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  2. They dont know and were going to try to solve it but have not heard anything in months. I had same issue with coughing and aspirating at night until I was put on Dexilant and for the most part it took care of the night stuff but not the burning which I still have. I hope it fixes everything for you
  3. I’m I’m sorry you are still having issues with GERD, but great that your esophagus has healed. Do they know why you’re still having problems? My surgeon says I have a clunky esophagus due to the sleeve. I have trouble swallowing liquids as well as being woken up almost nightly choking and coughing because my nighttime meds with my sip of water backs up and I try to breathe it in. So if it fixes just that I will be in Heaven!
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  5. It took a good 2 months or more before the pain went away to start functioning normally I would say. I did not have to do any diet whatsoever before surgery. I wouldnt think you would have to either since you are still at goal weight and are doing this solely for the GERD. I am curious to hear if it gets rid of your GERD after a few months when you are all healed up. I still have GERD and am on the same PPI I was on with the sleeve although my esophagus has healed from a D to an A.
  6. Thank you so much for your welcoming reply, and your information. Unfortunately the healthy food is making me nauseated. The yogurt is the only thing I can tolerate without issues. I have had lean lunch meat (various kinds), chicken thigh meat (no skin, baked without seasonings), lean ground turkey, etc. I can handle cheese, but it makes me constipated. Milk is fine, except I'm not a milk drinker. I've tried sugar free pudding that I made with fat free milk, but nope! Monks fruit tastes disgusting, as do other artificial sweeteners. Fruit tastes good, but I'm limited to very littl
  7. Thanks, dumping really freaks me out, so I will be very careful as I add food groups. I believe I'm going to have a few months wait until surgery, as my surgeon has told me his "dance card is full, so be patient." I've done a bit of research and a lot of reading about GERD after sleeve, so I believe I'm making the right choice for me. I'm glad you are doing well. May I ask how long it took you to go back to work or do the things you could do pre-bypass? Did you have to do the pre surgical liver diet for this? Thanks so much for your reply!
  8. It took me awhile to get use to not having restriction after the revision and in the end its been better as far as it is not as hard to maintain a lower weight. I ended up losing 25 more lbs and have been maintaining the loss for 8 months. I am 11 months post op now. The surgery itself was worse for me and the healing process seemed longer as I had a hernia repair on top of the revision. I was advanced for soft foods at 1 week post op and had no issues other then DUMPING on dairy and protein cereal. I dont mess around with cereal of any kind still. I dump on heavy carbs( biscui
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  10. Hi all, it's been many years since i've visited the forums, originally had sleeve in June 2015. Over the past several years, I, as many others, have developed severe GERD, and I'm now on the list for a revision to RNY. I don't need to lose much weight, as I've been pretty good about keeping off the 100 lbs I lost with the sleeve, but I just want the GERD GONE! Just saying hi to all, and trying to get all the info I can about what I'm about to go through.
  11. Thank you for your post. I do eat lean protein. I do need to eat more veggies, tho. My protein levels have always been fine. I just worry that I injest too many calories for 4 months out. I think I have to re look at my snacks. I need to find more sites for bariatric snacks. I do eat rice cake, 10 almonds and a tangerine for a snack. Wonder if I eat too many a day ( about 3). May try eating rice cake with PB2 and bananas? I saw that once. I appreciate your information.
  12. Great job so far on the weight loss! The following is what I have written in the past on "goal weights": Be sure that you set and then attain the right goal weight - not too high and not too low. Weight charts and BMI calculators are almost useless in determining the right weight for a particular person. The proper weight should just feel good and look good. One person at TTF a few years ago referred to it as your weight "sweet spot." The easiest way to find your proper goal weight is to keep losing weight until you are too skinny, and your goal weight is about 5 pounds more. T
  13. Hello. I am 4 months gastric bypass. I am eating 3-4 ounces of food, but notice I snack on rice cakes, tangerines and/or almonds. I have about 1100- 1300 calories a day Is this too much for 4 months out? Please let me know. I was 260 and now weigh 186. My goal weight is 155 according to my doctor. Help?
  14. First of all, welcome to TTF Kristy! Having a long term change in taste is not a common side effect of a gastric bypass. When it does occur, it tends to be an aversion to the taste of high calorie foods (which in the long term should help the transition to the healthy diet that is required for long term success with a gastric bypass). Here is an article on this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6153588/ It is not due to taste, but I avoid eating high fat foods as they can make me dump (which is not pleasant). For example, I avoid eating fish & chips, ice cre
  15. My name is Kristy, and I Had my Gastric Bypass on February 23rd. I am a food addict, so the taste of food is my pleasure. However, now that I've had the surgery, nothing tastes right. Most of it tastes nasty in fact. It makes it hard to eat. I have tried all kinds of recommended recipes, but none of them taste good. My husband is getting tired of me making/buying something, only for it to go bad in the fridge because I ate a little of it and now the thought of it makes me nauseated. Does this go away? Will any food taste normal again? I'm not losing very much, and so far the surger
  16. Hi I am going to have gastric bypass surgery in Turkey in May I have ileostomy (2yrs) no large bowel removed due to sudden on set ulstrative colitis I am worried but need it done as my weight is going up n up I have dileted cardio myopathy ,stage 3 kidney failure since ileostomy fibromyalgia. Sleep apnea.cfs.ostioarthritis.polymyalgia my knees and hips are really bad and I don't want to end up in wheel chair . I know they say don't go abroad but the tests and things they are doing before opp like seeing cardiologist.and endoscope scans seem to put me at ease they will then decide if opp
  17. Hello, I'm Samantha and I'm from Denver metro area. I had gastric by pass 1/27/08. My highest weight was 360lbs, my lowest was 175. I had 3 babies after my surgery. I have never had any problems, until recently. I was at home on March 16th, with my sick son. I had an attack of some sort. It felt like over powering gas bubble. It went on all day, it dropped me to my knees and it hurt worse then natural birth. I went to the ER, on my Dr's order. They ruled out appendices and kidney stones. Cat scan and blood work, did not show anything wrong. They asked me to follow up with my Gastri
  18. I'm currently eating salads as a snack between meals. They're low density calories, but a nutritious option between meals which also allows me to focus on the protien at regular mealtimes. I can eat about a cup of salad/veggies with 3-4oz protien, provided I eat the veggies first. I don't find veggies stay in my pouch long.
  19. I just had a revision due to complications. I am feeling so much better. I had a lot of reflux and trouble swallowing. after a bunch of tests the dr found I had a para esophageal hernia. While they were repairing they tightened my pouch because it had stretched in 7 years. Hope you are feeling better.
  20. Thank you for your replies:) I emailed my surgeons office and they said that I need to stay to the measuring cup not the scale. 2 to 3oz of protein with 1/4 cup veggies and 1/4 of whole grains. I am eating 3 ounces of lean protein with 1/2 cup of veggies. Trying to stay clear of whole grains. I really want a salad though but 1/2 cup doesn’t excite me.
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  22. I'm with Res Ipsa - not all food measures the same and for that reason, I still follow my guidelines to weigh solid food and measure liquids with calories. I LOVE Horizon Organic Fat Free Milk and would drink it all day long if I could but at even at just 90 calories/cup, those calories would mount up if I didn't limit myself to 1 or 2 cups a day I'll be 14 years post-RNY this September and maintain my weight at 112-115lb. I'm 5'5" with a small frame.
  23. For water, 1 cup equals 8 oz. But for other foods, 1 cup of food could weigh more or less than 8 oz. I suggest that you buy a battery powered food scale, which is not expensive and is great for cooking (now that so many recipes give ingredient list in grams or oz.) as well as for weighing food.
  24. I had a gastric revision 2 months ago. I should know the answer to this question. I am currently eating 1 cup of food. But is that the same as 8 ounces? 8 ounces looks like more food....
  25. I cant either and was told it was normal. Not sure how others do after a bypass.
  26. I had Dr. Machado 16 years ago. Best decision ever!
  27. If you can believe it... I’m 16 years post op and I stillllllll don’t barf! Three times ever in 16 years! I wonder why???
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