Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 1 week, 2 days ago

Hi everyone,

My 3-month anniversary was Tuesday, 9/12. On Monday 9/11 at around 9 AM I began a very intense period of genuinely hard physical labor. I had so much to do in such a short amount of time that I kept on working all through the n


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 2 weeks ago

Hi guys,

I'm right around 3 months post-op, and haven't had any beef yet. When did you introduce it back into your diet? I don't think I could handle a steak (it would probably get stuck, no matter how well I chewed it), but maybe somethin


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Today I made it into the 200s. Not as awesome as Onederland, but an accomplishment nevertheless. I am hoping that I will be 100 pounds down from my starting weight by Christmas, and crossing my fingers that by early spring I will be in the 100s. Jus


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Many mentions are made of bacon on the daily menu thread. Do those of you who include bacon in your diet make traditional pork bacon, or turkey "bacon"? I looked at turkey bacon the other day at the store, but it didn't look terribly appetizing, and


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

My surgery was on June 12, so I'm still a few days why of my 2-month mark. I weigh myself a couple of times a week, and today I saw that I weigh a full 50 pounds less than when I started my 2-week pre-op diet! I'm including weight lost during those 2


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

Hi all,

I have noticed through the past many decades that I seem to need a higher level of Vitamin C than many people do. I can always tell when I need to beef it up because my gums start bleeding when I brush (sorry, I know that's kind of g


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I tried searching for this answer, but came to no conclusion. I am finding it hard to get enough protein in, and wonder if it would be more palatable frozen into popsicles. I have both Bariatric Fusion protein powders and Atkins Lift clear(ish) prote


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm on the pureed phase, and have been having low-fat cottage cheese with a little plain hummus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All meals are 1 oz., chewed to virtual non-existence. I have yet to feel any sense of fullness or restriction. I'm not


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

First, apologies for a TMI-type of post. I've been having an unpleasant issue (ridiculously urgent diarrhea) for days now, since I added in the protein powder (which did not have this effect on me before surgery), and which i hope can be helped with


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

I'm home from the hospital! My surgeon said that my surgery went "perfectly", and I feel that is true. The entire hospital staff was so kind, generous, friendly, and warm. It was a really positive experience, I felt really well supported. I got h


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi all,

I have hypothyroidism and take thyroid medication every day. I was diagnosed about 11 years ago, but had been borderline for a long time. I have never felt that the medicine made me feel better, though it does reflect positively in


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

So I've been on this draconian pre-op diet. This is day 11, surgery is Monday. I have been having 4 shakes every day (108 grams of protein) made with water, plus drinking a boatload of plain water. And that's it! Stopped having coffee, which I miss!


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi all,

I had blood drawn yesterday in advance of my upcoming RNY this coming Monday (yay!). I've read here that comprehensive blood work for the RNY population will involve 15 or so vials. My doc only ordered 4 vials. No ferritin test - I


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

June 12 is my date! I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified! Next week I will start my pre-op diet. The doc only requires 2 weeks, but I figure why not give it a month? I also still need the hospital to tell me how much if anything I need to pr


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi all,

My center cautions that no coffee (not even decaf) should be consumed after RNY due to it's high acid content. I can do it, but that is the one thing I know beforehand that I will miss. Tea, even black tea, is allowed. Have others


Au_Contraire posted a discussion topic 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Hello all,

I've been reading this forum for the past several days, watching youtube videos, etc. as I am in the process of preparing for roux-en-y surgery. Terrified, but going forward nevertheless. I have one more visit with a specialist

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