Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

It probably sounds like a silly question, but I've been wondering if drinking too much water while I'm taking meds or vitamins might inhibit my absorption of them. Or is it only food I need to worry about?


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

It is fairly common with our procedure to have a low ferritin number, correct? My hematologist just retested me (four/five months after my last infusion) and I'm down at a 3 again for ferritin. Now he thinks I need a colonoscopy because I must have a t


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

I'm about 18 months post surgery and lately I feel like I want to eat ALL THE TIME. Is that normal? Is this how things will be now or is it more cyclical?


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks to those who gave me advice about my anemia. I met with a hematologist today and in part thanks to your tips, we discovered that my ferritin iron level is 9. He wanted to do an iron infusion ASAP, but apparently my insurance company has a specif


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 10 months, 4 weeks ago

I am a very private person. Very. I feel like my medical history is nobody else's business. I also thought that there would be people (all in-laws) who would judge me and mock me. I figured I'd lose a certain amount of weight, say I'd worked hard to ge


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

My endocrinologist, who is aware of my DS (but I don't think has much knowledge/experience with it), saw me recently. I'd done blood work for him (I haven't done any blood work yet for my bariatric doctor; I will do it in about two weeks and see him sh


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hey everyone - had some questions for the group. I am female, 43, six feet tall and nine months post-op. Thanks for any help you can give me.

  1. Have you ever heard of someone with DS developing tinnitus (ringing in your ear)? Mine is non-s

Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

Getting personal here, but for the ladies - did you have implants or a breast lift done post DS? It honestly hadn't occurred to me what would happen to my poor breasts, but they kind of resemble tiny, shriveled raisins now. I'm 7.5 months post op. Is t


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

So for those of you who are further out, do you have a carb threshold you try to stay under? As much as I would love to eat nothing but eggs and bacon for the next forty or fifty years of my life (slight sarcasm), I would really like to be able to have


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 7 months ago

So if bacon is good for us, what about eggs? All the info I'm reading online seems to contradict itself (one says it's bad to eat more than one egg a day while another says eggs are fine, eat as many as you want). Eggs are something I love and I've bee


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 7 months ago

I'm 4.5 months post-op and I feel like I'm still struggling with eating normal meats and vegetables. While throwing up in the beginning was normal for me (either I ate too fast or didn't properly sense when I was full), it is very rare for it to happen


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 7 months ago

I'm about four months out from my DS, and up to this point I've lost weight consistently. Sometimes in big lumps, others in much smaller increments.

But for the last couple of weeks I've stalled. I'm stuck between 185 and 189 and haven't gone


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago

So, obviously, I knew that hair loss was a possibility. I'm just past three months and I'm losing a scary amount of hair. I don't have any bare patches on my scalp, but I'm worried that I'm headed that direction. My hair is unusually dry, and yesterday


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago

I'm an author. I had my DS surgery at the end of October. Because of the holidays and some family things (and recovering from surgery!) I basically put writing on pause (I did other things like marketing and such).

I recently sold a book to


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

Just about everything I've read online says that for most DS'ers sex drastically improves after the surgery because of self-confidence and change in appearance. I'm almost three months out and I have no desire at all. I have also read that sometimes th


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

It's been a bit difficult finding foods I can eat that my body will tolerate and that actually taste good to me, all while getting enough protein.

So I cooked up a package of bacon (I made them extra crispy - I'm not sure what the volume would


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

I bought my first couple months' worth of ADEK (with a multivitamin included) from my surgeon's office. I'd like to find something less expensive. What do you use?


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

Outside of plastic surgery, is there anything you've found that helps with loose or sagging skin? The skin under my chin looks terrible, and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to make it more firm. I'm 42, so I realize that there may not be a w


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

My doctor and nutritionist want me to have little to no fat. From hanging around this forum for the last couple of months, I know that you successful long-timers make eating fat a priority. Why is that? How does it help you? Why is it good/beneficial f


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

I fast for religious reasons (both food and water), and while I'll ask my doctor about it next time I see him, I'm wondering whether anyone here ever does so. Was there a specific amount of time you waited until you resumed fasting? (I'm almost six wee


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

I'm exactly five weeks post op, so just past the soft meats stage.

When I'm home, I have no problems measuring out my food. But I had Thanksgiving at the in-laws and had to guess at the right measurement for turkey. Or today I was out shopping


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

Sorry to get so personal, but I need help. I'm about a month post surgery. I saw my doctor last week. I'm someone who was a two to three bowel movements a day pre-surgery. I didn't even really pay attention in classes to the constipation parts because


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

I've seen several references to the "honeymoon period" for weight loss after surgery. How long is that?

Is there a book out there that you'd recommend on DS? Or a cookbook/website that features recipes for DS post-op?

I've been l


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

I've seen some reference to a weight loss chart in old posts on this forum. Does it still exist?

Where do you start counting your weight loss? Day of surgery? Before you started your liquid fast in preparation for the surgery?

I suppose


Kathy S. wrote 1 year, 11 months ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weight-loss-surgery-journey http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosptial-stay-what-to-pack http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-care-after-weight-loss-surgery We can't wait to hear from you post-op!
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