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april042019

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    april042019 got a reaction from FluffySaysForkIt! in Starting over   
    It must be hard having to go through it all over again but stay strong! This is why it's called a journey!
    Good luck! I wish you the best!
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    april042019 reacted to Healthy_life2 in Nutritional value in seafood boil?   
    I logged your food in my fitness pal. link to site - https://www.myfitnesspal.com/ link to phone app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myfitnesspal.android&hl=en_US
    This is a guestimate
    half a king crab leg 1.5 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. .3 garlic clove 1 teaspoon lemon Nutritional value
    197 calories 13 grams Protein 1-gram carbohydrate 15 grams fat
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    april042019 got a reaction from Ava R in Hungry after gastric sleeve?   
    I had the bypass and I do feel hungry lots of times. Even after surgery I was hungry a lot!
    I never had any growling or gurgling so I don't know about that but I know I was hungry. I know some people say they lost their appetite after surgery but I can't help but wonder if they really did or if they just always had a smaller appetite than others.
    Anyway, good luck!
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    april042019 got a reaction from AZhiker in Getting Stuck   
    I don't know what you can do after the fact but if food's getting stuck in there then I think you should be chewing more. A LOT more.
    Good luck!
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    april042019 got a reaction from AZhiker in Getting Stuck   
    I don't know what you can do after the fact but if food's getting stuck in there then I think you should be chewing more. A LOT more.
    Good luck!
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    april042019 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Vomiting blood   
    I was told I might have blood in my stool after surgery but they never said anything about vomiting blood. I agree with @FluffySaysForkIt! you should definitely press your doctor till he gives you a satisfying explanation! Don't be afraid to seem annoying ( I used to always feel this way so I wouldn't ask as many questions ). It's your doctors job to tell you whats happening to you!
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    april042019 got a reaction from DennisW in Sleeve Next Week!   
    I feel you! I wish I hadn't told a lot of people. Still, this isn't about them or their opinions. It's about you and what you think it right for you. They don't know what you've been through or what your day to day struggles are. Even if they love you and mean well, they still don't know. So don't worry about what anyone else thinks. You are the one living your life right now and you're the only one who knows what it's like and what it needs.
    Good luck! ❤️
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    april042019 got a reaction from melvan71 in Ice cream   
    I'm not a huge ice cream fan but when I crave it I'll eat some halo top (I always keep some in the freezer). I don't like to restrict myself too much on certain foods because then I'll overeat something else to try to compensate for the disappointment. Lol my logic might be weird but it works for me.
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    april042019 got a reaction from GreenTealael in So what are you unable to eat now?   
    I can't tolerate bread and anything with fat in it. I ate two bites of a grilled chicken wing the other day and went straight to the bathroom to vomit. I felt like hell for hours.
    Bread makes me extremely uncomfortable for about 30-45 minutes after eating it but eventually goes away.
    I had halo top ice cream and had no problems with it at all.
    I guess it just depends on each person.
    Good luck!! ❤️
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    april042019 got a reaction from Recidivist in Weak Voice   
    I've felt a small change in my voice but nothing like what you've mentioned. I think that when you lose a lot of weight your vocal system could become more fragile and maybe that's what you're experiencing. I still think you should maybe talk to your PCP about it just to make sure it's not anything else.

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    april042019 got a reaction from Panda333 in Changed from Sleeve to RNY Bypass   
    I think you'd have to take Vitamins with the sleeve as well. I might be wrong but that's what I've always heard.
    I started off wanting the bypass. I knew it was more complex but to me surgery is surgery so if i'm already going to have one it might as well be the one I felt was right for me. I still stand with my decision to have the bypass so no regrets here!
    I too was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up with the vitamins. I never could before. But I think just knowing how serious this is and that I HAD to take them made me stay on top of them. I also downloaded an app called Medisafe and it's honestly so great it always reminds me when to take them so I never forget!
    Good luck! ❤️
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    april042019 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Vomiting blood   
    I was told I might have blood in my stool after surgery but they never said anything about vomiting blood. I agree with @FluffySaysForkIt! you should definitely press your doctor till he gives you a satisfying explanation! Don't be afraid to seem annoying ( I used to always feel this way so I wouldn't ask as many questions ). It's your doctors job to tell you whats happening to you!
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    april042019 got a reaction from Panda333 in Changed from Sleeve to RNY Bypass   
    I think you'd have to take Vitamins with the sleeve as well. I might be wrong but that's what I've always heard.
    I started off wanting the bypass. I knew it was more complex but to me surgery is surgery so if i'm already going to have one it might as well be the one I felt was right for me. I still stand with my decision to have the bypass so no regrets here!
    I too was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up with the vitamins. I never could before. But I think just knowing how serious this is and that I HAD to take them made me stay on top of them. I also downloaded an app called Medisafe and it's honestly so great it always reminds me when to take them so I never forget!
    Good luck! ❤️
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    april042019 reacted to bewitched in NSV shout outs   
    The regular size blood pressure cuff fits! I'm three weeks out and down 24 pounds.
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    april042019 got a reaction from GreenTealael in So what are you unable to eat now?   
    I can't tolerate bread and anything with fat in it. I ate two bites of a grilled chicken wing the other day and went straight to the bathroom to vomit. I felt like hell for hours.
    Bread makes me extremely uncomfortable for about 30-45 minutes after eating it but eventually goes away.
    I had halo top ice cream and had no problems with it at all.
    I guess it just depends on each person.
    Good luck!! ❤️
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    april042019 reacted to GradyCat in 15 year survivor   
    I didn't realize you could have a lap band for that long. I thought they were short-term. To be honest, I don't know that much about lap bands.
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    april042019 reacted to GreenTealael in Is 1000kcal a day too little PREOP???   
    If you use a tracking app like MyFitnessPal it gives you caloric min/max to lose X lb/kil per week. That's a managable start especially for 8 weeks until surgery (you don't want to burn out). Play around and see where you are comfortable, but listen to your body if it suggests you need more
    Good Luck 💜
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    april042019 got a reaction from Deemar007 in I met my goal!   
    YAY!! CONGRATS! ❤️ You look great!!
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    april042019 reacted to FluffyChix in Denied after being approved and devastated   
    Ok. It is devastating. ((hugs)). So grieve for a few hours, then get on top of it. Find out the offices that your insurance covers that are IOQ. Call their office and schedule an appointment this month (do NOT let 30 days lapse from the date of your last RD appointment), so that the clock keeps ticking in you moving the ball toward the goal line.
    Explain to the new doc's office that you have had probs with insurance and your present program not being an IOQ and you don't want to start all over! See if they can help slip you in. Then make sure you get your complete medical records from the bariatric surgeon, the RD, the psych, the sleep study, the EGD and take it to the new doc.
    I would think they'd want to fast track you in their office cuz you are Ca-CHING! Ready to give em the money without the 3-6 month hassle of earning it up front.
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    april042019 reacted to Deedee12 in Stomach cramping   
    Hello Halfsnack, yes it's normal. I experienced it for the first week, worse with sugar free Jello that was given in the hospital. It went away after about a week. Hang in there.🧡

    Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

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    april042019 reacted to FluffySaysForkIt! in Vomiting blood   
    You should press your Doctor again for some answers on this. Don't let them get away with not answering or explaining what they think is happening until you are satisfied.
    I am sorry you have to go through all that!
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    april042019 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Scary but kinda hilarious dream I had last night   
    LOL that is funny! 😂
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    april042019 got a reaction from justmetj in October Surgery Date and Getting Cold Feet...   
    Honestly if I were you I'd go on with the surgery and try to use their bad (maybe not bad but difficult) experiences as a lesson. Now you know if you were to have the surgery done you would have to keep up with your Iron supplements and monitor your levels! And you also know that to be successful after surgery you would have to learn how to change your lifestyle! These are great pieces of advice, I think.
    I'm only about five months out and I haven't had any problems yet. I hope I never do. But I'm still always asking others about their experiences so I could know what to do and what to avoid. I don't regret my surgery at all I think it's the best thing I could've done for myself. I actually wish I had done it a lot earlier but at least I finally did get it.
    You sound like you've been determined to have it done for the past few years. If you really want it I think you can definitely make it work for you!
    These are just my opinions. It's up to you! ❤️
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    april042019 got a reaction from CrowLuv in Stage 3   
    Congrats!
    I think the first thing I had was tuna. I kept eating tuna for so long lol. Great source of Protein.
    Good luck!
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    april042019 got a reaction from Bastian in Will throwing up damage me rny?   
    I think most people throw up a lot after surgery and that doesn't seem to damage their pouches. I hope your doctor figures everything out!
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