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  1. Wow some people surprise me at how rude they can actually be. Anywhoo... My hubby took me to olive garden the other night for our valentines dinner. I thought right away it was going to be bad but since I can't eat salad yet we were able to get a bowl of soup instead so I had the chicken gnnochi soup omg so yummy! I was able to stay away from the bread but I did have half a glass of wine. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy it!
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    Post op the days after

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    That is strange my zoloft is the size of my ambien both of which are REALLY tiny. Are you on an extended release? Not sure if there is one but if you are that capsule isn't meant to be broken you may need to see your PCP and get changed over or modified in some way. Whatever you do don't stop cold turkey.
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    Lady question :)

    Well I am two weeks late but Finally started this is going to suck...
  5. I put light work on mine and it said 2956 cals a day.... WTF
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    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.
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    New Pain

    I am two and half weeks post op and started back having pain I feels directly below my sternum about where my band would be. It goes all the way to my back and feels like a tearing sensation also hurts when I breath in deeply at the same spot. I have a hematoma over my port site and have felt slightly feverish last night and today so I have been trying to drink as much as I can in case it is me being dehydrated. I have no problem keeping things down and still eating like I am suppose to. I am worried I may have torn a internal stitch around the band. Has anyone else ever felt this or have torn a stitch before? I called my doctors office on monday about the hematoma and noone ever called me back so I doubt they would care about this. I go back to him on monday.
  8. Here is what my nut said.. 64g protein 64 oz of water no empty calories so only diet drinks like crystal light limit fruit juices to 4 oz a day. 1% milk, 1000cal a day diet 2 multivits chewable 2 calcium chewable with Vit D separate them by two hours at least and calcium absorbs better with foods. No slider foods like milk shakes and things that will pass directly through your band. Any pills you take must be smaller then a M&M No ibuprofen must start using easy to swallow Tylenol. Begin walking immediately after surgery and work your way up to 30 mins of walking a day. Then once your passed your light duty stage you can begin exercising more. Once your back on a regular diet foods stay away from grits potatoes anything Starchy like bread. If you eat bread it must be toasted otherwise it will be too sticky and cause you to get stuck until you get use to it. If you want treats do sugar free jello and puddings and Popsicle there are great fudge cicles out there that are only 30 cals and really takes like frozen pudding. I would come up with the money to meet with a nut its worth it. Also check out http://www.Lapband.com you can get a lot of good information there it has a register y and you sign up and have access to all kinds of info.
  9. So I can probably guess the answer to this question since my diet has changed and dramatic weight loss and trauma of surgery my period this month went MIA.. I know I am not pregnant but did anyone else lose there period the first month after surgery?
  10. I have also stalled. I am almost three weeks post op and started introducing foods into my diet so I am at a stand still. I feel your pain. It is very discouraging to see such a dramatic loss and then just stop. But I knew it would not last best thing is for our fills to come along and we get to the point were we can start exercising more.
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    Two weeks post op

    Yea I decided it was way to soon to do all that jumping and jiving I am still having issues this morning hopefully I did not mess anything up kinda having a sharp pain if I breath in deeply. Think I will take it easy today..
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    XBox360 KINECT

    Just got my Zumba and love it already. I will say its not so much a game as it feels like your doing an actual aerobics class from the comfort of your living room. I was only able to do about 15 mins of it and I was pouring sweat so it really gets you moving hopefully I will work up to being able to complete a session. But I am only two weeks post op and started having some pain so I had to stop.
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    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!!!!
  14. Phenergan is for nausea but there is also zofran and vistaril that would help as well...
  15. Yes go ahead and ask for a phenergan prescription Before you leave the hospital!

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