hthe620110

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About hthe620110

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 04/06/1976

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Englewood, Ohio
  • Age
    42

Information

  • Hospital
    Sycamore
  • Height (ft-in)
    6-06
  • Start Weight
    463
  • Current Weight
    403
  • Goal Weight
    227
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    44.3
  • Surgery Date
    10/31/2018
  • Surgery Type
    Revision
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Schumaker

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  1. hthe620110

    Three month check-up

    Hello All, I had my three-month appointment today, they said I am doing well and I am in the upper tier of weight loss, which surprised me. I was worried that I had not lost enough weight, there was a time for about two weeks or so that I did not lose a pound, I stayed at 410, it was frustrating, but I barreled through it. I am still vomiting up certain foods, the Doctor said that was normal as I am still healing but I am getting close to being over that. Blood work came back normal with everything the only issue I have is my Iron is a little low and my body is not absorbing iron the way it supposed to, they told me to go on 325 mg of Iron and to take 500 mg of Vitamin C, which is a vitamin that helps the body absorb Iron. The only real issue I have had is my glucose levels have been low, there have been times that it will be in the lower 50s, the lowest was last week when it hit 31, I was shaking like a leaf on a tree, but I made it through. Thank you all for all the support, I really appreciate it. I know I am not on here as much as I should, I will try a little harder in the future to give my support to those in need. Thank You.
  2. hthe620110

    Weight Loss

    Hello All, My weight loss slowed down for a couple weeks, I even gained about eight pounds, I don't know how that happened. Now, I am back on losing, even more, I have lost about twelve pounds in the last ten days or so. I feel much better, I have energy again, I am ready to continue to kick this weight off of me. My only issue now is trying to find foods that actually sit well with my stomach as the Doctor put me on regular foods on December 1. I have tried chicken, turkey, pork and other foods but they don't sit well with my stomach, the Doctor said that this is normal and the taste for those types of foods will come back but it will most likely take a year for that to happen. Thanks for all the support, I appreciate it.
  3. hthe620110

    Thanksgiving

    Hello All, Happy Thanksgiving! Has anyone else noticed that nothing taste good anymore, all of my favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving taste awful? I don't know if it is just me or if it is everyone. Thanks
  4. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, Protein is getting better, I found out that I can eat and keep down Wendy's Chili, which helps out on the protein. There are good and bad days with the fluid intake, I should drink more, but it is hard when you aren't thirsty.
  5. hthe620110

    Weight Loss

    Hello, Thank you all for the encouragement, it has been a difficult couple of weeks. I am thankful that this will end eventually. Thanks.
  6. hthe620110

    Weight Loss

    Hello All, Since my surgery on October 31, 2018 I have lost a total of 34lbs. Don't get me wrong as I am happy with the weight loss I just feel weak. The only thing I want to do is to sleep and stay in bed, I seriously hope that this ends soon as I get further along. Has anyone had any issues like this? Thanks
  7. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, It is weird how my Doctor starts you in soft foods after one week, I really don't think I am ready for something like that yet. I have been having issues with not getting enough protein and water, I am only doing about 50oz of water a day, I try to get more but I am never thirsty. I had another issue today, I was able to eat five red grapes, after about an hour I to a drink of some water, let me tell you the pain after drinking water was very bad, it was sharp, the only way that I could relieve the pain was to vomit, which was mostly foam. Vitamin-wise, I haven't had any issues, the vitamins go down great and they taste good, which is something I was worried about after surgery. I checked my weight today and I have lost 29lbs in the last 10 days, I feel a little weak, that might be because I am losing weight really quick and plus I am not getting enough protein. Thanks for all the support.
  8. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, Things are progressing well, but I have had some setbacks with some foods I have tried. Hopefully, as my stomach heals some more I will be able to hold down some meat. I am having a hard time drinking as in I am never thirsty, which I know I need to drink my 64oz so I don't dehydrate, it will get better. GERD is a lot better, I haven't had an episode since the surgery and it is AWESOME. My major issue right now is that I am always freezing, no matter how many blankets, how high the heat is on, I am always cold. I remember it being like this when I had my sleeve, but not to this extent. Thanks
  9. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, I tried some meats today and it didn't sit well with my stomach as I vomited it up within 10 minutes of eating. I think I will go back to the liquid diet again as it might have been to soon for me. I will eventually need to find a meat that sits well with my stomach, I didn't like vomiting at all, but I know it is all a part of the process. Thanks
  10. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello All, I went into the Doctor and did my one-week check-up to take out my JP Drain and staples out, everything is going great, I have lost 18lbs since last Wednesday. They put me on a Soft-Diet, I came home and made some scrambled eggs with some olive oil, I vomited that up, hopefully, that doesn't continue. I need to try some other foods but I might hold back on doing that for another week as it might be best to heal a little bit more. Thanks for all the encouragement, I really appreciate it. Thanks
  11. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, I am doing a little better, still sore though, but that is to be expected. Had an issue with sleep last night, couldn't get the right spot and I surely paid for that as I feel like a truck hit me. Thanks
  12. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, Yes, the left side is definitely worse than any other area. Today, on the left side my Sani strips that were holding my cut together came off after my shower, thank God I have a Sister-in-law that is a Nurse Practitioner, she came over and fixed me right up. There was a three-inch slit just laying open, but the good thing was that it wasn't draining or anything. Those pictures are awesome, I can't wait to be where you are, you should be proud of that accomplishment because it isn't an easy thing to do. Thanks
  13. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, Thanks, Hopefully, it won't be much longer.
  14. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, I had the same issue with GERD, it was so bad I could hardly keep food down. Yes, the left side is really bad, they gave me meds for that but it will only work for so long. Thanks, I plan on staying in touch, I appreciate that. Thanks
  15. hthe620110

    Post Op

    Hello, I haven't tried warm drinks, I will try them today. I have had plenty of gas and I am still bloated from the surgery, what I find interesting is that I have already had two BM which is weird because when I got my sleeve it was two weeks before I had my first. Another thing is urination, I don't go as much as I used to but I have read that it will take about a month before that becomes normal again. I see my surgeon on Tuesday, I will ask as many questions as possible. Thanks