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About CarlMarch

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  • Birthday 06/22/1975

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Harper
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    St. Bernards
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Harper

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  1. Sorry I haven't been around much, I have been working up a storm.. I am on the verge of leaving the 4's and embracing the 3's for the first time in almost 5 years or so. I am so very excited. I haven't had any trouble other than when I eat too fast or too much at a time. I have found that hot tea with honey is my go to drink and ground beef/chicken are my go to foods. As of yesterday I have officially dropped 97 pounds since last Feb. Since I started on the Gastric Bypass journey I have lost a total of 79 pounds... I have energy and I am able to actually do physical labor for the first time in years also. I am so very excited to see what this next year holds.. Y'all have a great night!
  2. BurgundayBoy, yes it was the first bit of caffeine I had attempted. I didn't have any issues drinking it and it felt really good to get some caffeine in.. Cinwa, I love the Celestial Seasoning Tea.. I bought some cheap Earl Grey and some Mint Green Tea just to be sure, but I am going to be looking for the Peppermint Tea. I don't have much of a green thumb, so I will have to rely on store bought, but I was very excited to be able to finally hit my liquid goal..
  3. Well, I am at almost a month post op and have had very minimal problems up until this week. I have had the worst case of constipation I have ever had. I could not figure out how to get all my water intake in and it has reeked havoc on my "flow". I have tried everything I could think of to get close to my required liquid intake and it seemed to be getting worse. Straight water made me nauseous even with the flavor packets....I tried milk and it tasted ok, but I was afraid it was contributing to my constipation. I couldn't drink anything ice cold. Finally I decided to try hot tea with honey....Eureka!!! I don't use much but i as able to drink almost 90oz yesterday... slowly my bowels began to move and I am paying for it in the pain department, but I am hoping today to get my flow back.... I am down 62 pounds, 34 of them from the Preop Diet. Y'all have a blessed day.
  4. So my soreness is gone. I'm struggling to get my shakes in. I can usually do 4 oz in the morning but can't seem to get any more down. I did throw up today for the first time. I was eating my jello too fast. I knew immediately I screwed up. On a side note, it wasn't as bad as what I thought it would be. But I learned my lesson. So far I'm down 52 pounds which makes me happy, but I figure a part of that is not getting my shakes in.. I go back to the doctor next Wednesday.
  5. @Boston Redhead, I don't mind. I didn't have a drain tube when I woke up from the surgery. They used the glue which seems to work pretty well.
  6. Thanks. I kinda figured that but I wasn't 100℅ sure.
  7. Okay, I am a week after surgery. My cuts look pretty decent but this one looks a little different from the others. What do y'all think? It has a little redness but no discharge. Thanks for your input.
  8. Well we are waiting to be released from the hospital. Surgery went well and other than extremely sore I'm feeling pretty good. Anxious to get home and get over this soreness.. I'll update later on.
  9. My surgery is scheduled for October 1st and to say I'm nervous is an understatement.. I tried to talk my wife into running away and hitting a buffet on Monday instead of showing up at the Hospital.. lol. I was only half kidding. I found out a lot about myself the last three weeks. One of the biggest things is that I am definitely addicted to food. I wasn't hungry but it was constantly on my mind. I know that I am going to have to deal with that post-op but realizing I do have that issue gives me a lot of confidence that I am going to be successful. I know I can make it thru whatever is on the other side. I'll try and post an update after I get home from the hospital. I want to thank all of you who have posted and given great insight and advice.
  10. It is actually the HMR 800 calories shakes. Each shake has 16 grams protein and 160 calories.. I guess going from 2000+ calories to 800 calories definitely does the
  11. Thanks, I will definitely be going low-carb. I appreciate all the responses.
  12. Better today, the funny thing is my shakes are not low carb. They actually have about 17 grams of Carbs in them. I've taken to eating my sugar-free jello while drinking my shake and it helped alot.
  13. I am in day 4 of my pre-op diet and already struggling. The shakes are starting to make me nauseous and I really wanted a piece of cheese earlier... I am supposed to be drinking 5 packets a day. I have only been able to do 4. I double them up for breakfast and dinner. The plus side is that I have lost 10 pounds since last weds... I think I am just going to go to bed.
  14. Thanks for the updates Tony. I got my surgery date today and is October 1. I'm nervous and excited both. Reading your story so far excites me even more. Keep up the good work and I look forward to reading about more of your successes..
  15. Hello fellow Bariatric friends... I just wanted to post an update. All the paperwork is in and I am expecting a call from the surgery nurse later today to set-up my surgery date... I'm scared and excited at the same time. The process has come together quickly and I know by the end of the year I will be posting as a post op patient... I want to thank all of you who have posted such awesome information. It has really been helpful to me and I am looking forward to sharing my journey with you.