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allies journey

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    allies journey got a reaction from glannin in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    Well in your defense the sauce is sorta liquidy. Lol
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    allies journey reacted to Redmaxx in 3 Years   
    Hello all,

    Been a long time since I was here. Lots going on. on 20 Oct 2019 it will be 3 years since my RNY surgery. I have a checkup with my bariatric surgeon today. It is supposed to be every year, but since the emergency surgery last year it has been every six months. I have stopped going to support group (I think it is great but I am not getting anything out of it). I am still about 155 lbs and am pretty happy. Still have sugar issues, but everything else is ok (per blood tests). I get to go next month for the MRCP on my pancreas (I am hoping the IPMN hasn't grown).

    I flew from Detroit to Pharr, TX a couple of weeks ago to pick up a Mazda MX5 (my dad gave it to me, he can't drive it anymore), and drove it 1700 miles back to Detroit. Then a little over a week later my wife's brother was killed in an automobile accident. I drove about 500 miles (from Detroit to Carthage, NY) last Thursday (so I could be at his service) and got up the next morning and drove about 500 miles back to Detroit.

    Not really feeling it anymore, this is probably going to be my last time seeing my surgeon. I don't need to pay him $40 to have him tell me I am doing fine. I know how I am doing.

    I hope everyone is doing well.


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    allies journey reacted to Machalo in Medical ID Bracelets   
    Hmm. Never even thought about that. i'll see what my team says and then decide. Great topic!
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    allies journey got a reaction from Bastian in GASTRIC BYPASS REVISE FROM GASTRIC SLEEVE   
    My surgeon's and gastrointestinal doctor said that it's absolutely going to work. I had no doubt about it until I saw this message.
    My reflux is severe and I am having RNY revision surgery on July 16th.

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    allies journey got a reaction from Lamermaid in Favorite non scale victory   
    Frust8,
    Your doing an amazing job and your so supportive of everyone on this forum.
    My favorite part so is going from a 22w-24w to a 12/14 ladies jeans and not struggle to get in them. Going from a 2x to a L in blouses and all the compliments from my family.
    It's hard for me to see the difference although 87lbs is about half of what I want to lose.
    But I will accomplish this, I can do this and one day I am going to look in the mirror and say I got this!!!
    Allie in SC

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    allies journey got a reaction from demayome in Help ! ! Do I need to worry?   
    21 days Post OP here and can drink all I want.
    Just started my stage 3 menu ,I really have felt the change in being able to get down solid food and keep it down.
    I was concerned about the same thing you are but like everyone else seems to be normal.

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    allies journey got a reaction from Sassylady1 in Constipation Question   
    Wow that is an elaborate concoction.

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    allies journey got a reaction from GreenTealael in Had revision yesterday!   
    I had mine on July 16th and so far no reflux thankfully. But I will see once they take me off zegrid and Carafate. I no longer have to take zantac or GI cocktail.

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    allies journey got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 1 yr and 10 months out (pics)   
    I was 287 when I had sleeve surgery 0ct 2016 went down to 199 and back up to 237.9 ,just had RNY revision surgery on July 16th due to severe reflux getting worse with the sleeve. I am 4 weeks post OP and I am down 24 lbs.
    You look awesome and I am wondering how you got rid of any excess skin and no batwing arms.
    Mine already flap in the wind and I just hate it.
    You look so happy and confident. Congratulations.
    Allie in SC
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    allies journey got a reaction from rs in How important is the no drinking before?   
    I have serious issues with not drinking while eating or right after. I have to leave my drink completely off the table or I forget.
    Such a hard habit to break.

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    allies journey got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 1 yr and 10 months out (pics)   
    I was 287 when I had sleeve surgery 0ct 2016 went down to 199 and back up to 237.9 ,just had RNY revision surgery on July 16th due to severe reflux getting worse with the sleeve. I am 4 weeks post OP and I am down 24 lbs.
    You look awesome and I am wondering how you got rid of any excess skin and no batwing arms.
    Mine already flap in the wind and I just hate it.
    You look so happy and confident. Congratulations.
    Allie in SC
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    allies journey reacted to lifeasfaith in Revision surgery after gastric bypass surgery   
    Exactly what did they revise?

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    allies journey reacted to GingerSlim in Had revision yesterday!   
    Had my revision to RNY yesterday. Surgery went well and they also fixed a pretty large Hiatal hernia. Water is going down fine. I keep sleeping with my mouth open & it is royally drying my mouth out. They gave me an anti nausea patch behind my ear that is working like a charm . The pain is also different from when I had the sleeve. More gas in my chest this time & it feels like I did 8million sit-ups, but I know each day will get better. To all those getting revision- make sure you walk laps around the floor and definitely take the main meds. They work! And make sure you ask for sugar free popsicles !
    I assume the Dr is going to make me stay an extra night but not sure.
    Happy I am finally through it and on the road to no more GERD.
    Good luck to all who will also be going through this!🍀
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    allies journey got a reaction from Nonnaof4 in Protein Powder question   
    My surgeon's office says not to look at calories just Protein and fluids.
    I use Premier Protein shakes 2 a day.30 gram of protein in each shake and 160 calories.

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    allies journey got a reaction from Carolina Rose in August 7th my surgery day is here!   
    Good luck with your journey

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    allies journey reacted to New&Improved in Protein Powder question   
    The most important thing is high quality Protein powder with at least 80% protein.
    Either concentrate or isolate or casein or a combination of them is fine just be wary of added sugars and some bad additives.
    Most decent protein powders will come with added amino acids and such and will mix easily with a shaker cup.
    The WPI I buy is 90% so 30g serve is 27g protein.
    The WPC is 80% or 25g per 30g serve
    It has a whole list of amino acids like Luecine
    There are some brands that are absolute junk so be careful

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    allies journey reacted to demayome in Help ! ! Do I need to worry?   
    Thank you so much! I'm over here losing my mind. I even googled where the stomach is on the body. wellll duh me 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️it's on the left. The same place I get these pains. 🤣 Ya'll have eased my mind tremendously.

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    allies journey reacted to always in Gastric bypass   
    I was sick and couldn't tolerate anything but fluids for over 1 month. My surgeon was all over this I had to see him weekly. They said after 3 months if there wasn't any improvement I had to have a scope looking for ulcers or strictures. Also with any complication they said picture yourself as going backwards and start back at post open day 1. Best advice they had for every 1gm of Protein it equals 4 calories. So when you feel like carp it's because look at how many calories you had that day. They also changed meds on me I was taking omeprazole 2 a day and 300mg of Zantac at bedtime so there was no acid in my stomachs at all. Only concern for them was fluids and protein and just give your body time. Now I am 2.5 months out and still just about 45gms of protein a day and 1500cc of fluids a day. Your poor body went through hell with the infection you must have used up everything you had just to heal. No wonder you feel so weak and sick. So start back at square one and treat your pouch as a new born belly. Concentrate on fluids and protein amounts. Protein premier makes a clear Liquid Protein drink that's like 20gm a bottle so counts as fluids and protein. Some days I am lucky enough to get 2 down. I am so sorry you are going through this it's so hard to feel sick and tired all the time. Have you thought of a Gastroenterologist consult so they can go down and see if there is a fissure, strictures, ulcer? Good luck keep the site updated on how you are.....
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    allies journey reacted to catwoman7 in Gastric bypass   
    I'd talk to the surgeon who did your surgery. Getting sick right after you eat could be a stricture.
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    allies journey got a reaction from Nay143 in Almost 3 months post op   
    Omg your doing great. I'm only 3 weeks out of surgery and down 22 lbs.
    Are you exercising alot?
    I haven't started yet.One of my incision reopened so as soon as the infection is gone I want to start.
    Congratulations on your progress
    Allie in SC
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    allies journey got a reaction from Nay143 in July surgery buddy   
    Wow that is weird. I had the revision surgery on July 16th. Hopefully you are doing great.
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    allies journey got a reaction from m.simpson88 in Tummy pain   
    So sorry to hear about the pain your having.
    I had my surgery 2 days before you and haven't had any of those kind of issues.
    I am slightly constipated and was very weak to the point of passing out. Some nausea but never to the point of vomiting.
    I can't possibly be dehydrated because I drink at least 6 ,16 oz bottles of Water a day.
    If you keep feeling this way call your Dr. back.
    Hopefully you feel better soon.
    Allie
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    allies journey got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Bariatric Support   
    Yeah my surgeon knew I had reflux but said he thought sleeve surgery was the best thing for me. Ummm no, he could not of been more wrong.
    But I know that anyone else who has it should never choose sleeve surgery because what I have discovered is that the acids have nowhere to go but back up.
    With the RNY revision surgery they bypass the small intestine so the acids and foods can't go back up.
    Im only 8 days from the surgery now.
    I will post after my surgery.
    Good luck
    Allie

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    allies journey got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Bariatric Support   
    Hi Astrid,
    I'm not sure what the difference between UK and US is either lol.
    Anyway good luck with your journey as well and I think that while being independent is great like Mikey but it's nice to have some go to ppl that you know can relate to what you are going through.
    My revision surgery from sleeve to RNY is due to the reflux getting worse than it was before I had sleeve surgery.
    Although it's more surgery and a harder surgery according to my gastrointestinal doctor and my surgeon, it's apparently the only hope I have to fix the severe GERD (reflux disease).
    I'm so glad I have only 11 days to go but wound up at the Urgent care yesterday with 101.2 temperature due to a ear infection and am getting a summer cold.
    So I am now on a ZPak of antibiotics and cold medicine trying to kick it before surgery.
    I am not about to reschedule if I can do anything fo avoid it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Allie

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    allies journey got a reaction from Losingit2018 in Bariatric Support   
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your support team but this forum has amazing ppl that are more than willing to cheer you on and cheer you up when needed.
    Just one day at a time and listen to your Dr and nutritionist aka NUT for short.
    My name is Allie in SC and am more than happy to be on your support team. My cellphone number is 803 665 0931 you can text me any time I ck.messages frequently.
    I am having RNY revision surgery on July 16th. So I will be ck.messages periodically after the surgery.
    Let me know if I can help you.
    Allie


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