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  1. ~*~Rachel~*~

    New Pain

    Actually this doctors office has been amazing this one snafoo excluded. And that I would not even blame on the doctor but the nurse I spoke with. I am just going to take it easy and see what happens. If I continue running fever or continue hurting tomorrow I will call before the weekend.
  2. ~*~Rachel~*~

    Two weeks post op

    So I am 2 weeks post op yesterday. My weight in missed the 40lbs spot by 1.2lbs so I was very happy with the results. Still having some strange pain in my stomach and my hematoma over my port site is still present but that does not bother me unless trying to lay on my side. I celebrated by going and buying zumba fitness for ps3 and tested it out this morning. OMG it totally kicked my butt. I had not ate yet today and was able to get about 15 mins of a 20 min work out done before I felt like I was going to faint so I decided I better eat and try again later. I may need to stick to walking for a little while and just learning the steps of the zumba it seemed to make my pain a little worse in my stomach hopefully I havn't done too much and messed up my band or something. But I am trying to be more active and hopefully meet my goal of 50lbs by the time my post op appointment on the 14th. Anyway just a little update for now... hope you guys are doing okay. I can't take the protein shakes so I am picking protein rich foods to eat like for breakfast I will eat a egg with low fat cheese, lunch a cheese wedge and chicken salad things like that to keep my protein level intact good. Still not drinking the amounts I need to be and having a hard time adjusting to getting in these vitamins but I am still a work in progress.. Time to go pass out after that work out!!!!
  3. ~*~Rachel~*~

    What is going on with this website?

    The website crashed yesterday for most the day. When that happened a lot of peoples profiles got lost. Including mine..When I tried to log in it said I did not exists. Even when I searched for my post or my name on my friends pages I just disappeared. So I had to email support@WLSBoards.com <support@WLSBoards.com> to get my account back. Most everything is restored as far as my account just a few post I made yesterday morning. Anyway Thanks support team I was about to go into withdrawals!
  4. ~*~Rachel~*~

    Recovery/Returning to Work

    I am on day 8 still get tired really easy. If your working from home I don't see a problem. My doctor wont let me go back for a month or maybe longer. But I am a critical care nurse. I can't run to codes and do chest compressions and pull on patients right now so I too am enjoying some paid time off..
  5. ~*~Rachel~*~

    Chest pain since this am??

    Are you having trouble swallowing liquids? Nausea? When was the last time you were checked for a band slippage?
  6. ~*~Rachel~*~

    Post op problems

    This sounds like my biggest fear. I have a fear of my body "rejecting the band" I wonder if there is such a thing?
  7. Congrats hun we are praying for you update us asap!
  8. ~*~Rachel~*~

    Surgery and Day 1 post op

    Thanks guys I am okay just in a lot of pain. feels like my port is going to rip out and this gas pain has started. I am a walking time bomb Hopefully it will feel better soon.
  9. I am just wondering if anyone else out there has had stomach issues with the protein shakes. I have had nausea and diarrhea this whole time and today it is worse. I tried a different type of protein from GNC it is still whey. I thought whey was suppose to be the best out there to digest and I am not lactose intolerant never have been so I know it is not that. Now I am not ruling out the fact that I may have a little stomach virus over the past two days when it has been its worse but, I've had problems this whole time. It's actually helped I am not hungry and I've made extra sure not to get dehydrated but its really starting to get annoying. Anyone else go through this? Surgery is tuesday and I really don't want this to interfere
  10. ~*~Rachel~*~

    Meeting the new me..

    I don't know if anyone else has experenced this but I have been over weight my entire life. I was wearing my moms dresses when I was in 6th grade.I have only one picture of me as a child with a normal child weight and I was 4 or 5 years old. I don't know what I look like thin and this bothers me. I hear people saying they feel like a "whole new person." I literally feel anxious over the possibility. Who is this person? What will she like doing or dislike doing? Options I have never had before may open up doors for me. Just everyday options and decisions that will be open to be options and decisions. I have always been comfortable being over weight and liked myself. I hope I like this new person I am about to come in 5 more days I will start on a journey to go meet her.
  11. ~*~Rachel~*~

    But my name is Rachel!!!....

    Thanks guys. He is only a man... you have to forgive him I guess lol... I told my husband and he was just like wow he really stuck his foot in his mouth didn't he.... It is funny of course now but it kinda stung at first.... but boy do I plan to get the last laugh!!!
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    So my doctor says 3 months post op you may have a glass of wine. Now I am one of those people that struggle each day with there favorite stuff and even more so if it is sitting right in front of you. Now the empty calories is what is bad in this situation but it is not going to kill you it is not going to hurt your band and right now your not even in the weight loss stage your in the healing stage. Frankly I am not sure how long I will wait until I decide to have a glass of wine. I do not drink that often but I think there are worse things you could have done. Hell you could have went and got a milkshake which is a lot more calories. This is a lifestyle change not a diet in the end you are stuck with this thing for life. I worry about how normal I will feel once I am band but something will be normal for me. I may can never tolerate bread which is my favorite thing in the world. Moderation is key and I think you did really well with only having one glass Kudos to you. Now as far as the rude post Not everyone is going to agree with your decision but I got a lot of rude comments when I came here for support to quit smoking as well so I know how bad that made you feel SO sorry for that! Focus on what is good for you. Your not going to loose weight as a statistic this much this week but on how hard you work and how your body allows those efforts to work don't stress just ride the ride or at least that is what I am telling myself.
  13. ~*~Rachel~*~

    Can someone please help me?!

    My nut said that you should only eat 3 meals a day.... Gastric bypass does the 4 or 5 meals as far as I know. Look I look at it this way. You HAVE to eat to loose weight. your body will go into starvation mode and not weight loss mode. You must eat and eat healthy so your body can be healthy enough to loose weight.
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    I also work night shift and my shifts go 7 on 7 off 12 hour shifts so for an entire week I sleep eat and nurse. On my off week I have followed in my mothers footsteps and filling that to be social I have to feed the entire neighborhood. My husband and I are young and sociable and often have friends over and I feed them to death we eat drink grill have a ball. It has been a struggle to divide my eating with my preop diet on my night shift but I have managed pretty well I think. I have three herniated disc in my back and 2 in my neck not to mention my knees hurt and I have sciatic pain running down my lower legs. I was told have lap band or back surgery at 27 years old. Lap band here I come... I would like to blame my weight on my job but I have been over weight my entire life. I think it is in my personality. I have always been comfortable with my weight until the pain started. I never had problems thinking I was ugly or too fat. I always thought I was the pretty fat girl and happy to be the "Fat friend." I am not comfortable with the thought of being thin just because I don't know what it will be like. I pray I will learn to love myself and tend to myself as I tend to others!
  15. ~*~Rachel~*~

    Day 2... yes I am counting!

    well I could only get about half the tomato soup down so I came home and made turkey sausage and a egg felt so good to have something on my stomach... I think I am just going to have to have a balance of one of the bars they are good pudding salad and protein. keep everything low carb but the carbs on the bars and shakes and stuff they want me to drink are far more calories and carbs then i would make out of a meal i would enjoy..

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