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joy59

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    joy59 got a reaction from epiphani in foamies?   
    One thing I learned tonight at the NUT class was that foamies can happen if you eat and then drink without waiting a long enough period. When on full liquids or purée need to wait at least 30 minutes before drinking any liquids. When food is more solid need to wait at least 60 minutes. Not sure if it's the same.
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    joy59 got a reaction from walkin'onsunshine in OCTOBER 2014   
    Hi All it's been a while since I have been here and wanted to do a quick check in. I had a tough time with fluids clear liquids were very hard and the first week got dehydrated. The swollow test in the hospital showed a very swollen esophagus got 3 liters of fluids and still dehydrated but better. Finally at 2 weeks and getting fluids in just Water and ice pops and I started a Protein Shake a day so doing better. I was having so much omg what have I done but it is getting better. Cooking for the kids still a little hard. Went and signed up at the gym yesterday lol just signed up haven't actually gone. Good luck everyone it is a tough road but at week two off blood pressure meds, insulin too. And my skirt actually fell too my knees lol and a shirt that I love but was always too small is now big. It does work!!!!
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    joy59 got a reaction from Beni in OCTOBER 2014   
    Once you get dehydrated it's like a vicious cycle. Need more but then pain cramping. I would make sure your doctor knows what you're going though. When I got my IV fluids I was just in the infusion room for about 5 hours and then home so it wasn't an admission.
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    joy59 got a reaction from walkin'onsunshine in OCTOBER 2014   
    Hi All it's been a while since I have been here and wanted to do a quick check in. I had a tough time with fluids clear liquids were very hard and the first week got dehydrated. The swollow test in the hospital showed a very swollen esophagus got 3 liters of fluids and still dehydrated but better. Finally at 2 weeks and getting fluids in just Water and ice pops and I started a Protein Shake a day so doing better. I was having so much omg what have I done but it is getting better. Cooking for the kids still a little hard. Went and signed up at the gym yesterday lol just signed up haven't actually gone. Good luck everyone it is a tough road but at week two off blood pressure meds, insulin too. And my skirt actually fell too my knees lol and a shirt that I love but was always too small is now big. It does work!!!!
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    joy59 got a reaction from walkin'onsunshine in OCTOBER 2014   
    Hi All it's been a while since I have been here and wanted to do a quick check in. I had a tough time with fluids clear liquids were very hard and the first week got dehydrated. The swollow test in the hospital showed a very swollen esophagus got 3 liters of fluids and still dehydrated but better. Finally at 2 weeks and getting fluids in just Water and ice pops and I started a Protein Shake a day so doing better. I was having so much omg what have I done but it is getting better. Cooking for the kids still a little hard. Went and signed up at the gym yesterday lol just signed up haven't actually gone. Good luck everyone it is a tough road but at week two off blood pressure meds, insulin too. And my skirt actually fell too my knees lol and a shirt that I love but was always too small is now big. It does work!!!!
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    joy59 got a reaction from GFord889 in October Surgery Date   
    I will do full liquids. I also bought the Unjury Protein chicken broth that I will use now too. I will use Protein Shakes to get in 90 gms of protein and 64 oz of fluids. I love Tomato Soup so I will use that ad well. I also bought chai tea bags that are good even without sugar. The smell just makes me relax and feel good. I also have a freezer full of sugarfree icepops but the kids have been eating them more then me they like them better then their s lol. I will start the liquid diet on Monday and surgery the following Tuesday. I keep waiting for something to happen, I wont believr it till I am actually in the OR.
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    joy59 got a reaction from DevilBlueDress in My incredible year   
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I love how you know that you loss interest in exercise so you are are finding a way to be successful and will be helping others while being accountable, genius!
    You are truly an inspiration. Thank you
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    joy59 got a reaction from jasminebsn3 in October Surgery Date   
    Hi All, Surgery on Tuesday and home this afternoon. Everything went very well I had the worst time with chest pain , dr had me do a swollen test and esophagus was very swollen so placed me on decadron to reduce swelling so I could start drinking. It started helping after the second dose so taking Clear Liquids real slow and steady. Still in insulin the decadron messed up my blood sugars but probably for a very short time. Very glad to be home.
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    joy59 got a reaction from jasminebsn3 in October Surgery Date   
    Hi All, Surgery on Tuesday and home this afternoon. Everything went very well I had the worst time with chest pain , dr had me do a swollen test and esophagus was very swollen so placed me on decadron to reduce swelling so I could start drinking. It started helping after the second dose so taking Clear Liquids real slow and steady. Still in insulin the decadron messed up my blood sugars but probably for a very short time. Very glad to be home.
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    joy59 got a reaction from Beni in October Surgery Date   
    Thank you Beni for the good thoughts. Surgery tomorrow and scheduled for 10:30.
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    joy59 got a reaction from Beni in October Surgery Date   
    Thank you Beni for the good thoughts. Surgery tomorrow and scheduled for 10:30.
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    joy59 got a reaction from tebowfan in Depression 2 Months Out   
    May need to have B12 checked I have read several posts describing the blahs and needed to have Vitamins adjusted.
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    joy59 got a reaction from DevilBlueDress in My incredible year   
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I love how you know that you loss interest in exercise so you are are finding a way to be successful and will be helping others while being accountable, genius!
    You are truly an inspiration. Thank you
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    joy59 got a reaction from Sherrib4health in October Surgery Date   
    Layknee you definitely have a good plan and you did really good, actually it really wasnt even a cheat lol.
    Beni what an awful day, after going through so many hoops as the time gets closer there seems to be last minute things coming up that almost nakes you want to say forget it. For me I was suppose to have surgery for Sept 9th. August 13th I lost my job of 16 years requiring to pay Cobra then insurance changes 3 month NUT visits to 6. But things worked out Surgery set for October 7th because insurance went back to the 3 month nut requirement. So even though I am on the home stretch I am still just waiting for something else to happen. Hang in there it will come together and you will get this done.
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    joy59 got a reaction from Sherrib4health in October Surgery Date   
    Layknee you definitely have a good plan and you did really good, actually it really wasnt even a cheat lol.
    Beni what an awful day, after going through so many hoops as the time gets closer there seems to be last minute things coming up that almost nakes you want to say forget it. For me I was suppose to have surgery for Sept 9th. August 13th I lost my job of 16 years requiring to pay Cobra then insurance changes 3 month NUT visits to 6. But things worked out Surgery set for October 7th because insurance went back to the 3 month nut requirement. So even though I am on the home stretch I am still just waiting for something else to happen. Hang in there it will come together and you will get this done.
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    joy59 got a reaction from majones_orl in October Surgery Date   
    Hi ladies my surgery us scheduled for October 7th. I am a bit older, but raising my two granddaughters on my own. They are 9 and soon to be 3. After 16 years I recently lost my job in August but decided to have the surgery. My oldest daughter is flying in to stay with the girls for 1 week. I am both very excited and nervous but I know this is what I need to do to be the support the girls need and not be a spectator in life.
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    joy59 got a reaction from tebowfan in Depression 2 Months Out   
    May need to have B12 checked I have read several posts describing the blahs and needed to have Vitamins adjusted.
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    joy59 got a reaction from tebowfan in Depression 2 Months Out   
    May need to have B12 checked I have read several posts describing the blahs and needed to have Vitamins adjusted.
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    joy59 got a reaction from walkin'onsunshine in Hey guys i'm new here and scheduled for surgery on 10/07/14! any buddies?   
    Oct 7th also. No liquid diet required just a bowel prep same as for colonscopy. Did start a liquid diet last week but really messed up alot. So this week is serious. During the day no problem, but getting dinner for the kids are crazy. They are young and want me to eat the same thing as them, but this will help prepare them as well. Takes alot to get in all tge Water and Protein needed when I am feeling good cant imagine how difficult it will be after the surgery. Have down loaded new music to help and will use after surgery. There are quite a number of us in October.
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    joy59 got a reaction from walkin'onsunshine in Hey guys i'm new here and scheduled for surgery on 10/07/14! any buddies?   
    Oct 7th also. No liquid diet required just a bowel prep same as for colonscopy. Did start a liquid diet last week but really messed up alot. So this week is serious. During the day no problem, but getting dinner for the kids are crazy. They are young and want me to eat the same thing as them, but this will help prepare them as well. Takes alot to get in all tge Water and Protein needed when I am feeling good cant imagine how difficult it will be after the surgery. Have down loaded new music to help and will use after surgery. There are quite a number of us in October.
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    joy59 got a reaction from flagirlintx in I CANT DECIDE BETWEEN BYPASS OR THE SLEEVE.   
    My understsnding is that the rny cuts out the hormone the same as the sleeve. But I believe the added benefit to the RNY is because there is a difference between head hunger and stomach hunger there is additional consequences to making the wrong choices. I had totally decided on the sleeve until I read all the posts of sleevers to bypassers and when I did talk to my surgeon he recommended the bypass because of my type2 diabetes. It is a very hard and personal decision. Good luck and remember no matter which one you choose you have given yourself a gift.
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    joy59 got a reaction from time4changes in Had my surgery September 24th   
    So glad to hear you are doing well. Keep up the good work. I am not far behind you, surgery will be October 7th.
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    joy59 got a reaction from smiley922 in October Buddies wanted   
    It wasnt the coffee I was concerned about but the daily aleve. I cut out all aleve, etc and adjusting with the joint point since tylenol doesnt really help. Hopefully as I loose wait and can exercise more tge joint pain will decrease or lol disappear.
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    joy59 got a reaction from smiley922 in October Buddies wanted   
    It wasnt the coffee I was concerned about but the daily aleve. I cut out all aleve, etc and adjusting with the joint point since tylenol doesnt really help. Hopefully as I loose wait and can exercise more tge joint pain will decrease or lol disappear.
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    joy59 got a reaction from Truckerchic in Feeling stuck :(   
    One thing my NUT talked yo me about was the amount of calaries that would need to be adjusted to loss or maintain. As you decrease your weight it takes fewer and fewer calaries to do everyday stuff like walking, dressing and that is when to visit your exercise plan and keep careful tract of your intake. You have done amazing.
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