Repost: Sh*t just got real! Digestive issues after bariatric surgery

Originally published May 27, 2017

I’m reposting this article in honor of a friend of mine that just had the sleeve yesterday.  Good luck to you!


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Me in Puerto Rico at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro – 2015

Remember that time when you got smart with ya momma, talked back to your teacher, and rolled your eyes at your dad?  How about when you threw that house party when your folks went out of town or snuck your boyfriend/girlfriend into your room and they never found out?  Welp, get ready to pay for all the things that you’ve done in the past and gotten away with.  And exactly what does does the above pic have to do with digestive issues?  To illustrate that after weight loss surgery, what’s going to come out of you might feel like one of those cannonballs. Continue reading

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Sh*t just got real! Digestive issues after bariatric surgery

Castillo San Felipe del Morro 5 (1).jpg

Me in Puerto Rico at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro – 2015

Remember that time when you got smart with ya momma, talked back to your teacher, and rolled your eyes at your dad?  How about when you threw that house party when your folks went out of town or snuck your boyfriend/girlfriend into your room and they never found out?  Welp, get ready to pay for all the things that you’ve done in the past and gotten away with.  And exactly what does does the above pic have to do with digestive issues?  To illustrate that after weight loss surgery, what’s going to come out of you might feel like one of those cannonballs. Continue reading

Repost: So, what is bariatric surgery?

Originally published Jan 5, 2017

I got such a positive response from this article explaining bariatric surgery, I decided to revisit it again for this month.  Enjoy!

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This is the story of four brothers:  Tyrone, Tyreke, Tyrell, and Tymarcus.

Each brother lives in the same neighborhood, in a beautiful house in the suburbs with their wives and children.  Each brother was unemployed, and looking for a job. 

After weeks and weeks of searching, the brothers happened to find employment at the same company on the other side of town.  The four brothers would each be doing the same job.  But there was one difference – how each brother got to work. Continue reading

Which bariatric surgery is best for you?

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Graphic depiction of weight loss surgeries (from left to right:  gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass and bibliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.  Source:  International Journal of Obesity

On many weight loss surgery forums I look at from time to time, some people have asked, “Which is the best surgery to have?  Which one will help me lose the most weight?”  That’s a little difficult to answer, because all of us are different. Continue reading

How much (or how little) can you eat after bariatric surgery? How can you survive off of that??? Part I

No doubt that following weight loss surgery, the amount of food you are able to eat will never be the same.  Let’s look at a few examples.   Continue reading