Medicine and my Body

Medicine and my Body

After weight loss surgery, I knew that my body absorbed medicines differently than it had before. I had problems with extended release medications because they wouldn’t stay in my system long enough to release all the medicine they needed. I also knew that...
Weight Loss Story

Weight Loss Story

My problem with my weight started after I had a severe case of Mono when I was in the third grade. I was in bed for 6 weeks and not allowed to exercise. All I could do was watch TV and eat. I was always an active kid after that time, playing basketball, softball,...
Carbs

Carbs

When you have had weight loss surgery, your primary goal is to ensure you eat “low carb”. There is a huge difference between low carb and no carb. Some people are so paranoid of carbs that they try to avoid them at all cost. However, your body needs some carbs in...
The Battle with Vitamin D

The Battle with Vitamin D

          Since my surgery, one of the vitamins that I have struggled with is Vitamin D. Many of us are deficient in Vitamin D and don’t know it unless you have a blood test. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and is responsible for...
Weight Loss Surgery Options

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) The BPD/DS is the type of surgery that I had. I researched all the surgeries available and I had known people that had a gastric bypass and had gained all their weight back. I didn’t want to go through this...