I had some lab work done recently and a liver enzyme was way above the upper limit for normal. I had an ultrasound and the liver looks fine.
I also noticed that one of the kidney levels was off just a bit. I’ve also gained a few pounds this past year, a few more than I am comfortable with.
The place I had my Gastric Bypass Surgery had a great education program for life before surgery, preparing for surgery, post surgery diet for about 6 months, and that was it.
They didn’t really teach anything about several years after surgery. They didn’t teach about what happens if you have too much protein in your diet and I really wish they would have.
I read several things online and figured out the increased liver levels, increased kidney levels and weight gain along with some constapation are all because I had too much protein in my diet.
I was enjoying those yummy protein drinks just a bit too much. I was drinking plenty of crystal light and plain water but not enough to keep up with the amount of protein I was taking in each day.
Thanks to online sources I’m rearranging what I eat and how much carbs I eat each day. I’m happy there are others online to learn from because nobody ever taught me what I need to know, I’ve had to search for the info.
So maybe someone involved with a education program at a weight loss surgery center will see this and change how and what you are teaching. We need info on more than just six months after surgery. We need to know of things to be aware of and how to correct problems once they are discovered.
I think part of the problem is most of the people involved in a weight loss surgery center only know what they are taught as only one person had weight loss surgery that was involved in the place I went to.
There also seems to be new people in the office at each yearly visit, so not many people actually know me, other than what is in my chart.
I’d go to a support group for my wls center but its the same thing and there are issues with transportation for me.
So as I told someone recently, the learning never stops after weight loss surgery. Its a matter of learning what works, what doesn’t work, investigating the nutrition of different foods, and trying new things.
Never stop learning.