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  1. AshMarie794

    Any Michiganders?

    Where in Michigan are you from? Jackson here
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    These shakes, omg

    I also had this issue and even almost 10 weeks out and I can NOT stomach any "artificial protein". After telling my surgeon this at my week post op apt he started having me make my own protein shakes. And till this day I eat my protein. I don't supplement at all and can get all of what I need in. Plus knowing what is going into my body really means a lot now. My taste buds totally changed after surgery. And that yucky taste in your mouth will go away as you start to eat real food again. I struggled with that too. The unflavored protein was the WORST! Look up my surgeon on YouTube , Dr. Matthew Weiner. He goes over the set point smoothies and you can get your protein in the natural way. They go down a lot easier and they aren't as heavy in your tummy.
  3. I also have a desk job and had RYN. I had my surgery on a Wednesday so I took obviously the rest of that week off and the following week. I didn't have any issues returning when I did. You may feel tired and still may be sore but not to the point it will interrupt your day.
  4. My program and surgeon suggested I make my own protein shakes. And since day 5 I have had zero artificial protein. My program calls it a set point smoothie but its just plain greek yogurt, spinach and add a fruit of your choice. I added strawberries and blue berries. Make it runny if your early out or still on liquids. If you youtube Dr. Matthew Weiner that is where you can learn about the set point smoothies and protein shakes.
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    Single DUE to surgery

    I am trying but it is slowly getting worse. So I think not far down the road things will be changing.
  6. AshMarie794

    Single DUE to surgery

    I feel like unless you've had the surgery someone will never know that positive energized feeling you have. And in trying to explain anything only makes it worse.
  7. AshMarie794

    Low libido HELP!

    I am due for my first round of labs soon and I am going to request that be done.
  8. AshMarie794

    Being sick after RNY?

    See I can do the yogurt and just make some smoothies and eat beans all day everyday. But CANNOT do pro-prebiotic. They reek havoc in my belly. Before and after surgery I tried them but my surgeon said NO.
  9. AshMarie794

    Being wasteful.......

    They are all open. So unfortunately no. I did mention something to my doc office that is they know someone who is having trouble affording these things I will donate them. Just hard to say if someone will even want them seeing they are open. But literally maybe once scoop gone out of each of the 4 full containers I have. and maybe less than 5 vitamins out of a bag of 60. :( o well we live and we learn right.
  10. For anyone that did body shots. What all did you focus on capturing. I am thinking of taking one say in a favorite outfit that I wear now and then some in bra and panties. Capture both. Then in a few months take photos in the same outfit to see the changes.
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    What to tell coworkers?

    I agree with that it is a personal choice. Just know if you tell one then I am sure most will eventually find out. For just the time off work you don't have to tell them anything. Just put in your time for personal reasons, vacation or what ever you want really. Even if you don't tell people at first down the road when they see your progress you can then if you feel comfortable tell them that you had bariatric surgery. Don't need to give details or anything that may make you feel uncomfortable. At the start of my journey I did not tell anyone. I had already gone through my 6 months once before and was originally scheduled for surgery in Feb of 2018 but two days before my insurance denied me. But right before I was due to go off work and I didn't know about my denial yet I did tell two of my coworkers. Kind of felt a off when I didn't have it and I told them I was but they didn't treat me any different. But again it all depends on the person. So now that I am due to have surgery next month they are supportive. So in the end it is your choice and whatever you feel comfortable with. Just know once they know they may ask questions so be prepared for that whether it is a positive or negative response.
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    Last minute jitters

    I think it is the thought of the after effects is what is bothering me the most. Loose skin, hair loss and those kinds of things. I know the positives totally trump the negatives BUT I feel like I am doing this because my size now bothers me and I don't like the way I feel and look in some clothes but after surgery will I also not like how I look due to the loose skin?
  13. Has anyone experienced last minute jitters or even doubt about the surgery?
  14. AshMarie794

    August bypassers/sleevers

    I hear ALOT of bypassers needing to get their gallbladder removed. Is this something more than likely we all will need to get done? Always wondered about that. Guess I will ask my surgeon about that .
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    August bypassers/sleevers

    @Chrisb428 I have actually been struggling to be honest. I have already gone through my 6 month pre req for insurance and was denied back in February due to the wording my family doctor used. My surgeon even talked with insurance and tried to fix it and I had to do it again. I feel like I was prepared and two days before surgery I was denied. So I am struggling to mentally get there this time. I feel like I did everything right the last time and it didn't happen so I have just been putting it off and putting it off. I started documenting my journey on YouTube and trying to go back and watch a few that I used to just to get myself back in the mindset of needing to get things taken care of. I have started to come around but still haven't bought anything really. August will be a busy month I am sure but fingers crossed I make it through to the losers bench. I am not required to do the scope or see the anesthesiologist just due to the fact I don't have any reflux nor had any surgeries on my stomach. So that is big plus.

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