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    Gastric Bypass
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    Dr. Joya - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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  1. Mevva

    Little gas bubbles in throat

    Thanks everyone for your input. I will try the antacid for sure and let you know if it works!
  2. Hi, I have tried to search the forum to see if there was mention of the problem I am having and couldn't quite find what I was looking for. For my job I am sitting on a stool and lean over my client heads while working on their face. It has been quite embarrassing because I keep having these little gas bubbles/indigestion noises in my throat and my client can totally hear them and I just tell them I am having bad indigestion. It isn't a burp, but this bubble noise moving up my esophagus into my throat. This only happens when I am sitting and leaning over. I am 4 weeks post op and was wondering if this is normal and has anyone else experienced this? Will it get better with time? Thanks
  3. Mevva

    Sense of Smell - Am I Crazy

    So many changes going on!! I am sure in 6 months or a year from now I will say I am happy I did this (I hope)
  4. Hey everyone, I am 6 days post op and wanted to see if I was going crazy or if anyone else experienced this. Before surgery I was known as a “Super Sniffer” just a very good sense of smell. Since surgery I keep having this weird smell all the time. To me many many people smell like they have alcohol seeping through their pores, the day after of heavy drinking seeping through pores kinda smell. Even my 6yr old daughter can smell like it. SO WEIRD!!!! Did anyone else experience this? I am half thinking it could be from the anesthetic, maybe the meds, or from the surgery. I am a very “sense - smell, taste, lights, meds” sensitive kinda person. I just hope this wears off sooner than later. So crazy or not crazy is the question?? Lol
  5. Mevva

    Sigh - Day 9 of liquid pre op diet

    Thanks everyone, had my surgery yesterday at noonish. It was 1 hour and the surgeon said everything went awesome and thanked me very much for losing some weight and doing the 2 week pre op diet. He said my liver was perfect and my fat was nice and plyable!! I will take any kind of compliment right now with the way I am feeling. It has been hard with feeling out of it and dizzy. Pain hasn’t been too bad though. Just nervous asking myself if I have done the right thing. Too late now!!! But I remind myself that I am doing this to better my life and better the life of my 6 yr old little girl so I can be more active in her active little life! Thanks again for everyone’s thoughts!!
  6. Mevva

    Sigh - Day 9 of liquid pre op diet

    Thanks for checking in @Nana Trish, I will say for me pre op diet wasn't easy. I wasn't necessary physically hungry, just head hungry as they would say, and very tired physically. But I did it!!!!! Head to Mexico tomorrow and surgery on Wednesday. @Animalrescuer18 good luck with your pre op diet. You are saying the right thing to get through this, small price to pay to have a safe and successful surgery. Also this is a small blip of time in our life to lead us to a healthier and happier life in the future. Surely if I can do it, so can you. I just kept saying "one day at a time" . Talk to you on the flip side.
  7. Mevva

    Sigh - Day 9 of liquid pre op diet

    Oh wow, @Readytobeme you just had your surgery on Monday. How are you feeling overall, much pain? Holy cow, 4 weeks pre-op diet, good for you!!! Obviously your liver was in good shape to do the surgery. I know that this journey will have many ups and downs, but from what everyone is saying, it is totally worth it. Thanks @Cheesehead and @Jen581791 I appreciate the encouragement!
  8. Mevva

    Sigh - Day 9 of liquid pre op diet

    Thanks for the insights and suggestions everyone. I might have to try "spicing" up my broths as suggested, thank you. Yes, I need to remember "eye on the prize" in the end. I have 5 days to go after today and I will take it a day at a time and I hope it goes fast. Thanks again everyone!!!!
  9. Hi everyone, well I am on day 9 of my 2 week pre op liquid diet and it hasn't been too hard but it hasn't been easy either. I really would like to chew something though and I can't fathom having to have another shake, did other people feel the same way about shakes? My stomach is in constant uneasiness if that makes sense and I am quite tired and foggy. Is this all normal? I am only consuming about 700-800 calories a day with having shakes and some with a bit of fruit in them. I find the low sodium broths to be so gross and the regular broths cause me to retain so much water, so I haven't been eating those. Any other food suggestions maybe? Is it also normal to feel like just wanting to have that last big meal where I can eat a lot and feel stuffed? There are many times that I want to break down and eat something that isn't good form me but then I keep reminding myself that I don't want to go all the way to Mexico to have my surgery and then the surgeon deny me surgery because my liver it too big and fatty still!!! My husband with kill me, lol!!! I have to also remind myself that this is a small blip in my life where I have to really really white knuckle it to be be able to live a full life healthy and weight less. My surgery is on April 4th/18 and any words of encouragement and support would be so greatly appreciated!!!! PS Thank you and more thank you's to all the regulars on this site that post. I haven't posted much but I sure read your replies to other people and it has helped immensely.
  10. Mevva

    Am I ready for this surgery???

    Wow, thanks again to all the added comments from everyone. It is so cool that I can truly say that I relate to something each and every one you have said. The one thing I noticed as a common denominator in what every one wrote was that no one has regretted having the surgery!!!!! That just re-assures me I am doing the right thing. I have always been a very active "bigger" person, but I think because of that, it has been tough on my body in respect to the added weight on my back and joints. This is a big reason for wanting to lose weight, decrease the stress on my joints, I already have some osteoarthritis in my knees and lower back. I did have a L4-L5 fusion on my back a year ago and you would think having the surgeon tell me that my longevity of the surgery success would motivate me to lose the weight. Nope, it didn't. I now have a pretty good/painless back but now my "good" knee is acting up and has some osteoarthritis in it. I feel like I am breaking down slowly and I know that my excess 100lbs is playing havoc on my body. This may sound funny, but another reason I would like to lose weight is to be comfortable sitting on a plane. Just like you said @Stephtay it would be so nice to sit in the middle seat just because you can and be comfortable too. To be able to cross my leg or not hold my arms in across my chest so I don't touch the person beside me. I am very seriously excited about that. Also to not have to think twice about whether I am going to be over the weight limit for specific amusement park rides. That must feel so awesome!!!! It has been so encouraging to hear other peoples stories, so keep them coming and share more. Thanks!!!!
  11. Mevva

    Am I ready for this surgery???

    Wow, thank you to @TP1210, @Jen581791, @BurgundyBoy, @Readytobeme, @Res Ipsa, and @Kio. I truly appreciate the time you guys took to respond to my post and all the valuable insight, personal experiences, and tips you gave me. There was something from everyone of you that hit a "awe ha" with me and I am going to take those insights and tips and put them to use. I like how you worded it @TP1210 about the "special meals" and are those special meals more important than my life/health and my daughter because when you put it that way, "HECK NO"!!! I need to remind myself of that constantly. And I love how you said J581791 that you had to draw hard lines in the sand. That is what it is going to take, and like Kio said, white knuckle dieting. I laughed when you call it a "food funeral" but that is how it feels like!!! So true, Burgundyboy, none of us are perfect and I don't know why I expect myself to be perfect. I know that the first 3 days are usually the hardest when we cut things out and I will try the Ketogenic diet. The funny thing is that I know how to lose weight, just like the rest of you, the question is - how long will it last? That is why I am choosing the have the gastric bypass because it increases my odds of keeping off the weight. Thanks for sharing Readytobeme, it is funny how our minds work isn't it. Eating things that we haven't eaten in a while only because we think we may not be able to eat it again. I know that this is a lifelong journey and like many have said on this forum, we need to work on changing our old habits with new healthy ones. It was on one of your posts that I read earlier Res Ipsa that made me decide to get the surgery in Mexico vs waiting 2-5 years to have it covered in my province. You said you have never regretted having the surgery, the only thing that you regret is that you didn't have it done sooner. That is how I feel, life is too short to live on the sidelines. And it is probably a "normal" feeling to wonder if I will get this one right, unlike the many other times I have lost a lot of weight to gain it back again, to lose again, and to gain again. Kio, I could totally relate to everything you said and I it is so helpful to hear how everyone is dealing with their own challenges and triumphs. From everyone that replied to my post, would all of you say that you definitely don't "feel" as hungry as before? Do you all suffer from the "head hunger" that is common? My sister had gastric bypass 1.5yrs ago and is doing great. It has been fun to hear all the things that are better when you are skinnier. One thing she just mentioned was that when you are skinnier, you have smaller clothes and can pack more into a suitcase! lol. I never even thought of that bonus. Does anyone want to share a few things about their weight loss that is beneficial that you never knew would be? Again I truly appreciate the time everyone put into writing back to me and I hope I will be able to be as helpful to others in a year or so. Cheers
  12. Hi everyone, I have been reading a lot of the posts and really appreciate everyones time they put into responding to people. I have surgery for gastric bypass booked for April 4/18 in Mexico. After much research I have decided to go to Mexico for the surgery and pay out of pocket because the wait time where I live to have it covered under our medical is 2-5years and I am not getting any younger. I was on the fence for a long time in whether to get the surgery or not but made the decision one day to get it when I couldn't participate in my daughters "Bring A Parent" day in gymnastics because of my bad osteoarthritic knee. I know my excess 100lbs on my body has played havoc on my physical health. Once I booked the surgery I thought that would be enough motivation to start losing the 10%body weight before the surgery which I have 3 months to lose. Well the first week has gone by and I find myself wanting to eat all those "special" meals that I feel I won't be able to eat again in a long time if not at all. I know this is not the right mindset to go into this with and that everyone I have talked to said the biggest thing that needs to change for this surgery is our mindset. I am scarred that if I can't change now, will I be ready for this major life altering process? Maybe I am not ready enough, will I ever be ready? I was wondering if anyone else has gone through this "On the fence, off the fence" situation in regards to getting the surgery? Also any advice on how to get into the right mindset, what worked for you. Any advice or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciate. Cheers Pam