gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

hi OH friends ... I'm now 7 months post surgery. After 2-3 months+ of hardly losing any weight (would stall out for 2-3 weeks and then occasionally lose a few pounds before the next stall), I now seem to be in an active losing phase again, dropping 4-6


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

As I went to the refrigerator again tonight and threw out tons of food (again), it occurred to me that I need help! I'm still shopping and cooking with my pre-surgery mindset... buying huge amounts and cooking for an army with lots of left-overs. The o


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

so excited to share today that have lost 101 pounds since my gastric bypass on October 20th. Added to the 40 pounds I was able to lose before surgery, I am down over 140 pounds from a year ago. AMAZING!!!!! For the first time, I now know that I am goin


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Hi everyone...   I posted a couple of weeks ago a concern about my surgeons office not checking vitamin levels for a year after surgery. I was not comfortable with that and I want to thank everyone who encouraged me to go ahead and have my primary care


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

OK, OH friends ... I've been on a plateau for almost a month and then,  overnight, I lost 6 pounds. I'm not complaining, believe me, I'M THRILLED. Just want to know if this is the norm and if others have experienced this too? Thanks for any responses a


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone ... I was recently told by my surgeons NP that they won't order labs to check for vitamin deficiency until the 1 year anniversary. She said it takes that long for deficiencies to show up. That seems counter to everything I've read and way t


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I knew it was inevitable! I've done so well and it was such a thrill to weigh every morning and visually see those numbers going down. At first ten or more pounds a week, and then it slowed down to 5-6 pounds a week and then kind of leveled out at abou


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 10 months, 2 weeks ago

BIG milestone today ... said good bye to the 300's ... never to be seen again. 10 weeks out from surgery and feeling fantastic ... best decision of my life! Can't wait to see what 2017 will bring and how I'll feel and look a year from now!!!


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

hey everyone ... feeling really terrible right now. I haven't been able to keep anything down now for nearly 24 hours. it started yesterday morning with a scrambled egg, which I thought maybe I ate too fast but now I'm wondering? Last night I threw up


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

does anyone have experience with taking diuretics after surgery? I have horrible water retention issues and have taken diuretics for several years. after surgery, my surgeon discontinued them, saying they could be revisited with my pcp if needed in the


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Ok, 3.5 weeks post RNY. Grabbed a pair of pants from the laundry basket today and couldn't figure out why they felt a little snug, I mean, come on now, I've lost 35 pounds in less than 4 weeks, why do they feel so snug? Turns out I grabbed a pair that


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

please excuse the indelicate nature of this post. I was looking up something else and read in an old post something about seeing visible fat in the toilet with your stool at some point after RNY surgery. They called them the "rainbow swirlies". serious


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I'm about 2 1/2 weeks post op and things are going pretty well. it seems one of the most difficult things for me is not drinking with my meals. anyone else have this struggle and how you deal with it, short of just not having my water bottle within arm


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Hello everyone --  been experimenting in the kitchen a bit for sugar free alternatives for Thanksgiving. If I do say so myself, this is delicious and every bit as good as my family's traditional candied sweet potatoes!

2 sweet potatoes, peeled


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

good morning, RNY'ers ... it's me again with my daily question and (sonetimes) ramblings. My siblings are in the midst of planning our family thanksgiving gathering. My father died in April and this will be the first family holiday without him, so it's


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

good morning RNY'ers ... I know everyone is different but when you first began to loose weight, where did you notice it first ... face, abdomen, arms, etc. also, how much did you loose before you could tell a difference?


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Question for all you MFP users ... I got it set up today for my new goals and everything but it won't allow me to lose more than 2 pounds a week. When I tried to close out my eating diary, I was told that I'm not eating enough calories and it wouldn't


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Hi everyone -- continue to be amazed every day by how good I'm feeling already at just 12 days post-op. I've lost 23 pounds, I'm off all diabetis meds and blood sugars are stable at 90-100, I'm off 4 other medications and my doctor told me yesterday th


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I know I probably shouldn't be weighing everyday, but right now when the weight is coming off so fast, it's hard not to. I'm down 2 more pounds today, a total of 20 pounds from my pre-surgery weight ... and today is day 10 post surgery. I know I won't


gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Hi everyone , I had my surgery eight days ago and am doing pretty well now . Since my hospital was almost 3 hours away , we stayed in St. Louis until today for my follow-up appointment . I did have a minor setback on Tuesday . I was in the hotel room a


Kathy S. wrote 1 year, 1 month ago
Hi gbarron, Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weigh t-loss-surgery-journey/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosp tial-stay-what-to-pack/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-c are-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

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So sorry to hear about your leg. I've been going through something...

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gbarron56 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Hi everyone... My August surgery was cancelled because I got non - healing ulcers in my legs caused by venous insufficiency. I had never even heard of this, let alone knew that I had it. Does anyone else have experience with this? To make a long story


gbarron56 wrote surgery day is almost here 1 year, 1 month ago

Hi everyone... My August surgery was cancelled because I got none - healing ulcers in my legs caused by venous insufficiency. I had never even heard of this, let alone knew that I had it. Does anyo...

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