List of things for making life post op easier?

anncha
on 2/18/18 9:15 am

what was the best thing you bought that made life easier for you post op? What couldn't you live without? This could be a cookbook, Tupperware containers, food scales or anything really.

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

SweetRide1
on 2/18/18 9:21 am
RNY on 01/16/18

I bought a pill splitter which was a godsend in the early days after surgery. I also bought small ramekins for my soup and oatmeal. The perfect size. Baby spoons. I used the timer on my phone to time how long as I was taking to eat to make sure that I didn't eat too fast. "Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery" Cook Book. Last, but not least, is my instant pot. Love my instant pot.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

Stitch83
on 2/18/18 11:15 am
RNY on 02/26/18

Oohh...I love my instant pot too. And was sad I wouldn't be able to make as much in it after surgery. Do you have a few favourite recipes? I joined the 2sleevers Facebook page but I can't do spicy so not sure a lot of those recipes will work. I'm also on the board here but it's not super active. If you have some tried and true I'd be very interested.

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 134 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

jleeclements
on 2/19/18 8:34 am
WLS on 02/24/18

What do you still make in your Instant Pot? Do you have any good receipes for post surgery?

Smoka
on 2/18/18 10:55 am
RNY on 09/12/17

Vitamix

Water filter

I still use them everyday.

Barb

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW141

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs M10-0lbs M11 - 0lbs M12 - 0lbs

anncha
on 2/18/18 12:58 pm, edited 2/18/18 4:59 am

I have an instant pot and I LOVE it. The meat is exceptionally moist (I always chuckle at that word like I?m 13yrs old and still in school).

My husband bought us a Ninja blender and I?m getting a ton of use out of it during opti and I suspect I?ll use it after surgery for the purée stage too.

Are there specific plates or cutlery you recommend? I will also look at that cool book mentioned. I'm about to Amazon a pill splitter just in case :)

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

LeslieCL
on 2/18/18 3:54 pm

I put reminders in the baritastic app to remind me every 15 minutes to drink. If I'm eating, to wait 15 minutes btwn bites. From 7:45 am to 8:00 pm.

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

Stitch83
on 2/19/18 8:17 pm
RNY on 02/26/18

I just want to clarify...are you saying we can take one bite every fifteen minutes? I thought we were suppose to have really small bites and chew it a lot but I hadn't heard every fifteen minutes for a new bite, I don't want to miss something! The alarm for drinking is a good tool and I will do that while I am off wor****il I get the hang of it.

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 134 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

LeslieCL
on 2/20/18 4:25 am

I find a tablespoon every 15 minutes is most comfortable. It's supposed to take an hour to 90 minutes to eat so it works out. Eventually it will be more and chew, chew chew.

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

Insert Fitness
on 2/18/18 7:06 pm

Although I thought it was silly when my husband bought it for me, I love my aria scale, it tracks my weight in Fitbit, so I can follow the trends, without much effort.

also my kitchen scale gets tons of use. It was a cheap digital one I bought for 20$ from amazon.

i have some one cup size dishes I find helpful too.

my smart phone for tracking in my fitness pal, setting vitamin reminders, and workout apps, etc.

i struggled a lot with figuring oh how to get enough water in, and a sports bottle ended up being my best friend.

RNY Sept 8, 2016

M1:23, M2 :18, M3 :11, M4 :19, M5: 13, M6: 12, M7: 17, M8: 11, M9: 11.5, M10: 13, M11: 10, M12: 10 M13 : 7.6, M14: 6.9, M15: 6.7

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