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About moondoggie1983

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  1. moondoggie1983

    Best shake???

    None of them. I did the Optifast program before surgery and they were all decent. Now I use the Isopure cookies and cream which gets me 50g of protein in each 2 scoop serving and tastes like a milkshake. Maybe see if you can try a different shake?
  2. moondoggie1983

    Help after surgery?

    I didn’t need any help after surgery. I was in the hospital for only 18 hours and then I was released. An hour after surgery I was up and walking. The gas pain was so bad I walked the whole 18 hours with 15 minute breaks after each lap of the floor. I also didn’t get any medications to take home which was fine. I used Tylenol for about a week and didn’t need anything after that. I will tell you I had planned to be out of work for 2 weeks, but I was actually out 3 and 1/2. I was just exhausted! It wasn’t pain, I was just tired all day, every day. It’s been 77 days and I still have less energy than I did before the surgery, but it gets better every day. I had the sleeve, so I’m not sure how it was for people doing bypass or the switch. And everyone is different. But for me, there was no way I was going to be able to work 2 weeks after. I wish you all the best!
  3. moondoggie1983

    Meat tolerance post-op

    I didn’t mean to offend you. I was just letting you know some of my history. Thank you for your responses
  4. moondoggie1983

    Meat tolerance post-op

    I’ve talked to him numerous times. I’ve been throwing up off and on since three weeks out. At one point I couldn’t keep liquids down and spent a lovely 24 hours back in the hospital. I’ve had every test under the sun and nothing is wrong with my sleeve. He said some people are just very sensitive. It could also be because I’m on Humira, so I’m obviously going to heal much more slowly than the regular person. I know these things, but I still like to check in with others when it comes to certain topics.
  5. moondoggie1983

    Meat tolerance post-op

    Thank you for the advice! I really appreciate it! I’ve always had a very sensitive sleeve and it’s good to know someone else has some of the same issues. I’m going to try some meatballs next week.
  6. moondoggie1983

    Meat tolerance post-op

    Hey sleevers! I had my VSG done on 5-10-18. I’m getting my protein in thanks to two isopure shakes a day, but I’d like to start moving away from shakes (per my doctor’s recommendations). But I cannot tolerate meat! I can get down some thinly sliced cooked chicken, and a little tuna salad, but that’s it. No cold cuts, no read meat no turkey. Has anyone else had a problem with meat after surgery? It does not stay down. I just vomit it right back up. To be honest, I still have a hard time with vomiting with a lot of foods, but if meat goes in, I’m a sick mess for the rest of the day. Is this a forever thing? And as a side note, have any of you had regurgitating problems this far out from surgery? Thanks for any help you can provide. VSG: 5/10/18 HW: 311 SW: 256 CW: 212 GW: 145
  7. I agree with the posts about not losing the weight and GERD. My doctor and I decided on the sleeve as I’ve never had GERD. A little over 2 months post surgery and I still don’t experience it. I do hear a lot about the bypass being better for diabetes, but I stopped all my diabetes medications two days after starting my pre-op diet, and I’m already down to normal levels for A1c and haven’t restarted any of the meds. Personally, the sleeve was my number one choice because it’s less invasive and had fewer complications like dumping. I am losing at a slower rate than the bypass people who had their surgeries around the same time, but I’m still down 43 pounds in 66 days and 99 pounds since I started the WLS journey. I was initially wary because the sleeve is a newer procedure. Turns out the first record I found of it was in 1988. Sure, it’s been perfected and changed over the years, but it’s always been one of the steps of DS. So it’s actually been around quite a while. I found a great surgeon who is very well known for WLS and the rest is history. Also, I don’t believe the majority of sleeve patients end up revising, but since you see the posts of the people who do, it seems like a bigger majority than it is. After all, no one really makes posts about nothing changing 😂
  8. Hi again everyone! So far I cannot get the chewable vitamins down. I’ve been doing flintstones to compensate at least a little, but I know they’re not enough. I just can’t keep the Celebrate down and I was told I can’t do capsules until six months out. So, have any of you tried the patches and had lab work done after? We’re the labs ok? If you haven’t done patches, have you tried the Tespo thing? Did that work for you? I’m just really trying to get my vitamins. I haven’t been able to keep any meat down 2 months after surgery, but I love the isopure protein powder. Guess I’m going vegetarian. :) Anyway, I found a way around the protein issue, so now I’m looking for a solution to the vitamin issue. Any help is greatly appreciated. HW: 311 SW: 265 (5/10/18) CW: 218 GW: 145
  9. Bold print and all caps is traditionally yelling when you’re commenting through tech. Listen, I like you. You have good posts from what I’ve seen. But here’s my issue with what’s happening now: I was talking to someone else, which you acknowledged you knew. I disagreed with something someone said. Which you stated was normal. I stood up for a friend and you are doing post after post about not creating drama, which to me is exactly what you’re doing right now. So can we stop and agree to disagree?
  10. No, I wasn’t talking to you. And when you bold print something, it’s taken as yelling. If it wasn’t meant as an attack, then sorry. But the rest of what I said stands.
  11. I don’t think saying this person may benefit from WLS is a bad thing. Many celebs are getting it or have gotten it anyway. Did I mind if people called me names? Absolutely! Did I mind when people brought this surgery to my attention, especially since it meant I would live longer? No. Saying someone may benefit from it isn’t a bad or slanderous thing. And attacking Frust8 for asking a question (innocently) is not nice. If you don’t want to participate in a thread, there are literally THOUSANDS of others. Frustr8 is my oldest friend on here and I can tell you right now with 100% surety she would NEVER be malicious to anyone.
  12. Hi sleevers! Long story short, my practice lost their NUT. I’ll be seeking out a new one next month, but there was A LOT of information I was NOT given, so I’m asking for some serious help. I was using the Baritastic app, but I’ve seen everyone on the boards talking about how My Fitness Pal is so much better because it tracks so much more. So, I just bit the bullet and purchased the premium version. all I can say is HOLEY MOLEY!!! So many questions and information! And I have NO IDEA what I’m doing. I realize that every plan is different, but the only information I was given by my previous NUT was to track fluid, calories and protein. But I see the majority of you are tracking all kinds of things. Micros, macros, carbs and so much more. In lieu of my NUT being gone, can you guys help me out with what you’re tracking and what your daily goals are? Like I said, I realize everyone is different, but I really need some idea about what to track and what my goals should be. Like, what is your max carb intake? Micros? Macros? I’m so lost at the moment. Any help you can provide would be so very appreciated. I’ll let you know my stats as well: Female, 34 years old. 5’6” HW: 311 SW: 256 (5/10/18 VSG) CW: 222 GW: 145 I’ve lost 49 inches since surgery, but I still have trouble keeping solids down. I’m basically sticking to the soft foods and liquids for right now. I get very few calories and protein at the moment, but I’m hitting 64oz or more of fluid each day. And I just want to take this moment to say thank you so very much to all of you for your constant advice and support. I don’t know what I’d do with you guys. Even the tough love I sometimes get is invaluable.
  13. I love love love the peanut butter cliff bars!
  14. moondoggie1983

    Question for sleevers

    I’m popping back to soft foods and liquids for the next 2 weeks because when I eat meat, I vomit it right back up. I’m not opposed to becoming a vegetarian, and at this point it seems very appealing. I’m going to try black beans and cottage cheese again tomorrow. Wish me luck! :) Do you mind if I ask when your surgery was and how successful you have been? I don’t mean to pry and you definitely don’t have to answer if you’d prefer not to. I’m getting the water in now no problem but the protein is killing me and I’m basically failing there. Tomorrow I’m going to look for some smoothie recipes. I have the unjury powder (it says unflavored but I can definitely taste and smell it so I’ll probably be heading to GNC tomorrow to pick up a flavored one.) I hadn’t really thought about the added sugars surprisingly. I think that will be very difficult since it seems like there’s some form of added sugar in everything these days. I’ve bought some benefiber single serving packets but I’ve been using stool softeners at the moment because thing have been really backed up. Sorry for the TMI. And my celebrate chewies don’t stay down so I’m taking the flintstones vitamins for the moment. I know that’s not good, but my surgeon told me that’s better than nothing and I could stay on them for the first two months. Do you track you micros and macros? Or are you mainly concerned with the protein, carbs, fluid and fat? And you can bet I’m going to keep trying to get in touch with the temp NUT. If I have to, I’ll march myself right down to the office in the hopes that she’ll be there!