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August 8, 2019 at 8:40 am in reply to: B12 Injections Post Bypass anyone been told the have these #80977
It’s been 5 years now, any reply on the B12 issue 😉July 30, 2015 at 12:13 pm in reply to: 118118 The true cost of using this and probably other directory enquiry services #54352
I was once told at a business seminar that to succeed in Business you have to lock away your moral compass and take every single customer for as much as you possibly can. morals cost you money so don’t have any was the lesson of the day :wof:
Personally I was never able to do that so never made it rich unlike those who obviously had followed that business model who did.
Also don’t forget that for those of you that have been bypassed, alcohol now hits a part of the intestine that was never supposed to see any, so a very small amount can make you very drunk or ill, is it worth the risk finding out.
in addition to that we are all susceptible to addiction transference and you can just as easy end up swapping your food addiction to alcohol addiction.
The advice to stay away from alcohol post WLS is there for a very good reason, don’t blow it is my advice.
You don’t need to be drunk to have a good time, or you need new friends if you do :p:tape:
I can highly recommend duclolax suppositories and on a bad day a couple of Glysarol Suppositories as well
That little combination will shift just about anything and within 20 to 30 minutes as well 😉
Constipation post Bypass is quite a common problem and for two very obvious reasons.
number one we are eating a lot less food so what goes in takes longer to go out and as a result the body takes just about everything it can out of it and that includes all the fluid so it can become quite dry and difficult to pass.
Number 2 most constipated bypass patients are not drinking enough water, you should be aiming for 2 litres minimum a day. Not taking enough fluid only makes number one reason even more of a problem
If constipation is a problem and you are drinking enough water then you can ask your GP to prescribe a stool softener like Movicol.
In my case I have a very slow digestive tracked so am constantly constipated even though my fluid intake is high, I have been on Movicol for almost 3 years now.
Keep it under control, constipation can be a devil and if left too long will lead to impaction, and take it from me you don’t want that or how the Casualty department goes about unblocking you which is were it ends up.
try the fluid route first and you might find that’s all you need.
Having IBS as well is not a nice thing but loose is better than solid and rock solid it can get.
It happens to all of us as some point, just make sure your keep your protein intake up and it will pass, it usually takes about three months but it will resolve itself soon.
Its quite amazing just how much hair we can lose without it ever showing.
just a quick update.
Can’t believe its 3 years today that I had my Bypass at St Richards, still doing well my weight is about half a stone up from my minimum but still well under control.
Finally said goodbye to my diabetic medication, well actually that was 12 months ago and everything is fine in that department now as well.
Still say its the best thing I have ever done and would recommend WLS to anyone in a heart beat.
Don’t get on here as often as I did, but I still pop in just to see how everyone is doing.
Bye for now
i would make sure the person actually doing endoscopy knows you have had a bypass so they know what to expect and know there was not be a stomach as they know it, as long as they know and know to go slowly you should be fine.
Give them your teams contact number so they can call them for advice if needed.
Just tell him you have swapped your dinner plate for a tea plate to help control portion size.
Its not telling porkies as we should all have done that 😉 right, and if everyone did that it would go a long way towards solving the general obesity problem that the western world suffers from every day now.
You don’t have to tell them everything if you don’t want to, but some people just need to know the ins and outs of a ducks what-sit even though they are not entitled to know it. 🙂
Don’t forget that one of the big advantages of the gastric bypass is that the mechanism for the stomach to tell the brain “I am Hungry” no longer works so if you are “Feeling Hungry” its almost certainly just head hunger so should be ignored.
Just make sure you are eating the correct size an quantity meals with the correct size and quantity of snacks and ignore all feelings of hunger.
It was about 3 months with mine but that was nearly 3 years ago now.
They told me 3 months at the MDT meeting and it was almost to the day, which was much better than the first surgeon I was refered to who had a 2 year waiting list, I kid you not.
Oh no, what will the bigots of the world discriminate against now, 🙂
What will Ricky Jervais tell jokes about now, Obese people where all he had left on his long list of minorities to joke about.
Or is it because we are no longer a minority 🙂
Odd how I still think of myself as obese isn’t it
PaulDecember 18, 2014 at 9:09 am in reply to: B12 Injections Post Bypass anyone been told the have these #53140
We await your update.
As said everyone is different, with me I was up and about as if nothing was done within two days, no pain or discomfort and was back driving after about a week.
Your body will let you know when or if you over do it though, so just learn to follow your body and you will be fine, after all you have had a band so already know what to expect post surgery.
just follow the instructions you have been given by your team and you will be fine.
Also the most important thing is make sure you drink enough water post surgery, 2ltrs a day as a minimum is vitally important, you will regret the consequences if you don’t, right Sue ��
Unless the information has changed in the last couple of years you should be on purée food for 4 weeks, if so then by introducing thicker foods after only 8 days then you are rushing things a bit.
Slow down and follow the advice you where given before your surgery, you should have been given a booklet with everything you need to know in it.