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  1. Iron is typically absorbed in the duodenum and proximal small intestine but this part of the intestine is typically 'bypassed' In a RNY. This post is from another thread on the same topic: Carbonyl (and/or polysaccharide iron) - 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 unlike other forms of iron. Ferrous fumarate has approximately 33% elemental iron. Ferrous sulfate has 20% elemental iron. Ferrous gluconate has 12% elemental iron.
  2. Janice, I had my RNY back in 2007 and I have never thrown up. The most that has happened is a case of the foamies at around 3 years out (due to swallowing a piece of strawberry that was too large). From that I learnt to make sure I cut my food into smaller pieces before it went in my mouth. But that doesn't answer your question about ingesting tainted food - maybe it's something you need to run by your surgeon. I don't know that I've eaten anything that's clearly off but I have eaten food that hasn't agreed with me and that resulted in lower abdominal pain and diarrhea.
  3. cinwa


    Welcome to Thinner Times Andra! Best advice I can give is to read all you can and ask questions.
  4. I found it to be true except that I went through a short spell of not sticking with weighing/measuring dense foods which I can only think stretched my pouch. But I did the pouch reset diet and then went back to planning, weighing and measuring and that's what I do to this day.
  5. I'm not sure that the sugar in peanut butter is the culprit. There's approx. only 3g of sugar in 2 tablespoons of most peanut butter - not too high an amount to cause a problem for most. I've found that it's the fat that could be an issue for some - there's approx. 16 g of fat in 2 level tablespoons. ETA: If anyone wants a lower sugar peanut butter, Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy has 1g sugar per 2 tablespoons for the smooth stuff and 2g for the chunky.
  6. You're doing great! On the grand scale of things, an 8lb increase is not bad but I'm glad you're being proactive and nipping it in the bud before it really gets out of hand.
  7. Welcome to Thinner Times David! Apparently, The deadline to submit a claim was December 20, 2018. We cannot accept any new claims.
  8. cinwa

    still here!

    That's good to hear Kio. Here's to having a quick recovery. Don't forget to keep up with your fluids and get some regular short walking in. That helped me a lot.
  9. Good to hear that you've turned the corner Trish. And as far as the English muffin is concerned, you won't get any arguments from me because after a bout of not being able to eat much of anything, you have to go with whatever your pouch will handle.
  10. Geoff (Res Ipsa) is bang on as usual Trish. You will work back up to being able to eat and drink as you did pre this hiccup. I know from my multiple surgeries post-WLS that even a short spell of just liquids really affected my ability to consume much of any food but I was advised that if nothing else, drink protein shakes (made with milk to increase the calories). It takes time though and the one thing I would tell you is not to worry - that never helped. If it's any help, at one point I was down in the underweight category and was fretting about it but my surgeon said it wasn't unusual post-surgery. Just to do my best (especially with the protein drinks and milk).
  11. Checking in to see how you're doing Lee.
  12. cinwa

    still here!

    I didn't have any ill effects from having my gallbladder out.
  13. Back home, I was blessed to live in a small town with a bakery and I timed it right to go in as the hot cross buns were coming out of the oven so they were warm and the divine smell would be wafting down the street.
  14. That is outstanding - congratulations Trish!
  15. As a Brit. living in the US, hot cross buns are certainly on the list of things I miss from back home. I've seen packets of them on occasions but they look a poor excuse for the real thing so I've never bothered buying them to celebrate Easter. Probably not a bad thing ... they really are a passion of mine.
  16. cinwa

    still here!

    It's good to see you on the forum again Kio but I'm sorry to hear that you're dealing with an abdominal issue. I hope they get to the bottom of it quickly.
  17. Exciting times ahead for sure. Read all you can, ask questions and join in the fun. Regardless of what form of WLS we've had, we're all willing to share our experiences and offer support.
  18. Coming here every day has kept me focussed. Without that, I have no doubt that I would have gone back to my old eating habits.
  19. You and me both! We're about to be hit with another round of snow and freezing temps. There's still packed, frozen snow on the ground so I'm not looking forward to it and it's supposed to last for a!
  20. I'm so proud of you Trish. I know that going to that meeting can't have been easy for you but it sounds as if it did you a power of good.
  21. Welcome to Thinner Times Margarita!
  22. Here you go Anita: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.