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Gina 16 Yrs and Still
Hanging In

on 1/21/19 5:09 am - Burleson , TX
Topic: RE: New Member - Waiting for Surgery Date

HOWES - Welcome, to our OH FAMILY !! So happy, to have you join us!!!

Hang on to your socks...you are in for the ride of your life!!!

I dare say most of us were horrified, by our starting weights...mine was 340 lbs, with a BMI of 53.3...I was 44 years old, and on insulin 4 x a day...Obviously going down a BAD road...I am now 61...155-160 lbs..."normal BMI"...no Diabetes meds...everything is just so different...

I attribute SOOOOOOOOOOOO much of Anyone's "success" to SUPPORT, and INFORMATION...You can get plenty of both, right here. PLEASE listen, to peeps who have lived the life, and want to see others do the same

I am so excited for you

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160

I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body

Gina 16 Yrs and Still
Hanging In

on 1/21/19 4:52 am - Burleson , TX
Topic: RE: New Member - Waiting for Surgery Date

Yes, anesthesia can totally do that - especially early on...old nurse here...and so can ketosis...

HANG IN THERE !!! I ate a million SF pops, and sucked a million sticks!!!

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160

I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body

sapphireis
on 1/21/19 4:49 am
Topic: RE: New Member - Waiting for Surgery Date

Thank you, I start to feel like I was going crazy.

i hope the tastes revert back, I really like my shakes, now some are chalky.

DonRobbie
on 1/21/19 4:32 am
DS on 12/18/18 with
Topic: RE: New Member - Waiting for Surgery Date

Welcome! I'm a 47 (almost 48) year old guy with four kids. Started on this journey in earnest when I hit a new record high weight for me, 360 lb. It's early days yet as I'm only five or so weeks postop. One habit to build is sipping water throughout the day. You have to get 48-64 oz of water down a day. Pre-op I thought that's be a cinch, and it's very doable, but I was used to being able to get a 20 ounce bottle down in a few minutes and that is very much not on the table postop, especially right after surgery. So forming the habit of carrying a bottle of water and taking a small sip every couple minutes will serve you well.

DonRobbie
on 1/21/19 4:18 am
DS on 12/18/18 with
Topic: RE: Complex thought and physical stamina after VSG

I was fighting the "stupids" (forgetfulness, silly mistakes, confusion) for the last couple months before my surgery. I was low energy for a couple weeks postop but my head felt a lot clearer within a week.I'm about five weeks postop and have a job that is mostly sedentary but has some heavy lifting and work throughout the day and I haven't had a moment yet where I felt like I didn't have enough energy to keep up.

Erin T.
on 1/21/19 3:34 am
VSG on 01/17/17
Topic: RE: Nut addiction and head hunger

I drank a daily protein shake to boost my total protein numbers for about 6 months post-op. During that time my total calorie intake was about 600-800 calories. Once I bumped above that I got my 60-80g of protein without issue from food. I continued to use the Premier Protein RTD shakes as coffee creamer until a few months ago, just because I liked how they made my coffee taste.

I'm 2-years out and haven't consumed a whole protein shake in ages!

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Erin T.
on 1/21/19 3:30 am
VSG on 01/17/17
Topic: RE: New Member - Waiting for Surgery Date

Anesthesia can make things taste weird and so can bariatric surgery. So, we get a double whammy. It doesn't happen to everyone, but most of us find that some things no longer taste good and some things we didn't like before we now love. Tasting the chemicals in SF foods is a common thing people complain of. It doesn't last forever, normally, but it's not a quick resolution either.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

sapphireis
on 1/20/19 7:47 pm
Topic: RE: New Member - Waiting for Surgery Date

I think that is what's missing is the chewing. I was given 1 in hosp, but I have some at home, have been having trying those but had weird tastes after surgery, popsicles chemically, even the protein shakes I liked before surgery taste watery, my husband heated up bone broth an it was bitter. Would anesthesia do that?

About the fever, I called on Friday and spoke to nurse. At the time my temp was 100.8. She told me "they don't care until it's 101.5. I said I care and I usually run a sub temp. She said call us when 101.5.

started getting chills, headache, temp was 102.8. I called, of course office was closed, nurse on call said go to the emergency room. I said my insurance charges $175 if I'm not hospitalized (And the drive was 40 min to hospital).

She called surgeon who didn't even speak to me even though he was on call. The message from him was to take Tylenol and if fever goes up, call nurse

it went down to just below 100. Been hovering around 99.3 to 99.9. I guess I'll live until Monday, lol.

BKfinest22
on 1/20/19 7:27 pm
VSG on 04/24/18
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