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19 minutes ago, Holly W. said:

Congratulations! Be careful though. 15 bean Soup sounds like a lot coming right off a liquid diet & this soon after surgery. I had my endoscopy today, my gastric bypass surgery was Feb. 2nd, 2024. I have an anastomotic stenosis(stricture) & an ulcer. I hate it but it definitely explains the pain & intolerance when eating & drinking & the abdominal pain.

Bummer. How are they going to treat this? And, I'm in NC too... Western foothills.

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36 minutes ago, NickelChip said:

The doctor did say I'm losing weight at the low end of normal. I need to increase my exercise, which I definitely struggle with. I need to figure out a good way to incorporate exercise every day.

I must be on the low end of normal too. I've lost a total of 27 pounds from the start of that pre-op diet... 16 since surgery I believe. My surgery was the day after yours.

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40 minutes ago, LisaCaryl said:

I must be on the low end of normal too. I've lost a total of 27 pounds from the start of that pre-op diet... 16 since surgery I believe. My surgery was the day after yours.

Almost exactly the same here. 16 pre op and 13 post op. I'm having a little stall right now with three days stuck at 210, but not going to worry. My focus right now is coming up with good food options I can rotate for meals and figuring out what time of day would be best for exercise.

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2 hours ago, LisaCaryl said:

Bummer. How are they going to treat this? And, I'm in NC too... Western foothills.

They treated the stricture by stretching it during the endoscopy. I have to have another endoscopy in 2 months to repeat the procedure to see if the stricture is still open & see if my ulcer is healing. He called in medicine that I have to take 4 times a day for several months to heal the ulcer. I hope it isn't gross! I have the worst gag reflex!🤮 In fact, I'm really struggling with some of my meds, specifically the capsules that have beads in them. I gag EVERY single time I take it! Anyone else having a hard time with crushing their meds & putting it in apple sauce? It's just so nasty & 6 months is a looong time!

In the foothills...nice! I'm in Eastern NC & closer to the beach but I do love our NC mountains! We are blessed, we have a beautiful state! We'll have to stay in touch since our surgeries are so close together! I had RNYGBS Feb. 2nd & I'm down 36lbs as of today.

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5 hours ago, Holly W. said:

Congratulations! Be careful though. 15 bean Soup sounds like a lot coming right off a liquid diet & this soon after surgery. I had my endoscopy today, my gastric bypass surgery was Feb. 2nd, 2024. I have an anastomotic stenosis(stricture) & an ulcer. I hate it but it definitely explains the pain & intolerance when eating & drinking & the abdominal pain.

Thankfully I had no problems with the bean soup! It tasted delicious and has been super easy to digest. I love the Instant Pot because the Beans went from dry in the bag to tender and completely cooked in about 90 minutes.

I hope your stricture and ulcer resolve soon!

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HI all! @NickelChip great that you’re allowed to eat again. @Holly W. sorry to hear about the complications you’re having.

I have had cystitis since the day before yesterday for the first time in years … I’m probably not drinking enough. I’ve got antibiotics but it’s a right bore. I had a five hour flight this morning from Paris to Cairo ( work conf) and it was excruciating… hope it passes soon!

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February 27th!

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Hi @Beljer72 How are you getting along? I had mine 10 days before you. I'm generally fine but have very dry skin, am still quite tired and have had horrible cystitis for the past few days ...

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2 hours ago, jeanennedollins@yahoo.com said:

I had my gastric bypass surgery March 19th. Due to complications, they had to cut me from breast bone to belly button! I know it will all be worth it, but having my kids and back surgery sure beat the snot out of this surgery!

I hope you have a speedy recovery!

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3 hours ago, jeanennedollins@yahoo.com said:

I had my gastric bypass surgery March 19th. Due to complications, they had to cut me from breast bone to belly button! I know it will all be worth it, but having my kids and back surgery sure beat the snot out of this surgery!

How are you feeling ?

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On 4/3/2024 at 7:57 PM, Holly W. said:

They treated the stricture by stretching it during the endoscopy. I have to have another endoscopy in 2 months to repeat the procedure to see if the stricture is still open & see if my ulcer is healing. He called in medicine that I have to take 4 times a day for several months to heal the ulcer. I hope it isn't gross! I have the worst gag reflex!🤮 In fact, I'm really struggling with some of my meds, specifically the capsules that have beads in them. I gag EVERY single time I take it! Anyone else having a hard time with crushing their meds & putting it in apple sauce? It's just so nasty & 6 months is a looong time!

In the foothills...nice! I'm in Eastern NC & closer to the beach but I do love our NC mountains! We are blessed, we have a beautiful state! We'll have to stay in touch since our surgeries are so close together! I had RNYGBS Feb. 2nd & I'm down 36lbs as of today.

Hey there! How are you feeling?

I feel you with the struggle taking pills. I’m not putting mine in applesauce I’m trying to swallow them, but it can take me an hour to get four or five pills down. I think about them and I start to gag. And it’s really weird to me because I used to be able to just pop a mull in my mouth and take them no problem.

We are heading out your way today. My husband and I are heading to Myrtle Beach for a few days. I’ve lived in NC for almost 25 years and I’ve never seen the beaches of North Carolina, only South Carolina.

Let’s do keep in touch, please!

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Hows everyone getting on ? I'm abroad at a conference as so can't weigh myself - but I'm exhausted and struggling with all meals being communal. I'm feeling slightly miserable to be honest. My cysitis has sort of calmed down but I'm struggling to drink more than 2 liters (68oz) a day and from past experience I know thats the only way I will be able to get rid of my Water infection....

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51 minutes ago, BlueParis said:

Hows everyone getting on ? I'm abroad at a conference as so can't weigh myself - but I'm exhausted and struggling with all meals being communal. I'm feeling slightly miserable to be honest. My cysitis has sort of calmed down but I'm struggling to drink more than 2 liters (68oz) a day and from past experience I know thats the only way I will be able to get rid of my Water infection....

I'm so sorry you are struggling. That doesn't sound fun at all. I, too, am struggling with Fluid intake. I'm barely getting 20 oz a day lately and I know I need to do better. Can you do sugar-free popsicles? I guess that would be hard when traveling though. broth, Soup? or does it have to be Water?

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11 minutes ago, LisaCaryl said:

I'm so sorry you are struggling. That doesn't sound fun at all. I, too, am struggling with Fluid intake. I'm barely getting 20 oz a day lately and I know I need to do better. Can you do sugar-free popsicles? I guess that would be hard when traveling though. broth, Soup? or does it have to be Water?

I'm trying to be really careful because I'm in Cairo (Eygpt) for work and it's renound for people getting travellers diarrhea so I'm only really drinking bottled Water. Also I don't have any cooking falicities ... might see if I can find a popsicle though tonight!

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