just Water though which is oooooh so yummy!



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    Batcap got a reaction from TexasGal40 in February bypass buddies?   
    If everything goes right they say I’ll be heading home today (Friday). Thanks for the support!
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    Batcap got a reaction from FluffyChix in February bypass buddies?   
    Had my surgery this morning doing great, walking around pain was about what I expected, just Water though which is oooooh so yummy!



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    Batcap got a reaction from TexasGal40 in February bypass buddies?   
    If everything goes right they say I’ll be heading home today (Friday). Thanks for the support!
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    Batcap got a reaction from FluffyChix in February bypass buddies?   
    Tomorrow is the day! Magnesium Citrate & Water down & waiting for the call for my surgery time. Not to nervous just anxious to get on with it! Away we go.....
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    Batcap got a reaction from KatFight in Self-Destructing Path?   
    My gastric bypass is on 2/8 and I lost 20 pounds during my options start to now, I work out and pretty much adhere to my new eating habits and am comfortable with the decision that my eating will forever be different come next week. For the last couple weeks I've been hitting a few of my favorite places to get my last taste for a long while. I had to overcome serious self destructive behaviors in the past and have been successful not going backwards. Good luck to you and keep your eyes on the prize..
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    Batcap got a reaction from KatFight in Self-Destructing Path?   
    My gastric bypass is on 2/8 and I lost 20 pounds during my options start to now, I work out and pretty much adhere to my new eating habits and am comfortable with the decision that my eating will forever be different come next week. For the last couple weeks I've been hitting a few of my favorite places to get my last taste for a long while. I had to overcome serious self destructive behaviors in the past and have been successful not going backwards. Good luck to you and keep your eyes on the prize..
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    Batcap reacted to Mattymatt in Guys who started in the 240s/50s   
    I understand it's hard but you can do it! 2 weeks will absolutely fly by, and before you know it, you'll be there.
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    Batcap reacted to TheBearguy8 in Guys who started in the 240s/50s   
    Finally, some experience I can relate to and comment intelligently about.
    Surgery day: 250
    Pre-Op prep: 255
    Max weight 2 years earlier: 280
    Years jammed up at 250 with daily exercise, spin classes and Zumba: THREE!!
    7 months after surgery?: 195
    Experience?: It's been a BREEZE like this guy said. I have felt guilty expressing this due to sympathy for so many others. There is so much FEAR and TERROR expressed in SO MANY places. I was PETRIFIED going to Mexico more for the surgery than even going to Tijuana!
    Physical side effects so far: Nausea ALARM (that's what I call it) to "STOP EATING YOU DUMMY". Best thing ever. Burping. Hilarious. Great at parties. farting? Not so much fun at parties.
    What gave me an advantage: I had been a dancer, and competitive and physically active in my 20's after being a fat kid. Mid life crisis issues at 40 set some changes in to motion, but no matter what dietary changes I made . . dropped all sugary sodas gradually, massive carb cutbacks, cutting out of top trigger foods, pizza, chinese . . .it all helped, but 250 was where I thought life would settle. Then came spin classes, zumba, weight lifting - 240 was fun, but crept back to 250 gradually.
    AFTER surgery - all those lifestyle things HELPED as the psychological hunger and inability to overeat just changed. Combine the surgery with lifestyle changes? I'm living a joyful life, literally and metaphorically dancing through every day. . . looking 10 years younger . . . wearing tight clothes . . . and getting a lot of dates and interest that lead me to believe I might not die alone fat and surrounded by my cats eating me after all.

    Things people say that were NOT TRUE FOR ME:
    - you will never have carbonated drinks ever again
    - you will never enjoy eating again
    - it's "not a magic bullet". (It was for me)
    - you will always get gassy and uncomfortable and live with it
    - you will forever need to be taking a lot of supplements and vitamins/shots
    - you will get debilitating heartburn and physical pains
    - you will risk ripping your staples out and bleeding to death if you eat too much.
    - you will have to get used to vomiting from time to time, and it's painful and dangerous to do so. (twice for me, and only when I mixed bourbon with too many sugar free popsicles! I deserved it! It was just bad that it happened while sleeping - that's dangerous)
    - you will never enjoy any alcoholic drinks ever again
    - you will die in Mexico and they will never find your body
    - you will be so constipated it will affect you all the time
    - you will go through periods of regret (not so far anyway)

    Some true ones:
    - drinking enough Water is hard. It tastes awful, and I never liked it in the first place.
    - Protein, protein, protein FIRST. Then the fun stuff, if you even want it anymore after the protein.
    - Tastes change. sometimes in some bizarre ways that even change month to month.
    - Remember to eat and keep the food log any way you can more so that you stay in balance, and don't get out of whack in areas like sodium and other things easily overlooked.
    - Use your URINE as a constant CHECK on your own health. LOOK AT IT. Sometimes pee in urine specific container and check the color carefully. When it gets darker, really dark, or even into a neon type bright green/yellow - evaluate what you are doing carefully and make changes.
    - The surgery is NOT what it was in it's early years and configurations of bypass and lap band. Sleeve was the way for me, and it all makes sense after the fact now. My mother had this surgery in 1992 and has led a miserable life physically, although she got thinner, it came with much substitute misery.

    Have fun! It's the best decision I ever made! I would do it over and over again, and I tell everyone I can to not be afraid.



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    Batcap got a reaction from tankheadmommy in Change to type of surgery in surgey   
    I'm having Gastric Bypass surgery on February 8th & I had to sign a consent form for a possible sleeve. The reason that I did is he said that sometimes men in my BMI range have issues with the pouch tearing or being stretched to tight because of the way men carry their fat in their abdomen is a bit different then women. He wouldn't really know until the cameras are in there and rather than have to chase down my wife it was easier to make the decision to sleeve if needed now then later. Basically sleeve, lose weight then bypass later, I have diabetes so I want the benefit of the bypass getting rid of the diabetes. I've lost 20# so far and am working to try and get 5-10 more before surgery. Good Luck To You, I'm sure everything will go swimmingly for you!
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    Batcap reacted to bcl1628 in Guys who started in the 240s/50s   
    Sleeved mid June and currently down to 198 from pre-op weight of 260s. Pleased, but wanting to go further with exercise (Orange Theory/general low carb diet). @BatCap, I had the best experience with the surgery. Like getting my wisdom out. Was a breeze other than some gas pain and the initial shock of how little you can eat for the first little while. Now I am having regular (healthy) meals with friends and it's hardly noticeable. You got this!
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    Batcap reacted to Mattymatt in Man Boobs   
    Humor is the best way to deal with this! Thanks for the laugh. My moobs are perhaps the only thing that I am really self conscious about. The rest of my body, well, I could give less of a ****. But those man titties need to go.
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    Batcap reacted to BigTex in Man Boobs   
    Good sir let me tell you! They do decrease and you will feel so excited!! I actually had my measured at Victoria secret (DONT YOU JUDGE ME[emoji23]) and started off in the I's. I'm now down to a 48 F. I'm determined to get these moobs out my life!

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    Batcap got a reaction from jrsone in So, what made you gain weight in the first place?   
    I always loved food, this is probably one of the most pathetic things you'll ever hear but when I turned 16 & got my first car one of my first thoughts was, now I can have In-n-out whenever I want. Yeah, that's pretty sad. As I got older I came to realize that in a lot of ways food didn't judge me & gave me that small part of pleasure. Now that I'm 44 & in the middle of my 3 month prep for my surgery & my health is on the verge of getting out of control & things in general are starting not to work I wish that my feelings weren't so damn tasty....
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    Batcap got a reaction from Deleted Account in Anti-Depressants   
    Greeting & Salutations
    I'm really just starting out, My weigh in is the 31st of August & that starts my 3 month pre-op program.
    I'm in a pretty good state of mind but am very concerned about my Anti-Depressants.
    I take 525 mg of Effexor-XR a day for Borderline Personality Disorder, Yes I am a man & it's not like in Girl Interrupted that took place in the 60's, I get that all the time. What it means is that in general I absolutely loathe myself so my appearance usually changes a lot, hairstyle, clothing style, I've been a greaser, a punker, a goth & a cowboy & that was in my 30's. I'm soon to be 45 & after years of therapy & counseling I've reached a good place. If anyone else out there has been on Effexor you'll know that the withdrawal is brutal. I've heard that you need to come off of extended release medications, has anyone else gone through this? Going through the pre-op program seems tough enough without having to go through an anti-depressant change. Is it something you should do sooner rather than later? I have an appointment with my Psychiatrist but it isn't for a couple weeks so I'm stressing a little about it.
    Any insight would be helpful.
    Thanks!
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    Batcap reacted to Deleted Account in Just Starting Out   
    How wonderful that you're going to have the surgery!
    I, too, am just starting out so I'm excited for you!
    Here's wishing you the best of success!
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    Batcap got a reaction from Deleted Account in Anti-Depressants   
    Greeting & Salutations
    I'm really just starting out, My weigh in is the 31st of August & that starts my 3 month pre-op program.
    I'm in a pretty good state of mind but am very concerned about my Anti-Depressants.
    I take 525 mg of Effexor-XR a day for Borderline Personality Disorder, Yes I am a man & it's not like in Girl Interrupted that took place in the 60's, I get that all the time. What it means is that in general I absolutely loathe myself so my appearance usually changes a lot, hairstyle, clothing style, I've been a greaser, a punker, a goth & a cowboy & that was in my 30's. I'm soon to be 45 & after years of therapy & counseling I've reached a good place. If anyone else out there has been on Effexor you'll know that the withdrawal is brutal. I've heard that you need to come off of extended release medications, has anyone else gone through this? Going through the pre-op program seems tough enough without having to go through an anti-depressant change. Is it something you should do sooner rather than later? I have an appointment with my Psychiatrist but it isn't for a couple weeks so I'm stressing a little about it.
    Any insight would be helpful.
    Thanks!
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    Batcap got a reaction from Deleted Account in Just Starting Out   
    Greetings & Salutations,
    I'm getting ready to start my 3 month pre-op program & will be weighing in on the 31st of August. I'm feeling pretty excited, this is actually my second attempt at surgery, my first stopped because of an insurance change & an emotional collapse that came with it, now it's two years later & I'm ready to move forward. I'm soon to be 45 & things are starting to break down. I have diabetes & a year ago had a 16 A1C & currently way 315 pounds standing at about 5'11". I started having issues with infections & almost had part of my foot amputated from a horrid infection, fortunately I was able to turn everything around, heal my foot & get my A1C down to 7, which considering where I started is pretty damn cool. I have a hard time losing weight now because of the type of insulin I'm on & rather than fight it for the rest of my life I decided to go ahead with the surgery & hopefully get rid of the issue all together. Outside of the infections I've had all of the other fun stuff that goes along with neglecting yourself for years, eye issues, joint issues & things just don't work like they used to. Things have gotten somewhat better due to the changes I've made already but there's still so much more to improve & repair. Reading your guys' posts inspired me to share what I'm going through & thank you for that.
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    Batcap reacted to Maryvsg87 in Just Starting Out   
    Thank you for sharing. I am happy you chose to better your health. From what I hear you are a strong human being and you will do great! Good luck and God bless!!!
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