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Chele H

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  1. Chele H

    Pre-op liquid diet struggle!

    For me it was surely the hardest part of the process. Your doctor is right,the hunger decreases after about the 4th day. The head hunger is still there, though. I drank a lot of Vitamin Water Zero for the electrolytes and Vitamins. It helped with headaches and fatigue. Also, a hot mug of chicken or beef broth was good when I got tired of the sweet stuff and the hot temperature seemed to be somewhat satisfying. Good luck......You can do it.
  2. Are you drinking protein drinks? Are they whey and/or milk based? Some people become lactose intolerant after surgery.
  3. Chele H

    Woke!up choking

    Are you taking an acid blocker? Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium? If, not call your surgeon for a prescription or get some OTC at Wal-Mart or your local pharmacy. If you are already taking something you may have increase your dose or change to something different.
  4. What Avafern said! If it were me and ANY abnormality showed on my EKG or stress test there would be no way I would have anesthesia. Your primary is protecting himself and possibly you. You have waited this long, if you have to wait a little longer for your own safety, so be it. Good luck on Tuesday with your stress test.
  5. Chele H

    What Would You DO?!

    Your new insurance plan may exclude weight loss surgery, you already know you are covered now. I would do it as soon as possible and try to push the start date of your new job.
  6. Chele H

    Non-chewable vitamins

    I tried to edit but can't from my Kindle.....My mistake...My calcium is 250mg per pill. I take 3, plus there is calcium in my multi vitamin. I eat yogurt, cheese and drink milk. My labs have been good.
  7. Chele H

    Non-chewable vitamins

    She said they're too big and it's too many per day.I was cleared for all pills at one month post op. The calcium citrate I take are 500mg each so that's only 3 per day. Chewable were at to expensivesorry for me.
  8. Chele H

    Non-chewable vitamins

    And why can't you take calcium citrate pills? Sooooo much cheaper than the calcium chews.
  9. Chele H

    What can I do with...sweet peppers?

    I tried to edit but couldn't from my kindle but wanted to add They are "Philly Cheese Steak" stuffed peppers
  10. Chele H

    What can I do with...sweet peppers?

    The EASIEST stuffed peppers ever......saute some onions and mushrooms in a little olive oil until soft. Cut peppers half long ways, remove seeds, rib. Put a piece of provolone cheese in the pepper, add a few slices deli sliced roast beef, top with another slice of provolone cheese. Bake at 350° until heated through and cheese is melted. Low carb deliciousness!
  11. Are you taking a PPI? I was on Carafate and Prevacid for one month post op. These may help you. If you healing stomach does not like your meal plan, do not progress. Give your stomach some more time to heal. You can stay on the liquids longer. It seems very early to be eating eggs, tuna and chicken. My plan called for creamed soups, thinned cream of wheat and thinned mashed potatoes along with Water, broth, Protein drinks at the beginning. You can also try different temperatures and different kinds of water.....tap water, spring water, purified drinking water. Sounds silly but the sleeve is picky sometimes. There are still some brands of water that are difficult for me to drink. At the beginning I couldn't tolerate plain water. I mixed Apple juice with water 50/50. Yes, it had sugar and carbs but it kept dehydration away. Also, sugar free ice pops were my friend. Some people loved the crushed ice from Sonic. Each day it will get a little better, you will drink more. If you have any doubt or questions call your surgeons office.
  12. Chele H

    Extra skin questions

    The lotrimin will cure it as the hydrocortisone helps the itch. I don't have any real issue (extra skin but no rashes) insurance will not be paying for any tummy tuck for me : (
  13. Chele H

    Extra skin questions

    I forgot say.....mix a little otc hydrocortisone cream with the lotrimin if the area itches.
  14. Chele H

    Extra skin questions

    You probably have a yeast infection from the moisture. Use lotrimin or other anti-fungal cream. You can get these at Wal-Mart or a pharmacy. Keep the area clean and dry. You can use powder or cornstarch. You can also buy powder for jock itch like Tinactin. That being said....if you think you might want that skin removed someday, see your doctor and document the problem and take pictures. If it is an ongoing problem, your insurance may pay for skin removal.
  15. Ask yourself how many times you have tried to lose weight with the latest new diet. Ask yourself how successful you have been. Ask yourself how many times you have lost significant weight and kept it off. Not bashing, just being honest....because I asked myself those same questions. You have the answers. I tried it all....low fat, low carb, weight watchers, Atkins, slim fast. Lose some weight, always hungry, gain it back with more. The sleeve has made it possible for me to lose 75 pounds and maintain it. I never, ever thought I would be able to that in my lifetime battle with my weight. Good luck in whatever you decide.
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    Did you surgeon give you any prescriptions for acid reflux and nausea? I was very fortunate to not have nausea once I was home but in the hospital I was given Zofran for nausea. I was also given Prevacid for one month post op. Call yor surgeon's office, tell the answering service you need a call from the surgeon or on call doctor. You can probably get a prescription called into your pharmacy today.
  17. Chele H

    New body, new set of problems

    When you say you are taking antacids do you mean Tums, Rolaids, etc? If that is all you are taking and not getting relief then you need Nexium, Prilosec or something similar. Why suffer when something can help you....call your doctor for a prescritpion or get the over the counter at Walmart or drug store. You need to protect your esophogus from the excess acid too!
  18. Chele H

    I hate chewable vitamins!

    I was cleared to swallow pills at one month post op and I take regular multi vitamins.
  19. Chele H

    5 weeks out PICS!

    LOVE those leggings!
  20. Chele H


    Are you taking Prilosec or Nexium or something like it? You may need an acid blocker.
  21. Chele H


    Ask your surgeon. I was allowed at one month post op.
  22. Chele H

    chocolate cake craving

    Looks delicious. What sweetener did you use? All I habe is Splenda packets, hoping it would work with that.
  23. Chele H

    Food Suggestions Needed Please

    I hope the soup works out for you. Good luck! How far out are you? Does your surgeon or nutritionist have any suggestions? Maybe adding some unflavored Protein powder to your soup?
  24. Chele H

    Food Suggestions Needed Please

    Ok...sorry ,some tough love......your lunch is definitely all wrong.....besides not enough Protein, too many carbs. And I would skip the crackers at Breakfast. How about celery with Peanut Butter for breakfast if you can digest it ok or greek yogurt? eggs and bacon are good. If you are worried about fat, try some turkey bacon. I start my day with a Protein Drink rather than end the day with it so I have 30 grams in me right away. For lunch how about Tuna salad? Egg salad? chicken salad, deli ham or turkey with some cheese and a pickle. Deli ham and turkey are usually moist and easy to digest. Chili, lentil Soup, black bean soup. There are tons of alternatives that are better than peanuts and goldfish.
  25. Chele H

    Quest Bars - Soluble Corn Fiber

    Maybe if enogh people are unhappy with the change and let them know about it they will change back to the original formula.

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