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  1. Yes. I played by the rules until my doc released me to drink at comfort/will. I can guzzle about 1 cup at a time. I can do cold Water now, but prefer it if it's a bit colder than room temp.
    Play by the rules at first. Sip. Sip. Sip.
    I'm so glad to know that I am not alone. 3 weeks out on Wednesday & I don't have issues swallowing. I got to wondering if my pouch is bigger than normal since I have no issues? Could this be why? or am I just paranoid?

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  2. Hi there. 5 days post op. I have no issues with getting my Protein and liquid down, just the opposite I can still take bigger drinks. Is this something to worry about? It makes me wonder if my pouch is bigger? Also I have had no nausea. I am experiencing sharp stabbing pain by my incision sight-it appears when i try to move. I am also experiencing gas pains. How long does the gas pain last?

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  3. I’m day two post-op and struggling. Everything hurts. It gets better right? I gained 5 pounds in the hospital on IV fluids, so that is a little frustrating also. I expected this to be hard, but not this hard...
    Question for you all! I have no trouble drinking the Protein Shakes or any Water. I haven’t experienced the fullness feeling yet! I’m a bit concerned that something is wrong! Nervous to move on to week 2 Foods soon when I’m not feeling any fullness...
    I am right there with you. I am 4 days out, no issues with water or liquids, I just need to slow down when i drink them. No nausea. No hunger- I woke up 2day wanting a shake, but because it tastes different than water-I see that as more mental hunger. I don't know what full is- however I get these small burps so mayb that is what is telling me? I'm still having lots of pain from my large incision sight, but only when I'm moving around.I am having a hard time with bending over to pick something up. How did you handle this? Thanks for your time, glad to have made it to the Losers bench

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  4. 3 hours ago, mousecat88 said:

    Like, what is so wrong with using exercise and fitness as a coping mechanism for stress and self-esteem of you aren't doing it to the point of injuring yourself or making yourself sick? It's a new hobby... get over it.

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    I am sorry that you are having to deal with something like this. I would think you would be getting support. I totally understand your frustration. I would be upset too. I think exercise is a wonderful coping mechanism. It helps relieve stress, it keeps you healthy, it helps clear your mind and it makes you feel good. What do they think you are coping from? I have the addiction gene in my blood, so I know all about wrong coping mechanisms. We all have life, and emotional stuff that we deal with. No matter how much exercise you do, if there are things you need to deal with they will still be there. Maybe they are just not used to the new you? They don't know what to think or how to take it. As long as you are staying on your plan and exercising in a healthy manner, I wouldn't worry too much. Just let them know that this is the new healthy you and of course if you are dealing with anything else take care of that too.

  5. 2 hours ago, AZhiker said:

    I watched a video of a bariatric surgeon explaining variability and predictability of weight loss over time. He made a bell curve. The top represents average weight loss after surgery. To the right is a mark which represents those who continue to follow the eating plan to a tee. They will lose more and maintain. To the far right are those who follow the plan AND exercise faithfully. They will lose the most and maintain, as they continue with the lifestyle changes.

    To the left of the curve are those who don't exercise faithfully and also those who cheat on the plan. The cheaters and the sedentary are the ones who regain.

    This cannot apply to everyone in every situation. Some people will just naturally lose more than others - the body will do what the body will do. But it did emphasize the point that we can maximize our weight loss by both exercising and following the plan. Exercise needs to include both cardio and strength training. Following the plan means to continue tracking, planning out meals, eating nutritiously dense foods, and keeping on top of it so one doesn't start sliding and not be able to intervene quickly. Building these new habits is the chief objective during the "honeymoon" stage (6-12 months post op), so that once hunger returns and restriction lessons someone has already acquired the tools for lifetime maintenance.

    Thank You so so much! This is definitely my mindset. I am taking Short Term Disability & I don't plan on returning to work until I know my body is healed but also that my mind is ready as well. I definitely agree with New habits being the main objective this first year, with eating, exercise and also the emotional mental side. I am ready to get healthy and live my best life and I totally understand it depends on how well I follow the rules and use my tool.

  6. 20 hours ago, Stella S said:

    It is true choosing to be happy it’s not a natural way to perceive the world it takes work. Are mammal Brayne has evolved to look for danger in order to ensure survival. In times of perceived stress or other anxiety our body goes into survival mode hence gut hormone say keep the body fat we may need it we are under attack! No matter that the demands at my job in my house and my social community do not relate to the demands of being attacked by a pack of wolves. The body simply does not know the difference. Be aware of your attitude it is One of the few things we really can control! In the past six weeks I’ve been pretty sick and have had to work really hard to keep up an attitude of healing - now that the end of the critical stage is in sight it is much easier. Adopting a meditation or mindfulness practice not only reduces the perceived anxiety in the body but serves to down regulate the central nervous system. Learning the skills for emotional regulation will serve all people well it is hard and a continual process because again this goes against our instinctual survival perception.

    Thank You for this! I got a promotion in February and though it is more $ it came with higher stress. I'm still struggling to decide if I can adjust, or if I made the wrong decision and what my other options maybe. Add a new grandbaby to the mix and also a broken foot 5 weeks ago & My mentality has been off and I can tell of the imbalance. I definitely try as hard as I can to keep a good attitude but I know some mindfulness and meditation could definitely help. I am having surgery 31st July- Wednesday. My insurance allows me to collect short-term disability and I am not returning to work until I am mentally ready. I know there are going to be hormone changes along with all the other changes and I am wanting the best out of this experience so The head work is definitely very important to me.

  7. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I am new here, having surgery on the 31st July. 6th day of my liver shrinking diet. Did you have any other symptoms adding up to the diverticulitis? I am super stubborn too and I've been reading up on what's normal, what's not, because I know I'm liable to think something is normal and it not be. Good to meet you :D

  8. On ‎7‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 11:45 AM, FluffyChix said:

    POD-doctor's outfit. :)

    So seriously--damn you body dysmorphia. At 133lbs I "feel" thin in my body. You know? Or at least normal. I can now look in the mirror and think I just simply look normal. Right? But when I look at these pics in outfits I used to feel thin in, I think I look heavier than when the jeans were on the tight side. They are now on the loose side of life and I need to go down to an 8 in them. And my waist looks so "thick" (and clearly so do my fluffy thighs). *sigh* Anyone else have this issue even in their super hot outfits?



    It might be time to get a before pic out, to remind your stink'n think'n brain where you are today, what an accomplishment you have made and how beautiful and healthy your new body is

  9. I asked my Surgeon this question. His response surprised me. He said he doesn't care about the #'s. He says that your body can still be losing inches and not budge on the scale. He says He wants me to be in a healthy BMI. I thought this was interesting. I've only been morbidly obese for the last 21 years, after I had my children. Of course I want to put my goal at my lowest but I will be happy with the health benefits the most. I also heard another way to get over the stalls, is to take a piece of yarn and measure your waist every month and put it on a wall. That you can visually see the change with the inches measured than the # on the scale. I also plan on doing monthly body measurements. Between muscle gain, fat loss, Water weight our bodies can look differently on the scale than they truly appear.

  10. On ‎7‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 6:24 PM, texasnewf said:

    I scoured the forum for tips from people and came up with a revised list of things to try. I'll be adding to this and updating as time goes on but this is a lot to go on and gives me hope as I start my pureed diet phase this weekend. Enjoy !

    1. Eggface Ricotta Bake (google it)

    2. Green bean casserole (bariatric style) with canned chicken

    3. tuna casserole (bariatric style) with green Beans instead of peas

    4. Mexican beef with cheese or Beans with cheese (too carby for me--made me hungry too soon after eating)

    5. Broccoli, spinach or cauliflower pureed with light cream cheese, lemon juice, s/p/g (steam the crap out of it first)

    6. Smashed cauliflower with bacon and green onions (put in a food processor)

    7. Any Soup or chili made bariatric style

    8. Fish in foil pouches with lemon and spices/herbs.

    9. zucchini sauteed with onion, tomatoes and herbs and pureed--can add any kind of lean meat.< /span>

    10. yogurt/cottage cheese blends with berries.

    11. Pureed black Beans with a bit of cheese

    12. Yellow Split Pea Soup puree

    13. Buffalo chicken Dip puree

    14. Broccoli cheese Soup puree

    15. Pureed Chicken salad

    16. 4 Cheese mashed cauliflower

    17. Hummus - Roasted Red Pepper by Sabra

    18. Eggface Cottage Cheese Bake (sub out cottage cheese for ricotta + parmesan + ps mozza shreds + low carb marinara)

    19. Cottage cheese flavored with taco seasoning

    20. Progresso chicken enchilada soup with mashed cauliflower & ground chicken pureed

    21. Scrambled egg with a little milk and topped with a teaspoon of salsa

    22. Pureed Italian sausage with a little green and red pepper with Spagetti sauce

    23. Applesause (unsweetened) with a sprinkle of cinnamon

    24. Pureed Lentil soup with shredded cheese

    25. Shiitake mushroom pizza with ground chicken and pizza sauce and cheese on top - all put in blender. Sounds weird but really good


    I am 9 days away from RNY, and I have never been on a pureed diet. Are these blended in a blender? So literally you can puree anything? I'm just assuming this list is meals that have been tried and taste good? I'm on 5 day of liquid diet and that list looks so so good. I can't wait to try them out in about 2-3 weeks.

  11. 8 hours ago, ValerieInMexico said:

    Well, I am July 31 - RNY and Pouch revision or "tune up", as I like to call it. I was worried that I would be too late for the July group, so I was also going to follow with the August group. My pre op appointment is July 29th where the Internist will review my test results before giving the final go-ahead for the 31st. I am doing well on the pre-op diet, and have lost about 10 pounds in the past month total. My tests show a fatty liver so I am really following the protocol closely.

    So if it is not too late, Please include me. I have met all the requirements for surgery already, in terms of test results so I am pretty sure it will be a go ahead.

    I really would like to be involved in the post surgery followup, to see how you are all doing!

    Hi there, I am also on the 31st. I am 5 days into my liver shrinking diet, it was tough on day 3 but the closer it gets to surgery day the easier it will be. I hope all goes well on the 29th and you get approved for the 31st. We will be surgery siblings. I am also having RNY. Can you explain what a Pouch revision is?

  12. 3 hours ago, Flo-grown said:

    Hi, I’m one week into my pre op liquid diet and I’m already down 9lbs. Three Protein Shakes a day and lots and lots of Water. The liquid diet is not as bad as I feared, I think staying super busy house shopping has helped. I haven’t had the time to miss food, lol. My surgery is July 31st. I cannot wait, I’m nervous yet very excited!!! So many new things in store for me 💕

    Hi, there Surgery sibling :) I am having RNY on the 31st. I had issues on day 3 with liquid diet, but it is getting better, and you are correct keeping busy helps. I'm not paying too much attention to the scale because... I started my journey in October and took a break in Feb. due to a job promotion and new grand daughter and I gained 14 lbs in the 3 months I was on pause from the program, then at the end of last month I broke my foot, so I've been in a boot not getting much exercise. I would just be happy to get back down to my October weight. But I'm still smaller than my highest weight ever so there is that. I am right there with you on the nervousness and excitement. I am sure this week is going to fly bye.

  13. On ‎5‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 8:26 AM, BulletWithButterflyWings said:

    Welcome to our family love!!! We're excited to have you. I'm also having the bypass done. Congrats on your first granddaughter! Hopefully you have your date soon!

    I finally got my date. It is July 31, 2019

  14. On ‎7‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 8:33 PM, MFaulk3 said:

    Had my gastric bypass on July 1st and came home today. Non eventful... thank goodness. Trying to swallow 1/4 cup of pureed turkey. Tastes great but getting full at the 2 tablespoon, 1 ounce point. Otherwise a bit tender around my 6 laproscopy sites, no dranining, Water and Protein Shake going down well. Have others had their surgery yet?

    Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear you are recovering well. My surgery is scheduled for the 31st. You got the 1st day and I get the last. I'm super excited, but was nervous about getting Water and Protein in. I'm glad to hear you are not having issues.

  15. My sleeve surgery date is 7/31... I'm so excited and so ready for this life change!!

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    I also got the 31st for my RNY. However I broke my foot yesterday. I'm praying my foot does not delay my surgery. I meet with foot Dr. on Tuesday. I was so excited, now I'm anxious again [emoji22]

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  16. Hey guys I know we have a July 2019 topic we can talk to each other on but I thought it might be neat to have a schedule so we know who’s going when and we can check on each other! Comment below with your date & surgery and I’ll edit and add you! We can still keep up on our other topic I’m not trying to hijack. Just making a schedule for us to keep up :)

    July 2019
    9-@mom_of_chaos (VSG)
    I got my date for July 30th, on Thursday. However broke my foot yesterday (Friday),I meet with orthopedic specialist next Tuesday. I'm praying for no issues with my foot complicating my date.

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