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  1. Thanks! I will pay attention more and see if that’s my issue.
  2. Anyone feel nauseated after eating? I don’t know if it’s what I’m eating but I’ve been feeling nauseated when I eat and when I don’t eat. Weird....
  3. This sounds like what I need to be doing! Thanks for sharing! I have been so so bad with eating the wrong snacks. I hope I can get back on track!
  4. I’m interested to know this too. I’m terrible with this.
  5. MamT

    Sleeve vs Bypass

    These have been the most interesting posts and comments! Thanks! I’ve enjoyed reading them all. I had VSG for weight loss 10 years ago and had major reflux, hiatal hernia, Cameron lesions, etc.... so just recently had to have the RNY. I didn’t want to have it but I needed to for health reasons. It’s been great! I had gained back over half of the weight I lost with the VSG and have now lost over 25 pounds since this surgery. I wish I would have had the RNY 10 years ago and probably would have not had the reflux issues that I have had. But anyway, my point is that the RNY is a good surgery that will help with other health issues other than just weight loss. Good luck!
  6. Thanks so much! I’m FINALLY starting to feel better. The tests showed that something is going on in my intestines but didn’t show exactly what I had. My surgeon definitely said it is NOT dumping syndrome. I am on 2 different antibiotics and I’m feeling a little better so that’s hopeful. I go back to the Gastro doctor tomorrow so I will see what else they plan on doing. Hopefully this is just a bacterial infection that will go away after the medicine.
  7. Anyone experience severe dumping syndrome? I’ve been really sick...like I can’t keep anything down. I’ve had water diarrhea so bad that I had to get fluids 3 out of 5 days. I’ve been nauseous and have thrown up a few times but the severe diarrhea has been going on for 12 days now. The doctor is running lots of tests for parasites and infections but mentioned today that he thinks it is dumping syndrome. My surgery was Oct 12 and I was doing completely fine. In fact, I was planning to go back to the gym but started feeling bad. I’m just worried that my Gastro Dr will just blame my sickness on my surgery and dumping syndrome. Anyone had experience with this?
  8. No my blood work always showed my iron to be low. There’s different test to find exactly what is going on with the iron in your body that hematologist know about. He was a great doctor that sent me to other doctors to find exactly where I was losing blood in my body. I guess I’m just saying keep fighting and finding doctors that listen to you because you know there is something wrong and it takes a good Dr to find it
  9. Oh, and I did change doctors after that since my PCP never found it after several years of symptoms
  10. Glad you got that test done and found out the problem! I should have mentioned before that I had that test as well and my insulin dropped so low that I ended up being in a bed for the tests because of passing out. Severe hypoglycemia! Anyway, it’s a learning process.... good luck!
  11. I am frustrated about not losing more weight sooner. When I have these negative thoughts I have to remind myself that I’ve never lost 15 pounds in 28 days ever before so I just need to be happy and keep doing what I am supposed to. (Like in the movie “Finding Nemo”.....just keep swimming, just keep swimming)
  12. MamT

    Trouble Urinating

    I had the exact same problem. I had to be catheterised before I left the hospital and the doctor put me on flomax for 7 days. That worked wonders and I was fine by the time I finished the medicine.
  13. MamT

    Pain Post Revision

    Wow! So sorry you’re having to deal with this pain. When you say revision, did you have the gastric bypass or did they just tighten your sleeve? Also, do you still have your gallbladder? If you had the RNY then you shouldn’t be throwing up. That’s something you need to tell your surgeon about. Also, the shooting pain from your stomach could definitely be your gallbladder or may just be gas. I had gas pain so bad after my surgery that I couldn’t taya deep breath for 2 weeks. My doctor put me on muscle relaxers to help and it did. Heres one last thing I can think of.....you may have some milk intolerance that is causing the gas and pain. I found out I have it bad and the only protein that doesn’t bother me is collagen protein. I hope this helps, but I would definitely call your doctor!
  14. I had similar issues and finally insisted on going to a hematologist/oncologist to look at my blood work. I knew something was wrong because I know my body. He was amazing and saw that I had no iron in reserve in my body. I received 2 infusions and felt great. My iron levels were always a little low, but my other doctors didn’t think it was a big deal. But I knew something wasn’t right so I insisted. Don’t give up. You know your body! Good luck!
  15. My dr told me to have miralax everyday. Also, if you mix prune juice and apple juice together and heat it up that works great! Just make sure to get the no sugar added juices.
  16. That sounds yummy. I am going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing 😃
  17. I have discovered Fairlife protein drinks that are lactose free and are a life saver for me. I prefer the vanilla but the chocolate and strawberry ones are good too. I had gastric bypass with hernia repair that was done robotically and I still have some pretty big bruises but it doesn’t hurt. I hope this helps. Good luck!
  18. I’m extremely sensitive to milk/whey/lactose but I’ve found a protein milk that is lactose free and has 30 grams of protein! AND it tastes yummy! My dietician approved it and was excited to add that to her list. It’s the Fairlife high protein drink. My favorite is the vanilla but the chocolate is good too. The strawberry is actually good as well. The other one I like is the core power protein drink (26 g of protein) that is actually made by fairlife. Good luck!
  19. Praying for a speedy recovery! Sorry you are going through the extra pain! I had the same surgery on the 12th.....it gets better but the pain in my shoulder won’t go away!
  20. MamT

    Sore Stomach

    I’m having the same pain. It’s burning in my back. If I could do yoga I know it would help but since I can’t I don’t know what to do. It’s like I need muscle relaxers or something.
  21. I have started having horrible hip and back pain as well. For me, I think my problem is not being able to exercise and stretch like I did pre surgery. I’m only 1 week post op so I can’t exercise yet but if you can I highly recommend doing a little yoga. It will hurt at first but it helps so much!
  22. I’m so sorry! I feel your pain! I had the same surgery with hernia repair as well on the 12th. I’ve never felt the amount of pain as this surgery as brought. All I can say is it DOES get better each day. The pain kind of changes and is not as bad. I stopped taking the pain meds 2 days after surgery because I felt that they made me feel bad. I ended up taking just a half of pill at night to sleep. This is working so far. But I promise the pain gets better each day.
  23. The bloated feeling doesn’t go away for a while from what I’m experiencing. I’m 5 days past surgery and still gassy and bloated. I took so much stuff to have a bowel movement that I ended up pooping for 12 hours! MISERABLE! Anyway, keep doing what they tell you and it will happen. Walk, walk, move in different positions, sit straight up, and drinks lots and lots of water.
  24. I had the bypass and hiatal hernia repair Monday the 12th as well and I’m still having really bad gas pains. I am passing the gas and having bowel movements but still have bad pain in my upper back. Everything gets better each day but it’s still painful. I’m not taking any pain meds because of how sensitive I am to them but I am taking Tylenol for the pain. I just keep walking and getting in my fluids. I know it will get better but it has been pretty rough. I hope you feel better soon!
  25. Thanks for the update! I am 2 days post op and walking lots and drinking lots of water, but the gas pains in my back are just horrible. I know it will get better but it’s difficult to go through.

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