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Meryline

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Meryline got a reaction from Meguone in 64oz A Day, Really?????   
    It's not a joke. Dehydration will land you in the hospital way before starvation will. And no need to take breaks (except to eat and wait 30min) from the sip sip sip, just keep sip sip sip all day. Carry that bottle with you, and before you know it, you'll get it down.
    I'm 7.5 months out at this point and get about 80-100oz of Water most days, and then there is the Protein Shakes and warm tea, coffee on top of that. You'll be able to take larger sips soon. You drink up until you eat and then wait 30min after you are done, and then you keep drinking.
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    Meryline reacted to shay_148 in Progression   
    I don’t post on here much I mainly read and get advice, but I wanted to post about my progress I had gastric bypass in April 2017 a few complications with balloon dilation, 3 of them! But I’m so glad I had this surgery, it’s changed my life for the better. I can keep up with my 3 year old son better, work is so much easier, and life in general is better. I feel like I’m a happier person. Sometimes I still struggle with my brain, I think it still is sees the fat persons I once was, but I look at old pictures to remind myself no look you’ve come so far!!! My family is supportive as much as they can be but they all struggle with weight and eating with them is difficult. I usually have to bring something different.
    I find it’s still hard to get the 80 grams of Protein my dr wants me to get but I try every day! I’ve mastered Water and vitamins!
    SW: 325
    CW: 198
    AGE: 37

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    Meryline got a reaction from jennypenny1998 in Just Curious .. can you handle bread, rice, pasta?   
    My program has no restrictions on bread, rice or Pasta. Bread does not go down well for me, so I avoid it, rice I have only had once, but I have a little bit (10-20g) of pasta now and then. I do however eat oatmeal every day.
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    Meryline got a reaction from jennypenny1998 in Just Curious .. can you handle bread, rice, pasta?   
    My program has no restrictions on bread, rice or Pasta. Bread does not go down well for me, so I avoid it, rice I have only had once, but I have a little bit (10-20g) of pasta now and then. I do however eat oatmeal every day.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Sassy Sleeve in Anyone gotten their BAROS score?   
    BAROS is Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System. At my 6 month check up (at 7 months) I got my score, without really knowing what it is. My surgeon was very happy with my score of 7.9. I did some research and and found this form.
    Has anyone gotten their score?


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    Meryline got a reaction from Berry78 in Might back out...   
    Here is my tip, granted I'm only 7.5 months out, but I attend a monthly support group with 10 year plus veterans.
    Stay on top of your supplements. Take your Vitamins, get tested every 3 months in the beginning, then every 6, and the vet in my group go about 3 times in 2 years. They still take their vitamins, just as they did in the beginning. You have to stay on top of it.
    I think it's something people forget over time.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Sassy Sleeve in Anyone gotten their BAROS score?   
    BAROS is Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System. At my 6 month check up (at 7 months) I got my score, without really knowing what it is. My surgeon was very happy with my score of 7.9. I did some research and and found this form.
    Has anyone gotten their score?


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    Meryline reacted to Apple203 in Regretting my surgery.   
    Rayelen, I'd take it a step further and say I think everyone should be in therapy -- so worthwhile.
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    Meryline reacted to summerset in Vet Search   
    This is the group for vets - it's just not very active. Start posting more in here and it will become more active. Setting up a special group (do you mean Facebook? ) would drain even more vets.
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    Meryline reacted to Introversion in Vet Search   
    Since this forum regards those with 1+ years of experience as 'vets,' I am considered one since I am 2.5 years out.
    Nonetheless, I am leery about posting in this forum because many people are not truly seeking advice. Rather, they are fishing for validation of their poor decisions. Examples include:
    Snacking on nutritionally bereft junk before they hit goal (chips, Cookies, popcorn) Rigid thought processes (e.g., dichotomous thinking, "always" or "never ever again") Getting "back on track" after a massive regain without addressing the root cause. You can lose a 50-lb regain, but you'll regain it all plus more once the next crisis hits since you never addressed your emotional overeating tendencies. Losing a regain without tackling the root cause is like taking pain pills to treat a brain tumor: both tactics help the symptoms and ignore the cause. So, to avoid being shouted down by those who only want feedback that fits neatly into their worldviews, I post in other forums.
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    Meryline got a reaction from GeTnBackuP in Anyone else have this issue???   
    Here in Austria we are on Clear Liquids on day one, full on day two, puree on day 3 and solids on day 4. We have to chew chew chew until it's puree and then some, but I had solids from day 4. I had several restrictions until week 6 (any kinds of seeds, too fatty food, too sugary food, and a lot more), but I eat babybell cheese on day 4 with no problem. One took me 20 min to eat, and I was full.
    It amazes me how different the programs can be.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Jengo825 in What's the best protein bar?   
    Look at the post I quoted ☺️
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    Meryline got a reaction from Jamocoa in Happy Halloween! Happy 100lbs!!   
    OMG surgery twin, that is so freaking awesome! Congratulations!!!!
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    Meryline got a reaction from FluffyChix in Mgb   
    Of course you did!!!!
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    Meryline reacted to FluffyChix in Mgb   
    MGB? I came in looking for beer!
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    Meryline got a reaction from Jamocoa in Happy Halloween! Happy 100lbs!!   
    OMG surgery twin, that is so freaking awesome! Congratulations!!!!
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    Meryline got a reaction from FluffyChix in Post-op: How long until you ate real food?   
    My program was like this
    Pre op diet - What ever I wanted, as long as I lost 3-5kg
    Day before surgery - Normal breakfast, puree for the rest of the day
    Day of surgery - nothing
    Day 1 post op - clear liquids
    Day 2 post op - thick liquids/Puree
    Day 3 post op - Puree/soft food
    Day 4 post op and until 6 weeks - Normal food with limitations. BUT everything has to be chewed until puree.
    After 6 weeks - No limitations
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    Meryline got a reaction from FluffyChix in Let's Talk About Poop, Baby! Let's Talk About You and Me!   
    This is such a coincident, but NRK (Norwegian television) is showing a program today about poop as medicine. I'll definitely watch it and report back on it. One topic is obesity.
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    Meryline got a reaction from blondie66 in Low Carb   
    In the beginning, focus on getting your Protein in. There will be no room for carbs until later. I'm 7.5 months out and I usually stay under 100g carbs, but I also eat 120g+ of protein at this point.
    Right after surgery it was low fat and low sugar. Under 15g of fat and 8g of sugar per 100g. That was for the first 6 weeks, after that, everything was fair game.
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    Meryline reacted to FluffyChix in Do I need surgery still? A reality check   
    @dreamingsmall My oncologist, my plastics guy, and my two sisters who were not ready to have a little sister lose her breasts. My sissies thought I would be getting a set of perky new tatas. They had no idea I would live on in excruciating pain until the end of my life--which at that point we all thought would be under 5 years. I had a less than 50% chance of living 5 years. And they had no idea that although perky (they don't move--cuz you know, they're mannequin boobs), they are truly ghastly to look at nekkidy. But hey, it's 6+ years and I now have a 75% chance of living 10 years.
    And no one physically strong armed me, but to a vulnerable person, being "strongly encouraged" and told that "most women like having breasts," is highly motivating and persuasive. Especially when you don't know the right thing to do, when you're in fear for your life anyway, and you only have one shot at the right choice.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Taunter in Major issues with calcium   
    One tip is to suck on the tablets instead of chewing them. I tried chewing mine and it was horrible, they grew in my mouth. I now suck on them, and no problem at all.
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    Meryline reacted to Taunter in Major issues with calcium   
    Genius. Why didn't I think of that?? This is soooo much better, thank you!
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    Meryline got a reaction from niseys4 in Something to brighten your day   
    @Berry78 I was suddenly in a rush as my original date was April 18th, but they got an opening before and I was next on the waiting list. I suddenly had 13 days and not 6 weeks to go before my surgery. I had started the day before I got the new date, thinking I had 6 weeks to get really low, but I suddenly only had 13 days lol.
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    Meryline got a reaction from FluffyChix in Let's Talk About Poop, Baby! Let's Talk About You and Me!   
    This might be a totally different topic, but it's poop related...somewhat.
    I find this really interesting.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31168511
    A woman has dramatically gained weight after a stool transplant from her daughter, doctors report.
    It is a genuine medical procedure to transplant healthy bacteria into a diseased gut, but US doctors think it may have affected her waistline.
    She quickly gained 36lb (16kg) and is now classed as obese, the case report in Open Forum Infectious Diseases says.
    A UK expert said the link between gut bugs and obesity was still unclear.
    A faecal microbiota transplant - also referred to by some as a "transpoosion" - is like an extreme version of a probiotic yogurt.
    The aim is to introduce good bacteria into the gut and it was officially backed by the UK health service last year.
    New treatment
    It is used when people have stubborn Clostridium difficile infection in their bowels.
    This can cause vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain and cannot always be treated with antibiotics.
    The 32-year old woman, who has not been indentified, had an infection that could not be treated with even the most powerful antibiotics.
    Dr Colleen Kelly, from the Medical School at Brown University, said the option of a faecal transplant was discussed and the woman wanted to use a relative - her daughter.
    The daughter was overweight at the time and was on her way to becoming obese.
    The procedure did clear the woman's infection.
    But Dr Kelly told the BBC News website: "She came back about a year later and complained of tremendous weight gain.
    "She felt like a switch flipped in her body - to this day she continues to have problems."
    She started with a Body Mass Index of 26. Sixteen months after the procedure she had a BMI of 33 and three years after it, a BMI of 34.5.
    Caution
    Previous research has shown that transplanting gut bacteria from obese people into mice led to the animals gaining weight.
    Dr Kelly said limited conclusions could be drawn from a single patient, but called the case a warning as "there's not a lot on safety evidence out there".
    Dr Kelly has now changed her practices and "as a result I'm very careful with all our donors don't use obese people".
    Dr Andreas Karatzas, from Reading University, said: "You have to bear in mind that this person was saved.
    "If you run the risk of losing a patient, you don't bother about what could happen 20 years later."
    However, he said the evidence that gut bacteria affected human waistlines was still inconclusive.
    "There is some evidence in animals, but we have to be careful - it is a different organism. Just because it happens in animals doesn't mean it happens in humans as well."

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    Meryline got a reaction from Taunter in Major issues with calcium   
    One tip is to suck on the tablets instead of chewing them. I tried chewing mine and it was horrible, they grew in my mouth. I now suck on them, and no problem at all.
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