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oldandtired

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  1. 10 hours ago, Arabesque said:

    Was it dumping, the foamies or just your restriction? Dumping makes you feel physically sick & you may vomit or have diarrhoea, cold sweats, heart palpitations, etc. takes time (often hours) to recover. The foamies feels like something is stuck, you produce excess salvia & you may regurgitate a thick foamy saliva & often whatever you ate that was ‘stuck’. I also sometime have a barking cough as if trying to shift the obstruction. It passes quickly. Your restriction is a heaviness or tightness across your upper chest. I find myself thumping my chest as if to relieve & open it up again. It can take longer to pass than the foamies but not hours like dumping.

    The first time I had the foamies was with a mushy carrot but potato sits heavily in my tummy - like groan heavy, eaten way too much heavy & after only a bite or two. Still does & I’m three years out. (Bread & Pasta is the same for me.) It’s all part of how we are different.

    At the beginning your tummy can be sensitive & fussy. Eat something today no issue. Eat it tomorrow & your tummy is no way. But two days later all is fine again. I called mine a petulant, tantrum throwing 2 yr old.

    I thought I may have been the only one that imagines a petulant, tantrum throwing child. My "child" is more of a baby, who sleeps (when things are going well), then can be that baby who is about to wake up in a bad mood, twisting and turning and frowning (usually if I have eaten a little too much) then once in a while, the devil personified....


  2. 4 hours ago, ShoppGirl said:

    Did you really look it up? I’m curious where it came from. I’ve never heard it before.

    I am at work, so didn't have too much time, but after reading some stuff about the freezing temp of it and why your nose runs....🤢 I decided another time....


  3. I am 3 1/2 months out, and have struggled with nausea/queasiness every day. They say it will get better, but not yet. There ARE meds-ask your doctor! I am on two different ones, and after a couple of months, started taking more of them than prescribed--after looking them up and finding out his dosage was on the low end, and I was not going to poison myself. Call your doc-and be VOCAL!


  4. 15 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

    Actually, because I was dealing with a lot of hunger, my surgical center said it would be okay for me to eat plain, non-starchy veggies between meals, but because of my travel (and also my dental issues!) I have had a lot of trouble doing that.

    It's been drilled into me so well not to graze, so I think I've just been eating a lot at meals (Not A LOT, just ... maybe 3 oz of meat, 3 oz of veg, but it still hurts, especially fruit and salad, which I love). I am going to try to slow down some more, see if that helps.

    The other thing I'm struggling with is how nauseous I get from my Multivitamin. I would say about once a fortnight I will actually throw up. I've tried three different brands, and the best I've found is to take it with a heavy snack before bed. This week it's been low sugar trail mix, which I never ate before surgery, but seems to work well for me now.

    Might be just the way your Vitamin is formulated. Try another brand? LOL my doc said Flintstones twice a day, and that's what I do..for now...


  5. On 5/9/2022 at 2:26 PM, Vivis said:

    I think that's what I keep telling myself -- there is no normal. And I've read that some ppl lose weight one week and the second week nothing and the third week nothing and the fourth week a ton is lost. So I have read that experience from others...thanks for sharing! I hope you're doing well at 4 months post-op! How much have you lost so far?

    So far? From my heaviest, 43 lbs, or to you, 19.5 kg.... or, lol, 2 dress sizes.


  6. 3 hours ago, Whats Next said:

    My surgery is coming fast, it was moved up via a cancellation to next week, eek! I’m a combo of fear of the unknown, and calmness of giving it up to the professionals to care for me. I’m over 60 and really never considered I could stop the diet cycle by having WLS. A family member had it, and was happy they did it, this and knowing a few WLS veterans happy with their surgery, spurred me on to do gastric bypass. They had a good recovery with no issues. I’m hoping for a great outcome and that it resolves my Gerd and sleep apnea in time as well.

    I fear pain, Hair loss, complications, how I’ll feel about all that skin, regrets. I look forward to many positive body changes, more energy, onederland, not being obese, cuter clothes 😀

    I appreciate everyone sharing here! I’ve learned a lot.

    You know, I'm almost 4 months post-op. I have yet to have hair loss... Pain--and I have had a few surgeries in my lifetime--is not that bad. They will probably give you a few pain pills. Use them. After the first few days, you should start to feel better. I have had nausea--but figured a way to cope with that. Just bought some new clothes this past weekend, in a smaller size--nothing feels better than that, lol!


  7. 8 minutes ago, Vivis said:

    Hi! I know I'm "new" to all of this. I'm 13 days post op. The first 5 days after surgery, I had lost 7.5 lbs. By the 7 day mark, I had hit a 9 lb weight loss. I was SO EXCITED so I figured I'd weigh myself maybe every 4 days after the 7 day mark. I was REALLY looking forward to my progress, and I was so shocked by the original fast weight loss I just couldn't help myself.

    Keep in mind -- I'm STILL on the all liquid diet. Well, the last 6 days, I have lost 0 lbs. ZERO!

    Can someone help explain? Is this normal? I'm following all the rules. The only thing I'm not doing anymore is working out since I haven't gotten the clearance, but I can totally go on long hour walks as my "exercise" for now. That's the only plan I have at this moment...

    I'm almost 4 months post-op, (I put the wrong date for my surgery, and can't seem to find how to change it) and the only thing I can say is that there is NO NORMAL. It will come off. Your body is still in "shock." Don't get discouraged.


  8. He started me on Ondansetron 4 mg once a day. Then when I complained, he prescribed Promethazine, and I believe that is the one that he initially made a suppository 😳 and I had him change it to a pill. The pills are 25 mg, originally twice a day. BUT there may be a reason he hasn't given it to you, BUT you can certainly find out WHY.


  9. 22 hours ago, Quesodip251 said:

    Only I didn’t know any of this until the day after surgery. That was the issue. He never talked to me about the procedure until after the surgery even though specifically requested it. By the time of surgery I had forgotten about it.

    I hope no one treats drs as Gods. I work with them daily and tell them what to do most of the time, lol.

    I understood that, my post was more of a cautionary to others. Too many people DO treat them as gods. I am wary of doctors. I have seen errors with doctors and my father, my mother--and THAT was a nightmare--and my husband. Too often, people will sit and accept whatever the doc says. There is nothing that says that you can't say wait a minute, go back. Explain that again. My doctor's office also seems to delight in making it hard to reach them. That's ok, I can take it as a challenge. (I always give them a day or so to respond to me, I don't expect immediate answers.)


  10. 15 hours ago, Heavyweight555 said:

    Since i had this surgery 5 months Ago, I've had major, non stop nausea. Has anyone had this? What helped?

    I have nausea, and I am 3 months post - op. The doc prescribed one nausea med, and that sort of worked, some.. So I went back and he prescribed me another, 2 x a day. That helped--some. When I went back I said this isn't right. He said it is a hormone imbalance, and he has never seen it after seven months post-op. Whereupon I said, "Quality of life???" Then I told him that 2 a day didn't cut it, I was sitting with a trash can between my legs at work, and I had upped the dosage myself to 3 a day, and I could survive with that. (DISCLAIMER-BECAUSE I DID IT, DOES NOT MEAN I AM SUGGESTING THIS TO THIS GROUP.) I looked up the drug online, saw that it could be given in a higher dose, and tried it. He gave me a new script for it 3 x a day. I can cope this way.


  11. Re the comments about "doing what they want to" - I had a partial hysterectomy years ago. I was relatively young, and didn't want to go into menopause. I reported that morning, and saw a paragraph essentially saying he could take it all if he so chose. I refused to sign-they looked at me like I'd grown two heads. Well you have to, or he won't do the surgery, bla, bla- I eventually signed, but griped rather loudly about it. He came to see me before the surgery. I let him know he better not. He told me later if I'd been worse, or if I'd been older, he would have. I sometimes wonder if he would have gotten paid more if he'd done the entire thing. Either way, you have to do your homework, stand up for what you want, and be VOCAL about it. I mean, we don't know, do we? If (the doc, any doc) wanted more money, or wanted to do the easier, shorter surgery (I am speaking generally here) or what. Be involved. We treat docs like gods. it is your body, your life, make a list of questions and concerns, take another set of ears with you. Let him know--if he gets huffy, find another doc!


  12. You know, I guess I'm the only dissenter in the group. Bake it, eat a bite or two, then wrap it up and send it away. Send it home with the kids. Take it to the neighbors, or to a shut in. Enjoy a little bit. I lost 50 pounds years ago by Slim fast during the week, and then hubby and I would go out, and I would enjoy a meal and a bite (just a bite!) of dessert. Took a long time, but I could be good during the week as long as the weekend was coming. Moderation in all things.


  13. Agreed, some of the meds do make you drowsy. BUT you are also miserable. The first meds they put me on worked a little--but how can you drink if you feel that you are going to heave after a swallow? I couldn't smell food at work. Couldn't look at food. Sat at my desk with a trash can between my legs. Even with the two meds, I stare at my pills morning and night as obstacles. I have an appointment in a week, and plan to ask him to scope me, and if you knew me, doing that is the last thing I want. So you do what you think is best.


  14. I am 3 1/2 months out, and have struggled with nausea/queasiness every day. They say it will get better, but not yet. There ARE meds-ask your doctor! I am on two different ones, and after a couple of months, started taking more of them than prescribed--after looking them up and finding out his dosage was on the low end, and I was not going to poison myself. Call your doc-and be VOCAL!

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