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One Year With Mini Gastric Bypass: My Journey, Thoughts, and Tips!



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On 12/10/2021 at 3:03 PM, GreenTealael said:

Amazing & very helpful post! Congratulations

Thank you :) Nice to see a veteran here.

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Thanks for all the information on your experience with the mini! It’s nice to see some more about this surgery! I had mine done end of august and am very happy with it. 😁

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14 hours ago, Summermoose said:

Thanks for all the information on your experience with the mini! It’s nice to see some more about this surgery! I had mine done end of august and am very happy with it. 😁

Awesome! Again, interested in how long they made your bypass (if you know)?

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COVID-19 SPECIAL UPDATE :60_sweat:^_^

So, the 'rona found me. How does that affect our anatomy?

Hello, toilet
Well, some people experience symptoms in the gastro-intestinal tract, and I sure did as well. Actually my first symptom was likely constipation, which - to say the least - ended abruptly on day 5 after infection, which was my second day with other symptoms.

Hello again, toilet
I really missed the ability to take ibuprofen / NSAIDs, because it would've helped. I was doing not-so-hot for a few days there. Tried a low-dose aspirin with acetaminophen, and weirdly, it sent me barfing immediately. Didn't give it another shot.

Goodbye, appetite
Immediately getting my positive test result, I decided to go to what I am sure would be maintenance calories - 2600/day. In reality, it is almost impossible for me to eat more than 1500. I just don't feel like eating. I know getting Protein in is super important for my body, especially now. Protein cereal has helped, so has the protein mac n' cheese.

Hello, insanity
Seriously, what's this weirdo disease? Suddenly my ears are ringing, then I have a full-body rash, then I can barely cough to save my life, then I'm fine for half a day, then running a high fever again. Most of all, I'm tired. So, so tired.
I've been more sick with other stuff, but the variety of weird symptoms is something else with this.

I lost a pound, which wasn't the plan, and I feel weak for obvious reasons. So not really celebrating that loss. I'd rather be at the gym :)

Oh well, hopefully it gets better soon.

Btw: I made the personal decision to get fully vaxxed more than half a year ago. I don't consider other people's health decisions any of my business. I can say, though, a lot of the first days with symptoms felt like the day after the vaxx (J&J), so I think it did indeed help. Worth keeping in mind.

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WOW, that’s a tremendous amount of info. I had the sleeve so not all applies to me but I’m sure that will be extremely helpful to people out there that have the mini bypass as an option. Congratulation on your success and best of luck keeping it off.

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3 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

WOW, that’s a tremendous amount of info. I had the sleeve so not all applies to me but I’m sure that will be extremely helpful to people out there that have the mini bypass as an option. Congratulation on your success and best of luck keeping it off.

Thank you so much!!! And yeah, don't worry if I bang on about the sleeve too much, it's just sometimes hard to us non-sleevers, and especially for those of us with primarily malabsorptive procedures, to navigate the advice here because everything is so sleeve-sleeve-sleeve :)

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On 12/12/2021 at 11:39, MiniGastricBypassDude said:






Awesome! Again, interested in how long they made your bypass (if you know)?


I think my surgeon said mine is 150cm! That’s about 5 feet 😁

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On 12/19/2021 at 02:35, MiniGastricBypassDude said:



COVID-19 SPECIAL UPDATE :60_sweat:^_^



So, the 'rona found me. How does that affect our anatomy?




Hello, toilet

Well, some people experience symptoms in the gastro-intestinal tract, and I sure did as well. Actually my first symptom was likely constipation, which - to say the least - ended abruptly on day 5 after infection, which was my second day with other symptoms.




Hello again, toilet

I really missed the ability to take ibuprofen / NSAIDs, because it would've helped. I was doing not-so-hot for a few days there. Tried a low-dose aspirin with acetaminophen, and weirdly, it sent me barfing immediately. Didn't give it another shot.




Goodbye, appetite

Immediately getting my positive test result, I decided to go to what I am sure would be maintenance calories - 2600/day. In reality, it is almost impossible for me to eat more than 1500. I just don't feel like eating. I know getting Protein in is super important for my body, especially now. Protein Cereal has helped, so has the protein mac n' cheese.




Hello, insanity

Seriously, what's this weirdo disease? Suddenly my ears are ringing, then I have a full-body rash, then I can barely cough to save my life, then I'm fine for half a day, then running a high fever again. Most of all, I'm tired. So, so tired.

I've been more sick with other stuff, but the variety of weird symptoms is something else with this.



I lost a pound, which wasn't the plan, and I feel weak for obvious reasons. So not really celebrating that loss. I'd rather be at the gym :)



Oh well, hopefully it gets better soon.








Btw: I made the personal decision to get fully vaxxed more than half a year ago. I don't consider other people's health decisions any of my business. I can say, though, a lot of the first days with symptoms felt like the day after the vaxx (J&J), so I think it did indeed help. Worth keeping in mind.


I hope you feel better soon!!😢

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20 minutes ago, Summermoose said:

I think my surgeon said mine is 150cm! That’s about 5 feet 😁

I think this is the standard nowadays, and a lot of studies show it gives great weight loss while reducing malnutrition issues, so that sounds perfect :)

Thanks for the well wishes. If the stupid rash would just leave so I could start counting down to getting out. I miss the gym (yeah, me, missing the gym. I also don't know who the h*ll I am ;) ).

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MINERALS AND MALNUTRITION UPDATE (SPOILER: 13 months later, barely any deficiencies)

Had my bloodwork done at 12.5 months. The MGB is often accused by RNY surgeons of inducing too many deficiencies (not quite duodenal switch territory), and yes, it's something you want to stay on top of.

I'm by no means perfect when I comes to supplements, but I'm doing ok. I stopped taking Iron pretty much after month 2 because of the horrific constipation it induces, I try getting iron in through natural sources.

Minerals
I'm a little low of folate, still, but otherwise everything is normal. Vitamin D trending downwards, but still in normal range. This is always a concern for those of us in regions with darker winters.

Remember that iron I stopped taking? Yeah, my ferritin levels are increasing. So whatever I'm doing, I am doing it right.

Blood sugar
My blood sugar is on the lower end (I was never a diabetic and I sure am not one now), with an A1C of 4.4, but unlike the Spring, I don't feel hypoglycemic at all, so that's probably just as it should be.

Blood
I had high triglycerides pre-surgery, it's below normal now. Cholesterol healthy and obviously going even more in the right direction.

For me at least, MGB doesn't seem to induce immediate malnutrition. Except you know, the weight loss. But that was planned ;)

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