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PrettyBrown

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About PrettyBrown

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 10/08/1986

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Peoria
  • State
    AZ
  • Zip Code
    85381

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  1. PrettyBrown

    Protein & Vitamins

    Hi! I take the Bariatric Advantage calcium citrate chewables and the ProHealth Bariatric multivitamin chewable. I bought both from the hospital pharmacy initially, but they were almost $60 together. So, I went online and price matched, each brand’s website was the cheapest VS all other retailers I could find, so I ordered thru each of them. I didn’t even think of using other brands... that is now my today’s “DUH” moment. They offer a slight discount if you auto-ship, so I’ve done that for both. For the multivitamin chewable, I H.A.T.E the citrus flavor; but since I’m past one month post-op, my NP says I can switch to the pill. Honestly, anything would have sufficed as long as I don’t ever have to taste, smell or see the citrus flavor chewable ever again! I like that the pill form comes in a 90-day supply, so that will be helpful in cost per month. I think the Calcium Citrate chewies are $35 if you autoship. I’ve tried the ISO-PURE protein waters, they are fantastic! I’ve also had the protein shakes, I don’t really drink them anymore, my tummy does not agree post-op. I struggle with getting protein in, but I use the GenePro protein powder, it’s the only one my program suggested that isn’t flavored. I figured that would be best because I can add it to anything or any temp of food. It is a little more expensive than the others but it’s great and I have no complaints. Hope that helps! I know it can totally be overwhelming at first. Please reach out if you ever need a support!
  2. PrettyBrown

    November 2020 sleevers

    Thank you for the advice!
  3. PrettyBrown

    November 2020 sleevers

    Oh no! So sorry! Are you doing okay now or still dealing with the gas?? Sheesh! I was so looking forward to a straw! I’m struggling with my water intake too! I’m averaging about 32-40oz per day... I had my one month checkup yesterday, they suggested infusing my water with fruit or using SF sweetener to get it down easier.... not sure if I want to do the sweeteners, my dr said it may give me more cravings for sugar moving forward. 😩
  4. PrettyBrown

    November 2020 sleevers

    Welcome!! And congrats on your surgery!
  5. PrettyBrown

    November 2020 sleevers

    So you’re doing fine with using a straw??? I feel like it could help me get more water in, I’ve been scared that it’ll cause gas! I had a problem with that right after surgery and have been scared ever since... anyone have any tips for me eating more protein for breakfast? I’ve done cottage cheese with GenePro protein powder, but am looking for some other ideas. I’ve been sticking to beans/scrambled eggs/cottage cheese. also, has anyone tried BariatricPal foods?? Anything good there?
  6. PrettyBrown

    Nov2020BypassPeeps?

    Me too! I tried it the first couple days and it didn’t go down well. Maybe because it didn’t look appetizing. Mentioned it at my 2-week checkup, doctor said it’s okay, as long as your eating and my tummy is tolerating it. 👍🏽👍🏽 I’ve heard from a couple other people on this forum and from 3 people I’ve met through my program that it’s more common than you think. Hang in there! 😉
  7. PrettyBrown

    Nov2020BypassPeeps?

    Me too! It’s a hard habit to break. I notice it especially when I’m grocery shopping - I want to buy more than we ever need. 😞
  8. PrettyBrown

    Nov2020BypassPeeps?

    Light English muffins?? Can we have those? I’m needing ideas for breakfast! But I know myself, if I start eating stuff I’m not supposed to, it’s a slippery slope!
  9. PrettyBrown

    Nov2020BypassPeeps?

    I am right there with you! 23 days out, and I’ve actually gained 1.5lbs. 😫😫😫
  10. PrettyBrown

    November 2020 sleevers

    100% agreed!!!!! Is there another doctor in your office that you can speak to?
  11. PrettyBrown

    November 2020 sleevers

    No! You aren’t behind!! I’m about 4 weeks post-op and I’m handling walks only — you DEFINITELY aren’t behind! We all heal and move forward at our own pace! ☺️ I’m so sorry about the pain you’re experiencing. Hang in there! Can you maybe try an ice pack on the areas that hurt? I did that my first two nights at home, I was able to stop taking pain meds after I began using the ice pack, the numbness of the pain helped me finally get some rest. I found that the more I rested the more I was able to get up the next day and work thru the pain. 👍🏽 Hang in there!! It will get better!
  12. PrettyBrown

    November 2020 sleevers

    Have you considered wearing a band around your mid-section? I had a little tear and a drop of blood right after and my doctor suggested I wear the band until I stopped feeling so tight near the stitches.. maybe that will help??
  13. PrettyBrown

    Nov2020BypassPeeps?

    Yay!! I thought the exact same immediately after surgery. I don’t feel that way anymore! I took a look at myself in the mirror, I can already see my figure and see what I’ll look like with an actual figure without the added baggage. 🥸 I am so excited and cannot believe I ever doubted! Thanks for sharing that!!
  14. PrettyBrown

    Nov2020BypassPeeps?

    Sorry your pain is sticking around! Are you up and walking? My pain subsided somewhat the more I walked. So happy for you on the 32lbs!! That’s what matters! We just bought our first home in March 2020, literally a week before COVID hit. Good luck on saving! It’s a slow process but so worth it once you get the keys to your new home!! Sending you prayers and best wishes for recovery!!
  15. PrettyBrown

    Nov2020BypassPeeps?

    Those are all great suggestions! I have had eggs and beans but will try the others too. Yeah, purée was weird all around. I have my 2-week follow up with my doctor today. Let’s see how much I divulge! I have a feeling that they may give me a scolding for not sticking to the purée diet. 🙄
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