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About Jaymejukk

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  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. We lost my dad almost 2 years ago, he was 62. He was diagnosed with lung cancer about 3 years before he passed, literally less than a year away from retirement. So when he finally did get to retire he spent that time going to chemo appts and knowing he had incurable cancer. Then about a year and a half before he passed he suffered a massive stroke which left him without the use of his left side. Everyday all I could think was how unfair this was. He worked hard his entire life, he deserved and should have been able to enjoy his retirement. I don't know what y
  2. I had the same problem, the nurse had me take milk of magnesia, one dose did the trick. After that I took miralax every night but didn't have to take it long, I go everyday now with no assistance, Lol!
  3. I was in your shoes and I did cancel, about 5 days before surgery. I just wasn't ready. 4 months later I was kicking myself and I rescheduled and from then on I had no nerves, I knew it was what I needed to do. I am now 2.months out from surgery and am down 48 pounds. I'm so happy I did it and wish I would have done it sooner, but I guess it just wasn't the right time for me. It's not an easy journey, the first few weeks after surgery are tough but they are also worth it. Your the only one who can make the decision, you need to do what is right for you and don't let anyone try to persuad
  4. Maybe try again in a month or two? I'm 9 weeks out from surgery and have no problems with meat and have been eating it for several weeks. I agree, it must be moist and chewed well and I can't eat a big amount (but that's the point) but it's doesn't bother me otherwise... I feel pretty lucky, I was very nervous after reading how many people struggle with a lot of foods. My only advice as a newbie is to take it slow with new foods. Best of luck to you
  5. My husband didn't stay either and I was didn't really even think about having him stay. I was very out of it too, especially the first night, I just wanted to be left alone. Seemed like every time I got to sleep it was time to get up and walk...
  6. Thanks for everyone's input, my feeling is I will take all the help I can get, if the ring helps even a little, then I'm good with that
  7. He actually showed it to me, looked like a key ring, Lol. So far everything is fine with my RNY, no problems at all. I really am not concerned with it just wondering if anyone has had to have it removed or not. My surgeon is the best in our area and I'm extremely happy with everything
  8. I'm 37 and had RNY 8 weeks ago. I have no regrets so far and am very happy with my decision. I've lost 45 pounds so far, right now I'm in one of the weight loss stalls but they don't bother me, I know I'll get through it and the weight will continue to come off. Best of luck with your upcoming surgery! Fyi, I went with bypass over sleeve because my insurance won't cover the sleeve yet.
  9. I went I believe 9 days but I definitely "felt" constipated, it was there, just would not come out, Lol. I called my surgeons office, they said milk of magnesia, if nothing after 6 hours, then one more dose. Well, I took one dose at 4:00 pm, no luck that evening but decided not to do a second dose until morning. Glad I waited because by morning I had no problem going! That stuff is no joke! I then took miralax for a few days but now I'm pretty regular with no assistance
  10. Just out of curiosity, do a lot of surgeons do this? My surgeon placed a ring around my pouch, he said it helps to keep it from stretching later on down the line. i asked if he ever has to remove it for any reason, he said he has but very rarely. Just wondering how people have done with it...
  11. Great question! I am 8 weeks out and have found that I tolerate everything so far, except milk, I am lactose intolerant now. I was very nervous reading about how many are not able to tolerate eggs or chicken or other good protein foods. I can eat eggs scrambled, fried, hard boiled, I can eat chicken, beef, fish, beans, I've tried a few nuts, jerky. I've never thrown anything up (knock on wood) and have only gotten nauseous from water (gulping instead of drinking). Because of this it makes it easy to be curious to try things I shouldn't but I just try stick to my protein foods and what is
  12. Are you eating chicken plain? I'm almost 3 weeks out and tried tuna for the first time tonight. I mixed it with light mayo and it went well. I haven't tried chicken yet though. I'm in the same boat, I'm having a very hard time with the shakes and I think I'm lactose intolerant, so that doesn't help. I have canned chicken I'll try this week. I'm really hoping to tolerate meat so I can get my protein that way soon.
  13. I actually cancelled my surgery a week before. Changed my mind 5 months later and now here I am 2 weeks after surgery. I'm kicking myself because I could be 9 months out by now, Lol. I was very calm this time, all the way to the operating room. I too was worried about my girls but I know I cheated them out of enough up until now, I wasn't the fun mom who went to water parks or the beach. I was the mom watching from the sidelines. I was determined to be healthier and be here for them for a long time. Best of luck to you, you'll do great and before you know it, you'll be losing all kinds
  14. I'm almost 2.5 weeks out and I am experiencing the same. Lost 30 pounds, tops of baggier, pants are maybe a smidge more roomy but not near as much as the tops. We are making progress and that's whats important. I never in my life imagined I'd be here, trying to force myself to eat, a month ago I was forcing myself to stop eating!!!
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