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Southern Leo

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About Southern Leo

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  • Birthday 08/12/1956

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    banded on 12/28/2010
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    my dog, geneology, surfing web
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    behavior assistant
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  1. Hi All, I'm afraid I have ran into the bad end of the deal. I wrote that I passed out day after my band was placed.... apparently I injured my spleen at that time. A couple of weeks later I had high fever and could not get rid of it. So went to er, they took tests and sent me home with an antibiotic, figuring I had an infection. I called my Dr(that placed band) tuesday when I woke up with pain in left side of chest. He had me get a chest x-ray. Later called and said to return to er- I had Fluid in my lung. They drained it and found It was old blood....3 cups. This was from my spleen. Then they did some ct scans and found I had a tear of some kind by band. Apparently a stitch came out too. They did surgery to repair the tear and had to take out the band. They didn't have to remove the spleen, it will absorb the hematoma on it with time. I'm home now but have a tube draining my stomach. I'm so weak and sore from laying in hospital bed for a week! I didn't eat or drink for days, just had the iv saline. But, I'm beginning to lose the extra fluid build up since I'm moving around more. They say I can have the band replaced in a couple of months. Please be careful when you have surgery and drink enough Water so you don''t get dehydrated-we think that's why I passed out.
  2. I love the lemon lime propel and peach tea crystal light . In time you will find which ones you want to buy more than others. I also tried different protein bars for that time I could eat them. Then I would have some protein just in case I couldn't eat my meal I would have something. Those depend on what you like as in peanuts or s'mores. The baby bel cheese was good for the all liquid when I got there......check to see when you could add this.
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    I would think if you will just have a salad you should load up on protein earlier in day to make sure you will get enough that day...and be ready to lhave some later if need be. I love salad too but I can't eat it like I used to and just have that for lunch or dinner. Our days will have to be planned more than before to make sure we eat what we need. Are you keeping track of how much protein you get everyday?
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    Find out if you might need to use it after you have fills.......
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    Wearing old clothes again?

    In my adult life I was never small. I have been smaller than I am now. I have saved a few pair of nice jeans hoping that I can fit into them again! I tried one pair on a few days ago that I needed 1 inch to close the button.....it fits now! It's almost snug but I could wear it if I wanted to for the day. This weekend I plan to get all of them out and see if I really want to save any.
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    What have you lost...

    LOL, I got rid of that 2 year old!! Is that the part of me that went back for dessert seconds?? Now I think about dessert in a new way. I even made a cheesecake for my daughter's bd yesterday. Haven't had any. But I might have to get a box of girl scout cookies....it'll just last l-o-n-g-e-r this time! And then only get one box, not 2-3.
  7. Is that per serving and does the can say 1 serving? It's time to start checking...
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    50lbs down!! 1st Goal !!

    WTG Nicole! You look great! This is an inspiration...I'm halfway to my first 50 and feel better about reaching it! Thanks and keep it up!
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    Did your Dr stop meds gradually?

    Hi! Looks like you're doing well! Wow, you're post op diet is one that seems to last...... I just got started on a full diet. But I'm being careful still. I would like a nice steak on the grill but have been hesitant. I want to make sure I get a good one for that!! I have a feeling I will be using my pressure cooker and crock pot more now!! Have you been able to get into the exercising alot yet? I'm even slow on that and began getting tired out quickly. My dog loves to walk but he waits for me! I hope to get on my wii later today and get in some yoga to strenthen my muscles. Which means I should get off the laptop and get something done!! Take care....Linda
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    Did your Dr stop meds gradually?

    That's great! You were helped with meds right away ..wow. I am taking 4 bp meds! Beside having to pay for them I can't wait to see if I can live without them!! Glad you had such a change for the better already.
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    I know.....I was on the diet coke.....I'm beginning to taste it after I eat a meal! (cravings ) I still think about the feeling we might get if we did drink any. I lthink I'd be afraid to let it go flat and drink it. It still might cause some gas and lead to swelling. I stick with different flavored crystal light and propel drinks. I love iced tea so will be making more of that. They have peach tea ect that tastes more like the fruit than the tea.
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    Coughing at night

    Has he tried raising his head on the bed....with pillows or put a pillow under the mattress to lift it. Then he can sleep with head raised.
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    Skipping breakfast?

    I know I need to have something or I will feel it a couple of hours later. Now if I'm in a hurry I will at least have a cup of yogurt. Maybe you will find something you love to eat now and you can use it for breakfast....esp if it has a decent amount of Protein to start you off. I felt that way a long time ago....I could do without brkfast and be fine. I didn't have time to take to have it. But I find I do much better when I have something.
  14. That would be perfect for this...... It's a simple recipe my daughter brought home from work one day. Cut into strips and stir fry the chicken and put in warm wraps. Add pieces of tomatoes and ranch dressing and roll up! On my pre op I couldn't eat the wrap so I used lettuce to roll it up in! You can add seasoning to chicken and cook like you like it. I would add water to steam it.

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