bikewash

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About bikewash

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 03/14/1952

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    BRIBIE ISLAND AUSTRALIA
  • Interests
    fishing
  • Age
    61

Information

  • Surgeon
    GEORGE HOPKINS
  • Hospital
    HOLY SPIRIT NORTH SIDE
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-10
  • Start Weight
    99 KG
  • Current Weight
    99 KG
  • Goal Weight
    70 kg
  • Surgery Date
    18 1 13

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  1. 4.5 months post rny

    G'day from sunny Queensland excuse my spelling there is no spell check here I am 4.5 months out from R N Y weight down from 104 kg to 78.5 kg The reason for my bypass was due to 5 failed fundos which I wrote to you about previously. while doing the bypass my surgeon found my asoph had a very severe bend almost a knot the bypass was successfull but 4 days out surgeon had to go inside again due to unbearable pain he said he cleaned me out inside ? also after 6 weeks a stretch was performed by endoscopy which made things a bit better prior to that I could not eat or drink I am still unable to eat most solids I am living on soup I do however drink (sip) aprox 2 litres of milk a day My surgeon said it is my age (62) which will take more time for me to fully recover. I suppose my Question is, is this normal Thank you Dr Callery
  2. Buddy needed Gold Coast, Australia

    G'day Nushi Love You have the best Surgeon in George Hopkins he has operated on me 5 times in the last 10 years next one very soon. I hope yours has been done and gone well I live on Bribie Island regards Bikewash
  3. food prior to bypass

    Thanks for your input Cheesehead. I have friends over for lunch tomorrow and was curious. I thought I would be "CLEANED OUT" but Surgeon said no need to just don't eat after 6pm because op is at 8am I thought I would not eat after lunch any way to be on the safe side.
  4. food prior to bypass

    G'day all my surgery is sat 18 I have been told to fast from 6pm the night before (tomorrow night) any suggestions on what I should or should not eat for dinner I have not been put on any special pre surgery food. Thanks.
  5. Strange how everyone is different I have very low testosterone and low vit b and suffer from chronic fatigue I take a sublingual 1000mg every day and acasionally a Reandron injection should have Reandron every 10 weeks but I don't like the injection it is huge and Reandron is a thick oily substance it leaves a huge lump and it hurts like hell for a couple of days and has horrible side effects The sublingual is a bit grainy but beats the hell out of needles. I wonder how ill be after bypass only 16 days to go!!.
  6. I was getting an injection every week 1000 mg now I take 1 sublingual every day made a huge difference but I wouldn't take 1 months injection at a time 1 it won't last a month and 2 you would need a monster syringe to hold it all at one time For me it's a no brainer a sublingual a day. Good Luck. Bruce
  7. I am new to all this bypass stuff Kalini but I am told after bypass most people do need B12 supliments The one I take melts under my tongue in 2 -3 minutes but its an Australian brand so name wont help you. Regards Bruce
  8. I am intrigued with this subject I have been taking sublingual 1000 mg one a day for 2 years and I am scheduled for bypass in January I wonder if I will need more? I started with an injection every week before sublingual any Ideas?
  9. Looking for Advice

    what a jerk get off this space newbie
  10. I have suffered with pain associated with a hiatus hernia for 30 years I have had 3 funloplications in the last 8 years and am still having chest pain. I have just had an endoscopy and the wrap is intact. My surgeon said the only thing to do now is a gastric bypass I don't mind as I am 100 kg and could stand loosing 20-30 kg The reason for surgery is I have had many heart attacks and not known because of normal chest pain and my heart specialist would like me to be chest pain free. I have just had an angiogram to make sure my heart can stand the operation and all is ok. My daughter asked me how can a bypass fix my asophagus problems. Good question. Can you answer please.
  11. G'day from sunny Queensland I have been recommended to have gastric bypass as I have had 3 failed FUNLOPLICATIONS and cant have more. I am over weight by aprox 20 kg so I am happy to have bypass as overweight due to medication etc any body have same I would appreciate advice etc. Regards Bikewash