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Everything posted by stratusphr

  1. This is strictly a 'doctor' question. How did you like Dr. Ayoola? I'm looking at a sleeve to RNY revision due to severe reflux and hiatal hernia. I have a 'second opinion' scheduled with Dr. Ayoola in August. I have a friend who really, really likes him. He did her sleeve to DS revision a couple of years ago. I hope you're doing well.
  2. I just saw this. I'm curious, did you use this doctor that didn't think we need all the protein every doctor I've ever heard speak knows is important? If so, did you follow this plan? If so, how are you doing? I'm looking at a sleeve to RNY revision. I'm trying to educate myself on how this surgery will change how I do things. Thank you! I hope you see this!
  3. I know this is old, but surely a newby will be curious. Pasta can sure be one of those 'one bite too many' foods. I had sleeve surgery in 2010, but am currently looking at a revision to RNY due to reflux. I hope my tricks won't have to change a lot. With pasta, I make homemade meat sauce and keep the pasta separately. I'll put a TINY bit of pasta on my plate and add a half cup of sauce. A lot of times I'll actually use rotini pasta or something similar that I can literally count rather than the long spaghetti. With rotini I will count out 7 pieces!! I still cannot believe how much pasta I could eat pre-op!!
  4. Possibly going from sleeve to an RNY due to severe GERD. I'm kind of hoping I'll have dumping to help deter me from sweets. Do you not experience dumping when you eat the chips and cookies?
  5. That sounds like the crustless pizza recipe I read!
  6. I'm considering a sleeve to bypass revision due to reflux. My first appointment with the surgeon was today. Insurance will determine, but I'd like to be prepared. What does your diet look like now over two years post op? After sleeve surgery I can eat anything, pasta, rice and pork in small amount. Rice and pasta seem to expand. I do not have dumping, but I would not mind a reminder something is not a good choice. Would love to hear how you're doing. I totally understand the food that isn't comfort food any longer. For me, it has to be 'worth it'.
  7. Just curious, how did you do with rice? With sleeve surgery I can only eat small amounts of rice and pasta. I had my first appt today and I'm having to consider revision from sleeve to RNY due to reflux. I'm going to continue to read up on it it while the doctor's office looks into my insurance. It does not cover WLS, I was cash pay, but this is medical, so maybe they will. I can't/won't do cash pay again. I'd like to get an idea of what life is like after bypass.
  8. Thanks Tracy! I'm educating myself as much as possible beforehand. I hate to be taken by surprise and be clueless!! I appreciate your posts, and all the others that share what's happening with them.
  9. If you have had problems with heartburn in the past, do NOT change surgeries!! I'm 11 years out, I've had an endoscopy. I have another hernia, GERD, stricture and small ulcer. I may end up making a decision to have a revision to RNY!!!!!
  10. Get soup and tell them to strain as many solids out as possible. If you feel like you need to give an explanation, tell them you're on a liquid diet. The BEST soup/broth you can get is at a Mexican restaurant, get tortilla soup, tell them no cheese or extras on top and like I said, as few solids as possible. You can't eat any of them, but it makes it easier to avoid them. It is delish, I had it when I was 2 weeks out, I thought I was in heaven! Further out, you can find something to eat at almost anywhere you go. Don't be shy about requesting no butter or oil added etc. Somethings are already made up, but so many things you can customize!!! Fat free, vegetarian refried beans at home are fine too. At the restaurants they are made with lard.
  11. I have a gel for my hips, I have arthritis. This is what I found, I'm interested in a patch too, I had no idea. This is a cut and paste; Most topical NSAIDs contain the active ingredient diclofenac and can come in a gel, liquid, or patch. What are some examples of topical NSAIDs? Pennsaid solution: This is the liquid form of diclofenac and can be used for conditions such as osteoarthritis. I have to ask you a question, you said the omeprazole caused anemia, I haven't been anemic since I was pregnant with my 43 yr old daughter.....until now. I was put on panpropazole (another PPI) in Nov 2019 due to GERD, and it's getting worse. Now I'm have a prescription for 325 mg of iron to be taken with vit c for better absorption. I just started this six days ago. I go back for lab work in 3 months. I have an appointment with a bariatric surgeon/general surgeon in three weeks about the hiatal hernia and GERD. Is this something he needs to know or would want to know?? I am SO glad I saw this post.
  12. I had sleeve surgery 11 years ago. Back then (canned) fat free, vegetarian refried beans were actually recommended. Probably during the soft food stage.
  13. I'll be 11 years in about two weeks. My calorie goal (I just started logging again) is 1300 per day. I had sleeve surgery, at four months out I was getting in approx 600 calories. Look at the nutritional info. I did almonds too until it got to where I could eat too many. A serving is almost 200 calories. (same for 2 TB of peanut butter!!) Keep frozen, bagged shrimp and dip it in a little cocktail sauce. I don't know about rice cakes, calories etc, but PB2 with half a banana sounds a lot better! Good luck, you're doing very good!!
  14. Hi Tracy, I'm in the same boat. I had sleeve surgery in 2010, in less than two years I started having non cardiac chest pain, no rhyme or reason, sometimes sitting here in the LR, sometimes driving and sometimes in the middle of the night. I have trouble swallowing sometimes and until 2019, I was up to eating 8 - 10 Tums every single day. I never put two and two together. Endoscopy showed an ulcer, severe inflammation and a hiatal hernia. He put me on a prescription PPI and that was that. It worked perfect for almost two months, then I started needing Tums again occasionally. He ended up having me take a second pill in the afternoon. In the last couple of months I am needing Tums more often, sometimes I don't take one, I suffer through it, but everything causes heartburn, GERD, whatever we want to call it. I have an appointment with a bariatric surgeon in a few weeks. I don't know what to expect, but I'm preparing myself for him suggesting a revision. Hopefully ins would cover it. I was self pay when I got sleeved. Should I expect another endoscopy?
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