wegot2

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About wegot2

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 12/13/1971

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Melbourne Australia
  • Age
    39

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr Adam Skidmore
  • Hospital
    Epworth
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    252
  • Current Weight
    207
  • Goal Weight
    154
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    37
  • Surgery Date
    09/30/2011
  1. Thanks guys ^^^^ I've spent soooooo much money on different vitamins but now I think I have it down pat! I've just bought Platinum Hydro Whey by Optimum Nutrition and was recommended to take it every 4 hours until my hair stops falling out :/ The whey isolate is apparently the best and the Platinum Hydro Whey is absorbed within 20 minutes.... I HAVE to stop this hair loss asap...I never knew about the hair loss issue until it started falling out
  2. No replies??? I would really like to know as well??? I get all my info from here as my surgeon was pretty useless when it came to asking which vitamins to take....He simply said "Take a pregnancy multi" Yeah RIGHT! My hair is falling out by the handful & has thinned by half!! Can someone knowledgeable please help????
  3. If anyone lives near Ferntree Gully Vic, Aust...I have a big tub of Bariatric Advantage Chocolate chewable calcium tabs that I ordered from Bariatric Choice....I've had about 3 weeks worth out of a 3 month supply but just can't stand the taste anymore. Free to whoever wants them
  4. Hey Vicki, sorry to hear you were not well. Hope you are feeling better? Theresa

  5. Hi Munsy How did your surgery go & how are you feeling? You poor thing, you're body has definitely been put through the ringer hasn't it I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your little Angel Babies ♥ Sending you big hugs hunny ♥ Your Lap Band sagas sound similar to mine. I've had 2 failed Lap Bands and wasted 4 years of my life when I should have just had the Bypass in the first place! I was too scared to have such a "permanent" WLS first up which is why I chose the band. I sold my Brock Commodore & paid $12,500 cash for my op, needless to say I was so upset that this band was useless! My 1st band was a 14 ml band (huge I know!) I have no idea why my surgeon used such a massive band which I wasn't even aware of. I went through over 12 months of fills ( 1/2 - 1 ml every 4 weeks or so) until I reached 14 mls with NO restriction what so ever! I was sent off for a Barium swallow to find the Barium was flowing straight through my band! I was taken back into surgery & had the HUGE band removed & replaced with a 5 ml band. I was told the 1st band was "faulty" although I have my suspicions that the band may not have been "done up" properly. My surgeon also repaired an apparent hernia & did the 2nd band free of charge (thank goodness!!) For the next 3 years I tried to hit the famous "sweet spot" that everyone talks about but all I got was a band that was too tight. This left me throwing up after every meal or when I had .25 ml removed I was constantly hungry & gained weight. As I really thought this was my last chance at weight loss, I put up with the vomitting & it became 2nd nature to disappear half way through my meal to rid myself of my "stuck" food. Wherever I ate, I first checked to see if there were toilets close by & without fail I was soon in there trying to unblock my pouch. In January this year I decided enough was enough & I was hell bent on having the Gastric Bypass, so again (free of charge) my surgeon had me in the operating theatre and removed my band & gave me the Bypass I was so desperate for. At first, he said I would have to have the band out & wait 3 months (just like you wrote) but I told him I wanted it done at the same time, all in 1 hit, as I was terrified of gaining more weight in those 3 months. He also said I would have to have open surgery, but when I came out of theatre he was pleased to say that he had done the op keyhole. I am 7 weeks post op now and dropping heaps of weight but I have found that my taste buds have changed dramatically. Foods & drinks that I used to love, I now can't tolerate. I can't stand swallowing huge vitamins and most make me nauseas so I haven't been taking them. I am very lethargic most of the day and my muscles feel very weak. I know this is due to the lack of essential vitamins my body is lacking so I'm on the hunt for some Bariatric Chewables which will make my life so much easier. I also have to learn to eat a bit slower because all of a sudden, my food hits my stomache & if I've eaten that fraction too much, I feel so full & bloated that I have to lay down & let my food go down. I moved onto "Normal" foods after 4 weeks as I was sick to death of mushie foods & felt I needed a more solid food to keep me fuller for longer. I do start to feel a bit sick if I get too hungry so my aim is to have healthy snacks with me at all times to avoid eating the wrong foods. We basically now have a "New" body & it's a case of trial & error with how our bodies cope with different foods & drinks. SOOOOO different to the Band, a lot harder in some ways but weight loss is so much better Hope this has helped you Vicki
  6. Thanks a heap for that Checking out the site now...I've googled bariatric vitamins & searched but this site never came up. I ended up going for the Mens Swisse Ultivite, Caltrate Calcium with 400IU Vitamin D & Blackmores Mega B Complex. I have had no guidance from my surgeon what-so-ever regarding malabsorbtion & which vits to take... Pretty pathetic really :/
  7. I have read the post on different vitamins to take. Seems as though the only Bariatric vitamins available are all based the the US but postage is around the $40 mark! I had to ask my surgeon which vitamins to take. He told me to take a pregnancy vitamin as it has everything in it I need. I started taking a pregnancy vitamin which made me nauseous. Can anyone please help as I really don't know what to take
  8. Sorry hunny I haven't been on for a while...I was in for 5 days post op then out for 2 days before I was struck down with an infection then re-admitted back into hospital for another week :/

  9. why are you still in the hospital 13 days post-op??

  10. That's exactly what I wanna get done too. I've made my appointment to "Plan" for my upcoming cosmetic surgeries. I'm hoping he can do 2 areas at once, like breast lift/augmentation & arms at the same time to save $$ and tummy tuck/thighs together as well. Not sure which combination they can do but I guess I'll find out in a few weeks! I'm planning on getting cosmetic surgery finance as it's really hard to come up with all that cash I must say though I would NEVER go to a foreign country to have any sort of surgery, too many horror stories! I'd much rather pay a few thousand more and know I'm safe. I think my health is worth it Def getting my breasts done as soon as the ok is given by my surgeon...they look like flat, half sucked lemons
  11. I need a bit of advice from all you veterans I'm 2 1/2 weeks post op and I have had a few cups of coffee which have actually tasted good again after tasting awful during liquid stage.Problem with that is that after 3 or 4 cups I get major wind and the runs and feel really yuk...Is that because of the coffee? Is this a form of dumping syndrome?
  12. Thanks Rocketgirl...Home now & on my way back to normal
  13. Thanks so much cinwa for looking this up for me...certainly don't wanna waste any more $$$ than I need to....Now I just gotta find these in Australia unless they ship to Aus... Vit C no prob here but not sure on the others Cheers Vicki
  14. I don't wanna lose any more hair My hair has just started growing back after my last baby which was something I never had with my other 2 babies. I've been growing my hair since I was 16.....noooooooooooo more hair loss please!!!! I already get a brushfull when I wash my hair as it is :/
  15. Oh NOOOOOOO Not turkey lol I want my coffee buds back. I spose I'll just have to wait & see... Very strange that your tastebuds change when the op has nothing to do with your mouth????