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scarlet-amelia

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About scarlet-amelia

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    St. Louis

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Norbert Richardson
  • Hospital
    St. Alexius
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-01
  • Start Weight
    252
  • Current Weight
    141
  • Goal Weight
    116
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    26.6
  • Surgery Date
    02/03/15
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Richardson

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  1. I didn't think of it that way. My surgeon actually prescribed them because of the risk of ulcers.... I wonder if protocol has changed?
  2. I'm 3+ years post op and have done really well, up until a couple of days ago. Something does not feel right. I feel fullness, and perhaps some burning in the area around my pouch (my surgeon told me that is located just behind the lowest section of my ribcage). Feels like heartburn, gas.. stomach ache, maybe muscle soreness. eating isn't terrible, but certainly not pleasant. I don't recall eating anything unusual.. nor do I recall anything "acute" happening. Also, some nausea, but no throwing up. I don't feel as if it an "emergency situation" requiring an ER visit. However, I do feel as
  3. Ok... this is all great info. I think I will give myself an hour to get the prep down.... Then just try to drink as much water as I can.
  4. Hi GAviv!! Thanks for the answer. Just as an aside... I hope that everything came out ok. I know that you have a long history of issues. I hope they got to the bottom of it.
  5. I've just turned 50, and so on thursday, I"m having my first colonoscopy. I told the doctor's office about my RNY, hoping that they would adjust the prep for me, but they did not. So, I am very worried about getting everything down. I'm supposed to use Suprep. Basically, 6 ounces of Supper, added to 10 ounces of water. I'm supposed to gulp it down, and then drink 32 oz of water within the hour following. So, I've been keeping track of how much I can drink, and drinking as much as I can, and I can only drink 8-10 ounces an hour. At that rate, it will take me 4 hours to drink all of the required
  6. if it continues... or gets worse.. I will really have no choice but to go get checked out....
  7. I don't think it's from eating too much. I've never eaten more than an ounce of dense protein at a time. I just can't get it down Can't do tuna, at all... Or fish of any kind. I made salmon last night... marinated it for hours... slightly undercooked it to keep it moist... (it tasted awesome!!) 2-3 bites, and my stomach started not feeling well.... 20 minutes later I vomited it up. It seems like it has to be something to do with the lining of the pouch not being able to tolerate the feeling of the protein on it.
  8. I'm officially 2 years out, and I still throw up... 3-4 times a week. usually after eating dense protein. I'm ok with hamburger... but that's about it. I've actually resorted to eating mostly eggs, protein pudding, yogurt... cottage cheese... whole wheat pasta... fruit, veggies.. cheese, protein bars. No matter how much I chew dense protein, I still throw up. I had some ham salad today (basically that is ground into mush) and I ate about 2 TBLS and threw it up. Usually when I throw up... I only throw up a very small amount.. certainly not the full meal. So I know that the majority is goi
  9. Can you swim, or do water aerobics? or even gentle yoga? (chair yoga)? I'm just thinking that the warm water may be good.. and slow stretching will keep the joints lubricated. this may not be possible for you to do. But, just a thought..
  10. So, as usual.. y'all are right!!! I went ahead and slowed down, and shortened my stride a bit, and voila! I made it through the workout and lived to tell! I have 4 runs behind me, and doing well!!
  11. In my opinion? no. at 700-800 calories, a woman your size will lose weight. You are just in a plateau. Some people sail through this whole process and never hit a plateau, losing 20 pounds a week the entire time. Others hit plateaus on regular basis. I started with a 6 week plateau. I seriously lost NOTHING for the first 6 weeks. who knows why. I know, first hand, how frustrating it can be. I cried and cried on a daily basis, thinking I went through this extreme measure to lose weight, and it didn't work for me. I literally sunk into a really bad depression. It was awful!! But, I eventually st
  12. Hi sweetie... I was one of those that could still barely eat at that stage. My guess was that I had much more swelling than the average person. So, the reverse may be possible with you.. perhaps you didn't have as much swelling as most do. Regardless, I don't think it is unusual for a healed pouch to hold a full cup. I think it depends on what you are eating. For example, tonight I had a chicken leg, and sauerkraut. I ate the chicken leg, and about a forkful of sauerkraut. I was definitely full. However, I can eat a 1 egg omelet stuffed with meat, veggies and cheese. (probably a cup or m
  13. Anyone use exercise bands to tone? I have a complete set. (door attachment. 5 or 6 bands of different strengths, grips, etc.. ) Has anyone used this for shaping up, and have you had any success? recommendations for good exercises? This is the set I have... https://www.amazon.com/Black-Mountain-Products-Resistance-Exercise/dp/7245456313/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484336881&sr=8-1&keywords=black+mountain+products+resistance+band+set
  14. btw.. cheesehead, I went to Kohl's yesterday, and they didn't have any swimsuits in yet...
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