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About Erta

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  • Birthday June 7

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Jawad/Dr. Teixeira
  • Hospital
    Orlando Regional Medical Center
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  1. Getting pregnant after RNY and PCOS

    I got pregnant the first try, and had a nasty case of PCOS.
  2. Hypoglycemia in pregnancy

    Yes! I never craved carbs the year after my bypass. I got pregnant at exactly 12 months post op and I found if I didn't eat every 2 hours when pregnant, I was sick and hypoglycemic. They never officially diagnosed it since I could feel it and control it, but now, 11 post partum, it happens from time to time, and I am trying to lose the 15 pounds I found after I stopped breastfeeding at 3 months pp. be careful which carbs you choose, because it's been hard to fight them off.
  3. Preggers!

    Thank you! My OB is well-versed in my situation, and I am so thankful for that. I am finding that being dehydrated is much easier now, and digestion slows when you're pregnant anyhow, so eating has been a bit of a challenge, I talked to my surgeon yesterday, as I felt a bit hypoglycemic, and he told me not to worry. It is tough being pregnant after bypass, but I will find a way to get through it!
  4. Soda (Pop)- really what's the problem?

    My surgeon shared in a support meeting that if he is doing an endoscopy and sees food that is stuck, he orders a flat Diet Coke and puts it down the pouch. It's corrosive enough to dissolve what's stuck. He did say that while you shouldn't have it everyday, a half-carbonated or less diet soda won't hurt you. Just be prepared for any discomfort.
  5. Preggers!

    I got pregnant exactly one year after my bypass. I had mixed emotions, but am happy, yet cautious. I am 14 weeks and the baby is doing well. I, on the other hand, have experienced horrible headaches and strong palpitations, but my heart rate is normal. I hit my personal goal weight (yay!) but I seem to keep slowly losing, though I know I am hydrated and well nourished. I crave salads, salt, and fruit. Does anyone have any experience or advice they can share about post bypass pregnancies?
  6. Teeth?

    I have had more issues with my teeth since surgery. I don't know if it's just my body's chemistry changing, or if its from the chewing, but my teeth have always been sensitive, and they seem more so now. As a matter of fact, I have to have three areas of my mouth worked on in the coming months
  7. I hear ya! I have an appointment tomorrow with the GI to make sure all is well in the colorectal realm...
  8. How to eat with an ulcer?

    Yes! I met with my surgeon for my follow up. He told the not to worry about the ulcers because they were teeny tiny. Although, I'm still babying them...
  9. Small but Huge Moment.......

    Congrats! When that happened for me, I burst into tears and people thought there was something wrong with me!
  10. My surgeon informed me that I have two very small ulcers and prescribed me Protonix, which I have taken in the past. I haven't gotten a hold of the Nut since my scope on Thursday, and am weary about eating the wrong thing with these ulcers. Does anyone have advice on how to eat through the weekend?
  11. New Century Club Member!

    Congrats!!! Look how far you've come!!
  12. I had an endoscopy this morning to check my pouch (stomach), it turns out my hunch was right. I have two tiny ulcers and the bottom of the pouch connecting to my intestine was perfect according to text book, but the surgeon dilated me a little bit more to help the passage of food. Other than that, he was extremely satisfied with my progress, and said all was well!
  13. I hear you on the PCOS. It will get better! I, too, have no desire to eat, so I am consulting with all three of my docs (endo, OBGYN and surgeon) next month in one appointment so we can figure out the eating, since I barely make 60g of protein daily. Maybe this is a common trait of PCOS GB patients?! Who knows!
  14. My hair loss has slowed to normal loss now, but my texture is a bit frizzier than it used to be. Have you come across any techniques or miracle products to cure the frizzies?