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Fluffy Grandma

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About Fluffy Grandma

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 07/31/1959

About Me

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    59 yrs, Happily Married, 5 children, 8 grandchildren
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    Syracuse area
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    New York
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  1. Fluffy Grandma

    Favorite non scale victory

    I love clothes shopping now. It’s been a long time since I fit in every piece of clothing I bring into the fitting room. It’s no longer about what I can get on, but simply what I like! At a size 10/12, (from a 22/24) I can shop at pretty much any clothing store I want.
  2. Fluffy Grandma

    Abnormal EKG

    Exactly! Mine was abnormal so they did an echocardiogram/stress test. Other than a slight murmur it was all good. WLS surgery went on as planned.
  3. Fluffy Grandma

    Not allowed to lose or gain pre-op?

    I was at that same place last year. It’s like walking a tightrope!! Very stressful!
  4. Ditto on the collagen peptides. My nails were tearing like a newborn at 5/6 months. Between my water, vitamins, extra biotin and this stuff they’ve come back nice and strong. I started taking it because my face was looking lined and dry. Adding the collagen has really helped with that too. There’s only so much you can do but every little bit helps.
  5. That is weird. I shaved my legs the previous day vs that morning because I didn’t know if the stuff they give you to shower with would burn. But four days? That doesn’t make sense to me
  6. Fluffy Grandma

    I'm 60. Anyone else over 50 doing RNY?

    I’m 59 yrs old. I had RNY six months ago and I’m 71 lbs down. My DH is 64 and had it done this past spring. He’s down over 100 lbs. We’re both doing very well with no unexpected issues.
  7. Fluffy Grandma

    Hit the elusive 169# !

    My starting weight was 241. Then 224 at gastric bypass surgery in August. That nbr of 170 has been like a springboard every time I lose weight. I get that far and then right back up I go so this was so encouraging. I’ve heard that alot of yoyo dieters have a certain setpoint that they just can’t seem to get past. This was mine.
  8. Fluffy Grandma

    Hit the elusive 169# !

    I hit 169.4 today!! I’ve not been under 170 lbs since the early nineties. That was using Phen-Fen, which was banned. Since then no matter what diet I’ve done, I get to 172 and no further. I would then get discouraged and gain it all back, plus some. I’ve been bouncing around 171/172 for weeks now. Totally skipped 170 and weighed in at 169.4.!!! This makes my goal feel so much more attainable 😁
  9. Fluffy Grandma

    Serving size-3 months post op

    At 3 months I could eat between 1/2 and 3/4 cup of food per meal.
  10. I had a surgery date before insurance approval. I thought it odd but that’s how they do it. I’m pretty sure they know by experience who’s going to be approved.
  11. Fluffy Grandma

    Gastric or Sleeve which is better?

    I have to say that my decision was made by the fact that I had horrible GERD already so I wasn’t going to risk that being possibly even worse with the sleeve. Combine that with the number of people going back to have the sleeve to bypass conversion and my decision was made. My Dr. gave me all the pros and cons of both surgeries and gave me a recommendation, but ultimately the decision was mine.
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    I have the same mutation. I take 1000 mcg of L-5 MTHF lozenges. The brand is Seeking Health. I buy them from Amazon.
  13. Fluffy Grandma

    Day 4 since my surgery

    I just discovered Ocean Spray Diet 5 ! I like the Cran-Blackberry. 5 calories, 1 gm sugar. Sweetened with sucralose. Lots of flavors. Didn’t care for the cran-mango though...
  14. Fluffy Grandma

    Medical Alert ID

    I have a tag on my keychain with the doctors information as well as a “Nomination” type bracelet with the appropriate medical ID links on it. No BLIND NG tube, NO NSAIDS.
  15. Fluffy Grandma

    Is your weight loss surgeon morbidly obese?

    At the Bariatric practice I go to everyone seems to be of average weight. There are a couple office staff that are on the chunky side but nobody obese that I’ve seen. The 3 surgeons are fit and fabulous. That said, I have seen cardiologists that should lose some lbs and hairdressers with frizzy fried hair.

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