GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 week ago

I’m only 7 months out from surgery, down almost 100lbs but my weight hasn’t budged in almost 3 months. I couldn’t figure out why but after reading the daily menu posts I realized that I’ve been eating way too much! (And drinkingvtooa soon after


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

I’m almost 4 month’s post-op and I’m worried about when the weight loss will stop. I’ve heard that the first 6 months are the “magic” months when you lose most of your weight, but I hope that’s not true because I have so much more to go


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

My 90 pound Doodle dog is choosing to sit on my lap again now that we can both comfortably fit on my he couch again. I’m loving this! I’d attach a photo if I could figure out how to do that!


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I had my first NSV today! I went in to see the Dr. and for the first time in about a decade and a half they used the regular adult cuff when taking my blood pressure instead of the extra large one. I know it might be an insignificant thing to some peop


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I seem to choke a lot. I’m hoping it’s because I just need to slow down and chew more, but I have had instances of webbing in my esophagus in the past when food would get stuck. I hope it’s not a recurrence of that because the only therapy is to


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I’m almost 6 weeks post-op and I’m just coming out of my first stall. (It came late and lasted long.) I was just wondering, how often do stalls happen, and how long do they typically last?


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

I just heard the term “three week stall” and I’m wondering if it’s exactly what it sounds like. Also does everyone experience it? Can it happen slightly later than three weeks?


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

I find that the closer I get to the maintenance diet the more head hunger I’m battling. I also realized today that I was grazing. I‘d like to hear from others about how you deal with these issues.


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I’m wondering if you don’t begin to feel restriction until you’re on solid foods? I’m starting to get a little worried because I’m on puréed and don’t think I’ve felt it yet. Of course since these feeling are all new to me I may be confu


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I’m sorry for asking so many questions, but thank you to everyone who still takes the time to answer.

I’m two weeks out from surgery and I realized that every time I eat/drink something I get lower abdominal discomfort. It’s not pain per


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I need some advice. Today I’m two weeks out from surgery and start my pureed stage. I’ve been in NY since last week, and packed in a hurry so I accidentally left my pureed instructions back home in CT. Can someone remind me of the rules for this st


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

First of all thank you to all the members who reached out and gave me condolences on the loss of my mom. I‘m truly grateful for your kindness, and prayers are very much appreciated. I’m headed to the wake now, funeral tomorrow. I’ve been taking i


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi All,

My Mom died suddenly yesterday and I was wondering if tou can get dehydrated from crying? Should I be drinking more liquids?? I’m only 11 days out from surgery and still on full liquids.

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GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

Please forgive me for this rant but I don’t know where else I can tell this and be understood. I’m 5 days out from surgery and I’m really struggling emotionally with the lack of solid foods. Tonight my husband decided to cook pizza (my favorite f


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

I’m only on my 3rd day Post-op, but I am having the worst breath! No amount of brushing or mouthwash is helping. Does anyone know if any breath mints are allowed at this stage? It’s really awful!


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

I had surgery on Monday, and today is my first full day at home. I’m all alone at the moment and I suddenly can’t remember any of my surgeons instructions. I had to call my husband at work and ask him if I was supposed to take any meds. Has anyone


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

My surgery is one week from today, and I am terrified. I’m having a really difficult time sticking to the pre-op diet (it’s not a liquid diet, it’s more like a low fat, low carb Atkins diet). When I say that I’m cheating I don’t mean that Iâ€


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

Hi All,

I haven’t posted in awhile, but wanted to share the news that I‘ve gotten a surgery date of Dec. 11. I’m nervous to have it so close to the holidays because no cookies, stocking candy, or solid food over Christmas is go


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

I I'm trying to decide if I should have RNY or VSG surgery and I was just wondering what made you decide one over the other? Any advice?


GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

This is supposed to be Day 8 of my liquid pre-op diet, but yesterday they switched me back to solids because I've had too much diarrhea. Apparently I can't tolerate the artificial sweeteners. They haven't postponed my surgery date yet, but I don't see


GerryF2003 wrote on sandrakstan96's support wall 2 years ago
You're almost there- good luck!!

GerryF2003 wrote on Mominmich3's support wall 2 years ago
Good luck - I'm right behind you! We can do this!!

Kathy S. wrote 2 years ago
Hi GerryF2003, 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!

GerryF2003 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

I'm on day 3 of pre-op and I 'm supposed to have 4 protein shakes a day. The problem is that they are sooo nasty that as soon as I choke some down it tries to come right back up. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm on the Proti Max, chocolate flavore

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12/11/2017
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May 19, 2009
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