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RnyTanya
on 11/5/18 4:34 am
RNY on 09/12/17
Topic: RE: Have you dumped? Tell us about it.

I am currently almost 14 months post RNY, and I dump anytime I eat anything overly sugary.

This can include yogurts with too high of a sugar content, apples/grapes, and other fruits. Honestly am terrified to try processed sugars like cookies or candies at this stage.

Dumping for me includes, shaking, sweats, nausea and vomiting.

I rarely dump from fats, but it has happened, same symptoms as above, and once, when I was three months out I did have the runs from 2% milk as well.

crqvingchange
on 11/5/18 4:09 am
Topic: RE: What kind of protein powder do you mix into soups?

Taste change after surgery, so you may be lucky and not mind the taste. Bulk Barn sells unflavoured whey protein powder. You can buy a little and see if you can handle it. DO NOT add whey protein powder to any liquid that is boiling, or boil it after adding the powder. It will curdle. Protein powder can be added to very warm liquids without curdling. Guelph has said in the past to add skim milk powder to boost the protein. I really hate the taste of skim milk powder.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

crqvingchange
on 11/5/18 4:05 am
Topic: RE: 2 weeks post rny surgery - getting ready to start pureed

Check out the World According to Eggface. She has lots of recipes for the different stages. I loved the Ricotta Bake. It tasted great and I had no issues with it. Glad you are doing well.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

crqvingchange
on 11/5/18 3:50 am
Topic: What are you eating/doing this Monday?

Good morning Menu Manipulators. This morning I'm going swimming, yeah, and then I have a lot of calls to make.

Accountability: Very good.

Question of the Day: Put these in order of enjoyment -

Full body massage

Head Massage

Foot Massage

For me it would be Foot (they have a great place in Toronto), Head (it's the best part of getting your hair done), and I would never want a full body massage (too self conscientious).

The eats today at 4 years post-op are:

B. You guessed it, buckets of decaf

S. Protein shake before swimming

L. Spicy chicken drumstick with a side salad baby spring mix, toasted pecans, blackberries, Brie and WF Honey/Dijon dressing

D. Beef brisket with mushrooms in gravy and broccoli with buttah

S. Protein latte

Have a great day everyone.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

hibbyangel
on 11/4/18 8:10 pm - Canada
RNY on 07/17/13
Topic: RE: Plastic Surgery?

I'm having an abdominal plasty and bilateral breast reduction in January with Dr Chivers. Just shy of $12,000.

Sunny2018
on 11/4/18 6:43 pm
RNY on 10/22/18
Topic: RE: What kind of protein powder do you mix into soups?

Hello LuckyLaura - I'm 2 weeks post surgery, so my Optifast days were only a couple of week's ago - I found the first 2 days the hardest, as I tried to figure out how to get the stuff down, as it was so thick! (I used 1 cup water and magic bullet to mix) and the taste not so good.

Eventually I changed it to 2 cups of water and bought a sports cup with mixing ball inside and just shake the heck out of it (make sure you close it well, as one time I did not and as I shook, it when all over my office at work - lol! )

Watering in down made it so much better (more mild taste), and then I was getting in more water too.

Also, make sure you get in all your water - I ended up constipated and it was bad. By the 5th day on Optifast I started adding 1-2 tsp of Benefibre to each Optifast right until my last one before surgery (check with nurse to confirm, if you do need it first- that's what I did).

Good luck!! Sunny.

Sunny2018
on 11/4/18 6:14 pm
RNY on 10/22/18
Topic: 2 weeks post rny surgery - getting ready to start pureed

Hello all.I've made it through the first 2 weeks post surgery and about to start pureed. I did well with cottage cheese (2 tbsp at a time), soup, apple sauce, sugar free yogurt, cream of wheat (2- 3 tbsp with milk),the basics and having 3 baby size spoonfuls and then waiting 5 minutes to continue.

I'm kind of nervous moving on to the next step, not sure what I should try first. I guess pureed fruit/veg - its the meat and egg I am worried will be hard.

Anyone have suggestions, what worked for them?

Thanks! Sunny

luckylaura73
on 11/4/18 4:54 pm
RNY on 11/23/18
Topic: What kind of protein powder do you mix into soups?

Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum. I went to orientation July 2017 & finally have a surgery date for RNY November 23rd.

I started my 3 weeks of Optifast & I hate it. I have tried all kinds of add ins but none of them make the terrible protein powder taste & smell go away.

Looking through the post op eating plans there is a lot of call outs to add 1tbsp of protein powder to 2 tbsps of soup. I am worried it will taste horrible. What protein powder goes into food well without modifying the taste too much? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

crqvingchange
on 11/4/18 4:51 pm
Topic: RE: What are you doing/eating today? - Friday

The Little Nugget is binge-watching Netflix and she's only a few months old, lol. One day she is going to look at you and say "Are you still watching".

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

crqvingchange
on 11/4/18 4:50 pm
Topic: RE: What are you doing/eating today? - Friday

Thanks for starting the thread .

I have binge-watched Dr. Foster, Luther, Happy Valley, Broadchurch. I am a sucker for a dark British crime mystery.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

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