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About Readytobeme

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  • Birthday 12/02/1962

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    Dr. Eichhorn
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Ok. I was wondering why your surgeon would have given you so many creams and ointments post op. I think that most folks are told soap and water only. It makes perfect sense to me that would cause a bad reaction on your incisions. Excellent news on the silver nitrate. That stuff is miraculous and should get your incisions healed up in no time at all. Hang in there.
  2. Hmmm... I am wondering. If you are sensitive to something in the band aids, it could e causing the incisions not to heal and actually irritating them. My oldest sister had a few surgeries recently. She has super sensitive skin. She had reaction to tapes, glue, neosporin and so many other things that it was hard to get hers to heal. Is it possible to keep your stomach covered with a clean cloth? Even for part of the day.It may be that once you take the irritant away, you heal up just fine.
  3. New to post surgery

    Huge congratulations on having the surgery behind you! I am sorry that you are having a few issues. Hoping that they correct themselves quickly and you are on the road to feeling good again before you even know it.
  4. New to thinner times

    Welcome, Audrey! You have done a great job so far. Glad to have you here.
  5. Protein Help!!

    I use Syntrax as well. Sometimes add a bit of PB2. I mix it with Fairlife Milk and end up with a shake that has 53 grams of protein. I like Chocolate Truffle best. Does not have any aftertaste or that cloyingly sweet taste that some drinks have.
  6. I'm doing the happy dance!

    Wow! That looks like quite a house you got there. Huge congratulations to you both!!! I agree with Trish. Would love to see more pictures of it. Looks like a nice piece of property as well. How exciting!
  7. Nevermind

    Darn! Not sure how I missed tha carb content. I always read labels but I guess this is what I get for being in a hurry and being hungry while shopping.
  8. I found these in walmart today for $5.50 per box. Each pack has 20 grams of protein! and actually tastes very yummy IMHO. They are also very filling. Now I know that I am not very far out from surgery and get full quickly but, my husband agrees ad he has not had surgery. Check them out at Walmart. Edited to remove link. Not nutritious if you are a low carber.
  9. As usual, @delilas is correct. I was getting 150 grams plus of protein in after surgery (mostly because I want minimal hair loss). I saw my surgeon at my 1 week check up and she was amazed at how quickly my incisions healed (closed up, looked great, later got seroma) and she actually released me for water aerobics at 1 week out. She credit my speedy healing to the high amount of protein that I was taking in. I am 3.5 weeks out and still getting at least 106 grams in every day. Very important post op.
  10. Was TTF offline for a bit today?

    Yikes! I am so glad that did not last long. I truly count on this forum to get and to give support.
  11. Hair Loss

    Congratulations on the 86 pound loss! That is fantastic in only 4 months. I am only 3 weeks out. Not at all looking forward to losing my hair. I will have no issue getting a buzz cut if need be
  12. Had my VSG surgery yesterday

    Congratulations @Katinka!!! You made it to the other side. So sorry for the pain and nausea. I did not have much nausea or gas pain. I did have pretty severe pain at the right incision from the time that I opened my eyes though. It took them awhile to get the dilaudid to me but after they did, I was much better. I was pretty well drugged the first night. They kept bringing me the little cups and a pitcher of water. I guess that I missed the part where I was supposed to try for 1 oz per hour because I was drinking 1 oz every 15 mins lol I was SO thirsty. It truly does seem to get better each day. Hang in there and the worst will be behind you before you even know it.
  13. Hi From Tasmania

    Welcome to the forum! I wish you much luck and hope that you do not have too long of a wait.
  14. It’s almost surgery time!

    I am so very sorry to hear this. It may not seem like it now but, it is a very good thing that your surgeon is being cautious rather than just rushing through things. As bad as you wanted the bypass, I feel sure that you did not want the complications that could have happened had the Dr done the surgery. The VSG will still be an awesome tool for you! I am really happy that you do still have it as an option and was not told no surgery period. Bright side to everything Hang in there.
  15. Maintenance Month Two: Hold the Line

    I am another that loves to read you blog and see the pictures that you post! Interesting what you mentioned about metabolism. I wonder if this could be specific to bypass? Maybe being able to eat twice what you used to in order to maintain has something to do with malabsorption? Since you aren't absorbing all of your calories, you are able to eat more and still maintain? Something to ponder. Thanks for sharing your experience and your pictures with the rest of us!