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About LeeC

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday September 2

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

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  1. I had a lot going on late 2018 and 2019. I've been trying to come on once a week this year but it ends up being about every 2 weeks. I think part of the reason the forum is so quiet is there are no surgeries going on so very few questions. Other than that, some connect via FB or watch YouTube. Where I live the infection rate is still high, so stuck on Phase 1 (essential businesses only).
  2. LeeC


    Maybe consider protein water drinks. When I first had my R-Y bypass I couldn't handle shakes, needed the protein and found protein water. I'd wait one more week for good healing and then see if you still want to add 1ml. Best of luck.
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    Greg - you can do this. We're here to support you. Like Res says - clean the unhealthy food out of the house (the day before garbage day really makes it work). Take it a day at time, an hour at a time or just 5 minutes at a time. Plan your meals and snacks and use a carb counter. Hang in there.
  4. Welcome. You are an inspiration.
  5. That is fantastic - CONGRATS - way to go. You got this.
  6. So sorry you are having these problems. Perhaps drinking liquid protein would make it easier for you right now to help keep your nutrition up. There are whey protein waters that are tasty as well protein drinks like Premier Protein which is 30 grams of protein and 4 carbs. What are your doctors doing to stabilize the osteoporosis? Or perhaps the 5 day reset diet would help. Best of luck.
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    This is my hobby

    I do beading and peyote stitch is my favorite. I tend to make bracelets and gift them. Anyway I needed to get a new Medic Alert tag done and decided to bead the bracelet rather than buy one. So, y'all get to see it.
  8. So I am just over 4 years out R-Y bypass. I retired 15 months ago and have been sorting through things and I finally found a before picture. So here is the before and a more recent pic.
  9. Ran across this bariatric surgeon who has great videos about our surgeries, what happens to us after our surgeries and in these links about COVID-19 and obesity: Please be aware he uses the F word from time to time. If our labs are good and we have no other underlying health issues (DM, HBP, COPD) that's better for us. Elective surgeries are off for a long while due to what is involved in intubating patients and what happens to un-diagnosed COVID-19 patients post op. Also what it's doing to younger people. I work on concept that the more I know the better I'm prepared to deal with problems. All of you take care, stay home and stay well. Namaste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fdGS_WrYQY&t=5s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X_igHlWYN8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_PESzYHMxg&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxV2puBhXac
  10. I live just north of Yakima, WA (and a couple hours from Seattle). I had my 4 year check up in February before Covid-19 got a running start. All my labs are great except iron but that is improving. We live on 1.5 acres so there's elbow room, only go once a week for groceries. Lots of people in this area are doing good things; making masks, donating food, etc. We live a relaxed lifestyle so the social isolation is not a problem. Since we've been married less than a year, I'm staying busy combining our households and sorting and sorting and sorting.
  11. Congrats, that is so great for you. Time for another picture.
  12. I had my R-Y bypass in Jan 2016 and I barely have gas, usually a little when I first get up. Again, it depends on what you eat, but I don't eat deep fried foods. I use olive oil in my cooking. I went for the R-Y bypass because if you follow the instructions from your surgical team you have will the most weight loss and keep it off better than with the sleeve. Best of luck.
  13. You can go online with Costco and have premier protein shakes delivered. I just did it this morning. You can do this and you will have your surgery in due time. Take care.
  14. LeeC

    Good News

    That is wonderful, congrats. So glad that your health is stabilizing.