3 days out feeling better

on 3/1/18 3:58 pm - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

Started full fluids today, had a quarter cup of plain oatmeal with 1/2 tsp of brown sugar, (only 2 gr of sugar) sat really heavy so didn't have anything other that a 8 oz of diluted juice, have manged to drink about 16 oz of water and have almost finished my first protein shake. Am going to try a little soup later.

Am managing my vitamins although the B12 strip was yuck, will ask my family doctor about injections when I see her monday. Had my quantities of liquid calcium off yesterday but have up to 1 tblsp 3x per day.

Was able to shower today and remove my bandages have many little holes a few with steri strips too, but the bruising isn't nearly as bad as I expected.

Have been managing pain with tylenol only today, taking my regular medication has been an experience one pill at a time, but hopefully I'll be able to reduce some of them as time goes on.

Working at it day by day.

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:195

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -?

on 3/1/18 7:15 pm

Sounds like all is going good, you've got this!

Orientation July, Surgeon consult Sept, Internist Nov, RD/RSW/RN Dec.

RNY March 2, 2018 HRRH Pam (49 / 5'5 ½)

HW: 237, PreOpti: 226, Opti: -10, M1: -20, M2: -12, M3: -13, M4 -10, M5 -9, M6 -7, M7 -2, M8 -3, M9 -1

on 3/2/18 6:02 am

That sounds like you are doing really well. I'm at the end of my 2 weeks full liquids and am still pushing myself to get my 2 shakes, 8 cups liquids in. Most days I have 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and 1/4 cup of soup and that's all I can do. Looking forward to starting real food this weekend.

St. Joes Hamilton - Referral June 16, Orientation Aug 16, Group Dietitian May 5, Nurse May 15, Social Worker Aug 15, 1:1 Dietitian Aug 15, Medical Internist Sept 18. Meet Surgeon Nov. 2/17 Preop Feb 12/18 Surgery Feb 16/18

on 3/2/18 7:17 am
RNY on 03/26/17

Starting weight:280lbs-Referral: July 11/16-Orientation: September 29/16-Pre-surgery-weight 249lbs Surgery date: March 26/17-M1-16lbs-M2-10lbs-M3-10lbs-M4-9lbs-M5-9lbs-M6-8lbs-M7-5lbs-M8-6-M9-4-M10-7-M11-Maintained-M12-Maintained-M13-
Goal Reached January 8/18

on 3/2/18 8:33 am

Sounds like you are doing well! Congrats!

Jamieson does a dissolvable b12 that is less gross than the strips, I found it at shoppers :)

on 3/2/18 10:29 am

Sounds like you are doing well! Congratulations! :)

on 3/3/18 9:49 am

Sounds like you're doing great!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017


on 3/3/18 2:09 pm

Sounds like you are doing great. Yes those strips are yuck. I use a liquid form of B12. It is not as bad because it goes away faster. I found it at shoppers.

Keep up the good work!