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AtlantaRed

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    AtlantaRed reacted to DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Tya, ur def right. I really need to pay special attn to my body, so glad I let u all know. As far as the dvts, again, a gr8 concern to keep in mind. Ive been walking around the house a lot but this morning was weird. So thx to u all, very good suggestions that I will adhere too. Again, you all are awesome n Ty:). I'm feeling better now. But will def slow down a bit.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to tisha_stanley in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Thanks for those that replayed on my post. I am feeling much better today. I haven't commented a lot in here. But here is my story.... At age of 34 I have had 2 heart attacks and I am diabetic. I have a little girl who is 4 and I decided that this surgery would help change my life. She is reason enough to take that step in the right direction. I was 274 pre op and I am now 243. I enjoy reading the post on here as it makes me feel not alone. I am doing ok on my Water amounts but struggling to get in my protien. I really need to find something that works for me. Thank you to everyone that post stuff on here. I am sure that I am not the only quite one out there that has felt much support from this group even without commenting.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to teekay8887 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Welcome. I was sleeved on the 18th and this thread has been full of information, support, and words of encouragement. All two hundred pages are worth the read.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to pinkblushes in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    I am a 30th sleever too! I know what you mean but I have found this thread to be the most helpful to me because these people are experiencing it at the same pace we are instead of remembering from years back... Good luck!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to WombatVSG in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Wanted to say hi, all... Dec 30th sleeve. Am having trouble figuring out the best place to hang out here! Information overload.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hello All. Today was a pretty good day thus far. I slept well last night:) my doc wants me to drink a liter and a half of liq, which he says includes at least 1 1/2 Protein Shakes and broth. I can tolerate all temps, I drink Atkins choc, which I better tolerate than the boost vanilla they tried givn me, vanilla really upset my stomach. I can do the hello very well too. I feel like I'm drinkn all the time but its out of the 1 oz med cups they gave me. He wants me to get in at least 4 oz an hr. It's doable and somtms I've done more. He gave me liq colace which literally burned the heck out of my throat, any1 else exp that? I will NOT take it again, that was my only issue today, still Buns a little:( I'll start m.o.m. instead. No incision pains at all and Praise God no spasms unless I swallow too much at once. Well I pray that u all are feeling a day closer to gr8 and I'll b checkn in on you. Njoy ur day, and chat soon:))))
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from nursekimberly89 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Try not to give in to the carbs. They only make you want more. We only have a year, give or take, to maximize our success with this opportunity. You've had as lifetime of chocolate. You know what it tastes like. You can have a taste again after you reach goal, but even then it will be a slippery slope. Hang in there!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Wonderful news!! Continue to take it easy and enjoy being home!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from NJ mom of 4 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    It is definitely not easy, and pretty exhausting when it's over. When it is over, please continue on daily stool softeners and something like MiraLAX. Are you still on pain meds? They are very constipating.
    Hope it passes soon!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi Deez! Glad to sew you are progressing! When I was first swallowing things, it didn't hurt but I could definitely feel it all the way down the middle and feel the burps crawl all the way back up! It's also been so long since you've had anything to drink at all, might take just a little notre time to be regular again. Have they tried anything warm yet to see if that is any easier?
    Continued positive thoughts your way!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi Deez! Glad to sew you are progressing! When I was first swallowing things, it didn't hurt but I could definitely feel it all the way down the middle and feel the burps crawl all the way back up! It's also been so long since you've had anything to drink at all, might take just a little notre time to be regular again. Have they tried anything warm yet to see if that is any easier?
    Continued positive thoughts your way!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi Sandi,
    You may also try milk of magnesia. I never have constipation but did after coming home from the hospital even though I immediately started MiraLAX and colace. I had to take the milk of magnesia. Unfortunately, what's already there is not going to soften. It really is going to be a lot of work to get it out and probably not easy. Be careful thinking it's moving because a little is coming out. Sometimes the stool softener soften what's behind the constipation and that can squeeze out around the blocked stool. Some people find putting their feet up on a foot stool while sitting on the toilet, a better position (sort of like squatting).
    Please be careful and don't be afraid to go to the ER if necessary.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Shrug it off and don't do it again! Maybe try to steer clear of those places. I know it would be hard for me not to get some Cici's buffalo chicken pizza!
    You know what all that stuff tastes like and one day, you can have it again!
    Are you on any type of foods yet? If not, then I would fill up on a Protein Shake before taking the kids to get their food.
    You can do this!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from CindyGirl in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Sorry you are having a hard time with your Protein. How much longer until you can have soft foods?
    Have you tried any of the ready to drink Isopure drinks? I've heard you can buy them at GNC to try the flavors before buying bigger packs online. Maybe thinner drinks like that would help?
    I know you said you can't have powders, but I know when I switched from ready to drink Premier Protein drinks to Unjury chocolate powder, the unjury are much thinner and I was able to drink it pretty quickly.
    Hang in there and keep sipping! I'm 7 days ahead of you and can drink water easily but I still only get 48 ounces in. It's a full time job!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from CindyGirl in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    I hope you continue to feel better each day, Sandi. I have heard many say that the additional hiatal hernia repair was more painful. Are you able to get any liquid vitamins in to help with weakness? What about some Gatorade type of drink mixed with your water? I did that the first week as I was afraid of becoming dehydraded. Have you tried any of the Isopure drinks? Or the Unjury chicken broth? I mixed some Better Than Bouillon chicken paste into the Unjury chicken and it was good. Maybe having something warm might be easier?
    Hang in there!!
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    AtlantaRed reacted to tami j in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Oh atlantaRed and sandisleeve- you reminded me of the squatty potty I saw in the back of one of my magazines! Haha!

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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi Sandi,
    You may also try milk of magnesia. I never have constipation but did after coming home from the hospital even though I immediately started MiraLAX and colace. I had to take the milk of magnesia. Unfortunately, what's already there is not going to soften. It really is going to be a lot of work to get it out and probably not easy. Be careful thinking it's moving because a little is coming out. Sometimes the stool softener soften what's behind the constipation and that can squeeze out around the blocked stool. Some people find putting their feet up on a foot stool while sitting on the toilet, a better position (sort of like squatting).
    Please be careful and don't be afraid to go to the ER if necessary.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi Sandi,
    You may also try milk of magnesia. I never have constipation but did after coming home from the hospital even though I immediately started MiraLAX and colace. I had to take the milk of magnesia. Unfortunately, what's already there is not going to soften. It really is going to be a lot of work to get it out and probably not easy. Be careful thinking it's moving because a little is coming out. Sometimes the stool softener soften what's behind the constipation and that can squeeze out around the blocked stool. Some people find putting their feet up on a foot stool while sitting on the toilet, a better position (sort of like squatting).
    Please be careful and don't be afraid to go to the ER if necessary.
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    AtlantaRed reacted to sandisleeve in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
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    Really don't like those isopure clear drinks and I was hoping they would be my saving grace
    My doc office doesn't recommend Gatorade or powerades or anything else similar .. Simply water and Protein Shakes, broth, pops tea and Jello, yogurt -- but can't really tolerate Much even water and warm tea creates discomfort after a while ... Takes me about 1.5+hours to finish 9oz of Protein Shake and 3.5 hours to get down 16oz of water
    I think of and miss real food but I'm nervous about the pain it will cause when mushy foods stage starts next week -- it's a very slow progress of returning to normalcy for me and I'm 22 days out
    I was a ball of energy before this surgery with no co morbidities at all and I'm 31 yrs old so my slow recovery is a bit of a shock
    I take and tolerate chewable vitamins but doubt they are doing much for me
    I'll continue to pray! Thanks for your concern and suggestions
    Hope all is well with you!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Texasmeg in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi Meg, if the rash doesn't seem go go away with the hydrocortisone, try yeast infection cream. I sometimes, esp in the summer, would get yeast rashes in some folds of skin. I buy the generic 7 day yeast kit in the feminine product aisle as it has the biggest tube of cream in it.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from Texasmeg in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi Meg, if the rash doesn't seem go go away with the hydrocortisone, try yeast infection cream. I sometimes, esp in the summer, would get yeast rashes in some folds of skin. I buy the generic 7 day yeast kit in the feminine product aisle as it has the biggest tube of cream in it.
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Shrug it off and don't do it again! Maybe try to steer clear of those places. I know it would be hard for me not to get some Cici's buffalo chicken pizza!
    You know what all that stuff tastes like and one day, you can have it again!
    Are you on any type of foods yet? If not, then I would fill up on a Protein Shake before taking the kids to get their food.
    You can do this!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Shrug it off and don't do it again! Maybe try to steer clear of those places. I know it would be hard for me not to get some Cici's buffalo chicken pizza!
    You know what all that stuff tastes like and one day, you can have it again!
    Are you on any type of foods yet? If not, then I would fill up on a Protein Shake before taking the kids to get their food.
    You can do this!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Shrug it off and don't do it again! Maybe try to steer clear of those places. I know it would be hard for me not to get some Cici's buffalo chicken pizza!
    You know what all that stuff tastes like and one day, you can have it again!
    Are you on any type of foods yet? If not, then I would fill up on a Protein Shake before taking the kids to get their food.
    You can do this!
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    AtlantaRed got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Hi Deez! I hope your spasms have slowed down! I'm sorry you're stuck in the hospital, but I tell you, I wish I could have stayed more than one night! I know you have a family to get back to, though! Glad the cath and heart monitor are removed. Are you able to get up and walk around? I slept pretty well but did find myself getting up to use the restroom about every hour due to the IVs.
    Thankful you're not experiencing any hunger (in your head or tummy!) as I'm sure that would be even more difficult!
    Hopefully by the time you get home, you won't even need any pain meds! You'll be so far along by then!
    Continue being your usual positive self! So many people pulling for you on this side!
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