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  1. GivinItMyALL

    Timing of multivitamin

    Both my surgeon and my dietician said tablets and capsules are fine. They don't want their patients taking gummies or softgels, though. I've been tolerating the multivitamin just fine, thankfully. I did NOT tolerate the calcium I had, though. I'm now taking soft chews for that. Sent from my SM-T290 using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. So I'm supposed to start taking my supplements tomorrow. My nut said to take the Multivitamin with food so I don't get nauseated. It's a capsule, so I need to take with water... Do I wait until I am supposed to drink Water again (30 min after eating), or just go ahead and take a small sip to swallow the capsule while I'm eating? [emoji848]
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    Hit onederland!

    Way to go, man! I can't wait to get there myself. Sent from my SM-T290 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Post op eating

    Depends on your surgeon's or nutritionist's plan... at 8 weeks, I'll be on "normal" food. Chicken salad is pretty soft, I can't imagine it not being okay at 8 weeks out, but yeah, follow your plan. Sent from my SM-T290 using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Mine seems to be a lot more lenient than others... I was having stuff like refried beans, scrambled eggs, fish, etc... during week 2. I am 3 weeks out now, and I have been having things like chili (ground beef, tomato sauce, beans and spices), chicken chile relleno soup, wheat thins or triscuits, and so forth. It's all listed on my sheet from my dietician... I have been tolerating everything well (except the calcium I had... I will have to get something different).
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    November 2020 sleevers

    Looks like there are lots of you on the 30th! I just have a capsule multivitamin.
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    Privacy concerns...?

    There are certain people I am not telling for a few reasons (mental health issues that I am not willing to deal with the repercussions), and on the whole I am keeping it kinda on the down low. I am telling some, but also saying it isn't public knowledge, so they do not share (hopefully). Anyone who asks, whom I don't feel comfortable sharing with, will get "I am working with a dietician on a medically supervised diet" -- which is not a lie.
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    November 2020 sleevers

    How are you feeling? Congrats on making it through to the losers' bench!
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    Tracking apps

    I've been using the Baritastic app, and really enjoy it. It does have measurements as one of its features (though admittedly, I haven't used it), but I mostly use it for logging my meals, water, etc...
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    Nov 2020 Post Op Thread

    I am 19 days out, and doing better each day! Had a rough start. Down nearly 18 lbs post surgery, but about 37 since October. I am starting to eat more and more things, and it is tolerated well, but still can't eat very much. I am okay with that! My surgeon wanted me to start my multi at 7 days out instead of 14, since I had some complications. I started the B12 and calcium at 14.
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    How Often Do You Weigh Yourself?

    I can't wait until mine is all green like yours. Mine is mostly red hahahaha! I am so thankful you mentioned this in my scale post a while back, though. I love this scale!
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    How Often Do You Weigh Yourself?

    Since I got my scale (about a month before surgery) I weigh every morning after I use the bathroom. I am aware that there are fluctuations due to many things, so I don't freak out if it doesn't move or it goes up a smidge I am approaching 3 weeks post-op, so I anticipate a stall here soon...
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    November 2020 sleevers

    My nut said no... everyone's plan is different, though...
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    Driving Restrictions

    My surgeon just said not to drive while on pain meds. I didn't take my pain meds, but didn't need to go anywhere until about 12 days out anyway
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    Bye Bye!!

    That's awesome! Congrats! I just can't wait to get INTO a 14. LOL!
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    November 2020 sleevers

    I use Genepro. Yes, I know about the lawsuit. It was what my nnut recommended, and it seems to work great for me, so I am going with it That seems like a lot, but everyone is different. At this stage, my nut is recommending 1/4c food per meal. Yay! Hopefully the gas and heartburn has eased some for you Welcome!! I feel pretty great myself, now, considering my really rough start! Congrats on the loss!
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    Leg pain

    Hrmmm... If you are sure there aren't blood clots, and you're not dehydrated, maybe your electrolytes are off? Maybe try Gatorade for a while? Are you allowed mushy foods yet on your plan? Maybe have some mashed banana for the potassium?
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    November 2020 sleevers

    OMG you guys... I am sure this has been done before, and I thought about doing it a while ago, but only just tried it today. I am getting my water and my protein in at the same time now! I took my water bottle, added a scoop of unflavored protein, shook it to death, then added some Mio, shook it again, and it is... ACTUALLY TASTY! I am so excited that I will finally be able to meet those goals easily ❤️
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    November 2020 sleevers

    Biotene dry mouth spray is amazing. They gave me a small bottle in the hospital. They also gave me these citrusy swab things, and those I thought were awful... So happy you are feeling so good!
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    November 2020 sleevers

    I'm so excited I'll actually be eating dinner WITH MY FAMILY tonight! My son is making french onion soup. I can have that! Won't be having the yummy bread on top, but still... It'll be nice to finally have the same thing they're having, just like 1/20 the amount 🤣
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    50 Pounds Gone

    How awesome! Congrats to you! You'll get there. Maybe not in the timeframe you originally wished for, but think where you'd be if you hadn't even started
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    Puree stage, how much to eat

    My guidelines say 1-2Tbs of a protein and 1-2Tbs of something else, like blended fruit, hot cereal, mushy cooked vegetables, etc. It says to eat the protein first, and only eat until you are comfortably satiated... the numbers are the MAX, not the min. This morning, I could only eat 3/4 of a scrambled egg... I called it good. All surgeons/nuts have different plans, though.
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    I’m not obese!

    Yay! Congrats! BTW, were it not for covid, this year would have been my 30th high school reunion, so you're a spring chicken 😁
  24. You don't really feel it much while still on liquids. Trust me, when you start eating more bulky stuff, you'll know. I'm 11 days out now, and on softs. Had 3/4 of a scrambled egg this morning and could eat NO MORE.
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    November 2020 sleevers

    Be thankful you can burp... I have never been able to get myself to burp for some reason (it happens spontaneously a couple times a year, and it is always a surprise), and after surgery I literally thought I was dying, the gas pain was so severe for me (I would nearly pass out when I would move, because it felt like something burst inside. Seeing stars, muffled sound, heartbeat in ears, everything. It was terrifying.) Thankfully, it eased a bit a couple days in. Hang in there!! Incision pain wasn't bothersome at all... just the extreme gas pain. As for the liquids, just drink suuuuuuper slow, and you'll figure out what works for you. In the beginning, I had to have things absolutely ice cold or hot, because room temperature stuff would give me terrible hiccups. It's not like that now (I am 11 days out)