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tls1210

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About tls1210

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  1. tls1210

    Gastroparesis after rny

    No steroids. I don’t take steroids or nsaids since my Rny. They had me on Reglan and Protonix. I haven’t taken either in about 2 months..
  2. I had RNY in 2015. I had great results - i started at 254 and had been holding steady at around 128 . I was very pleased where I was. Last fall, I became very ill, not holding anything down. I dropped to 117 and was in and out of hospital and they couldn’t find anything wrong with me. I called my RNY surgeon and asked her to look through my recent test results to see if she could find something other doctors were missing. She said all test looked good, but, suggested i see a digestive disorder specialist who they share a clinic with. I saw the digestive disorder dr and through some test, found that I had a bought with gastroparesis. Finally, a diagnosis and because of diagnosis, they were able to begin treatment. They have some meds that worked and i was, finally, able to start holding food down. As I started holding food down, I started rapidly gaining weight. So, the 10- 12 pounds I lost from being sick was gained back in less than a week. A little startling, but, figure it must’ve been water weight and I’m right back to the weight I started at. But, I continued to gain and gain. In 2 months, I gained atleast 30 pounds. I’m afraid to get on scale to see exactly how much I gained. But, I did stop gaining and have been holding steady for about 2 months. But, I am very unhappy at the weight I’ve gained. I hardly have any clothes that fit me now and I don’t want to buy new ones because I don’t wasn’t to be this weight. So, my question pertains to gastroparesis AFTER RNY. I know Rny is recommended to treat gastroparesis, but, has anyone heard of it after Rny - I never had any symptoms of gastroparesis in my life. Then with the rapid weight gain. Do you think it’s possible that all the vomiting I did, stretched my stomach or the food sitting in my stomach stretched it or some other side affects? I just don’t know what to think. I do know that I can eat a lot more than I had before the gastroparesis. I can’t make an appointment with my surgeon until all this coronavirus stuff passes since this is not life sustaining, at this point. Any feedback would be appreciated. I am afraid I’m falling into depression over this weight gain. I’m very unhappy and embarrassed.
  3. I'm 2 pounds further than goal and still have 6 weeks until I am 1 year out. I'm very pleased.
  4. How is everyone doing? We are all 9 months out, now - I have my 9 month appointment, tomorrow. As of 3 weeks ago, I have lost 87 pounds - I weighed 167. I'm curious as to what the scale will say tomorrow. When I was at my 6 month appt, surgeon said she only wanted me to lose 4 more pounds - I have lost about 15 since then. My vitamin levels were all really good, except for B1. So, I am taking a B1 supplement and now, levels are good. I feel so good. I am thrilled with my progress! My only issue, right now, is constipation. I am going to talk to the surgeon about this, tomorrow. ope everyone is doing well!
  5. I suffer from severe Osteo arthritis in my knee - it's actually a really long story that stems from an accident when I was a teenager. Anyway, I have been taking NSAIDS for 20 years, faithfully, never missing a dose. I had my RNY in August and haven't had an NSAID since 2 weeks before that. I, now can not fully straighten my knee (I have never been able to fully bend it), which prevents me from walking correctly. Because it is not straight, it is making my already shortened leg even shorter hence, making it very difficult to walk. I, now, totally rely on a walking cane. You would think losing 62 pounds would make things better not worse, lol. So, I asked my surgeon if I could take Turmeric supplements or glucosamine chondroitn or something. She said "NO". She said because they have inflammation reducing properties and that is what causes ulcers. But, she did say it was ok to get injections. The injections help, but, not totally. I will be having surgery, some time, this year - yay! just what I wanted, more major surgery.I really feel for anyone with inflammation issues.
  6. As of January 18, I am down 62 pounds. But, it's really weird how my weight loss happens.In the first 2 months, I lost 40 pounds, then I lost a few pounds here and there. Then in December I lost 16 pounds and now I'm back to the few pounds here and there. I only eat proteins and I, definitely, get in all my water. I struggle because I never feel full and I'm so worried that I eat too much. There are so many mental ups and downs, with this this surgery - at least with me. Physically, I feel awesome - I haven't felt this good in a long time. My only issue, physically, is not being able to take NSAIDS. I have, faithfully, taken an prescription NSAID, everyday for about 20 years and now I am no longer to take it and caused all the inflammation to return which is severely limiting my mobility. I,now, am totally dependent on a walking cane. I did get an OK from surgeon to get injections and that has worked a lot, but not back to where I was by taking the NSAID daily. I am looking at some more surgery, this year - not happy about that.
  7. I just wanted to say that this journey can really play with your mind. I really didn't think I was losing anymore. I'm not dropping sizes and I worry about how much I'm eating, etc. But, I got weighed yesterday and I was down 16 lbs in 3 weeks. So, needless to say, I feel pretty good today. I have broken the 200lbs mark. I had my RNY August 24 and that makes 58 lbs down!
  8. I was allowed soft veggies, but, just started raw and/or crispy veggies 2 weeks ago, too. I am allowed ground beef, just not roadt, steaks, etc and no pork. I was glad to be allowed raw veggies because I have really been missing salads.
  9. Congratulations to all of you, you all are doing so good! My surgery was 8/24 and I am down 50lbs. I feel like it's very slow, but, at least it's not going the other way. I'm not eating red meat, pasta, bread or rice. My Dr seems kind of strict about my diet - which is fine- but I don't know why it's not coming off faster. I had it rough, in the beginning - I was so sick all the time. Then I had my gallbladder out and it took a few more weeks, but I started feeling better. Now, I feel perfectly normal. My only issue, now, is my arthritis is so much worse since I can't take nails anymore.
  10. I had rny august 24. I am down 43lbs. I really have slowed down. As far as the way I feel- I have good days and bad days. I seem to feel like there's a lump in my chest most of the time. I have no idea what's causing it. I felt good when I went to bed around 11:30, but here it is 3:20 and it has come back. I am so sick (literally) of eating chicken. My Dr said no meat except chicken and seafood for 6 months - and the thought of chicken or seafood turns my stomach since that's all I'm eating. Someone mentioned salad - I'm not allowed that either. I go to my 3 month appt on the 23'd and then I'll be allowed raw veggies - but still no red meat or pork until February and no pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, etc until may. It's so hard!
  11. If anyone read any of my other post, you know that I've have been having severe stomach pains and nausea and vomiting (dry heaving, actually, because there is nothing in my stomach), since my RNY on August 24. The first week after surgery was great, when I was on just Clear liquids but, when I started with purees - forget it it- I was in so much agony. I've been in the er 5 times in the past 2 weeks. ct scan looks great, they say. But one ultrasound showed some sludge in my gallbladder. They did a second ultra sound on Thursday and said there was quite a bit of sludge and some stones. So, Monday morning I will have my gallbladder removed. I'm kind of scared. Now that I am back on only clear liquids I feels great and am so very hungry. But, I know if I eat something I will be extremely sick. Today I am not well emotionally - physically I feel great. I am so depressed because I just want to feel like myself again. And, if I knew this RNY could be reversed, I would be standing in line begging for them to reverse it right now, lol. I just really hope and pray that this gallbladder surgery takes my problems away and I can get back to the land of living.
  12. tls1210

    Burgers and Pizza

    It all depends on the Doctor - every Doctor does things differently. I don't know about hamburgers -I for one can't wait for one. I don't need the bun. But, pizza - my doctor told me no bread, Pasta, rice, etc. for 9 months!
  13. tls1210

    So sick today

    Well, I just got home from an overnight in the hospital - I had another one of these attacks. This time I called the Doctors office and ate exactly what they told me to. I am on phase 2 pureed and they only want me eating protein purees. They recommended 1-2 tablespoons of cottage cheese. So, I had 1 tablespoon about 1:30 in the afternoon and about 10pm I started getting so sick again. No matter how many times I threw up, it would not make me feel better. Talked with the on call doctor who was convinced it was gas or I needed to go to the bathroom. He told me to take Milk of magnesia. Finally, around 2AM my husband took me to the ER. They admitted me for observation. My surgeon came in this morning and seems to think that it's just my system not tolerating the food. So, I'm back on clear liquids for 3 days and then she wants me to try applesauce. I wanted applesauce after my first attack and my surgeons nurse said no applesauce or fruit only protein. Please wish me luck because I never want to go through one of these attacks again - they are horrible!
  14. tls1210

    So sick today

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I have felt really good, up until today. What has your surgeon said?
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