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gtotheb

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    gtotheb got a reaction from BypaSSSed in 10/26 Surgery! Anyone interested in a surgery buddy/support group?   
    Yes! Would love to be a part of this. RNY 9/8, SW 230, CW 197, 5’5”
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    gtotheb got a reaction from tarotcardreader in Day 1 post opp   
    Thank you for sharing this! I am Day 2 of post op and am MISERABLE. So much pain it’s hard to get comfortable. Been walking a lot which helps to move gas but I find breathing deeply very painful. Really looking forward to getting through this week.
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    gtotheb got a reaction from tarotcardreader in Day 1 post opp   
    Thank you for sharing this! I am Day 2 of post op and am MISERABLE. So much pain it’s hard to get comfortable. Been walking a lot which helps to move gas but I find breathing deeply very painful. Really looking forward to getting through this week.
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    gtotheb got a reaction from MishaBusa in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Surgery is tomorrow!!!!! Eek! So ready for this .. the pre op diet has been insane!!!!!
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    gtotheb got a reaction from Sky _B in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Just had my surgery! Recovering and walking and sipping Water. Wonder how many other folks are in the first week of recovery?
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    gtotheb got a reaction from Sky _B in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Just had my surgery! Recovering and walking and sipping Water. Wonder how many other folks are in the first week of recovery?
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    gtotheb got a reaction from Sky _B in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Just had my surgery! Recovering and walking and sipping Water. Wonder how many other folks are in the first week of recovery?
  8. Congrats!
    gtotheb got a reaction from MishaBusa in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Surgery is tomorrow!!!!! Eek! So ready for this .. the pre op diet has been insane!!!!!
  9. Congrats!
    gtotheb got a reaction from MishaBusa in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Surgery is tomorrow!!!!! Eek! So ready for this .. the pre op diet has been insane!!!!!
  10. Congrats!
    gtotheb got a reaction from MishaBusa in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Surgery is tomorrow!!!!! Eek! So ready for this .. the pre op diet has been insane!!!!!
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    gtotheb got a reaction from OnMyWay1956 in Anyone for September 2020?   
    My surgery is September 8th!!!!! Wooooo! Ready to be done with this liquid diet my GOD!!!!!!! 2 more days!
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    gtotheb reacted to Lena Brown in 36 hours before Gastric Bypass   
    Best wishes. I had my gastric bypass in 2010. I understand how you are feeling. Hang in there. I wish I had known about this site when I had my surgery.

    stay strong
    LenaBena
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    gtotheb reacted to Shoegirl6 in 36 hours before Gastric Bypass   
    Good luck on Tuesday! I am scheduled for a sleeve also Tuesday morning! Yes the liquid diet is tough... and I couldn’t agree more about the Premier Protien shakes, I thought it was just me!

    I also agree about the emotional eating and grazing... I have learned more about that too this week.
    Hope your surgery goes great! Keep in touch.
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    gtotheb got a reaction from Shoegirl6 in 36 hours before Gastric Bypass   
    Hey everyone! Thought I’d share my experience for those about to go through the pre-op liquid diet.
    I’m finishing up Day 13 of liquids only. No meals allowed on my diet. I was about 95% compliant and stuck to broth, Premier Protein shakes, sugar free Jello, and Bariatric Soups (low cal and fat, high protein). And Water. Some Gatorade Zero.

    Overall I’ve lost 15 pounds since my highest weight (238, 5’6”) - this morning I weighed 223.

    It has been honestly kind of hell. I’m a grazer and love salty Snacks and broth and soups have helped, but I’ve been white knuckling it and I have been a total tempermental MESS around my family (I’ve apologized many times - ha!). I’m irritated and angry I can’t have my cheese and wine and salty marcona almonds before dinner (it’s a wonder how i gained weight in the first place, right?) ;)

    I did cheat on the liquid diet; four or five of the 14 days I had plain chicken breast, about 1/4 to a 1/2 a cup, when I thought I would faint or die from hunger. I snuck an occasional pickle here and there and once had a couple of scoops of pico de Gallo.

    Otherwise, I’ve been suffering and had to ask my family to stop making aromatic food at dinner because it fills the whole house and makes me hungry from places I’ve never felt hunger. But, I’ve survived and the last 2 days have been easier.

    The good news? I never realized how much I grazed and ate emotionally and to combat stress. I’m really glad I took this seriously because I learned a lot about my old eating habits that I did out of routine. Also, Premier Protein Shakes made me extremely constipated!!!! In case you were wondering why you may have rock hard poops. Ha.

    I’m ready to finish today out strong, enjoy my day off as much as possible tomorrow, and mentally prepare myself for surgery on Tuesday AM.

    Any questions comments hit me up! I’m so thrilled to be on this journey with you all.


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    gtotheb got a reaction from OnMyWay1956 in Anyone for September 2020?   
    My surgery is September 8th!!!!! Wooooo! Ready to be done with this liquid diet my GOD!!!!!!! 2 more days!
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    gtotheb got a reaction from Kmashtare in I cheated on my preop diet. I need some advice.   
    Hi there! I have been having 1/4 cup of plain chicken breast a few times a week on the liquid diet. It’s pure Protein and I know will get me into Ketosis to shrink my liver. Now that I’m 3 days out I’m sticking to liquids so my stomach is clear. I’m looking forward to the surgery!!!
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    gtotheb reacted to drawingdami in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Isn't it just AWFUL?! I am half way through. I think most people are fine after day three, unfortunately, I am still hungry😢 and I have had a constant headache from caffeine withdrawal. I keep thinking about hard boiled eggs and plums. I don't even LIKE eggs! Six more days to go...we can do this!
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    gtotheb got a reaction from ByeByeBandHelloBypass in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Man my Gastric Bypass liquid diet (2 days in!) has so far been a BEAST of a mental and hunger battle. But I know it must be done to avoid being opened up and sewn back up and had no surgery. I had 120 oz of Water today, 800 calories, and 100 grams of Protein. I heard the first 3 days are the toughest and then it gets easier!
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    gtotheb got a reaction from ByeByeBandHelloBypass in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Man my Gastric Bypass liquid diet (2 days in!) has so far been a BEAST of a mental and hunger battle. But I know it must be done to avoid being opened up and sewn back up and had no surgery. I had 120 oz of Water today, 800 calories, and 100 grams of Protein. I heard the first 3 days are the toughest and then it gets easier!
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    gtotheb reacted to drawingdami in Anyone for September 2020?   
    My RnY has FINALLY been scheduled for September 2nd. I was just about to get a surgery date in March when my state shut down due to COVID19.
    I wasn't a bit nervous earlier this year when I thought I would be getting surgery in April, but now I am like, AAAAAAAAAAGH! 😱😱
    My surgeon told me I will be in the OR for twice as long because I had a fundoplication surgery before and they have to undo that first. He also said I shouldn't be surprised if I have complications due to previous scarring from the fundoplication and my two kidney transplants (there is a whole lot o' things going on in there) But I am praying that I will miraculously come through with no problems. God is good.
    So yeah,😏 I could use a buddy.
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    gtotheb reacted to lamb13 in Anyone for September 2020?   
    I’m scheduled for September 1st. Today is the first day of my preop diet.
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    gtotheb got a reaction from ByeByeBandHelloBypass in Anyone for September 2020?   
    Mine is Sept 8th! Starting liquid diet Tuesday! COVID test in a week! I’m so ready.
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