- HEALTH TRACKER
BITES: (DS Maintenance Mode
B - 2 protein coffees (60g)
S - Fage Greek yogurt w/blueberries and a protein coffee (30g)
S - JayRobb protein bar
L - protein shake (30g)
S - peanuts
D - not sure yet
morning batch: done
4 calcium batches:
If you want to add some fruit make it strawberries and blueberries in small quantities. Also, leafy greens are good. Mustard greens, collards, etc. are nearly as much fiber as carbs and cancels out the carbs you will absorb. Yeah, the dieticians and the DS vets don't agree on much. lol
Proferrin ES or Proferrin Forte might be something to try. It's heme iron and the very least chance of causing intestinal problems. I've seen DSrs take as many as 4 day. The forte is prescription and has folic acid in it. The ES is over the counter. You snap the tablet into 2 pieces to make sure you get all you can of what's inside. Vitalady carries the Proferrin ES from Colarado Labs or you can order directly from the Proferrin web site.
I use the regular Sudafed - the ID one. Actually its Walmart's generic brand.
Lynda, what steps do you take now for your constipation, specifically?
Just an update: I ended up talking to Dr. K about my situation, and he did an endoscopy and an upper GI on Monday since I am STILL vomiting. He said the endoscopy looked good, with no blockages or narrowing, but I still haven't heard anything yet about the upper GI, and sent me home telling me to be on a liquid diet for a week. I am vomiting even worse now. The empty feeling in my stomach is making me nauseous 24/7 now. I am down to 119/5'9". What in the heck can this be? I am feeling very scared and desperate. I am so nauseous that I gag just sipping fluids. I still don't have insurance yet, and I paid cash for the two procedures Monday. I don't know what to do at this point!!
I know Dr. K will likely be calling this week with results, but I am not sure how long I can take this!!
Thanks for "listening"
B1 protein shake with 1/2 banana and tbsp of pb
B2: small greek yogurt/ protein bar
L; taco with mexifries (tacotime restaurant) spent the day in the city again
D: chili and 1/2 a multi grain bagel with lots of cream cheese
S: 1/2 cup hamburger helper
ate lots today was feeling hungry all day long.
VItes: all in
Exercites: nothing today
Two of the top surgeons in the world operate out of hospitals with that (stupid) designation. Dr Rabkin in San Francisco and Dr. Keshisian (sp) out of Delano and Ventura (I think). Look on DS Facts dot com for their names, addresses and numbers.
There may be 1 or 2 more. I am not sure about Dr. Crookes and the other Dr is a Kaiser doc.
Thank you, so much this is a big help, now I dont have to worry so much about it.....lol
I am waiting to have a revision from VBG to DS. My surgeon (Dr. Anthone in Omaha)is one of the best in the country for the DS surgery and he doesn't see a problem with this revision. Can anyone else tell me why I am seeing posts that state that their surgeons wouldn't do a revision from the VBG to DS? My surgeon told me that it can be done but it will be an open surgery and I may have a smaller stomach due to the VBG. Has anyone here had the revision done to DS and how are you doing with it?
I started taking vits at 1 month out, and not many of them at that point. The big thing is get 2-3 multi vits down per day - something like Centrum. Then start adding Calcium right away.
Don't use OJ, it will have sugar in it and make you sick.
I didn't get my act together on the vits till I was 2.5 months out. I don't advocate taking this long, but my labs at 3 months were fine.
And I had a really hard time with iron, so I switched to Heme Iron by Colorado Labs. That stuff is great. I could take 3 or 4 of those a day and feel fine. I had to work my way up to the Vitalady iron (Tender Iron).
Prayers to the people in OK.
I'm starting to wonder if I should be forcing in some fruit and some intentional carbs.
slice of wheat toast maybe. Half a banana or some peaches in my protein shake?
I have a group meeting with the nutritionist tomorrow - Cleveland Clinic - I would like there
to be some DS specific material but my hopes aren't high. They seem pretty RNY oriented
Enough. On with the food.
B- Protein shake (24)
S - Boost (16)
L - Greek yogurt (13)
D - 4 oz egg beaters with a slice of provolone added (20)
Liquids 80, Protein 73 - a little low today. I got distracted and missed the evening snack.