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wendy4energyrenewal

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About wendy4energyrenewal

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    Intermediate Member
  • Birthday 05/14/1971

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Stone Mountain
  • State
    Georgia
  • Zip Code
    30087

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  1. wendy4energyrenewal

    April 2024 Surgery Buddies

    Try not to be too discouraged at your "stalled weight loss." Your body has undergone a lot of change and just needs time to catch up and adjust. If you're following the recommendations, I'm guessing the stall will only be for a week or so. That was my experience. I am 7 weeks out from my RNY, and I had a "stall" as well, which lasted about 5 days. Since that point, I have had a pattern of staying the same weight or even increasing a pound or two for 3-4 days of the week, and then having a 2-3 pound per day drop for the other days in the week. As long as I am trending down, I don't care how I get there. Also, I'm curious about your not tolerating foods past soft. I had immediate trouble when I tried to advance to meats, and had testing done which revealed a surgical stricture. My body had reacted to the surgery site by closing down too much. I had an endoscopy with dilation and am doing better. I do still have to really focus when I eat to not eat too fast or too much. When my pouch gets too full, I get chest pain, which is just me feeling that stretch of the pouch. We all will experience differences in our bodies. I think it's really important that we all listen to our bodies and learn our new subtle signals in order to have success.
  2. wendy4energyrenewal

    April 2024 Surgery Buddies

    Hi, all. I am just over a month out and losing okay. I've lost 27 pounds. I'm having trouble advancing to the soft foods, in particular meats. I must have a repeat upper GI and possible endoscopy to see what could be going on. My doctor said he's worried about either an esophageal stricture at the stomach or an ulceration. Fun times. I'm sooo tired of protein shakes! I guess that shakes in some quantity will be a part of my life for a while though. I'm so glad to hear that you, Pamela and Lorna Nicole are doing well.
  3. wendy4energyrenewal

    April 2024 Surgery Buddies

    Congrats, LeighAnn! I also had back pains and it ended up being the gas from the surgery. It dissipated after about 4 days, and I felt much better. Remember to drink REALLY slowly and the nausea hopefully will lessen as well. I had some nausea just because at this point, I am SO tired of protein shakes! I still have a little trouble 12 days out, but trying different flavors helped some as well as the slow-paced drinking.
  4. wendy4energyrenewal

    April 2024 Surgery Buddies

    Hi gang! I had my RNY surgery on Tuesday, 04/16 and it went awesomely! I was super sore initially as well as swollen. Now at day 3, I have deflated greatly, and my pain is being managed pretty well. I don't think it could have been any better. One night in the hospital. I have a friend staying with me because my surgeon said now bending, lifting >10 pounds, and no driving while on narcotics. I have cats and can't feed them with those restrictions.
  5. wendy4energyrenewal

    50 and over crowd?

    @summerseeker, that's a bit discouraging to hear that your Fibromyalgia did not change with the weight loss. One of my doctors said he has a couple of patients, and their Fibro was reversed, which is what I'm hoping for (but not banking on!). I hope I'm able to take my medicine. I've run out before, and Fibro pain without meds was not fun!
  6. wendy4energyrenewal

    April 2024 Surgery Buddies

    @RossMom, for my days doing the liver shrinking diet, the first 2 to 2 1/2 days were pretty rough, as I was hungry and nauseated from hunger, as strange as that sounds. But since then, it's been easy-breezy. I start my 2 days of clears tomorrow....oh so close!
  7. wendy4energyrenewal

    50 and over crowd?

    I'm 52 years old and am scheduled for a RNY in 4 days. I am super nervous about post-op pain. It is so helpful to hear and read about all of these successful results. I have a hefty case of fibromyalgia, which intensifies the pain response. Do any of you have this complication as well?
  8. wendy4energyrenewal

    April 2024 Surgery Buddies

    Lorna Nicole & Elizabeth21again, congrats on your post-op status! So glad to hear everything went well. I have only 4 days until my surgery. It's so helpful hearing of all the successful surgeries!! I'll update you post-op as well...
  9. wendy4energyrenewal

    What to take to hospital

    Thank you, BlueParis & Tomo for your responses!
  10. wendy4energyrenewal

    APRIL SURGERY BUDDIESS?

    That sounds very disappointing, leese13! I'm so sorry.
  11. wendy4energyrenewal

    What to take to hospital

    Thank you, ShoppGirl & jennyBeez
  12. wendy4energyrenewal

    What to take to hospital

    Thank you for your reply, ms.sss
  13. wendy4energyrenewal

    APRIL SURGERY BUDDIESS?

    Thank you, longhaul68! I read about hair loss and was hoping it was a rare side effect. It sounds like it does get better when nutrition picks up?? Did you tell everybody you had weight loss surgery? My friends know, as they are my support system. I have not told anyone at work. I told my boss I'm having surgery. I told my families (I work with kids) that I'm going to be out for 2 weeks (BTW is 2 weeks enough??). It's not that I'm ashamed of the surgery, I don't think. I'm not sure why I haven't told everyone in my life. They'll think I'm sick when I start the weight loss! What have others said to people?
  14. wendy4energyrenewal

    APRIL SURGERY BUDDIESS?

    leese13 & ChelsRae33, I wish you two a smooth ride as well!
  15. wendy4energyrenewal

    APRIL SURGERY BUDDIESS?

    Radzi, hey surgery date buddy! 12 days out. Are you nervous? I am actually getting less nervous as the date gets closer. I think this is because I had been wavering back and forth about if I am doing the right thing, and am now convinced that I am.

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