Bariatric Surgery Patients? UPDATED

Do you have anything to share?

By on July 31, 2013 12:17:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude

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Hi guys. Just wanted to see if anyone out there has had bariatric surgery and if so, do you have anything you'd like to share?

 

Helpful tips, things to watch out for, etc.

 

My wife and I are gearing up for the gastric sleeve surgery. In order to get the insurance company to pay, we both had to lose 10% of our weight, as a show of commitment.

 

Lisa made her 10% goal today!    Yay Lisa!! I weighed in today with the hospital dietitian, I have lost 9 lbs. since last weigh in!

 

I still lack 11 lbs.  But I have greatly reduced the amount of insulin I use and am at a point of having a blood sugar average of 80 - 110 mg/d. I was averaging around 250 - 300 and had an A1C of 11 - 13. I expect an A1C of 8 or less when I see my Dr. mid August.

 

I have been walking the track at the hospital where Lisa works. Getting from 4 - 6 miles each time I walk. Protien shakes and an 1800 calorie per day diet is going well.

 

I would greatly appreciate any tips, tricks, recipes, stories, etc. that you may want to share!   Wish us luck!

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July 31, 2013 3:39:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My ex had that surgery Jim, and lost a helluva lot of weight. If she eats too much or consumes sugar or anything like Cool Whip, she gets violently ill. So you may have many restrictions after the surgery.

But then again another person I know had it done and gained all his weight back because he ate way more than he should have even after the surgery, like 8-12 small meals a day. Dumb as a rock.

In the end I believe though that weight loss is a mental thing, you either have the will to do it, or you don't.

I know I am overweight myself and could stand to lose some pounds and I try not to eat that much, but then again I cannot exercise due to a back injury.

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July 31, 2013 3:57:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Glad doing what I suggested helped. Good luck to you and Lisa with the surgery. Remember...you'll need to keep at it!

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July 31, 2013 5:03:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Remember...you'll need to keep at it!

 

Lifestyle change, not a diet.     I'll continue the exercise and eating habits after surgery. For a while, it'll be a liquid diet, then purees. It'll be a bit before I get back on solid food.

 

We have already been getting protein shakes at GNC, we wanted to find something we like well before it is required.

 

I have discovered that eating right costs more...lol. And I have trouble getting 1800 calories in in a day, eating the right foods.

 

Thanks Tom, Doc.

 

This particular surgery takes out about 2/3 of the stomach, including the part called the fundus, which is the part that secretes ghrelin, the hunger hormone.

 

Most people, after having the gastric sleeve surgery, don't experience hunger anymore. So, I think I'll do well.

 

What worries me is the cost of removing the extra skin after weight loss.

 

 

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July 31, 2013 5:32:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yay, Lisa! Good for you. Keep at it Jim, you'll get there. You already know that the wife and I wish you both all the best and that I am thrilled that you are making progress.

I have been walking the track at the hospital where Lisa works. Getting from 4 - 6 miles each time I walk

Warm-up laps for the upcoming Redneck 500?

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July 31, 2013 6:13:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
not a diet. 

A complete makeover: Exercise and different quantities/types of foods. Relearning the works.

And you're welcome. 

 

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July 31, 2013 6:26:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Wiz!  

 

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July 31, 2013 10:17:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

good luck with it... and the health advantages that come with it...    

do keep us updated...  

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July 31, 2013 10:29:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Will do! Thanks Syd! 

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July 31, 2013 10:41:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good on you both Jim and Lisa. Keep it up and before ya know it......Formula One!  sans the 

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August 1, 2013 10:22:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jafo is not overweight ... but does have a beer pot .... which I maintain carefully once a day [sometimes twice]....

...but I think it's fair....I'll be 59 next month...

 

Good luck with your surgery and lifestyle changes, guys...

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August 1, 2013 10:58:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thank Uvah, Jafo!  I used to have a beer pot.  Guess I still do, even tho I haven't had a beer is 8 years.

 

I was so hoping someone who has been through the surgery would show up....

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August 1, 2013 11:02:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Keep up the good work and stick with the program, can only mean that you will be around here longer to entertain the community with that unique Redneck humor of yours...........that is humor......isn't it?     

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August 1, 2013 11:14:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, John, an attempt at least. An attempt...lol! 

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August 1, 2013 12:35:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Just got news! Lisa is on her way! Tentatively scheduled for surgery August 28th.

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August 2, 2013 1:56:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

I was so hoping someone who has been through the surgery would show up....

 

they're all off training for marathons.....    

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August 2, 2013 7:11:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Best of luck to you and your wife, Jim!

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August 2, 2013 9:27:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Barb!  Syd, my marathon:

 

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August 2, 2013 9:57:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I knew this thread was here but have been waiting to see my neighbor. Just talked to her tonight as she had what you are having. She is a young lady at 41. Had it done about 2 and 1/2 years ago. She was 305 and now 175. I remember when she had it done it was November and didn't see her till around April or May. Didn't even know it was her and thought she had a visitor till she from across the street said Hi Dave. Couldn't believe it. Is is doing very well and never saw her walk so fast as she does now.

wishing you and Lisa all the best and will be thinking about both of you. You can both do it and from what I see from my neighbor you will be much better including your health. Bless you both.

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August 2, 2013 10:51:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Dave, good news to hear.

 

You hear so many stories about the ones that went wrong. I understand it's usually the patient not doing their part.

 

That won't be me.

 

Thanks. 

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August 3, 2013 1:10:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Syd, my marathon:

 

                                           

or  

 

 

keep up the good work...  

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August 3, 2013 3:41:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
You hear so many stories about the ones that went wrong. I understand it's usually the patient not doing their part. That won't be me.

Never one to stifle enthusiasm, Doc began work on a get well card when suddenly he was assailed by doubts. Make sure that's "Laughlin" and not "Laughin' Memorial Hospital".

 

 

 

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August 3, 2013 3:56:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LOL...that Feed........Me was there all the time, I never noticed it. That is hilarious!!

 

I was just clownin around in that pic, really, I was....

 

In reply# 17,

Laughlin Memorial Hospital, inside the track, is the hospital where Lisa works, and where we'll be having the surgery.

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August 4, 2013 3:15:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Not as good this time...better tomorrow.

 

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August 4, 2013 8:57:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Still humpin it.

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