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  • Birthday 05/26/1994

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    Duodenal Switch

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  1. Hey everyone! I meant to post this on February 22nd, 2019, but I got busy with graduate school and work got busy as well. So, it may be a little late for this, but better late than never! I had the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch bariatric surgery on February 22nd, 2018. Today is March 4th, 2019. So, it has been 375 days or 53 weeks and 4 days or 1 year and 10 days since I have had my surgery. On the day of surgery, I weighed in at 333.2 lbs. When I weighed myself on February 23rd, 2019, I weighed in at 189.4 lbs. My BMI on the day of surgery was 55.4, which, accordin
  2. Hey everyone, As of last week, I have officially lost over 100 lbs since I had weight loss surgery! Technically, if you count the special diet before surgery, I have lost a total of 115 lbs. Anyways, I have noticed something over the past couple months. I see that the number on the scale is going down, my clothes are really lose on me, etc., but for some reason, my mind refuses to believe that I am losing weight or anything like that. It is like I still have the mindset of an obese person. It is almost like my mind refuses to believe that I am losing weight or my mind hasn't made the conn
  3. That shirt is so funny!! I was constipated for almost 2 weeks to 1 month after surgery. I don't think I actually pooped until I added pureed food to my diet. Now after being almost 6 months since I had surgery, I go 1 to 2 times a day or once every other day. However, if I eat anything really high in carbs, fats, and sugars, I am in the bathroom 15 to 30 minutes after that meal. Anyways, to CelticGirl, I like everyone else's suggestions by taking a stool softener or eating prunes or drinking prune juice may help with your constipation issue.
  4. Breakfast: One egg white, some veggies, and water Lunch: 4 ounces of Beef tips and gravy, 1 sweet and spicy banana pepper, and water Dinner: 2.50 ounces of chicken, 32 grams of fat free sour cream, 1 sweet and spicy banana pepper, 28 grams of reduced fat shredded cheese, and a tortilla shell wrap Snack: Two protein bars and a granola bar
  5. Hey everyone, I have noticed that since I had weight loss surgery, I have had problems sleeping. Before surgery, I had problems sleeping and would use either ZzzQuil or Melatonin pills (obviously, I don't use them together). However, after I had weight loss surgery, it seems like my sleeping troubles got worse. I think maybe since I am losing a lot of weight in such a short amount time, my hormones are probably out of wack and is causing my sleeping problems. I have a post op appointment today and I may ask the doctor about this among a whole list of other things I want to ask them.
  6. Sometime after 5:30 am, but before 6:00 am yesterday, I woke up in bed with the most severe sharp stabbing pain in my abdominal area. It was probably one of the worst pains I have ever experienced. It felt like someone took a knife and stabbed me in the abdominal area. I normally sleep on my right side, so I tried switching sides and seeing if laying on my left side would make the pain go away, but it did not make any difference whatsoever. A few minutes went by and I had to go to the bathroom to take a poop. So, after that was done, I kind of felt better, but the pain was still there. When I
  7. On the bottle, it says to take 3 iron a day. So, I just follow the instructions on the bottle. I usually take a multivitamin and an iron in the morning, another iron and multivitamin and my vitamins D3 and biotin at lunch, all four calcium vitamins at dinner. The doxycycline is usually taken 2 hours after taking the calcium or multivitamin. So, for example, if I take my pills at 8 am, I usually wait until 10 am to take a doxycycline. For dinner, if I take the calcium at 5 pm, I usually take the doxycycline at 7 pm. My Adderall is usually taken at breakfast and lunch time.
  8. So, as the title says, 4 months after weight loss surgery, my hair is falling out. I thought I would be one of the few individuals whose hair would not fall out, but alas, that is not the case. I know people lose about a 100 strands of hair a day, but what I am experiencing is not that. It is probably 2 or 3 times the normal amount. When I take a shower, it is probably 3 or 4 times the normal amount. I have had to clean the shower drain a lot more than usual because the water would not drain right because of the hair that would collect in the shower drain. I was made aware that I was goi
  9. The medications I take everyday are the following: chewable Bariactiv multivitamin (twice a day) chewable Bariactiv Calcium (four times a day) chewable Bariactiv Iron with Vitamin C (three times a day) Nascobal Vitamin B-12 Nasal Spray (once a week) Vitamin D3 (Once a day) Biotin (Once a day) Adderall (Twice a day) Doxycycline for Acne (twice a day) I have never had blood pressure problems before surgery. I had no health problems whatsoever before surgery. I am pretty much "healthiest obese person" you will ever meet. The only times my b
  10. Hey everyone, Ever since I had surgery, I have noticed that there would be times where my vision would fade in and out or my vision would go black, I would get dizzy and lightheaded (my head would feel like it was floating in air, my ears would get full and my hearing is muffled), and I would start to feel woozy and all of those things only would happen when I stand up after sitting. When I get up out of my chair too quickly, I would experience those symptoms for probably no more than 10-30 seconds. Sometimes, I would have to hold onto the wall until everything subsided and went away.
  11. Hey everyone, Before I continue, I want to make a few things clear, which are I have never been on a date before, I have never been in a relationship before, and I have never kissed a guy before (meaning I haven't even had my first kiss yet) or had sex yet. So, I'm pretty much a virgin and I'm ok with that. I'm focusing on graduate school and my career right now and I don't have the time to be in a relationship right now, but that doesn't mean I'm completely closed off to the idea. If I meet a guy tomorrow and we start dating in a couple months, I would be open to the idea. If it is mean
  12. I had the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch bariatric surgery on February 22nd. This maybe TMI (too much information), but I had a couple of questions. Before I go any further, my surgeon explained the procedure and the effects and everything about it before the surgery. I am only asking these questions as it will help me feel better and will also tell me that I'm not alone in this. My questions: After surgery, did the color of bowel movements change? Before surgery, my bowel movements were the normal brown color, but after surgery, there is still some brown, bu
  13. For those that have had the duodenal switch done, how much weight do you lose? Some of the research I did on this type of bariatric surgery have said that the average weight lost after 1 to 2 years after surgery is anywhere between 100-200 pounds. On the day I had surgery, I was 333.2 lbs and I am currently 293.8 lbs. My goal weight is 175 lbs. For those that were roughly around the same weight I was, were you able to get under 200 lbs 1 to 2 years after surgery? If you were not around the same weight as me, were you still able to get under 200 lbs?
  14. Hey everyone, There is something that has been on my mind for awhile and I was wondering if there are any others that are thinking/wondering the same thing as well. Ever since I had surgery, I have noticed that my thought process and the way I look at food has completely changed. For example, before surgery, I could eat two cups of spaghetti and meatballs without no problems and I would still be hungry afterwards. I would also, in this example, view that portion as small. Now after surgery (before I continue, I just want to make it clear that I have not had a bite of pasta in a coup
  15. One of the creams/ointments was to help prevent infection. Two of the ointments/creams was to help with dryness and irritation of the skin. Two of the creams/ointments was to help with pain and inflammation. So, out of the creams and ointments I was given, the only one that helped the most was the lidocaine cream/ointment; that helped numb the problem areas. Another one that helped was this one cream/ointment that was pretty much diaper rash cream and moisturizer in a bottle (I think it was called dimethicone protectant). I don't know why I was given so much stuff. My surgeon goes throug
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