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toodlerue

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Carrot64 in Oh , Cheese balls!   
    Be stronger then the cheese balls! Can you move them out of your site? That’s what I have to do when I’m tempted by a food that has been brought into the house that is my weakness.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Carrot64 in Oh , Cheese balls!   
    Be stronger then the cheese balls! Can you move them out of your site? That’s what I have to do when I’m tempted by a food that has been brought into the house that is my weakness.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from sillykitty in Probiotics for us?   
    I got these at Sprouts in the medical refrigeration area. They are very small. I take them twice a day.



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    toodlerue got a reaction from GreenTealael in Surgery for illness instead of weight loss - Gastroparesis   
    I had a RNY because of a previous failed surgery (10 years ago) to correct my L shaped esophagus. 1/2 of my stomach was above my diaphragm. food was getting stuck just about every day. My BMI was about 34.
    I didn't have to do any of the pre-op things that people with high BMI’s have to do. My doctor wasn’t a WLS surgeon. He was a thoracic surgeon & told me to find all of my info on the internet.
    After I decided I wanted to do the surgery it was only 2 months til I had it.
    I spoke with a nurse and a nutritionist through my insurance (Cigna) several times before & after my surgery.
    I am 13 months out from my surgery. I have lost 65 lbs. I would like to loose 5 more to get me to the top end of a healthy BMI for my height.
    The weight has dropped pretty easily & I know it’s gotta be exercise that takes off the last 5. I also know I would not have lost 65 lbs on my own. Now I just got to keep it off & that scares me
    Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from GreenTealael in Surgery for illness instead of weight loss - Gastroparesis   
    I had a RNY because of a previous failed surgery (10 years ago) to correct my L shaped esophagus. 1/2 of my stomach was above my diaphragm. food was getting stuck just about every day. My BMI was about 34.
    I didn't have to do any of the pre-op things that people with high BMI’s have to do. My doctor wasn’t a WLS surgeon. He was a thoracic surgeon & told me to find all of my info on the internet.
    After I decided I wanted to do the surgery it was only 2 months til I had it.
    I spoke with a nurse and a nutritionist through my insurance (Cigna) several times before & after my surgery.
    I am 13 months out from my surgery. I have lost 65 lbs. I would like to loose 5 more to get me to the top end of a healthy BMI for my height.
    The weight has dropped pretty easily & I know it’s gotta be exercise that takes off the last 5. I also know I would not have lost 65 lbs on my own. Now I just got to keep it off & that scares me
    Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from GreenTealael in Surgery for illness instead of weight loss - Gastroparesis   
    I had a RNY because of a previous failed surgery (10 years ago) to correct my L shaped esophagus. 1/2 of my stomach was above my diaphragm. food was getting stuck just about every day. My BMI was about 34.
    I didn't have to do any of the pre-op things that people with high BMI’s have to do. My doctor wasn’t a WLS surgeon. He was a thoracic surgeon & told me to find all of my info on the internet.
    After I decided I wanted to do the surgery it was only 2 months til I had it.
    I spoke with a nurse and a nutritionist through my insurance (Cigna) several times before & after my surgery.
    I am 13 months out from my surgery. I have lost 65 lbs. I would like to loose 5 more to get me to the top end of a healthy BMI for my height.
    The weight has dropped pretty easily & I know it’s gotta be exercise that takes off the last 5. I also know I would not have lost 65 lbs on my own. Now I just got to keep it off & that scares me
    Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from april042019 in Extremely rude nurse   
    Ohmyword. I’m so sorry you were treated so badly! She needs to be reported ASAP. This cannot be tolerated! My heart is aching for the emotional & physical pain you are in. What is wrong with people ?!?!?
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    toodlerue got a reaction from FluffyChix in Constipation Question   
    I take 400 mg of magnesium citrate 3 times a day & eat 4 prunes. My PCP put me on this after I told him I was taking 2 laxatives, 2 stool softeners, Miralax & 4 prunes a day. I have to set a reminder to take the magnesium citrate in the middle of the day. I still need to use an enema about once a week.

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    toodlerue got a reaction from Frustr8 in Yeast infection   
    I keep getting a yeast infection or thrush since my RNY a year ago. I take acidophilus twice a day but about every 3 weeks I need to take a Diflucan.
    Anyone else have trouble with too much yeast?
    I don’t eat bread or carbs, I hardly have any sugar.
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    toodlerue reacted to Healthy_life2 in I have a "would you rather' question   
    I fall on the side of I’m able to tolerate EVERYTHING, like almost feel normal. No nausea, no dumping, no food stuck, no intolerance. I‘m maintaining and five years out. I know how to keep my weight in range. I indulge within reason and live life. But, I know my weakness and must deal with them.
    Just because we can eat more and tolerate everything does not mean we have to overeat our calories and macros. Make a choice, Work at this life long or don’t be mindful and gain weight. You said “once that’s over am I back to square one with weight loss struggles??” Define what your struggles are and work on them. We are not all doomed to regain Keep an eye on the scale. Don’t let a small gain take off on you. If you gain weight get back on track.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from NagathaChristie in Puréed foods   
    I just pureed what I made for the family. A roast puréed with the juice was amazing! Cooked carrots were good too!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Ozzie40 in Nausea   
    Yes! I took meclazine for a few months after my RNY. I still take every now & then 11 months out.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from gabybab in Pre-Op Diet Adherence   
    Do you really think it’s a good idea to ask a bunch of strangers with no medical degree if it’s OK to go against your surgeon’s instructions? There’s a medical protocol for this surgery for a reason.
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    toodlerue reacted to Taranurse 1 in C diff infection post surgery   
    Is there a liquid form of antibiotics? I am so sorry you are going through this. This surgery was much harder than I expected! I am day 14 and am finally feeling better. Best of luck to you ❤️
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    toodlerue got a reaction from FluffyChix in Help! chest pain after eating (4 ypo)   
    You seriously need to see a doctor!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from FluffyChix in Constipation Question   
    I take 400 mg of magnesium citrate 3 times a day & eat 4 prunes. My PCP put me on this after I told him I was taking 2 laxatives, 2 stool softeners, Miralax & 4 prunes a day. I have to set a reminder to take the magnesium citrate in the middle of the day. I still need to use an enema about once a week.

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    toodlerue got a reaction from gabybab in Pre-Op Diet Adherence   
    Do you really think it’s a good idea to ask a bunch of strangers with no medical degree if it’s OK to go against your surgeon’s instructions? There’s a medical protocol for this surgery for a reason.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from GreenTealael in Isagenix   
    I am currently taking 600mg of magnesium a day for constipation. When I did Isagenix & I took the Natural Accelerator & Isaflush I never had any trouble pooping but now I do. I was thinking about trying the accelerator & flush again.
    Is there anyone in the same boat as me or someone who is currently using these Isa products?
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    toodlerue got a reaction from DogMom2.0 in Rash   
    My daughter had that too! It’s an allergic reaction to the surgical tape. Cal your doctor to see if it’s alright for you to take them off & use a cortisone cream on them.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Frustr8 in Dry skin? Leathery feeling? Skin not as supple as before?   
    I had dry skin also in the 1st 8 months after my surgery. Lotion, lotion, lotion! Don’t take a shower or bath every day if you can. Don’t use soap on your whole body either. Just your underarms & private parts. Soap washes away your skins oil & you need that oil right now!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from icebarbie in Fingernails tearing off bad 6.5 months out RNY   
    My thumb nails are bad & big toe nails are bad. I had a RNY 11 months ago. I also have a crack at the corner of one of my nails most of the time from my skin being so dry.
    Wish I had an answer for the both of us!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from gabybab in Pre-Op Diet Adherence   
    Do you really think it’s a good idea to ask a bunch of strangers with no medical degree if it’s OK to go against your surgeon’s instructions? There’s a medical protocol for this surgery for a reason.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from gabybab in Pre-Op Diet Adherence   
    Do you really think it’s a good idea to ask a bunch of strangers with no medical degree if it’s OK to go against your surgeon’s instructions? There’s a medical protocol for this surgery for a reason.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from gabybab in Pre-Op Diet Adherence   
    Do you really think it’s a good idea to ask a bunch of strangers with no medical degree if it’s OK to go against your surgeon’s instructions? There’s a medical protocol for this surgery for a reason.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from gabybab in Pre-Op Diet Adherence   
    Do you really think it’s a good idea to ask a bunch of strangers with no medical degree if it’s OK to go against your surgeon’s instructions? There’s a medical protocol for this surgery for a reason.
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