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    Dr. Saurabh Khandelwal M.D.
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    UW Medical Center
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    Gastric Bypass
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    Saurabh Khandelwal M.D.

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    Worst eating habit

    Cleaning my plate. Then I'd finish off whatever bits my son had left, no matter how stuffed I already was. I have huge food wasting issues from childhood. So thankful I tackled this with my therapist the year preceding surgery.

    Pumpkin Pie Greek yogurt

    Just found this today. Thought I'd share. So yummy. 80 calories. 12 protein. 7 sugars. Enjoy

    Open RNY recovery period

    Driving no. Lifting yes. Nothing over 15 pounds for 12 weeks. I also had my gallbladder removed at the same time. I was swollen and couldnt bend forward very far. If I dropped something on the floor, there it stayed. I couldn't reach over and pick it up and didn't have the strength to squat. Tying shoes, pulling on socks, all that stuff was impossible. Just some little things to think about. HUGS

    Open RNY recovery period

    Hi there. I had open RNY on July 1st. I had a couple complications and am still unable to do certain physical things that were never an issue pre-op. It all depends on your general health and fitness level before surgery. I have needed help from day 1. My surgeon said no to a binder, my PT said yes. I listened to my surgeon. Maybe I'd be more advanced in my recovery if I had used one. Who knows. I wish you a speedy, uneventful recovery.

    July surgery roll call

    August 1st! Purple bear I'll be thinking about you. Post when you are comfy and up to it. Hugs

    July surgery roll call

    I have not even seen or heard of those. Thanks. On the grocery list they go.

    July surgery roll call

    This sounds a lot like me, Susan. I suffered from bladder spasms and was up 4-5 times a night. That's not the case anymore. I was just telling my husband that maybe these last 18 pounds was sitting right on top of my bladder, but I doubt I'm tha lucky. For sure it's cause I'm not getting my fluids in. Or my protein. I get close to 60 if I drink a shake, but it's hard still. My nutritionist doesn't count protein drinks as hydrating liquids. I've tried all brands of crystal light type packets. Mio. Diet Snapple, Diet juices, Diet lemonades, lemon water, cold water, warm water, sun tea, fruit teas, hot tea. Ugh. Fat free milk sits fine, as well as 50/50 water apple juice, so I could drink my calories all day. It's really hard.

    July surgery roll call

    Relieved to hear everyone is doing well. I think we have 1 more Julyer to go and possibly an August 1st-er if I remember correctly (highly unlikely tho. Lol) sending positive thoughts everyone's way

    July surgery roll call

    Hopeing everything went well. HUGS
  10. MKCPNW

    July surgery roll call

    Congratulations on your loss!
  11. MKCPNW

    Before and After

    Sorry for being so snarky tmc. I'm gonna step away for a bit while my emotions are so sensitive right now.
  12. MKCPNW

    Before and After

    How does congratulating someone equate to me not "understanding that WLS is the easy part" ? Maybe I'm over sensitive from all the easy stuff I just did, but a thank you would have been sufficient.
  13. Okay. I have a current prescription for a gummy multivitamin, so I thought I was all set. My nut said on monday, no gummies, and to get a chewable multi. She handed me a sample list, and of course I cant buy them locally. We are in a small town. So my question is, Can anyone tell me the exact multivitamin they get from Walmart. I cannot go out yet, and poor hubby has already searched Fred Meyer with great confusion. Anyone who is married understands husbands do better with a VERY SPECIFIC name (pictures are good too) when sent on a mission to the store
  14. MKCPNW

    July surgery roll call

    Glad to help. Oh, BTW, if your username is in reference to CLUE, you are my new favorite person!