1 month before surgery 2/25/09 Surgery is set for 3/30/09 Already lossed 22 lbs.

I month before gastric bypass surgery. 2/25/09 Surgery is 3/30/09 Already lost 22 lbs.

10 months after 2010 112 plbs lost-not the best picture

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I'm going to have gastric bypass sugery March 30 !
I'm going to have gastric bypass sugery March 30 !



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Member Since: 2/20/2009

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My Goals:
Work on a closier relationship with God.

Lose weight and get in the habbit of exericing.

I would like to ride a bike again.

My Program:
Bypass surgery on 3/30/09
Join Curves after surgery

Work-out at home on the off days at Curves on my treadmill and maybe add other at home things in time.

Personal Information:
I'm a mother of 5, a grandmother of 7 and a great-grandmother of 6. I have been married for 49 years to the same man. We are now both retired.
I live in Spokane Wa.

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I love to read, make soap and do crafts in general.

We have Model T's that we take trips in when we can.

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4/5/2009 2:10:53 PM

Stopped by to see how surgery went. Let us know how you are.


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3/24/2009 2:17:35 PM

Hi There!

Things are going pretty well, thanks for asking! I am still on the Full Fluids stage of my post-op diet. I live in Canada and I think the post-op diets vary quite a bit between here and the States. I have read/heard that many people get to start eating soft foods a week or so out from surgery in the States, but my hospital has a 6 – 7 week plan that I have to go through before starting on soft foods.

My surgeon has me on the following post-op plan:

Clear Fluids (only water, broth, crystal lite, apple juice, sugar free jello and popsicles) the day after surgery;

Modified Clear Fluids (the above clear fluids diet including a meal replacement shake 3 times/day – I am on Boost Diabetic shakes at the moment) for 2 weeks;

Full Fluids (adding in thinned oatmeal/cream of wheat, SF Pudding, SF yogurt, low fat/fat free cream soups made with skim milk, and the meal replacement shake) for 2 weeks (this is the diet I am on now);

Pureed Foods for 1 week;

Minced Foods for 1 week; and

Then onto Soft Foods at week 7

So I won’t be eating any “regular” foods for a few weeks still. Getting my protein in is fairly easy at this point because of the meal replacement shakes. I am following the diet plan that my nutritionist gave me pretty religiously. I think protein may be a challenge once I am done the meal replacement shakes (I am not required to have them once I start the pureed stage) – although I have bought some vanilla protein powder which I plan on having once a day thereafter. I think so long as meat, eggs and cheese are a part of each meal it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. But we will see how that goes once I get there!

March 30 is coming up quickly – I start back at my job that day! You are going to do really well! There is such a great community online of post-gastric bypass patients, and everyone is always so willing to give advice and encouragement. I would recommend checking out the WLS community on Youtube if you haven’t already – there are TONS of great and very helpful videos on there that really helped me as a pre-op and will continue to help me through my journey. I wish you all the best and please keep me updated on how everything goes! You are going to do great!!


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3/19/2009 4:10:23 AM

Hey, think about working out at the Salvation Army Pool. It is really warm and great for those with exercising challenges. Where on the North Side are you?

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3/19/2009 3:11:20 AM


Welcome to Spokane Christians. I was so excited to see that you had joined. Have a great rest of the week!


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3/18/2009 12:49:54 AM

You sound like you have a GOOD ATTITUDE about your surgery. I think so many people who have it think that their cravings and problems will go away, but find that they are still there and that is a discouragement. You have to have the attitude change, and I'm glad you do. Yes, I've seen programs about it "curing" diabetes, so that is great. I know you will be much healthier. GERD is a real problem, leading to issues as is Sleep Apnea, etc. emoticon

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