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Stitchy

LAP-BAND Patients
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About Stitchy

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    Happy Traveller
  • Birthday 05/29/1946

About Me

  • Interests
    Cross stitch, knit, crochet, etc
  • Occupation
    Retired Bookkeeper
  • City
    On the Road
  • State
    Call Washington State home
  1. surgery, May 2006, Current, Oct 2008 At goal, 88 lbs gone forever.
  2. Awww, Sweetie. Sure you will be able to eat normal again. As far as starting the liquid diet over with each fill, not necessarily. My doc just said nothing heavy for a few hours. Then back to *normal.* Mac and cheese? My favorite. You might have trouble with pasta. I do, but now I use rice pasta and that seem to go down just fine. Tastes nearly the same, It is sometimes difficult to find elbow rice pasta but it is doable. Try Asian markets. There will be some foods that you personally can't tolerate. I have trouble with peaches. Pastas, sticky white bread and rice. However, refried rice is great. Yay for Mexican foods. Now, before reading the rest of this, remember that I am at goal. MmmmK? I eat my comfort foods although now in smaller quantities. I even had them towards the end of my weight loss journey. (Maybe that's why it slowed down so much, ya' think?) I drink alcohol, eat ice cream, etc.
  3. Stitchy

    Colonoscopy: Help!

    I started drinking earlier and drank longer than the spec sheet advised but got it all down. YUK!!! Sips of prep and spoonful Jello helped a lot. Clean bill of health, No polyps. Go back in 5 years. Thanks for asking.
  4. Stitchy

    The feel of the band

    You waist will get lower. Then the port will be above the waistline. Words straight out of my dotor's mouth. It will be tender for quite awhile, but it does get better.
  5. Stitchy

    Colonoscopy: Help!

    Not a lot of sympathy for bandsters. My lapband office suggested two bottles of magnesium citrate. I talked to the nurse at the coloscopy office and she said that the prep just does a better of cleansing. Oh, yeah? So, she said I can start earlier in the day sipping and even the next morning since my appt isn't until the afternoon. OK. I'll try. But I don't want to be drinking and pooping for hours. I'l try to get it down as fast as I can.:scared2:
  6. Stitchy

    I hope this isn't rude

    I was 60 but I know there are older ones out there.
  7. Stitchy

    Worth it for 40 pounds?

    Average is 50% of excess. My BMI was 37 and I have lost 85% of excess. And no, I didn't work particulaly hard at it, but I did watch the food that went into my mouth. So, there is no guarantee. You just do the best YOU can.
  8. Stitchy

    Colonoscopy: Help!

    I am scheduled for a colonoscopy next week. Three years ago, I took something in a little bottle for cleansing. Not pleasant, but it did the job. There were some polyps so I need another one this year (next week). The instructions involve a prescription that involves drinking about 48 ounces over a one hour period, twice. I can't do that. I called the docs office and the person answering the phone (receptionist, I presume) insisted that is the way it is done now. Period. No arguing with her. She is going to try to get the doctor to call me back. Have any of you dealt with something like this? What did you do?
  9. Stitchy

    Pb?

    Just when I think I have everything under control, I got sick last nite. I'm used to the sliming ... no big deal, but I threw up. The only thing I had different was homemade (at a cafe) clam chowder for lunch. I was expecting smooth and creamy but it was rather chunky and the clam were a bit gritty. I couldn't eat very much of it and put the rest in the frige. After dinner, ugh. This morning, I still have an upset tummy, a headache and sore muscles. Maybe I just have a bug?
  10. Stitchy

    Pb?

    Just when I think I have everything under control, I got sick last nite. I'm used to the sliming ... no big deal, but I threw up. The only thing I had different was homemade (at a cafe) clam chowder for lunch. I was expecting smooth and creamy but it was rather chunky and the clam were a bit gritty. I couldn't eat very much of it and put the rest in the frige. After dinner, ugh. This morning, I still have an upset tummy, a headache and sore muscles. Maybe I just have a bug?
  11. Lexy - many people have suggested Soups and Protein drinks. I am not a fan of Protein Drinks, so I did Soup. You can blend protein-rich soups with milk or broth and it is still liquid. Full liquid - if you can suck it through a straw it is liquid and full of protein. And tastes right, too. Good luck.
  12. Stitchy

    Question about Vitamins

    Costco's chewable dinosaurs. Or Flintstones. Chewable calciums (Costco brand). I take a lot of pills and anything chewable or drinkable is a relief. I get full in the morning just taking pills!
  13. I am also disturbed about the lack of communication and insensitivity. Since you will probably be going back for follow up care think very hard about this surgeon. Where do you live? Some of us may be able to help you find a new one.
  14. Stitchy

    I want tomato soup !

    You betcha'. It's liquid. My fav was tomato roasted red pepper (or some such name) from Trader Joe's. Yummmo! If you could suck it through a straw, it's yours. Want some other flavors? Get out your blender and have chicken and noodle. Or split pea. Bean and bacon. Full of Protein and you will feel better. If it is too thick, thin down with milk or broth. You can blend just about anything. Tastes like real food, too.
  15. I weigh myself nearly every morning but I record it on a spreadsheet only once a week.

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