Res Ipsa

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About Res Ipsa

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Boston, MA & Craftsbury, VT
  • Interests
    Cooking, walking, current events, history, wine, and travel.
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  • Surgeon
    Denise Gee, MD
  • Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Res Ipsa

    Hi Everyone...Any advice?

    I totally agree, as usual, with @msmarymacand @cinwa
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    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    Wow. Just wow. You've done a great job losing weight. Your success is an inspiration to us all.
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    Hi Everyone...Any advice?

    Yes. Just yes. I had a gastric bypass and (now that I am at maintenance) I have a glass of wine (or two ) almost every night and have a big slice of pizza about once a week. BUT, during the weight loss period in the ten months or so after a gastric bypass one has to follow a healthy low protein diet without alcohol (or pizza). It is fine though as the surgery forces one to have a more healthy diet. I have never regretted having a gastric bypass. Life at my goal weight is great, and I can eat almost any food in moderation as part of a healthy diet. We are here to support you.
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    Confession time...

    This is exactly how I feel. I know of at least one person who had WLS as a result of asking me how I lost my weight, and it makes me feel good to know that I helped him.
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    Quotes To Live By!

    Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit. J.K. Rowling, writer
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    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    I'm so very sorry for your recent medical problems @Nana Trish. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You will get through this and we are here to support you! By the way, how is your spouses' cookie business going? Do you get to sample his products?
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    Great job! Keep on doing what you are doing! Life at goal weight is marvelous.
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    There's nothing wrong with you

    @Kio - very well written and I totally agree with what you wrote about diets, weight loss, and weight loss surgery. Hopefully your words were able to help that person, as well as other people who read that post.
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    Snack attack!

    If by "doled out" you mean dumped by me into a bowl, the answer is yes.
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    Snack attack!

    Yes, I love my goldfish crackers (especially the cheddar ones) and have a small bowl (or two) of them almost every day. I am at my maintenance/goal weight and they fit for me into a balanced healthy diet based primarily on lean protein. As they are baked and have some cheese in them, they actually are not that bad for you (plus they go very well before dinner with a glass of fermented grape juice).
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    Month 9 - and a huge surprise

    Congratulations!!!! My wife and I had trouble conceiving and spent many years going through fertility treatments, but eventually my wife did get pregnant twice and our two (now adult) sons are the main reason that I had my gastric bypass - so that I could live longer and see them grow old with me! A child is a wonderful addition to your life. I say "bah humbug" (or something worse) to anyone who questions getting pregnant 9 months after weight loss surgery - you certainly are much healthier now than you were nine months ago, all of your surgical wounds have long since healed, and you almost certainly are eating a more healthy diet now than you were year ago. Be very sure to keep up on your daily vitamins. I suggest that you spend some time checking out the postings in TTF's "Pregnancy" board. Once again, congratulations.
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    Pre-op Update

    Welcome! We are here to support and inform you on your weight loss surgery journey. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass, as it allowed me in less than a year to become thin, healthy, active and feeling so much more alive. My only regret is that I did not have the surgery sooner.
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    Every day I drink several bottles of non-carbonated drinks that are artificially flavored (Vitamin Water Zero and Bai drinks) and have not found that these drinks make me hungry.
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    Wish me luck

    I am very happy to hear that you are on your way home from the hospital and that the surgery seems to have gone well. Hopefully things will go much smoother for you from now on. We remain here to support you.
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    Changed pictures up

    Wow, just wow. Your weight loss is both amazing and inspirational.