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

    3269 days ago
  • v MICKILEE15
    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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    3281 days ago
  • v MOMFAN
    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?
    3287 days ago
  • v MOMFAN

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

    3287 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    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
    3288 days ago
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