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cinwa

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    WA
  • Age
    66

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  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    260lb
  • Current Weight
    125lb
  • Goal Weight
    125lb
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    20
  • Surgery Date
    09/24/2007
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Sebesta

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  1. Welcome to Thinner Times! The early stages post-op can have some hiccups but it won't be long before you start feeling better. Best advice I can offer is to walk regularly - even if it's around the house and/or yard. And don't forget to keep up with your fluids.
  2. Welcome to Thinner Times Val and congratulations on taking the steps towards a slimmer and healthier you - I see that you're off to a great start with losing 32lb - that's excellent. Do a Google (or whatever) search for "Bariatric Pureed Recipes" and it'll bring up plenty to choose from - likewise the following stages of your programme.
  3. This is a good thread (use the search option for more). It's worth the read: https://www.thinnertimesforum.com/topic/121129-iron-levels/?tab=comments#comment-1303986 This is what I wrote: "I took Carbonyl (and/or polysaccharide iron) because it's the least abdominally distressing (for me and most bariatric patients I know) and is 100% bioavailable so if you take 60 mg of carbonyl or polysaccharide iron, you'll get 60 mg of iron.....".
  4. Welcome to the losers bench ZhivagosGirl The early days post-op can be difficult but the best advice I can give is that you take little walks as often as you can - even if it's just around the house.
  5. That's great news - you're almost there! 10lb lost is a great start and I'm glad that hunger hasn't been too much of a problem. Hang in there, you're doing a great job but if the going does get tough, try low sodium/unsalted broth - excellent stuff to have on hand when you come home from surgery too. Walmart has a pretty good selection.
  6. Peppermint and green teas can help with bloating and gas but make sure that take regular short walks - even if it's just around the house and/or yard.
  7. 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.
  8. Welcome to Thinner Times Jody. I'm sorry you're off to a bumpy start but hang in there.
  9. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Bluetardis45.
  10. Welcome to Thinner Times Gen C. In your situation and given the length of time, I'd definitely go to the ER.
  11. That is outstanding Tracy! Got to ask ... are you going to settle at 160.8lb or are you going to try to drop a few more pounds? Your initial goal is showing 180lb.
  12. I wear one. This is what mine states: Roux en Y (gastric bypass) Hypoglycemia No Blind NG Tube No NSAIDS Allergies - Penicillin Contact information I was also advised by our local fire and rescue not to have a medical alert bracelet that looks too much like costume jewelry. It needs to stand out for what it is.
  13. This explanation has some good graphics that might be helpful in showing the differences between the RNY and VSG: Gastric Sleeve Vs. Gastric Bypass – All You Need to Know
  14. I had my RNY back in September 2007 and have taken them on the days that I don't have yogurt for breakfast (Stonyfield Organic Plain Whole Milk). Personally, I feel much better for taking probiotics/consuming yogurt etc. daiiy.
  15. That's all well and good but early out when we lose weight at a pretty fast pace, buying new pants (or having their tailored) can end up pretty expensive. Goodwill or Thrift stores are worth checking out.
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