Immune System after surgery?
I had surgery just a couple of weeks before you. I haven't noticed any weakend immune system at this point (I thought I would but my little kids seem to catch everything under the sun and for the most part, I've remain illness free other than one bout of a cold). I have however, noticed it after other surgeries, so it is possible. and then again, It could just be a bad run of luck. LOL. I guess that's not much help! Hope you get over being sick soon. (start thinking spring, maybe that'll help get your spirits up..LOL)
Ht. 5'2 HW 234/GW 150/LW 128/CW 132 Size 18/20 to a size 4 in 9 months!
on 2/17/10 10:53 am
I am rarely ill.
Ppl either get everything that passes by within 100 mi OR can stand gale force sneezing at close quarter.
We were told o9ur immune would be somewhat compromised. Like it worked well at BMI 50? But oddly, we don't get what our workers get, for example.
We take a huge number of supplements, over 120g protein in supps every day and eat our 4-6 small meals.
You say you're keeping up on your supps, but what might that look like?
RNY, distal, 10/5/94
P.S. My year + long absence has NOTHING to do with my WLS, or my type of WLS. See my profile.
To answer vitaladay: supplements include -
2 multivitamins - generic tabs (probably go back to chewables when these are used up)
1500 calcium citrate tabs -(500 3xs daily) generic walgreens
ferral sequals iron and vit C (500) nitely
B12 (2 or 3 times a week subling)
fish oil (for inflammation)
Ginger root (for inflammation)
labs were good at Dec. appt. (white count a tad low). Next labs due in late March.
Sound reasonable? Working at school I'm always around the little snot factories and working one on one with wind instrument players is double trouble. Thanks for taking the time to look at this!
on 7/12/12 1:06 pm
I have been sick and tired since I had lap band surgery 6 years ago....I guess it was a trade off???
Recently I started drinking glowing green smoothies by kimberly snyder (google it)....and for once i felt better and my husband said I didnt "gurgle and cough" at night from my reflux either.
I totally reccomend it....I know its hard to eat fruits and vegetables for me. And vitamins make me throw up....or get stuck. I did finally find a decent tasting liquid vitamin at Sam's Club.
anyways....its not just you. the absorption of some nutrients are impaired after WLS....get lots of rest and find a way to get vitamins....and I reccomend Probiotics too. THey have small ones called "pearls" at walgreens.
-sick all the time
Switching from chewables to tablets has nothing to do with anything. If you can swallow them, then by all means do it.