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Corrine2020

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. If you’ve had gastric bypass in the last few months how are you doing? How much weight have you lost? Any regrets or pleased with your decision to go with the bypass?
  2. Corrine2020

    Anyone for August 2020

    I'm definitely getting all my protein in - I'm overly concerned about losing hair so it's a must exceed goal for me each day. My doc said I should be getting the "bulk" of my protein from soft food. However, she said it is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged to still have one shake a day to ensure I don't struggle meeting my protein goals while my stomach is still healing the first 3-6 months. So, I'm still having one shake a day (30 g of protein) mixed with fair life milk (13 g of protein). Then, getting the remaining 17 - 37g of protein isn't hard at all. Throughout the day I usually have 1/4c of cottage cheese (7.5g P), Babybel cheese (6g P), Scallops or Salmon, deli turkey meat or shredded chicken. Hope this helps and I definitely encourage you to call your doctor if you are only managing 9 grams a day.
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    Gain 3 weeks out

    I’m a little over 3 weeks out and had been hovering around the same weight for a week. The last two days the scale has actually gone up a couple pounds! Is this normal during the “stall”?
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    Gain 3 weeks out

    My concern is not with the stall. I expected it to stall. I did not however expect to see the scale to go in the wrong direction:(
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    Anyone for August 2020

    I’m a little over 2 weeks out from my bypass and recently went to my post op appointment. I was told that at this point I should be able to eat about 2 ounces at a meal. About 1/4 a cup to 1/2 cup. And, that by month 3 it should be closer to 3 ounces. Their main concern was that I ate protein first and that I did so very very slowly. Just some insight into what I was told. Each surgeon has their own post op diet so I recommend you call their office for clarification.
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    Hospital stay

    I had RNY and went in on a Monday morning and checked out at noon Tuesday.
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    Anyone for August 2020

    Sending you MANY good thoughts on Wednesday!!
  8. Corrine2020

    Anyone for August 2020

    How is everyone that has had the procedure doing? Lots of people going in this week and next and sending good luck vibes to you all. I'm currently Day 6/7 Post Op and feeling back to normal completely. Resumed my regular workouts and activity this past weekend just fine. Zero pain and I never experienced any gas pain. If I didn't have the incisions I would question if they even did anything?? I know this isn't everyone's experience but I do want to put it out there that it is possible. I was terrified before surgery of the pain and entire process. At this point the only thing that is hard is the 2 week Protein Shake/ Liquid diet only....ugh. One more week until I can incorporate soft foods and I can't wait.
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    Anyone for August 2020

    My surgeon has us drinking one ounce of water (using the little medicine cups helps!) ever 15 minutes. I just set a timer on my watch to remind me. It has helped a lot!
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    Recent RNY - How ya doing?

    @whatatool Hi! I had mine done 3 days ago and feel fantastic. I haven’t felt any pain or nausea so like you I’m feeling very lucky.
  11. Corrine2020

    Anyone for August 2020

    What post op eating plan/schedule did your surgeon give you? Are you allowed to drink an entire shake in one sitting? Did they recommend slim fast? Everyone else, what is your post op diet? For example, mine is to get 64 Oz of water and 60-80 grams of protein a day via very small one ounce increments. I do this for the first 2 weeks until my post op follow up where I advance to soft foods.
  12. Corrine2020

    Anyone for August 2020

    So far it's been smooth sailing. No real pain. Stomach is just very sore. Trying to stay on the water/shake schedule they gave me is hardest of all!
  13. Corrine2020

    Anyone for August 2020

    I had my RNY yesterday and everything went great. The pain was minimal and close to none at all. My stomach just feels really sore like I did a ton of crunches. I Also had a morphine pump with a button I could push if needed for pain or to stay ahead of any potential pain. It was fantastic! I’ve been up and walking a lot and am now home. I also have had zero gas pains thus far. Fingers crossed it continues to be this smooth. Good luck to those getting their procedure soon.
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    Anyone for August 2020

    @halo68Wow! That is such great progress already! Good luck with your surgery today and let us know how it goes!
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    Anyone for August 2020

    @dwgirl my surgery is scheduled for Aug 11th and I started my process Jun 11th. So, two months in total. My insurance no longer requires the documented months of supervised diets, thankfully! Good luck on your journey! @wallflower95 Good luck today and keep us posted!
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    Anyone for August 2020

    I’m scheduled for a RNY on Aug 11th assuming my insurance approves. Anyone else have Cigna insurance and know how long your approval took? I’m trying not to get too excited since it’s not insurance approved yet.
  17. I am going to speak of what I know about my very best friend that just had a lapband revision to RNY last year. She described having the same or similar Lapland issues as you mentioned. Acid reflux definitely being the worst. Every time we went out to eat she ended up excusing herself to the bathroom because of the reflux. Elevated sleep, etc. I believe she also took a daily acid reflux medication. Now, after the revision to RNY, she claims she had no idea how much more pleasant life could be. She has had a few dumping incidents and I have asked her all about it because I'm about to have the RNY in a few weeks. She claims she would choose the rare dumping incidents over the daily misery she had with the band any day of the week. Again, these are just my observations and conversations with someone else that went through it. Front the outside looking in I have seen a drastic change in her life. I wish you well on your road to a decision!
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    August 2020

    I got the call today and mine is scheduled for August 11th - assuming Cigna insurance approves. Anyone else have Cigna and know how long it took to get your approval? 1 week semi liquid (Protein shakes twice a day, lean protein/veggie dinner) pre-op diet.
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    CIGNA requirements HELP

    Hi There! I had this EXACT same question regarding the Cigna insurance monthly diet requirements back in June. I even posted about it and received answers all over the board. I know that all policies can vary but I was running into the same situation you are where I was reading it online and even took the step to call Cigna twice and couldn't get a straight answer out of them - it was odd like they had no clue and they also kept reading what the online policy stated. Which omits any type of monthly dietary requirements. However, when I went to my bariatric surgeon for my first visit they immediately stated that my Cigna insurance no longer required the 3, 6 or 12 month diet program as they had done in the past. I completed all the necessary steps (endoscopy, cardio stress, psych eval) and my surgeons office submitted it to Cigna for approval today. So, now we wait and see....
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