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Briswife15

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About Briswife15

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  • Birthday February 3

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Hartford
  • State
    CT

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  1. Hi! I had 6 dilations, and the surgeon said I was the worst case he had ever seen! I am 6 months post bypass, and still not on a full "normal " diet, but I'm fine with that. I eat mostly soft and ground foods. I had a very scary, horrible incident of food stuck in my anastomosis this week and almost went to the ER, but after 4 hours it cleared itself. All and all, I'm doing well. Thanks for asking!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Briswife15

    The Maintenance Thread

    Happy Birthday, FluffyChix!!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Congratulations on your progress! I know the feeling. I tend to have body dysmorphia and although I've lost 81 pounds since my high weight, when I look in the mirror I look fat to me! As your clothes get loose you'll feel better. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Thank you all for your advice! As I was hemming and hawing about going to the ER, and after 4 hours of agonizing pain and frothy spit, I suddenly felt way better as the food worked its way out! Ugh. What an awful experience! Do you think I stretched out my anastomosis permanently? Or should I be fine? I really need to remember to chew, chew, chew, and maybe avoid chicken unless it's ground!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Thank you all! I tried a little liquid and it came right back up! I will check of the surgeon has someone on call. What a rough lesson to learn the hard way!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Ok, so I can't figure out if I should go to the ER or suck it up til morning and call my surgeon. I am pretty sure I wolfed down some chicken without chewing thoroughly and it has been 2.5 hours. I can't keep liquids down, I'm in so much pain, and keep spitting up foam. What should I do to get through the night? Things are not getting better! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. I spent 2 nights in the hospital and went home late in the afternoon on the 3rd day. I had to be able to sip a certain amount of liquid to get released. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. Briswife15

    Scared

    Oh, my goodness! For every horror story there are hundreds of success stories! I had gastric bypass on March 27th 2019, and it was the best decision I've ever made. Sure, there are ups and downs, but I've lost more weight than I could have on my own, my diabetes is GONE, I'm off all high blood pressure medication, I can go up and down stairs again, etc!! Please take a deep breath and be positive. You got this! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. Briswife15

    Need encouragement during stall

    Yay! Stall is broken! Lost 1.6 pounds in last 2 days! Went back down to no more than 800 calories and that seems to have done the trick. Thank you all for your kind support. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Briswife15

    Need encouragement during stall

    Thanks, all! I do track everything I put in my mouth. Nutritionist recently told me to up my calories from 800 to at least 1000, and that certainly didn't help me to get out of this stall.!! Work out with a trainer 2 times a week, walk every day. I guess I need to drop my calories back down to no more than 800 and increase my exercise and see if that helps. Just frustrated! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. Ok, so I can dish out advice, but can't seem to take my own advice as related to my current stall of one month. I try eating less, eating more, exercising, etc. And I can't break this stall. I feel like a failure! How long have you stalled for, and how did you break the stall? I can't be in maintenance yet! Help. I need some hand-holding to mentallt fet thru this! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. I crush my psych meds, sleep meds per my psychiatrist. I take a PPI twice a day, and swallow them whole with no problem. I also take Crestor and swallow that whole. I crush the psych meds to aid in absorption. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. Briswife15

    Calories and Malabsorption

    I'm deficient in Vitamin A abd have to take extra over what is in my multivitamin, and I had bypass. Could just be my quirky body! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. I won't sugarcoat it, withdrawal symptoms were horrible! I weaned off the venlafaxine very slowly while adding Prozac at the same time, but even so, I felt crappy. Then I got down to 37.5 mg venlafaxine once a day. Did that for 10 days, then went cold turkey. Felt tired, dizzy, brain zappy, etc. I made it, though! Of course, all was done under psychiatrist supervision! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. I've posted in the past about my experience with venlafaxine post RNY. I stopped absorbing it, and had to taper off while adding liquid prozac. Malabsorption of psych meds is one reason why my psychiatrist did not want me to do the surgery! I'm doing ok now, about 2 weeks post venlafaxine. Good luck on your journey. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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