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About shirleylucas

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  • Birthday June 3

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    Dr. Stegemann
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    Bay Area
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  1. Hello. I am 3 years out from my Gastric Bypass surgery. If you are thinking of having this procedure done or have already had it and have questions, please feel free to ask me. If I don't have an answer for you I will get you one. I wish you all the success you in your journey. shirleylucas
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    Looking for Bypass Buddy

    Hello Sally; I am 3 years out. I would be more than happy to answer any questions I can for you. I had Gastric Bypass. Have you had your surgery or are you still thinking about it? shirleylucas
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    4 Days to Go!

    Congratulations SallyL. I wanted to jump in here to hopefully help you out a little bit. I don't know you, but I am so proud of you that you stayed strong and true to yourself to have this done. I am 3 years out. One thing I cannot stress enough to you and others is, "listen to your doctor". What he/she tells you to do or not do could save you from any consequences that may have been prevented. I am only telling you this for your good health, not to scold you. It is going to be a lot of trial and error from this point forward, but you'll figure it out. Right now, your brain thinks you still have your full stomach capacity. It will learn through messages your body sends it that there has been a big change. Baby steps. One more thing if you are in doubt about any and I mean any type of medications or foods, call your surgeon. He/she should be there to guide you or maybe they have an in-house nutritionist. Ask as many questions as you can think of. I see my surgeon every 6 months and every once in awhile between office visits, I will call his office if I want to take something weather it is for a cold or whatever the case may be. I don't know you, but I am so proud of you that you've taken this giant step. Rock on.
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    4 yrs out and back where i started all my own fault

    I am only one year out, but can you go back to your surgeon and see if they can help you with this? You were strong to have had this done, you will be strong again for you and the baby. I wish you the best.
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    weight gain

    Hello. I am one year post op this month, and I wanted to see how some of the folks were doing that were out more than a year. I read what you said. I think going back to the 5 day pre-op and detox would be a great benefit to you. You may have only gained a few pounds, but you don't want that to be a pattern here. You have accomplished so much during your journey, this is a little bump in the road that I'm betting you'll over-come. I wish you the best; keep strong, and keep drinking water to help with the fullness.
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    How much fluids?

    Everyone is told something that may be the same as another person, or totally different. This is what my doc has told me: 64 oz of water a day, NO straws. I am constantly sipping on some sort of liquid all day long. Weather it is water, coffee, or unsweetened tea, or "no sugar" flavoring for my water. Sip, sip, sip and good luck.
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    Vitamin HELP Needed

    I want to thank everyone for all of their input. I have copied the information so that when I run out of the vits. I already have I will be ready to go with my new list. Hope everyone is doing well, and losing.
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    Vitamin HELP Needed

    Thank u Nancy. Thats pretty much what I started doing today. I have my baggie of pills, and take one here and there. Thats the only way this is going to work for me. I wish you all the best on your journey.
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    Vitamin HELP Needed

    I dont take them because having to gulp water with themed when I do is very uncomfortable. Not much of an excuse but that is the reason. Bugdoc, thank you so much for your schedule and your suggestions on what flavors and textures you get. I will make my list and start my order. I just have to do something.
  10. I have not used a straw since my surgery of Feb 4, 2013. That's a big no, no for me. Shirley
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    Finally a date - February 11th!

    Hello there. I was skimming through the topics and seen your "Finally a date" title and had to zip over her and wish you all the best I can. I pray for a quick recovery for you, and of course not too much pain. Hey what do they say? "No pain, no lose?" LOL Just kidding. You go girl. Take care and can't wait to see your updates. Shirley
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    Vitamin HELP Needed

    I know how important it is to take our vitamins, but I don't . I haven't taken them for the past 2 months. Yes, I will go take them after I get this posted. Question for everyone, please I need your help..... I never knew how difficult it was going to be for me to take a pill after the surgery. Feb. 4th I will be post-op 1 year. I am still feeling ok, but not tip-top. Are their liquids for any of the vitamins that we are suppose to be taking? Here are the one's I need to be taking: Multi-Vitamin, Calcium, B+, and Iron. All the help everyone can give me on this will be appreciated beyond belief. Thank you, thank you, everyone for any responses I get and bless you all. Shirley
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    Thank you Kimi33
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    How do you create those cute scales that show how much you have lost, the trackers?
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    Surgery Date, February 4, 2013

    This is the morning my life was going to change forever, after 10 years of research. I finally found the doctor for me, Dr. Stegemann. He changed my life like I never thoght possible. I remember sitting in the quiet lobby waiting to hear my name called when they would take me back and have me change into my gown. My name echoed as the nurse called me. This was it. I was taken back, given a gown and got.ready. Once I was settled, they brought my husband, Carl back to be with me. The clock was ticking. Finally, 1 and half hours later more like 2 hours the anesthesiologist came and talked with me. More time passed...the nurse came and said it was time. I fell asleep, and in no time I was awake and being taken to my room. Wow, it was that fast. Only two hours in surgery. I had a hihatal hernir repair, and a new tummy. I was so sleepy, and no pain at all.