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
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Res Ipsa

    Why so few post

    Here is the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery's posting on the primary advantages and disadvantages of the various types of weight loss surgery: I totally agree that anyone considering weight loss surgery should research all of the types of surgery, and then make an informed decision in consultation with their physician. I have never regretted my decision to have a gastric bypass.
  2. Res Ipsa

    Day one

    Welcome to the losers bench! The gas should go away in a couple more days. Be sure to walk as much as you can, and also to drink lots of liquids. Although the first week or so after surgery can be s but rough, a lifetime of being more healthy, thin and active awaits you! We are here to support you.
  3. My "go to" easy dinner is to heat up a frozen raw chicken breast cordon blue - about 33 minutes in a 375 degree oven. I particularly like the ones from Barber Foods (which are sold in almost every supermarket in New England), although the other brands are tasty as well. A chicken cordon blue is just 260 calories, has 23 grams of protein, and really fills me up.
  4. Res Ipsa

    Rice after a bypass

    You should not have rice until you reach your goal weight, as it gives you carbs with little or no protein. On the other hand, I am at my goal weight and have and enjoy rice (in moderation) several days a week.
  5. Res Ipsa

    Any ideas

    In contrast, I have no problem with cold, warm or hot drinks. It is amazing how each of our weight loss surgery journeys is different.
  6. Res Ipsa

    Knee surgery

    I’m very happy to hear that you have a knee surgery date! Hopefully by this fall you will have both knee surgeries done and will be a lot more mobile. We are here to support you.
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    Relax. it's going to be fine. Just do your best to drink liquids and consume protein. It should get a lot easier for you as the weeks go by.
  8. Res Ipsa

    Montecarlono1 Journey VSG 10-2018

    @Montecarlono1 - how are you doing now that you are several months post surgery? We are here to support you.
  9. Res Ipsa

    A couple of days ago

    Although I am sorry that you need knee replacement surgery, I hope that this surgery will give you the normal mobility and lifestyle that you so richly deserve. Some people even run marathons after knee replacements. You are in my prayers and best thoughts.
  10. Res Ipsa

    Heading to Haiti

    Thank you so very much for helping the people of Haiti. And thank you also for sharing your insight into how weight loss surgery can inspire one to work for positive change.
  11. Res Ipsa

    Surely I am not meant to be able to eat this much yet!?

    I try to avoid eating my meals very slowly. A typical meal for me takes about 15-20 minutes. This has not changed since my surgery.
  12. Res Ipsa

    I'm going to change things up - Wish me luck!

    I wish you the very best of luck with your new diet plan. Hopefully it will allow you to drop medications and/or feel better. Be sure to let us know how it works for you.
  13. Res Ipsa

    Surely I am not meant to be able to eat this much yet!?

    Within a couple of weeks of my gastric bypass, I could eat 3/4 or 1 cup of food at a meal. I was totally fine with this, but was (and still am) careful to keep my diet based on lean protein and some vegetables. I was able to lose all of my excess weight in about 10 months, and have kept my excess weight off since then. So, as long as you base your diet on lean protein and keep your calories low, I would not worry about being able to eat more than some other people do here at TTF.
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    Huge Doubts

    I totally agree with @athenarose, as well as with @Cheesehead, and @cinwa My gastric bypass made it possible, even relatively easy, for me to lose all my extra weight and keep it all off thereafter. I have never regretted having gastric bypass surgery.
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    A couple of days ago

    Yes, I meant chasing not changing. Sorry.