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This is a lot to take in as I have just now started the process of taking Vitamins (zinc). It makes me nauseous and I want to cut it in half or stop taking it. Surgery is in October. Any suggestions 👀

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31 minutes ago, slady said:

This is a lot to take in as I have just now started the process of taking Vitamins (zinc). It makes me nauseous and I want to cut it in half or stop taking it. Surgery is in October. Any suggestions 👀

Zinc also makes me nauseous. Is it a supplement your surgeon requires you to take, beyond what is included in your multi?

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On 08/12/2019 at 19:55, sillykitty said:





Zinc also makes me nauseous. Is it a supplement your surgeon requires you to take, beyond what is included in your multi?


Yes he wants me to take 50 mg and I just can’t stomach it. Do you have any tips?

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4 minutes ago, slady said:
22 minutes ago, sillykitty said:




Zinc also makes me nauseous. Is it a supplement your surgeon requires you to take, beyond what is included in your multi?

Yes he wants me to take 50 mg and I just can’t stomach it. Do you have any tips?

Have you tried with food?

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On 08/12/2019 at 20:18, sillykitty said:





Yes he wants me to take 50 mg and I just can’t stomach it. Do you have any tips?






Have you tried with food?


Yes

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Please be smart, and read my post again. Nobody is doing what you are accusing. I am not promoting not being positive. Life gets in the way, and sometimes either by accident or by forgetting or any other excuse, one of the following things that I have mentioned might occur, and I wanted to know if it won't cause major damage/hazard to our lives. Of course getting on track after falling and maintaining the healthy habits is crucial to life after surgery.
I understood your post and took it for what it was, just a conversation starter to get others' thoughts. You even included a tongue-out emoji which to me indicated you weren't being too serious. Keep working toward your goals. You're doing great. [emoji4]

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On 8/11/2019 at 9:03 AM, rs said:

I've rarely met the 64 oz Water goal. I'll be one year post op on the 15th and have lost over 100 lbs, pretty much at my goal weight now.

I have a problem with getting fluids. I'm luck to get 48 ounces in. I feel chronically dehydrated.

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@slady - I do know my Dr. doesn't want us to take Vitamins for a month after surgery but he has no problem with vitamin patches. I also have encountered some folks on here who take the Vitamin Patches as an alternative to ones that give them enough trouble where they need an alternate way to supplement. Maybe talk to your doctor about this as an alternative?

Just a thought....

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I also took your post as a conversation starter. That is a big issue sometimes with all of this 'written communication' is interpretation of tone and intent sometimes.

My answers to your inquiry are as follows:

1) Vitamin query - I'm still on vitamin patches only and I have had 1 day each week where I've forgotten to put on a new patch. The 2nd time I forgot, I was back at the hospital getting IV fluids and find out my blood thinning levels were way too high. I let the Vitamin Patch slide when I got home as I momentarily was simply overwhelmed.

I also have huge invested interest in trying to do anything to stave off as much Hair loss as possible. I understand that I can still do all the very SMALL things that MAY have a slight impact (or not) on trying to reduce hair loss and it may not matter one iota. However, I will at least know that I did all that anyone has suggested/can think of/ dr input/ veteran input, etc. In the end, what will come...will come. And probably on Month 4 when I'm on a cruise ship!

2) Regarding NSAID's - ABSOLUTEY not cuz am on a blood thinner so I've been used to avoiding these since 2011. It would be a great threat to me physically, especially these days. I also remember a woman I worked with for 10 yrs who downed multiple doses of Ibuprofen throughout the day..way more than suggested & ended up with MAJOR issues in the hospital with her stomach/intestines and that sticks in the back of my mind.

3) Eating out - too afraid & am supposed to just start purees tomorrow. After my experience today, am going to throttle that back & talk to Dr. When time comes that I felt am ok with eating out, I'll go to places where I know I can order a healthy/clean meal. This is an area I identified as potential weakness as my emotional/mental wellbeing needs more work. I do however follow a fun thread of BEFORE & AFTER food/meal pics and have learned a lot of easy things. Also learned that I'm online with some AMAZINGLY gifted cooks and meal 'wonder workers'. There are also ppl like Fluffychix and others that will help out with ppl seeking easier ways to get their meals at home. One mental/or experience advantage I have is that I was a member of AA/NA for many yrs and I still keep at heart the warning to stay away from people, places and things that can jeopardize my 12 step program or 'insert goal here'

Err..I forgot the other questions! LOL

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On ‎8‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 4:25 AM, AchieveGoals said:

Drank while eating a meal

Didn't get in their daily Protein intake

Ah, here they are, yes I have forgotten and started to drink while eating a meal. Since I just had my first egg today, that is what I was thinking of. Maybe down the road this would change but until then...I'm trying really hard to find a system to remind me of the 30/30/30. I had realized that I was drinking Water @ the same time as my Protein Shakes and while that is likely NOT as big an issue as drinking with an actual meal, I did realize I was filling up volume in my pouch with water and not allow the Protein Drink to be the main focus. I have started setting 30 mins alarms now before I start on a Protein drink.

Didn't get in their daily protein intake - yep, on multiple days although I always tried hard & kept track of what I missed, esp when I started to get really impacted week 2 due to dehydration & a few days with no intake of calories whatsoever, not even from shakes. Ended up on IV's for hrs due to this and yeah, it was more about water than protein but my 1st wk post-op I was doing well and on point not only for protein but also water and decent 200 to 340 calories. Was humbled quickly in wk 2 & am struggling both with protein & water but water worries me more right now.

I hope having the dialogue was interesting for ppl. I like to be able to discuss things with openness and honesty and I don't mind if ppl care enough about me or the topic to ask where I'm coming from or to take time enough to comment and gently..sometimes even bluntly try to share their experience with me or get clarification, etc.

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Someone at work just had major health issues due to malabsorption and not taking her Vitamins.< br />
She had RNY 5 years ago.

She said she definitely won’t do that again.

I’m terrified of that happening to me post op.

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I usually/90% of the time hit my Protein goals. I take Vitamins and Calcium religiously in the am. I forget sometimes at night.
I am also 57 and have developed osteopenia. Which is thinning bones. My blood levels are always good.it is possible that it was caused by not taking all of my calcium. But I will never know for sure.
But it is better to obey all of the Vitamin rules.

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I have a problem with getting fluids. I'm luck to get 48 ounces in. I feel chronically dehydrated.
48 is better than me. I'm more like 32 but that's just Water. Protein Shakes are another 16 but my nutritionist said I can't count the shakes. But I disagree. My first nutritionist said I could. I actually don't feel dehydrated though.

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