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sarawray

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  1. sarawray

    One step forward, two steps back

    Aww, Im sorry. you will have days like that. It has been a yr for me and I still get sore around my port site. You will figure out what does it and avoid it, sometimes I cant even sleep on that side. But dont worry it is nothing that you wont be able to deal with.
  2. sarawray

    along the way

    pictures as I go on my weight loss journey
  3. sarawray

    may 2013

    From the album: along the way

  4. sarawray

    I know what my trigger is!

    Maybe he is getting a tiny bit insecure. He might need to have his ego stroked a little. Is he one of those who subconsciously tries to feed you, like maybe bringing home ice cream or chocolate. My husband started doing things like that and I brought it to his attention and asked him not to do that, he acted like he didn't even know he was doing it. Try including him when you by clothes and stuff, And ask his opinion about stuff, and make him think this is for him as much as it is for you. He will eventually come around. Good Luck.
  5. sarawray

    How sweet it is....

    I have a new hero. Thanks for the inspiration.
  6. I remember my port being sore for a couple of months,and still 7 months later when I exercise sometimes I can tell when I have overdone it. When you get your fill, talk to your DR about your concerns about the placement. The way it was explained to me is that a piece of mesh is sewed to your muscle and the port is attached to that. That is way it is so tender sometimes. But I am sure if you ask your dr he will be happy to explain the mechanics of it so you can have some understanding of the way you feel. Good Luck!!!!!
  7. I carried an ice pack to work with me. That was my greatest pain relief. It was at least 2 weeks before I felt comfortable without my ice pack. And even after you think you feel better, be careful because it doesnt take much to make you sore all over again. Just hang in there, every day gets better. Your body has been thrown for loop and it needs time to recover. Just take it easy,and take care of yourself, now is not the time to be super woman. Good luck.
  8. sarawray

    Just a cup? Really?

    Yep I can vouch for that. One cup will do the trick. Now keep in mind that most of that cup needs to be protein.
  9. Walked 2 miles today, 45 min. Almost halfway to my goal of 5 miles.

  10. sarawray

    Cramping!!!

    this is going to sound crazy, but it works. Soak your feet in hot water. lol
  11. Well I am not sure about the rest of it, but I do know you should try to avoid throwing up if at all possible. Did your dr give you any nausea meds for after your sugery? If you dont have any I would call my dr and ask to call you in some if it continues. As for the other, if this is really abnormal I would call my obgyn. It might not be your period, where you by an chance a litlle late??
  12. sarawray

    5k

    I have signed up for a 5k. I have 6 weeks to get ready. 6 months ago I would have never even considered it. Yey Me!!!!!
  13. sarawray

    5k

    Yesterday i did 1.5 miles on the tradmill, and today I did 2 miles. I cant believe I did it. I can remember when I could only do 10 minutes at a time. Now I am up to 45 minutes. wooo hoooo!!!! The walk I am doing is for Scottish Rite Childrens hospital. I can do this!!!!
  14. sarawray

    1st fill

    Some Dr 's will numb you, but even if he dont it will be over lickity split. So it really isnt any worse than a shot in the bum. Just be sure you can swallow the water before you leave.
  15. sarawray

    Small fills

    My dr. gave me small fills. One month I even had to skip because he didnt have an appointment for me. I understand your fustration, because people who know are usually negative and when they dont see weight loss, there like. Told ya so. On my 6 month check up he gave me a big fill, and then I had to cancell my next appointment because I didnt need it. Hang in there you will get there. And then you will start dropping weight at a good pace if you do what your supposed to.
  16. sarawray

    5k

    I have signed up for a 5k. I have 6 weeks to get ready. 6 months ago I would have never even considered it. Yey Me!!!!!
  17. sarawray

    need a little advise from experienced bansters

    Thank you guys so much. I really appreciate all everyone does on here.
  18. My last fill was about a month ago. It was the first time I actually felt like I got a fill. It was also the first time I had a major stuck episode. It scared me and I am afraid of having another one. It took me about 2 weeks before I could eat anything other than mushies. I can eat now except sometimes in the morning I cant even get down scrambled eggs. I have a 10cc band and I think I have about 4.75 cc in there now. I have an appointment on Wednesday for another fill, and I cant make up my mind if I need it or not. I explained my situation to the lady that call to comfirm my appointment and all she said is that it is up to me. I get hungry, but when I eat it lasts for about 4 hrs on most days, and a cup usually will fill me up. Does it sound like I should wait to get a fill?? What if I get a small fill and it is too much, will I no right away?? Some imput on what I should do.
  19. My last fill was about a month ago. It was the first time I actually felt like I got a fill. It was also the first time I had a major stuck episode. It scared me and I am afraid of having another one. It took me about 2 weeks before I could eat anything other than mushies. I can eat now except sometimes in the morning I cant even get down scrambled eggs. I have a 10cc band and I think I have about 4.75 cc in there now. I have an appointment on Wednesday for another fill, and I cant make up my mind if I need it or not. I explained my situation to the lady that call to comfirm my appointment and all she said is that it is up to me. I get hungry, but when I eat it lasts for about 4 hrs on most days, and a cup usually will fill me up. Does it sound like I should wait to get a fill?? What if I get a small fill and it is too much, will I no right away?? Some imput on what I should do.
  20. sarawray

    Suppression garments

    can you exercise in spanx???
  21. sarawray

    sept 2012

    From the album: along the way

  22. Got my 3rd fill today, finally I can tell I got a fill, I had some spit pea soup, and I could sure tell a difference.

  23. sarawray

    Alarmed!

    I have had some hair loss, but my hair is thick and coarse to start with. they make some really natural looking hair pieces now. I feel so bad for anyone who is so thin you can see the scalp. Weight causes enough self esteem issues without having to deal with thinning hair. If it where me I would treat myself to a nice hair piece. You can get them to look like your natural hair. If you can get one close enough no one would probably notice.
  24. The best thing I found for my port pain was an ice bag. I even took one with me to work. Walk around the house a little and see if you can poot, and put ice on your port that was the only thing that worked for me.
  25. Yes I tried them and no matter what you put them in or what flavor you get they are horrible. Mine came up as fast as it went down. YUCK
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