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Krestel

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Krestel

    Plateau to Onederland!!!

    Amazing! You go girl!
  2. I didnt think about it from this point of view. You're right. If im not having any physical problems then I should be ok. The real problem was that we didnt get too much in the way of directions about post surgery other than that we should keep it to about .6 cups (1.5 dl) and follow the general liquid to puree to food plan. But compared to the information that you all get, It seems like a rather large amount.
  3. Krestel

    Angry 1 year post op

    I totally agree here. I specifically asked for regular times after my surgery with my therapist just in case. She asked me what kinds of problems that I thought I might encounter and I honestly answered that I had absolutely no clue. But I know that these kinds of things can either get out of control or screw over my weight loss. Im not taking any chances. I also saw this article (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/teen-became-bulimic-after-family-16486322) which also reflects the same issues this thread has been talking about. This teenager got so much more positive attention when she lost weight (under such a short period of time) even though she practiced an eating disorder to get there. Sad, but good on her for sharing her story.
  4. Krestel

    Angry 1 year post op

    I totally agree here. I specifically asked for regular times after my surgery with my therapist just in case. She asked me what kinds of problems that I thought I might encounter and I honestly answered that I had absolutely no clue. But I know that these kinds of things can either get out of control or screw over my weight loss. Im not taking any chances.
  5. Krestel

    To Tell or NOT to Tell

    I have only told a select number of people...basically only those that I feel comfortable telling. On the other hand, my surgeon gave me a letter to give to my school/work in order to explain that I needed three weeks to recover. It said straight out that I had GBP. When I complained that I didnt want them to know exactly why he replied, "There's no shame in having GBP. It's so common nowadays." I wanted to reply, "There's no shame in having an STD. It's so common nowadays."...but I was still recovering the day after surgery and didnt want to fight. Damn him. He eventually got the message and gave me a more generic letter instead.
  6. Krestel

    Angry 1 year post op

    Unfortunately, this type of behaviour is psychologically hard wired into us humans. Sadly, even things like learning work better when you have a good looking teacher (all else being equal ofc). Esthetics play a larger role that we all want to admit. Sad..but true. Still, I hear ya and totally agree with the frustration.
  7. Krestel

    Forbidden Foods

    You should try sous vide chicken. It is soooo moist that it almost melts in your mouth. Sous vide brings meats to a whole other level. ..and everyone else loves it to boot.
  8. Krestel

    Help

    I am almost 2 weeks out from GBP and other than the damn gas (which follows ALL laproscopic surgery), everything has been totally fine and am 95% back to normal. Im off painkillers completely and stopped them about 7 days after surgery. I had a slight complication with my bladder not restarting, but that had more to do with surgery and not with the GBP itself. So if you get either of the weight loss surgeries, you will be experiencing the same type of recovery afterwards. Both the sleeve and the bypass will make you feel full. The other advantage GBP has is that it also incorporated malabsorption as well and not just restriction.
  9. Krestel

    Forbidden Foods

    Is it just when it's shredded or even when when it's in breast form? I would hate not to be able to eat chicken again. Before the surgery my husband perfected his sous vide chicken recipe and I am really looking forward to eating that again.
  10. Krestel

    I CANNOT Pee!

    Ah, thank gawd Im not the only one. They used a catheter to "drain" me the first time (in Swedish they used the more colloquial term "tap" as in, "tap a keg." hahahhaa...) and then when I still couldnt pee after that, they set one in to send me home.
  11. ugh, ive had the worst gas pains after surgery and hvant been able to walk....and now I cant pee at all! This so unlike me that can usually pee at the drop of a hat. I feel like such a failure. (hehe) But the more serious side is that if i cant pee on my own, they are going to send e home with a catheter..more ugh.
  12. Krestel

    Forbidden Foods

    My doctors/nutritionist hasnt said much of anything about having no-go foods. I think their idea is that as long as we dont injure ourselves then go at it. If we then get sick, well then we know that it wasnt a good idea since everyone is unique in what they can eat after surgery. Ive even eaten bread, albeit the really dark (but soft) bread that we have here in Europe along with hummus. I had no problems with it at all (after chewing it well ofc). I wonder though if I dont have a pouch of steel since im only 10 days out. Ive even done seeds with no problems. Admittedly, Ive kept my portions really small, but everything has gone down just fine. The only problem Ive had with food so far was a mild dump from a nurse giving me non-watered down juice just after surgery (grrr). Still not up to normal foods yet, but I will start slowly with that in a few days.
  13. Krestel

    Help

    I think with the gastric sleeve you have to take vitamins as well...just maybe not as much as those of us who have gastric bypass. For me, I take meds for other things every days well, so adding vitamins wasn't that much of an issue. Heck lots of people take vitamins everyday that dont otherwise need them.
  14. Krestel

    Help

    Have to soooo agree here. There is sooo much information and people sharing their stories on Youtube that I think I have watched each and every one. For me, I wanted gastric bypass to take advantage of "dumping". In other words, I wanted quick feedback when I was being dumb. But I agree with the others above, sleeve is a good idea (and often recommended) for younger people. Now Im off to take my vitamins!
  15. One thing that I didnt realize was going to happen is that my husband is (sympathy) losing weight as well. He isnt even trying, it's just happening. (Damn him. he he) So im looking forward to his sexy self as well.
  16. To be honest, during the pre-op this was what I was doing and enjoyed eating that way. I dont know how I missed it all my life, but it really helped me to "passively" lose weight. So if people are looking for good tips, this has to be #1 on my list. Everyone loves to talk about dieting...and when you mention protein, even the guys get in on it.
  17. Im planning on telling people that, "I had to lose weight before surgery (since I was extremely overweight) to remove a liver hemangioma (a mass of blood vessels) and kept with the strict diet afterwards as well. (I had what looked like a hemangioma a while back that made me extremely sick a few times which is extremely rare.) I am also keeping the diet in order to not stress my digestive system." Oh, and I also am changing jobs this August which should also help with other people's concept of how I look.
  18. Krestel

    Overnight weight loss

    I agree with the above. It sounds like water weight more than anything. Please don't think that Im being nosey here, but might I suggest getting away from the whole weighing yourself every day? Or maybe try once a week or 5 days? The daily ups and downs of weight loss/gains can really play with your head.
  19. Krestel

    May 2019 Surgeries 🎉

    Ah, the protein...Im still working on that one. On the other hand, I seem to have a pouch of steel. Nothing really seems to bother me and Ive already eaten soft-boiled eggs, soft bread, and cottage cheese. The only food problem I had was in the hospital when I experienced my first dumping. The morning after the surgery, the nurse gave me juice that I had asked for her to water down. She had totally forgotten to water it down and voila! I got my first taste of a mild dump. As for water, I have been getting in quite a bit. I have a lemon-lime protein water that is sickeningly sweet when drank by itself but when water down tastes like lemonade. It's wonderful. Ive also tried water down prune juice and love that as well. So other than protein, Im well on my way. Thank gawd that the gas pains in my shoulder are done with. I could kill my surgical team for not warning me about that. (I though the gas would be bloating in my stomach and not that my diaphram would kill me instead.)
  20. Krestel

    I CANNOT Pee!

    I have gone back and forth and back and forth the whole time between being loose and constipation. I think it really differs from individual to individual. (Mine is totally black at the moment btw. Hehe.) On the pre-op diet I was also back and forth as well but mostly on the loose side. So I wouldnt get too worried just yet. Just make sure to keep drinking LOTS of liquids. If Ive learned anything from from having that catheter was that I was under-drinking lots even when I thought that I was drinking constantly. (Since the pee was in a bag, you really get a chance to see how the color changes during the day.) And since you are loose, you will be losing water a bit faster.
  21. Krestel

    I CANNOT Pee!

    I think it's rather unusual to have this problem actually. At least from how the nurses looked at me about the issue. Also that and it takes me 5-7 minutes in the morning to pee even when Im normal.
  22. Krestel

    I CANNOT Pee!

    Finally, I could pee this afternoon. Thank gawd! I hope that everything gets back to normal normal soon.
  23. Krestel

    I CANNOT Pee!

    I got my catheter out today. Holding my fingers crossed hoping that I can pee on my own.
  24. I thought that the GBP would entail 5-6 entry points, but I only have 4. Does anyone else have that as well? Anyone know why?
  25. 3 kidneys? wow, ive never heard of that. how did that happen?
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