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russdroppings

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    russdroppings reacted to Apple1 for a status update, So today while I was watching this female Asian longhorned beetle oviposite her egg I   
    So today while I was watching this female Asian longhorned beetle oviposite her egg I was thinking about the science behind WLS. How many experiments aka..clinical trials have been done, are still being done, and will be done in the future to help doctors figure out the complex mysteries of this disease we call obesity. It blows my mind to even try to think of all the variables involved in the design of these trials.
    My research focuses on this beetle, a much simpler organism, and yet it can take days of thought and reading current published research to determine the variables that need to be considered and controlled during a planned experiment. Sometimes we even design pre-experiments just to figure out whether something is going to effect something else before we run the main experiment. All of this thinking has made me realize how little we really know. Why has my diabetes gone into remission after surgery? This surgery has done what following a low carb diet alone could not do, normalize my blood sugars minus any medications. I haven't had time to read all of the published literature on this subject, but I would like to.
    My mind is trained to looked for patterns in data so of course this is the way I am approaching my journey after this surgery. I am logging everything I eat, drink, and my exercise. I will export the data to excel and graph it to see if I can figure out how my body works now in relation to theses things and weight loss.  I know for some people, maybe most, this is not something they would want to do. It may seem excessive and time consuming, but I hope to learn something that will be useful to me during the maintenance phase. 
    I am increasingly more convinced that low carb is going to be the best diet for me to follow long term. I just don't see any reason to test the waters when I am doing so well right now. I have zero cravings for sugar, bread, rice, pasta... my energy levels are good, my bs are excellent, and I am losing weight.  These are my musings for today, 5 weeks post-op.

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    russdroppings got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, Blood work back from the lab, proteins are still low....WTH? I'm ingesting about 120-   
    Blood work back from the lab, proteins are still low....WTH? I'm ingesting about 120-150g of protein per day, my stomach can't hold the whole cow, how much protein do they want? On the bright side A1C (Type 2 diabetes) numbers were NORMAL, yay! That metformin was tearing me up in the bathroom glad those are gone for good.
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    russdroppings got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, Blood work back from the lab, proteins are still low....WTH? I'm ingesting about 120-   
    Blood work back from the lab, proteins are still low....WTH? I'm ingesting about 120-150g of protein per day, my stomach can't hold the whole cow, how much protein do they want? On the bright side A1C (Type 2 diabetes) numbers were NORMAL, yay! That metformin was tearing me up in the bathroom glad those are gone for good.
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    russdroppings got a reaction from Newme17 for a status update, Didn't realize you had to allow people to follow you. Changed that setting. Appears I   
    Didn't  realize you had to allow people to follow you. Changed  that setting. Appears I still have lots to learn about using this site. 
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    russdroppings reacted to Newme17 for a status update, Had my sleeve on 5/15. I was probably a size smaller a week ago but didn't bother to   
    Had my sleeve on 5/15. I was probably a size smaller a week ago but didn't bother to check. I bought one size smaller in workout pants and decided to put them on. Happy to say, they slid on well. 😊 
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    russdroppings got a reaction from MSinger for a status update, Hot damn! Slinked my hotness into a lower size. From XL to L! Prior to surgery I was   
    Hot damn! Slinked my hotness into a lower size. From XL to L! Prior to surgery I was mostly 3XL in t-shirts...never again.

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    russdroppings got a reaction from Sweet as peaches for a status update, So this thought has been baking my noodle all night long; "What happens if Pinocchio   
    So this thought has been baking my noodle all night long; "What happens if Pinocchio says 'my nose is going to grow now?" 
    Go on, think it over, you'll be losing sleep like I did.

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    russdroppings got a reaction from samiam67 for a status update, Don't ride baggy! That's my advice to WLS patients who own motorcycles. This pic was   
    Don't ride baggy! That's my advice to WLS patients who own motorcycles. This pic was taken about 2.5 months after surgery. Vest is too big, shirt is too big and pants fit like a Coleman camping tent. Got on the road and even with the windshield I was flapping around like an epileptic fish out of water. Now I know what the main sail of a Spanish Galleon feels like in a hurricane!

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    russdroppings got a reaction from samiam67 for a status update, Don't ride baggy! That's my advice to WLS patients who own motorcycles. This pic was   
    Don't ride baggy! That's my advice to WLS patients who own motorcycles. This pic was taken about 2.5 months after surgery. Vest is too big, shirt is too big and pants fit like a Coleman camping tent. Got on the road and even with the windshield I was flapping around like an epileptic fish out of water. Now I know what the main sail of a Spanish Galleon feels like in a hurricane!

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    russdroppings got a reaction from samiam67 for a status update, Don't ride baggy! That's my advice to WLS patients who own motorcycles. This pic was   
    Don't ride baggy! That's my advice to WLS patients who own motorcycles. This pic was taken about 2.5 months after surgery. Vest is too big, shirt is too big and pants fit like a Coleman camping tent. Got on the road and even with the windshield I was flapping around like an epileptic fish out of water. Now I know what the main sail of a Spanish Galleon feels like in a hurricane!

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