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  1. HerdingCats

    Rny patients....& Taste change

    I had severe nausea and almost couldn't eat anything for about a month after my surgery. Even stuff I liked, like those sugar free drink mixes & jello pudding, smelled repulsive. Everything tasted chemical-y. I would have killed for a piece of unsalted boiled chicken! After two weeks of it I called my doc & he put me on an anti-nausea drug, Ondansetron/Zofran, which worked almost immediately. It did take a while before I could tolerate the sugar-free stuff, though, but I was able to keep protein shakes down. Worked great to knock off about 30 lbs in a month, though not great for my health in general.
  2. HerdingCats

    Gallbladder removal

    My doc took mine out during the bypass. Apparently he usually does this. I had a sore, hard spot for about a week but not a huge amount of pain, or at least nothing the pain meds couldn't handle.
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    September Surgeries!

    I had mine on the 28th and just got home last night. It's been difficult drinking enough and I've got a huge bruise on my side (and no gallbladder any more!) But I'm trying to stay positive.
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    Surgery buddies!

    I'm going in tomorrow the 28th.
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    Anxious and Readt

    Mine is in about 10 hours and I'm trying really hard not to freak out!
  6. I'm on metformin, which I have to stop taking for surgery, and my doc wants me to get a blood glucose monitor. I don't want to spend too much since I'm not going to need it long. Anyone have recommendations for a decent inexpensive model?
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    Mental Health

    That sounds very upsetting and not very professional on the part of your therapist - she's not listening to or respecting you. And she's definitely not very informed about bariatric surgery. Sounds like it might be time to part ways. I know I had to go through a few therapists before I found one who was right. Hopefully you can get someone sorted out.
  8. Sorry for the TMI I'm one week out from surgery, haven't had any problems until today. I got very dehydrated yesterday but I was back on track until this afternoon, when I started suffering the worst constipation I've ever had. I've been drinking water and taken a stool softener & Miralax but nothing seems to be moving. I'm about to break out the nuclear option - magnesium citrate. My main worry is that I'm too afraid to take my protein shake. Usually I have 2 shakes, a sf jello, a broth, 64 oz of water & a small meal of meat and veggies. I don't feel well and I don't want to add to the problem. Any advice? (It's too late to call my doc)
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    So stopped up I can't eat . . .

    Thanks for the help, folks! Luckily the nuclear option worked eventually lol. I had to wait for several hours to get blood work done the day before and didn't want to use the water fountain, so I guess I ended up too dehydrated even though I tried to catch up later. Not leaving the house without a water bottle again, I learned my lesson the hard way. Literally!!!
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    Who lost a lot before surgery?

    I lost 75lbs starting in January 2021, then started my pre op liquid diet last week and lost another 9 for a total of 84. I've got one more week to go! My goal is 180, which would still be a bit overweight but was a thin as I've ever been so it's a long ways to go

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