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    Re: Constipation-help!

    I now take Walgrens gentle laxative. The result can be a little "uncontrollable" at times but it sure beats being plugged. I was plugged for 10 days and regularly there is a week between any...
  2. Gastric sleeve complications : the saga is nearly over I hope

    Well, I have just had a week in hospital where I had a constiction in my small intestine located just after my stomach . It is interesting how in a hospital information gets altered and becomes...
  3. Re: Do I Love My Sleeve?...........Not so sure right now.

    Oh you have my sympathies and believe me I know how you feel. I am finishing a week in hospital with the same vomiting problem, but they found a stricture and dilated it. I was vomiting this dark...
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    Update on sleeve complications

    For those who have read my saga and that is what is has been, I am hoping that I am getting to the final chapters.
    On Monday I was admitted to UC Davis, Sacramento, with vomiting and severe...
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    Re: Gastric sleeve complications: a warning

    I appreciate all of your comments. This is the one place where you can get support from those who know. I will keep you updated as the week progresses.
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    Re: Gastric sleeve complications: a warning

    OMG I thought 85 lbs in 5 months was a lot but 100lbs in 3 months!!!!You are worse off than me. I can at least keep somethings down. After my barium swallow I vomited about 25 times the next day and...
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    Gastric sleeve complications: a warning

    I have had a very rocky recovery from the sleeve in February. I have lost the weight I want but can't stop losing because of the problems I have had. I haven't got beyond thick liquids and had to...
  8. Re: Woke up coughing, coughing - Yellow mucous - Aspiration of Vitamin, or Reflux or What???

    No, That sounds to me like reflux. Do you give at least 2 hours before bed after eating? Try using more pillows if it continues. I have to sleep half sitting because mine gets so bad and wakes me...
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    Re: Supplements are making me sick...

    Don't take the supplements for a while. Wait till you can stomach more. I have had a second surgery on a hernia a month ago and I still can't stomach them. Believe me, all this hype about protein is...
  10. Thread: Constipation

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    Re: Constipation

    If it is really bad, I recommend Walgrens gentle laxative until you get things under control. One of those every couple of days keeps me going when nothing else works. I wouldn't advise it long term...
  11. Re: This time last week i was on the operating table!!!!!

    Sarah, Wait a bit on the protein in a shake. That stuff can be really hard on the stomach. I am 4 weeks on my second surgery after a hernia and I still can't tolerate it. Start with really small...
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    Re: Throw up, throw up, throw up!!

    Yes, I am still there 5 months down the track but my situation is different as I had another surgery for a hernia 4 weeks ago. Try replenishng with Gatorade. I find that most of mine are just little ...
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    Re: protein trouble!!

    Hi
    Well, to be honest I think everyone goes over the top about this protein intake. I have been very sick since the surgery(with a hiatal hernia) and haven't got in anything like I am supposed to...
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    A Tle of Caution -updated

    For those of you who read my ealier blog, you will know my experience has not been a great one. I finally feel like I am recovering for the hernia op 2 weeks ago; however, I have been quite depressed...
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    A Tale of Caution -lapband to sleeve

    If I had known what would happen, I would have made a different decision.
    My journey really started 6 years ago with bariatric surgery. I had a lapband when they were all the rage. I was pretty...
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    Re: Sharing my Protein Drink

    It is interesting but I could not stomach the powders after the sleeve for the same reason, the smell. But then I also discovered a way to reintroduce them again really slowly and now can add 2...
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    Re: Mental aberrations, venting and ramble

    Phew! I think I need to stop feeling sorry for myself for my issues post sleeve. Here I was thinking I had it bad with reflux that is making my life miserable. I may have to become one of the few...
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    Re: Anyone had their Plastics in Bolivia?

    Actually I did have some plastic surgery in Bolivia about 12 years ago. I had my ears pinned back I know it has been a long time but their methods seemed a little dated then and the private...
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    Re: Need some advice

    Thanks so much for the info.
    B
  20. Thread: bathroom issues

    by Bridie
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    Re: bathroom issues

    I have had serious issues in this department. I now take duphalac daily because a build up at this end can have an effect on my persistent reflux further up the line. I still go very rarely. I like...
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    Re: Need some advice

    You are waiting to have surgery and you will probably have some reflux but it won't be like this. My situation is different.I did have some reflux with the lap band but after it was removed...
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    Need some advice

    I am coming to California, specifically San Francisco and Sacramento. Can anyone recommend a good gastro doc who does the sleeve surgery. I need a second opinion about this reflux that I cannot seem...
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    Re: Lap band or gastric sleeve?

    I had the band 6 years ago(sleeves were not an option then) and was reasonably happy with it, BUT most people end out having to have it removed because it slips. It is too easy to overeat and you...
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    Re: Calling any Kiwi sleevers from or in NZ!

    I'm a kiwi but live in India. I hope all is going well. Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Fed Up and worried

    Thanks. It is interesting that someone told me about dexilant a while ago but when I talked to the dr about it, he said I was already taking the equivalent. I am on Zantac at night and morning and...
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