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Blog Comments posted by SweetTee

  1. Hi Melissa!

    It's so good to hear that you are doing better! I wondered about you and how you were coming along. It sounds as if it's been a difficult road for you. "I spend 3 days a week with a physical and occupational therapist, gaining strength and learning to walk again", man that is serious. I almost don't know what to say besides I'm so happy that you are doing better. I have not had the VSG procedure yet, so I have no advice on the dry heaving or vomiting. I pray that those symptoms soon go away. I'm always here with a listening ear if you need to vent/talk. Take care and I will keep you in prayer.

  2. Good for you, keep that positive mindset! Maybe some of it will rub off over here on me, LOL. I keep telling myself that all will be well, but the little voice in my head creeps in sometimes saying "what if you have a problem". I'm binding all of that negativity up in the name of Jesus and dismissing it from my mind. It's good to know that I'm not alone in the second guessing of myself sometimes. By next October, and hopefully 100lbs lighter, I want to look back on this day with a smile thinking about how far I have come.

  3. I am so sorry that you are having a difficult time and I pray that you began to feel better really soon. As long as your not taking in enough fluids, you will feel bad and your body will let you know it. I know it's hard trying to force yourself to drink especially when it causes you to dry heave. Having no appetite and being sensitive to smells makes it extremely difficult to put something in your mouth. Are you dry heaving from reflux? Are you just simply feeling nauseous? As hard as it may be, you're going to have to force yourself to eat and drink. I agree with the earlier posting suggesting that you try some carbs, some sort of caloric intake is necessary. If all else fails, buy some unflavored Pedialyte. They also have the pedialyte freezer pops and powder packs. The makers of Pedialyte also make EleCare in an unflavored powder, this is usually given to babies who can't tolerate whole protein. Ensure makes a clear and a high protein shake, but they still have a milk consistency (if that thickness bothers you, then they might not work). At least if you use some of the pedi products, you may be able to mix them in water and make it tolerable. Source Naturals also makes a Pea Protein Powder that most vegetarians use, it's not milk based or made from animal products so it will be easier to tolerate. I suggest purchasing some of the Pea Protein Powder and pedialyte. You've got to get your fluids and protein in order to start to feel better. As far as the depression goes, it's understandable with what you're going through. You are human and we all experience these emotions. Do not make any DNR decisions while you are in this state. I haven't been sleeved yet, but from reading posts on this forum, I can safely say that things will get better. I have read numerous post where the writer spoke of feeling depressed and wanting to give up because they were feeling so bad, but if you continue reading they always spoke of turning the fence and feeling so much better as time went on. It's still early on so don't beat yourself up to bad. You know that with God, ALL things are POSSIBLE!!!! Keep the faith Jesus says, "if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you" [Matthew 17:20. Remember, we are all here for you, and I just as many other people here on this forum were placed in your life for a reason, lean to God and lean on us! Praying for your speedy recovery!

  4. Girl, don't worry about being a pest! Call them! They are all paid to provide you with questions and answers. Sometimes people will act A little swifter when they see that you are going to be checking up on the job that they're doing. Don't feel guilty at all about calling. No one is doing you a favor for free, ins co, dr, lab, nut,.....etc. they're all providing you with a service that YOU pay for. That's what makes you a consumer and the customer is always right to ask questions.

  5. I know that feeling! I also refuse to continue to buy even bigger and bigger sizes. I'm glad to hear you are approved for surgery. I did not realize that they would place you on a waiting list. Unfortunately my insurance does not cover any weight loss procedures, so I have to self pay. Well either way, at least I'm doing something that's for the better of my health. I can hardly wait!