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  1. And fwiw, my pre-surgery scan of my gb was clear...No sludge or stones at all (which is why my surgeon left it alone). Here I am, 3.5 months later and having attacks 2-3 days a week of increasing severity...ultrasound shows sludge and stones. Hida scan didn't even show my gallbladder at the end of the hour, so I had to come back for more pictures...which means it's not working the way it should. I even have attacks on days where I been been so afraid to eat, I just have fruits and veggies. For some people only fats and dairy is a trigger. Others are bothered by acid. Everything bothers me since mine just doesn't seem to want to work!
  2. Thank you! My husband's gallbladder was almost as bad as yours was, many years ago, so I knew going into this that I wasn't facing quite the same he was. And they still managed to do his laparascopically. It took a lot longer, but still they avoided fully opening him up. I appreciate your feedback...I was second guessing myself and wondering if I was being a ninny about this. You definitely helped me!
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    Early Morning Meeting......Life Changing

    I'm the same way...rarely go to the doctor, no comorbids. But I do get my annual well visit each year and the surgeon said those were just fine to use for my weights! Even better because they were at about the same time each year.
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    Have any of you ever tried acupuncture or tai chi or breathing / relaxation techniques? I hated the hangover from meds, so i looked into other alternatives and they work better for me. If i start getting into a really bad insomnia cycle that i can't break, acu works wonders. Generally 1-2 sessions and i am sleeping like a baby again. Otherwise i can generally do some meditation/visualization while laying in bed to use my mind to physically relax certain parts of my body and focusing on my breathing. Im usually out within 15-20 minutes.
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    Im not sleeved yet, but i used to be a big fan of juicing. My nutritionist said to throw that machine away. It is basically giving you all of the carbs (sugar) from the fruits and veggies, without any of the beneficial Fiber that normally offsets the carbs and makes them healthy. Yes, you are getting concentrated amounts of Vitamins but if you take a multi, you dont need them. My nut is a huge fan of a real / whole food diet (eg getting off the processed and packaged Protein stuff asap), but not juicing. You would be better off measuring out some power house fruits and veggies and making a green monster smoothie...with or without Protein powder or greek yogurt. You would get the benefit of the fiber, which would offset some carbs. Most people stall when their carb counts are even moderate and fiber intake is low. Combine that with not enough Water and a "maintenance" level calorie count and there you go. I hope you get some answers soon!
  7. Yes, sorry! Premier Protein! Sorry...I have a toddler hanging off of me. It's all I can do to put a coherent though together.
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    So frustrated. :(

    Yes, they require documentation from the physician and I have to keep a food/exercise journal.
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    Birth control options

    I can't use hormonal b/c either. We use condoms and spermicide. We've also used a diaphragm and spermicide in the past. Condoms are just faster and disposable, so I prefer them.
  10. Just be careful...chewing and spitting can cause stomach ulcers. See links in my sig. Its a slippery slope.
  11. We are telling her that the doctor is fixing my tummy to make it work like it should...trying to make it be something positive rather than telling her I'm sick or whatever. She's pretty matter of fact about it at this point and takes it all in stride. She's mostly excited her Nannie and beloved Auntie are coming to stay at her house for a couple of weeks. Forget Mama!
  12. I'm going to miss picking them up for 6 long weeks! My surgeon is very strict about lifting post-surgery. But I know it's for the best! I have a boy and a girl, in May they will be 1 year and 3.5 years! They are totally my motivation for getting healthy. I want to be the best me I can be for myself, for my husband, and for my kiddos...and to keep up with them!
  13. Me! Waiting for insurance submission...my darn PCP is holding up (or the people in his office). It's looking like I'll be in April now instead of May. I'm spending my time nesting, doing cardio to build up my lung capacity and spending lots of time with my babies.
  14. Hehehe. You always make me laugh! And yes, definitely not the same thing! It's the people who want something so badly (crunch, sweet, carbs, whatever...) who intentionally chew and spit something to taste it, but not actually eat it.

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