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I'm in Adelaide and I go to many shops to find the lowest carbs and sugar Protein powders I can and if you look you can find anywhere from 0.6g to 6.5g sugar per serve!

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I'm going to be 58 in July and I'm revising to the bypass due to acid reflux and a hiatal hernia from the sleeve it will be 3 years in June.

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I had Roux NY gastric bypass on February 4th and I’m 55 . So far I haven’t had any complications and I’ve lost 60 lbs. I had a hiatal hernia repaired as well and my acid reflux ( With Barrett’s esophagus) ALL GONE.. unfortunately, I feel like I could ( and felt for a while) load up my pouch WAY more and do it comfortably.. I asked my surgeon if she was sure she operated!!! I haven’t cheated ... trying to get all my Water and Protein and I’m determined to change my life and I have had success, I just thought I’d feel more restricted... my fear of failure kept me up last night.. a weigh in today and visit with my surgeon.. had to leave my therapist and am on the hunt for one who specializes in eating disorders and weight loss. I’m doing everything right but the fear of failure is palpable.

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I am two weeks post op at the moment and still on liquids and liquid mushies (soup mushed up etc). I still have a lot of shoulder pain - the doctor said it is due to diaphragm issues. I also have a pain like a severe stitch mostly on the left side, and due to food restrictions am very weak.
I am looking forward to gradually improving.
Good luck with a speedy recovery

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Not sure how to reply to just one poster at a time? For OzCaz.. I will try not to worry about you.. but I will be curious to how you come along.
For Mikeyy.. good you like the Protein shakes.. which ones are you using that don't have high sugar as I would be curious for my hubby since I can't remember from 20 years ago what we gave him for protein early in the game just after surgery that wasn't high sugar since at that time it was a real no no.. he still can't do any real sugar at this stage of game either.. though he does tolerate sugar better than any form of grease.
I use the Premier Protein shakes.Not much sugar at all.

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3 hours ago, allies journey said:

How are you doing

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Up and down. I am 9 days post op at the moment. Yesterday at the recommendation of the dietician I tried a soft scrambled egg and it just stuck at the top of my stomach. I felt like crap. Back on liquids and yoghurt today.

Also I have a really sore shoulder and neck - I think it is muscular as the gas would be gone from my system by now.

On the good side - no more reflux! Yay for that. And the weight is coming off consistently. I’ve lost 2 kgs since the operation, and over 6 kgs since I started the pre-operation diet.

I’m going to start cooking some of my own Soups today - to have something tasty to eat.

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I am not sure what is difference between kgs and pounds.

But I see a lot of people who are on liquids for a few weeks.

Not sure how long the normal liquid diet is after your surgery.

But glad you are doing well.

Allie

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For some of us it lasts longer than others, just may prove we all are individuals in the Sea of Weight Loss. We each have to do what is best for us and feel resolution will come someday.

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On 5/21/2019 at 5:30 AM, Carrot64 said:

I had Roux NY gastric bypass on February 4th and I’m 55 . So far I haven’t had any complications and I’ve lost 60 lbs. I had a hiatal hernia repaired as well and my acid reflux ( With Barrett’s esophagus) ALL GONE.. unfortunately, I feel like I could ( and felt for a while) load up my pouch WAY more and do it comfortably.. I asked my surgeon if she was sure she operated!!! I haven’t cheated ... trying to get all my Water and Protein and I’m determined to change my life and I have had success, I just thought I’d feel more restricted... my fear of failure kept me up last night.. a weigh in today and visit with my surgeon.. had to leave my therapist and am on the hunt for one who specializes in eating disorders and weight loss. I’m doing everything right but the fear of failure is palpable.

You are doing a great job! I had a hiatal hernia and Barrett's as well. I actually developed a precancerous Barrett's polyp which had to be removed a month before RNY so having the GERD gone is great. I feel your fear. When we have failed so many times in the past, it is normal to think the pattern will repeat. But we have more life experience now going for us, the knowledge of our weaknesses, and also the realistic view of the pitfalls like denial, compromising, rationalizing, and making excuses. I think as more "seasoned" people, we also know that there are not any more chances to make this work. This is it. This is our shot at getting this weight off and keeping it off. This is our shot at getting our lives back and finishing well. WE ARE NOT GOING BACK! We know what that is like. We have experienced arthritis and decreasing mobility, Some of us have already had joint replacements and know that the joints are not going to hold up indefinitely with this weight. We know where that leads - wheel chairs - and we don't want that!

We are in the stage now of setting up the patterns of eating and exercise that will last us for the rest of our lives, There are days when I can hardly eat anything but liquids, and then days where I can load up and it scares me, too. But this first 6 months is our training boot camp to get it right for the rest of our lives, so learning how to control the portions, even when we know we could eat more, is actually a good thing. When I get that "pacing in the kitchen looking for something to eat" feeling I am trying to change direction by exercising - doing some wall pushups or some stairs. That helps to divert the destructive behavior and turn it into a beneficial pattern. This takes a lot of practice, but we can do it! We spent years in bad patterns and it will take a while to establish new patterns, and it just takes a lot of repetition. This is the best thing we can do for ourselves and it will happen! One day at a time - hang in there! And remember that the day will come when you do slip up. That will happen, You just get right back on track and keep on going. Learn from the mistake and make a plan. You are doing great!

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Hey I hat a hiatal hernia repair and did a gastric sleeve at the same time . Thought it would cure my acid reflux but although I’ve lost 62 lbs and am a normal BMI my acid reflux is worse ! What’s up with that ? Does it mean I will have to eventually do a revision ? I don’t eat a lot of dense foods , mostly shakes , cottage cheese , fish and yogurt but sometimes it’s really bad , particularly at night. Anyone have any advice ?

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2 minutes ago, Lolo 2020 said:

Hey I hat a hiatal hernia repair and did a gastric sleeve at the same time . Thought it would cure my acid reflux but although I’ve lost 62 lbs and am a normal BMI my acid reflux is worse ! What’s up with that ? Does it mean I will have to eventually do a revision ? I don’t eat a lot of dense foods , mostly shakes , cottage cheese , fish and yogurt but sometimes it’s really bad , particularly at night. Anyone have any advice ?

2 minutes ago, Lolo 2020 said:

Hey I hat a hiatal hernia repair and did a gastric sleeve at the same time . Thought it would cure my acid reflux but although I’ve lost 62 lbs and am a normal BMI my acid reflux is worse ! What’s up with that ? Does it mean I will have to eventually do a revision ? I don’t eat a lot of dense foods , mostly shakes , cottage cheese , fish and yogurt but sometimes it’s really bad , particularly at night. Anyone have any advice ?

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