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About WorkinProcess

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    Dr Hoehn
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    Gastric Bypass

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  1. there is a video on youtube regarding a massage you cant useon your abdomin that does wonders for me. i developped issues after months of pain killers. there are several that address this
  2. i didnt develop lactose problems till 2 years out - now any milk products kill me. i use a tofu substitute for sour cream. i haven't had real milk in 4 years.
  3. Most of you here probably don't know me. I had rny in Feb 2013 at around 300. Life has a way of taking over, and sometimes we find ourselves gaining a pound here or there. At my lowest, 130, I was just out of 2 weeks of intensive care and 4 weeks of rehab hospital in May 2014. I had very little hair because of the stress. In 12 months I gained 12 pounds and felt good at that weight. Since then i have had 4 operations for hernia, blocked bowel, twisted secum. I have chronic pain from adhesions and as of 1/2016 I was up to 167. Luckily, I have found a doctor that has been helping with the pain and the weight. Today i'm 154. I plan to be down to 140 by June or July. At 130, with all the extra skin still present after 45 years of obesity, I looked like a skeleton with bags of excess flesh. After almost literally dying from complications from the tummy tuck/ panniculectomy there is no more plastic surgery in my future. I'm posting this to say that life is not a straight line, we all have our ups and downs... The key is to never give up. BTW, before surgery I walked with a cane or Walker. Last week I regrouted, stained and sealed the grout in our 4x7 shower, and I made a replacement waterproof canvas canopy for a 10x10 permanent gazebo (ever try to cut 16 yards of canvas into pie shaped pieces, sew them then topstitch with a conventional sewing machine. Next week I will receive from eBay 200 rooted cuttings of ground cover to plant where the shade is too dense for grass to grow. I am 61 years old and nothing stops me from doing what I truly want to do. Don't let it stop you.
  4. i have had issues with adhesions resulting in blockages, emergency surgeries and chronic pain. i recently had a full body xray to track how long it takes for fluids to flow through my system. the surgeon told me im just one of those people that develops more adhesions thsn others, and any more surgery - unless its absolutely necessary would just create more adhesions and make the situation worse.
  5. sorry, but Any vodka is TOO MUCH VODKA. Most of us here could and have raved about the "injustice" You have a choice -- either bite the bullet and give up alcohol and "plates full of" fill in the blank.... OR accept the fact you are not going to lose the weight you want to. I,personally, would love a skinny margarita or two, or a piece of pizza. The facts are facts -- I have Either and i gain weight. is it "fair"? THERES NO SUCH THING AS FAIR in losing weight.
  6. i still cannot drink a lot at one time. i was never into large quantities and find it hard. to this day to get all my water in. i drink a lot of propel or fruit2o
  7. Well, now I'm really confused -- if you drink so little, why on EARTH would you bother to lie at all..... Each to their own.
  8. Celebrate food not tasting good. Once you get further out that changes and then the real process begins. Use this time to break old habits - good luck!
  9. Surgery often results in addition transfer. In your case, they may be worried that your drinking could get out of control. As to lying to the doctors, I'm sorry but that's just stupid. The person that pays for that in the end is You. You trust them with your life - don't handicap the process by starting out on the wrong foot
  10. You need to be at a stable weight, not necessarily "goal". I had my surgery above my goal. The one thing you Don't want to do is have surgery and then gain - that's throwing money away.
  11. greer, i havent been around in a while with my own issues, but I'm very sorry to hear you are in such pain and up for surgery! you have to be your own advocate these days - its just standard for them to try to blow you off. im going to start having acupuncture tomorrow for my chronic pain. Good luck with the surgery, im thinking of you! mj
  12. not to be unkind, but if you only have 47# to lose, you are not going to lose at the same rate someone who has 100+ pounds to lose. stay away from the scale and get in water and protein.
  13. i weight once every two weeks or so - daily weighing in not an obsession i need. Daily weighing is way too close to compulsive "door lock checking" and "did i close the garage door" You just don't burn that many calories getting on and off the scale.
  14. whey protein isolate. has very little, if any, lactose. othet forms of whey contain more. i have a problem with. lactose but whey isolates do not bother me . read the lsbels!
  15. wow, that is a fast progression on food - id have been in agony eating that early out. all they gave me in the hospital was ice chips. i normally tell people to follow their surgeon's plan, but since apparently you didnt get one, ill tell you to slow down a bit and listen to your body. i threw up eggs for 2 months,and cannot eat chicken to this day unless its been brined before cooking. trust me, you don't want to have the "im having a heart attack" symptoms of eating something your body isnt ready for! read the forum and you will get some great advice - check the gastric bypass forum for older posts - seems like the sleeve surgeries are growing in popularity, and their guidelines dont always Fit the RNY people. good luck!