Boston Redhead

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About Boston Redhead

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  • Birthday October 16

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    Raleigh area, NC
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Jon Bruce
  • Hospital
    Wake Med Cary
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Jodi, why don’t you give them a call in the morning and make sure they know your current situation? You don’t want to get dehydrated and end up in the hospital.
  2. I had a similar reaction to the Bariatric multivitamin and eventually narrowed it down to iodine or niacin, or one of the sweeteners. Hard to find ones without the first two, so had to settle for the lowest amount possible. For the third one, I had to go with the free and clear version. These keep me blotch free.
  3. Hi April, Keep up the good work! You are on the right track. We were all in your boat at one time.....beating ourselves up for not doing this sooner! We can’t control the past but we do have a say in our future. one thing that helped me was to make a list of non scale victories (NSVs) and cross them off as you achieve them. For example, mine were things like not needing an extension for a seat belt on a plane, not needing a plus sized top, not stressing about the distance from my car to the door of my office, not having my stomach walk into the room before me, etc. yours can be things like exercising out of bed, standing up to grab something off the table instead of using your wheelchair....but you should also include some “minor” ones too, and add ones as they come up...things you can’t even imagine now. One day I was sitting in a meeting and started to sob because I had crossed my legs without realizing it! one minute at a time, April. We’re here to help!
  4. The only way I “cheated” on the pre op diet was to not always be able to chug down five/day. My average was more like i was terrified of getting the surgery cancelled because my liver was in the way so I was otherwise 100% compliant.
  5. @milwmarc thanks for this! It’s nice to know how much is possible!
  6. I’m about 10 months post op sleeve, and I think I eat a lot....6 Oz chicken breast and a large side of vegetables, for example.
  7. I use the Walgreens adult multivitamin chewable. Note that This does not have iron in it.
  8. Did you try Protonix? That helped me a lot. I had to take it for six months post op.
  9. Welcome! Also look into Isopure drinks and Protein2O drinks to help to start meeting your protein goals.
  10. Amazing! I bet that before you wouldn’t have been caught dead in horizontal stripes and now you’re rocking them!!
  11. @Raijin one thing to consider is that you might not be eating enough calories. I had that happen to me. At a certain point, your body goes into starvation mode and holds on to everything. At about 3 months post op, you might already be eating as much as you physically can, but keep this in the back of your mind. the other thing that happened to me early on is I plateaued on my weight, but I continued to lose inches. A lot of inches! And isn’t that what this is all about? Who cares what the scale says, as long as we’re getting smaller and healthier! if you haven’t been measuring every month, start now. It really helped me keep my head in the game.
  12. Not sure I understand your question. It says to bake 25-35 minutes.
  13. Hi Kay, here are my thoughts: Of course you are depressed! you are grieving the loss of your! Your way of eating, your daily habits...everything is different. Change isn’t always easy. the nutritionist at my doctor office said: - carbonated drinks is the only thing that will stretch your pouch - no straws or gum, ever. Will make you take in too much air - caffeine is ok after 6 months You’ll know more about what is right for you as you go along. Practice mindful eating and keep your eye on the prize, a fantastic new you! xoxo