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SideOfSunny

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    SideOfSunny reacted to Zom B in Anyone for August 2020   
    I wanted the vertical sleeve also, but was diagnosed with sleep apnea and medium gerd results. My Dr told me my options were Bypass, which would prevent much of the acid, or nothing. Easy choice though I’ll miss NSAIDS because Tylenol does nothing for me. Seems to me the golden standard is whichever surgery best fits your medical history and weight loss goals.

    Best of luck to everyone on their journey!!
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from DwGirl in Recent RNY - How ya doing?   
    Yesterday makes 3 weeks out for me and I weighed in today at 28 pounds. I'm 3 pounds away from being back under 200 and I can't wait.
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from Zom B in Recent RNY - How ya doing?   
    I sneezed a bunch early this morning. It was awful 🥴🥴
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from Zom B in Recent RNY - How ya doing?   
    Had mine on 8/25. Been home 4 days now and already so sick of Protein Shakes - too sickly sweet.

    I feel pretty good as of now. I felt AWFUL right after, mostly due to not getting pain meds on schedule I think.

    Coughing hurts like a b***h, didn’t anticipate that. Didn’t anticipate how much I would need to cough either, should have probably done my research on that one.

    I haven’t weighed myself yet because I’m sure I’m still retaining fluids but I plan to do so on Tuesday.
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from DwGirl in Recent RNY - How ya doing?   
    Yesterday makes 3 weeks out for me and I weighed in today at 28 pounds. I'm 3 pounds away from being back under 200 and I can't wait.
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from DwGirl in Recent RNY - How ya doing?   
    Yesterday makes 3 weeks out for me and I weighed in today at 28 pounds. I'm 3 pounds away from being back under 200 and I can't wait.
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    SideOfSunny reacted to GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    lunch
    1/4 cup chickpea salad (in mayo and spices) on a rye crisp
    No left overs lol

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    SideOfSunny reacted to catwoman7 in Constant burping since surgery - RNY   
    I think leaks are one of those things they discover pretty quickly after surgery - usually before you leave the hospital.
    EDITED to add that I just checked. Yes - they can in fact appear a few days later, but what you described doesn't sound like a leak. Symptoms of a leak are rapid heartbeat, fever, chills, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, and several other things - but burping is not on that list.
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from tarotcardreader in Anyone for August 2020   
    No pain pump, my doctor did oral pain pills only and my nurse kept coming late to give them

    I'm feeling MUCH better today than I was before, so that’s good!
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    SideOfSunny reacted to Cheeks09 in Recent RNY - How ya doing?   
    Omg yess the coughing! I avoided it. Watch out for sneezing.. scared the crap outta me the first time i did.. was not sure if i should hold my tummy or cover it lol. But it hurt!
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from tarotcardreader in Anyone for August 2020   
    Just checked in for surgery and the guy at the registration desk asked me if I was here to give birth 🙃🙃🙃
    Man am I glad I’m doing this surgery!!!!
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    SideOfSunny reacted to RichelleGetsFit0309 in Anyone for August 2020   
    I finally pooped yesterday. I switched to full liquids and the Lentil Soup I was eating did the trick. I must say it was one for the books. I definitely said a prayer. 😂😂 Sorry if this is too much for some.
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from RichelleGetsFit0309 in Anyone for August 2020   
    I’m okay! The pain was waaaay worse than I anticipated, I’m not gonna lie. First 24 hours were rough. It’s slowly gotten better since then. I discharge in a few hours, so I’m hoping being at home helps some. The fire alarm keeps going off here in the middle of the night on top of being woken up frequently for vitals so I haven’t really slept well.

    I’m also burping SO MUCH and that makes me a little nervous. I can’t tell what is gas just coming out, and what is signs of over filling. I’m terrified of getting a leak so it’s a fine line to walk to get enough but not too much. Thanks for asking!
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from RichelleGetsFit0309 in Anyone for August 2020   
    I’m still in the hospital, just over 24 hours since surgery for me. I am not going to lie— I did NOT anticipate how much pain I would be in 😖. I’m feeling a little better today, but man yesterday and last night was rough. I’m so impressed by the people who are able to do this without anyone there with them - I honestly don’t know what I would have done yesterday if my bf hadn’t been with me to do everything I needed.
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from tarotcardreader in Anyone for August 2020   
    Just checked in for surgery and the guy at the registration desk asked me if I was here to give birth 🙃🙃🙃
    Man am I glad I’m doing this surgery!!!!
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from tarotcardreader in Anyone for August 2020   
    Just checked in for surgery and the guy at the registration desk asked me if I was here to give birth 🙃🙃🙃
    Man am I glad I’m doing this surgery!!!!
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    SideOfSunny reacted to perfektlynrml in Things I won't miss about being fat!   
    My big butt knocking down things as I walk by.
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from Corrine2020 in Anyone for August 2020   
    My doctor just moved my surgery date up so instead of September, I'm now August 25! Joining the August club!
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from Corrine2020 in Anyone for August 2020   
    My doctor just moved my surgery date up so instead of September, I'm now August 25! Joining the August club!
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from RichelleGetsFit0309 in Anyone for August 2020   
    Good luck! You've got this!!
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    SideOfSunny reacted to sillykitty in Protein Water   
    I like Protein H2O. I can’t detect any protein taste.
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    SideOfSunny reacted to Recidivist in Protein Water   
    I'm a big fan of Isopure Plus zero carb Protein Drink. It's not thick like many Protein waters. I drank a couple every morning for the first several months after surgery. (10g protein per small bottle.). My favorite is grape.
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Isopure-Plus-Carb-Protein-Drink/dp/B002RWYOP6

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    SideOfSunny reacted to Hill_Billy in Protein Water   
    I like Premier Protein Clear. I can only find the peach flavor but it’s decent and it’s a million times easier for me to drink VS. the regular Premier Protein Shakes right now.
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    SideOfSunny got a reaction from Corrine2020 in Anyone for August 2020   
    My doctor just moved my surgery date up so instead of September, I'm now August 25! Joining the August club!
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    SideOfSunny reacted to BigSue in Post-op Pain/Incisions   
    I had gastric bypass, but I think this part is pretty similar for both surgeries. I have six incisions. Five of them are in a row; you could connect them with a horizontal line about three inches above my belly button. The second one is about two inches below my right breast. The largest one is about an inch and a quarter and the smallest is about half an inch. The largest one had a lot of bruising around it at first.
    i was instructed to keep the dressings on the incisions for three days and leave the steri-strips (adhesive strips to hold the incisions closed) on for a week. The incisions looked kind of nasty when the dressings and steri-strips were on, but when I removed the dressings and steri-strips, I realized that I was just seeing dried blood and the incisions were almost healed.
    i was surprised by how little pain I had. The only real pain I experienced was gas pain, and it was awful the first day but improved quickly. By 24 hours after surgery, I was merely uncomfortable, but not really in pain. I had a couple of doses of Toradol in the hospital. I went home the day after surgery with a prescription for Vicodin, which I filled just in case but did not need it. I didn’t even need Tylenol. I have not felt any pain in the incisions except a tiny bit a few times when I leaned over a certain way and the waistline of my clothing rubbed against an incision. I could feel a little internal discomfort if I twisted my torso too much (e.g., rolling over in bed).
    By about the 4th day after surgery, I felt ok. I could have returned to work (desk job) at that point if I really had to, but I was definitely better off taking the week off and focusing on getting fluids and Protein (which is pretty much a full-time job at first). I went back to work 11 days after surgery. I remember that I actually felt great that day, better than an average day before surgery.
    I’m almost a month out right now and I basically feel “normal,” except that I am not hungry at all. I haven’t felt the least bit hungry since my surgery despite the fact that I haven’t had more than 500 calories in a day for over a month. I was instructed not to lift anything over 20 pounds for the first 6 weeks, but that’s the only physical restriction I have.
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