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Uomograsso

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Congrats!
    Uomograsso got a reaction from TattooedSeaStar in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    Just got a call and my surgery has been switched from 7:30 am to 9:45 am tomorrow. I am OK with that because I originally needed to be at the hospital at 5:30 am, now my time is 7:15 am so I can sleep a little later.
    As to pre-op diets my surgeon gave me the following list of Protein drinks to use: Premier Protein, Bariatric Advantage Protein Powder, Muscle Milk Genuine, Unjury Protein Powder and/or Protein 2O. powders could be mixed with Water or skim milk. The goal was to get 80-90 grams of protein each day. I could have 1 cup of fruit or vegetables two times a day. I could also have low sodium chicken broth along with sugar free popsicles and Jello. I did 1 week of liquids with day before surgery just clear liquids. This is done to shrink the liver so doctor can lift the liver off of the stomach to allow better access to it.
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    Uomograsso reacted to brian10x in I actually prefer not to die   
    Well, I wasn't talking about the boobs of women who have had surgery. I was only referring to my surgeon. I was hoping for a surgeon with big melons so that when she is bending over me I get an eyefull. It would certainly take my mind of the procedure and put me in a great mood. Even better if one of them accidentally brushes up against me.
    Does that make me a bad person?
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    Uomograsso reacted to brian10x in I actually prefer not to die   
    My primary physician sent me to him. Ideally, I was looking for a bariactric surgeon who was female and hot with big boobs, but I'll settle for a guy with 3000 (successful?) surgeries.
  4. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to AZhiker in I actually prefer not to die   
    Sorry, but I just can't let your comment go. Bariatric surgery involves huge physical changes, and for many women, it means substantial loss of in the boob department. The body changes are hard enough to cope with, and it doesn't help knowing there are men who value a woman by the size of her breasts. Your comment is insensitive to the successful female WLS patients on this forum.
  5. Congrats!
    Uomograsso got a reaction from FluffyChix in Losing More By Eating More   
    I haven't had surgery yet, but I have been dieting since July 2019 as my surgeon wanted me to get my BMI down to 50 before surgery. I started at trying to stay at or under 2400 calories per day and as I lost weight I dropped it to 2000 per day. After about 3 months I was comfortable on 1600 calories a day. I also noticed that if I stalled or even wasn't stalling that if I had a couple of days closer to my upper limits and then cranked it back down to lower I had my best week of weight loss. I haven't done much research but I think this is labelled as a calorie confusion diet or metabolic confusion diet. This is where you alternate between high calorie and low calorie days. I also did 16:8 intermittent fasting. Your body thinks it is starving on the lower calories and then you bump your metabolism back up with high calorie day.
  6. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to FluffyChix in Losing More By Eating More   
    This is what I do. And it works! I do ADF with calorie restriction.
  7. Congrats!
    Uomograsso got a reaction from FluffyChix in Losing More By Eating More   
    I haven't had surgery yet, but I have been dieting since July 2019 as my surgeon wanted me to get my BMI down to 50 before surgery. I started at trying to stay at or under 2400 calories per day and as I lost weight I dropped it to 2000 per day. After about 3 months I was comfortable on 1600 calories a day. I also noticed that if I stalled or even wasn't stalling that if I had a couple of days closer to my upper limits and then cranked it back down to lower I had my best week of weight loss. I haven't done much research but I think this is labelled as a calorie confusion diet or metabolic confusion diet. This is where you alternate between high calorie and low calorie days. I also did 16:8 intermittent fasting. Your body thinks it is starving on the lower calories and then you bump your metabolism back up with high calorie day.
  8. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to GradyCat in Hunger wth?   
    It's more than likely head hunger. Even now one year post-op I rarely, if ever, feel "hungry" but my head hunger triggers me to eat sometimes.
  9. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to AJ Tylo in Hunger wth?   
    Are you hungry or is it in your head? Search here for Head hunger! I know it sounds stupid but it is a real thing

  10. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to justmetj in Hunger wth?   
    I was really hungry while on the clear and full liquid stage after surgery but once I moved on to solid food I lost a lot of that hunger. Now, sometimes, I have to force myself to eat. It will get better 🤗
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from Suzagrace9 in Help with exercise pease   
    +1 on the Water aerobics. I work out at our local community center and in the pool area the have a lazy river which the dedicate walking in the mornings. I started out doing that, walking against the current. Easy on the knees and hips, but you can get a good workout. If you have access to that I would recommend it. I see a lot of people who have knee and hip replacements doing that.
  12. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to jaytissle55 in Hunger wth?   
    I was very hungry in the first 2 weeks after surgery but at about week 4 when I was allowed to go back to the gym my hunger decreased about 90% and since then I have good days and some days that are so so!!!!!!! Overall, this has been a great process for me and I wake up each day with a fight in my eyes that tells me that I never want to go back to the days of overeating and having health issues due to eating whatever I want and whenever I want to.... It is a process and you will find what works for you in this process... So just stay the course and follow the instructions from your healthcare team.... Also, major key for me was you have to want this process to work and fight everyday to make it work for you... Good luck to you and keep us posted...
  13. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to GradyCat in Losing More By Eating More   
    I am one year post-op sleeve.
    I struggled with losing weight for the last six months, was constantly stalled.
    But I didn't gain weight (except for 3 1/2 pounds during holidays, which I've already lost).
    So starting January 1st I started eating MORE calories, like a LOT, like 1300/day and guess what? I'm LOSING weight again.
    My guess is my body had adjusted to the lower number of calories and was holding on to everything it was getting.
    Or maybe my body just needed a rest.
    But I feel like I had the longest stall in weight loss surgery history.
    Happy now to see the scale going down daily!

  14. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to S@ssen@ch in Help with exercise pease   
    I think I'd start with seated exercises. YouTube is full of them. If possible, aquatic exercises are also very good. You can often find classes at the local YMCA or equivalent.
    For strength, I'd get me some thera-bands and incorporate it into my seated exercises.
    Best of luck. Hopefully you can eventually transition to weight-bearing exercises.
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    You can make your own refreezable ice pack with a gallon freezer bag. Fill it with 3 cups of Water and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and then just put it in the freezer. Make two so you can always have one ready to go while you are using the other one.
  16. Thanks
    Uomograsso reacted to JRT Mom in Judgment Free Zone   
    Guys, I gotta get this off my chest.
    BariatricPal is a wonderful site that has helped countless people on their weight loss journey. Many topics have been discussed here with some of them being a bit off-color or controversial, but it's OK because we are hear to learn and get help and give help.
    But many posters ask honest questions, and some of the responses come off as being judgemental of the poster. If people are afraid their questions are going to bring down a rain of judgements on their head, they are likely NOT to post, and isn't asking questions what this forum is for?
    So I hope we can give a bit of consideration when we respond to a question. Opinions are definitely OK, but if the post comes off as judgemental people may be hesitant to ask them, and it defeats the purpose of this forum.
    Thanks, whew-I feel better now. I love you all!
  17. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to jayali in January 16th almost a year   
    Hello everyone I started at 306 n now I am 190 which is great but started having weird symptoms of bad heartburn and I wasn’t able to to eat or drink. On the 31st of December my surgeon went in and put a ballon to stretch my stomach out a bit which I can now drink but still not eat as much. But I am still having bad heartburn and stomach pain accompanied by like a burning up I’m not sure if what I am going through is normal.
  18. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to Taj in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    In addition to the ab binder and sippy cups, one of those gel ice packs from Walgreens or cvs-the large one that’s made for the back. Put it on your belly a couple times each day and it also helps reduce the swelling and bloating tremendously. Make sure the gasX is chewable or the small blue pill. The rapidmelts don’t really work. This vsg was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’m one week post op and almost all swelling and bloating is gone, thanks to the ab binder and ice pack. Without the ab binder scale was dropping one pound per day. With ab binder and ice pack, scale dropping 3 pounds each day, consistently. No need to be nervous. Just be prepared and you’ll have smooth sailing.
  19. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to AZhiker in Pain   
    Danny, are you passing and stool or rectal gas now? what other surgeries or injuries have you had in the past? How does this pain compare to them? If this is the only surgery you've ever had, then this is the worst pain of your life. Understood. But compared to knee replacements, open abdominal surgeries, thoracic surgery, or severe fractures, laproscopic surgery is pretty mild. After 5 days, the surgical gas pain should be resolved. There will be incisional pain, especially when trying to get out of bed or doing twisting type movements. There will be deeper pain in specific spots with the same kind of movements. That is all normal. Your pain meds should be helping. As stated before, take the pain meds BEFORE the pain reaches a high point. Use a firm small pillow to brace your belly when you stand, cough, get out of bed or a chair, or even walk. And walk you must. Walk, walk, walk. Sip your fluids. That's all you have to do right now. Each day should be getting a little better by this point.
  20. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to New&Improved in UNDER 200 LB NEW PHOTOS NEW CLOTHES!!   
    I'm feeling AMAZING.
    I've hit 198 as of yesterday so I decided to treat myself by going and buying some new clothes and some brand names even 😀
    I managed to find the smallest size I could fit into and I was shocked.
    Thought I'd share my latest progress photo for everyone.
    I've come along way from 322-198 has taken me 4.5 months so far.
    Please be kind 😀
    I know I've gotta start really working out soon so I'm picking up a rowing machine next week which that should help a lot with my stomach area..
    I really hope I can get down to 180-185
    Thankyouuu.
    MIKEY.









  21. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to elsie77 in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    As ready as I’ll ever be!!! I’ve to be in the hospital 9 hours from now. Good luck to others going in tomorrow, I know there are a few more in this thread.
  22. Haha
    Uomograsso reacted to Orchids&Dragons in Death Clock   
    Well, it said I'll live to be 97. I have serious doubts. They didn't take my driving into account. 🙄
  23. Haha
    Uomograsso reacted to JRT Mom in Death Clock   
    As much as I love Brad Pitt, I certainly don't want to look like him...
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from rene50 in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    I am ready. On day five of 1 week liquid diet and I have lost 12 lbs since starting it (I probably lost a couple of pounds sweating the Chiefs win yesterday) . Lots of ups and downs for energy, but hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. Two more days left. My surgery is at 7:30 am on Thursday and I have to be there at 5:30 am. Been getting up early and going to bed early so I can be well rested.
  25. Haha
    Uomograsso got a reaction from JRT Mom in Death Clock   
    Ever see the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"? Check it out if you haven't. Maybe you will wind up like him. 😉
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