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    Gastric Bypass

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  1. 6 Years Later

    I believe that Meisha had a gastric bypass.
  2. I relied pretty heavily on canned soups early out, strained of most of the liquid. I saved that to have as a warm and satisfying drink later. I had to eat around the chunks of meat because I couldn't (and still can't) handle any meat regardless of what it is or how it's prepared. But I do enjoy the flavour of beef and chicken stock.
  3. Cottage cheese was my first non-liquid food. I don't know that I've ever enjoyed a "meal" so much - all 1/4 cup of it - I was on a clear then full liquid diet for close to 4 weeks.
  4. 6 Years Later

    Congratulations on your 6th surgiversary Meisha! Got to say - you are looking absolutely stunning.
  5. Almost there....

    You're on the home stretch Ginni - an exciting time for sure. Fingers crossed that you won't have too long a wait for your surgery after your meeting with your surgeon next week.
  6. Kristin (_withak)'s Surgery Date!

    Thinking of you today Kristin - have a safe trip to the losers bench.
  7. Hang in there folks

    That truly is a stunning transformation Tom.
  8. That's great news wick - the additional fluid alone with make you feel much better. For the life of me, I don't know why more bariatric programmes don't mention the potential difficulty getting plain water or cold drinks down early out. Warm teas were and still are the best liquid for me.
  9. Couldn't agree more Trish - I love her enthusiasm ....
  10. Checking in for an update Wick - have you tried warm drinks (I like Celestial Seasonings fruity and herbal teas).
  11. I've never been a lover of protein bars and I confess, Quest bars ranked bottom of the list purely because of their cookie dough texture and overly sweet taste. Turning them into Quest Bar Cookies helped enough to tempt my DH but not me.
  12. Gum? Can I have it?

    I've been around the WLS forums for over 10 years and I have never read of any issues with swallowing gum. My programme discourages gum because all the chewing with no reward for the pouch or sleeve can generate air which can be uncomfortable and it could stimulate the appetite.
  13. Kinda Miss the Camaraderie Here

    I still cook up a storm and love the aromas but for whatever reason, I never have that same feeling when I'm eating it. Bottom line for me is to treat is as nothing more than fuel and I just get it down. I suspect that prior to my WLS, I equated enjoying food with feeling totally stuffed - a feeling that I've not experienced since my WLS. Too much, and it's very uncomfortable so I avoid it like the plague now.
  14. Pre op weight loss

    I'd always vote for a low carb diet. That's what worked for me on my pre-op. I lost a tad under 35lb in just under 5 months.
  15. 6 month surgiversary!

    97.8lb in the 6 months since your RNY is truly outstanding Trish. I lost approx. 55lb over the same period. Great news on having a new PCP you're happy with. I know from experience just how important it is to have a doc. who is supportive of bariatric surgery. Thankfully, I've only had one who was totally against WLS. First and only time I saw him, the first words out of his mouth was "why would you do that to yourself". The relationship ended on the spot.