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About mswanson502

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  • Birthday 01/28/1976

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  • Location
    Bossier City, LA
  • Interests
    Animal Rescue (mainly dogs)
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Barnes
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  1. Has anyone tried anything new that's any good? I haven't ordered from them in 2 years and have gotten off track. I got to where I was finally able to eat "normal food" so don't need to order from here anymore. Well, I've gained weight, so I'll admit I'm wrong. I'm scared to order things I haven't tried. I'm open to suggestions. I'm not big on frozen meals at all. Im still hung up on eating stuff like cottage cheese, that they obviously don't sell. However, I recently moved and had to start with a new bariatric doctor, and he got onto me big time, and I realized I kind of need to start over. I
  2. It's been almost 4 years since I had a gastric bypass. I had many strictures immediately after it, but I'm now having the same symptoms again. I'm vomiting, and it feels like my food is getting stuck. I do have Gastric ulcers, but it's never caused this. I'm being scoped Monday, but I wanted to ask if anyone has ever heard of this happening this long after the surgery. Thanks ahead of time.
  3. Ok, so maybe it's just an uncommon thing that happens. In the almost 2 yrs since my GB, I've had 23 scopes (last one 5 days ago) due to bleeding ulcers, strictures and gastritis). So if something was wrong in my throat I assume he would have seen it. I use Flinstone's vitamins for a multivitamin since I can't swallow adult ones. My other issue has been the calcium citrate. I've always gotten the chewable ones (because it's like eating candy but made for barbaric patients, but wanted a break). So, I ordered the petite pills. They're about 1.25 times the size of a Flinstone's vitamin, and
  4. It's almost 2 yrs post-op for me, and I still can't swallow a pill larger than 3/4 the size of a Flinstone's vitamin.
  5. I can't find any information on why we have trouble swallowing pills after a gastric bypass. Nothing was done to our throats, but it's apparently common for pills to get stuck in our throats. Anyone know why? I'm just curious.
  6. I definitely have dogs. I have 4. And one is very overweight so I need to start walking. It really comes down to me always feeling like crap. I was just diagnosed with MS, but now they're wondering if it's something worse. I physically can walk, just not very far because the meds they have me make me feel kinda drunk. I'm gonna do it though!!
  7. No, I haven't tried going back to the liquids. That's a great idea! I may just do that. I don't do well on SF candy though. It really upsets my stomach. I'll go back to soup and jello. I forgot to say that I still don't exercise. I had so many complications and always vomiting until about 3 months ago, so I wasn't really able to do much. I'm just now where I can do light workouts due to the tummy tuck problems.
  8. This may seem ridiculous, but I stayed so constipated, that I had bowel impactions MANY times! I won't go into how I got through that. I would be laying on the floor bleeding it was so bad. Ever since I got this "Squatty Potty", I have had it so much easier. I also keep mineral oil nearby. If I get constipated, I swallow some mineral oil, go take a nap and wake up, use my squatty potty, and all is great again, and I don't have a ripped butt like I used to, lol! There's nothing more painful than a bowel impaction. I had my first child vaginally, with no drugs, and the bowel impaction was
  9. I'm sure someone has already said this, but you are just in a "stall". After you lose a lot of weight really fast, your body needs a break. Think of it like climbing a flight of stairs. You have to stop at a landing to rest every now and then. The stall can last 2-4 weeks. After that, you will likely lose again really fast. I did that back and forth the whole first year. So please don't get discouraged as long as you're doing the right thing. Stalls are good. If we didn't have stalls, we'd lose calcium and other nutrients so fast that it could kill us.
  10. I haven't been on here in a while, and I apologize. Life has intervened. I foster special needs dogs, and adopted one that requires a lot of care, but she is an angel and SO happy! Anyway, I'm about 22 months post-op. About two months ago, I started getting very strong cravings for chocolate. I started eating it, and now I can't stop. I have gained 10-14 lbs in two months or so. Now, I also have stopped vomiting all the time, so that could be some of it, but eating peanut M&Ms all the time is most of it. I've tried again and again, and I can't stop eating them. I don't get dumping
  11. Ok everyone! I can finally eat some normal stuff now. It's almost been two years, and I can just now eat a tiny bit of lettuce. I still cannot eat more than one bite of chicken. I can't do pasta or rice or bread either. Have any of you found anything on Bariatric Choice that I may can eat that's actually good? I'm not big on meat other than the chili and sloppy joe's.
  12. These are pics of me post surgery.
  13. Thank you! I've got newer pics, but it's not letting me load them.
  14. An I the first one to notice that? lol
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