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RE: [IP] Re: weight



Barb - I didn't have a "scope" to determine my gastroparesis.   They did a
stomach emptying test at the hospital.  Just had to eat 2 boiled eggs and
drink a glass of water with a dye? in it.  Sorry that's not very technical
but I can't remember what they called it.   Then they scanned the stomach
for 2 hours so I had to lay flat on my back.  Took a nap and it really
wasn't too bad.

When I started on the pump I just ate sugar free applesauce (I like Mott's
best) and ate sugar free Jello pudding - one of each at each meal time.  I
lost 45 pounds in 3 months and even though I am now starting to add food
again the weight has stayed off.  I went from 149 to 104/105 lbs.    I think
it allowed my stomach to settle down.  I try to be careful with what I eat
since my blood sugars can go nuts if I eat "real" food but I'm learning to
eat and correct.   The doctor told me I couldn't loose any more weight so I
have found a few things that work and am doing ok.  Hope this helps you.  At
149 my cardiologist was the only one who thought I could lose 10 or 15
pounds but I'm glad I did because I feel better with less weight. 

Shirley, dx 1954 age 5/Animas pump Oct. 2005

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Barb Smith
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 7:03 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Re: weight

If you have any "tricks" I am open to ideas. Also, is a scope the ONLY way
to see if you have gastroparesis?  That isn't happening!
Barb (email @ redacted)
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