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rgodfrey09

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Sunshine8946 in post-op poops!   
    I am so glad I'm not the only one with these issues. I am 6 months out from VSG and man, I'm just starting to heal. My doctor didn't mention this particular side effect, so I had no idea! After about 7-10 days of no BM, I took a laxative and it hurt SO bad I ended up with not 1, but 2 fissures. It has taken 5.5 months for them to heal and I'm happy to say I finally had a non-bloody painful BM yesterday. What I do:
    800mg Chelated Magnesium (Chelated helps it absorb faster for our small stomachs)
    1 colace softener with Breakfast and 1 with dinner
    3 Fiber gummies a day
    2 probiotics(13 billion cultures)
    Added in a serving or two of whole grains
    Increased Water
    Minimal cheese
    No Protein shakes
    No pain killers ever
    Added chia and flax to my Breakfast daily
    Cacao nibs for extra magnesium
    It sucks without the shakes trying to keep calories low and carbs low, but honestly they were like concrete in my intestines.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Andrea Guadiana in Repeatedly overeating   
    I think this is why my doctor has a really conservative post op diet. Only Water and broth for the first week, can add Protein Shakes for weeks 2-3, mushy/pureed foods week 4-5, and then the first solid foods at week 6. Right now I'm in the water only stage, and REALLY ready to have something else but I plan on following his guidelines to a T to prevent overeating/eating the wrong things too soon.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Quest Bar   
    I'm really curious as to what your nutritionists justification for that statement is. Net carbs is literally total carbs less Fiber, and I can't think of much "crap" that is super fiber packed to throw off the carb count.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Sunshine8946 in post-op poops!   
    I am so glad I'm not the only one with these issues. I am 6 months out from VSG and man, I'm just starting to heal. My doctor didn't mention this particular side effect, so I had no idea! After about 7-10 days of no BM, I took a laxative and it hurt SO bad I ended up with not 1, but 2 fissures. It has taken 5.5 months for them to heal and I'm happy to say I finally had a non-bloody painful BM yesterday. What I do:
    800mg Chelated Magnesium (Chelated helps it absorb faster for our small stomachs)
    1 colace softener with Breakfast and 1 with dinner
    3 Fiber gummies a day
    2 probiotics(13 billion cultures)
    Added in a serving or two of whole grains
    Increased Water
    Minimal cheese
    No Protein shakes
    No pain killers ever
    Added chia and flax to my Breakfast daily
    Cacao nibs for extra magnesium
    It sucks without the shakes trying to keep calories low and carbs low, but honestly they were like concrete in my intestines.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from dmedic72 in Any other gay sleevers out there?   
    *waves* I belong here. There is a Facebook group, one for WLS Men and one for WLS LGBT. If anyone is interested in joining, add me on Facebook and let me know. They are closed groups so may not be able to search them. Www.facebook.com/Richard.godfrey or rgodfrey09@gmail.com should find me
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Chargerboi in Any other gay sleevers out there?   
    @@Chris408SJ on Bariatric pal, there isn't Facebook has tons of men and glbt groups!!!!
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from dmedic72 in Any other gay sleevers out there?   
    *waves* I belong here. There is a Facebook group, one for WLS Men and one for WLS LGBT. If anyone is interested in joining, add me on Facebook and let me know. They are closed groups so may not be able to search them. Www.facebook.com/Richard.godfrey or rgodfrey09@gmail.com should find me
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Quest Bar   
    I'm really curious as to what your nutritionists justification for that statement is. Net carbs is literally total carbs less Fiber, and I can't think of much "crap" that is super fiber packed to throw off the carb count.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from dmedic72 in Any other gay sleevers out there?   
    *waves* I belong here. There is a Facebook group, one for WLS Men and one for WLS LGBT. If anyone is interested in joining, add me on Facebook and let me know. They are closed groups so may not be able to search them. Www.facebook.com/Richard.godfrey or rgodfrey09@gmail.com should find me
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from mark1733 in Quest Bar   
    I had sticker shock in them at first as well, but then realized it was an entire meal for $2-$2.50(I usually stock up when they are on sale for $2 a bar) and to be honest where else can I get lunch for $2?
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from jane13 in Quest Bar   
    They are all pretty dense @@DaisyAmy BUT you can try warming them in the microwave. This makes them a bit softer. I warm mine for about 20-30 seconds, and then eat immediately and they are tasty like that. On the plus side, this also makes the chocolate or cream bits inside depending on flavor get all melted and delicious.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from mark1733 in Quest Bar   
    I had sticker shock in them at first as well, but then realized it was an entire meal for $2-$2.50(I usually stock up when they are on sale for $2 a bar) and to be honest where else can I get lunch for $2?
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from mark1733 in Quest Bar   
    I had sticker shock in them at first as well, but then realized it was an entire meal for $2-$2.50(I usually stock up when they are on sale for $2 a bar) and to be honest where else can I get lunch for $2?
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from mark1733 in Quest Bar   
    I had sticker shock in them at first as well, but then realized it was an entire meal for $2-$2.50(I usually stock up when they are on sale for $2 a bar) and to be honest where else can I get lunch for $2?
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Quest Bar   
    I'm really curious as to what your nutritionists justification for that statement is. Net carbs is literally total carbs less Fiber, and I can't think of much "crap" that is super fiber packed to throw off the carb count.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Quest Bar   
    I'm really curious as to what your nutritionists justification for that statement is. Net carbs is literally total carbs less Fiber, and I can't think of much "crap" that is super fiber packed to throw off the carb count.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from lealor in 5 months post-op, lost 11 lbs last two months! HELP   
    I hate to echo what others have said, but ABSOLUTELY stop drinking your calories. I cannot stress enough how much this creeps up on you and will stall you. For myself personally, if I don't get enough Water or don't eat enough Protein, I stall. On the other hand, if I get TOO much Protein, I stall. It's a very fine line we walk as WLS patients, and it really requires a lot of diligence. I myself haven't gone above 800 calories a day. I try and get close to that every day, and usually stay between 650 and 800. My fitness pal has been a lifesaver in tracking, and I use it DAILY! If I eat an almond, I put 1 almond down. This way, when I stall I can evaluate things.
    Another important part is Vitamins, minerals, and your other macronutrients. If you get your protein and Water, that's only 1 piece of a very complex puzzle. If you're deficient in your Vitamins and minerals, you could stall. Maybe set up an appointment with your NUT to try and refocus and get back on track?
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Elode in What’s Your Worst Post-Op Memory (or Fear)?   
    Oh my God YES the constipation is my ONLY complaint! Literally, I tolerate food great, take my supplements, get most of my Water in, and am working out three days a week for 90 minutes, BUT THE CONSTIPATION. Going to the bathroom is literally the most dreaded thing, and luckily only happens every 3 days. Then I have 2 days of healing time and then just when I feel okay again, back to hell.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Thinside in How many carbs do you shoot for?   
    Quest Bars are about the lowest carb high Protein option I've found. A LOT of other bars have a bunch of carbs. Fruit, also, yes. That is why my nutritionist says no fruit at first. If you absolutely gotta have fruit, stick to raspberries peaches plums as they are lower in carbs.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in How many carbs do you shoot for?   
    I guess it would be best to say also that I'm 3 months out. As I get closer to maintenance my NUT allows more carbs. The easiest way to track net carbs in MFP is to add fiber to the things you track. Then you can just take total minus fiber and voila!
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Elode in What’s Your Worst Post-Op Memory (or Fear)?   
    Oh my God YES the constipation is my ONLY complaint! Literally, I tolerate food great, take my supplements, get most of my Water in, and am working out three days a week for 90 minutes, BUT THE CONSTIPATION. Going to the bathroom is literally the most dreaded thing, and luckily only happens every 3 days. Then I have 2 days of healing time and then just when I feel okay again, back to hell.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Elode in What’s Your Worst Post-Op Memory (or Fear)?   
    Oh my God YES the constipation is my ONLY complaint! Literally, I tolerate food great, take my supplements, get most of my Water in, and am working out three days a week for 90 minutes, BUT THE CONSTIPATION. Going to the bathroom is literally the most dreaded thing, and luckily only happens every 3 days. Then I have 2 days of healing time and then just when I feel okay again, back to hell.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Elode in What’s Your Worst Post-Op Memory (or Fear)?   
    Oh my God YES the constipation is my ONLY complaint! Literally, I tolerate food great, take my supplements, get most of my Water in, and am working out three days a week for 90 minutes, BUT THE CONSTIPATION. Going to the bathroom is literally the most dreaded thing, and luckily only happens every 3 days. Then I have 2 days of healing time and then just when I feel okay again, back to hell.
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    rgodfrey09 got a reaction from Elode in What’s Your Worst Post-Op Memory (or Fear)?   
    Oh my God YES the constipation is my ONLY complaint! Literally, I tolerate food great, take my supplements, get most of my Water in, and am working out three days a week for 90 minutes, BUT THE CONSTIPATION. Going to the bathroom is literally the most dreaded thing, and luckily only happens every 3 days. Then I have 2 days of healing time and then just when I feel okay again, back to hell.
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    rgodfrey09 reacted to Babbs in What’s Your Worst Post-Op Memory (or Fear)?   
    One word.
    constipation.
    That is all.
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