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  1. EagerPenguin

    Hormones Going Nuts?

    I was super emotional for the first week or two after surgery. My clear/full liquid diet and dehydration may have contributed, but I think it was also the surgery wreaking havoc on my hormones. I actually started my period the day after surgery, way ahead of time, so I know something was up. It's much better now though.
  2. That's going to be a "no". If I choose to eat something, I choose to eat it. I don't need someone breathing down my neck, criticizing my choices. As an ADULT, I feel I have the freedom to do as I please. Sometimes that may mean an excursion from what I'm "supposed" to be doing, and most of the time it'll be following the rules; I don't need someone telling me what's what.
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    Sore throat/mouth

    That sounds like strep throat. If it was thrush it probably would have started in your mouth and traveled down your throat, and would be more likely to be white spots in your mouth than red. Either way if you can do it go to urgent care, you probably need a prescription to treat whatever it is you have. Hope you get some relief!
  4. I had my lap band removed last august, then was sleeved in December. I could have gone back to work after a week. My post op diet was liquids for a day, then regular food as tolerated.
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    Naughty days?

    If I'm funny then you're a moron. And I think we've already cleared up that I'm funny so....
  6. Nope, not the only one. I don't know how I'd get all my fluids in with all that eating.
  7. EagerPenguin

    Naughty days?

    "Not to judge", eh? Sounds a little judgy to me. As if you've never eaten something off plan.
  8. EagerPenguin

    Medication and Slow Weight Loss

    I just wish I knew which ones so I could approach my psych about them.
  9. EagerPenguin

    Exercise if you can't move

    Swimming I think would be your best bet, though I know you said it's expensive and there's the issue of swim suit size. Can you explore other options? Or cut something else out of your budget so you can afford the pool? Also, often times a swimsuit isn't even require. You could swim in your clothing, or order a swim suit online. Otherwise, can you move your arms ok? I would start there. At first just use your body weight, sitting in a chair like TX_KB said above. Once you've gained some strength in your arms, hold soup cans in each hand for some extra weight. Also, try stretching a resistance band between your arms, like this one: https://www.target.com/p/exercise-flat-resistance-band-3pk-light-medium-and-heavy-c9-champion-174/-/A-51944022#lnk=sametab For your legs, try lifting your feet one at a time, or even just tapping your feet instead of lifting. I hope you can find something that works for you. Good luck on your journey!
  10. I've chosen to tell all just about my entire network, including coworkers. I'm an RN, and work at a hospital and am easily the biggest person in my unit. I've gotten all positive feedback so far, and it has opened up the dialogue for acquaintances to mention they've noticed my weight loss, which helps keep me going, just knowing others are noticing. When I told my friends and family, a couple were concerned about long term effects of the diet, but were also incredibly supportive. I didn't tell my sister or my extended family on my mom's side because we don't get along the best, but that's the only reason.
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    Amazed with my results so far!

    Way to go! This took a lot of hard work and dedication!
  12. Yeah I can barely manage my job as an RN at this point, 3 weeks out.... Working out at the gym, besides walking, just isn't happening, even on purée. I need food for fuel.
  13. I like Syntrax medical unflavored. It stirs in to liquids without clumping (I do add it in increments though).
  14. EagerPenguin

    Severe left shoulder pain

    I didn't have anything like that. Definitely call your surgeon. While it could be nothing, it also could be "something".
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    Your surgeon should have an on call physician who would cover even when the office is not open. Are you feeling better? What did you decide to do? Those symptoms are concerning!

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