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  1. MIJourney

    Need Help

    I was on liquids only for the 1st 2 weeks post op. I know I didn't have my protein or liquids numbers where they should be but Dr was more concerned with not becoming dehydrated so I sucked on SF popsicles and drank chicken broth. All Drs and programs are different.
  2. No you did not stretch your sleeve out. I had bad shoulder pain but it was the gas they pumped into me that somehow ends up as shoulder pain.
  3. MIJourney

    When is too soon?

    Everyone has different Dr orders on this. Mine was ok with decaf during pre-op and post-op then ok'd to try caf at 6 months.
  4. MIJourney


    At 2-4 weeks I was tracking protein and fluids but by way of that did have a tally of calories but wasn't trying to stay at a certain number if you know what I mean. That said I know I was in the 300-400 cal range for a several weeks.
  5. It's totally normal to feel tired and run-down after having major surgery. Anesthesia alone can knock you back for a while. Not sure about elevated temp but I basically slept most of the first days home and then had more waking hours each day. Was probably 10 days before I felt somewhat normal but even that wasn't the normal that it is today, Hang in there. It will improve each day!
  6. MIJourney

    9 wks out!

    Great job!!
  7. MIJourney

    Pics at 19+ weeks post op.

    Looking like a hottie! Love the boots!
  8. Breaking your scale is not a bad thing! I waited til my 2 week check up to weigh in:)
  9. MIJourney


    All docs have different guidelines. Mine allowed decaf and at 6 month post-op said I could try caf again and see how it went.
  10. MIJourney

    How do I wean myself off of coffee?

    I was allowed de-caf coffee & tea post surgery. I actually switched over a couple weeks pre-surgery. At my 6 month check up I was cleared to try caffeine & carbonation to see how it went. I drink both caf and de-caf coffee now. Have not tried pop and probably won't get back into that habit but have had some 0 cal-0 sodium sparkling raspberry water and that has been a refreshing addition in small quantities.
  11. MIJourney

    7 1/2 months post-op

    You look awesome! Congratulations!
  12. MIJourney

    I am so weird

    So your ID name is no longer accurate!!
  13. WOW the incredible shrinking woman! Congratulations on your journey!
  14. MIJourney

    My Story in Pictures

    Congratulations on your loss and a great photo journal!
  15. MIJourney

    Before and during...

    You look incredible!! Great job!
  16. MIJourney


    Congratulations on your journey thus far. I was just telling someone the other day it's so nice to NOT be making "go on a diet" as a New Year's resolution. It always got broken anyway
  17. Congratulations! You've got this!!
  18. Also if you have any blood sugar issues lemonade or any fruit juices can play havoc with you. Good luck with your journey!
  19. Sometime the warm liquids go down easier than the cold or room temp ones those first days.
  20. MIJourney

    Can't eat food

    I was about 200-300 the first 2 weeks and about 500-600 for a long time after that.
  21. MIJourney

    Post-Op Tray Picture

    Not exactly what kind of tray you mean. I didn't have a tray. I had a small pitcher of water and 1 oz cups later in the day. The next morning I had a shaker bottle of flavored Syntax protein powder in water and the 1 oz cups again. That was all I had prior to being discharged.
  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you and your new life!!!!!!! Great job!!
  23. I've not had any cons so to speak. The first few days post-op were not fun and games but it is surgery so I was well prepared after reading the boards. It's all pros for me! Was on 10 pills per day plus insulin for diabetes, high blood pressure, etc... I've now been taken off ALL meds. Just taking vitamins. More energy! More comfortable in my own skin!. Can do lots more now than I could do approx. 80 lbs ago. Good luck with your decisions!
  24. Most definitely a success story!!! Congrats on all your work!
  25. MIJourney

    Almost 1 Year

    Congratulations on all your hard work!!

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