Res Ipsa

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About Res Ipsa

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    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. Great job with your weight loss.
  2. @Nana Trish It is really wonderful to hear that you are doing better! An occasional English muffin, bagel or muffin is totally fine for those of us (like you and me) at maintenance. You can even slather it with some butter or cream cheese. Indeed, almost any food is fine for occasional consumption in the maintenance diet, as a part of an overall healthy and balance diet, as long as that food does not make you dump.
  3. Your current 20.3 BMI is still in the normal range, so there is no reason to panic. Just do your best all day long to get protein, calories and liquids into your body. Your stomach should return to normal soon, and then you can increase your calorie intake if you want to gain a few pounds back. We are here to support you.
  4. I agree. Can you share with us your post-surgery life lessons? We all need to hear the wisdom that comes from long term success.
  5. Wow. Just wow. You are an inspiration to us all.
  6. Res Ipsa

    still here!

    I know three people who have had their gall bladder removed, and they have each told me that after the first month they have no side effects from living without a gall bladder.
  7. Res Ipsa

    still here!

    We missed you. I hope that your health gets a lot better soon.
  8. Great job!! Your success is an inspiration to us all!!
  9. I simply regard weight regain as not being an acceptable option. I did not have intestinal surgery except to lose my excess weight and keep it off long term. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. TTF is my support to keep myself from any regain.
  10. I have had no personal, relationship or emotional issues since my surgery. This article does not reflect in any way my life since my gastric bypass.
  11. Thank you for posting the report on this study. I am a strong believer that a high protein/low carb/low calorie diet is an absolute necessity (along with lots of liquids and an active lifestyle) for weight loss in the months after weight loss surgery, but that a balanced and healthy diet is most appropriate for the many years (indeed, the lifetime) of a maintenance diet that one has after reaching goal weight. In such a maintenance diet, one has carbs, protein and fats in healthy amounts. For example, my breakfast today was a Premie Protein shake followed by half a toasted bagel with a butter spread on top. Yumm.
  12. My best wishes and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. We remain here to support you.
  13. Someone I know approached me on whether GERD is a comorbidity for insurance purposes. This person has a BMI of a bit over 35 and their primary medical health problem is a long-standing case of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Has anyone seen GERD accepted by a health insurer as a comorbidity to approve gastric bypass surgery?
  14. Welcome to the losers bench. We remain here to support you. John Major