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21 minutes ago, loserlisainpa said:

HI group,

Im now 3 weeks post op. Feeling pretty good...but trying to understand all these new "feelings" in my belly lol. The constipation has been a problem and I have not yet found a solution. I have taken milk of magnesia a couple times when it was really bad and that worked but I cant take that every day. I have been taking a stool softner in pill form everyday and its not doing anything. I may try the stuff you stir in Water. Can anyone recommend something that doesnt have strong flavor or taste gritty?

My doctors office told my all my liquids count toward "water" so my cup of tea in the morning counts and my Breakfast Protein Shake counts. I make the Protein shake with a scoop of chocolate Protein isolate, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and 8oz of cold coffee. So that alone gives me 16oz of liquid and 31g of protein. The rest of the day is Water and protein. I like the ricotta bake, egg salad, baked talapia, kidney Beans, greek yogurt and my evening "treat" is a no sugar added fudgcicle (yum).

I am band to rny revision and the weight is coming off very slow. I'm okay with that I guess :) I've lost 9.8 pounds in the last 3 weeks.

Hope everyone is doing great!

Lisa

Hi Lisa,

I tried using stool softeners from Kirland brand from costco. They did the job, I tried Miralax and it didn't work. Great job on your loss, I had RNY on 8/16 and everything is well. Take care and good luck in your Journey.

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@loserlisainpa I use miralax tasteless and no grit at all. I was drinking everyday but it was too much. So my doc said maybe every other day. Hopefully that will help

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I’m looking at dulcolax since it’s 1/2 the price. Gonna hop back on my Probiotics. I need to get into a better habit with my pills.... I’m not great at remembering to take them. Alarms don’t help.

Oh my favorite cooking blog (40 aprons) has a sushi recipe 😍😍😍 🍣🥢🍣🥢 it’s Whole 30/Paleo/Keto!! Yay!! Can’t wait to try this!! And it’s got 8 grams of protien :)

https://40aprons.com/whole30-sushi-low-carb-paleo/#wprm-recipe-container-16015

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Hi guys,

I'm a couple days over 3 weeks out, wondering what everyones daily calories are? Mine are anywhere between 400 and 600. I'm starting to feel like I could eat more. I dont want to push it too much, but my weight loss has been slow and I'm a little worried about upping my calories to 1000.

Thanks for the info

LIsa

sw 262

cw 232.8

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On 9/5/2018 at 12:33 PM, clsumrall said:

It’s strange but my shakes go down pretty easy but with Water I feel the restriction immediately. Take an hour to do 10 oz of Water but 20 min for 8 oz shake

I was the same way. I had / have to experiment with water almost daily. My 1st week I could only drink room temp with a flavor enhancer, then the following week it had to be loaded with ice and plain, I'm now at just cold with a flavor enhancer again and my body likes it. But I suspect it will change again soon.

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On 9/12/2018 at 8:03 PM, roseinnj said:

Hi! I had RNY on 8/13. I have experienced a few bumps in the road including extreme diarrhea which seems to be the result of me becoming lactose intolerant. I was switched to a whey Protein isolate which solved that issue. I am just 4+ weeks post-surgery but still struggling with getting all of the Protein in. I don't seem to have a problem with getting the liquids in. Oh, and let's not forget the "green poop" and constipation. I am trying to be patient but I honestly thought this process would be easier at this point. I keep telling myself that the worst is behind be. Anyone else feel similarly?

Are you on the pureed stage yet? I am getting in most of my protein through non shakes. Starkist Tuna creations, WonderSlim shakes/pudding Meal Replacements, cheese sticks, cottage cheese, yogurt with ground flax (helps with fiber / constipation) - I noticed I was fuller longer with shakes but I couldn't meet my protein. Since I've switched and reduced shakes - I feel better and may eat more often but my body is definitely adjusting and liking this version better.

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On 9/13/2018 at 10:03 AM, loserlisainpa said:

HI group,

Im now 3 weeks post op. Feeling pretty good...but trying to understand all these new "feelings" in my belly lol. The constipation has been a problem and I have not yet found a solution. I have taken milk of magnesia a couple times when it was really bad and that worked but I cant take that every day. I have been taking a stool softner in pill form everyday and its not doing anything. I may try the stuff you stir in Water. Can anyone recommend something that doesnt have strong flavor or taste gritty?

My doctors office told my all my liquids count toward "water" so my cup of tea in the morning counts and my Breakfast Protein Shake counts. I make the Protein shake with a scoop of chocolate Protein isolate, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and 8oz of cold coffee. So that alone gives me 16oz of liquid and 31g of protein. The rest of the day is Water and protein. I like the ricotta bake, egg salad, baked talapia, kidney Beans, greek yogurt and my evening "treat" is a no sugar added fudgcicle (yum).

I am band to rny revision and the weight is coming off very slow. I'm okay with that I guess :) I've lost 9.8 pounds in the last 3 weeks.

Hope everyone is doing great!

Lisa

I add ground organic flax seed to my yogurt daily. adds Fiber and keeps you fuller longer. It adds a nutty flavor. I also have noticed if I have a tsp or TBS of Peanut Butter, it adds fiber to my meal along with protein, but I can almost guarantee the next day I will have a BM.

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I had my switch done on 7Aug18 and I must admit I feel 100% better at this point other than extreme fatigue here and there I’m 5 weeks out and 40 lbs down I know I need to increase my Proteins intake I really don’t eat much at all once a day maybe other than that pristine shakes and crystal light and Water I have tried salmon and that was fine and I have tried a few other things cooked for me but that desire to eat is not there. I do struggle with moderate diarrhea with burning but not sure if that is something all goes through when I called the med assistant said it’s normal but never said for how long and how long will my gas be wet gas. But over all I am good I go back in about a month in a half to get hernia repaired then I’ll be done with all surgery

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Help: Today I had decaf, Water and Protein water. And yet around 5pm when picking kids from school I sounded up sliming, unable to swallow and AGAIN throwing up water and slime. That in the world?!? Seems to be a daily deal now.

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15 minutes ago, ellie123 said:

Help: Today I had decaf, Water and Protein Water. And yet around 5pm when picking kids from school I sounded up sliming, unable to swallow and AGAIN throwing up water and slime. That in the world?!? Seems to be a daily deal now.

call your surgeon. You don't want to mess around if you have a stricture.

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20 minutes ago, loserlisainpa said:

call your surgeon. You don't want to mess around if you have a stricture.

Oh dear, is that what you think it is? Freaking out, it’s always something on a Friday night for me :(

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On 07/15/2018 at 09:51, ShianneB said:

@Kcgirl061 that’s EXACTLY HOW I FEEL! Omg you hit it dead on.... I’ve actually been slightly irritated and bitchy lately too just like at the end of my pregnancy.. I have been at this since end of December 2017... so I’m going on to 8 months now lol I can’t take it anymore !!!!!
I have been “in the process” since January 2018. Finally sleeved on 9/10/2018. Definitely has felt like a long road. But right now I’m having serious doubts about my decision making skills. Today, day 5, has probably been the roughest day yet. I keep hearing that I should be improving a little each day but I think i must be going in reverse. The night of my surgery I remember telling my fiancé that I felt 100x better after childbirth and with that at least I’d be leaving the hospital with an adorable baby!! Lol. I’m here praying and hoping the sleeve fairies bless me with a better day tomorrow!! I’d love to feel well enough to finally get out of the house, even for just a little while!!

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23 hours ago, ellie123 said:

Oh dear, is that what you think it is? Freaking out, it’s always something on a Friday night for me :(

not necessarily...but you don't want to mess around with this procedure. Don't freak out!

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