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Mini Gastric Bypass Patients
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    endzone got a reaction from GreenTealael in One Year With Mini Gastric Bypass: My Journey, Thoughts, and Tips!   
    Thanks for this post!! Had my mini in June, very happy….no dumping or reflux it’s amazing, don’t even feel like I had surgery haha
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    endzone got a reaction from learn2cook in One Year With Mini Gastric Bypass: My Journey, Thoughts, and Tips!   
    Loved this post!!! Canadian self pay here had my mini in June, so happy with my decision! Thanks for the post!!!
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    endzone got a reaction from learn2cook in One Year With Mini Gastric Bypass: My Journey, Thoughts, and Tips!   
    Loved this post!!! Canadian self pay here had my mini in June, so happy with my decision! Thanks for the post!!!
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    endzone got a reaction from chunkymonkey123 in June Surgeries   
    Mine was June 17th too…..down 43 lbs ….my shirts are swimming on me but I can still fit into my size 20 pants ….sadly lol
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    endzone reacted to chunkymonkey123 in June Surgeries   
    How is everyone doing??
    My surgery was on June 17. I am down 45 lbs.
    Went from a size 2xl to Medium
    Pant size 20 to 14-16
    I'm so happy with my results so far !


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    endzone reacted to Butterflyeffect in Can you recommend some tools? - Bathroom Scale, Apps to track food, activity, weight and measurements   
    I really like the Baritastic app, you can track your food, Water, Vitamins, weight, measurements, etc.
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    endzone reacted to Sophie7713 in Food Before and After Photos   
    salad for lunch today... Love red radishes and walnuts. Very light ranch dressing - as a treat. Ate the entire portion here.

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    endzone reacted to Darktowerdream in Still a virgin at 46   
    I’ve never admitted these things to anyone, let alone on a public forum. You are not alone though. I’ve struggled almost all my life with chronic illness (immunodeficiency) starting in childhood, developing many medical conditions and symptoms over the years, disability, metabolic disorders, always fighting my weight, my self image, being on the autism spectrum, adhd, ocd and so on. But through it all, through a rough childhood. My own health challenges, my mother having spine surgeries and needing my help and support. I never had a life. I just have, I guess ... survived. I fought to lose weight alone - I guess it’s going on twelve years ago now if I had to guess. But never could hang on to it. I found myself losing ground. It was either fight for Bariatric surgery as a tool to finally help me or totally give up.

    But will it fix the rest of me? Those deep rooted insecurities? My separation from the rest of the world due to chronic illness? I honestly cannot say that weight loss will fix these things. Especially not my chronic illness or disability. It’s like my doctor expecting miraculous changes when I just wanted to ease the burden on my body and at least be a healthy weight to better navigate.
    it’s easy enough for people to say get out of your comfort zone. Been there done that, it’s gotten me nowhere but disaster and my chronic illness deeper into a decline. Of course this is just from my perspective. I’m not in a situation where I meet people. I can’t put myself out there. It’s not that simple. Nor is it Even for healthy people to do so.
    I’ve never discussed it and I won’t even flat out say my own situation in detail either since this is a public forum because people can be condescending in their response to something like this. I remember someone once telling me that she thought I liked being stuck. As if I haven’t spent my whole life fighting every step of the way.
    sometimes you need to just step back from yourself and take an objective look at the why of it all, what your hopes and expectations are, and where to go from there. Decide that you are worth it and take the leap forward and maybe you will find where you want to be.
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    endzone reacted to STLoser in 1 Year Surgiversary! I can't believe it.   
    I considered wls for many, many years, but never seriously. When I was a new RN in 1997, it was fairly new and I saw people die from it, so I was always scared of it. I also never had insurance that concerned it, so I knew I'd have to pay out of pocket, and I was overall healthy, so I figured I could do it on my own. I had my son in 2010, and that's when I really started to gain a lot of weight. I had done WW before I got pregnant and had lost 45. I was down to 263. After he was born, the weight started piling on. I was sick all the time and got diagnosed with asthma. I was in pain all the time. My liver enzymes increased slowly year by year, until 2020 when my doctor decided I needed to see a liver specialist. That same January, I had my gallbladder removed and that surgeon offered to biopsy my liver and it showed Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis, with hepatic fibrosis. As a nurse I had seen people die of liver failure and it is awful. This scared me to death. That surgeon recommended wls, and he was one of the only doctors who had ever acted compassionate and non-judgmental about my weight. He told me I had very little chance of losing it and keeping it off on my own. I took his advice and made an appt. That day with a bariatric surgeon. I saw him in March and he recommend gastric bypass. I started getting the required testing and had just had my EGD when the hospital decided to let a bunch of staff go due to COVID. That surgeon was one of them. I decided to go to a different hospital and surgeon and this one recommended Loop DS. I had not heard of it, but he said I was a perfect candidate with a BMI of 69.9 and since I was paying for it myself, as it was a newer procedure that insurance didn't usually cover. I researched it and decided to go with it.
    My high weight was 393 pounds. I am 5'3". I was 368.8 on the day of my surgery, July 23, 2020. As of today I am 226.4. I never thought I'd be even close to this weight again. I am hoping to lose at least 200 pounds total. I am getting close.
    I was close to borderline diabetic, had just been diagnosed with hypertension, and had liver disease. I could barely get around or keep up with my active 10 year old son. My hypertension is gone, my blood glucose is normal, and my liver enzymes are now normal, so I have reversed my fatty liver disease. I turn 50 on August 2nd and this will be the best birthday ever! I am so happy I had this surgery!
    I can't get my befores to post right now but I'll put them here once I do. Here is me today.  
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    endzone got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Alcoholic Drinks   
    I had a glass of white wine ….also had half of a Cesar…..didn’t feel any effects ….drank it slowwwww
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    endzone reacted to Cheryl 13 in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I can relate so hard to all of the above but the biggest NSV for me recently was that a few weeks ago we discovered that my 10 year old can actually put his arms all the way around me when I hug him now! Now he loves to "trap" me in a hug! Could not be sweeter!!!
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    endzone got a reaction from SunnyinSC in June Surgeries   
    Oh man, I had a hard time too!!! It was awful! Finally I asked Hubby to get me milk of magnesia......bliss arrived within hours and I have been regular ever since ....try not to push too much!!
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    endzone got a reaction from Aliyah Whole180 in June Surgeries   
    Sure! It was very rough at first that’s for sure! Once I got past the constipation I was great! LOL I am missing food also ......craving salt since the shakes are all so darn sweet ....my name is Charlene if you have any questions feel free to ask me
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    endzone got a reaction from Aliyah Whole180 in June Surgeries   
    Thank you! And same to you!!! Keep in touch!
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    endzone got a reaction from Aliyah Whole180 in June Surgeries   
    Glad you are doing well!! I am doing well too, has not been as difficult as I was anticipating....
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    endzone reacted to Aliyah Whole180 in June Surgeries   
    I'm home, yay! & all went very well. I hope you're doing well, too. This is such an exciting time.
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    endzone reacted to Aliyah Whole180 in June Surgeries   
    Nice meeting you, Charlene!

    Once you're off the liquid & pureed diets, you'll be able to have something salty, won't you? I certainly understand the cravings, that's for sure. I'm missing salmon & salads right now but it's only temporary so we'll get there.

    Thanks so much for reaching out & welcoming me here. ☺️
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    endzone got a reaction from Aliyah Whole180 in June Surgeries   
    Sure! It was very rough at first that’s for sure! Once I got past the constipation I was great! LOL I am missing food also ......craving salt since the shakes are all so darn sweet ....my name is Charlene if you have any questions feel free to ask me
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    endzone got a reaction from Aliyah Whole180 in June Surgeries   
    Hi there, good luck tomorrow! You will be fine! Our stats are close......I am also Canadian 😁 all the best !!
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    endzone reacted to Aliyah Whole180 in June Surgeries   
    Hello, baripals!

    I'm a 56-year-old woman with a BMI of 50 & I'm having my RNY gastric bypass tomorrow, JUNE 30TH. Eek! I am so, SO excited.

    I'm 5'4" & currently weigh 275.5lbs but my start weight before the pre-op liquid diet was 290lbs. While I have severe sleep apnea & a family history of ovarian cancer, I do not have high blood pressure nor diabetes. My only medication is for recurring major episodes of depression & dysthymia following a childhood & adolescence of psychological & sexual abuse.

    I have always used food to stuff down negative emotions & stresses & have been learning, through therapy, to find other means to express myself & vent my feelings. I'm really looking forward to changing my lifestyle & getting fit & healthy for myself & my family (hubby & two sons, 21 & 19, & future daughter-in-law, 21).

    If you'd like to connect with me (& I'd certainly like that), you can find all of my socials pinned in the banner of my YouTube channel & find my email on the channel's About page. I wish everyone success with their surgeries & new lives. Blessings to you all for great health & happiness!
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    endzone reacted to blackcatsandbaddecisions in What is your 1st major milestone?   
    Love the idea! My milestones were/are:
    1. Being under 40 BMI -done
    2. Losing 100 lbs- done
    3. Being “overweight” (just reached this!)
    4. Unsubscribing from Torrid and Lane Bryant emails- done
    5. Fitting in my wedding rings- done
    6. Finishing a couch to 5k app- just 1.5 weeks away!
    7. Losing 150 lbs- I’m getting closer!
    8. Hitting a normal weight - still a little way off from this but still working toward it

    I never planned for some milestones that were huge for me like fitting in the conference room chairs at work, being able to cross my legs, buckling my seatbelt without struggle, etc.

    Oh, but a huge milestone I forgot- onederland! And I’m 6.2 lbs from it, but who’s counting right?
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    endzone reacted to catwoman7 in Nauseous all the time   
    let your clinic know. You could be developing a stricture. They happen to about 5% of bypass patients - and fortunately, they're an easy fix. If they're going to happen, they'll usually appear sometime during months 1-3 (they're very rare after month 3), so you're just about in the window for one. I had two - one at four weeks out and another at eight weeks out. If that's what it is, you'll feel better right away after they fix it (they'll do an upper endoscopy and stretch it - you won't feel a thing and you'll feel about 100% better afterward). Even if it turns out NOT to be a stricture, your clinic should know your symptoms because that's not normal.
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    endzone reacted to MistySkye in May Surgeries - check in!   
    I hit 100g off Protein today 😯 Still under 800 calories.. I am usually around 80-90g. Guess I don’t need to have Protein Drink later 😂
    dinner I managed to eat 3oz cod fish …and 3 whole nickel size slices of carrot. I was full!
    3 days in, I’m enjoying this soft food stage. It is still weird how you can become full on so little.
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    endzone reacted to Iluvbats in June Surgeries   
    You are not kidding! This is THE hardest thing I have done! My stomach constantly releases hunger hormones and therefore I get the pains. It got so bad last night I mashed about 1/3 cup cottage cheese (acceptable in my next phase) because I couldn't stand the brain stress. Needless to say, I suffered last night. It was definitely too soon and too close to bedtime. Today is a good day though! I ordered some lamb OXO boullion cubes off Amazon and I had some chopped mint that I added and it really reminded me of lamb and mint sauce!
    I'm definitely struggling mentally with this and physically with the hunger pains being SO STRONG! I was not expecting that at all.
    Trying to stay positive... only have 4 more days on phase 1! Hang in there, everyone! We got this!
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    endzone reacted to CanadianGrl in June Surgeries   
    I am one week post surgery. A lot has changed in a week. My first couple of days were unbearable. I was told things would turn day 5 and YES I turned the corner. For me, the hardest part is dealing with how much I miss crunching foods. I've never been a foodie but husband says it's all I talk about now. Looking forward to stage 3 and Melba toast 😋

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