Spunkycat

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About Spunkycat

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Long Island, New York
  • Age
    66

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  • Surgeon
    Ahmad
  • Hospital
    Mather
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-03
  • Start Weight
    225
  • Current Weight
    118
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    20.9
  • Surgery Date
    01/08/14
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Cold cooked shrimp and tilapia were my "go to" foods early on and I still eat a lot of fish. Most varieties of fish and shellfish are packed with protein. i also make shrimp scampi a lot. My husband gets his over pasta. I put mine over zucchini swirls. i also put red sauce over the zucchini swirls with meatballs and or sweet Italian sausage . Yum.
  2. Call your surgeon or someone else on the surgical team. You know your body and if something doesn't feel right call your surgical team. They want you to succeed.
  3. Follow your surgeons instructions, not advice from other people. If you have questions, call The surgeons office. They have a bunch of people on the team.They are working for you and want you to succeed.
  4. Call your doctor. You may be on the way to dehydration.
  5. Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch series Lee Child. Jack reacher series john Sanford. Lucas Davenport series and the Virgil flowers series catherine coulter. FBI series will give you more but my brain is clogged right now.
  6. Just checking in to let you know I am still alive which is a good thing.

    I am not adjusting well to chronic pain. Hubby not so supportive.

    A corrective surgery( # 5 I think ) did not go well I may need #6.

    for those who don't know me the surgeries were all orthopedic related to work related injuries.

    will write more later 

    best.....

    1. Res Ipsa

      Res Ipsa

      Thank you so much for checking in.  I am very sorry that you need more surgery, and that your DH is not very supportive.

    2. Spunkycat

      Spunkycat

      Thank you

  7. If you have a bypass, it is essential to take your vitamins daily as prescribed. Gastric bypasses are more likely to have vitamin deficiencies than sleeves. Also make sure you go to all your follow up appointments. Best wishes...
  8. I don't know if there is any reliable way to predict who will get a leak. what criteria is he using to determine if you are developing a leak? your length of stay is way longer than the majority of people. my surgeon doesn't even do the after surgery swallow test any more. He has done close to 4000 sleeves and has had 1 leak. He wants patients home and learning how to manage their new post weight loss life in your real life. best wishes.... i certainly would
  9. Drink one cup of full salted chicken broth daily.
  10. My taste buds change regularly.For instance, my last change was that plain water made me sick. I lived on Tang drops. Suddenly I couldn't tolerate thatand now I only want water and gulp down 3 to 4 bottles a day
  11. Never have had a good sleep schedule so I am used to housecleaning at 3 am
  12. Follow your surgeons instructions.

    if you have questions about anything after surgery call your surgeon.

    everyones journey is different, so don't compare yourself to others. Get rid of your"trigger foods" in your house.if food things are unopened, they can be donated to a local food bank.

    sip, sip, sip

    walk, walk, walk

    1. Alexa21

      Alexa21

      Thank you Spunkycat yes sip sip sip & a lot of walking 

  13. My psychiatrist put me on klonopin.if you take any time released meds they will have to be changed to short acting because of not being allowed to swallow pills after surgery for a period of time.
  14. If this is menstrual pain ask your GYN if there are other sltnatives. If you do take Advil, take the lowest dose for the shortest time period anddlways take it with food ( taking with milk is not good enough). best...
  15. Discuss with your surgeon ahead of time. My surgeon doesn't believe in them because while you are in his bari unit, you walk every 2 hours from 6am to midnight. Walking so much encourages you to pee. aside from that, as a patient you have the right to refuse any treatment as per national "Patient care guidelines." good luck.