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About Abibliophobe

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  • Birthday 11/21/1989

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  • Surgeon
    Keith Boone
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    Fresno heart and surgical
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Keith Boone
  1. Does anyone have a favorite casserole dish? I've come up with one or two I want to try when I am further out but I find a lot of them have pasta/carbs of some kind. Really enjoy Tuna casserole.
  2. That's what the stage is called. I am following the diet but I am not feeling full. Solid liquids are liquids that aren't clear? Yogurt, pudding, milk, tomato soup.
  3. I started this stage yesterday and I'm curious if I should be measuring the stuff I'm able to eat out? I'm finding that I don't really get full with any of this food. I think pudding and yogurt make me full so I treat those as meals and don't eat for 30 minutes before and after the meal. When I start eating more solid foods will the fullness kick in? I went from not being hungry to wanting food again earlier this week. I've also gained weight back from what I lost even though I havent consumed above 1,000 calories. Is it normal for weight to fluctuate? Sorry for all the questions. I don't see my dietitian till the 1st.
  4. I'm looking for healthy chicken meals. I've found one or two online and it's got me curious if there are any good bariatric recipe books out there? I'm far away from being able to eat solid food but if I have the money I'd like to buy a recipe book and set up a meal or two that I can talk to my dietitian about.
  5. I've been keeping hydrated. My office gave me a 24oz water bottle and told me to drink two or three of them throughout the day. It's been difficult to get it all but I have been doing it.
  6. Is the fact that they are considered liquids the reason I don't feel full after eating them? I'm mostly just eating them because they are good but also because they've been helping to keep me hydrated.
  7. Thank you both. That's kind of what I was thinking but I've been worried that maybe I have eaten too much. I think the Popsicles are jello are helping to keep me hydrated as well,
  8. Over the course of yesterday I had three jello's. Two of them were really tiny. The other one took a few hours to eat because it was bigger. I've also had three or four sugar free Popsicles. The Popsicles were helping with the pain I was feeling. Idk how to tell if I'm eating too much and it's making me nervous.
  9. I had my surgery. In a lot of pain and have a high tolerance to the pain medication. Miserable right now but only due to pain. Enjoying my jello.
  10. Getting surgery Friday. I'll get some yogurt for week two post op I believe. I have to look at my list. I think my Walmart has the light and fit and chobami so I'll look for those. Thank you all for the suggestions. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. Been busy with life and preparing for the big day.
  11. I had am appointment with the psychologist and then the pre op appointment with the doctor. They answered most of my questions. But, now I have more. I'm pretty sure they are going to put a catheter in. Do they do that after you go under or before? If they do it before does it hurt? I've only had a catheter once and I was unconscious when they put it in and all I remember about it is not feeling it and being told I could pee in bed. Also, I am supposed to get there two hours early, is that for prep and registration? They said the surgery should be about two hours and then recovery will be an hour to an hour and a half but why do I have to get there two hours early? What does the prep consist of? I have to call my doctor to confirm the time. The nurse at the hospital said the clinic would call Thursday but when I was at the clinic the lady who gave me my lab slip to get blood work said the people at the lab would tell me my appointment. They didn't and so now I'm confused. I know I should have asked these questions today but I didn't think about it. I had six questions written down and these slipped my mind. Also, the doctor said that pain is based solely on tolerance. He was saying that some people don't use pain meds. My concern is that I handle pain by getting nauseous. They gave me like five days worth of anti nausea meds and I'm curious if that will be enough? Im not overly nervous about the procedure. But, I have a high tolerance for meds and I'm terrified the anesthesia won't fully knock me out and I'll be aware (doesn't help that I just read a book where that happened). I probably wouldn't be worried about this but when I got my endoscopy I didn't conk out. I was fully aware and awake during the procedure. Idk, any advice. I have an all liquid diet tomorrow and I'm worried about that but I have enough supplement drinks to get me by. I know the statistics so I'm not worried about death or complications. I'm worried I won't be able to consume enough liquids and I'll end up in the hospital. Sorry for the ramble. This just became real after today's appointment. It's finally here after close to eight months. No one in my family knows, for those that didn't tell people how do you explain the rapid weight loss? I was thinking of saying I'm on a supervised diet. Last thing, my biggest concern is that I won't lose weight. I lost between 1-3 pounds during the weight management. I didn't really change my eating so I am going into it cold turkey. I don't want to fail at this and I know of at least one person who did.
  12. Each insurance is different. I finished my diet in January. I did not lose much weight, maybe 1-3 pounds, they have approved me for surgery despite that. My doctor never specified if I needed to lose a certain amount of weight and he never said I could not gain. I think a 1 pound weight gain would be okay because they have to allow for a little bit of fluctuation. I mean, I weighed more if I'd eaten, I weighed more at night than in the morning. Whenever I went to the restroom I'd lose a pound or two. If you are concerned you could probably call your doctor and ask them about it.
  13. My dad keeps asking if I'm sure about surgery and if I'll be able to make the changes given the way I eat. I know he's concerned but it's discouraging and I'm worried about regretting it when he asks. I know without the surgery I won't lose weight. I want to have kids some day but I also want to be an active parent. Being overweight makes the pregnancy high risk. I know this is the best course of action but what if I can't do it? What if I get the surgery and I'm miserable or I'm one of those people that doesn't actually lose weight. The psychologist told me the only people that tend to have difficulty losing weight or who have a lot of complications (my mom had several vitamin related complications in the long run) are people that don't follow the plan. I've made some changes during the weight management portion but not enough and I'm gonna go into it cold turkey pretty much. It was just so easy and convenient to cheat during weight management. I'll still go through with the surgery but as a person who has anxiety I constantly worry about what if I make a mistake. I'm also worried it will impact my relationship negatively. We have our share of problems but we work through them and do what we can. Every relationship has problems and I don't feel ours are big. We love each other and he's relatively supportive. I've asked him numerous times about it impacting our relationship and he says we'll deal with it. I think I'm overly nervous because it's my first surgery and it's also pretty life changing.
  14. I have actually been scheduled for surgery so I'm assuming they got approval. I was called on Monday and am scheduled for the 10th
  15. I haven't had the surgery yet but during week two of my diet I ween off of clear liquids and go to full liquids. In this we can eat sugar free pudding with lactose free milk. So, that is what I am gonna plan to do, for some meals. As for your protein, I remember the dietitian in my office saying that having a protein deficit for a brief period of time isn't a big deal and then she went on to say that it wouldn't be for a few months that we would be able to meet our protein goals. I know each office is different but I was happy to hear that about the protein because I've been nervous about that.