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do you know what you need to survive... i am still learning

Thursday, November 08, 2012

at 38 years old you would think i would know exactly what i need to survive. what i need to keep me from ending up in the hospital. well guess what...hahaha i am like a infant learning all over again now that i have my gastric bypass. at a year post op i still have to learn stuff. for a bypass patient we do not function like others. we don't have a cute stomach we have a pouch. some still call it a stomach mine i call oscar the pouch. the grouchy pouch. lol. but we do not absorb most things. we require a large amount of protein to just function and survive. we require a mandatory minimum amount of fluids a day to keep from being dehydrated. and we have to take suppliments for the rest of our lives. now here is the thing. after you learn all that ...and you are like ok i got this down pat..some times life will throw you a curve ball. for me that was reactive hypoglycemia. and it can occur to anyone but it really is a larger occurance in stomach surgery patients. and for those that don't know what that is...its when suddenly your sugar drops so low you can actualy pass out. well u can not take glucose to keep it up. for us we gotta eat and we gotta eat or drink protein to make it stabalize and i am just getting that through my head. i had a bad batch of it that i am dealing with right now..and i am eating more than i am use to..its like a child learning all over again. so to those that think when you get to a certain point you know it all about your surgery or your weight loss. please realise that life will always teach you something new. even if you don't want to be taught
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    It is so true. I am 39 and have only started my journey 3 months ago. I have not had surgery and I am hoping now I have started my journey I will never need it. But I too have hypoglycaemia and have to eat every couple of hours to maintain my blood sugar. It is not so bad right now and I have been lucky. But it's so hard when it kicks in and you feel so ill and shaky. I am glad you are now learning what you need to do to maintain it. Keep going. You are a special person, never forget that. XX emoticon
    2052 days ago
    Our bodies are so complex, and each one of us is so different.... Good for you that you're hanging in there and figuring out what YOU need to do to have a long, healthy life. (And you're right - sometimes you'd just as soon not HAVE to learn what you're being taught!).
    2053 days ago
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