Tomorrow is my big day... just wanted to say thanks to all of you who have posted helpful advice, anecdotes, and your personal stories here on the forums. I can't tell you how much help you've all been over the past year since I started reading about RNY.
I'm strangely calm, I guess because panicking wouldn't help anyone at this point! Here's hoping it all goes well.
Hope all goes well for you. For me, the first few days were rough and I remember thinking being fat wasn't so bad. I have no regrets. One of the best things I ever did. My RNY was 10 years ago yesterday.
Don't be surprised if foods you really liked previously taste really different after surgery. My surgeon suggested Egg Drop Soup as a choice after surgery. One bite and I gagged. For quite awhile I couldn't stand eggs. I do eat eggs now. I can eat ground beef just fine, but steak, roast, etc., just doesn't digest very well.
Fortunately, sugar is my enemy.
Post and let us know how you're doing.
RNY: July 8, 2008
Dr. John Price
Kansas City, MO
If you are not at goal DO NOT try this, because it CAN stop your weight loss...
If you are at goal, try slicing those meats very thin..add a small amount of. meat tenderizer to them. I use mccormicks or clover valley brand ( they do not have MSG and our family is sensitive to it).... Make sure you remove all the marbeling fat..and connective tissues that run thru some cuts.
I also have that trouble with chicken thighs.. I have to pull it apart and remove those little peices of fat that are between the layers of muscle... i make a thick gravy and will put a tablespoon (level) of it on my serving if i am having difficulty. the small amount of moisture will help with foods too dry.
Chew it very well...Pat dry if visible fat... Of course i skin all chicken, only chicken i can eat from public venue is KFC,and it must be skinned and patted. hope these help you ..
Good luck! Tomorrow will be a great launching point for you. Looking back I can say surgery day was a great day. Note - recovery over the next two days afterward had some colorful language moments. But that would have happened with any procedure. Wake up with a great attitude and carry that throughout the day. Here is my picture getting ready for my first walk to the nurse's station 45 minutes post surgery. Today I am 17 weeks post surgery, 128lbs lost since first consult in Oct '17 and plan on hitting my goal before the end of the year. A positive attitude along with making 'YOU' and taking care of 'YOU' your new hobby will be key. Follow the medical team's directions and reach out for help when you have questions.
Surgery: RNY on 3/07/2018
HW: 338 (BMI 52.9 kg/m²) SW: 288 (BMI 46.60 kg/m²)
CW: 203 (BMI 31.8 kg/m²) GW: 165 (BMI 26.60 kg/m²)