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    Dr John Pilcher
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    Methodist Texsan
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  1. eerkjl75

    4 Months For Us, How Are You Doing?

    Thank you for your suggestions. The peanot butter balls, especially, sound delicious!
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    I am almost 5 months post op from gastric bypass surgery. Over the last month, I have begun to have a problem eating chicken or beef because I can't keep it down. When I began eating meat, I didn't have this problem, but now I do. I am eating mostly beans, legumes, and the like, trying to get my protein in. Has anyone else had this issue? If so, how has it been resolved? Thank you for any help.
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    4 Months For Us, How Are You Doing?

    Hi, I'm Ellen. I had my gastric bypass on June 27th. I have not lost as much weight as I thought I would have by now, but I have lost almost 50 lbs total. The first few weeks went fine, but recently I am having a difficult time keeping meat down at all. Chicken is the worst, then beef. I can't eat seafood, so that leaves me with very little available meat protein. I have been eating a lot of beans and legumes, but those include a lot more fat grams than meat would. However, that is about all my pouch can handle at this time. At our monthly support meeting, they brought in chili made with ground turkey, and although that gave me a little problem, I was able to keep it down. At this point, I am ready to become a vegetarian, but that does not work well with the amount of protein I need to have. For those of you who may have had the same problem, I would appreciate any suggestions or advice you can give me. Thanks.
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    Newbie from San Antonio

    Hi, I am from San Antonio as well. My doctor is Dr John Pilcher. Had my surgery on June 27th. Didn't lose much weight after the 2nd week, but many people told me to hang in there, so a couple of weeks later, I am starting to lose weight again. There is a support group on the 2nd Wed of the month. If interested, call New Dimensions at 866.614.3370. They can give you more info.
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    Im Still Stuck!

    I don't think I've posted since my surgery. I had it on June 27, quickly lost about 15 lbs the first two weeks, but not an ounce since then. I am not eating much at all, drinking water, etc...and can't seem to get past this stall. What is frustrating is that it is happening so quickly after surgery. I don't appear to be having the "honeymoon" that most people have. I would appreciate any help or advice that any one who may have gone through this can give me.
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    June 27

    Hi, my name is Ellen and I live in Texas. My surgery date is this coming Monday, June 27th. I am married and will celebrate my 36th anniversary on the 28th. My husband and I have 3 grown children and 4 grandsons. Losing weight has been a life long battle for me. My son will be 35 in September, so you can say that I am still trying to lose my "baby weight" 35 years later. While I didn't gain that much weight with my other two children, I just never lost all the weight that I gained during my first pregnancy. My Mom has type 2 diabetes, has had breast cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other health concerns. Because of this, I decided I needed to do something so that I don't have her health risks. Hope everyone has had a great day!
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    Hi, my name is Ellen. I am very happy to find this site before my surgery. Even though I have researched a lot online and my doctor has given me a lot of information, there is nothing like "talking and listening" to people who are going through this like I am. I am having the bypass done on June 27th, one day before my 36th wedding anniversary. While I am a little nervous, I am very excited and look forward to this new part of my life!