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About tmcgee

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    TT Master
  • Birthday 04/03/1950

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    Braintree, MA
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  • Surgeon
    Ali Tavakkoli
  • Hospital
    Brigham & Women's, Boston, MA
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Ali Tavakkoli

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  1. A lot of what you decide to do depends on your situation, I work for myself so don't have to deal with office politics. In addition, some of my customers over the past 35+ years have become real friends, and given my lack of co-workers to commiserate with, their friendship is quite welcome in my life.
  2. I tell people, but that isn't for everybody. I have received NO negative reactions in 4 years, and personally, the only reactions I care about are from family and close friends. A work colleague who I only see once or twice a year told me this morning that I should start eating something -- highpoint of the morning!
  3. I use the microwave to reheat. I don't mind eating some things cold, other things have to be hot.
  4. I've said it here before, I was tempted to put pizza and Chinese food into the blender when my daughter brought those things into the house in my early days. I would not have been able to eat much of either thing but it took a long time for my brain to get around the idea of my new reality,.
  5. Some folks only weigh when they have followup appointments, some weigh once a week, and some (like me) weigh every day.
  6. I sometimes order from the kid's menu, no restaurant ever told me I couldn't.
  7. Have you tried switching up what you eat? Most of us do far better when we avoid simple carbs. Please keep us in the loop, we are all students, even those 4 or more years out like me. There isn't a single day that goes by where I don't try to make things better, and I know that will be true for the rest of my life.
  8. All programs are similar, with differences. Some call it a soft food stage and others call it purée. I've found the Ninja food processor to be quite useful and it cleans up quickly. As to carbs, it's the simple carbs that are a bad idea, the complex carbs not so much. Some of us are told to get our carbs from fruit and vegetables, and for me, soup always works. From what you say, you're doing well and discovering what we all have gone through. Stay with it, it works!
  9. Sometimes it helps to take life an hour at a time right after surgery. My inclination was to be impatient, and the reality is that the process has its own timetable and it's a bit different for all of us. It gets a lot better before too long, staying on the plan works. This forum has been my main support group, other than my family. I wish I had found it right after surgery and not 6 months later.
  10. I use diphenhydramine and trazadone -- they help.
  11. I can't figure Claussen supermarket faire at all, Lois. Last year, we had the spicy spears, this year they can't be found, at least not yet.
  12. Three Irishmen, Paddy, Sean and Seamus, were stumbling home from the pub late one night and found themselves on the road which led past the old graveyard.. "Come have a look over here," says Paddy, "It's Michael O'Grady's grave, God bless his soul. He lived to the ripe old age of 87." "That's nothing," says Sean, "here's one named Patrick O'Toole, it says here that he was 95 when he died."! Just then, Seamus yells out, "Good God, here's a fella that got to be 145!" "What was his name?" asks Paddy. Seamus stumbles around a bit, awkwardly lights a match to see what else is written on the stone marker, and exclaims, "Miles, from Dublin."
  13. Shaw's Stupidmarket has them near Boston.
  14. I haven't found drinking necessary, I'm more apt to need a little water with dry food