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Res Ipsa

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About Res Ipsa

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Craftsbury, VT
  • Interests
    Cooking, walking, current events, history, wine, and travel.
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  • Surgeon
    Denise Gee, MD
  • Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
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  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
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  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Welcome @TiTiTummy!!
  2. People have a lot of misconceptions about gastric bypass - some people think that it is the easy way out and others think that it will not work. Neither is true. A gastric bypass will give your body a very powerful weight loss tool, but you will still need to take your post op diet seriously The gastric bypass makes it much easier to lose your weight and keep it off long term. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass. We are here to support and inform you on your weight loss surgery journey.
  3. My "go to" chewable multivitamins (once CVS stopped having their Spectravite chewable) are from Centrum. I currently take Centrum Fresh and Fruity chewable for adults 50+ twice a day.
  4. @Kimberly Brown I suggest that you spend a few hours reading posts on this website, and then let us know if you still have any questions. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass (except that I wish that I had the surgery earlier in my life). We are here to support and inform you on your weight loss surgery journey.
  5. Yes, a gastric bypass does produce a new way of life. A life of being thin, of being healthy, of being active, of not being seen as the "fat" person when you come into a room, of fitting easily into an airplane seat, of not worrying that you might break an old wooden chair when you sit in it, of not sweating, and most importantly of knowing that you probably will live decades longer (to be with your family, children etc). Oh, and you can buy (and enjoy) normal sized clothes too. When you look at a gastric bypass, I suggest that you not focus on the few weeks before and after surgery, but instead focus on the many many wonderful years (and decades) of life after surgery as a thinner and healthier person. We are here to support and inform you on your weight loss surgery journey.
  6. The secret of the post-op diet is to find foods that you like on the approved list. For me it was greek yogurt, nonfat sugar free chocolate pudding, sliced turkey breast, sharp cheddar cheese (from Vermont of course ), etc. One question - the vertical sleeve usually has a lower overall weight loss than a gastric bypass. At about 400 pounds, why not get a gastric bypass? I had a bypass and have never regretted it. Also, at 5' 10" you probably should have a goal weight under 200 pounds. We are here to support and inform you on your weight loss surgery journey.
  7. First of all, welcome @Sue Lewis to TTF! We are here for you on your weight loss surgery journey. Hunger pain after a gastric bypass surgery are not common, but do occur. I am sorry that you have them - I have the opposite problem in that I can skip meals if I don't remember to eat. Most importunely, the issues that you face in the first few months after surgery may not be long term issues. For example, 7 weeks after my gastric bypass I become lactose intolerant, a (miserable) condition that lasted only a few weeks. Hang in there. Stay on your post-op diet. We are here to support you.
  8. I agree. Also, get the food that you use to cheat out of your house. You should also think carefully about WHY you are having weight loss surgery - for me it was to be at a healthy weight so that I could live many years longer with my wonderful spouse and children. With this in mind, I realized that no food is worth losing this goal.
  9. We will all be sending you our very best thoughts and prayers as you go through surgery. Please let us know how it goes. I have never regretted having my weight loss surgery.
  10. Welcome to both of you! We are here to support and inform you. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass.
  11. Wow. Just wow. I am impressed!!
  12. I had a gastric bypass many years ago and have never had urgent diarrhea. I do not have any "off limit" foods, although I avoid eating large amounts of ice cream or deep fried foods as these foods can make me feel ill and "dump." I have never regretted having a gastric bypass.
  13. Welcome to TTF! I'm very sorry about the complications that you have faced. You should see a liver specialist doctor about your lab results. I had some unusual lab results after my gastric bypass, and went to see a liver specialist. She determined that that my test results were nothing to worry about. In the meantime, here is some information on the significance of your lab results. https://www.verywellhealth.com/liver-enzymes-1759916 We are here to support you.
  14. @LL2 - if you are in serious pain then you need to go see your surgeon. It is not normal to have pain so long after your surgery. We are here to support you.
  15. Hang in there. The first week or so can be tough, but it gets much better. We are here to support and inform you.
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