Rootrazz

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About Rootrazz

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 06/06/1990

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Washington, USA
  • Age
    28

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Montgomery
  • Hospital
    Northwest Weight Loss Surgery
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    260
  • Current Weight
    167
  • Goal Weight
    155
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    27
  • Surgery Date
    12/20/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Montgomery

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  1. Rootrazz

    Belly Button

    To be perfectly honest, I’ve had that issue for years. I think it’s a yeast issue (never gotten it checked by a doctor). To get rid of the smell, I was mine thoroughly and then dab a little rubbing alcohol on the end of a Q-tip and let it air dry (making sure it’s dry).
  2. Hello Susan I recently underwent the gastric sleeve surgery (12/20/18), and I had the same concerns in regards to cooking. After talking with my husband about it, we came to several conclusions: - For the first two weeks, he was on his own for food. I bought him frozen dinners and if he wanted junk food, don’t eat it at home. - post that 2 week period, I’d do the cooking, since my taste buds changed drastically. If he didn’t like what I cooked, he could cook something for himself Now, him and I eat the same things for protein, and I do the majority of the cooking. To compensate for my dietary needs, I simply make a carb and a vegetable side dish for him, and give him double or triple my protein portion size. Watching him eat way more than me (and more often than I could) was irksome initially, but after awhile, it didn’t bother me anymore. His life, his weight, his heart (he has high blood pressure).
  3. Rootrazz

    How to Show Support?

    Thank you everyone for the advise. I’m not too great at the human aspect of all this, so I’ll step back and show support in an arms length kind of way (help if asked, celebrate wins, ignore everything in between). I guess if it were me, and I was immediately off my surgeons diet (she starts puréed foods today), I’d want to be called out on it. Everyone is different though and I will just try to remain neutral on the whole thing.
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    How to Show Support?

    Hi All, I had the gastric sleeve done on 12/20, and am doing well with it. Shortly after my surgery, I found out that a family friend (we grew up considering her an “aunt”) had gastric bypass. I reached out to her and we decided to buddy up and support each other. Today I found out that she’s given in on foods. She had a bowl full of marinara (with meat), and garlic bread. She’s still supposed to be on the liquid diet. Per the person who was with her at the time, my aunt had said she was so hungry and wanted to eat (a “I can’t help it” tone). I’m not sure how to approach this with her. I want to support her weight loss, but I feel as though she’s already sabotaging herself and not approaching the psychological aspects of “hunger”. I’ve sent her a link to this forum, and checked in with her almost daily. I know the liquid stage sucks, but it’s necessary for healing. I know I don’t know everything about this process, or the effects it has, but I’d still like to help her. Anyone have suggestions? An in person visit is out because she lives on the other side of the state.
  5. Rootrazz

    Greetings All - Gastric Sleeve Intro

    Well, just tried the poached egg. No issues so far, other than it's really hard to slowly eat an already soft egg. Got 4 small bites in (about a third of the egg), and was done. But! No adverse reaction as of yet.
  6. Rootrazz

    Greetings All - Gastric Sleeve Intro

    Moisture would make sense. In my post op diet binder, it says to add moisture to everything, to avoid issues (such as ground meat). I thought it was to increase fluid intake, but it makes sense it’d be a digestive/intake aid as well.
  7. Unfortunately, I too suffered 5 days of no BM after my surgery. If you ask my husband, I was the crankiest he has ever seen me. Per my surgeon, I took a full dose of Milk of Magnesia. It took 10 minutes for things to get moving...but I was running to the bathroom ever 15 minutes for 12 hours. After that, my body figured out how to regulate itself (I drink coffee in the morning to help), and haven’t had issues since.
  8. Rootrazz

    Greetings All - Gastric Sleeve Intro

    Interesting. Is there a reason, that anyone knows of, why eggs are an all or nothing food item (either tolerated or not, as it seems there is very little middle ground)? I’m curious if it’s the protein makeup or texture.
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    Greetings All - Gastric Sleeve Intro

    That’s good to know. Today is my first day of the soft food diet and I will try eating a bit of a poached egg. At least if I can’t tolerate it, I know that will be the “norm”.
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    Greetings All - Gastric Sleeve Intro

    Thank you all so much for the advice in regards to the soft foods @Nana Trish and @Michael_A! This is my first major surgery since being a kid (tonsils), so I want to treat my stomach as gently as possible with the transition. During my follow up with the dietitian this month, I'll let them know I plan on transitioning slowly, but omit the part I may be sticking with some of the soft foods for longer than my surgeon/team would like. I'm glad it's not only my who feels that the surgeon was pushing for denser foods quickly @Aussie H. I understand that they go through the stomach far faster than dense food, but, the dear organ has just been through major surgery and I feel it needs a bit more care (and not pushed) at this point. Also, the Costco brand protein bars aren't bad (mild chalk flavor), and have 21 grams of protein. Hopefully I still like them post surgery, because I bought 2 boxes
  11. Rootrazz

    Greetings All - Gastric Sleeve Intro

    Thank you both @Michael_A and @BurgundyBoy. That’s good to know about being able to slowly integrate the soft foods, over a longer period of time. We were given a book on our food steps (and all the guidelines) from the dietitian, for every week past surgery. When I reach week 4, it states to begin solid food, slowly integrated and to no longer eat soft foods as a general guideline. Im going to ask my diatition about that part, as I’d like to be as gentle with the transition as possible.
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    Greetings All - Gastric Sleeve Intro

    Thank you all for the kind words. This site has been fantastic so far (even as a chronic lurker), with all my questions and concerns. It’s also helped me to educate my husband on what our future is going to be in regards to food. I do daily weigh ins, and though I’m up 3 pounds today, I smiled. After reading so many stories and concerns on here, I know it’s body fluctuations and if I stick to plan, everything will be just fine. The peace of mind is amazing.
  13. Good Morning All, My name is Alex, and I've been lurking on here for a few days. I've recently had my gastric sleeve surgery, on 12/20. I'm female, 27 years old, and had a starting weight of 260 pounds. On the day of the surgery, I was down to 245 pounds, and as of today, I'm down to 236. My goal weight is between 145 and 165 pounds (giving myself a realistic range, as the body tends to fluctuate). The reasons for the surgery involve family history (trying to avoid the chronic diabetes and cancers), to try and keep my Multiple Sclerosis in remission, and I'd like to be healthy before having children. I'm one of 4 children in my family, the second youngest, and I weigh the least. Obesity is something all of us have battled since we were young. I'm the only one in my family that does not smoke or do recreational drugs as well, which makes a big difference. Per my surgical team, I'm on the full liquid diets stage (no pureed food stage), and next week I'm going to start the soft foods. Though I'm looking forward to real food again, I'm going to ask my dietitian if I can stay on soft foods for a month, to allow my stomach to fully heal, before moving to regular foods again. It should be an interesting conversation. Other than that, I'm a career woman with a stay at home husband. My job is my whole world, so, it's both my hobby and my work. That's until children come along of course. This forum is absolutely amazing and filled with information. I'm very happy to be apart of it. Warm Regards, Alex