Res Ipsa

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About Res Ipsa

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  • 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)
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Res Ipsa


    Ask and you shall receive... The breeder sent us this photo of him yesterday. He is about six weeks old.
  2. I totally agree with this. We will always be here to support you.
  3. As usual, I totally agree with @Nana Trish and @Jen581791. We are all so happy that you have returned to posting at TTF.
  4. Congratulations!! Your weight loss surgery journey has not been an easy one, but your kind spirit, perseverance, and success are inspirational to us all. It was my honor to meet you (and “Papa Trish”) in Boston last summer.
  5. Res Ipsa

    I'm back

    Welcome back! This is wonderful news. We are here to support you. I have never regretted having weight loss surgery.
  6. Res Ipsa


    What a cute puppy! I love puppies. Indeed, I am adopting a golden retriever puppy on June 1!
  7. My love and tolerance for spicy food has not changed at all since my surgery. Ghost pepper salsa anyone??
  8. Wow!! I am impressed!! I know that I frequently preach here at TTF on the many benefits of leading an “active lifestyle” after weight loss surgery, but this is far more active than anything I would try.
  9. Welcome back - we missed you and your wisdom (we also missed the photos of your wonderful daughter). There is no shame in taking some time off from TTF to attend to personal matters - just be sure to return! Have a wonderful Mother's Day (even though it is raining here in Boston).
  10. The scientific research that I gave seen, and posted here in the past, indicates that the calorie malabsorption with gastric bypass does not go away. So you still have a very powerful weight loss tool built into your body. 30+ pounds of weight loss regain to lose is not ideal, but you absolutely can do it. I suggest that you start with the five day pouch test and then return to the strict post op diet that you followed after your surgery. Be patient and take complying with your diet seriously. Here is information on the five day pouch test: Here is a good description of a post op diet: You can do it if you accept that failure is not an option. We are here to support you.
  11. Yeah!! Great job in losing your excess weight and keeping it off!! In terms of whether you should lose another ten pounds, the real question is: what is the right weight for you? If you think that you should lose another ten pounds, then do it and see how you look and feel at that lower weight. The main point of weight loss surgery is to make it possible to reach your healthy goal weight and then maintain it for the rest of your life. We remain here to support you.
  12. Your success in the face of so many challenges is an inspiration to us all.
  13. First of all, congratulation on losing a lot of weight! Losing more weight now simply means a return to basics: eat a diet high in lean protein and low in carbs and calories, drink lots and lots of liquids, take your vitamins, log every single bit of food (and drinks with calories) that you eat/drink, lead a physically active lifestyle, and avoid alcohol. If you stick with the basics, you should be able to break your stall and lose the extra weight. We are here to support you.
  14. Please share more photos of her. Your weight loss success and your wonderful child are an inspiration to us all.