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  1. rumplebear

    Gastric Bypass day to day life

    Well, it's been a while since I posted that question! I've found the facebook bypass groups far more informative than this site.
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    My advice would be go back on the optifast for a week or two, then re-set your portions back to half a cup, mainly concentrating on the protein. Eat healthy home made real food, and avoid anything processed if you can. Snack on tuna, hard boiled eggs, small pieces of roast chicken (chewed very well). Do you still keep in touch with your clinic, and is there a dietician there? Do you do much exercise?
  3. rumplebear

    August 2018 surgeries

    It was so nice to move onto the soft phase. I'm not a fan of puree!
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    My dietician and surgeon advised that alcohol is absorbed differently after a bypass, and that your blood alcohol can be a lot higher than it would have been before. I don't drink, so It's not an issue, but 3 months seems to be fairly standard.
  5. rumplebear

    August 2018 surgeries

    No, it's the oldest one so has the most stats available. The sleeve is considered the newest. I think there are a mix of banders/sleevers here, and probably less bypassians!
  6. rumplebear

    August 2018 surgeries

    Renee is the bypass an option for you? I understand the band to sleeve is not as successful as a band to bypass? My surgeon won't do band to sleeve at all due to poor results.
  7. rumplebear

    August 2018 surgeries

    Mine was endoscopic, I think most of WLS is endoscopic. It's my understanding they only do open surgeries if there are complications. The healing time is heaps faster and there's less scarring etc, so aside from the awful carbon dioxide pain, there's no real "pain", more just discomfort.
  8. rumplebear

    August 2018 surgeries

    Thanks EllaB! Yeah I'm having a couch/nap day today, had planned a day out but don't have the energy. Finally the after effects of the barium swallow have worn off (that stuff tastes like shit!) so that's a bonus!
  9. rumplebear

    August 2018 surgeries

    Had my bypass on the 15th, no big dramas, had bad gas pain under my left shoulder blade so hit the pain relief pretty hard, but that's eased. Very swollen and I have some bad bruising, but couldn't fault the care I received and the follow up. I still feel flat and a bit listless, and am having trouble drinking enough fluids while on the liquid phase but I'll keep at it. No real pain, just a "grabbing" sort of discomfort occasionally and just some soreness. Looking forward to the mushy phase though, I must say!
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    August 2018 surgeries

  11. I've read a few previous answers, I've set up my ticker but can't get where to put it! Can someone speak really slowly for me please! I used to have a ticker but took it down ages ago as it was going the wrong way. I remember having trouble then, too.
  12. rumplebear

    bMI 32 Newcastle area

    Don't worry about a referral, most clinics have a GP on the team who does all the initial stuff. Have a really good read of lots of info before you make a first appointment, that way you'll understand and take in more at the time.
  13. rumplebear

    Lap band removal

    My PHI had changed, and when my band slipped I had it removed in a public hospital. No complications, not much pain, was eating normally slmost straight away, bowels were fine, and I put on weight straight away. But it was so nice to be able to eat real food and not worry. I fought my band the entire time though, it wasn't a happy relationship!
  14. rumplebear

    Did anyone ever cheat on the preop diet ?

    Sort of. I'm meant to have 4 shakes a day plus vegies/salads but I generally just have 3 and add a hard boiled egg occasionally. I'm eating a lot of vegie stirfry and vegie soups. Last time I did Optifast I substituted a small can of tuna bfor the 3rd shake occasionally, just to have something to chew.
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    August 2018 surgeries