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Mark.olypenn

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Mark.olypenn got a reaction from droose in Personal size blenders   
    I use a Bullet blender for small batches. Works well for 1 or 2 servings and doesn't take a lot of counter space.

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    Mark.olypenn got a reaction from curlz74 in Lap band to gastric bypass   
    Thanks for your insights. With my Lap Band online resourses like this forum didn't exist.
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    Mark.olypenn got a reaction from curlz74 in Lap band to gastric bypass   
    For those that have had revisions from Lap Band to Gastric By-Pass, did your weight loss happen as you expected? What difficulties and advise would you share? My band was removed Dec 10, and the gastric by-pass is scheduled Feb 27. With my band I had already significantly reduced my portions, and eliminated many foods, like Pasta, etc. I have been told that the life style changes required may easier due to my 14 years with a band. However, the weight loss may take longer.
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    Mark.olypenn got a reaction from lovinglv in Revision Surgery Scheduled   
    Is there anyone with a VSG or RNY surgery date at the end of February? My band has been out for about 3 weeks. Feeling good that I made it through the Holidays without gaining any weight. I have been trying to stay within the eating restrictions I had with the band for 14 years. Post op has been much better than expected. I must admit it has been a bit liberating to eat without restriction. I really appreciate the recent posts and comments on the complications with GERDS and acid reflux with VSG. They confirmed our decision to change course from VSG to RNY, because of my history with GERDS and acid reflux with my band. My by-pass surgery is scheduled for the end of February. In the meantime, I have a couple more "boxes" to check off to complete the requirements for Medicare.
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    Mark.olypenn got a reaction from lovinglv in Revision Surgery Scheduled   
    Is there anyone with a VSG or RNY surgery date at the end of February? My band has been out for about 3 weeks. Feeling good that I made it through the Holidays without gaining any weight. I have been trying to stay within the eating restrictions I had with the band for 14 years. Post op has been much better than expected. I must admit it has been a bit liberating to eat without restriction. I really appreciate the recent posts and comments on the complications with GERDS and acid reflux with VSG. They confirmed our decision to change course from VSG to RNY, because of my history with GERDS and acid reflux with my band. My by-pass surgery is scheduled for the end of February. In the meantime, I have a couple more "boxes" to check off to complete the requirements for Medicare.
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