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  4. Oh and meant to add that my weight loss has been at a standstill for three weeks. X
  5. Just wondered if anyone has any advice for me. I’m 13 weeks post op and have lost 68lbs which I am super pleased with but I feel like I am eating more than I should be and sometimes the wrong foods too. My aftercare hasn’t been great and I rang to try and speak to the dietician but can’t get appointment until august. I think for me it’s trying to separate head hunger from actual hunger. Also, there’s nothing at all I can’t eat and nothing gives me pain or problems and I kinda wish it did, especially sweet stuff. I had a couple of episodes of dumping syndrome initially but it doesn’t affect me
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  7. Congrats on the milestone of getting a date set. We all wish you the best and nothing but success with your decision to have WLS. It's both exciting and scary, but also the best decision for my health that I have ever made. I hope that you will feel the same in the years to come. Remember that surgery is just the beginning, after that the hard work begins!
  8. Congratulations Lara - exciting times ahead for sure. Keep focused - this is not an easy road but the rewards are amazing. And don't forget to have someone lined up to take regular photo's front and sideways on too - same pose - something like every month. They will prove helpful because if you're anything like most of us, you could look into a mirror until hell freezes over and not see a change in the shrinking you.
  9. Thanks for taking the time to reply. I did get a response to my email. She said it is a common diagnosis for people pursuing bariatric surgery and that it is simply relating to weight gain relating to excess calories (and nothing to do with anorexia or bulimia) . She also said this diagnosis won't hinder me from pursuing bariatric surgery. I can attest to that as I got my surgery date this morning (June 23rd).
  10. Got my surgery date this morning. It's 2 weeks from today! June 23rd. Had to hit the liver shrinking diet full force right out of the chute. Thankfully I had some "supplies" on hand and will do a run to the grocery store in the morning. I still can't believe this is happening. Lara
  11. I think that's right. Doesn't matter what I eat. Any luck managing this better?
  12. Is this still working?


    Well I've finally figured out that the less I eat at a meal the better I feel afterwards. Several small meals that look more like snack sizes is best for me.   I went almost all day the day of my 5K  with only half a baked pork chop on my stomach and felt fantastic.  I ate the other half when I got home and then had a very small salad for supper.  I felt so darned amazing, it was unreal.  Full of energy.  Crazy.  But it's my new standard.


    edit: i really expected my sugar to plummet after the 5K simply because I hadn't eaten anything to speak of and I drank a gatorade during the race.  But it didn't.  I can't stress enough just how incredible and AWAKE I felt that whole day long.  It's been a while since that has happened. 

  13. Because I love riding my motorcycle: Applies to much in life, more than just a cold wet ride...
  14. This is just one step in a lifelong process in the attempt to get your body to a healthier weight. I know in the moment, it is very stressful to be so close to your goal of having weight loss surgery and then to have this seemingly insurmountable barrier put between you and the goal. I have been there. Two years ago this month, I "failed" the psych evaluation for my own weight loss surgery and the therapist declined to provide approval for me to proceed. While I was never given any formal diagnosis, it was determined that I needed to work through some of my issues with a therapist prior to
  15. Welcome to Thinner Times Jody. I'm sorry you're off to a bumpy start but hang in there.
  16. This is my first post... I just found the notes from my psych eval on Healow (the app the clinic uses for communication and record keeping) one of the "problems" now listed in my chart is "eating disorder - unspecified type." I'm dumbstruck, shocked, scared, don't know what to say... The only time we talked about my eating I said I was a "grazer" and tended to eat throughout the day and didn't really eat set meals other than dinner. But other than that we didn't really talk about my eating habits. Now I'm worried this is going to derail things. Here I'm thinking this was the last hoop I neede
  17. Hi Liz, How are you getting on with the weight loss? Have you spok to your Dr about surgery? I have an appointment with myh Dr tomorow (Tuesaday) to see if we can agree to weight loss surgery before it gets any worse. Hope your finding a solution if you are not seeing the Dr. Scott
  18. Whatever you do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else. Keith Haring, artist, social activist
  19. Hi all, i had RNY surgery on 2/16/2021 and developed some terrible complications where I was throwing up everything. I was retching and heaving and nothing was staying down. I just was admitted to the hospital for two weeks and my surgeon ended up putting in a g-tube for feeding. The idea is I use the feeding tube and supplement with eating until I can eat on my own again. I HATE the tube, it’s the worst feeling ever. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Did you recover? This has been so scary....
  20. Obviously, this is a matter that you should discuss with your doctors. The crucial issue is how long you should wait between the fibroid embolization (which probably should occur ASAP) and the gastric bypass surgery. As these two procedures/surgeries do not involve the same areas of the body, the wait time between procedures may not be very long. We are here to support you.
  21. I just realized I had an intramural fibroids and am scheduled for a bypass surgery in a few months. My gyn is asking me to go for an embolization. I don't know which one to do first. The weigtloss surgery or the fibroid embolization. My weight is 285lbs Your advice is very important
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    Wow such a big difference! Congrats!
  24. WLS was on June 1st.  Just got discharged and trying to figure out what I am supposed to do next.

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      Res Ipsa

      Follow your surgeon's diet plan and you will do fine!  If you do not have a good diet plan, this one from Tufts is very good.  


      We are here to support you.  I have never regretted having my gastric bypass.

  25. Just ran across this page. I had gastric bypass by George Cowan in April 1991. He also found gastric cancer so he later took out most of my stomach (but not all). Is this George Cowan the Dad or a son? Would love to be in touch with others who used Dr. Cowan. I lost a lot of weight to begin with, then gained more than I should have back and then have lost more and am currently at 128 w/BMI of 22.62. Thank you.
  26. Hang in there. We are here to support you. I have never regretted having my surgery, as it allowed me to become healthy, thin, and able to love much longer.
  27. Thank you Cinwa...for all your kind words and help
  28. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Bluetardis45.
  29. It’s the day before surgery and I’m trying to stay super busy. It seems unreal that tomorrow is the day I have been waiting for. All of the hoops that have been jumped thru, all the tests and paper work...just wow.
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