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toodlerue

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    toodlerue reacted to Jennimic in Not doing good   
    Hi GiGi, I am so very sorry that you lost your Mother. That in itself is enough to rock anyone to their core. Having gone through that loss myself, I cannot encourage you enough to seek help from a grief counselor. Everything else will fall into place.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from summerseeker in Kept it Quiet?   
    I told my family (brother & sister) because I knew they wouldn’t say anything rude to me - that’s just how we are. I told a few friends & if one of them asked about my weight loss I told them.
    But I told my husband & daughters that under any circumstances while I’m still alive are they to tell his dad & brother! His family has always made us feel bad about the size of all of us & I just don’t want them knowing.
    We saw his dad a couple weeks ago when my oldest was visiting. His girlfriend hasn’t seen me in a while. She kept calling me skinny mini & going on & on about how much weight I have lost. When she asked how I did it I just said by changing my eating habits & eating smaller portions. (That’s not a lie) I felt bad that she said anything because my older daughter is a big girl. She would love to have surgery but can’t afford it right now. I could tell that it was upsetting to her😿
  3. Congrats!
    toodlerue got a reaction from LilaNicole20 in 3 years out and still afraid of gaining the weight back   
    Sounds a lot like me. I lost 60 after the surgery. Never got down to my goal, just 10 pounds away. They I started to eat crap, I quickly put on 30.
    Last February my friend talked me into doing the Fast Metabolism Diet by Haily Pomroy, your gonna have to Google it. You eat really clean it’s just what you eat in 3 different phases. We followed it for a couple months & then just continued to eat clean.
    In August I hit my goal weight!! I have been hanging out 130-135 since then. Still try to eat clean.
    We are going on a cruise in September & I am super nervous about that!

  4. Congrats!
    toodlerue got a reaction from LilaNicole20 in 3 years out and still afraid of gaining the weight back   
    Sounds a lot like me. I lost 60 after the surgery. Never got down to my goal, just 10 pounds away. They I started to eat crap, I quickly put on 30.
    Last February my friend talked me into doing the Fast Metabolism Diet by Haily Pomroy, your gonna have to Google it. You eat really clean it’s just what you eat in 3 different phases. We followed it for a couple months & then just continued to eat clean.
    In August I hit my goal weight!! I have been hanging out 130-135 since then. Still try to eat clean.
    We are going on a cruise in September & I am super nervous about that!

  5. Congrats!
    toodlerue got a reaction from LilaNicole20 in 3 years out and still afraid of gaining the weight back   
    Sounds a lot like me. I lost 60 after the surgery. Never got down to my goal, just 10 pounds away. They I started to eat crap, I quickly put on 30.
    Last February my friend talked me into doing the Fast Metabolism Diet by Haily Pomroy, your gonna have to Google it. You eat really clean it’s just what you eat in 3 different phases. We followed it for a couple months & then just continued to eat clean.
    In August I hit my goal weight!! I have been hanging out 130-135 since then. Still try to eat clean.
    We are going on a cruise in September & I am super nervous about that!

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    toodlerue got a reaction from fourmonthspreop in Gastric bypass and exhaustion   
    Those 1st couple of months can be rough! Your body is going through a MAJOR change! You should be focusing on Protein & hydration. Sounds like you are achieving that. As you add more food consistency and are able to exercise more your energy will return.
    I could not get over how few calories I was consuming those first few weeks!

    Hang in there it will be worth it!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from lizonaplane in Negative comments from family members   
    I’m sorry your family is being so negative. You are trying your best! Sometimes we all just need a kickstart so tell them to shut their pie hole!
    I hope you seek the help of a professional who can help you deal with all the things your family makes you feel. You are doing it for yourself with or without them! Maybe you should distance yourself from them (at least for a time) if that is at all possible. Then go prove them wrong!!!!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from lizonaplane in Negative comments from family members   
    I’m sorry your family is being so negative. You are trying your best! Sometimes we all just need a kickstart so tell them to shut their pie hole!
    I hope you seek the help of a professional who can help you deal with all the things your family makes you feel. You are doing it for yourself with or without them! Maybe you should distance yourself from them (at least for a time) if that is at all possible. Then go prove them wrong!!!!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from lizonaplane in Negative comments from family members   
    I’m sorry your family is being so negative. You are trying your best! Sometimes we all just need a kickstart so tell them to shut their pie hole!
    I hope you seek the help of a professional who can help you deal with all the things your family makes you feel. You are doing it for yourself with or without them! Maybe you should distance yourself from them (at least for a time) if that is at all possible. Then go prove them wrong!!!!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from lizonaplane in Negative comments from family members   
    I’m sorry your family is being so negative. You are trying your best! Sometimes we all just need a kickstart so tell them to shut their pie hole!
    I hope you seek the help of a professional who can help you deal with all the things your family makes you feel. You are doing it for yourself with or without them! Maybe you should distance yourself from them (at least for a time) if that is at all possible. Then go prove them wrong!!!!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from lizonaplane in Negative comments from family members   
    I’m sorry your family is being so negative. You are trying your best! Sometimes we all just need a kickstart so tell them to shut their pie hole!
    I hope you seek the help of a professional who can help you deal with all the things your family makes you feel. You are doing it for yourself with or without them! Maybe you should distance yourself from them (at least for a time) if that is at all possible. Then go prove them wrong!!!!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from lizonaplane in Negative comments from family members   
    I’m sorry your family is being so negative. You are trying your best! Sometimes we all just need a kickstart so tell them to shut their pie hole!
    I hope you seek the help of a professional who can help you deal with all the things your family makes you feel. You are doing it for yourself with or without them! Maybe you should distance yourself from them (at least for a time) if that is at all possible. Then go prove them wrong!!!!
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    toodlerue reacted to Arabesque in Post op food- Low carb wraps   
    All you can do is try them. I still find processed carbs like breads, rice & Pasta too heavy & filling. Had a single duck pancake at yum char today & groan & I’m almost three years out. Others successfully eat low carb breads, etc. but many do only from maintenance. Check with your dietician to be sure too.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Fl_Dad in It's Official   
    How Onderfull!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from berryboo97 in What do you do when you get sick?   
    I am almost 4 years out. I still get nauseous about 5 times a week. I buy Meclizine by the bottle on Amazon. When the nausea is really bad I just take a couple of sips of ginger ale. I buy the 6 pack of small bottles so we can keep the rest for the next time.
    This is really weird but I have also found the eating a spoonful of raw oatmeal settles my stomach.
    There have been a few time that I have actually thrown up but that was because I ate something I shouldn’t have.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from gabbykittyvsg in Post op day 4 complications   
    I’m sorry you are having so much trouble. I pray everything get figured out soon!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from fourmonthspreop in Gastric bypass and exhaustion   
    Those 1st couple of months can be rough! Your body is going through a MAJOR change! You should be focusing on Protein & hydration. Sounds like you are achieving that. As you add more food consistency and are able to exercise more your energy will return.
    I could not get over how few calories I was consuming those first few weeks!

    Hang in there it will be worth it!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from fourmonthspreop in Successful post op gastric bypass   
    I was 53 when I had mine. My daughter was 22. Neither of us have any regrates!
    I have had a lot of surgeries for various things - I wasn't nervous at all about the surgery.
    My daughter has had 5 surgeries (4 for the same thing) - she wasn't nervous at all either.
    I'm not sure if the gas pain that people talk about is gas in their abdomen as general pain or the gas/discomfort that is felt in the left shoulder after any abdominal surgery. I have always had horrendous pain in my left shoulder after ANY abdominal surgery. It lasts for 2-3 weeks (but that's just me - because of scoliosis by torso is unique - I had my scoliosis corrected when I was 48 - DON'T WAIT THAT LONG!). My daughter had no troubles at all even though she also has scoliosis (she had hers corrected when she was 15 & has had 3 other surgeries because of the 1st one).
    But I can tell you our bodies feel so much better since getting all of the weight off because of weight loss surgery! I have lost over 70 (I am very happy with this weight & I feel great!). My daughter has lost over 150 & she is more active than she ever was before!
    Stick to your docs plan and take your vitamins!
    Just wear home whatever you wore to the hospital. No need to take an extra set of clothes. Your toothbrush, toothpaste, Biotin mouthwash is a great idea (I like the Walmart brand), phone charger & ChapStick & PJ's (so you don't have to wear the hospital gown once you start moving around).
    Good vibes & happy thoughts as you drift off to sleep in a few days! I always sing "I Wanna be Sedated" by the Ramones as I am wheeled to the OR.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Ephemeral in Got my surgery date!   
    Ephemeral said everything I wanted to say!
    It is very exciting to get your surgery date.
    Yes!!!! Keep your eye on the main prize, a better life for yourself. I’m glad you are working through your relationship with food. Knowing how you got to where you are & knowing what NOT to do are very, very important!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in Everything   
    Wow! Your everything sure has a lot of stuff in it! JK those are all legitimate questions & things we all worry about pre-op.
    Some things to take into consideration is your starting weight & your age.
    The more you have to loose, the more excess skin you will have. If you are older, it might be harder for you to tone things up. The main thing is finding an exercise thing you can stick with! For me that has been Pilates. But even after doing Pilates 369 times I still have bat wings. I have always had a “poofy” stomach no matter how much I weigh, even at 100 pounds in my early 20’s.
    I would love to have a Tummy Tuck, but someone would have to die for that to happen so I will go without one.
    My daughter has that implant thing in her arm. She had a bypass just over 3 years ago (when she was 22) & has lost over 150. She has done great.

    I had a bypass to correct a failed surgery I had 12 years prior to control GERD that had failed. Because of this I have to take a Previcid for the rest of my life. As long as I don’t over eat (more then 3oz) & I don’t have spicy food the GERD stays under control. Today we ate lunch at a new place. But my husband & I both got heartburn! So we won’t be eating there again!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from GreenTealael in Another endoscopy yesterday, can hardly wait until March 1   
    Surgery day will be here before you know it!
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    toodlerue reacted to catwoman7 in A stall already?   
    most people get that stall at or around the three-week mark - so it's late for you. Don't do anything besides stick to your program and stay off the scale (only weigh yourself once a week or so until you get through this). It'll break and you'll be on your way again. Since they typically last 1-3 weeks, you're likely near the end of it.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from GreenTealael in Topical NSAIDS?   
    I think this varies depending on what your Surgon says.
    I have had one Surgon tell me that NSAIDS are fine to take via IV & another say to avoid them all together no matter what the form (this includes topical).
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Tiny Tantrums in Any 45+ year old women on here with gastric bypass experience?   
    I had RNY at 53 for medical reasons not related to obesity even through I was over weight. I lost 70 lbs in about 8 months.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from A-Rae in Bipolar and gastric bypass   
    I take Wellbutrin for depression & I’m doing great.

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