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Res Ipsa

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About Res Ipsa

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Craftsbury, VT
  • Interests
    Cooking, walking, current events, history, wine, and travel.
  • Age
    59

Information

  • Surgeon
    Denise Gee, MD
  • Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-11
  • Start Weight
    304
  • Current Weight
    185
  • Goal Weight
    185
  • Surgery Date
    11/12/2013
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Relax. It is going to be fine. Stick with your post op diet and be sure to eat lots of lean protein, drink lots of no calorie liquids, and take your vitamins. If you do this, and carefully track your food, you will lose weight. Weight loss stalls are very common, but they do end and when they end the weight loss tends to be quite rapid. By the way, exercise is great for your body, but has a minor or no effect on weight loss. So please keep on exercising, but be sure that the exercise is not causing you to eat unhealthy foods after your workouts. Oh, and avoid the butter cookies.
  2. Relax - it is going to be fine. A weight loss stall in the first month after surgery is very common. Just stick to your post-op diet plan, drink lots of liquids, and take your vitamins - your weight loss will increase in a few days. This guide from one of the best hospitals in Boston may be helpful to you in planning your post-op diet: https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/~/media/Brochures/TuftsMC/Patient Care Services/Departments and Services/Weight and Wellness Center/GBP Diet Manual12611.ashx We are here to support you. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass.
  3. Welcome from another New Englander! We are here to support you. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass.
  4. I am quite fond of the Premier Protein premixed protein shakes as they are tasty, high in protein and convenient to use. My particular favorite flavor is chocolate. You can find PP shakes online at Amazon, as well as at Walmart, Costco, and most large drug stores.
  5. Relax. It is going to be fine, The post-surgery period can be rough, but it gets better. I am many years post gastric bypass surgery and can eat almost anything in moderation. We are here to support you.
  6. Res Ipsa

    Hello!

    Welcome back @Nana Trish! We missed you. And thank you for the lovely dog photos. And thank you @TammyP for your photos and update!
  7. We all wish you the best during your weight loss surgery journey. The path is neither fast nor easy, but it also is not hard. You can do it. Life at goal weight is wonderful. We are here to support you.
  8. I had my gastric bypass a few years ago, and it was the smartest decision of my life (besides marrying my wonderful spouse ). Life as a thin, healthy and active person who should live decades longer due to the weight loss is wonderful. No regrets and no problems.
  9. Relax. We are here to support you and you can do this. You still have a weight loss tool built into your body. Remember how great it was to be thinner and focus on following your post op diet. Get the unhealthy food out of your house now. It will take a few months, but you can do it. The wold of COVID is not pleasant, but you know that carbs do not make it any better. Be kind to yourself on this. It is not where you have been that matters, but where you are going.
  10. For anyone interested in how a vegan can handle the diet requirements of weight loss surgery, here is a posting from a few years ago.
  11. Welcome back @msmarymac - we have missed your kind and thoughtful posts! I wish you a very Happy New Year. I am glad to hear that you probably have had your first COVID vaccine shot by now. The end of the COVID pandemic is approaching, although I suspect that we have at least six months to go before life will begin to return to something that approaches "normal." Weight regain is (sadly) a normal aspect of the weight loss surgery journey for most of us. From reading many posts on this topic here at TTF, it appears that the secret to dealing with it is to go step by step. First ac
  12. Welcome! I suggest that you spend some time reading postings throughout this website, and then post any questions that you have. You also should look into the RNY gastric bypass as an alternative to the gastric sleeve - each of these weight loss surgeries has its advantages and disadvantages. There are lots of postings on this topic - here is one fairly recent one: I have never regretted having my gastric bypass, as it allowed me to become thin, healthy and much more active. We are here to support you!
  13. Merry Christmas to everyone here at TTF (except that I wish Happy Christmas to those of you in the UK)! Right now there is lots of snow on the ground up here in northern Vermont - so we should have a white Christmas. Let us all hope that 2021 brings relief from the pandemic, peace, and a return to normal life.
  14. Welcome Fred! Like you, I am a guy. I have never regretted having weight loss surgery. I suggest that you spend some time reading postings throughout this website, and then post any questions that you have. You also should look into the RNY gastric bypass as an alternative to the gastric sleeve - each of these weight loss surgeries has its advantages and disadvantages. There are lots of postings on this topic - here is one fairly recent one: We are here to support you!
  15. I agree with @cinwa on this. By the way, most drug stores sell Tylenol or its generic equivalent in liquid form, which is much easier to take than crushing pills. We are here to support you.
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