Wow, I don't recognize many people here. This forum has taken a change!
I had my surgery in Sept '05 by Dr Aranow. It went well and my weight loss was good.
The only problem that I now have is absorbing calcium into my system with my supplements. Also the same with Vit D. So, my PTH (parathyroid, a set of 4 rice sized glands in back of the reg thyroid that regulates the absorption of calcium) is hyper (high). If it continues to stay high, my body will begin to leech the calcium out of my bones, making them brittle and more prone to break as I age. (not good)
I saw a nic endocrinologist in Avon last week and he did a lot ofml blood work and a 24 hr urine collection in a jug to test how much calcium I'm spewing out instead of keeping it.
Aside from the RNY, I have a rapid evacuating colon and cannot break down many of my supplements if they are big and coated. They come right out whole. Also not good. So, I may have to take a pill that will help my intestines better absorb the calcium.
They're not sure, but I have chronic pain and it may be the deficiencies of the vit d and calcium. My low low low back the sacrum area is in constant pain and I'm in bed a lot. Also not something I wished for. I have two kids 12 & 10 and they are busy! I'm driving all around! I do what I can around the house and do it on my hands and knees if I have to. But I leave it and enjoy my kids instead.
Another reason to make sure your blood tests are all good!
My weight loss stopped long ago and last year my thyroid decided to burn out on me, so, it's tough to lose. I gained back (it's expected) some weight. 30lbs. But I don't fret over it. I lost so much and have gotten so much healthier and I'm alive!
I have one thing to say TAKE YOUR VITAMINS. And have your bloodwork done every year. I've kept up with all of m testing and we've been watching this problem for sometIme. It's SO important to do so to ensure good health when you age.
I hope everyone is and stays well. Have a wonderful spring!
330+/230/200 (originally got down to 200, but gained 30 back) :-(
"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels....." (unknown)