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I had my post-op appointment today at the surgeons office. Everything is going great! They said my incisions looked great. I asked them quite a few questions, and I thought I would share there thoughts.

Sodium - I was worried about how closely I should watch it. broth really packs in the sodium (even the reduced sodium kind so I was a little worried!). They told me not to worry about it right now since I am having such few calories.

Biotin - she said that some people see that it yeps with Hair loss and that it doesn't really do much for others. She said that there make dissolvable biotin that I can start taking morning and night if I want to.

Exercise - I'm an over-doer, so I was really worried that my daily walk totals have been between 2-4 miles. I still am having pain in my big incision, and I wanted to make sure that I wasn't delaying my healing. They said that there is basically no way to walk too much. As long as I wasn't pushing or pulling weight that I was fine. Yay! Also, she said that I could do any exercises I want starting at 6 weeks (all restrictions are off then). I can't wait to start my C25K program!

Diet - I've been having the same diet for the last 6 days and I wanted to make sure that was okay. She said I was completely fine doing that right now. I am on full liquids until next Tuesday, so I plan on continuing 3 shakes plus a cup of broth with added Protein until then! Starting next Monday, I switch to pureed foods, where my calorie intake should increase to around 800. Basically, I will have to keep taking in all of the Protein Drinks I currently am, but I need to start adding in the extra calories from the pureed veggies/cottage cheese that I'll be consuming. I have to do pureed foods for a solid month. After that, I can switch to soft normal foods and onto completely normal foods as my stomach allows.

The main message is ONLY 5 MORE DAYS UNTIL I CAN EAT COTTAGE CHEESE! Yay!

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I had my post-op appointment today at the surgeons office. Everything is going great! They said my incisions looked great. I asked them quite a few questions, and I thought I would share there thoughts.

Sodium - I was worried about how closely I should watch it. broth really packs in the sodium (even the reduced sodium kind so I was a little worried!). They told me not to worry about it right now since I am having such few calories.

Biotin - she said that some people see that it yeps with Hair loss and that it doesn't really do much for others. She said that there make dissolvable biotin that I can start taking morning and night if I want to.

Exercise - I'm an over-doer, so I was really worried that my daily walk totals have been between 2-4 miles. I still am having pain in my big incision, and I wanted to make sure that I wasn't delaying my healing. They said that there is basically no way to walk too much. As long as I wasn't pushing or pulling weight that I was fine. Yay! Also, she said that I could do any exercises I want starting at 6 weeks (all restrictions are off then). I can't wait to start my C25K program!

Diet - I've been having the same diet for the last 6 days and I wanted to make sure that was okay. She said I was completely fine doing that right now. I am on full liquids until next Tuesday, so I plan on continuing 3 shakes plus a cup of broth with added Protein until then! Starting next Monday, I switch to pureed foods, where my calorie intake should increase to around 800. Basically, I will have to keep taking in all of the protein drinks I currently am, but I need to start adding in the extra calories from the pureed veggies/cottage cheese that I'll be consuming. I have to do pureed foods for a solid month. After that, I can switch to soft normal foods and onto completely normal foods as my stomach allows.

The main message is ONLY 5 MORE DAYS UNTIL I CAN EAT COTTAGE CHEESE! Yay!

Wow, I found this entire post very useful. Especially the Biotin thing, I've heard the same about hair loss. I don't have much hair to begin with so I'm NOT looking forward to the thinning stage. I heard that, if it happens (everyone is different), will be around month 3 or 4 post op. Has anyone else heard this or something different?

Thank you for posting this! My first post-op appointment is tomorrow and you've answered most of the questions I have!

Edited by Jealbaroma

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Feeling better every day. I'm down 10 lbs still. I've had a couple issues with my fever, now rash all over and still bloated but all in all I'm ok.

I am fitting in my size Large shirts and size 14 bottoms, comfortably. I feel like I've lost way more than 10 lbs.

I can't wait until I can work out!!

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Just wondering how everyone is doing?!

I went camping this weekend, and I almost glad I was still in the full liquid stage. There were way too many temptations!

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I have my first post op appointment tomorrow, down 17lbs!! just been sipping and walking:) I don't think I will be allowed to go back to work yet. I'm a nurse and have to be able to lift. my one incision opened, it's filling in but I don't like how it looks. I noticed it last Thursday, call the doctor- told to clean it with mild soap and keep it open to air. glad I have appointment tomorrow

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June 16th

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I'm doing great. I can keep everything down and fluids are going down down. I'm down 15 lbs today. Not bad for two weeks out. :) I can fit a towel around myself after my shower!

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I'm doing great. I can keep everything down and fluids are going down down. I'm down 15 lbs today. Not bad for two weeks out. :) I can fit a towel around myself after my shower!

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My scale finally went down! 11 pounds down after one week stall! That is awesome to me, in 2 weeks time! Hope all of you are having great results! We should start logging in our HW, SW, CW, GW. it's a good motivator!

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Glad to hear everyone is doing well! Im not sure how, but I'm 18 pounds down since surgery. I have a ton to lose, so I'm sure that's why the number is up there.

Highest Weight: 332 (in March at my first appointment with the surgeon)

Surgery Weight: 285 (June 9th)

Current Weight: 267

Goal Weight: 165 (my doctor's goal is 185)

I know this pace won't keep up, but for now, I AM SO EXCITED!

Today is my first day of puréed foods! Bring on the cottage cheese!

:)

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I seem to have hit a stall. No weight loss for the past 5 days now. Booooo! But I've read it could be my body adjusting to surgery. So I'm cool with that. I don't expect, as I'm sure any of you guys do, an overnight miracle. ;)

Today I start on purees like many of you do. OMG, I've never been so excited to blend stuff!!

My highest weight (following our 'Topic Mama' IfICanDream) was 268.

Surgery weight: 214 (June 9th)

Current weight: 201

Goal weight: 140

Height: 5'8"

The biggest 'perk' I've noticed so far is my cravings for sweets is GONE! Yesterday I made a chocolate trifle, which is my favorite dessert. I would sneak bowls of it when no one was watching. My mind would constantly be on that huge chocolate creation in the refrigerator. Last night I was serving it to my friends and I couldn't care less about it. The smell didn't effect me. I had absolutely no desire to even take the smallest taste of the pudding part. I find little changes like this fascinating.

I know it's still very soon post-op but I would love to hear if anyone else has experienced any changes like this? Something different?

I'm so glad everyone is doing well! :D

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Jeallbaroma - 201 is probably a big set point for you. A few ago when I lost a ton of weight 200 was super hard to pass. Try changing up the exercise if you can.

Start 230

At sx 218

Now 208

Started food and loving it. My NuT doesn't do puréed. I can have lunch meat, cheese, cottage cheese, yourgurt, Beans. I love having food again but it's hard to tell when I'm not longer hungry versus over fulling "tool". Yes, I named my tummy "tool".

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I am still trying to get a routine on Vitamins and Water but did lose 13 lbs. Looking forward to post -op visit then work.

HW 240

SW 229

CW 216

Happy so far, so much easier to lose than the pre-op lost

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Upgraded to puréed foods! Yeah ! Not going back to work till 7/17! Due to lifting requirements of my job.

HW- 231.6

SW-221.8

CW-210.6

Goal-150(mine ) (170- doctor)

we are all doing sooo great! Let's keep it going

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Jeallbaroma - 201 is probably a big set point for you. A few ago when I lost a ton of weight 200 was super hard to pass. Try changing up the exercise if you can.

Start 230

At sx 218

Now 208

Started food and loving it. My NuT doesn't do puréed. I can have lunch meat, cheese, cottage cheese, yourgurt, Beans. I love having food again but it's hard to tell when I'm not longer hungry versus over fulling "tool". Yes, I named my tummy "tool".

Thank you! Ironically you are spot on. I haven't been below the weight I am right now since, oh - I was 10? Hahaha! My body must be going nuts! Today I started walking. :)

Good luck everyone! We ARE all doing great! You guys inspire me! :D

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