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  1. Also: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200805/obesity-ups-odds-for-severe-covid-19-but-age-matters#1 Obesity Ups Odds for Severe COVID-19, But Age Matters By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're younger than 65 years old and obese, COVID-19 poses a special danger to you. A new study reports that the more obese you are, the more likely you are to either die from infection with the new coronavirus or require lifesaving mechanical ventilation to survive. Morbidly obese COVID-19 patients are 60% more like
  2. There's no doubt that obesity increases the risk for multiple diseases and ailments. Here is a list but I'm sure there are others: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/effects/index.html People who have obesity, compared to those with a normal or healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following: High blood pressure (Hypertension) High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia) Type 2 diabetes Coronary heart disease Stroke Gallbladder disease Osteoarthritis (a breakdow
  3. Early out from surgery, we were required to take a chewable form of multivitamins. I used Celbrate's Multivitamin Soft Chews. And started out on their chewable calcium citrate too but switched to UPCAL D Powder. Also available in sachets too for when you on-the-go. As soon as I was cleared, I went to tablet form and have been using Equate Complete Multivitamin Tablets, (Adults 50+) from Walmart - but they also have great multivitamins for under 50's, too. They're about as comprehensive as you can get. I also take 500mg of calcium citrate (with vitamin D3 to aid absorption) 3 times
  4. Unfortunately, sdenisecullen hasn't been back on the forum since July 2015. But hopefully, someone else can share their experiences with nausea early post-WLS.
  5. Welcome to Thinner Times Lorie! My favourite has always been Syntrax Nectar Chocolate https://www.amazon.com/Nectar-Sweets-Chocolate-Truffle-Pounds/dp/B0016685YU But lately, I've been using Protein2o Protein Infused Water from Walmart. I find them a little strong as is so dilute them with water and pretty much sip on them all day long. In fairness, I'm not a great meat eater so find it good to boost my protein intake with the drinks: https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=Protein2o Protein Infused Water - they're whey protein isolate.
  6. I'm just over 13 years post-RNY and to this day, I haven't been able to vomit. I wish I could to get rid of whatever is upsetting my pouch but nope - I just have to up the fluids and ride it out.
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    delias - "mini" you is adorable!
  8. Exciting times for sure jmartin99 - congratulations!
  9. This is a good read about the cottage cheese test (and other programmes that might help you get back on track). https://www.bariatricfoodie.com/the-5-day-pouch-test-cottage-cheese/
  10. 21.6lb down is a great start! That 1.6lb gain is only likely to be water weight or maybe you might be a little constipated? Best advice I can offer is that you get someone to hide the scales for a week. Those things have been the ruination of every single dieting attempt pre my WLS. Focus on following your programme and upping your exercise - daily walking was and still is my main form of walking (and I'm just over 13 years post-WLS).
  11. Welcome to Thinner Times Clifford! How are you feeling at a couple of weeks post-VSG?
  12. Ain't that the truth! I had my RNY 13 years (and 4 days) ago and I usually dress like a yeti all the year around (I live in the PNW).
  13. Happy 1st surgiversary David! Nana Trish has every right to be proud of you ... you've done an amazing job. I have a question .... how the heck do you keep away from those amazing cookies you make? Truly, they were THE best I've tasted (still can't decide whether it was the lemon or chocolate ones that were my favourite).
  14. A lot of people have a hard time on "chalk" type tablets. Check out their chewables - they aren't chalky. Have you been cleared for capsule form yet? Even if you haven't, you can pull the 2 ends of capsule form multivitamins apart and dump the contents into yogurt, jello or whatever.
  15. Early post-op, I used Celebrate chewable multivitamins. A lot of chewables aren't comprehensive so be sure to check the label before you buy. And don't buy too many - our taste can and does change.
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