Category Archives: RNY Journal

Eucalyptus Oil on Zits and Post-WLS Acne

After weight loss surgery, my hormones began to fly up and down without warning. Suddenly, I began to look like a teenager again, both in size, and with the pimples on my face! I tried face washes and zinc vitamins. ultimately, I wanted something that would dry up the zits before they got to the point where I would want to pop them. I read online about the virtues of eucalyptus oil, and it also happens to be my absolute favorite scent. I purchased a…

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Underarm odor from ketosis and rapid weight loss

After gastric bypass surgery, the high protein diet causes a chemical imbalance in the body. As your body tries to adjust, it enters the state of ketosis. This is not dangerous, but a sign that you are burning fat. Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn’t have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes ketones. With ketosis comes a few minor annoyances…

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Thinking of chickening out? Don’t!

You will ROCK this! Today, I wore a size 10 outfit! I started at 258 lbs six months ago. Forget the people who have problems. They are the people who have problems with everything else… because they are not having brain surgery. They are only having gastric bypass, or sleeve, or the lap-band. If you disrespect your pouch, you will not benefit. If you commit to building a ‘relationship’ with this new tool, you will do phenomenally. I’ve never dumped, or had any ‘issues’. Just like those…

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Post-Op Weight Loss Surgery Success Timeline

After my RNY Bariatric weight loss surgery, the successes began to unfold exponentially. Here is my person timeline of weight loss, and #NSV (No-scale victories) in chronological order. 6/25/2014 – Day before surgery, 240 lbs, 18 lbs lost since starting the lean green and medifast pre-op diet. Size 3x is loose. 6/26/2014 – RNY bariatric weight loss surgery, started at 7:30 am, came to in recovery about 1:30 pm. 6/27/2014 – Post-op day one, was able to sleep three straight hours at night, and also take…

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Day 3 Post-Op, First morning home

3 days post-op, just sat down to a cup of coffee, aaaaaaaah.  I still can’t believe I’m a “post-op girl”.  I’m looking into pharmacies here to see if I can get an abdominal binder, my guts are all over the place and really hurting. Can’t wait for the skinny woman that lives inside my imagination to come out and play! 1:29 pm working through the pain today with obscene strengths.  Josie called to check in.  Phyllis came buy with yogurt and prescriptions. She also purchased…

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Day Two, Leaving Hospital

I made history of being discharged four times in one day.  Nurse Maria drugged me against my will at 8:00 am.  She coerced me by saying, “we cannot discharge you without a pain mmanagementplan, you have to take this” and then shoved a double dose of narcotics into my mouth. I was pretty much kaput for 6 hours as I struggled to fight off the effects. I was in a dark bubble chained to the bed, unable to communicate, and unable to open my eyes…

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Day 1 after surgery

RNY was yesterday 6/27/14. I’m elated. Got in three hours of sleep twice in a row. Took a walk at 5:00 pm yesterday and 3:00 am this night. Looking forward to having some attachments removed when the doctor does his rounds soon. 9:45  am – Had my own broth, and they changed my room  and gave me a new bed. Finally, I’ll be able to releive my aching back. 10:45 am – dietitian was impressed with my organization. Had some more broth  

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Day before surgery

Today’s horoscope:  “It’s a good day to trim the fat — in a budget, from your diet or anywhere else that seems like it could use cutting. Excess is not a good thing for you, at least not now. Go for moderation!” Surgery tomorrow!  Clear liquids today. It’s hot and humid, with rain showers.  I’ll push myself to start on some chicken broth because I’m feeling the hunger pangs now at 2:00 pm. 4:30 pm – colon prep is starting to work, JUST before my…

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