Res Ipsa

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About Res Ipsa

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Boston Area
  • Interests
    Cooking, walking, current events, history, wine, and travel.
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  • Surgeon
    Denise Gee, MD
  • Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Welcome! Things should get a lot better for you over the next few weeks as your insides heal. We are here to support you.
  2. Al

    Welcome! I suggest that you spend at least an hour or so reading postings on the various boards here at TTF, and then let us know if you have any questions. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass, as it allowed me to become healthy, thin and much more active. We are here to support you on your weight loss surgery journey.
  3. Welcome. We are here to support you. I know that it is hard with your medical conditions, but you need to follow the diet from your surgeon if you want to lose weight and keep it off. Luckily, and perhaps sadly, it is that simple. Many good foods for you are not that expensive - for example, no fat greek yoghurt, roasted chicken or turkey, fish, eggs, and low fat milk. Avoid carbs, high fat foods, etc. Exercise, although it is great for firming up your body, has a minimal effect on weight loss after a weight loss surgery. Here is a food guide from one of the best hospitals in Boston (note that although it says it is for gastric bypass patients, most surgeons have the same diet for sleeve patients): Care Services/Departments and Services/Weight and Wellness Center/GBP Diet Manual12611.ashx
  4. G'day and welcome. We are here to support you.
  5. Welcome! We are here to support you on your weight loss surgery journey.
  6. It's official. Stephtay wins the best NSV of the year award.
  7. Great news! Just stick with the diet plan and you'll be a skinny minnie soon.
  8. You look fabulous and have done a great job with your weight loss!
  9. Congratulations! You are an inspiration to us all.
  10. Wow - what an awful experience for both him and you! I am so very glad to hear that he is doing better. You both remain in our thoughts and prayers.
  11. 45

    45 pounds - wow. That is a great way to get yourself ready for surgery. Now I am hoping that you have your surgery date fairly soon. We are here to support you.
  12. Also anything with alcohol in it, such as wine, also does not count as a liquid.
  13. I'm so glad to hear that you are home with that darling child Harper. Hang in there. Your path to being skinny and healthy may be harder - but you will make it and we will be here to applaud you!
  14. Congratulations! It is a wonderful feeling to finally fit into normal sized clothing.
  15. Congratulations on your weight loss success. One more thing to be happy about is that with this weight loss you have added many many years to your life expectancy.