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ThreeOhThree

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About ThreeOhThree

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  • Birthday 04/29/1987

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Tampa
  • State
    Fl

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  1. ThreeOhThree

    Food Before and After Photos

    I saw this and remembered I had sliced gouda in the fridge. Melted on slice over some leftover Publix rotisserie chicken *Insert Homer Simpson Drool* so yummy and filling!
  2. ThreeOhThree

    Food Before and After Photos

    Hubby wanted a steak for Father’s Day. Made a yummy cabbage with bacon as my only side. His on the left mine on the right. What was left of mine below. I’m about to eat a little more steak as I’m up with the munchies.
  3. ThreeOhThree

    Food Before and After Photos

    Great idea about the pizza!!! I cooked a pernil Saturday and it’s still sooo good to me. I’m going to cut up the rest to make a Cuban Salad (instead of sandwich) for lunch/dinner.
  4. ThreeOhThree

    Food Before and After Photos

    Dinner was a lil taco salad. Iceberg. Ground beef. Sharp cheese. A lil (😂 a lot really) of ranch and a lil Quest protein chips crumbled on top. Finished it all. Ended up just picking out the meat at the end. Lettuce is a slider for me 🤷‍♀️. But I’d rather eat that than the 3 handfuls of Doritos that used to accompany my “salads”.
  5. ThreeOhThree

    Food Before and After Photos

    I really wanted some cereal. So here is my “lower” carb take. Using pecans in place of grains. I am one of maybe 3 people on earth who loves soggy cold cereal so it was a little too crunchy for me but overall tasted awesome. I think I will swap the almond milk for a vanilla premier protein shake next time.
  6. ThreeOhThree

    Food Before and After Photos

    Prepackaged meals help me out so much 😩. Rotisserie chicken and salad is prepare from grocery store. I added ground beef to the baked beans. 10 min dinner, ate it all.
  7. ThreeOhThree

    Food Before and After Photos

    This looks like a pregnant woman’s plate but I’m trying to cut down on trips to the fridge to keep me from “grazing all day”. This was the last of my peanut butter. Looking forward to trying PB2 or something “healthier”
  8. ThreeOhThree

    Low Blood Pressure

    Omg! I definitely thought it was a hot flash and I drink a premier protein with my coffee. I have been having 2 cups of coffee lately instead of 1 and I guess that coupled with this increased florida heat just finally caught up with me. I try to keep water and Gatorade on me if I go anywhere. I’m finding it hard to find surgery free Gatorade in most of the stores around me. So I’m back to keeping a small one in my bag like I did immediately after sugar and just ordering a cup of ice to pour it on if I go out. This is my first summer post op.
  9. ThreeOhThree

    Low Blood Pressure

    Experiencing this now. It’s been worse Id say this past week when I was doing more activity. So I have fainting and dizziness accompanied by muscle cramps. And like most here I do NOT want a trip to the ER to risk covid. When I had muscle cramps before my doctor told me to increase electrolytes and drinking sugar free Gatorade should help. I’m going to ask if adding a salt tablet would be even better as it seems I am getting worse. Once again this community has helped me at least formulate questions for my doctor. Thank you all!
  10. Update: had my surgery yesterday I am currently at home. The rest of the mass or whatever was removed and I now have a gastric bypass. I was so scared this time around but thanks for al the kind words. I hope this thread can help someone else one day.
  11. I actually asked that question and yes it’s like what the above user described. That is what he explained to me but it sounds different from any gastric bypass diagram I have ever seen so I wasn’t sure. Rick M- I will definitely call and ask that. Had pre op today and wish I had seen that question beforehand. Overall everyone is very optimistic that is refreshing.
  12. I actually asked that question and yes it’s like what the above user described. That is what he explained to me but it sounds different from any gastric bypass diagram I have ever seen so I wasn’t sure. Rick M- I will definitely call and ask that. Had pre op today and wish I had seen that question beforehand. Overall everyone is very optimistic that is refreshing.
  13. Here is a diagram like what my doctor showed me at 1 week post op. The black is the positive margin aggressive cancer, the green is the tumor, the purple line separates what was removed. When they removed it they did not know how aggressive it was otherwise yes they would have done a bypass.
  14. That’s the plan going forward I do pre op testing in the morning 😊.
  15. So during my sleeve surgery most of tumor was removed BUT there was still a “positive margin” around the tumor. There was no way for them to know right then at that moment that it was cancerous so they removed most of it and waited for the pathology reports. Yes he consulted with 2 other surgeons during my gastric sleeve procedure. This area tested very active and aggressive. He told me this at my 1 week post op and sent me to oncologist who has been doing additional testing before recommending any treatments. Basically they wanted me to see an oncologist before making the decision to convert me to a full gastric bypass. What if they had converted me to a full gastric bypass and the tumor wasn’t cancerous? So many possibilities and scenarios and not many of them have been published in medical studies which is why I have been poked and prodded. This thing was so new that it didn’t show up in pre op testing 2 weeks before surgery but so aggressive that this “positive margin” around it warrants cancer targeting therapy or surgery to stop it from spreading to other organs.

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