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  1. Jodikins67

    Is pain normal?

    I had surgery June 22nd. I had pain that I thought was gas….it got pretty intense. It was actually spasms in my pouch and esophagus. I drank warm peppermint tea and used a heating pad on my upper stomach and chest. Pain was totally gone in 1 week. Good luck!!!!
  2. There is an app called Baritastic it is awesome for tracking everything and really helps me. On a week day I eat a breakstone cottage cheese double with fruit .. usually blueberry. For lunch I alternate tuna in the pouch with light Mayo, a dash of mustard, salt and pepper, and egg salad. Snack I like hummus or the 2 oz marketfresh guacamole with about 6 pita chips. Dinner I have baked or air fried chicken with pinto beans or green beans. I also like the P3 protein snacks when I am in a hurry. I make a taco casserole the family have also. Brown Turkey with taco seasoning, add a can of mild rotel, and a can of black beans drained…. While that is simmering, lay carb control tortillas in the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking dish and spread warmed up fat free re fried beans on top of those … then pour the meat mixture on top and spread out. Cover with fat free Mexican cheese and bake till the cheese is bubbly and brown. This is flavorful and delicious … the rest of the fam can eat with chips ricotta cheese with Splenda and cinnamon is good also
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    Typical weight loos

    I use the baritastic app to help me track everything. It is really helpful. I’ve lost 37 total since 6/7/2021, but only 20 since surgery on 6/22/21. I’ve lost a lot of inches. I’m down 1 pants size and 2 shirt sizes. I just don’t feel like I am progressing as fast as others and it scares me
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    June Surgeries

    Same here. With Food and protein drink I get over 100 grams of protein. I was told to out drink and it should pick up. I’ve lost a 4’inch bra extender 👐🏻👐🏻 I feel the slower it comes off maybe the less saggy you are doing great!
  5. I keep reading about people only able to eat 2 tablespoons post sleeve…. I am almost 3 weeks post op, and on the purée phase. I am prepping in 4oz containers. I can eat 4oz of puréed soup with no issues, the same with puréed cottage cheese, yogurt, jello or pudding. I do get fuller after hummus or ricotta … but can usually do about 3oz of those with no issues. I do stop at the 4 oz even if i don’t feel full. I really dont want to over do it. I am not having nausea or pain at all and haven’t since day 1. I can also drink more than a sip or two at one time. If I drink too much I do get a pain from that but not bad. I think I am afraid the surgeon didn’t make my stomach small enough or I have already stretched it out if that is possible this early….. I just want to get this right. I am getting between 600 and 700 calories a day and on average 55 to 60 grams of protein. Doing pretty good with the 40/40/20 split protein/fats/carbs. Any help, advice or re-assurance welcomed
  6. I had sleeve at CER Hospital with Dr. Carlos. It was sparking clean, I had great care! No hotel involved, I was at hospital 3 days. I followed the pre op 100% which made surgery easier and quicker. We wanted for nothing. Pick up and drop off @ San Diego airport . It was easy peasy and they were great. Surgery 6/22 and I am already off all my diabetic meds and a1c Is improved. It was a great experience!!!!
  7. Jodikins67

    Help … am I eating too much???!!!

    ❤️❤️. Thank you!! Sounds like you are doing great too
  8. Jodikins67


    I am loving the Baritastic app 💜💜. Thanks y’all!
  9. I am needing to track mainly my protein but also other nutrition and fluids ... need some suggestions on apps that do this easily .... thanks in advance And go!
  10. Jodikins67

    Help … am I eating too much???!!!

    Thank you!!!! I am so glad I found this forum! I appreciate your input
  11. Jodikins67

    Help … am I eating too much???!!!

    This makes me feel so much better !!!!! Thank you
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    Thank you!
  13. Jodikins67

    Post Op Liquid Diet - Juice Ok?

    I am 1 week post op and I am allowed diluted no sugar added apple juice. I will say after I drank it, I had bad gas and diarrhea… so I won’t do it again for a while. I think it must be like dumping syndrome on a smaller scale due to the sugar🤷🏻‍♀️
  14. I had surgery 6/22/21 at CER in Tijuana with Dr. Carlos. Great experience, but I have been having spasms in my esophagus/pouch area.? Was wondering if anyone else experienced these and how long did they last? Thanks in advance 😊
  15. Jodikins67

    Esophageal/stomach spasms post op

    It’s like a Charlie horse in my lower chest. A heating pad helps as well as hot tea or broth. They were really bad but are getting better. I do have follow up here
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    June Surgeries

    New here. I had the sleeve 6/22/2021 in Mexico. Look forward to learning from this group.

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