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  1. I'm almost 3 months out from loop duodenal switch surgery and jonesing for a BLT, club sandwich, heck even just half a slice with some Peanut Butter.< /p>I certainly don't want to rush things. I was instructed to avoid bread, rice and Pasta for 3-6 months, but I've also read that toast isn't so bad? Is that just a myth you is there something legit in the toasting that isn't as bad as plain squishy bread? Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Before and during pics

    Two month progress on duodenal switch surgery. White t shirt was the night before surgery, I weighed in around 287 if I recall, and I was about 235 in the black t shirt two months later. High weight about 60 days before surgery was 308. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Need a good LIE

    I told people it was "preventative" surgery. (It prevented me getting diabetes etc) nobody ever asked what it was preventing and accepted it at face value. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    november sleeve

    I'm 83 days out today (duodenal switch November 18th 2019) and I'm down about 83lbs total from my peak weight. Hit a stall this past week, actually gained a pound and a half which is slowly coming back off. Hoping for another 40-50 lbs by summer.
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    Duodenal switch surgery on past Tuesday.

    You can do it!! You got this far. Follow your doctor's plan. Usually plain water and clear protein for a week or two then pureed food in week 3. I remember getting to eat hamburger meat, blended into paste with jarred gravy, tasted like heaven lol. I had my surgery right before Thanksgiving which was super tough.
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    Duodenal switch surgery on past Tuesday.

    Hi Briggs, welcome to the forum! I had the DS mid November. I dealt with some pain for a few days as you are feeling. Most of the pain happened when I tried to sit more than an ounce of water at a time though. You have to resist eating any kind of food though, your stomach is absolutely not ready for that any time soon. It is very swollen from the surgery plus it's physically much smaller than before. You have to be extremely patient at this point, the first several weeks are critical for good healing. Your primary goal should be water to stay hydrated, then liquid protein. I guess I got lucky and don't mind the taste of Premiere protein shakes from Costco. You can always get unflavored protein powder and add it to water. Stay away from sugary drinks though. I had a protein water that was way too sweet, and eventually drank more Gatorade Zero.
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    november sleeve

    I stalled in week 3, but have done well dropping since halfway through week 4. I'm looking forward to talking to my nutritionist soon about meal planning going forward.
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    When can I have some rice? Lol

    I was told no rice, bread, pasta etc for at least 3 months. I made cauliflower rice and stir fried it with some soy sauce, rice vinegar, some frozen veggies, and my kids thought it was actual fried rice. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    november sleeve

    I'm also using the Baritastic app, I'm just not used to tracking everything I eat. I have a nutritionist appointment coming up soon though, so I need to get better at logging my intake.
  10. My surgeon is recommending Bariatric Advantage brand vitamins, which are $38 on their web site, and $50 on Amazon. Any thoughts on this, or any cheaper alternatives for duodenal switch surgeries? I don't want to cheap out on good vitamins, but if I need to take these for the next 30 years, $500-$600/yr starts to add up
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    Weight-loss funnies

    Before and after Christmas dinner Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    3oz at a time

    Every body is different. I'm almost 6 weeks out and I've lost over 40lbs. I had a duodenal switch though, not just a VSG. My doc says every meal should be 1/4 to 1/2 cup of food, but after 6 weeks I should be able to eat 1 whole cup of food, but nothing more than that, and it needs to be balanced for high protein, moderate healthy fats, and little to no sugar. So for you at 7 weeks, eating 3oz of food sounds fine, I think it's more about portion size and proportions of macros. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    november sleeve

    Hi everyone. Had my surgery on November 18th and down about 40lbs, plus 21 leading up to the surgery. I keep thinking someone's pranking my scale... But I'm down into slim/straight jeans, down 3 more notches on my belt, heck even dropped a shoe size! Also stalled in week 3 but needed to make an emergency trip to another country cause we almost lost my dad. Traveling and adjusting to new food lifestyle is hard!! 37 days since surgery and creeping up on week 6 foods. Tonight I had a few small bites of ham, cranberry sauce, and some white beans for dinner, plus a 2 egg omelet with Dubliner cheese and green onions for breakfast. Finding it hard to track macros and I always feel constantly behind on water. (I think I'm just bored with plain water). Still drinking one or two protein shakes per day and loving the recipes folks post to help with variety. Gonna try a chocolate protein shake with some chilled decaf in the morning. Have to watch that I don't eat too quickly on yummy stuff. Gorged on 5 pieces of sashimi on Sunday and left half of it behind in the restaurant toilet. Sweet stuff turns my stomach. My sense of smell is in overdrive. I'm loving the journey. Happy holidays, hope you're all doing great! Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    What was your diet pre op like?

    7 days, clear liquid, broth, and five 30 grab protein shakes a day. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    How often do others weigh themselves?

    I get up, do my business on the toilet, step to undies and a t shirt, and weigh. Then I weigh again, then enter that into my app. Every morning. I think I've only missed a few days since my surgery mid-November Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. I was 308 in early September. Surgery was Nov 18 and I was 287. Just over a month since surgery and I'm 250.5 today. Haven't taken any "after" pictures yet, but I will. 58 lbs, and 11 BMI points, gone forever! Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Denver Batiatric? Dr. Snyder?

    I went with Dr Joshua Long in Lone Tree, his team is amazing. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. I have to make an emergency trip to Canada to be with family, and I'm on week 4 soft foods. To make sure I'm getting enough protein in, I'm still drinking a Premier shake every day, but I could bring any in my luggage. Anyone know if these are available in Canada? Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. Thanks. I'm already at the airport, that's why I was asking what was available in Toronto.
  20. Had loop DS on November 18. HW 308, SW 287, CW 260. I'm already down a pant size, had to buy a new belt because I got tired if punching new holes in the old one, even went down a shoe size! My 3XL hoodies look awful on me, and 3XL button shirts that strained at the buttons when I sat down are incredibly baggy on me and make me look like a hobo. And my eyesight send to have drastically improved, I haven't with my glasses since I got home from surgery. I pulled on some "slim straight cut" jeans (though did 40 waist) and my wife told me to "bring those ass cheeks over here!" Which I happily obliged Thank goodness I like cheap clothing at Walmart, I can restock my wardrobe for cheap until I settle close to my goal weight. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Loop Duodenal Switch vs Duodenal Switch SADI-S

    I had the loop DS done in Colorado, my surgeon here has been doing then for several years. Happy to chat more in DM. I'm only just starting week 4, but I've been out for breakfast (fried egg and mashed chicken sausage patty, only ate a third of the patty), coffee (decaf late with skim milk, no sweetener), and lunch (Qdoba, mini bowl with chicken, pinto beans, fajita veggies and guac, couldn't even eat half), and have tolerated all of that just fine. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Duodenal switch surgery on past Tuesday.

    Most of my pain was gone before I left the hospital. I used a few pain killers (Norco) for a few days afterward because the stickers areas were pretty tender and I was having trouble getting to sleep. Don't think I took any more after a week. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. I'm 15 days post op, on my week 3 diet of pureed foods, though I'm gradually introducing small amounts of texture too. Twice since being home I've had a brief but sharp pain on my right side. I've heard of this as "runners stitch" where not syncing your breathing with your steps can hit your liver, and I'm wondering if that's what this is? I walked 5000 steps today in my neighborhood and it flared up again. I'm certainly not running by any stretch of the imagination but curious if it's a similar thing. I'll mention it at my follow-up appointment on Friday. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Going out to eat...

    Technically I'm on week 3, pureed food, and a sliced up runny fried egg is pretty much that. My doc also suggested blended meat, so taking tiny bits of sausage (I'm talking no bigger than like a grain of rice at a time), and it was fine. I took it very slow, in fact it took me longer to eat the egg as it did my friend to eat his entire plate of food.
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    Going out to eat...

    I went out exactly two weeks after surgery. Enjoyed a sunny side up fried egg and itty bitty chunks of a chicken sausage mixed in. Chewed, chewed, chewed. So yummy. Only finished a third of the chicken sausage patty before the egg was gone and I felt like I had just eaten two giant plates of food. Sent from my Pixel 3 using BariatricPal mobile app

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