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About PapaDavid

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  • Birthday 12/17/1971

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  • Location
    New York
  • Interests
    Woodworking, renovations, Baking for my business, The Evil Cookie Company.
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. D’mitri Baranov
  • Hospital
    Saratoga Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. How are things going ?  Hope you and Trish are doing well

    1. Nana Trish

      Nana Trish

      Hi @tracyringo :)

      David doesn’t get here much...I guess I don’t either these days. He is doing very well...down to 194 pounds now. He’s allowed to advance to all foods now, so he’s starting to try new things. He has trouble with fish (I still do too, after 2.5 years, lol) but lunchmeat seems to go down well for him. He did tender baked pork loin ribeye last night, and he was able to eat I think 1.5 ounces of that. He’s thoroughly sick of tuna, probably because his diet consisted mainly of tuna salad in the soft food phase. He’s not a huge fan of yogurt, so he’s only eaten that a couple of times. And he doesn’t like cottage cheese, so he was pretty limited for a while. He’s not a breakfast person, so he still drinks a protein shake every day for breakfast. He does eat an egg occasionally, but it has to be scrambled because he can’t tolerate hard boiled. He’s in a size 35-36 jeans now...he had been wearing 42’s prior to surgery. He’s just melting away in front of me, and it’s weird being on the other side of this watching your spouse lose weight so fast. I can kind of see why some of our SO’s worry when we lose so fast. But I know he’s healthy and it will just take some getting used to for both of us, lol.

      Its officially in his record that he no longer needs high blood pressure meds, and from what I can tell his sleep apnea is gone as well! So he is really doing great with this so far ❤️

      I’m just me...same old, same old, lol. Maintaining, and for once I’m not having any major complications of any kind! I haven’t been a guest of the hospital since June, with the exception of my colonoscopy in September, which showed no urgent need for bowel resection/colectomy :) I also went for my mammo finally, and that came beck all good. Gotta go to Albany for a second opinion on the MS stuff, but I’ll post on that another time.

      How have you been doing, my friend?

      Love and hugs,

      Trish ❤️❤️❤️

    2. tracyringo


      So glad to hear he is doing so well.  Glad to know you are doing well and having no issues.  I am okay other then needing a EGD done to see how my erosive esophagitis is doing.  To be honest I don't think the up on the PPI is working as I am still having bouts of pain.  I don't have regrets though.

    3. Nana Trish

      Nana Trish are you doing? I’m so sorry to hear you are having issues...ugh! We both hope you are doing better now ❤️ So sorry for such a late response