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  1. liveaboard15

    Chewing Gum

    I was also told no on gum from my surgeon. Found this info online not to chew gum after their weight loss surgery. First, some gums can have a lot of sugar, which contributes unnecessary calories into the diet, making it harder to lose weight. But, even if they opt for a sugar free version, chewing gum can cause problems in bariatric patients. The act of chewing gum allows air to enter into your digestive tract. For people who haven’t had bariatric surgery, this may not cause any problems. But for bariatric patients having air in their digestive tract can lead to gas and abdominal discomfort. In the first few weeks after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, some patients report excess saliva. Chewing gum can also lead to saliva production, potentially compounding their problem. Another problem with gum chewing after bariatric surgery is the potential for any swallowed gum to cause a blockage. After gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery patients are educated to chew their food thoroughly to a paste like consistency. As much as you chew your piece of gum, it will never be such a consistency. The wad of gum can potentially lead to a blockage if swallowed. Most do not find the risk worth it. A great place
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    Diet right after surgery?

    Sleeve. 2 weeks of liquids only. Then 2 weeks of soft foods.
  3. liveaboard15

    Citric Acid in drink mixes

    Its fine. I had no issues with citric acid pre op or even post op.
  4. While you cant change your PCP... you can always pay out of pocket to see another one... Most of those visits are just a couple hundred bucks.
  5. I would wait. taking out a loan for almost $20K takes a long time to pay back... about 5-7 years. idk what the terms of that 0%APR is but i do remember that if you end up missing payments or paying late that it reverts back to the extremely high APR that care credit charges which is close to 30%. and with a loan that big that would take decades to pay off. I paid Cash for my surgery and it was around $18-20K. Only because my insurance specifically excludes it. otherwise i would have waited. Rather have $20K in my bank account if i only have to wait a year.
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    So i was going to do that. go back on a liquid diet then my nutritionist said no. That i need stability in my diet to loose weight. that changing from this many calories to less or more can cause you to gain weight.but yea if your BMI was lower then you will loose weight slower. I know i am out of my stall because the previous 30 days i only lost around 5-6lb. and recently after 1 week i lost 5lb.
  7. never heard of a revision from sleeve to ESG... which ESG is basically the sleeve. They sew thru your mouth into your stomach... Every revision i have seen on here is from sleeve to bypass or some form of bypass like mini bypass or that Duodenial switch or however you spell it.
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    i hit one at 3 weeks. Then again at 3 months which that one lasted almost the entire month. That month i only lost i think 5lb or so. you will continue to have them along your journey.
  9. Just wanted to give this resource to anyone who may need it. For the past year i been ordering my own blood test. Some are just pure curiosity that i have had done. I have had my cholesterol checked, Blood count checked, Even checked for tumor markers. Some of us are self pay and or dont have insurance. So the way this website works is you pick out a blood test you want to get done, You buy it and you print out your lab orders and go to the lab. Its only for QUEST Diagnostics and Labcorp. and you show up, give them the order and get your results online. If something comes back out of range then you can go see a doctor. Like last couple days my legs have been in pain and i worried about a possible blood clot. So i ordered a D Dimer Blood test which detects if the body is breaking up blood clots. I ordered 2 days ago, Went yesterday and i should have my results today or tomorrow. Cant use insurance so if you have insurance and want them to cover it you would have to go thru your doctor and get a lab order. https://walkinlab.zinrelo.com/ref/WAL2I4KV
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    Post op injections?

    I was worried i would get the injections after surgery but i did not. But i did get them in the hospital and before surgery. The ones after surgery it is a device that injects and then a cover pops out and covers the needle. i had several after surgery in the hospital in my stomach. As much as i hate hate hate needles. It was not bad at all... barely felt it.
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    Pre op diet weight loss

    i did two weeks of liquids only. (I did have 1 tiny meal a day tho on some days) and lost 11lb.
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    Life after 168 pounds down.....

    OMg that is one thing i am looking forward to is the plane seats. So before surgery i would always fly first class because coach seats are so small and i could not fit in them. and first class is so expensive so its going to be nice to be able to pay a few hundred dollars for a plane ticket vs thousands. A month or so after surgery i applied for a 2nd job a job where i would be standing for 8-10 hours a day. before surgery i could not stand for more than a few minutes or walk more than a few minutes without being exhausted and in pain. Now i stand 10 hours a day without issue at all.
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    Why is my PPI not working?

    Guessing you had the sleeve? Typically those with heartburn history are told to get bypass instead. but i had the sleeve and the acid reflux was bad for the first couple weeks. even with that same medication you are taking i was taking. but it eventually got better and have not had it since. I hope that is the case for you because the reflux was so painful a couple weeks after surgery that it was driving me crazy
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    meal prep

    decided to try a little meal prepping today. Rarely ever get to prep because i work overnights and sleep all day lol. for the next couple days i am working afternoons so freed me up. One has flank steak, another has grilled chicken and the other pork tenderloin. Each with onions, peppers and brown rice. been having issues trying to find sides to go with the meat. I hate most veggies lol.
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    High protein snacks

    Found these high protein low carb snacks at my local gas station. All where absolutely delicious. First the puffs. Oh i miss chips and this fills the gap. 130 cal, 3G carbs, 18G protein 1 gram sugar. quest peanut butter cups. Tasted amazing. similar to a reeses, 190 calories 1G Net carbs 11 gram protein, no sugar poptart thing, Was alot softer than a real poptart, but it was still very very good. 180 calories 5G Net Carbs and 20 grams of protein.
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    meal prep

    I hate broccoli, Never had brussel sprouts. As for asparagus i love it. Kinda curious tho on how it is once i reheat it in the microwave. As for sweet potato i meant to grab some while i was shopping and i completely forgot.
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    Holy weight loss, Batman!!!!!!

    Nice. I think i am finally out of my stall because in the last 5 days i have lost 5lb so thats great. Considering i only lost about 6lb in the previous 30 days.
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    High protein snacks

    I was out this past weekend riding my bicycle on a 30 mile trail. about 7 miles in i took a break and i was starving. I had a pouch of tuna in my backpack. Glad i did i felt so much better after eating it. Plan to buy some more of these snacks later on today to keep.
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    High protein snacks

    I can understand that. Its nice tho to have a snack every once in a while. Especially when you dont have the time to eat a proper meal. one of these may be a good replacement til you can eat a meal.
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    During my pre op diet i was specifically told not to give up coffee lol. They said the pre op liquid diet is hard enough. They didnt want people going thru caffeine withdrawal tho they said no sugar and regular creamer. So i used Stevia sweetener and sugar free creamer. I also had the Premier Protein Coffee drink and wow that hit the spot during the pre op diet. it has caffeine in it.
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    Food question

    Did your surgery center not give you paperwork with all this info? On mine for my surgeon i was on soft foods like scrambled eggs, deli meats, chicken, tuna ect... after 2 weeks. but some others dont go to soft foods for 4 weeks. All surgeons are different.
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    Low heart rate

    Same thing happened to me. I was worried as well and saw my cardiologist and said it was ok due to the weight loss... My normal resting heart rate is now around 50-55. it does go up when i do activities. My blood pressure also now is low-normal range. Before it was high.
  23. doubtful you would get a RX for a nurse. Tho never hurts to ask. So after surgery my main thing that i needed from someone else was simply to get up and out of my recliner. But using a cane helped a ton to get out of chairs and to get out easier. Get your drinks, food, toilet paper, clothing ect... all at chest level so you dont have to bend...
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    For a POP and abdomen hurts

    only 10 days your stomach is still healing. I wasnt even able to lay down to sleep for at least a month. and any kind of weird movements would be painful. But your stomach will not "pop" you probably pulled a muscle or something. i would call on Monday if you are still worried to your regular doctor.
  25. So i had my 3 month blood test for vitamins and such. I got the results early this morning and everything is in the green. Only small issue is my iron saturation is just 1 point below normal. But iron total levels are good. Other than that every other vitamin, protein, calcium ect... are good. I thought this blood test would have had my cholesterol checked as well because it was high before surgery but i guess not. I will go ahead and order my own cholesterol test here next week to see how it is.

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