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  1. FarfelDiego

    3.5 weeks PO Gastric Sleeve DUMPING?!

    I can’t do eggs now and I miss them as a quick easy source of protein
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    5 months post op hair loss

    I just posted and it posted as Jordan from Chicago. I’ve noticed this before with some repeating posts. Glitch?
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    5 months post op hair loss

    I just chopped my hair off from a sassy Bob to a sassy pixie cut. The hair loss is getting on my nerves. I said I wouldn’t mind as my pre-surgery hair was so thick. But yuck. I’m tired of it. 😂
  4. My diabetes numbers have fallen dramatically. Before surgery my highest a1c was 9.5 and now it’s 5.9. My daily blood glucose numbers are in the 90-110 range. No more snoring! No more knee or ankle pain. Blood pressure has improved. Medications have been stopped or cut. I feel great.
  5. Before when swimming laps my breast stroke kick was painful and today NO PAIN! My knees and joints are so happy!
  6. FarfelDiego

    Caffeine After Surgery

    My plan said don’t drink coffee for the first month. I had some 2 weeks post-op. No problems.
  7. FarfelDiego

    May Surgery Buddies

    @leeann I had cream of wheat last night very runny. It was nice. I asked directly just now to my doc/team can I have a nice scrambled egg and they answered back NO. I’m 4 days out from soft/puréed clearance. Insert best Lucy Ricardo WAH! Ok. So no. I will listen to them. I had an oikos yogurt this morning with 20g protein. I’ll have some Gatorade zero with unflavored protein powder later. 4 more days. 4 more days. Can I just hibernate through them?
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    Post Op Bra Size

    Ever since the pandemic lockdown started I stopped wearing a bra and I just can’t go back. They just collected so much sweat. By midday they were soaked.
  9. FarfelDiego

    Food Before and After Photos

    Protein Jello. 😑 meh! 6 more days until soft/puréed foods!
  10. FarfelDiego

    Protein HELP

    With jello I use protein water! I can’t drink it plain but in the jello it just gives it a zing.
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    Not sure if I should go through with it

    @corinne2022 Do you have co-morbidities? For me it was diabetes, high blood pressure, and knee/ankle arthritis pain. Surgery has helped.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    Nonfat greek yogurt is on my phase 1 full liquids plan. I am looking forward to chicken with the sugar free bbq sauce!
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    May 2022 surgery?

    Protein Pudding. Sugar free jello pudding mix with isopure zero carb protein unflavored and 1% milk. I’m in love 🥰 It will perhaps be a short romance when phase 2 or 3 rolls around My doctor said keep monitoring blood sugar and pressure but I can stop the meds. What?! Hooray!
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    Congratulations! Yay! Well done! I’m so happy! Someday this will be me!
  15. FarfelDiego

    Puréed meats

    I love the no rush vibes though isn’t phase 3 the regular food phase?
  16. FarfelDiego

    May 2022 surgery?

    I’m just 4 days out but I’m have had the burning pains at the incisions. I hope someone chimes in to assure you that yes they will go away soon. Did you have pains right after surgery? We’re you prescribed pain meds? Hooray for the soft foods!i hope you’re feeling better soon
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    Surgery this morning UPDATE:

    It feels so good to be on the other side.
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    Tomorrow Is The Day!

    How are the other May 16 wls peeps? I’m dressed and ready to get out of the hospital at 11am. Pulling on my sweatpants was no joke. The binder helps a lot.
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    Tomorrow Is The Day!

    May 16 Hooray! May everything go well for all!
  20. There are packets at Costco that are mixed with water that are tasty. Mango orange flavor. 20g protein
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    Gastric bypass

    I’m 60 and scheduled for RNY next week
  22. Thanks. I will play it by ear. I’m wondering about stamina post-op.
  23. I’m 3 weeks out from surgery. May 16. Gastric Bypass. I’m 60. 5’6. 43 BMI. With so many co-morbidities ! Diabetes, high blood pressure. Arthritis in knees and ankles. Last weekend I got very down, thinking if I hadn’t been successful before long-term how was I going to be able to do it now. If I had slowly been losing since this whole process started last July when I had my first consult I would weigh less now as I know wls is just a tool and not a magical solution. I talked about my fears, ordered a bariatric cookbook and got on here to read to see if anyone eles was going through something similar. I didn’t find anyone who wrote word for word what I was feeling but I read supportive things, really just what I needed to read, to think that yeah ok I got this. My daughter said that she’d be worried if I felt invincible beforehand because acknowledging my shortcomings beforehand seemed more healthy. It helps not to keep things bottled up because that’s when the fears snowball for me. I had my doctor phone appointment last Thursday. I forgot to ask how long they recommend being off work. I was readying myself to have to do a 2 week liquid diet but doc said it wasn’t necessary, just for me to lose as much weight before surgery as I could. Which lead to me thinking about how I hadn’t lost anything really during these months of pre-op. and self-doubts. I appreciate all y’all writing about everything. The good bad and ugly. The overwhelming sentiment seems to be: why didn’t I do this earlier. That’s where I want to be. Now, working on tapering off of caffeine! Thanks for being my buddies.
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    May Surgery Buddies

    I’m May 16. You’re my buddy who’s going down the path first.

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