My Weight Loss Journey

My Weight Loss Journey

The pursuing was extracted from a newsletter that I receive from Kaye Bailey, writer of the Five-Day Pouch Test. Her surgery was gastric bypass but I find that the information she shares is very useful to us sleeves as well. Make sure to join her publication. Before surgery the majority of us were taught the Four Rules we must follow to be able to achieve the best results with a weight loss surgery – any procedure. To be able to maintain weight reduction and keep the obesity from which we suffer in remission we must follow these guidelines forever.

When we meet patients who have maintained a sound body weight for several years with weight reduction surgery we learn that generally they live by the Four Rules. If it has been a while because you have given concern to the Four Rules I ask you today to spend a little time relaxing your knowledge and enthusiasm about Protein First. Actually, this is the best rule since it means good food without the guilt! Connect to the articles of interest and take a look at some of our great WLS recipes. There is certainly something for everyone, even as we get excited about the Four Rules again!

It will soon wear off however. The largest problem now is that I am seeing early signs of trouble in the “good” lower leg. I had been expecting this and almost everyone I have spoken to, who have already established this operation, says a similar thing. You have had one knee done Once, the other seems to take on more stress and will soon need the same treatment. I hope that will not be necessary for a couple of years yet, but indications are that it might well be worse, than pain at the moment rather, it seems to be beginning to let me down at inopportune moments.

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  • Ask whether you are required to see an in-plan provider for the bariatric surgery
  • Remaining number of calories after proteins and body fat have been added
  • Pick an idea and stick to it. The best plan is finished. you truly do with consistency
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For example, it can give way whilst I am simply walking along or even more sinisterly, after I am decreasing stairs. I’ll need to monitor things and I guess get the leg x-rayed at some stage to see how bad it actually is. In any full case, I shall not need it done until I stop working. I will add one more report in another six months’ time unless something untoward happens, and I assume that’ll be my last progress report. Thanks to everybody that has read my story.

Some links to similar tales, the majority of these do not carry on past the first few weeks. I know that many people are different but I am still having to exercise regularly at 18months or my new knee starts to feel very stiff. And sometimes (and yes rainfall do have an effect on it), I still get some pain.

I will be adding more as I read them. A community forum thread, interesting information on post-op issues. A negative read fairly, lots of questions from recovering patients who are sense that recovery isn’t going right or quickly enough. I did so say above that recovery is a small amount of a roller-coaster trip. I had in my own last upgrade been quite upbeat and getting excited about normality. Or at least in so far as I could imagine following the operation. Actually the amount of bend had continued to something similar to 120deg. However I have been noticing a stiffening of the joint and the area around the operation scar continues to be very sensitive.

The sensitivity I could live with, easily wear tough trousers I often put a little length of tubular bandage on the leg to avoid chafing. A nuisance but that is all. The increased tightness however was worrying me. I was sure I had not damaged the joint but remembered that I had read that scar tissue could be expected to form internally for up to two years.

Now I have been using my static exercise bike regularly but I pondered if this was actually enough. After a couple of days the stiffness was much less. I think that I had continued to exercise but being easy on myself too. I shall be doing much more to stretch the knee and make it happen much harder. I plan to see my doctor to see if he agrees with me about this. It does however seem that holding off the exercising might have been too early for me. I have continued with the “hard” exercises (stretches) and found that this has been very beneficial.