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Everything posted by Readytobeme

  1. Tracy, you look great! Such an inspiration to the rest of us :)
  2. I was on omeprazole for my first year after surgery. The gerd didn’t start until I stopped the med. it isn’t safe to take ppis long term so I only take as needed until I go back and see my dr on the 16th
  3. I will say that it’s not over until this fat lady sings lol I am still planning to get at least another 30 but hopefully 50 pounds off
  4. I agree. I did know that gerd was a risk with the sleeve. But I asked my dr to help me decide which to do. She said that she wouldn’t recommend one over the other but said that I was a perfect candidate for the sleeve. I had never had gerd before in my life. My first episode was a bad one. I woke up one morning with acid pouring from my mouth and nose. It was extremely painful and I had no clue just how bad it could be. The nurses in my new surgeons office and at the hospital said thAt they see sleeved patients revising to bypass quite often due to gerd. I regret not going fo
  5. Thank you so much for the response and the encouragement. I had the egd on Tuesday. I was surprised to find out that my pouch is not stretched at all. Not only that my surgeon was very impressed with the surgeon that did my surgery and the quality of how she made my pouch. He did find a hiatal hernia and I had to wear a monitor for 48 hours after he implanted an electrode into my esophagus to monitor the acid levels there. I go back to see my dr and get the results on the 16th. Thanks again for your kind words.
  6. I am still around. Not doing as well as I expected since surgery. I managed to lose 80 pound in the first 6 months. Then we made a long distance move. Next my fil passed away and in February I lost my mom while I was staying with her under hospice home care. My weight loss stopped in September when we moved and I have not managed to get back on track and stay there since then. I have had a few very bad episodes with gerd. I am scheduled to be scoped/biopsy on Tuesday and May end up needing a revision. Thats where I am at. Looks like the rest of you are doing well
  7. There is an app called OfferUp that has worked well for me selling all sorts of things to local people. You may want to check it out
  8. Sorry for the late reply. It does work for any type that I have had. I first tried it when I had to start taking long term pain meds. It worked well.
  9. This is the one and only time that I had any type of experience with reflux. Pretty sure that I brought it on myself by eating too many apple slices with peanut butter right before bed. my pouch was full probably even over full of apples and peanut butter. This did wake me up but it was just before the time that I normally get up in the morning. So it didn’t really happen during the day. Hoping it was a one time thing from making a bad choice.
  10. Thanks, guys. I really don’t think that sucralfate is doing much of anything. I think that mine may be able to be controlled with just the omneprazole as well. Its hard as heck to try and get the sucra in 4 times a day plus the omneprazole twice spacing out between my vitamins and other meds. I will continue on this regimen until I see the dr on the 11th because I truly nevef want to experience a severe attack like that again. I had acid flowing out of my mouth and nose for a good solid hour. Lost my voice and felt horrible the rest of the day. My throat and esophagus hurt so
  11. Woohoo!!!! Big congratulations to you!!! I am just over 1 year out from sleeve surgery and remember the excitement of finally getting a date well.
  12. Try getting a ginger root from the store. Slice a piece off when you get nauseous and put it between teeth and gums. It works miracles. Congratulations and good luck!!!
  13. I third the papaya enzyme. Had my doubts at first but, it truly works. Also helps us to absorb nutrients better.
  14. So, I had my first experience ( praying it will be my last) with Gerd this morning. I have read others account at of suffering with it but, I was not prepared for just how bad it really was. I have been through a lot since surgery. I lost two more family members. Including the loss of my mom in February. So I really have not done as well as I had hoped in the beginning. We sold our home thT was close to my mom and moved back to the coast near my son and grandson. I have a new wls dr here that I absolutely love. I feel the same about his staff members that I have dealt with.
  15. I just thought that maybe you knew something that I didn’t. I was wondering if she had scheduled a revision.
  16. I talked to Gretta not too long ago. She did not mention anything about s revision to me. I think that is just her surgiversary noted on the calendar.
  17. Good luck to you, Trish!! You truly have done exceptionally well. Especially considering all of the obstacles that you have faced and overcome. I am going to have my one year bloodwork done next week with a new dr (love him) at my new location. I also take my vitamins religiously but can’t wait to see how I am doing. I totally get the “in your face” feeling towards the Pa as well. My husband refuses to see a PA. He says that they are charging him for a dr visit and that’s who he wants to see.
  18. It is better with fruit in it for sure. My husband likes the cherry with pineapple. I am just not at the point that I want to eat much fruit yet. It does have quite a bit of carbs for someone that is not yet in maintenance.
  19. I have tried several of these recipes and liked them all. The cottage cheese fluff is really good. Tastes like a dessert but fills me up like a meal.
  20. Big congratulations to you, Aussie! I am only at my one year mark but, I do understand already how much work goes into losing and maintaining after wls. Well done and I hope that I am able to do as well as you have.
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  22. It’s ok I seriously thought it was gone for good. I know that I don’t post much but you can bet that I am here reading. I would hate to lose touch with you guys!
  23. Was this forum offline since last Thursday or was it just me that was not able to open it? I thought that it was closed for good.
  24. Ok. There is an older couple in my new neighborhood that walk their dog all of the time. Very nice couple with a very large and rambunctious “puppy”. I keep telling my husband that I know this dog has standard poodle in it. Now that you have described Rosie, I think that the dog may just be a labradoodle. I am going to ask the next time that I see them.
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