joansch posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

Wow. I can't believe tomorrow will be one year since my surgery. It seems like just yesterday and also seems like another lifetime ago.

From how I felt those first few days, I didn't think I'd be where I am now. The aftermath of the surgery was


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joansch posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago

Hi, everyone. It's that time of year and my allergies are kicking into high gear. Normally I take OTC Claritin but since it's a 24-hour pill will it work with the bypass? Any suggestions on what I can take instead? I got some Nasacort spray but it does


joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
3 month appt and NSV - I had my 3-month appt today -- I've lost 50 pounds and all my blood levels were good, except protein was a little low and iron was a little high The NUT told me to increase protein...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
ONEderland! - I'm thrilled to see the scale dip below 200 pounds! I waited a few days before posting, just to make sure I wasn't seeing things! I honestly can't remember the last time I was unde...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
NSV!!! - Yesterday two of my co-workers ganged up on me (in a nice way) and told me that my pants were sagging down around my thighs in the back and I NEEDED to get a pair that fits better....

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Problems with seafood - Hi, everyone. I'm almost 8 weeks post-op and have tolerated most things pretty well. The one exception seems to be seafood! Twice I've had fish, and had to throw it up each time. S...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
One Month Out and Just Not Feeling Well - I'm a little over 1 month out from surgery (8/28) and I basically just don't feel well most of the time. I'm tired (to be expected) but more often than not my stomach feels upset, ...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
White-knuckling It - I'm 3 1/2 weeks out from surgery and doing well. Still on pureed foods until the end of this week. Today I went down to the employee canteen at work to get ice. They had beef bris...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Difficulty starting pureed foods? And/or morning p - Hi, everyone. I'm just starting my pureed food phase (surgery on 8/28). Up until now I haven't had a problem with liquids or getting in the amount of protein or with taking meds. Y...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Surgery 8/28 -- harder than I expected. - Hi, everyone. I had my RNY on Aug 28. It was a very rough couple of days in the hospital, especially Friday night. The first few days at home were difficult, but I'm feeling better...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Two Days and a Wake-up - My surgery is this Thurs. I'm starting me pre-surgery diet today. Starting to get nervous, but I've scheduled a massage and Reiki session for tomorrow to relax and get my energy al...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Pre-Op Diet (or not) Question - I'm reading posts about people on 1, 2 or 3-week pre-op diets. My surgeon has given me a 1-day pre-op diet (all liquid). My surgery is 28 Aug, so I'm wondering what the benefit/pro...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
What Difference Does Surgery Make? - So, I've been kicking this around for quite a while, especially when I read everyone's posts about being compliant and following the nutrition plan completely. I even asked my best...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Got My Surgery Date - I FINALLY got my date -- 28 Aug. I'm counting the days now... can't wait!

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Insurance SNAFU - So, I thought I was only a few days from full approval when I get a note on Friday saying my insurance has denied the surgery because it isn't a covered benefit. WTF??? It was cove...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
All Paperwork Completed - As of today, all my paperwork is completed and submitted for approval. They say 7 - 10 days to get approval back, then we can schedule surgery. I'm so excited -- wish it was tomorr...

joansch posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
What one thing do you wish you'd known? - I'm in the process of getting approved for RNY. I'm interested in what people wish they had known before going ahead? And, what's the one thing you'd do differently? Thanks!   J...
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