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Losing for Jack

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Losing for Jack reacted to MarvelGirl25 in Skin blemishes or small pimples post-op?   
    Same thing happened to me and i was breaking out like crazy. I was told its my body detoxing and that it would eventually clear up. Im happy to say it did clear up and my skin is much better than it was pre-op
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    Losing for Jack reacted to Prestonandme in Skin blemishes or small pimples post-op?   
    I developed pimples on my back and shoulders awhile after post-surgery. My dermatologist looked at them and said they were nothing to worry about. They went away within about two months and never returned.
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    Losing for Jack reacted to lvidacovich in Help   
    I think they'll be MORE than happy with 174 pounds in a year! Don't stress yourself to make that arbitrary goal.
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    Losing for Jack reacted to catwoman7 in Struggling with the idea of surgery   
    I told myself that for years (that I can do it on my own with diet and exercise). Every time, I'd lose 40-50-60 lbs just to gain it back - and start the cycle over again. This went on for decades. I finally realized that no, I couldn't do it on my own. I'd tried and tried and it just didn't work. So I finally went through with the surgery. I've lost over 200 lbs and have been maintaining ever since. No way could I have done this on my own. I'd have this surgery again in a heartbeat!
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from lvidacovich in Well this is about Sex   
    I am curious as to how long it takes to get this "bump" from surgery. I am about 3-4 weeks post-op (bypass) and have not noticed any difference in drive yet.
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from Lizzziee in October 2019 surgery peeps?   
    I am about 6-7 hours post op, so may still have some Meds in me, so take this for what it’s worth.

    The day started with 6-8 inches of snow (I live in the Denver area) and had to check in at 530AM. Amazingly everyone on my surgical team was on time and very bright eyed and enthusiastic.

    Operation started right on time at 730, work up in post op with some discomfort in my diaphragm area....and that’s it. Incision’s don’t hurt, and the diaphragm may may have been has, because that it slowly going away.

    Pretty exhausted, dozed most of the afternoon but doing shockingly well. Hoping that’s not just the meds talking, but so far a very pleasant experience!
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from Lizzziee in October 2019 surgery peeps?   
    I am about 6-7 hours post op, so may still have some Meds in me, so take this for what it’s worth.

    The day started with 6-8 inches of snow (I live in the Denver area) and had to check in at 530AM. Amazingly everyone on my surgical team was on time and very bright eyed and enthusiastic.

    Operation started right on time at 730, work up in post op with some discomfort in my diaphragm area....and that’s it. Incision’s don’t hurt, and the diaphragm may may have been has, because that it slowly going away.

    Pretty exhausted, dozed most of the afternoon but doing shockingly well. Hoping that’s not just the meds talking, but so far a very pleasant experience!
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    Losing for Jack reacted to wjgo in State Police thought I was a druggie! 🤣   
    Long story short, fine gentlemen in blue had to visit my home because of a domestic violence issue perpetrated by my "recovering" "former" meth addict brother.
    Well, the guy looks at my ID, knows my brother did drugs........ And my ID is from a year before my surgery..... And so, he gives me the run down, flashlight in my eyes checking me out and all that and was quizzing me on drug use..... Because in his mind that was the only explanation for the dramatic differences between my ID and what I look like now.
    Like.... Marshmallow Man vs Walking Dead character...
    I laughed, showed him my only immediate proof, which was my "special meal card" my doctor gives out to patients to politely ask restaurants to eat from kids or senior menus, or have special small portions.
    He laughed. I laughed. We all had a good time, until we had to go back to the "interview."
    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Losing for Jack reacted to naturallyzee in Disney World......My Non-scale Victoty   
    So.. I'm just getting back from a week at Disney with my four year old daughter and hubby. So cliche, but we had a Magical Time. The last time I was there was approximately 15 years ago. I weighed around 250+. Since then, I had gained about 80 pounds. Well, I had RNY on March 8, 2017. (The best decision of my life.) I've since lost over 100 pounds. Today, I'm down to 193.4 from 292 on surgery day.
    Anyway, back to my story. My first victory came on the plane. I was able to use the seat belt without an extender. You talk about excited. I didn't take the seat belt off even when the sign was off. I had extra room in my seat. After landing in Sanford/Orlando I thought wow, I don't have to turn sideways to get through the aisle. We then had to walk a long distance to get to Alamo rental cars. My husband was lagging behind and huffing and puffing. I could only think that would have been me just a year ago. I had to switch seats on the plane with my daughter because my husband was spilling over into my seat and not the other way around.
    Now to the hotel. We didn't go anywhere that day. We just rested. When I took my shower I was able to wrap a regular sized towel completely around my body without gaps and things hanging out. I must have walked around in that towel for 2 hours. Actually I did this every day. Who ever thought a towel could bring so much joy.
    On to Disney World......well the first day there we arrived around 10:00 AM and left about 10:00 PM. It was amazing. I was able to walk around for hours without being tired or in pain. By the end of the night I felt a little pain but nothing compared to before. My husband and daughter ate several times while we were there. I never ordered anything for myself. I knew I wasn't going to eat much. I just ate from their plates. This is a victory because #1 I saved us money and #2 Usually I would have ordered an entire meal and a sugary soda. (I haven't had a soda in 2017). I was able to do this for several days without the usual tiredness. The only thing I needed was Water. The second day my husband was too tired to go back to Disney. I went right back and stayed another 8 hours. I was also able to walk around the outlet mall for hours without needing to stop and rest. I brought new bras in a 36 C. Down from a 42 DD. They were actually sexy bras.
    Now the rides. I remember riding things at Disney 15 years ago and not being afraid. Somehow I had convinced myself that I was afraid of rides.Before we left I told my family that I was going to ride every ride no matter how scary they were. I was going to ride just because I could fit in them. Now I know it was a fear of not being able to fit on the rides. I road several rides, even the kiddie rides with my daughter. I had room to spare. I was able to jump in and out of the rides like a little kid. It felt amazing.
    I made fairly decent food choices while i was there. I must admit I took a bite or two of some things I shouldn't have but I was able to stop after those bites. It didn't affect anything though. I still lost 2.6 pounds this week. Yay me. Tomorrow its back to my usual healthy living.
    My daughter hugged and thanked me a million times. She was able to get those tiny arms around my waist. No better feeling that that. I almost forgot I willingly took several pictures. I also wore a strapless dress and romper while there.
    Sorry for the long post and the rambling. I was about to bubble over. I had to tell someone.
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    Losing for Jack reacted to Cherylmilla in October 2019 surgery peeps?   
    I'm right there with you (my sleeve is the 28th). All the waiting....tick, tick, tick. It's hard to concentrate at work sometimes. I'm glad today was a busy day at work.
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from Cherylmilla in October 2019 surgery peeps?   
    My bypass is scheduled for the 28th and it's pretty much all I think about right now. Part excited, part nervous, but not dreading it at all. Just wish the date would get here so I can move forward.
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    Losing for Jack reacted to New&Improved in October Surgery Roll Call   
    Just over 3 weeks left 😀😀😀
    10/28 RNY
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from ProudGrammy in MEN 300-350 LBS WEIGHT LOSS   
    I am scheduled for RNY surgery on 10/28/19. Currently 400 pounds but I have gained/lost the same 50 pounds for about a decade and 400 is usually my top.
    I've been overweight since I was young (8-9 years old), was able to lose weight and feel good during a stint in the Army. After I was discharged in 1995 I was 225 and build like an athlete (I am 6'4). However, I put on about 20 pounds a year, maxing out at around 425-450 (I assume, because I didn't have a scale that went that high) in 2005.
    My surgeon set a "goal" for me of 240 because I am pretty big boned, but like others have mentioned, 225 in 1995 is not the same 225 today so I am keeping my lower range open. We'll see how I feel as I lose.
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    Losing for Jack reacted to Eric Noack in Before and After Pics   
    Loving this new journey.
    Good morning friends.


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    Losing for Jack reacted to Panda333 in Had surgery earlier today and feel good   
    Typing to you guys from the hospital. Had my surgery about 12 hours ago. I haven’t looked at my incisions but I’m told there are 6 and look good. I’m drinking Water And broth about t 4-6 oz/ hour. That does not make me full wondering if this is normal? I also barely feel pain. I didn’t have any gas issues at all.... all is good and II plan to go home tomorrow. Appreciate everyone who read and responded and those who IM-ed me. I guess I’lll go over to the post op thread, lol.
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from Cherylmilla in October 2019 surgery peeps?   
    I am also 10/28!
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    Losing for Jack reacted to Brian B in Guys who started over 400 lbs.   
    I remember my last trip to casual male .. the woman said this will probably be the last time we see you... it was such a strangely happy moment.
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    Losing for Jack reacted to ellemarie in You know you lost weight when   
    You can answer, "Either is fine with me.", when asked, "Would you like a table or a booth?"
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from Frustr8 in Stomach emptying   
    Now I am curious. From what Kaiser told me it’s their standard procedure that everyone gets. All it was, was eating some “radioactive” scrambled eggs and they tracked that through my system.
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from Frustr8 in Stomach emptying   
    Now I am curious. From what Kaiser told me it’s their standard procedure that everyone gets. All it was, was eating some “radioactive” scrambled eggs and they tracked that through my system.
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    Losing for Jack reacted to RickM in Stomach emptying   
    This has me somewhat baffled - and same as catwoman, I've never heard of this being done as a normal pre-op test.
    I would be interested in hearing what their rationale is, as my understanding of it all is that stomach emptying in a normal person is largely a function of the pyloric valve, which is being bypassed along with the remnant stomach in your RNY. I can understand that if you were having a sleeve or DS done, which preserves the pyloric valve, then faster than normal emptying could imply a higher risk of post-op dumping or reactive hypoglycemia, which are rare with the sleeve based procedures but relatively common with the bypass (owing to the existence or non-existence of that pyloric valve.) Maybe a tendency toward rapid empyting implies that the surgeon should give you a tighter stoma to slow things down post-op?
    Call me confused - but curious!
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    Losing for Jack got a reaction from Cherylmilla in October 2019 surgery peeps?   
    I am also 10/28!
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