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GenJones

Duodenal Switch Patients
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    GenJones got a reaction from Glamgirl in Day 1 Liquid Pre-Op diet and I am losing my ....   
    The diet you've started is designed to shrink the size of your liver which is, if you're like most bariatric patients, fatty and overly large. Since your stomach is behind your liver, your surgeon will have to lift it up and out of the way in order to operate on your stomach. The smaller you can get that liver, the easier it is for your surgeon and the less time you'll spend on the operating table. The first 3-4 days are the toughest. Your body adjusts somewhat after that and things get easier. Good luck!
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    GenJones got a reaction from Glamgirl in Day 1 Liquid Pre-Op diet and I am losing my ....   
    I know JUST how you're feeling. When they weighed me the day before I left the hospital I had gained 10 lbs! I was distraught! But it came off quickly so I think it was fluids from both the surgery and the post-op IV. Congrats on making it through.
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    GenJones got a reaction from Strivingforbetter in 3 Week Post-op Plateau?   
    Hey Jean - Why do you hate the BMI scale? Just curious.
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    GenJones got a reaction from Jean E. in 3 Week Post-op Plateau?   
    Hey Strivingforbetter - You only have 20 lbs to go?? That's fantastic! I can't even imagine having that few left. Good luck on making it to your goal!
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    GenJones got a reaction from Jean E. in 3 Week Post-op Plateau?   
    Jean E: Thanks for that analogy - very helpful. And I guess my car is in gear again because I'm finally losing again.
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    GenJones got a reaction from mrspayne in 3 Week Post-op Plateau?   
    Ok guys, what the heck am I doing wrong? I'm about 3 weeks post-op DS and, up until about 5 days ago, I was doing great. At my first check up I'd lost 30 lbs. Now the scale hasn't budged for five days and I can't see a reason. (Are you even supposed to reach "plateaus" at this point?) I haven't been overeating; I think I'm getting enough Fluid and I'm walking up and down the halls of (snowbound) house. Has anyone else been through this kind of thing?
    thanks for listening
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    GenJones got a reaction from Kippy in NO Carbonated beverages- FOREVER!   
    Are you talking about regular soda, with sugar? Because I drink diet soda and I'm wondering if the "no soda post-surgery" is because of the carbonation or because of the sugar. I certainly wouldn't want to do anything bad for my liver but I really don't know what it is about soda that's bad for WLS patients.
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    GenJones got a reaction from Kippy in NO Carbonated beverages- FOREVER!   
    Are you talking about regular soda, with sugar? Because I drink diet soda and I'm wondering if the "no soda post-surgery" is because of the carbonation or because of the sugar. I certainly wouldn't want to do anything bad for my liver but I really don't know what it is about soda that's bad for WLS patients.
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    GenJones got a reaction from Apple1 in Which behavioral topic was most helpful pre-op?   
    I hadn't thought about motivation like that, but you're probably right. (And I can see those first few months being a rough time, indeed.)
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    GenJones got a reaction from Kippy in NO Carbonated beverages- FOREVER!   
    Are you talking about regular soda, with sugar? Because I drink diet soda and I'm wondering if the "no soda post-surgery" is because of the carbonation or because of the sugar. I certainly wouldn't want to do anything bad for my liver but I really don't know what it is about soda that's bad for WLS patients.
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    GenJones got a reaction from 120Cassy in Well, here we go!   
    Hi there -
    I'm a fellow newbie who went into my surgeon and asked for a sleeve gastrectomy and was told that I weighed too much for the sleeve alone to be effective. My high weight was 412. Now you may be much taller than I am at 5'6", but everything I have read since has confirmed that for someone with a BMI > 50 the DS is best. I'm now on the 6 month medically-supervised weight loss program my insurance requires, waiting to get my surgery date.
    I know the DS is a big procedure, but then again, I'm a big person.
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    GenJones got a reaction from Kippy in NO Carbonated beverages- FOREVER!   
    Are you talking about regular soda, with sugar? Because I drink diet soda and I'm wondering if the "no soda post-surgery" is because of the carbonation or because of the sugar. I certainly wouldn't want to do anything bad for my liver but I really don't know what it is about soda that's bad for WLS patients.
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    GenJones got a reaction from Kelz7782 in Hello - newbie future DS patient   
    Hi there - if you don't mind my asking, why did you get an endoscopy and how was it done?
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    GenJones reacted to passion4film in Hello - newbie future DS patient   
    I am pre-op still as well, and always learning! Welcome!
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    GenJones got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Hello - newbie future DS patient   
    Hi there - Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm someone very early in the process (just had my first consult with my surgeon yesterday) but I wanted to start being active in the forums now so that I can learn from you all and not make too many newbie mistakes. I look forward to talking to you and learning from you in the days ahead.
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    GenJones got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Hello - newbie future DS patient   
    Hi there - Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm someone very early in the process (just had my first consult with my surgeon yesterday) but I wanted to start being active in the forums now so that I can learn from you all and not make too many newbie mistakes. I look forward to talking to you and learning from you in the days ahead.
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