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    Dr. Andrew Hargroder
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    St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Gonzales, LA
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  1. You are not alone. I had my gastric bypass on Nov. 20, 2012. Initially after I began eating "real" foods, I was doing okay, but about 3 weeks ago that all changed! I have trouble keeping anything down. The only protein drink I tolerate well is Syntax Nectar-Fuzzy Navel flavor and the Bariwise hot chocolate. I'm afraid that I will get to where I can't tolerate them. I was never able to eat yogurt even before my surgery, so I certainly know better than try it now. I have very low metabolism and kept hitting plateaus. FINALLY, as of this morning I have lost down to 203.8 pounds from 242 pounds. I certainly hope there are others who had this problem and can tell us that it will definitely improve. I have an aversion to food now.....can barely stand to see it on my plate much less try to eat it. It doesn't take long for it to come back up. Anyway, if there is anyone else out there with any hints or tips, I can sure use them, too. Just wanted you to know that you are definitely not alone. Good luck.
  2. I hope all goes well with your surgery and your recovery will be as painfree as possible. Be very careful when you are beginning to feel better from surgery to not reach up high to hug anyone tall or push something out of the way. You can pull your stomach muscle that was cut on your left side, and it will set you back to square 1 in the pain department. This happened to me. Welcome to Thinner Times.
  3. Sorry. It was a repeat of what I just posted.
  4. Well, 150by40, I have also been disappointed and beating myself up as well, especially after looking at people's posts who have lost 30 pounds in 1 month, etc. I had my gastric bypass Nov. 20, 2012, and as of today I have still only lost 25 pounds. I have followed the rules and done what I am suppose to do. I can't understand hitting a plateau this early in the game. I know that I always fought with my low metablolism but after having this surgery I was expecting to do much better. So, you are not alone! Any suggestions?
  5. If there is anyone from Vernon Parish in Louisiana, I would love to connect or hear from you. It would be nice to have someone from my area to chat with about our surgery and post-op experiences, etc., and maybe even meet. I am interested in the possibility of forming a support group in this area. Also, i have some leftover Bariatric Choice protein drinks, etc. that I would like to sell. These are not the smoothie kind. I like this type much better than the protein smoothie drinks/shakes.
  6. I know exactly what you are talking about. I also had a lot of pain after my gastric bypass. It took me 2 weeks before I was able to move around without much pain. Then the following week, about 3 weeks after surgery, I pulled my stomach muscle on my left side where the surgeon had gone in and cut it. That set me back to almost square 1 with tremendous pain and worry. I was afraid that I had done some internal damage other than a pulled muscle. So any newbies, for about a month after surgery, let people hug you, DO NOT reach up to hug a tall person and do not push heavy coffee tables even if they are on gliders.
  7. Hi, I thought I would "weigh in" on the discussion. My surgery date was Nov. 20th and got out of hospital on Thanksgiving day. I have lost only 25 pounds so far. About the 3rd week after surgery, I pulled the stomach muscle or some muscle on my left side and could not exercise. It seemed as if I hit a plateau. Has anyone else hit a plateau this soon after surgery? I am doing what the doctor told me to do. It is very difficult for me to get all my fluids in, but I have been able to do it the last week or so. As far as protein goes, I am drinking 2 different protein drinks a day in order to get 60 grams of protein in by the end of the day. Will we ever be able to stop drinking special protein drinks??? I didn't realize I would be having to do this for so long after surgery. Also, I also have had a problem with feeling nauseous even thinking about eating my foods containing protein.....not talking about the protein drinks. Anyone else having this problem? By the way, Happy New Year!