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Sunnyway

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Don't forget that this effect of the surgery will only last for 6-12 months. You MUSt learn how to eat differently and not rely upon the surgical effect. If you are a sugar/carb addict (and it sounds like you are) please read this book: Food Junkies by Vera Tarman or Weight Loss Surgery Does Not Cure Food Addiction by Connie Stapleton,.
  2. I recommend reading The Success Habits of Weight Loss Patients by Colleen N, Cook as well as getting several bariatric cookbooks. There are many of the cookbooks available on Amazon and other bookstore sites. If you have ever considered that you might be a sugar/food addict, also read Food Junkies by Vera Tarman.
  3. I don't think sugar-free pudding counts as a "clear liquid". It's a soft liquid.
  4. Sunnyway

    cant finish protein shake

    You're only 2 weeks post surgery. Relax. Consume as much of the shakes as you can and don't worry if you don't finish. Your body is healing, You will be able to consume more as time passes and you will be just fine,
  5. If you have GERD, RNY gastric bypass is the preferred revision. It usually cures GERD.
  6. In six years I'm surprised you haven't figured out what foods cause you to get dumping syndrome and avoid them. Most people figure it out the first year post-surgery. Have you tried making journal entries when it happens?
  7. Sunnyway

    Soft Diet

    There are recipes in the Baritastic app, too. The Baritastic app is a great way to track your food intake, weight, measurements, regularity, etc.
  8. Sunnyway

    ProCare Health One A Day Vitamin

    I take Bariatric Pal One-a-Day, which is the most complete and economical brand: a year for $99. It's a fast-dissolving capsule.
  9. Sunnyway

    Soft Diet

    Get a couple of Bariatric cook book, which contain lots of suggestions for the various stages. I like these three of all I have purchased online:
  10. RNY is still the gold standard of WLS and usually corrects reflux and Type II Diabetes. Go for the gold.
  11. Sunnyway

    ingrid at Leroys1.png

    Sept 2021, down 45 lbs, pre-surgery
  12. Sunnyway

    Pre-surgery

    2018, Pre surgery
  13. Sunnyway

    24 Hours Post-Op

    Walking helps with the gas, even pacing back and forth.
  14. You should NOT swim until your wounds are entirely healed. Any decent lifeguard would prevent you from entering a pool. (I'm a former lifeguard, too.) If you are uncertain about your surgeon's judgment, it couldn't hurt to have your primary care physician follow you through recovery. I recommend you do some more reading about bariatric surgery so you aren't dependent upon just what your surgeon has told you. For example, these two books are good, although there are others.
  15. Sunnyway

    Australian newbie

    Are you able to get plant-based protein shakes and powders in Australia? I prefer them to whey-based. I particularly like Orgain and Purely Inspired although there are other brands, also.
  16. Sunnyway

    Weight loss

    Read a book or two about bariatric surgery. I recommend Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies and How Weight Loss Surgery Really Works by Matthew Weiner, MD.
  17. Sunnyway

    Preop to vsg question

    What is your question?
  18. Focus on getting your fluids and protein, not on calories. Do what you can without obsessing. Your calories and energy will follow as you are gradually able to tolerate more. Don't try to do anything more than walking (as tolerated) for the time being.
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    Cigna Can't Make Up Its Mind

    Most health insurance claims are processed by high school graduates with minimal training. A different person sees it each time. They "top sheet" the records rather than looking closely. They make lots of mistakes. Contest every denial. They have to prove it's not covered by showing the portion of the policy with the exclusion. Escalate review up to management. Your doctor can also ask for a peer-to-peer review. You can file a complaint with your state's Dept of Insurance. Cigna will be required to reply within 30 days of receiving notice of the complaint. Often this bumps the claim up to a higher claim handler or supervisor who reverses the prior decision.

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