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wanttobeslim added a topic in SocializeAdvice PleaseI have been very open about having bypass surgery and most people have been very supportive, but just recently some people have said "isn't that cheating", this has upset and annoyed me as i don't know how to answer them... so the advice i need is .. does anyone have any sarcastic/funny one liners i can throw back at them to stop them in their tracks
Thanks Wordy xx
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wanttobeslim added a topic in Post-op Gastric BypassDiarrheaHelp needed please
I am 3 weeks post op, but i have had quite bad diaherria on and off for the last week. I had a scan at my hospital and everything looked fine, i was told to starve myself for 24hrs as they thought it might be a bug (virus) Has anyone else experienced this and what did you do to stop it.
Also, i weighed myself today expecting to have lost lbs and lbs because of the diaherria but i have only lost 3lbs in 7 days (i lost 17lbs in the first 2 weeks post op) so quite disappointed, has this happened to anyone else.
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wanttobeslim added a topic in Post-op Gastric BypassPureed FoodNeed some help please i start the puree stage in a couple of days - which is best to puree food a hand blender or food processor .. thanks in advance.
Also, i am getting myself really worked up, i am scared i will not puree my food properly/enough and cause problems with my pouch, for example scrambled egg, do i need to puree it, cottage cheese, does this need to be pureed. Basically does everything need to be smooth (no lumps at all) and be able to pour off a spoon during the pureed stage.
I really want to do this right, your help would be much appreciated
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wanttobeslim added a topic in Post-op Gastric Bypass3 Days Post OpHad my op on Wednesday (19th), thought you might be interested in how the last 3 days have gone
Had op at 2.30pm, woke up in high dependency unit at 6pm, felt dreadful, so dizzy, vomited and wretched on and off until 6am Thursday.
Thursday morning the vomiting stopped, could eventually keep water down, still a bit dizzy though, surgeon came to see me and said op went really well and said he would see me again at lunch time and if i was still not vomiting and keeping water down i could go home. Physiotherapist came to put me through my paces, we walked around the hospital corridors and went up and down steps. Surgeon came to see me at 12.30pm and was very happy with my progress and told me as soon as i had seen the dietician i could go home yippee. Discharged at 2.30pm. The journey home was horrendous, felt every bump in the road!!. Very tired when i got home, relaxed on sofa sipping water until 8pm then went to bed.
Woke up Friday feeling yuk!. The pain and discomfort from the trapped air/wind was terrible and had pain in my left hand side I struggled drinking anything all day, but forced it down. I was glad when it was bedtime haha
Woke up today (Saturday) and WOW what a difference, the trapped wind/air all but gone. I noticed one hell of a bruise on my left side has appeared overnight but the pain i had yesterday has eased. I have drunk some soup and liquid yoghurt today, both were tasty. Saw the district nurse, she is very pleased with how i am progressing.
Hopefully everyday will now get easier, i am so excited about my future and a i believe a few days discomfort/pain is worth it especially if it means getting my life back.
Good luck everyone xx
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wanttobeslim added a topic in Introduce YourselfNew To The Forum From Yorkshire, EnglandHi Everyone
I'm a newbie. I live in the U.K. My gastric bypass op is on the 19th October 2011, very excited but nervous.
I look forward to chatting and getting advice from you all.
Well past my bed time (00:15) so, night night until we speak again
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