Renee C. wrote 6 month surgiversary 5 years, 10 months ago

6 months out today, Aug 1st.  (from Feb 1st)

Still losing, albeit slowly -- but that's all on me to curb my food intake.

Scale is at 200.0, where it drops to 198 and then back up -- s...

Renee C. posted a comment 6 years, 1 month ago
Wow, that's crazy and so scary!! I'm so glad you are OK!!

Renee C. wrote almost 8 weeks out 6 years, 1 month ago

Today I hit my -40lb mark from early Dec.  Slowly but surely inching along.  I think I am probably eating more than I should, but I feel better at here around 1000 cals a day than I did at lower am...

Renee C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

And I made it through with NO PIE!!!

There was a lot of pressure at work. Maybe because I work at a math-related company? Mostly I think people love it as an excuse to eat pizza and pies!

In fact last year I organized Pi Day at wor

Renee C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

Just wondering for those who eat primarily meat and keep their carbs low, do you tend to stick with lean meats for lower calorie intake? i.e. turkey breast, ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef, lowfat turkey bacon instead of regular...

Renee C. wrote Still stalled 6 years, 2 months ago

In fact, I gained a couple pounds.  It's been almost 2 weeks.  I know it's normal but it's still frustrating to see people dropping huge amounts of weight and be stuck after the first month.  With ...

Renee C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

I oopsed yesterday and ate a few bites too many. It was pretty soft food, but still. My pouch is now sore, not helped by me having a bad chest cough on top of that.

I've only had liquids today. The thought of eating food doesn't appeal becau

Renee C. wrote One Month 6 years, 2 months ago

Tomorrow (Wed) will be my one month surgaversary!  I'm in a stall, which is expected, but I'm down 15 lbs since day of surgery, so that's a reasonable loss for the first month.

So far I have...

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Renee C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

My job is mostly mental (software engineering).  I'm 3 weeks post-op and still find myself not just low physical energy but frankly in a bit of a mental fog.  This is not good for my work, obviously.

Wondering if it's just part of the healing p

Renee C. wrote 2 week surgaversary 6 years, 3 months ago

I was not feeling well enough to return to work today, my 2 week surgaversary, and thankfully am able to take the rest of the week and return to work on Monday.  

Otherwise today was a prett...

Renee C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

My iron is low and I'd like to bring the levels up.  

Chewable multis with iron taste terrible to me, and it's important that I take my chewable every day, so I went the route of the non-iron version so I'll actually take it.

The Iron P

Renee C. wrote Fever... 6 years, 3 months ago

Every time I hear that word I think of the Fever song from Richard Simmons' Sweatin to the Oldies 2.  That was my fave of all the S2O DVDs.

Fever.. in the morning.... Fever all through the n...

Renee C. wrote Day 10, healing in progress 6 years, 3 months ago

While I'm certainly not feeling anywhere near as good as I'd hoped to at this point, I am at least still moving forward.  Just got in from a half hour walk (or so) that I could only take at a turtl...

Renee C. posted a comment 6 years, 3 months ago
#PremierProteinGiveaway I'm still in the early stages of post op and...

Renee C. wrote Ouchie 6 years, 3 months ago

So I was in pain for the first few days after my revision, but nothing like today.  Today my right side below the ribcage decided to revolt.  On the front, the drain tube is extremely sore for some...

Renee C. wrote These first few days 6 years, 3 months ago

I didn't expect it to hurt this much.  So many people say they hardly had any pain.  Maybe it's the combination of band removal + rny + small hernia repair all at the same time?  Or I guess we're j...

Renee C. posted a comment 6 years, 3 months ago
Good luck! I was so hungry and headachy the first few days after my...

Renee C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

Day 5 post op here.  Still higher weight than day of surgery and the scale hasn't moved at all since I got home on Friday.    I'm assuming it's water weight from the IV fluids and I'm continuing to stay hydrated but dang it's super depressing to go thr

Renee C. wrote 13 hour countdown 6 years, 3 months ago

 Tomorrow morning is it.  I'll be waking up 12 hrs from now to hop in the shower and head to the hospital, where I'm expected at 6:20am for an 8:30am surgery.  Band-to-Bypass, B2B.

My anxiet...

Renee C. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

It's Monday night and my surgery is on Wed morning at 8:30am (arrive at hospital at 6:30).  I was supposed to get a call from a nurse at the hospital today to walk me through what I need to do and bring and such but didn't get the call.  I'll call in t

annjones wrote 6 years, 4 months ago
Good luck and wishing you a speedy recovery

Kathy S. wrote 6 years, 4 months ago
Hi Renee C Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! Here are some links to information you may find helpful: We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

Renee C. posted a comment 6 years, 4 months ago
Up in the Resources section there are some articles that will walk...
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