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adistacke uploaded a new photo 3 months, 3 weeks ago

adistacke posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

On Sunday, i weighed myself and was over moon to see 199.5! I haven't weighed this since i started college in the early 90s. I still have a ways to go (want to lose another 50) but am really happy with what has happened to me in a little over 5 month

adistacke posted a discussion topic 7 months ago


I've posted before that I had elevated liver enzymes a month post op. Between my surgeon and hepatologist, they don't feel this is weight loss/mild fatty liver related. I've been through every test (ultrasound, MRI, biopsy, echo, labs

adistacke posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago


I did a search and read the many stories about elevated liver enzymes but most are from several years ago so wanted to see if anyone else has had that issue? My AST is in the 200s while my ALT is in the 600s. So far, I've had an ultras

adistacke wrote challenges 7 months, 3 weeks ago

On the positive, i'm down 49.5 pounds and it hasn't even been 2 months post op! 

On the negative, I have elevated AST and ALT (liver enzymes) and spent the day in the ER to find i have fatty...

adistacke wrote 1 month post op! 8 months, 1 week ago

As of today, I had surgery 1 month ago.  Over the past week, things have changed dramatically for me.  I have been eating consistently with few protein shakes.  I can't eat much about 1-1.5 ounces....

adistacke wrote entering my 4th week 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Yesterday I had 1Liter of fluids in my surgeon's office...think i could've done 2 liters.  It didn't really impact the nausea because it was getting better yesterday.  I am up 0.8 pounds which i kn...

adistacke posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I had surgery on 5/16...looking to see if there are any fun single people in the Chicago area?

adistacke wrote end of week 3 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I had surgery on the 16th and it has been quite the roller coaster!  After a week post op, I went home (5 hour drive) and did great while there on full liquids.  I came home on Tueday for my post o...

adistacke posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Did anyone start having horrible gas pain when you started eating? For me it starts even while I'm still eating and is super painful. Does this eventually go away when your colon gets used to good again? I use gas x but doesn't do much. Walking aro

adistacke posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I just had my 2 week post op appt so I can start soft foods. A few days ago I started having burning in my stomach (has this immediately post op for a few days). The doctor increased protonix to twice a day and continue carafate, try tums, etc.

adistacke posted a discussion topic 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Anyone have periods of being nauseated around 10 days post op? I've had to take zofran the past few days and seems worse after I've been awake a few hours. I take protonix daily too and reach the 64cc fluid goal...any other recommendations?


adistacke posted a comment 9 months ago
Thank you!

adistacke wrote Week 1 post op 9 months ago

I'm feeling so much better than those first 3 days!  I'm getting close to the fluid and protein goals and walking around 7000 steps a day.  Today is the first day I've had about 70cc's of water do ...

adistacke posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

I ended up in the hospital for 2 days because of being so nauseated. I also ended up with a very intense sinus headache because of the quick Chicago weather changes. If anyone has sinus problems I highly recommend bringing some of your meds to the ho

Kathy S. wrote 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! Here are some links to information you may find helpful: We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

adistacke posted a comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Kathy!

adistacke posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

totally dumb do you update your weight on the ticker? I updated my weight under "health tracker" but it didn't change?



adistacke wrote one week down liquid diet 9 months, 2 weeks ago

That week was tough!  I was having issues with leg cramps...assuming cause I'm on diuretics and a full liquid diet.  I quit taking the diuretics and went up 3 pounds but also started a mag suppleme...

adistacke posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

It has been tough but i'm getting through it. I've lost 10 pounds so far which is amazing (i'm sure water weight) but having horrible leg cramps at night. Anyone tried Gatorade or magnesium for this problem?

Anyone else on their pre-op diet?

adistacke posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

My surgery was moved up a few days to May 16th so I start my full liquid diet tomorrow. Surgery day will be here before i know it! I'm a nurse and having surgery where i work...dreading the hospital stay so wanted to hear others' experiences. How l

adistacke wrote 2 weeks pre op tomorrow 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I had my preop visit last week and was told my surgeon would be out of town the day after my surgery.  After finding out who was covering for him (i'm a nurse at the hospital where i'm having suger...

adistacke posted a discussion topic 10 months, 3 weeks ago


I'm having the sleeve done on 5/19. Work wants me to take a class where i would have to travel from Chicago to Atlanta on July 6-7 (about 2.5 weeks after surgery).

I just said no to going to the I being a wimp or re

adistacke posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

anyone try 310 shakes? if so, what did you think?

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