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About ~den~

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  • Birthday 04/26/1968

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    North County San Diego
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    Charles Callary
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
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    Charles Callery

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  1. Hi I read your story, wanted to see how you are doing. I also have Dr. Callery. Did they ever figure out how all this happened to you? Prayers going your way for a speedy .

  2. ~den~

    Everyday Foods

    Regarding the full fats, I agree they do make you fuller also if you look at the sugar content of nonfat vs. full fat you typically see the sugar is a bit higher in non fat, which as most know when we eat a lot of sugar, most of the fructose gets metabolized by the liver, there it turns into fat. I would recommend looking at the labels of those yogurts, milks and cheeses that you love look for both sugars and the types of fats. And then you just have to make a call on what your focus is, lower calories, healthy fats. higher protein. (at least that's what I'm doing) Each of our bodies react to different nutrients so pick your poison A couple examples: Grande Latte Nonfat 130 Cal 0g fat - sugars 18g- protein 13g 2% Milk 190 Cal 7g fat - sugars 17g- protein 12g WholeMilk 220 Cal 11g fat- sugars 16g- protein 12 SoyMilk 170 Cal 4.5g fat–sugars 17g- protein 9g Fage plain Greek yogurt Nonfat 100 (6 oz) cal -7g sugar 18g protein 2% 150 (7.1oz) cal 8g sugar 20g protein Also sorry I know that was off topic....
  3. How are you doing ?



    1. ~den~


      hey there, about the same, was back in ER for dehydration.  Still can't get food down.  We did another swallow test and for the most part thing were ok but there is a stricture and the lower part of esophagus.  So now I have to see GI doc mohave dilation...I'm back on liquids struggling to get anything down.  only lost 2 lbs in a month, wish I never had this surgery some days :-(


      Are you feeling better, are you able to eat now?

  4. Awesome thanks cinwa! I went into Pinterest last night, there looked to be a few good thinks but everything seemed to be covered in cheese. Which looked amazing but is something I need to stay away from it is definitely my kryptonite lol thanks!
  5. Oh I'm doing ok, yes the lung complication is related. they had to operate on my diaphragm (sp?) and thank goodness its not the full lung just partial so it could be worse. We don't know exactly what caused it but my body is rebeling, which isn't a bad thing or I would be out running around doing errands and such
  6. Hi All, I love to cook and I'm sure I can figure some things out but I sure could use a few cookbooks so I don't get in a rut. I've been looking on Amazon for a couple WLS cookbooks but haven't found any thing that wows me. There is Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook For Dummies but its written in 2010 and The Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients 3rd Edition written in 2012 but only 46 reviews. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
  7. Isn't that the best feeling in the world!!! I'm so glad you are already starting to feel better. If your like me I have a whole bag of clothes I can't wait to try on, I was so close to giving them to goodwill but had some special things I just couldn't part with! I think I'll give myself another week or so since my belly is crazy swollen. I'm still not feel so hot but again I know it will pass. Had a chest X-ray last week because pain wouldn't go away and my dr said I had partial collapse (atelectasis) of the left lung, its been about a week since he told me I of course thought it would be better over night lol. So I'm behind schedule about a month waiting for that to heal now to. Which really sucks cause I can't walk more than a few minutes but, its a marathon not a sprint! Keep up the great work
  8. Welcome BlessedC, this is such an exciting time for you. I'm sure you will find answers for all those unknown questions here at TT. Good luck with your surgery and keep us posted! And YAY San Diego (born, raised and still here in North County)
  9. Welcome Rich, so glad your surgery went well. Keep up the great work!
  10. Hi CaridadM, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re going through this, I didn’t have the same exact complication that you had but I just recently went through a major setback myself. I had a incarcerated hiatal hernia that blocked my sleeve. I also couldn’t eat or drink I had to have a second emergency surgery 3 weeks after the first. I can only tell you that it will get better even if it doesn’t feel like it right now. Last Friday I was released from hospital and felt like the pain that I was feeling the nausea not being able to get down a few sips of water would never end. And then little by little it changed. I’m sure you have many struggles in front of you you’ll get past them and they’ll just be in memory that have made you stronger in the long run. If I could give you one tip it would be to get all your water for any types of fluid down, for me I couldn’t tolerate ice water or anything really cold I found that lukewarm or even chicken broth were the key to getting the fluids in, so maybe give that a try. Please please please feel free to message me directly and we can compare notes my thoughts and prayers are with you! PS don’t look at your weight right now I was in tears when I saw that I had gained weight and right now we just need to heal our bodies!
  11. This sounds great! My husband is Cuban and Colombian and loves his beans and rice!! I will have to pass on it right now but I'll keep the recipe around when I can try it too! Thanks for sharing
  12. Hi SpunkyCat, I don't know if you read my second post just a day or two later but I am all ready out of the funk that I was in, sometimes people just need an ear to vent to and get it off their chest. My son also had cancer and we spent endless hours at Children's Hospital in San Diego at that time I also said why? but then kicked myself in the butt, got it together and moved forward for the good of my son and the rest of my family. This is no different. I think feeling frustrated and sad is a valid feeling, God gave us a range of emotions and its ok to feel each and everyone of them. I wouldn't have been true to myself if I didn't share what I was feeling, and now I have moved from that Thank you for the well wishes!
  13. Such an awesome job, you should change your name to sleeve ninja haha
  14. Thanks everyone for the warm get well wishes. And you are all right I needed to be real on here, before I had my surgery I came here first looking for information. Quoting WendyH 'this is the place for the good, the bad, and the ugly'. Now I'm focusing on the good, little things, they may sound silly to some people but last night I slept through the night (yay)!! I still can't walk long distances because of the lung problem but I can stand for much longer than I could last week. So I am going to try and do some dishes and if I'm feeling wild some laundry haha, take some pressure of my amazing hubby who has been doing EVERYTHING around the house. I think he has a new appreciation of what its like to work and take care of the house now lol but he hasn't complained once (he's a keeper)! Thanks again and have a great day ~den~