mbentz wrote It’s been years! 2 weeks, 2 days ago

It has been a very long time since I posted on here. Had my RNY in June of 2010. Yes, it's been almost 12 years!  I think the last time I posted was about 6 years ago?  Anyway, weight-wise, I'm doi...


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mbentz posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago

Had a OB/GYN appointment this past week.  I was discussing my menopausal issues with my doctor.  She felt that my issues were enough to disrupt my "quality of life".  True that.   Hot Flash Hazel, among a host of other issues.....  The doctor put my on


mbentz posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago

Cannot believe that it's been 5 years.  Seems like just yesterday I was on here reading and reading and learning and learning.. guess what?  After 5 yrs., I'm still reading and learning.  I'm happy to report that I am healthy and happy and at my goal w


mbentz posted a discussion topic 7 years, 12 months ago
Carbonated drinks. - I'm 4 years out RNY. Doing great. Just had a quick question. I was always told not to drink carbonated beverages.  So I have not.  But I cannot remember what the reason was for not...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 8 years, 9 months ago
HRT after gastric bypass. Will we absorb it? - I am having major issues with hot flashes.  Can't sleep.  Just miserable.  I have an appointment with my GYN in August  I'm guessing that an HRT will be explored, but I'm wonder...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 9 years, 5 months ago
Adhesions ...can anyone relate? - Just got discharged from hospital.  Long story short, Friday started out a normal day. By the end of the day, I was in serious abdominal pain, vomiting, and a trip to the ER.  C...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Ok. I'm at a loss...anyone? - Hoping someone can relate and share some insight.  A few months ago, I began to feel some pain in the center of my chest right behind the sternum.  Sometimes it is quite mild, but ...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 9 years, 10 months ago
2 yr. labs....low iron. Plz remind me of the iron - Hi all.  Just got my results from my yearly labs.  I am 2 yrs out.  My iron was found to be low. My doctor has put me a pretty hefty iron supplement that I have to take twice daily...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 10 years, 3 months ago
Is it my gallbladder? - Discomfort began this past Wednesday.  After I ate anything, I would feel very bloated had pain in my right side and also down in my bowel area.  Same symptoms on Thursday.  THEN, ...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 10 years, 10 months ago
What are some symptoms of an ulcer? - I posted yesterday about pain that I was having just left of center, right below the ribcage.  Kinda about where I envision the pouch to be located.  Maybe I'm wrong on that....  a...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 10 years, 10 months ago
13 mo out. Pain in MY left side right below ribca - This just started this morning. Thought it was gas at first, cuz it was a sharp kinda stabbing pain like when you have a gas bubble.  But it has not gone away.  I've had the pain f...

mbentz wrote a blog post 10 years, 11 months ago
One year.... - One year out. Really? Wow.  I really can't believe it. Last year at this time, I was in the hospital ready to do this.  Scared? Yeah.  Excited?  Yeah.  This year, I am sitting here...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 10 years, 11 months ago
???Anyone else's nose run when they eat??? - I'm dead serious.  I don't have a cold or allergies.  But when I eat, my nose runs.  LOL. What is up with that?  I just wondered if anyone else experienced this.  I feel really stu...

mbentz wrote a blog post 11 years ago
10 1/2 Months out - Truly cannot believe that I'm 10 1/2 months out already.  All continues to go very well.  I am now down 120 lbs.  As of this morning's weigh-in,  I am 150 lbs. on the nose!  Wow.  ...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 11 years, 1 month ago
Tried the P28 bread and......WOW! - I finally ordered a loaf when I saw that several family members on here loved it.  I gotta tell ya....I'm impressed and it takes a lot to impress me these days.  28g of protein in ...

mbentz posted a discussion topic 11 years, 1 month ago
Ok, about the gas..... - I am now 91/2 months post op.  Everything has been going super with the exception of this crazy gas that I have 24/7!!  I mean...my gut rolls and rumbles and gurgles ALL the time. ...

mbentz wrote a blog post 11 years, 4 months ago
Comin' up on 7 months (1/16/11) - Well, I made it thru my first holiday season post-op.  It really wasn't so bad!  I managed to stick to my pouch plan and not nibble so much.  I actually LOST weight over the holida...

mbentz wrote a blog post 11 years, 6 months ago
Almost 5 months out now... - Well it is hard for me to believe, but 5 months are already gone.  I am happy to report that all continues to go well with me and I am down 70 lbs.  I will be weighing in tomorrow ...

mbentz wrote a blog post 11 years, 8 months ago
13 weeks out (3 months) - Praise God, I'm still doing great!  I have had zero complications so far.  The only thing I have had to deal with lately is constipation.  Switched from Citrate calcium chewables t...

mbentz wrote a blog post 11 years, 9 months ago
9 weeks out - Really doing well.  I have not yet eaten anything that I can't tolerate.  But then, I have been very careful.  No sugars,  no simple carbs.  I have lost 33 lbs. so far.  My weigh...

mbentz wrote a blog post 11 years, 10 months ago
3 weeks out - Well, today I am exactly 3 weeks out.  I'm doing well, except I'm still on full liquids (that's what my surgeon recommends). I am so sick of cream soups and jello and sf puddings a...

mbentz scheduled a RNY for Jun 16, 2010. 11 years, 11 months ago
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06/16/2010
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Feb 24, 2010
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