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TexasGal40

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  1. TexasGal40

    Smoothie King??

    I am currently 2 weeks post op and in the puréed stage. My coworkers want to take a break and walk to Smoothie King this afternoon. Has anyone tried their smoothies before? I’m wondering if it is safe and won’t cause dumping. Any advice or suggestions?
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    February bypass buddies?

    Post RNY: 2/15/18 HW: 240 SW: 223 CW: 200 This has been a rough week. I caught a virus and have been throwing up/ dry heaving all day Monday. I ended up in the ER where I was able to get two IV bags and some Phenergan. Yesterday, I was able to get about 50 oz of fluids down. This morning, I’m back at work and tried to get some protein in. I don’t think my stomach is quite ready for it yet. The good news is that I’ve been able to keep water down today. It’s hard to stay hydrated when you can only sip between bouts of nausea. Hopefully, things will get better from here [emoji4]
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    February bypass buddies?

    I love reading all the successful progress updates! Way to go [emoji4] RNY 2/15/18 HW 240 SW 223 CW 203.8 I’m on puréed foods until 3/23. I’m having a hard time getting in protein unless I drink a shake for every meal (and by then I’m too full to even think about anything else). I’m averaging about 400 calories each day. I’m doing okay with vitamins and my energy level is good. I went back to work a week after surgery. I just struggle with finding puréed foods I can tolerate that have sufficient protein. Hoping the soft food phase will open up some options for me.
  4. TexasGal40

    February bypass buddies?

    RNY 2/15 HW 240 SW 223 Today: 208
  5. I’m doing okay. I’m struggling to get in my protein everyday, but no major complaints. My biggest issue right now is the vitamins. I hate the taste of them and they make me feel bad after I take them. My NUT told me to hold off another week before taking them. She said I could wait until week 2 to try again. What vitamins do you use?
  6. They did not weigh me at Quest. I could be wrong, but I think they submit the original weight from your first appointment. Dr. Bagshahi’s office is very familiar with insurance requirements and they will do what they can to help get it approved.
  7. Very much so. He took a lot of time answering my questions and never made me feel rushed. He was very patient. The procedure itself went well and no complications so far! I would definitely recommend him to anyone considering wls.
  8. I’m in Fort Worth! Just had a RNY on Thursday 2/15!
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    February Rny Surgeries??

    Im so glad you’re doing well! I’m also happy to hear some positive recovery stories My surgery is Thursday. I’m not too nervous but it seems all I see lately are horrible stories about recovery. It’s refreshing to hear good stuff.
  10. Just out of curiosity, how does life after surgery differ for bypass and sleeve? I understand that bypass patients will need more vitamin support. Do VSG need vitamin supplements too? Just wondering how different the routine maintenance (and cost of that maintenance) is for bypass and VSG surgeries.
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    February bypass buddies?

    My doctor didn’t mention anything about Magnesium Citrate. I am on a clear liquid diet for 10 days prior to surgery. Does everyone do the Magnesium Citrate?
  12. TexasGal40

    Little Green getting little(r)

    I’m so very sorry. What a mess. I wish I could do something to fix it. But hey, it sounds like the sleep doctor might be able to write a note for you. Don’t give up yet. No matter how difficult this process is, you’re stronger. Just think, a year from now you will look back and think how all of this was worth it. Sometimes, the greatest adventures in life are those that are the most difficult in the beginning. You can do this! I am very sorry all this is happening. Feel free to vent anytime! We’re here for you!
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    Little Green getting little(r)

    I’m so sorry. That stinks! Maybe, they’ll move the surgery up if anything.
  14. TexasGal40

    February bypass buddies?

    Today is my Day 2. Today, has been harder than yesterday. I have a mild headache that won’t go away and I feel like I’m in some kind of brain fog. It’s hard to concentrate. I’m hoping tomorrow will be better. On a positive note, I tried some chicken bouillon soup from Barilife and it was yummy. It was a nice break from the other clear protein meals.
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    February bypass buddies?

    I was just thinking it might help with motivation.
  16. TexasGal40

    February bypass buddies?

    Is anyone using the ketone strips during the pre op diet phase?
  17. TexasGal40

    February bypass buddies?

    If you’re on Facebook, join the Facebook group https://m.facebook.com/groups/201245383763083
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    Little Green getting little(r)

    What popsicles are you eating?
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    Little Green getting little(r)

    I’m sorry that yesterday was tough. I hope today is a bit easier. On a side note, I think you are an excellent writer. You crack me up! Another person recommended a book and I just started it. It is very insightful and offers some good tips. You should read it. If nothing else, it’s a good destruction and reinforces the positive changes you are making during this Pre Op phase. Keep up the good work!
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    February bypass buddies?

    Yay! Glad you finally heard back from them.
  21. TexasGal40

    February bypass buddies?

    Of course! When is your surgery scheduled?
  22. TexasGal40

    After surgery

    Just had my final consult with my dietician before my surgery. I found out that my surgeon recommends two packets of Barilife vitamin powder everyday. It will end up costing around $30 a month. That is much better than I anticipated. https://www.barilife.com/product-category/bariatric-vitamins/complete-bariatric-multivitamin-powder/
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    Surgery Date Frustration

    yay! When do you start your pre op diet?
  24. TexasGal40

    Weight loss for far

    Way to go! Great job.
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