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  • Birthday 02/28/1977

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  • Surgeon
    Michael Snyder
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    Rose Medical Center
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  1. Starvation Mode or a Plateau?

    There's no real rhyme or reason to what my pouch likes. One day, I can eat cheese. The next day, I'll throw it up. The doc said I am definitely in starvation mode and I need to bring up my protein intake to kick the weightloss back in. Can anyone recommend a really good flavorless protein powder?
  2. Starvation Mode or a Plateau?

    Someone just told me about the flavorless protein powder, so I am going to try that. I hope it doesn't have that after taste like Isopure. I cannot stand Isopure.
  3. Mental Changes...Yes Really

    I've only lost 70lbs so I am still MO and look like a regular fatty, but I have no drive or desire to judge anyone, especially the overweight. I feel empathy for the overweight. I know exactly what they feel and I hope I never lose my memory of what it was like to be OW.
  4. Starvation Mode or a Plateau?

    No, it's not eating or drinking too quickly. My pouch just doesn't seem to tolerate a lot of things now. Thanks, though
  5. Starvation Mode or a Plateau?

    Gadabout, I didn't say anything about volume...I meant that I vomit quite a bit. So if I take in protein, most likely, I am going to throw if back up. Also, and I don't mean to be defensive, but I didn't walk into this surgery blindly. Your comment about needing to "arm yourself with more knowledge" is a little offensive. I don't come to this forum to have people tell me I am doing it wrong or that I don't know enough. I come here for support. Perhaps I have mad a mistake in assuming that is what I would always encounter.
  6. Starvation Mode or a Plateau?

    Thanks for the words of wisdom. I cannot tolerate the thick protein shakes. Plus, I vomit quite a bit, so I don't keep much that I take in. I'll look into the flavorless protein powder. Maybe I can mix it with some crystal light. Thanks!
  7. Starvation Mode or a Plateau?

    I haven't lost any weight for 3 weeks. I know hitting a plateau is normal but I called my surgeon's office. The nurse said, since I am taking in virtually no protein and very little food that I could have thrown myself into starvation mode. WHAT??? Isn't a measure of deprivation what this surgery is about??? I mean, I had my stomach cut in half and reduced to hold 1 ounce for a reason: to reduce my intake/absorption and lose weight. Now I am not eating enough to lose weight??? I am so confused!
  8. The Journey Begins

    Welcome Sam and congrats on starting this process!
  9. Stricture?

    Hi Cheryl! I have had 2 strictures, the most recent one was removed last Wednesday (a little over a week ago). I had the same problem it sounds like you are having. Nothing would stay down except liquid. Having the strictures removed was a piece of cake, so don't be frightened. They put you to sleep and you won't feel or remember a thing. The entire thing, from them putting you out to you waking back up will only take about a half hour. You will feel so much better after the stricture is gone! A word of caution, though. Sixty percent of people who have RNY will develop a stricture. Of that 60%, 40% will have another stricture after the initial one is removed. So be watching for the signs that a second stricture is developing so you can get it taken care of before it becomes painful and you can't keep anything down. I hope this helps!
  10. Hi All

    Welcome Katy! I HATED the JP drain! I was so glad when they took it out - but what a weird sensation when they remove it!
  11. struggling newbie

    Hi Beth!! Congrats on making such an important change! I had RNY in July, so I am not that far ahead of you. Be kind to yourself during this time. I felt totally depleted right after the surgery. It was a combo of no carbs, no caffeine, and just having had surgery. The most important thing I can tell you is to DRINK! I was lax about drinking my water and ended up back in the hospital 2 weeks after surgery for dehydration. Keep drinking and hang in there!
  12. Does anyone else worry compulsively about stretching their pouch? I had RNY on 7/1/2010 and I worry CONSTANTLY, to the point of not wanting to eat, about stretching my pouch out. I've been overweight since I was about 11 and this is the first time in my life I've been able to lose weight and I am terrified that I am going to screw this up. Also, I haven't lost any weight for the last 2 weeks and it is really bothering me. Any words of wisdom?
  13. The New Girl

    When are you having surgery??
  14. Today, I had this huge urge to......

    Oh my lord, yes! My brain scrolls through all the delectable things it wants me to eat, LOL. At this point though, I'd settle for not throwing up the things I am "allowed" to eat. I've had 2 strictures since the surgery and lots of vomiting. I wish that would go away!
  15. The New Girl

    Thanks everyone!