momyshaver posted a comment 1 month, 1 week ago
I found your blog after your recent comment on the support forum. I...

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

I understand how important vitamins are. Seriously. I just really detest the fact that one serving of my multi for bypass is THREE, the calcium "petites my a$$" citrates, are 2 x3=6 per day, and my iron is 2. B12 sublingual is 1 (not so bad), and extra

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I am getting closer to goal after some surgical healing complications and time on a feeding tube. I am hoping that later this month my surgeon will be on board to agree that it is time. My biggest anxiety is after doing so much to GAIN weight, making t

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Do we need to factor low stomach acid and food safety into our lives after bypass?

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey Everyone,

I realize that this is the RNY forum and I do not have a RNY; however, it is the most active, helpful forum for me so I take what I can use and so much of it has been helpful.

At my last bariatric appointment I was talkin

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well as we move closer to August (already!). I had a food and anatomy related question. I am noticing that I can sometimes eat foods and they seem to be tolerated ok as I am eating them (the foods that are

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

Counting Calories. How many of you count calories vs focusing on protein forward and solely intuitive eating? Can a formerly morbidly obese person be trusted to intuitively eat or should an individual track food and/or also calories? If you do count ca

momyshaver posted a comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago
I admire your dedication to the process and journey of becoming your...

momyshaver wrote on LeAnn S.'s support wall 8 months, 4 weeks ago
I see your post on protein calorie malnutrition was written some number of years ago. I hope you are still doing well in your recovery if by some chance you come back on the boards and see this message.

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I am coming back around. What was supposed to be a simple day surgery diagnostic laparoscopy with possible feeding tube placement turned into something much much more complicated.

Some of my bowels were twisting and my surgeon thought that put

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 10 months, 1 week ago

I had my scheduled appointment with my specialist with my program on Friday. He was concerned about some things he saw on the CT scan and scheduled a diagnostic laparoscopy and feeding tube placement. These procedures are tomorrow. I am very anxious ba

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I hope everyone is staying nice and warm if it is cold where you are (or if you are just cold all the time after weight loss lol).

I wanted to post an update and also my experience in case anyone is like me and just reads the archive

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 12 months ago

Just checking in. I spent a week in the hospital for what turned out to be marginal ulcer (or what the GI Dr called stitch ulcers?). I was on PPI post op and am only a few months post revision from sleeve to bypass so was still on the PPI but they have

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Okay, I will ask this question by explaining the best I can.

Most of you know my situation but for those who don't, I had some complications after bariatric sleeve surgery that required a revision to a modification mini gastric bypass. My GI

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hello friends,

I had a question about fasting blood work. How does that work post op? Right now if I don't eat every few hours I start to feel unwell. I can't imagine fasting 8 or 12 hours right now for bloodwork. What are some things that hav

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Hi Everyone,

I hope it is okay I post here. I had a medical bypass. It was not RNY but it was a bypass and since this forum is so active I am hoping to learn from the members here. I am doing well with hydration and protein but right now my g

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Hi Members,

I am 2 weeks post op from a medical revision from gastric sleeve, (stricture, severe gastritis/GERD, hernia, etc) leading to too much weight loss. I had lost too much weight to have RNY by that point, (safely) and so a very conserva

momyshaver posted a comment 1 year, 4 months ago
I am dealing with a stricture discovered 1 year after gastric sleeve. My...

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

I am so frustrated. I had VSG about a year ago. I had a great surgeon and followed all the rules of the sleeve, stayed on track with mindset and have worked very diligently to be successful. Along the way I realized that I felt something wasn't quite r

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

I have tried many vitamins, including bari melts and I can't seem to find one that doesn't make me feel nauseated. I need to be compliant with my vitamins. Does anyone have any suggestions that will help me stabilize my labs and get me on track without

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Hi fellow VSGers,

I am posting to see if there is anyone who has had a similar experience or maybe someone will have a similar experience in the future and this post might be useful to them.

I had VSG about 10 and a half months ago. I

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

I know what vitamins it is suggested I take after my VSG. I am 7 months post op and have them but I struggle with compliance. Some have suggested setting a timer on my phone. Would other members be willing to share what they take and when as far as thr

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago


I was wondering if anyone had any feedback. I had VSG in June and I am strongly considering proceeding to the second part of the surgery, which is the DS. However, my BMI is lower now that I have lost weight. Is insurance likely t

momyshaver posted a discussion topic 2 years, 2 months ago


I was sleeved on 6/27/17. I did very well on my pre op and stuck to my post op guidelines. I became ill with a back to school cold from my children several weeks ago and ever since then I have really had no desire to eat or drink much if at

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