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  1. I have had a body full of aches and pain for 4 days now. No other "flu" like symptoms at all!! Four days! I'm totally miserable. What can I take?? Tylenol isn't touching the pain at all!
  2. melissamae99

    Periods After Surgery?

    All sounds plausible to me. It sure sucks having a period again after not having one for over a year!...I don't even buy feminine products anymore!
  3. I haven't had a period in over a year thanks to Mirena. All of a sudden, old aunt flo showed up today out of the blue. My surgery was 1 month ago. Any thoughts or advice??
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    Post-Op Cravings And Discouraged!

    I am now exactly 3 weeks post op. I am still trying to figure out how I can keep this up for 5 more weeks! I want some chicken or rice or something w/ substance. This is tough especially when I have stalled for a week now, no movement on the scale at all. It really scares me! I have read from so many of you that this happens to a lot of u, but am still terrified I'm not gonna lose this weight! I am discouraged w the variety some patients have with foods that I do not. Uggggg! Venting helps a little, but darn it, I want some substantial food!
  5. My NUT suggests benefiber, you can mix it in anything. Also are you getting enough fluids? Try extra fruit like applesauce.
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    What Are You Guying Eating At 2 Months

    I'm irritated that my diet is so restrictive, but many others have the green light for so many foods my NUT says are off limits! What gives?
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    Post-Op Cravings And Discouraged!

    Those ideas sound great italianlady13! I was told no on the ref. Beans by my NUT. But I am looking forward to everything you listed SOON!! Thank you all for the encouragement! We went out to eat for fathers day over the weekend and I had an ultimate potato Soup...it was delicious and totally filling and I only ate about 1/2 of the tiny cup portion. It was great to full that quick, and not crave anymore.
  8. So I'm only 18 days post surgery now. Up until the other day I had lost 22 lbs. yay! Then I weighed today and I have gained 3 lbs?? what is going on? I am having flashes of previous weight loss failures... , anyone have any advice, thoughts??
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    For The Slow Losers

    What an amazing perspective on the ups and downs of weight loss. Thanks, I enjoyed reading this!
  10. melissamae99

    Pre-Op Diet Day 1- Ugh! :(

    Injury chocolate is great. Add a little extra milk to cut down on the sweetness! Good luck...it doesn't get any better after surgery tho, I'm 2 weeks out and am still craving some real food!
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    Post-Op Cravings And Discouraged!

    Yes, I'm trying to figure out how to make it thru 6 weeks of this! My NUT was adiment that I don't eat eggs or beans yet...bummer! I am eating oatmeal puréed, and for now that tastes good. Gotta come up with a smoothie that is appealing now. Thanks for all the advice!
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    Tell Me Your Favorite Pureed Meals

    That is a good idea!
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    Tell Me Your Favorite Pureed Meals

    I am really not tolerating my protein shakes now...they taste too sweet to me. I don't know what to do. I can't get by on yogurt alone!..,not for 6 weeks!
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    Tell Me Your Favorite Pureed Meals

    I started puréed phase today. The list from my nut doesn't have any of this besides yogurt and fruit....am I missing out on cheeses, eggs, tuna, etc?? I would love to have a few more choices since I'm in this phase for 6 weeks!
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    Post-Op Cravings And Discouraged!

    Wow, I am so happy to get the advice and hear I'm not alone! I know a lot of it is mental hungar, especially when I am feeding my family the foods I love but can't have yet. I would love to just have a bite of turkey sandwich...just one bite!! I also miss chewing my food. Tomorrow I andvance to stage 4...soft foods. Still seems limited, but puréed fruits sound good to me!! Any food suggestions for this phase? I am sick of carnation instant breakfast!!

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