Surgery 2/12/18

Julia S.
on 2/8/18 7:47 am
RNY on 02/12/18

After a year of jumping through hoops with my insurance company I'm finally having surgery on Monday. Liquid diet until then, until reading this forum I was really concerned about what I could eat afterward, but no more. My biggest worry now is pain meds after surgery as I can't tolerate anything with codeine in it. I'm hoping my Dr will figure out something.

I know it will be awhile but any recommendations on Greek yogurt? Low sugar, no seeds?

Thank you for this forum, and sharing your stories.

on 2/8/18 8:06 am
RNY on 02/15/18

I like Greek Light and Fit. Dannon, I believe? Carbs are low, protein is high

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 150

CW: 250

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

on 2/8/18 10:39 am
Revision with

Good luck with surgery on Monday!

FAGE Total Plain Greek Yogurt. It has no artificial sweeteners or added sugar, which is very important to me. It has 20g of protein!!!! I buy either full fat or 2% depending on what is in stock I eat it as is or with fruit & nuts.

on 2/8/18 3:19 pm
RNY on 06/20/16

Congrats on your upcoming surgery! ?

I too, have trouble with most pain medications. In the hospital they gave me morphine immediately after surgery. I honestly had no pain whatsoever after that initial dose wore off. I hope this will be the case for you. The least amount of pain meds you can take, the better. ( due to constipation...I had that issue after another surgery a few months later... NOT fun at all! Lol)

Blessings to you and congratulations on your upcoming new lease on life! It's going to be life changing for you!!!

on 2/9/18 11:22 am
RNY on 03/29/17 with

Congratulations and good luck!

Make sure you tell your surgeon exactly what happens to you when you have taken Codeine in the past. In my case I have extreme nausea and I get hives. They medicated me for both which allowed them to use the codeine based pain meds with toradol which is an injectible NSAID. I was able to go without the codeine meds pretty quickly (thank god).

5'4" 49yrs at surgery date

SW - 206 CW - 128
M1 - 20lb M2 - 9 lb M3 - 7 lb M4 - 7 lb M5 - 7 lb M6 - 6 lb M7 - 4 lb M8 - 1 lb M9 - 2 lb M10 - 4 lb M11 - 0lb M12 - 3lb M13 - 0 lb M14 - 2 lb M15 - 0 lb M16 - 3 lb