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    mmihalko reacted to JessLess in Spinach   
    I have some frozen spinach in the Breakfast smoothie I'm drinking right now.
    (Vanilla Premier Protein shake, frozen spinach, frozen raspberries, flax and chia seeds.)
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    mmihalko reacted to Danrod78 in Walking   
    Good morning I just had my surgery done 4 days ago, how much walking should I be doing in a daily basics, and is it that hard just being in liquid diet for two weeks??
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    mmihalko got a reaction from LoriLynnRN in October sleevers?????   
    October 28th date for sleeve
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    mmihalko reacted to Wineguy in Gastric Sleeve after 50 (Senior Sleevers)   
    I'm over 65 and surgery is scheduled for early December...I'm already on a restricted diet for gout, so dealing with things I can't (shouldn't) eat is not new. However, Protein heavy food and Water is getting a little tiresome. Yes, I know it will be a permanent issue after the sleeve, but I love my veggies and fruit.
    This step is drastic as we all know, but having been fat my whole life I'd like to see what it's like to be able to wear normal clothes, sit comfortably in a plane seat and not be greeted by friends as "Hey...big guy". Whatever my life expectancy is...I want that experience. Plus I'm tired of using a CPAP for my severe apnea.
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    mmihalko reacted to Lainie-lou in Gastric Sleeve after 50 (Senior Sleevers)   
    There can be a few extra challenges to weight loss surgery later in life. It would be nice to support each other on the journey.
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    mmihalko reacted to argente1280 in Drinking Post Op   
    I'm preparing myself for admission to a 45-day rehab for alcohol addiction post RNY gastric bypass. This is not the first round of treatment. I had my gatric bypass 10/1999 in San Diego CA at the facility operated by Drs Clark and Wittgrove. By nine months post op I lost 106 pounds and maintained that loss through 2008. However, during that time I also began experiencing and struggling with a dependence on alcohol.

    Dr Clark explained that once I physically adapted to my new physiology, I could re-introduce various other foods and drinks, determining whether they would compel the infamous "dumping syndrome". Sugar was a definite "no consume", but when I went to my family's traditional Sunday brunch several months post op and slaked my thirst with a flute of champagne, I did not experience dumping syndrome. All I felt was a "super high" from the sip I took. After that, the game was on. My addiction began in earnest. Dumping Syndrome I was warned about. There were no flags waved before me about the possibilities of alcoholism and alcohol addiction. I am waving those flags now!

    I first went into treatment April of 2008. I did not complete the relapse segment of treatment because I had scheduled reconstructive surgery for a work related injury. The surgery schedule overlapped that final stage of rehab. I think God walked with me through those years because I remained sober until my mother began dying in late 2016. It was then I began drinking volumes of wine that increased to the equivalent, on average, of 4 bottles of wine a day. Occasionally, I thought drinking vodka a better alternative than drinking wine. Don't ask me why. The mind of an addict. I returned to wine. Drug of choice. Drug of self-destruction.

    One day I decided to try and find out why and and how my "take it or leave it " attitude toward alcohol became a "can't live without it " condition. On the internet, I discovered that, as gastric bypass patients, we are unique. In the same way that we each do not necessarily experience dumping syndrome, we do not experience the effects of alcohol the same.

    Post gastric bypass, my physiology became hyper receptive to the effects of alcohol, particularly the initial high produced from its consumption. I believe there is no way on this planet that I am unique in this experience. I want others to know, as I now seek treatment a second time on June 13, 2019, that if this is happening to you, don't wait, don't blame yourself, it's your body reacting to the changes made. Be totally honest with those treating you. Only then, hopefully armed with what I'm writing here, can you get the medical help, psychological treatment and ongoing care that will make you whole.

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    mmihalko reacted to Colorado Cowgirl in Eating small bites   
    Those are great. I bought tapas plates and appetizer forks and spoons at Bed Bath and Beyond. Six months out I am still using them. Ellen DeGeneres has a pretty set I bought to treat myself. Non food reward!
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    mmihalko reacted to Sandra Nuelken in Eating small bites   
    I found these to be just terrific to eat with. I also take them with me when I eat out to make sure I'm taking small bites and chewing a lot. I only had an issue once since surgery and I wasn't using these. I also use the small desert plate to plate my food. I just wanted to share. https://www.amazon.com/LIANYU-Silverware-Stainless-Tableware-Dishwasher/dp/B07WMZR9NQ/ref=sr_1_32_sspa?keywords=stainless+toddler+utensil&qid=1570897318&s=baby-products&sr=1-32-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzM0lPNUdUWVdET1QzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODE3ODQ0MTE4VlVXRVMwMExWViZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDIzMDc0MzhXODFXM0lSMlRSMCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2J0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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    mmihalko reacted to Sheribear68 in Gastric Sleeve after 50 (Senior Sleevers)   
    Lol, well the “how” is my sleeve.
    The first 10 pounds actually came off in the 10 day pre-surgery liquid diet, the other 90 since surgery.
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    mmihalko got a reaction from Sandra Nuelken in Gastric Sleeve after 50 (Senior Sleevers)   
    Just turned 65. Surgery for sleeve scheduled for October 28th. So ready for this and be healthy and comfortable in life again.

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