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About LeeC

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday September 2

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    WA state
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    Horses, Harleys, Beading, Reading, Photography and Ceramics
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  • Surgeon
    Mathew Rawlins MD
  • Hospital
    Deaconess - Spokane WA
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  • Start Weight
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. You'll do fine. You'll need loose clothes to come home because of swelling. First suggestion, do NOT weigh until you go in for your follow up appointment (about 2 weeks post op) because due to the surgery there will be residual swelling. Personally, I would wait one week before taking vitamins and only take one at time at least one hour apart all day long. You also want to walk, a lot. While in the hospital whenever I woke up I went for a walk. When you get home - walk. Walking is one of the easiest way to improve circulation and help get ride of swelling as well as improving muscle tone and endurance.
  2. I feel good, my blood pressure and labs are great and I'm happy. I'm getting lots of walking in and eating anything I want but in small amounts.
  3. catching up on the forum. Hope you are doing better. Hugs n Luvs. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  4. Wow. That is interesting information.
  5. You look healthy and happy and that's what it's all about. Congratulations.
  6. You're looking great. Congratulations. Every day life gets better and easier.
  7. Nosebleeds no. But if I eat to fast or too much my nose runs and runs and runs. Everybody is a bit different but do call your Bariatric team and let them know. I've gotten very good at doing the crossword puzzle to space my eating. Even 3 1/2 years out I practice portion control because it is so not worth it to eat too much.
  8. It's ok to be scared, like the rest of us who have had Gastric Bypass were. But 6-12 months after surgery you'll say 'why did I wait so long'. Just follow the pre and post op instructions EXACTLY and all should go well. Welcome to TT.
  9. LeeC


    Eggs are only occasional for me. I just had elective surgery (tummy and thigh tuck) and to avoid constipation I upped my intake of olive oil and butter. Half a shot glass of olive oil with a little lemon juice in it really helps (twice a day), makes a great salad dressing too. My other option is a pat of butter on a triscuit or salteen twice a day.
  10. It's now June 25, hope you have seen more weight loss. I would suggest that you only weigh once a week because your weight will occasionally fluctuate and you will have weight stalls that last up to 3 weeks. Hang in there.
  11. If there is one thing I could tell people who have had weight loss surgery it would be - DON'T bother weighing until you go to your surgical follow up appointment (usually two weeks post op) because you have had major surgery and your body will retain fluid to help the healing process. You are now more than 2 weeks post op and I hope you have seen weight loss.
  12. Protein and fluids (or protein packed fluids). If your surgical group gave you a menu/list to follow - do so, exactly. You need to be on liquids, then purees, then soft foods and slowly go to solids (usually 1 new solid at a time). I couldn't do whey based protein drinks for awhile but found protein water which was a life save. You can do this.
  13. I track my food daily when at home. If traveling or gone fishing I may enter some date. I weigh once a day, at least 5 out of 7 days. It's what works for me.
  14. Snorkeling is a lot of activity so that will be good. When trying something new determine if it is sweet or sticky and therefore may have more carbs. You can do this and I bet you will lose inches or pounds while you are traveling.
  15. While I don't fast I will switch to protein drinks for 3 days periodically as it seems to reset my system. Also, if I'm traveling and it's a little harder to manage my foods, I will do protein drinks for 2 days prior to travel. My weight is holding by keeping carbs at 50 grams or less a day and protein at 70-90 grams a day.