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  1. strawberryblue

    Article About Woman Having Surgery

    The comments left by people on this article upset me so badly! Is this what people really think of surgery? Grrrr. Surgery doesn't make us work out at the gym. Surgery doesn't help us choose a Protein bar over a Krispy Kreme donut. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2199738/Mother-fat-son-unable-wrap-arms-round-hug-drops-20st-13st.html Sent from my iPhone using VST
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    Tired Of Plain Water

    The fruit punch MIO and pink lemonade are good. I was a southern sweet tea junky before surgery so I wasn't impressed by the MIO Sweet Tea flavor.
  3. strawberryblue

    Running And Breathing? How?

    When you are jogging you need to breathe in/out through both your mouth and nose to get maximum air. Find a pace. Breathe in for 2 steps, out for 2 steps. Or try in 3, out 3. Breathe from your belly, not shallow chest breaths. Also, if you're huffing and puffing, you are probably pushing too hard! Slow it down. Good luck.
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    How Much Was Your Surgery?

    About 12K, self-pay in upstate South Carolina. Don't forget about CareCredit or a loan from your 401K if you have to go pay of pocket. Sent from my iPhone
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    10 Week Post Op Updates

    I have lost 60 pounds and I'm at 11 weeks. Sent from my iPhone
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    Esophagus Pain

    I had the same problem. It was because I was eating too much too fast. Slow it down. Sent from my iPhone
  7. strawberryblue

    I Had My Panic Moment

    I was sleeved 3/20. I've had trouble transitioning to puréed foods. Two nights ago, I had my first real breakdown over the sleeve. I was panicking and I was in tears, asking my husband what in the world I'd done to myself and whether I'd ever "feel normal" again. Then, I got a good nights sleep and felt a whole lot better the next day. I will just have to take things slowly. I can do this!!!! Sent from my iPhone
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    3Rd Week Out

    I tire easily too and I'm 3 weeks out. It scares me because I had more energy last week at Week 2. I've had trouble with puréed foods though so I'm mostly still doing liquids. Maybe I could try including a little more carbs. Maybe Ketosis is making us tired? Sent from my iPhone
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    Time Off Of Work

    If you are eligible for it, talk to your HR about doing FMLA. Also, do you have short-term disability benefits? I recommend at least 2 weeks minimum.... Sent from my iPhone
  10. Today I'm one week post-op. For the first time, my temperature was under 99 F. I drove myself to the post office and back, and didn't take any pain meds (yet, lol). I am steadily getting down fluids to stay hydrated but, TMI, the loose stools have shown up. I can deal with that slight annoyance since it should taper off with the mushies stage. The pain is decreasing day by day, but in lieu of pain comes weakness/tiredness. Anyways, I really thought I'd be worse off at this point. How are you doing 1 week post op!? Sent from my iPhone
  11. strawberryblue

    Post Op Almost On My 3Rd Week

    These additional items are on my list and I'm less than one week post-op, so they may be ok for you: Greek Yogurt (has more Protein than regular yogurt. Get a flavored one). Grits (thinned with milk or water) oatmeal or Cream of Wheat (sugar free, thinned with milk or water) Sent from my iPhone
  12. Yesterday 3/20 I was sleeved. It's the morning after surgery as I'm writing this. Surgeon says my surgery went just like in a textbook. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the good luck will continue. Didn't get much sleep at all - nurses have been in and out of my room all night. At least some bring pain medicine with them. Speaking of pain, the gas inside me us what hurts the most. That and trying to breathe. I'd thought for sure it'd be my stomach hurting, not my chest! So glad to be "on the other side". I have a long way to go, but I'm ready! Sent from my iPhone
  13. Ok odd question...I watched YouTube videos of the surgery (mistake!). I saw how surgeons use harmonic vibrations to cut away the connective tissue holding the stomach and organs together. Does this tissue regenerate and reconnect to your stomach eventually? Oh and my surgery is tomorrow...Tuesday March 20!! Sent from my iPhone
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    Carecredit Question

  15. Cottage cheese has saved me. Can you have cottage cheese on your liquid diet? That's the closest "solid" thing allowed on mine. If you're allowed milk, some low fat cottage cheese might help you. Also, Greek Yogurt has a lot of Protein vs regular low fat yogurts, and that has helped. If you ever get hungry, have a Greek Yogurt or a Protein Drink. If you let yourself feel like you're starving you'll get desperate and want to binge.... Remember to stay hydrated. Good luck. Sent from my iPhone

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