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  1. Wanda247


    Hello great people I hope you all are well...I'm in need of some serious help...I joined this site in May of 2018 before having gastric sleeve surgery in August 2018....I was doing great feeling really good for a long time but the past year I have been having some serious tummy issues. First I would like to tell you all that I am seeing my doctor that did my surgery but he sends me to my gastroenterologist to have certain test done plus i also see my primary care at least every 5-6 months so I'm definitely on top of that, So my problem is several issues, I have chronic gastritis, low magnesium which can be fatal, I've been in the hospital at least (4) times already this year for dehydration because i have flare ups from the gastritis and then that's when i found out about the low magnesium, I barely intake 600 calories a day and this has been going on for a long time, I do take all the required vitamins every day faithfully, I was hospitalized two weeks ago and magnesium was low again they gave me a shot of magnesium and the ER doctor was very concerned so I had already had an appointment for September 23 with the gastro doctor but she asked me to see if I can get in sooner which they did accommodate me and let me come in the day after I left the hospital. My symptoms are nauseousness, diarrhea and when I have the flareups i literally cannot eat for about a week and I know this is not good nor healthy, I have changed my diet to pescatarian because land meat was making me even more sick and I know that I am malnutrition-ed....I am really trying every thing...I have not been on the site in a long time because of changing jobs and it's really busy...I apologize for being so long winded but I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this and if you have any advice for me?? I have a test coming up on Monday for an upper GI, and blood work from my primary care and gastro on Wednesday, he wants to check my magnesium and they have put me on 500 mg of magnesium supplements. I really feel bad most days for the past year. Any feed back is greatly appreciated 🙂
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    Hi @MomBee Thank you but I’m not sure what PPI is?
  3. Wanda247


    Those are very GREAT suggestions and will ask my doctor all of those questions...Thank you so much!! 🙂
  4. Hello guys, I am 4.5 months post op and I still have a problem with eating too fast at times, I just wanted to suggest if you are pre-op try practicing eating slowly now so that you can get used to eat and newbies please continue to eat slow, I said all of this because eating too fast can literally mess up your whole day, I'm speaking from experience. I ran to the store on my lunch break so I didn't have much time left to eat and I was all tuned up for my smoked salmon, 7 multigrain crackers and 5 grapes...I ate a few bites so fast, all of a sudden a feeling came over me, the food was just sitting at the top of my stomach I started feeling bad, lost my whole appetite and still feeling pretty crappy. I KNOW BETTER but it happens. I wanted to share this so that you all do not have to experience this Hopefully I will feel better by dinner time. I wish you guys all the best on your journeys.
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    Nearly One Year Out...LOVING LIFE!

    What a great story!! Thanks you for sharing and I totally agree with everything that you stated...My same sentiments. Congratulations and I appreciate your very positive view point. You ROCK!!
  6. Mine was pureed chicken salad, it was great!!
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    ❤18 mo/1.5 yr Post Op❤

    You look great honey, and have done such a wonderful job. You are so motivating. I hope you Gerd gets better Keep maintaining!!
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    Ten month before and after pics

    You look amazing!! Congratulations. Cheers to HAPPY, HEALTHIER YOU!!
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    Thank you. That's great!! you are seeing results quickly. I understand how you feel I think that we all felt that way in the beginning but after a while you will just learn to follow the plan because your body is going to do what it wants at 9 months out some months I only lose 1 lb but I don't stress anymore because it's coming off and I know that I'm following my plan. Congratulations and keep up the good job
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    Also do a search for stalls on this site, you will see that everyone usually have them around the 3 week mark, after reading some of the stories I think that you will feel better...keep doing wht you are doing, you got this!!
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    Diabetic Results

    ***UPDATE*** I had blood work done for the second time since having surgery back in August 29th 2018 and I am soooo ecstatic! I Got me blood work results yesterday from my PCP and My A1C is 6.0. Before surgery it was out of control 9.7, after surgery my endocrinologist took me off all diabetic meds (I was taking 1500 mg of metformin and the highest dosage of Victoza and felt sick every day) three months after surgery A1C went down to 6.7, now 9 months it's 6.0. My main reason for having wls was to get better control of my diabetes. The sleeve is working great for me and I'm so happy that I had it done.
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    goal has been achieved

    Great job my friend. You rock!!
  13. Hi there, are you taking your vitamins? Reason that I asked is you stated that your skin looks bad. If you are not start back but I agree with the others for your height that seems to be a healthy normal weight. And yes find another bariatric center in your area to get the help that you need. I wish you the best.
  14. Hi there, so sorry that you are having this issue with weight gain at 6 months, I really do think that everyone means well with the advice given and I to think that you are consuming way too many carbs, so instead of the big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, have some protein, a boiled egg and maybe a turkey sausage patty, if still hungry after that have a 1/4 cup of berries (me personally can only eat 1 patty or 1 boiled egg at 7.5 months PO) I avoid carbs because that is what got me to the weight that I was and they really do make you more hungry...Just really start logging your food, I mean every morsel that you put in your mouth because you will be surprised at how many calories you are consuming if you are not tracking. My daily intake at this stage is about 560-800 calories, I lose slow but steady and I'm okay with that because I am following my plan. Also the surgery is just a tool for all of us so we have to work hard at losing the weight, so get in to see your nutrionist ASAP so that you can get back on track...don't beat yourself up, you are reaching out for help and we are here for you even if it's tough love, be open to constructive criticism. You got this ((Hugs)) I wish you all the best
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    Oh my, you look great! Congratulations 😍
  16. Wanda247

    Today is my one year surgiversary!

    You Rock! Congratulations, you look great!! 😍
  17. I used to have 2 bellies one at the top and one at the bottom...they have now merged into one LOL. Loving my tool, did I say that before 🤣😎☺️ Have a great day everyone ✌️
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    I just realized...

    It's the little things right. LOL
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    Had to share great news

    Awesome!! You're doing great, keep up the good job 🙌
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    I just realized...

    Congratulations on your surgery date, time will fly by so fast. I had to have 4 months of NUT visits per my insurance, so I was on this site everyday reading and learning as much as I could, it actually prepared me so much for the unknown before and after surgery. I'm excited for you. Keep in touch
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    I just realized...

    Thank you and you WILL be there!! When did you have surgery?
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    I just realized...

    Thank you DanaC84 it feels so good!
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    I just realized...

    Thank you buddy! You too. Look at you only got 7.5 lbs to goal. WOW!!! Congratulations 👏
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    I just realized...

    LOl...Thank you my friend

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