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abiebaby

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. abiebaby

    Wonderland

    Congratulations! Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. I'm only only 5 months post op (sleeve), but I had to post this! HW 308, SW 288, and current weight 198! Yes!!! I've made it to onederland! I know I haven't had as much to lose as some others might have, but this is really exciting! Haven't been this weight since I was 14! It's been a hard road, and it ain't over yet (well, it never will be, really), but it's great to finally be here! Plenty of NSVs along the way! No more meds for blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. No more snoring at night. Went from a tight size 44 waist to a loose 34. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. abiebaby

    Hit onederland!

    I actually have stayed on the wagon, for the most part. I have found decent substitutes for most of my weakness foods. Will occasionally have sugar free jelly bellies to take care of my candy fix (I also use bariatric advantage multi chews for my vitamins and calcium). I make cakes out of almond flour and splenda/stevia for occasional snacks. Get my potato chip fixe from quest protein chips, and my candy bar/cookie fix from protein bars (mostly quest, but some kirkland as well). There are some things I don't think I'll ever be able to substitute, such as pizza. I've tried making an almond flour crust and cauliflower crust, and they're just not the same. Maybe after a year or 2 I'll be willing to have half a slice, I'm just scared of having anything that may end up being a slider food for me. I sometimes get into food doldrums, but they're manageable so far. We'll have to see how it works for the long term, but I am committed to making this stick. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. abiebaby

    Hit onederland!

    Didn't take a photo, but have my renpho readouts. Only started using it a week after my surgery, though... Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. abiebaby

    Remembering foods you can’t eat now

    I've tried Edamame and black bean spaghetti. Hi protein, lo carb, and texture is pretty close. Helps me with my pasta fix. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. abiebaby

    June 2020 Sleevers, how are you doing?

    And I'm currently scheduled for an ultrasound on Thursday, because I've been having pain in my upper right abdomen half an hour after eating. I know what that probably means, but hoping for the best. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. abiebaby

    June 2020 Sleevers, how are you doing?

    So...I've had great progress so far. starting weight 308,surgery weight 288, current weight 219. Plenty of NSVs as well. Now for the downsides: in a bit of a food funk right now. It's a little hard watching my family eat things that i can't (well, really, i can probably eat some, but it would not have good results). I am deathly afraid of carbs, because that has been my downfall in the past. Don't get me wrong: i don't regret the surgery at all! Just need some encouragement sometimes....
  8. abiebaby

    Am I drinking too much

    I had a similar problem post surgery. After the first day or so, had no problem drinking over 64 Oz a day. My bariatric team told me not to worry about it. The only restriction I feel with liquid now (7 weeks post op) is after I eat (even though I wait an hour after eating for drinking, it still feels like the food is still there, blocking the liquid for a bit). Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. Not really, besides some 10 minute walks.
  10. Has anyone had this happen? Pain is more like a dull ache than anything else. Just wondering if what I am feeling is the early stages of a hernia? Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. Thanks for the reassurances. I did have a stitch cut at 1 week out to help drain a hematoma, so I guess this could just be because the rest of the stitches are dissolving. Haven't been cleared for exercise until next week, so I guess I'll see what happens then. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. My goal is 100 grams. I tend to supplement with protein water to make sure I hit my goal. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. I may be an outlier... Started process at 308 (bmi of 41). Sleeved on 6/22 at 286. Last I weighed myself on Friday (4.5 weeks post op), I was down to 244 (after a stall for 1.5 weeks at ~250). Not saying this to boast; I don't think I'm doing anything different than anyone else. My main point is that everyone loses weight differently. I fully expect my weight loss to slow down significantly, while others' weight loss will be accelerating. 39 year old male, BTW. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. My bariatric team specifically recommends using crystal lite to hydrate if you can tolerate water. Take that for what it's worth.... Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. abiebaby

    Meals

    I do 4-5 tiny meals a day, and drink a couple of protein waters to supplement. I am 3 weeks post op an in pureed stage, though... Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. abiebaby

    One more day of liquids

    Thanks for the suggestions. Day 3 of pureed today. So far, I seem to be tolerating things relatively well, with the exception of ground meat. The ricotta bake is really good! Reminds me of a cheese lasagna without the pasta. I have been having issues figuring out when I'm full. Guess my nerve endings in my stomach are still messed up. I don't have any warnings before feeling over full (food stuck in my throat feeling). And this is after 1/4-1/3 cup of food! Guess I have to measure my portions smaller... Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. Hey all, Tomorrow is my last day of the post op liquid diet. In my program, that was limited to Protein Shakes only for meals (no adding fruit, etc.). I can honestly say that I am sick and tired of these Protein shakes.< /p>On Wednesday, I get to move to pureed foods. Does anyone have any suggestions for something to start with? Right now I'm leaning towards scrambled egg (doubt I can get more than one down), tuna, and the like. Can anyone suggest some interesting foods that worked for them in the beginning of the pureed stage? Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. abiebaby

    One more day of liquids

    So, had 1 egg with a slice of cheese for breakfast. Ended up having some stuck in my throat because there was no room. The weirdest feeling... Think I'm going to have to supplement with protein water for some time still. My nutritionist wants me to try to get to 100 grams of protein a day. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. I didn't have a preop liquid diet. However, I was required to loose 15 lbs from my initial appointment 4 months prior. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. abiebaby

    One more day of liquids

    Thanks, I'll check it out
  21. abiebaby

    Onederland!!!

    Congratulations! Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. Starting last night, I had some minor oozing oozing from my main incision. As it was mostly clear (tinged red), didn't smell like puss, and I didn't have any other signs of infection, I figured it was normal. Starting this morning, what looked like old blood starting steadily oozing out. Long story short, the Dr met me at the hospital, and it turned out to be a hematoma (blood pooling between the layers of the incision). He cut one of the stitches, drained and irrigated it, and packed it with gauze. Hopes this helps someone out. It seems while this is not too common, it's not unheard of. Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. abiebaby

    June Sleevers Post Op

    Sleeved yesterday. Had a rough night due to gas pain, but doing much better now. Being discharged as soon as pharmacy gets around to filling my prescriptions. My surgeon didn't require any liquid diet prior to surgery, so I was worried how I would handle the no food after the surgery. Last time I ate was Sunday night, and thankfully not hungry or weak at all! Tomorrow I start on a 3 day diluted clear juice party, and graduate to protein shakes on day 4. Start pureed food on day 15. Glad the surgery is over, now the real work begins! Now how do I make sure my 2 year old doesn't jump on me as soon as I get home... Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  24. abiebaby

    June 2020 surgeries

    Just had mine this morning. No nausea so far or gas pain, but I do have incision pain Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. abiebaby

    June 2020 surgeries

    Covid test came back negative. Pre op and blood typing done. Now, how to deal with my anxiety over this until Monday.... Sent from my SM-G986U using BariatricPal mobile app
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