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GreenTealael

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Infection rates are soaring. I was a contact person again (and a fellow colleague who assisted me) and now we've gotten some sheet where we have to take note of any symptoms and we have to take our temp every day for 14 days. Luckily so far we're both alright.

    I guess this will be the new norm until we have a test fast enough so patients without symptoms can be isolated sooner.

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Wow, again? Hopefully it doesn't affect you directly.

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  2. Test yesterday was negative. So we now have a patient with symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, a negative-positive-negative test constellation and nobody seems to really know how to proceed further from there and referred to the public health department. 

    🙄

  3. Err, we have COVID positive people in the department, me being one of them. I received a call from the lab 10 min before I planned leaving and they said that I had a "slightly positive test". Whatever that means. My first test on Tuesday was negative.

    Anyway, 14 d of quarantine for me. So far a slightly sore throat that I only notice in the evening hours and a bit of a headache.

    *sigh*

    😷

  4. On Sunday I'm going to sign the contract for my new flat. 🤫

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Sounds great! Especially the big balcony

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  5. On Sunday I'm going to sign the contract for my new flat. 🤫

  6. Finally feel like I’m back on track!! Woo! Almost back in the 200s!

  7. i had gastric bypass almost 2 years ago, i have depression and borderline and had a bad dood adiction. and now im still depressed but not as heavy and im able to do so much more and that is good, my problem now is i live under very heavy stress and many health problems and we just moved to another country and my pain manige ment is much better, but after all this stress and now i just dont want to eat and feel food is untasty and only eat maybe one meal a day and drink alot of cola drinks, i know that this is very bad and dangerous for me but my stress is so hight i have no idea what to do, i tried getting help from my doctor and mental system but they diddnt know enough about the surgery and aftermath of it, and now i live in a country and dont speak the languge, im at my wits ends....   do you know of any real online help for me

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Create a thread! Perhaps someone can help you find resources in your new country or online. Threads reach more people than status updates

      Good Luck ♥️

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  8. Someone please tell me it's not that weird getting bombed drinking coke zero with rum while looking at neuroradiology training cases at 9:30 PM.

    No? Yeah, well... 🧟‍♀️

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Not weird 😃

  9. Today at 11:00 GMT I will be on my way to being a healthy size.

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      ♥️ CONGRATULATIONS ♥️

  10. GL, I feel like a hammer has hit me on the head. Sunday's 24 h shift was beyond awful and one day of recovery is not nearly enough. I hate that jet lag feeling I often have after these shifts. Everyone deals with it but I doubt something's going to change.

    I'm leaving at the end of December. No more of this **** after that. Time to bring in the new **** then though, lol.

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Wow 😮 cheers to moving on to bigger and better things

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  11. GL, I feel like a hammer has hit me on the head. Sunday's 24 h shift was beyond awful and one day of recovery is not nearly enough. I hate that jet lag feeling I often have after these shifts. Everyone deals with it but I doubt something's going to change.

    I'm leaving at the end of December. No more of this **** after that. Time to bring in the new **** then though, lol.

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      The countdown begins! December will be here before you know it

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  12. Hello all! Hoping to get some guidance for my weight loss journey.  So far I have learned a lot from you guys and I thank you for that.

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Search or start a specific topic and others will respond

  13. Weight loss stalled after 6 weeks help

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Talk with your Bariatric Surgeon/team again, about their expectations and weight loss timelines. Worth the hassle, promise ♥️

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  14. Home from Jesse Brown VA Medical Ctr in Chicago,  surgery was on 7/21, they kept me in ICU the entire time. First 2 days were rough on me, my breathing was shallow & my heartrate was lower than they liked. Day 3 was easier, but they kept me 1 more day, day four (today) made the over 350mi ride home, over 6hrs. Stopped a few times to walk, go to the bathroom(#1). Still on clear liquid diet, boy those sugar free popsicles sure taste good. Crushed ice has been my fav too. I am sipping on water, broth, sf Gatorade &  sf jello as instructed.  Holding a pillow on my tummy helped along with walking, they sent me home wearing a binder, that was a godsend along with a pillow, it softened the seatbelt and rough spots in the road.  Doing ok,  Boy, was my trip home miserable, my husband b*****d at me for every & anything, said this surgery was elective & is bogus, said he was disgusted with me & wanted to divorce me. He also loaded up on a dbl qtr pounder, fries & soda infront of me, I had no desire for his food, thank god, but that wasn't nice of him! This journey has really made me determined to stand up for my self when I recover. We've been together for 34yrs, since we were 17yo,  but his words & actions today hurt the most.  I know I have to stand strong & do what is best for me, even without his support. 

  15. Surgery scheduled for August 3rd! 🙂

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      ❤CONGRATULATIONS❤

  16. After much stress and a couple of tears, insurance is approved! Surgery in 6 days!

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      ❤CONGRATULATIONS❤

  17. Please someone Help

    Im 2 days out from surgery (June 16th). And I can’t locate the premier clear protein drinks that I should be starting today.  Can you substitute other brands, if yes, what?

    please anyone respond

     

    thanks

     

     

     

     

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Isopure clear protein drinks (GNC), PROTEIN 2.0 (Walmart and Target), Premier protein clear drinks are usually in stock at Sam's Club

      Good Luck ❤

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  18. Today is the one year anniversary of my surgery. Woo hoo! 91kg & a BMI of 35.1 down to 51kg & a BMI of 19.7. I’ve been maintaining my weight for about two months now after dropping 9kg more than I was intending as I sorted out my maintenance plan. But I’m not complaining. 

    i was fortunate before my weight loss & did not have the serious health issues of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, sleep apnoea, etc. usually associated with obesity but I’m sure they were in my future.

    Now I dash around & about, go up & down stairs, play with my young nieces & nephews & live my life without breathing heavily or tiring quickly. 

    My hair is growing back. My BMs are 95% regular. My face doesn’t look as gaunt & lined as it did. I could do without the boney butt, ribs, knee, ankle & wrist pain but it’s small price. And I’ve decided my loose skin is like a badge of honour for my weight loss. 

    I’m very much looking forward to the next part of my journey. 

  19. Yay! Finally hit onederland! My weight loss was stalled for a couple of weeks but the last week or so it has been moving again. Because I'm tracking in kilos I didn't actually realize that I am now under 200 pounds. I'm so happy! Next goal to hit, probably this week, is for my BMI to hit the lowest obesity level (class I). After that I'll be gunning for just overweight, but that probably won't happen until summer, provided I can keep from snacking during all this working from home!

  20. Had an awful early dumping today. Mean thing about this: it was the same food combo I ate yesterday without problems.

  21. Thoughts?

     

     

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      I didn't want to start a thread because there seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding this particular doctor and I don't totally endorse him or his views... But even a broken clock is right twice a day 😂

      I think I will add it to the maintenance thread

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  22. Everyone doing ok? I'm trying to stay safe by staying home (no choice 😥)

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  23. My friend from Brazil sent me photos of our trip to Naples from 2 years ago... I was 4 months post op

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    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      I know! But I didn't want to give anyone false hope that results will be similar to my journey ...

      But

      Look up fathead pizza ! This may be an alternative you are looking for ❤

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  24. My friend from Brazil sent me photos of our trip to Naples from 2 years ago... I was 4 months post op

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    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Mine was a vegetarian Napoletana, friend's idk

      BUT

      My Team ok'd pizza because I was on Holiday. Not something to eat while at home 😌

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  25. Going for my revision to bypass tomorrow.  Feeling a little nervous but also laidback at the same time. Pre-op diet was different to what I did three years ago, but I guess there is no one right way to do things. Here’s hoping all goes well!

    1. GreenTealael

      GreenTealael

      Welcome back (I remember you 😉) Good Luck & Safe Surgery !

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