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Zom B

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  1. Zom B

    Peanuts and crackers??

    Mmm...I miss garlic hummus and baby carrots.
  2. Mairead, My RNY was August 20 and I also already have hair loss. All my research says it’ll come back when nutrients level out. Don’t panic
  3. Zom B

    Irritable Bowel Movements???

    I am having the exact same issue. I have posted like crazy in the thread called Dumping that is trending. I am also 3 weeks out and as soon as I started purées my morning consists of cramps, chills, sweating and toilet. Sometimes 10 minS, sometimes an hour I was just screened for bacterial infection, negative, so they’re thinking lactose intolerance. What did you do to work through it? I have to be back at work on Monday and I am developing some very negative feelings about the bathroom and eating in general. Today I only got in 250 calories because I was so focus on water, Gatorade zero, and pedialyte. I’m really just hitting a mental wall. I’ve had 3 or 4 imodiums today and they don’t seem to do anything.
  4. I’m 3 weeks post op, on purées and have the exact same problem. Go to bed like usual and first thing in the morning, chills, cramps, nausea, then diarrhea. Some have suggested lactose related. Did you ever figure it out? If so, what did you eat until it got sorted. Feeling very limited as eggs, shakes, cottage cheese, and mashed potatoes were getting me through this stage. I feel very depressed as the symptoms have increased and I now get it 3 times a day even with Imodium AD.
  5. Zom B

    Dumping

    Having such a bad night, again. After getting the call about lactose and dairy I had already eaten a scrambled egg, and cottage cheese. I switched to low fat chili today though so less fat overall. I have dumped 3 times today and my cramps are still present. I’ve had 3 or 4 Imodiums and I can’t seem to keep my fluids from evacuating from my backside. To make things worse my family keeps asking if I regret surgery and my sister who was considering checking into a referral for herself also said she is rethinking it because of my rough recovery. I’ve cried more than I can count and when I talk to my team they are hyper focus on my protein numbers and water goal. I am weak, tired and in pain. It would be nice to have those acknowledged. If this isn’t lactose intolerance than I have NO idea what’s going on, I just know it is bad.
  6. Zom B

    Anyone not into milk products?

    What are your fave dairy-free powders? I tried orgain vegan vanilla and couldn’t stomach it 🤢.
  7. Zom B

    Lactose can be your Enemy!

    Amboyle, I am 3.5 weeks post op bypass and have been dumping daily since starting purées. I usually start the day with a premium protein shake or scrambled egg or cottage cheese. Deli turkey and low fat chili’s round out my day. My team have ruled out a bacterial infection so looking like lactose is the culprit. Can I ask what protein sources have worked for you? I am feeling pretty frustrated. Any tips appreciated!
  8. Zom B

    Lactose can be your Enemy!

    Lily66, am 3.5 weeks post op bypass and have been dumping daily since starting purées. I usually start the day with a premium protein shake or scrambled egg or cottage cheese. Deli turkey and low fat chili’s round out my day. My team have ruled out a bacterial infection so looking like lactose is the culprit. Can I ask what protein sources have worked for you? I am feeling pretty frustrated. Any tips appreciated!
  9. Zom B

    Dumping

    Hi HS. Today I got my labs results. I’m low on vitamin K and my bacterial test came back negative. They’re think it is lactose intolerance indeed. Of course I got the email after my egg breakfast and cottage cheese lunch 🙃. So for now, I have to abstain from the dairy and my premier protein shakes. Does anyone have experience with this or know someone who does? I have to rethink my entire purée diet. That leaves me with low fat vegetarian chili, deli turkey and roast beef. That is all I have without dairy. Oof. Thanks in advance for the ideas guys.
  10. Zom B

    Dumping

    Update: Nurse line told me to come in for labs and a BM sample. They suspect bacterial infection or some type of organ dysfunction....yikes. I’m so weak today. I had 4.5 hours of Zoom meetings with teachers and admin and I know I looked half dead. Only the teacher I work for knows about my surgery too. Double edge sword as I have my privacy but others are left making assumptions 😒. after the doctors office I picked up zero sugar Gatorade, pedialyte, more Imodium, adults diapers, and some bum soothing wipes. The cashier gave me such a pitiful look and told me to feel better. It was a nice sentiment. Tomorrow is a fresh day and I have what I need to tackle it. Thank you for everyone that reached out and gave advice 💜.
  11. Zom B

    Dumping

    It was Kroger brand. I hope they cook it properly but you never know. I ran to Safeway in between BM sessions and picked up turkey and vegetarian chili by Valley. Hoping this could be a simple fix 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
  12. Zom B

    Dumping

    I hope your meds got sorted Tek! That’s scary. Thanks for sharing your long term experience with us. Definitely a new view for me.
  13. Zom B

    Dumping

    I’m not eating hardly anything the last 2-3 days. Chili w/beans, deli turkey, cottage cheese, shakes. My calciums, multi V, and omeprazole and ursodiol. I always weigh and I always log my food. Just woke up to more cramps and diarrhea. Anyone else take Imodium AD with zero results?
  14. Zom B

    Dumping

    Oh! I hope that’s not it. I get a lot of my protein from cottage cheese and premier protein shakes. That would be super unfortunate 😩 .
  15. Zom B

    Dumping

    I hope it gets better too. It’s after midnight and I’ve had 5 incidents today. Something is wrong. Either meds or maybe my shakes or something. Purées is supposed to be easy and allow the body to heal. it is a little like the flu. I get sweaty on my forehead, I can hear and feel stomach gurgles, sometimes gas but not always and then full body chills. The entire experience is like a roller coaster for my senses. It leaves me drained and weak. I took at anti diarrheal finally and messaged my team. I can’t do this much longer. Day 9 or 10 straight. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
  16. Zom B

    Dumping

    Hi Latanya, What was your surgery type and when did you have it? Every 3 days? Are you going more or less? Today alone I’ve gone 3 times and they’ve been crampy and uncomfortable.
  17. Zom B

    Dumping

    Rough couple of days. STILL dumping😞Starting to feel thirsty, not quite dehydrated. I follow this diet in my binder, plus the meds and vitamins. Yet every morning I dump. Tonight....I dumped while contemplating dinner. I’ve only had omeprazole, 2 calcium’s, 3 oz of chili w/beans, and a premium protein vanilla today plus about 29 oz of water. I’m so frustrated. I don’t cheat and I’m mindful and I haven’t rushed. This is starting to get to me. I’m hungry, yet not. While my physical pains are healing, I worry I’m not mentally capable to handle this bathroom + food anxiety. I have to go back to work in a week and a half where 45 teachers share 3 bathrooms and my usage is frequent and urgent! I felt pretty upset at dinner time so I made shrimp scampi with no fat, no carb brummel and brown margarine and garlic cloves. Am I in for some garlic pain? I haven’t had a veggie besides mashed potato and those were very bland and low fat. Now I’m just sniveling. Help and insight appreciated.
  18. “I would think that we all have pushed the limits at some point and lived to regret it. Don't be discouraged by the mistakes you make. You are awesome” An awesome mindset! 💜🙌🏻
  19. Zom B

    Anyone for August 2020

    thanks FB007. What proteins are you enjoying? I’ve tried deli turkey, eggs (scram and boiled), chili, soup and shakes. I tried tuna and it didn’t go well. The only thing that I look forward to is the chili and I think that may be where my disconnect is. The proteins are old hat.
  20. Could you be prepared for those cravings and tailor some “cheat” foods that aren’t fried or as processed? There are lightly breaded dinosaur nuggets and other chicken items that have low carb or even veggie crust. Freeze some thin beef patties with tasty seasoning to grill when you want that burger and instead of bun, try lettuce or slices of tomato. I know about those cravings. I’m a vivid dreamer and I have dreamt about grilled cheese, steak, toast and preserves, cheddar cheese cubes, pancakes. You name it, I have woken up groaning about it. I know it’s a mental game. Mental cravings/withdrawal . I get my protein and water in so this is old habits and possibly stress talking in my head. Don’t berate yourself. Make a plan and do your best to stick to it.
  21. Zom B

    No eggs on purée?

    Wow. Thank you for taking the time. An amazing read. I’m in Seattle and wanted a sleeve but my acid test and gerd numbers were too high according to my team. I informed them that I only began experiencing heartburn/reflux after my abdomen got larger and tight plus I have a small frame, 5’0. They refused, it was bypass or nothing. If I can get my belated dumping under control I believe I will be on track to hit my goals and can start exercising soon. That is, when the West Coast smoke dissipates. Thanks Rick
  22. Zom B

    Dumping

    I’m equally scared of the other way. When I was on liquids only for 2 wks I had only 2 BM’s. Upside was after them my weigh-ins felt accomplished 😂
  23. Zom B

    No eggs on purée?

    Hey Rick, do you happen to know why your Dr/program rarely does RNY any more? I’m on the West coast and my team calls it “the golden standard” But I do wonder if that’s because trends tend to start on the East coast and slowly make their way up ver here.
  24. Zom B

    Anyone for August 2020

    I was August 20th for g. bypass. Also have a CPAP. My loss is good but I’m also living off like 350-500 cal, 50 G protein and about 40oz water daily. I can’t fit much more in me and I’m so tired I don’t have the energy to care much. I go back to work soon and I’m scared.
  25. Zom B

    Dumping

    I’m 3 weeks out and am on the purée stage. Have followed it to a T and still dump occasionally. Although, for me, it is delayed. Usually in the morn, before my omeprazole or any foods/fluids. I get gurgles, chills and have to hobble quickly to the loo. Sometimes it lasts an hour sometimes 10 mins. I usually end up feeling queasy from the chills. I really hope my body acclimates as it is not something I can easily avoid when I’m back to work.
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