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Dawnie Doo

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  1. I found this article to have very useful information. http://www.bariatric-surgery-source.com/pregnancy-after-weight-loss-surgery.html#Obese_Pregnancy Sent from my SM-G930T using the BariatricPal App
  2. OMG so I'm not the only one with cold feet????? Lol Sent from my SM-G930T using the BariatricPal App
  3. Dawnie Doo

    Problem after problem.

    It's been 3 months since my gastric bypass surgery. I have what they think it's gastritis. If it doesn't heal with reflux meds they'll do an endoscopy to check for an ulcer. I've had a few episodes of dumping in which the longest lasted a few hrs. That, at this point, it's the worst of my symptoms. I'm also your height, my highest weight was 325. I weighed 285 at surgery. I'm now 238 lbs. My heart truly goes out to you, as I can identify with a few minor symptoms. I am definitely in prayer for you that this turns around!!!! With God all things are possible. Continue closely with your new doctor, get those Protein shakes in. It will take a while for your body to recognize that it's healing. Stay strong!!!! Dawnie_doo
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    Progress pic

    Correction...325 was my highest weight in the first pic. Dawnie_doo
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    Progress pic

    I would've made a full body comparison, but I never took full body pics lol I'll post some just before surgery and compare to now. Dawnie_doo
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    Progress pic

    Thank you! Dawnie_doo Shucks lol thanks a bunch! Dawnie_doo
  7. Dawnie Doo

    Stalling & Dumping

    I had the bypass. I noticed it once I started eating solid foods...maybe about 6 days in. I was also struggling to get in fluids at the time. So that increased my chances Smh Essentially the elevated levels of sugar and fat in your system are dumped into your blood stream. How that demonstrates itself is different in everyone. If I wasn't dehydrated at the time I wonder if I would've felt it at all. Dawnie_doo
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    Yup! That's what several people told me. Mine actually got heavier. Those hormones! Lol Dawnie_doo
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    Progress pic

    Such a huge difference in 5 years!!! I went from 293 my highest weight in 2011 to currently being 4 lbs away from what I weighed in 12th grade at 248 (I was always plump Lol). It's amazing what changes you'll make when you finally accept who you are!!! Dawnie_doo
  10. Dawnie Doo

    Pain medication

    I took my pain meds for 7 days. Only 1 each day. First bm was about day 4. Dawnie_doo
  11. Dawnie Doo

    Compression Garment?

    I purchased one and never wore it Smh Dawnie_doo
  12. Dawnie Doo

    Stalling & Dumping

    Thanks James! Dawnie_doo
  13. I'm sending a request! Dawnie_doo
  14. Hello everyone!!!! Long story short...even though I had a few minor hiccups, I would do this all over again!!!!! I feel amazing!!!! On stalling...I'm 2 months post op. I stayed the same weight for 2 weeks...dropped 3 lbs, and today 3 more. Lol It's so strange. Trust me, don't get frustrated. Just continue to do what's necessary and move forward! The weight will come off! Get that movement in, Protein up, and FLUIDS are a must!!! Perfect segway to dumping. I noticed that dumping affects me with heart palpitations or advanced beats. Sounds more scary than it is. I didn't even realize I was dumping until the doctor told me so. They said I'm fine. I noticed that avoiding grease and sugar, even naturally occurring sugar...and carbs helps. But what helps the most is drinking WATER!!!! It's very easy to get dehydrated, and that increases your chances of dumping, even from natural fats in chicken or fish (yes that happened to me). With all that said, I'm doing great!!!! I'm in the gym and walking outside about 5 days/week. Highest weight 325, start weight 293, surgery weight 285, current weight 247. 40 lbs in 2 months...not bad at all! Dawnie_doo
  15. Don't get discouraged...it happened to me. It will go really slow, and then all of a sudden I'll lose 3 lbs in one day. When I started advancing in the levels it really slowed...it's to be expected. Continue to walk and move about. Drink water/liquids often. It's bound to come off. Keep me posted. Beginning week 7 post op. Highest Weight: 325, Start Weight: 293, Surgery Weight: 285, Current Weight: 255 Dawnie_doo

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