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jbranch65 wrote Ugh... 5 days, 7 hours ago

I wrote a really long and drawn out post about my first shopping experience and accidentally it close instead of post. So, because I don't want to write it again at this time.


I hav...

jbranch65 wrote 3 months out 2 months, 1 week ago

So, I'm three months out and I am feeling great. I haven't had any major issues and I am quickly learning my new stomach.

I have lost over 50lbs and I am only 22lbs away from my first weight...

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jbranch65 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

So, I'm about 2 1/2 months post op and I am still struggling to get my mind off 50g of protien. Protien shakes make me nauseous and I can only eat so much in a day. Some days I don't even want to eat but I make myself.

Does any have any altern

jbranch65 wrote Been awhile.. 4 months ago

So, it's been awhile since I written anything. I'm going to say a few critical things I've learned in that time of silence. 

  1. Dry skin sucks! I thought I had fleas I was so itchy that I...

jbranch65 wrote One month?! Boy does time fly... 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Good Evening everyone! I'm feeling great today was my one month follow up I can't believe it's been a month!  Thanks month has gone by without a hitch! I am now down 25.5lbs, can't believe it but h...

jbranch65 wrote Year Older 4 months, 3 weeks ago

So, my birthday was a couple of days ago. Needless to say it was a traditional birthday with all the sweet goodies. It was hard for me, but I kept myself busy and managed to not miss the tradition....

jbranch65 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I am three weeks post-op. All is going well with my diet and weigh loss, but my surgical lap sites itch like crazy! I'm going mad over here trying not to scratch them. Yes, and I know all this itching means healing but what can I do to lessen my itchy

jbranch65 wrote 1 Week Post Op Appointment 5 months, 1 week ago

Had my post op appointment today. I have officially lost a grand total of 14.5lbs since I last weigh in with the office 3 weeks ago. 

I am feeling great! This week I have increased my step c...

jbranch65 wrote 1 Week 5 months, 1 week ago

I'm officially one week post op today and I feel great! I've lost 10lbs since my pre op weigh in. My one week appointment with the surgeon is in Monday. I heard from my nurse a couple days ago and ...

jbranch65 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello I have been out of the hospital for two days and am four days post op. I feel pretty good except that occasional feeling of air getting trapped in my esphogus while sipping on my fluids. Is that normal?

jbranch65 wrote Going Home 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Today I get to go home. I've been in the hospital for two days. Yesterday, I could have gone home but my Upper GI happened late in the day. So u started my Phase 1 diet last night. 

I still ...

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jbranch65 wrote Tomorrow is the day!! 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I have been on a liquid ...

jbranch65 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

The struggle was real today. I had a hard time mentally accepting that liquid was all I was allowed today. I made it through, but man is this hard.

Day 2 I'm hoping is not as challenging because I will be occupied with work. I guess I will find

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 5 months, 3 weeks ago

jbranch65 wrote One Week to go... 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I officially start my liquid diet tomorrow which means my surgery is only five days away!!

jbranch65 wrote PCP PreOp 6 months ago

Boy, time is flying by. I just realized today is exactly two weeks from my surgery. I'm nervous and excited at the same time.

Had my PCP PreOp appointment today, she said all is well. I am i...

jbranch65 wrote Time is flying by... 6 months ago

Five more days before my pre-op appointment and eleven days before my pre-op liquid diet. Gotta stock up on my protein mix and fluids. RNY scheduled for September 29th.

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 6 months, 2 weeks ago

jbranch65 wrote Almost there.. 6 months, 2 weeks ago

As of today I am 12 days away from my PCP PreOp Clearance appointment, 15 days away from my PreOp appointment with my surgeon, 21 days from my PreOp clear liquid diet and 25 days from my surgery da...

jbranch65 posted a comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Congratulations on your progress and I wish you luck and good...
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