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RhondaHigdon

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    Rhonda Bumgarner

    Current pic May 2021
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    Me

    From the album: Rhonda Bumgarner

    Me on left with best friend visiting me from Indiana

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  3. From the album: Rhonda Bumgarner

    On past Mother’s Day

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    Rhonda Bumgarner

    A current pic May 2021
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    Rhonda Bumgarner

    Before surgery
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    Before surgery

    From the album: Rhonda Bumgarner

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  7. I am just curious if we are allowed to drink any of the ready to drink protein shakes, such as Fairlife or Premeir being that one has 2 grams of sugar and the other has 1 gram of sugar? I know I can as my dr when I go for my pre surgery appointment on Dec 31st, but I was thinking about ordering some. Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.
  8. Same here. I have your problem. I don't know why I feel like Im always in a hurry? I think it is from having kids and always trying to get too many things done at once. I sometimes wish I'd gotten the sleeve, because this bypass stomach is so small, I can hardly get anything into it,
  9. Thank you so very much for the idea. I might just have to go to OLive Garden today. That sounds so good. I get so tired of eating the same things. Thanks again.
  10. I am right here with you. I want to eat, but I'm scared. It actually hurts sometimes. I try some many things and then I just can't seem to stomach another protein shake, at all. I do put protein in everything I drink and eat so I can get my protein. I don't know either. I'm sorry. I have the very same problem. I hope we both get through it soon.
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    Grossed out by everything!!

    I am right here with you. I am or will be 6 wks post-op on Feb 23rd, and I can hardly eat anything. I try. All that tastes good to me is jello. I want to eat. I think the food smells good and I crave certain things but I can't eat them. IDK, maybe it is still really too soon to be worried about eating. However, I'm sick to death of protein shakes. I just about can't do those anymore, and i have tried many and spent lots of money trying to find things I can eat and like.
  12. HI, I don't know what I was thinking. I felt good? Anyway, a couple of days ago I walked over a mile 3 days in a row and walked as fast and hard as I could. That was a huge mistake. I wasn't thinking about my stomach bouncing around and not only did my Dr, do my gastric bypass he did 5hrs worth of work on my messed up intestines. I didn't do anything the past 2 days I was hurting so bad, not to mention yesterday I ran a fever all day that didn't get above 100.4. I was going to call my Dr today, but the fever is gone, so that is a good sign. However, not only am I so sore, I have lost my apatite, not my taste. Also, I hadn't had any problem with heartburn, but today it has been so terrible I took 2 of the Omeprozole pills. That didn't even work. Any insight to what might be going on with me? I would so greatly appreciate any feedback. Thanks Rhonda
  13. Thanks so much. I do feel much better with the exception of very stabbing pain that comes off and on under my left rib cage? IDK? I get so worried about something being wrong. I pray not. Thanks again, Rhonda
  14. Thanks so much. I do feel better, except last night I started having really sharp pain off and on under my left rib cage? IDK what this means but it hurts really bad when it comes.
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    Questions _ 2 weeks Post-Op

    As for the water intake, that is the best you can do just keep it handy and sip all thru the day in between your "meals". I am 3 wks post-op and at my one wk visit the I also had a very hard knot inside one of my incisions, and it was red and warm to the touch. My Dr. prescribed 10 days of antibiotics, but he was concerned with infection being it was so sore to touch and the heat off of it. Now, once all that got better, I made the mistake of walking way to hard and fast and jiggled all my insides and put myself down for a couple of days. As a matter of fact, yesterday on Feb 1 i ran a fever low grade all day long. I had decided that i was going to call my Dr today, but no fever now. Thank you Jesus. Anyway, just when you walk be sure and walk, not push yourself so hard until we are completely healed. I have paid dearly. Also, today I haven't hardly been able to eat anything. I have no apatite at all, not to mention major heartburn?? I hope this helps, they said my knot would take quite some time to go away. As long as it doesn't hurt when you push on it, or not red or any heat, I'd think it would be ok, However, I am NO Doctor, so please I am just telling you my experience to compare. I hope it helps and I hope that you feel better very soon.
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    How long until starting exercise?

    well, I just had my gastric bypass on Jan 12th and I wish I had not overdone it. I went to a basically empty mall where I live and people go there to get there walking done inside. I am only 3wks post-op, and not mention the Dr did 5 hrs worth of work on my intestines, besides the bypass. I walked 3 days in a row as fast as I could and all the bouncing on my belly was a really bad idea. So, start slow, and make sure you are good and healed before doing what I did. I am still paying for it. The pain?? I even had a fever all day yesterday, but none today, so I guess I am fine?
  17. Well, I had just had 5 c-sectons, and in between those I had a tubal reversal. Which worked. I had 3 more children. Hence the 5 C-secions, 1 tubal reversal, Then I had a complete hysterectomy. Just so much scar tissue. I am sorry to hear that you have been so nauseated. I have been lucky as far as that goes. Only a little, a couple of times. I just did make me some of those ricotta cheese bake, and I was scared to death, but I just took my time and so far so good. I have had 2 of them. I'm scared to try anything else. I am such a picky eater. I don't like yogurt at all. I don't like tuna fish, which i can use the can chicken. Anyway, back to the surgery part when I woke up in recovery I felt like my stomach was on fire. I was begging the nurses for relief. I was in recovery for quite sometime. I don't know why, but all my Dr was giving me was Toradol and Tylenol. The following day that worked fine, but right out of surgery, not so much. Thanks for letting me know I wasn't a lone wolf. Rhonda
  18. Hi to all. I haven't been on the forum to post for couple of days, as I had my surgery on Jan 12th. I am just curious if anyone else has ever had a 5 hour long gastric bypass. My poor Dr. worked on my lower intestines where I had so much scar tissue and he said if he hadn't fixed it that later on in life it would have given me lots of trouble. So, I'm actually very blessed that my Dr. went above and beyond for my health. However, I paid for it with the pain. Oh my goodness!!!!! I'm talking pain scale of 10 for awhile. It felt like my stomach was on fire. However, by the next morning I was much better. I only had to stay 2 nights and they were thinking 3 at first, so that of course more good news. I just wanted to share and say Hi and I'm glad to be back home.
  19. Well, I didn't have the sleeve to start with, but I really have only lost about 25lbs and that is including the 11 days of pre-op diet that I lost I know 10lbs on. I'm not hungry persey, but I still sometimes just wish I could eat food again already, even tho it's gonna be so different. I'm sorry that you have been so nauseated. I think I have been quite lucky, as far as that goes.
  20. I just had my Gastric Bypass on Jan 12th, and my Dr. started me on ready-to-drink protein shakes in the hospital. They had the brand "Oh Yeah" in vanilla. I loved them. I got home spent $65 on the only web-site I could find them in stock, and I received them this morning the 17th. They taste terrible to me!! I had been trying to drink the Fairlife with 24grams of protein, but could barely get them down. Well, now that the "Oh Yeah" are here they taste terrible??? What is wrong with me? I feel like I just don't know what to do. I can't afford to waste money like that and now I feel like I have to drink them, but they aren't setteling on my stomach like they were, and the taste? I just don't know what to think. Any advise please, I would be so greatful. Thanks Rhonda
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    Trouble finding ready to drink protein shake

    Thanks I will give that a try, for sure.
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    Trouble finding ready to drink protein shake

    I usually did make my own protein shakes with my blender and the protein powders. I really like them. I just really like a lot of ice and I know that I can't fill up on ice right now. I wish I could, I'd be a happy camper, for sure. I guess the first ice cold protein shake they gave me in the hospital was the "Oh Yeah", and oh my goodness I thought it was Heaven. So I came home and ordered a case and by the time it was delivered to me, only 2 days I couldn't stand the taste? I don't get this. I hope later on I can blend them up with some ice and fruit or something and make them work. I payed way too much for those things. Big mistake. Thanks for your input.
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    Trouble finding ready to drink protein shake

    I find the Fairlife with 24grams of protein on the cereal isle in Food Lion, near the protein bars and such. I have tried Premier but just didn't care for those either. I am used to making my own, but I just haven't felt like doing all the work. Being lazy I suppose, but I wasn't sure if I could use all the ice. I like my smoothies with lots of ice. I think I need to do some modifying. I hope this helps you find the FAirlife. I can usually find the choclote and vanilla.
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    Trouble finding ready to drink protein shake

    Thanks, and so far at least I can stomach the Fairlife ones. Barely. That is what I'm hoping for at least will not be money waisted. I can't afford that. Thanks so much Rhonda
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    Trouble finding ready to drink protein shake

    Thanks so much for the ideas. I really appreciate all your time and response. I have a few of the Protein2o, and they aren't bad. It just blew my mind how from the hospital to 2 days at home my taste buds changed again that quick? So weird, and I can't afford to keep buying cases of drinks that I can't get down. It is just irritating to me. I guess I need to remember Im just 5 days post-op. I can always use the ready-to-drink in my blender and add fruit or something, later on.

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