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About LA_dreamer

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 07/25/1983

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    RN / Store manager
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    West Monroe
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  1. I had initially planned to go back to work after 1 week. Due to weakness, I could only work half days. But my memory was so bad I really wasn't much help. I even had trouble recalling coworkers names. I couldn't even think straight. Everything went back to normal probably about a month out.
  2. LA_dreamer

    Oh All This Burping

    This happens every time I eat. My surgeon says it will get better. I'm on prilosec and gas-x doesn't help. It's as if the gas is already there, the food just makes it move. I was sleeved 8/27.
  3. I love my Mirena! I gained alot of weight on birth control pills and can thank them for my four year old surprise baby. =) My Gyno recommended Mirena because of the fewer side effects. Next spring I'll be getting my second one.
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    Clothes For Hospital Stay

    I planned on changing but my oversized hospital gown was ok. I didn't feel like bothering with changing clothes. And I definitely didn't care about a bra at that time. I didn't even wear one on the ride home. =)
  5. LA_dreamer

    Bananas In Protein Shake?

    I used banana extract pre-op in my shakes.
  6. LA_dreamer

    Pureed Food

    My first puree meal was tuna salad. It was sooo good after all those liquids. I also tried the roast beef hash I saw on the eggface website. It looks and smells aweful but I added a touch of BBQ and it was very good. Other than those I just threw whatever I cooked for my family in the mini processor.
  7. LA_dreamer

    Too Much Protein?

    This is ultimately a question for your NUT but here are a few websites... http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html (Box at bottom) http://www.livestrong.com/article/507315-three-problems-associated-with-too-much-protein-intake/
  8. Congrats! I am jealous.. it took me 4 weeks to get mine!
  9. LA_dreamer

    Almost 6Months Out..123Lbs Down

    Hey a little ego boost never hurt anyone. And you deserve it. Hopefully you'll be returning the favor soon (only 1 month out for me).
  10. LA_dreamer

    I Gained 15Lbs!

    My insurance required I have a 5 yr history of a BMI of 40+. Does yours only require a one time or had you just lost weight and needed to get back up there?
  11. LA_dreamer

    Hunger Hasn't Gone Away...why?

  12. LA_dreamer

    Bougie Size

    My surgeon also said he uses the slightly bigger size because it has less side effects/complications. I never got sick even once. I think the main discomfort I had at first was due to the hiatal hernia repair he had to do. I've never "slimed" and when I eat that one bite too much I'm just very uncomfortable. I've never worried about throwing up in public. Down 31 lbs since 8/27.
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    Hunger Hasn't Gone Away...why?

    I understand a few members on this site seem to only want to insult others and bring them down. I'm sorry if you felt I was joining that crowd. I don't look at what room I'm going in to when checking my "current" tab but I'll be sure to leave the mans room alone in the future. BTW I never referred to anyone as a bumbling idiot and never spoke of kids, house work, etc. but I'll accept the stereotype you lumped ME with.