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  1. Gaylancsu

    Lap band revision

    I’m 2 months out band to ds, down 37 pounds, they said it comes off slower after revisions but I’ll get there. I’ve had a couple nights with bile reflux but it’s controlled with meds (I didn’t take anything the nights it happened) and I’m told it goes away with time. No vomiting, I feel good, I can get in my protein and only regret not doing it sooner
  2. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I also was supposed to promise not to weigh every day but I can’t stop- everyone’s weight loss is different and you are absolutely right about calories in and out that doesn’t apply to most obese people but our bodies are in a state of shock too right now. I met with dietician Monday and their point about the scale was this- these surgeries find that you lose the weight for the most part in the first year and you can’t lose a pound a day! Your body had to reset, trust that food is coming and changes will follow. I lost 8lb week 1 pre surgery diet and 13 total on that 2 weeks-I’m 3 weeks out from surgery and in those 3 have lost 11, most can’t keep the pace out the gate- and your body will react- it still takes time! Hang in there!!!!
  3. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I would agree everyone’s experiences are different and some depends on surgery type. I stayed 2 nights in the hospital - when I went home I could do stairs no issue I hit protein and fluid goals by day 3 or 4 with no issues) the time in the hospital they pumped me so full of fluids it took days to de-swell - my surgery was pretty invasive lapband removal hernia repair and ds, I was up walking by the evening of surgery it helps a lot with the gas- I was told I had to walk at least every 3 hours and more than just to bathroom- the gas pain took about a week - I never took my nausea meds once leaving the hospital managed daytime pain with Tylenol week 1 I took good stuff to sleep but stopped that after 6 days - haven’t needed Tylenol really past week 2- I feel like it’s gone great. I worked from home 2 weeks- my mom and my mil took turns staying with us to help with kids
  4. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I was limited to lifting 5 pounds for 2 weeks then up to 15 for the next two- so no lifting my 2 and 4 year old. A couple times I overdid it I could feel it- please be careful and call out your support system if you do injury you will be out of commission much much longer
  5. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I’m halfway through purée week- get to move on to soft foods Friday - so excited. I had a lapband revision to DS on 6-7, tuna and chicken salad purée along with cottage cheese have been go to for me this week and all goes down fine. Adding in shakes here and there to hit my 90g protein goal (plus they count as liquid). Just tried a caramel premier it’s pretty good. No nausea no constipation- if anything it’s the opposite. Mild soreness occasionally but I haven’t used even a Tylenol in a week. full steam ahead!
  6. Gaylancsu

    New and Considering DS

    I have been through a Rex program (I was even in their commercials back in 2010) for lapband but that surgeon is no longer here - and just had a revision through Nc bariatrics performed at wake med Cary to ds. Revision was 6/6- my lapband stopped helping me- I could either eat anything or nothing. So I started a year ago trying to get ducks in a row to do this- my insurance required 6 months of dr supervised weight loss visits (I lost nothing) and when I missed the November appt it set me back and then insurance initially denied it bc they said the psych visit didn’t say it exactly how they wanted so he rewrote his report resubmitted and approved. So anyways I was approved in March and I delayed surgery to 6/7 bc life - It’s surgery and that is kind of scary- but so is driving a car, anything can happen anywhere. You just have to have faith. In the hospital I managed pain with something via IV that worked great- coming home they sent me hydrocodone - I only took it at night to sleep comfortably and managed anything else with Tylenol and I stopped taking the hydrocodone after a week. I had more pain with this than my c sections but I also had my lapband removed a hernia repair and the ds. But it has been manageable. The preop liquid diet was hard, less hard post op but I’m sick of sweet and ready for purées! I am 41, no co-issues. With my lapband I went from 330 to 250 and maintained there for 7 years and then started having issues. I got back to 301.9 when I started this pre op diet. I’m down 20lb total in 3 weeks. It’s not the easy way out but it’s a step many of us need to get control over food. I was open with what I was doing - if anyone had anything negative to say they never said it to me
  7. Gaylancsu

    Tips for pre-op liquid diet

    I grab the premier pre made pretty regularly my rd said to use bariatric advantage pre op - it was best for liver shrinking - I mostly did that throwing a few others in. Fusion powders taste better to me than bariatric advantage but I need to finish these tubs up
  8. Gaylancsu

    Just wondering if anyone from NC

    I had a hernia repaired when they did my lapband to ds revision - I didn’t even know I had one! Hope it doesn’t happen again later
  9. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Campbell’s tomato soup made with fairlife instead of water is keeping me sane right now. I tried mixing protein into chicken broth I couldn’t eat it- I haven’t messed with adding it to the tomato bc I can get in 3 premier 30g shakes throughout the day- so just eating my soup and lunch and dinner to feel “normal” Friday I start purées and I’m so excited - what to try first?!?! (I don’t like eggs or bananas)
  10. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Every post op plan seems so different depending on surgeon - I see some allowed cream of wheat or grits- I’d kill for that right now some way to get savory I’m a week out from ds and no problems getting protein or fluids - no nausea - minus the thought of consuming any more protein added broth-
  11. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    BariatricPal liquid b complex is soooo much better than the chewable I got.
  12. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    DS on June 7, yesterday was my first day really tracking protein and I made it- was sure all drinks first part of day had protein managing day pain with Tylenol and just using the “good stuff” at night to sleep - it really it about refilling and refilling and refilling a medicine cup and making each one a goal ALL DAY LONG everyday the pain is a little better. Who has a tasty option for b complex cause the one I got is awful Anyone else having to do blood thinner injections?
  13. Gaylancsu

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I had revision from lapband to ds on June 7... 2 nights in the hospital and I’m home and I’ve even worked from home nearly all day today. This is way harder than lapband or csection ( I had 2 of those ) I had 2 week pre op diet, week 1 was 2 shakes 2 snacks and a lean green dinner week 2 was all shakes and I was down 13lb when I went in for surgery. I’m so puffed up now from IV fluids the scale showed back up 10lb so I’m staying away from that thing a few days.
  14. Gaylancsu

    Just wondering if anyone from NC

    I’m having ds Friday with Dr Pilatti and I also live in Clayton in the 42 east area. I am having revision from lapband after nearly 10 years.
  15. Gaylancsu

    Pre Op Diet

    I got 2 protein snacks week 1 plus meat and veggie dinner but week 2 is liquid only- I have my last appt tomorrow but 3 shakes is only 450 cals and I’m wondering if I got that wrong. I added in a protein broth yesterday to help. Down 9.2 in one week with eating the dinner, hope it keeps up!

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