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Deemar007

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Amazing! Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    NSV

    Congratulations! Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    NSV

    Congratulations! Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    The process to get to surgery

    I started my classes January 2017. We couldn't schedule all our appointments. So, when you finished one task, you then could schedule for the next task/appointment. I got my schedule date October 10th 2017. It has been a year and a great adventure . So, I had my surgery about 9 months from start date. Good luck to you and your adventure. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. I started my classes January 2017. We couldn't schedule all our appointments. So, when you finished one task, you then could schedule for the next task/appointment. I got my schedule date October 10th 2017. It has been a year and a great adventure . So, I had my surgery about 9 months from start date. Good luck to you and your adventure. Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Congratulations! You look really happy! Nice work!
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    1 year post op w/ pics

    Congratulations! You look really happy! Nice work!
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    Diet help

    How long do you need to be on clear liquids? i was required to drink liquid protein drinks. I used skim milk and Carnation Instant Breakfast since I could no longer tolerate the boost they wanted us to drink. I was not hungry, so it was not a problem for me. i hope you feel better soon. The struggle is real! But so worth it!
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    Diet help

    How long do you need to be on clear liquids? i was required to drink liquid protein drinks. I used skim milk and Carnation Instant Breakfast since I could no longer tolerate the boost they wanted us to drink. I was not hungry, so it was not a problem for me. i hope you feel better soon. The struggle is real! But so worth it!
  10. I too have lost a lot of hair. I have fine hair in the first place, and surgery has not helped. I do use the wet brush. I love it! I also only wash my hair twice a week. Dry shampoo is my friend. I have an appointment Friday for hair extensions. I am hopeful I have enough hair to do extensions for six months or so. I also am hopeful that they will not do any harm to what hair I have left. I guess I will see on Friday. Wish me luck! Di
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    Should I cut my hair? (Hair Loss)

    I too have lost a lot of hair. I have fine hair in the first place, and surgery has not helped. I do use the wet brush. I love it! I also only wash my hair twice a week. Dry shampoo is my friend. I have an appointment Friday for hair extensions. I am hopeful I have enough hair to do extensions for six months or so. I also am hopeful that they will not do any harm to what hair I have left. I guess I will see on Friday. Wish me luck! Di
  12. When I woke up from surgery, I felt wonderful. I'm sure it was the wonderful drugs. I didn't really have problems with gas. They had me up and walking by late afternoon and I walked about every 4 hours. ( not when sleeping however). The stitches didn't really hurt that much, and I only took the pain medication for a total of three days. The worst pain was when I would try to sleep on my side. I think I had to sleep on my back for about 10 days. so, honestly, pain was very minimal. Di
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    Post op pain - be honest

    When I woke up from surgery, I felt wonderful. I'm sure it was the wonderful drugs. I didn't really have problems with gas. They had me up and walking by late afternoon and I walked about every 4 hours. ( not when sleeping however). The stitches didn't really hurt that much, and I only took the pain medication for a total of three days. The worst pain was when I would try to sleep on my side. I think I had to sleep on my back for about 10 days. so, honestly, pain was very minimal. Di
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    Bread?

    I am 11 months out. I will eat a half of piece of toast once in a while. I typically avoid bread, it is to filling and I do not want to use my calories for bread. That is just me. Everyone is different and we all have to choose what is right for us.
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    Bread?

    I am 11 months out. I will eat a half of piece of toast once in a while. I typically avoid bread, it is to filling and I do not want to use my calories for bread. That is just me. Everyone is different and we all have to choose what is right for us.
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    Sushi

    Oh gosh! I love sushi! I just can't eat rice any longer. I am not a huge fan of sashimi. I also have a fear of now getting a parasite and my stomach being smaller and not having as much stomach acid to combat a parasite. I wish I could remember where I read that information. I hope it was fake news! Guess I better do some research........
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    Sushi

    Oh gosh! I love sushi! I just can't eat rice any longer. I am not a huge fan of sashimi. I also have a fear of now getting a parasite and my stomach being smaller and not having as much stomach acid to combat a parasite. I wish I could remember where I read that information. I hope it was fake news! Guess I better do some research........
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    Surgery date

    Wonderful! How exciting! Good luck!
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    Surgery date

    Wonderful! How exciting! Good luck!
  20. My stall came at about the 91/2 to 10 month mark after surgery. I just started eating less carbs and doing intermittent fasting and the scale is moving down nicely again. keep up your good work! Di
  21. My stall came at about the 91/2 to 10 month mark after surgery. I just started eating less carbs and doing intermittent fasting and the scale is moving down nicely again. keep up your good work! Di
  22. Welcome! 1- Dumping. I haven't experienced dumping after the surgery, however, since I don't have a gall bladder, I'm no stranger to " dumping syndrome ". I think I don't dump because I stay away from those types of food. 2- Loose Skin. Since I actually was the size of two people, yes, I have loose skin. The worse was/ is my upper thigh area. When we were about a month out from our Maui trip in May, I was upset that my bathing suit skirt was so short, I didn't feel very confident in it. Thankfully, swimming bike shorts are a thing! So, I just bought a couple pair and could wear all my swimming tops. Since I'm older, I will most likely not have any skin repair. However, I guess I will keep an open mind about that. 3- Holidays. I had my surgery October 10th, 2017. I will have to say the food was not an issue for me. My husband and I went to a really fancy restaurant for Thanksgiving and had the Turkey dinner. I just had a bite of a few things. I think I was most excited to get out of the house and eat normal food again! Christmas was a wonderful day with the entire family. Me cooking all their favorite things. Including all the cookies, fudge, candy ect that their Grammy used to bring. (She passed away a year before, so I wanted to surprise the kids with all the things she would bring for Christmas). All in all, I have had a great experience. I feel so much better! Good luck with your journey. I look foarward to hearing how you are doing. Di
  23. Welcome! 1- Dumping. I haven't experienced dumping after the surgery, however, since I don't have a gall bladder, I'm no stranger to " dumping syndrome ". I think I don't dump because I stay away from those types of food. 2- Loose Skin. Since I actually was the size of two people, yes, I have loose skin. The worse was/ is my upper thigh area. When we were about a month out from our Maui trip in May, I was upset that my bathing suit skirt was so short, I didn't feel very confident in it. Thankfully, swimming bike shorts are a thing! So, I just bought a couple pair and could wear all my swimming tops. Since I'm older, I will most likely not have any skin repair. However, I guess I will keep an open mind about that. 3- Holidays. I had my surgery October 10th, 2017. I will have to say the food was not an issue for me. My husband and I went to a really fancy restaurant for Thanksgiving and had the Turkey dinner. I just had a bite of a few things. I think I was most excited to get out of the house and eat normal food again! Christmas was a wonderful day with the entire family. Me cooking all their favorite things. Including all the cookies, fudge, candy ect that their Grammy used to bring. (She passed away a year before, so I wanted to surprise the kids with all the things she would bring for Christmas). All in all, I have had a great experience. I feel so much better! Good luck with your journey. I look foarward to hearing how you are doing. Di
  24. Keep up the good work! This is all so very exciting!
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