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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:36 PM

Spinbaby, please check in. Let us know how you're doing. n/t

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Reply Spinbaby, please check in. Let us know how you're doing. n/t (Original post)
auntAgonist Dec 2012 OP
rox63 Dec 2012 #1
spinbaby Dec 2012 #2
auntAgonist Dec 2012 #3
spinbaby Dec 2012 #4
auntAgonist Dec 2012 #5
rox63 Dec 2012 #6
spinbaby Dec 2012 #7
rox63 Dec 2012 #8
spinbaby Dec 2012 #9
rox63 Dec 2012 #10
spinbaby Dec 2012 #11
rox63 Dec 2012 #12
spinbaby Dec 2012 #13
auntAgonist Dec 2012 #14
auntAgonist Dec 2012 #15
spinbaby Dec 2012 #16
im a Belieber Jan 2013 #17
auntAgonist Jan 2013 #18

Response to auntAgonist (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:50 PM

1. Please do!

<worried...>

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Response to auntAgonist (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:36 PM

2. Back in hospital

Details later.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:41 AM

3. Got your message. n/t

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Response to auntAgonist (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:28 PM

4. I'm back among the living

After two weeks in the hospital getting fluid from the pulmonary embolism drained out of my chest cavity, I'm finally home and toddling around. And did I mention there was also an abscess? Thank goodness I have decent health insurance and an accommodating workplace.

Would I do it again? Ask me in a few months.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:53 PM

5. So glad you made it home again. Go easy on yourself. Don't let anyone tell you

that this happened because you chose bariatric surgery. This could have happened with ANY surgery.

I'm just happy you're back and on the road to wellness.



aA
kesha

ps: you'll feel so much better in a few months. And lighter too.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:38 AM

6. So glad you are doing better

I was worried when they originally sent you home with an unresolved P/E. Never heard of a hospital doing that before. As aA said, this sort of thing could have happened with any kind of surgery, and is not specific to gastric bypass.

With all of this going on, I'll bet you haven't thought much about food over the last couple of weeks...

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Response to rox63 (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:26 PM

7. On the contrary

I'm obsessed with getting enough protein into my body. They want 60 grams and I'm not anywhere near that.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:48 PM

8. Protein shakes are your friends

They really encouraged them in the program I used. Had to have at least 25 mg per serving.

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Response to rox63 (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:14 PM

9. I can't handle them

I seem to have a serious aversion to anything sweet at the moment. Fortunately, I had, among all the sweet protein, also bought an unflavored protein which mixes well with things like Greek yogurt. Still hard to get the protein in--47 grams today.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:26 AM

10. Are you getting dumping syndrome?

I don't get it because I had band surgery. But I know it happens with gastric bypass. There are some sources of nutritional products specifically aimed at wls patients. There's one nearby where I live. Let me see if I can find their web site.

Edit to add: Here is the web site for the company I was thinking of - Nashua Nutrition: http://www.nashuanutrition.com/store/

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Response to rox63 (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:16 PM

11. Not sure

All I know is that sweet things, including artificial sweeteners, make my stomach turn. I had herring for lunch--no problem--but can't choke down a chocolate-flavored protein shake.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:33 PM

12. Talk to a nutritionist about how to get the protein without anything sweet-tasting

I hope the program you used for the surgery has a good after-care program. If so, they should be able to help with strategies to get all the protein you need in your diet. Since you are no longer absorbing all the food you eat, it's really vital to get more nutrients than most people need.

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Response to rox63 (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:49 PM

13. I see them next week

Meanwhile, I have unflavored protein to fill in the gaps.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:27 AM

15. Protein is very important. Unjury has a good non flavoured powder you might try. Malabsorption

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isn't really a problem with the Roux en Y as much as it is with the biliopancreatic diversion w/duodenal switch.

Having said that, the restrictive portion will keep you feeling full.

As someone who has had the BPD/DS I don't experience dumping syndrome but I do have lots of issues around malnutrition because of a short common channel. That's where the nutrients are absorbed.

Anyway, try vitalady.com , Michelle is very well versed in vitamins and proteins and may be able to steer you in the right direction re getting your protein in.

kesha




*edited to fix the spelling error in the title. Malabsorption, not Mallabsorption.

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Response to auntAgonist (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:10 PM

16. I have Syntrax unflavored

I can mix a scoop with half a cup of Greek yogurt for 22 grams of protein. It's a whey protein isolate, so it's very high quality. Now that I'm on my feet a bit more after the hospital experience, I'm getting into the kitchen more to experiment with what food goes down well and what doesn't. I pulverized two shrimp in the blender and added a teaspoon of cocktail sauce--that hurt the tummy. But Korea chili paste on scrambled eggs was just fine. Go figure.

The common denominator of food that doesn't sit well seems to be that it's sweet--either sugar or artificial sweetener. What's a real shame is that I have a mountain of artificially sweetened protein, jello, pudding, etc., that I can't touch.

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Response to auntAgonist (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:02 PM

17. Spin Baby, I think you are seeing the other side of the coin here.

 

Please invest in an Omega 8006 juicer, if you can swing it. It's $300 at the most. That way you can get in as many nutrients as possible. These people are encouraging you to eat stuff that is bad for you!

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Response to im a Belieber (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:38 AM

18. ^^ PPR ^^ just ignore this poster n/t

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