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TXJess

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    TXJess got a reaction from LauraD84 in GERD and Gastric Sleeve   
    My surgeon told me it depended on the type of reflux. I had bile in my stomach from a weak valve between my stomach and intestines. Losing weight wasn't going to fix it and the sleeve would make it worse. I had to do the rny . I was disappointed, but I had enough time to get used to it. If my reflux was just my stomach acid and my belly pushing it up, we could have done the sleeve, but not with bile in my stomach. They'll have to do the egd to tell what type of reflux you have.
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    TXJess got a reaction from VSG.02.05.18 in I love YouTube   
    What is it? Please describe.
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    TXJess got a reaction from Nmelo723 in Pre-op diet, lost 20# in less than 2 months, feeling great....but.....   
    I have the Mirena too. I've had it replaced twice now - had it for 10 years. About a week post-op, I had my first period in about five years. It was really light, but it was there.
    Oh and a word to the wise. Sudden weight loss can make you extra fertile. I had a friend who was doing Medifast with me who was infertile. The doctors didn't know why, but she just was infertile. she adopted two kids over the years. They were like 8 and 4 when she started MF. Three months later she was pregnant. guess what - rapid weight loss changes your hormones.
    Anyway - call your doctor and see if there is anything they can do for you until your hormones even out.
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    TXJess got a reaction from sandokat in Steak   
    Good to know. I have two more weeks until I can have either, but I really would like a few bites of steak. Sent from my KFTBWI using the BariatricPal App
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    TXJess got a reaction from lurker lora in Steak   
    Is there really any other way to eat it? I mean, why ruin a good steak by over cooking it???? Sent from my KFTBWI using the BariatricPal App
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    TXJess got a reaction from Iscarelys in I feel AH-Mazing!   
    So inspiring. You look great, and your skin doesn't show that there used to bring 140pounds in there. Beautiful.
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    TXJess got a reaction from ConnieY in Day 8 Post Op   
    Oh, I had the hernia repair too. Turns out it was significant. Maybe that was the pain
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    TXJess got a reaction from kell911 in ARE YOU FEELING HUNGRY RNY vs VSG   
    I'm four weeks out with rny. I'm still not hungry. It's a bit of an issue because I need to eat for some energy, but everything sounds horrible. It Wil get better. And I'm a third of my way to goal already.
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    TXJess reacted to BayougirlMrsS in Mentally preparing for Girl Scout Cookie sales which start tomorrow in my neighborhood   
    @@Malin You are not alone..... I would have boxes stashed all over.... couple at work, in the top of my closet, on the top of the kitchen cabinets...But the best place... Laundry room, no one ever went in there but me... hehe It was bad... i was like an alcoholic stashing bottles.
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    TXJess reacted to pammieanne in Mentally preparing for Girl Scout Cookie sales which start tomorrow in my neighborhood   
    Most troops will allow you to buy boxes for the Military. They will pack them up and ship them out for you, and you never have to smell, touch, or even think about them!
    It's a win-win in my book!
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    TXJess reacted to My Bariatric Life in Digestive problems many years after gastric bypass - help needed   
    Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I know a little about FMT. We included it in an article that we wrote on gut bacteria and weight gain http://www.mybariatriclife.org/trust-your-gut-bacteria-and-weight-gain-2/. At the time of the writing it was considered experimental and not covered by insurance. That may have changed by now. So I need to look into it. Thanks again for your support. It is awful to experience the pain and inflammation and bloating. Add to that the myriad of problems presented when I am in a public place, at the office, church, someone's home...
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    TXJess reacted to Redmaxx in Steak   
    Yep. My wife and I have gone to Texas Road House and Long Horn Steak House. I can only have a little bit of the steak but I have no issues with it. I haven't had anything yet that has bothered me. I am almost 14 weeks post op.
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    TXJess reacted to healthyholly in 2 months post op (RNY) and i am HUNGRY!   
    no he hasnt! im calling them again today. and thanks for checking in on me!
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    TXJess reacted to Megall9 in Reward for meeting weight loss goal   
    I've been celebrating little milestones with a new piece of make up that I've been wanting.
    I hit my first BIG milestone of losing 100 lbs right before Christmas, and celebrated by starting my tattoo! It's in my profile photo, my phoenix. I go back in 2-3 weeks for the colour to be added.

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    TXJess got a reaction from ConnieY in Day 8 Post Op   
    Yeah, I ran out of pain meds by day 10. Sitting for any length of time was horrible. I was in so much pain. For me it was the big incision on the left side. Week one, hard to move, get out of bed or sit up. Week two, could roll over but still couldn't lay on my left side. Week three starting to lay on my left side. The pain came and went, but if I got tired I would hurt, or maybe I hurt because I was tired. Week four, I had a few days without pain, then overdid it, and was in pain. This week is no pain. It will get better.
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    TXJess reacted to CStoned in protein shake intolerance   
    Try greek yogurt....i admit, them shakes got sidelined around week 3 or 4 for me too...yuck!
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    TXJess got a reaction from Hazel_eyez in Reward for meeting weight loss goal   
    My reward is going to be hiking in colorado this summer with my kids. I won't be wearing my 100 pound "backpack" anymore, so I'm excited to do that and rafting. Both things I couldn't do last summer.
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    TXJess got a reaction from GBLady41 in 2 months post op (RNY) and i am HUNGRY!   
    My doctor said to call immediately if that happened. That is a symptom of too much acid and or an ulcer. Not to be alarmist, but call. You don't want to end up with ulcers.
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    TXJess reacted to augustgirl in Vitamin patches?   
    Love the Patches. I couldn't deal with eating Vitamins for first few weeks after surgery so they were lifesavers. I am still using them 2 months post op.
    VSG date: 11/22/16
    HW: 225. SW:222. CW: 196
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    TXJess reacted to Keri1019 in Vitamin patches?   
    My nutritionist and surgeon says yes to Vitamin Patches.
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    TXJess got a reaction from drac2you in Protein for Baking/Cooking   
    I have heard that the Quest brand makes good Protein for baking.
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    TXJess got a reaction from zizi_tops in MSN...you suck!   
    I agree. There was another thread on here about how we cheated by having surgery. Whatever, it's their ignorance. I honestly had that internal fight with myself on why I couldn't just lose weight on my own. I finally realized that I have, many times. But I always put it back, plus more. The stats are behind me on the surgery though.
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    TXJess got a reaction from pvechiola in Appetite changes   
    for some odd reason, my sense of smell and taste are way overly sensitive. I can barely eat sugar free things (like a popsicle) because it is too strong.
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    TXJess got a reaction from lurker lora in Steak   
    Is there really any other way to eat it? I mean, why ruin a good steak by over cooking it???? Sent from my KFTBWI using the BariatricPal App
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    TXJess reacted to LadyDarkness415 in Vitamin patches?   
    I absolutely swear by the Vitamin Patches and have had nothing but great Vitamin levels at each blood test.
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