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Minxpetite

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  1. Minxpetite

    Emergency Preparedness

    Today, I was reading a list of guidelines regarding supplies that households should keep on hand to survive 3 or more days in case of earthquakes, winter utility outages, etc. One prominent requirement is to have non-perishable foods stocked, for example, but many of the emergency kits seem to be hugely slanted towards pasta. I wonder if anyone here keep an emergency kit stocked, and, if so, what do you stock for your non-perishable bariatric food needs?
  2. Minxpetite

    Emergency Preparedness

    Today, I was reading a list of guidelines regarding supplies that households should keep on hand to survive 3 or more days in case of earthquakes, winter utility outages, etc. One prominent requirement is to have non-perishable foods stocked, for example, but many of the emergency kits seem to be hugely slanted towards pasta. I wonder if anyone here keep an emergency kit stocked, and, if so, what do you stock for your non-perishable bariatric food needs?
  3. I had the SADI-S last August. Each day, I take 1 capsule of BariatricPal's Multivitamin ONE which includes vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, and 45mg of iron. I was able to buy a year's supply for 99 dollars from the company. It came in 4 small bottles of 90 capsules each. I also take 3-4 calcium citrate chews a day depending on whether my meals include calcium. I'd definitely recommend the 99.00 deal for anyone that can take capsules; my surgeon required chewables for the first 3 months.
  4. Minxpetite

    Hungry after BPD-DS

    @sunseeker I am 4 weeks out from the sadi-s surgery, and I haven't had any terrible troubles with gas, pain, etc. I'd say the biggest challenges so far are mostly mental ones...adjusting to a new routine and trying not to waste food.
  5. Today is my first time posting here, though I've been reading the forums for several months. I had the SADI-S surgery on August 12, and I was allowed to return home yesterday. I'm feeling very positive and motivated re: following my program and I look forward to healing and getting stronger. I haven't experienced gas pains yet, but I have felt soreness. My biggest challenges right now are getting my Clear Liquids in, getting used to the routine of swallowing pills down with little Water, using the bulb/drain, and taking heparin shots. I look forward to comparing notes and learning with others -- any others with SADI-S as their first WLS?
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    Day 3 Post Sadi-S

    Can you give an example of what a day with more frequent, smaller meals looks like? It seems like my meals can't get much smaller.
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    Day 3 Post Sadi-S

    My partner and family have been extremely supportive -- I feel lucky in that. I was touched that members of my bariatric team came to visit me in the hospital too. My recovery has been going well. I still like the same soups and I'm grateful not to have huge cravings. It's challenging to ingest even enough liquids to get my proteins in though, but I expect that to get better with time as I heal. I'm really looking forward to when I can satisfy my protein needs through my food. It's an interesting and hopeful time ... like I'm having to figure out how my body works again.
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    Day 3 Post Sadi-S

    Lettuce, veggies, shrimp, and tofu...I'm so happy for you---and I'm super eager to join you outside the puree stage. It feels good though. Hopeful. How are your friends and family reacting?
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    Day 3 Post Sadi-S

    Congratulations STloser! What stage are you moving into?
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    Day 3 Post Sadi-S

    I both dread and eagerly anticipate getting rid of this thing. It's reassuring to hear that it wasn't a traumatizing experience. How has your journey been today? I'm feeling a little better each day---mostly the biggest challenge is enduring purees. 🤮
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    Day 3 Post Sadi-S

    Did it hurt to have the bulb drain taken out, @STloser? I feel stuffed even though all I had was a medicine cup of jello. I can't wait to have my body feel comfortable moving and bending.
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    Day 3 Post Sadi-S

    I am looking forward to the soft food phase. It has been challenging to find tasty no-sucralose protein shakes and low-sodium broth. When you left the hospital, did you have to take 30 days of heparin shots? I worried when I first saw the needles, but they have been ok. How long did it take before you were able to sleep on your side or stomach without discomfort? I chose the Sadi-S because the literature suggests that it is very effective while having lower risks than the traditional DS. I want to have the best quality of life that I can, and the Sadi-S seems like a good option for my needs.
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    Anyone for August 2020

    I found it helpful to bring my phone and phone charger, earbuds, a comfortable, lightweight robe, hairtie, hairbrush, and loose fitting, comfortable clothing to wear home. I also brought a small pillow to hold against my chest/stomach to reduce discomfort when doing the required coughing exercises. I loaded my phone with great stuff to read, watch, or listen to for relaxation and occasionally recorded videos. Good luck with your surgery! 🙂

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