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smaller_sav

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  1. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    I think I was just going too fast and not chewing long enough. I have slowed down and chewed more and waited longer between bites and have noticed a big difference. I hope you are doing well in your recovering!
  2. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    I want to say it was my fifth small bite. I had already mixed the beans with some water to thin them, but I still chewed just as a precaution. I probably would have done better if I would have waited longer times between bites too.
  3. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    I was cleared to start them yesterday. I tried refried beans with some cheese sprinkles and that went okay. Except I must have taken one bite too many because after about five minutes I was in the back bathroom at work throwing up. It was brutal and most definitely unpleasant.
  4. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    @aholland Thank you! I was wondering if it was the thickness or the milk in there. I tried the Premier RTD vanilla cut with decaf coffee the other morning and it seemed to go down and stay down decently. It made the coffee to sweet, so I'm going to stick with unflavored mixed in with things or broth flavored stuff for a bit longer. The two times I got sick before have me scared to overdo anything. Thank you for the help on the milk based things!
  5. Overall depressing day. I am just not feeling it. 😞

    1. ProudGrammy

      ProudGrammy

      hope you are having a better day - hugggggs kathy

  6. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    @Thea7777 I'm glad to hear your pain level isn't too high. I've been fortunate in that department too. Mainly just the incisions are sore if I move too quick or the wrong way. The incision itching is absolutely horrendous though. I bought kids benadryl and took about 15ml and that is knocking the intensity down. I couldn't tolerate some of the thicker shakes- like the regular Premier, but Isopure seems to go down well. I think I am gun shy from throwing up Premier because I'm struggling to get in fluids and protein.
  7. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    @Gumby19943 My diet plan said I could try full liquids at 3 days out. I tried a Premier Protein vanilla shake and did not tolerate it very well at all. I also had to go back to clear liquids and broths. I did try a Campbell's sipping soup yesterday though and it was amazing!! It took me most of the afternoon, but it stayed down and the taste was divine! I tried the squash and sweet potato one.
  8. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Hi @Thea7777! How are you feeling? How bad was the pain in the immediate recovery at the hospital?
  9. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    I only have two more days!! The nerves are setting in! All of the final preop diet/wash/packing, etc. will be tomorrow. I have knots in my stomach.
  10. smaller_sav

    3 days away!!!!

    I'm two days away now and the nerves are setting in! Today is your surgery day @Rays of Sunshine? I wish you the best of luck and prayers for a speedy recovery!! Agreed on the liquid diet! At this point that seems like the last two days aren't so bad!
  11. smaller_sav

    3 days away!!!!

    Congratulations on the weight you've lost so far preop!! You are going to do great through surgery and recovery too! I am nervous and a bit scared more from the pain aspect, but having a good surgeon helps put the mind at ease.
  12. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    My other surgery twin!! My surgery is the 18th as well! I'm planning on trying to find a loose dress or gown type something for the ride home. I'm in AL and it's still hot as three hecks here so no sweatpants.
  13. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    You're getting closer! Definitely excited here, but nervous about the immediate postop pain. I know I'm being a wuss, but still. Haha!
  14. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Krisss you're my surgery twin!!! Mine is the 18th too!! My preop diet has been the two week liver shrinking diet. Shake for breakfast, shake for lunch, then 4-6oz. of approved meat with side of non-starchy veggie. Also, had to wean off caffeine and it's been tough. But we've got this!!!
  15. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Congratulations on your surgery! Hopefully today will be good as well!
  16. smaller_sav

    Pre op diet pain.

    Yes!! I finally got over it this past weekend because I purposely ran out of coffee at home since no one else drinks it there. I can honestly see why people relapse. It was terrible. Out of habit I still want to make a cup of coffee and drink it, but nope.
  17. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Congratulations on your surgery! I am looking forward to that same feeling!
  18. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Congratulations on doing well!
  19. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Congratulations!!
  20. I totally agree on the clothing! My boss fusses at me once in a blue moon about dressing more professional since I try and get away with the most comfortable clothes possible. Usually jeans and a semi dress top. I am looking forward to being able to shop for cute, professional dress clothes without paying an arm and a leg.
  21. 1) To feel more comfortable in my skin! 2) Fit in more professional clothes. Sounds strange, but I hate clothes shopping. It's expensive to find cute plus sizes 3), Wear high heels and not feel like a weeble wooble 4) Shave legs much easier 5) To not feel like the fat mom at my kid's school/sports/church/etc. activities 6) Cross my legs! 7) Learn how to ride a motorcycle comfortably
  22. smaller_sav

    Pre op diet pain.

    That is great! I've come down a few pounds on the preop diet myself. It's nice, but dear goodness I'm still hungry as heck! I'm glad you are getting some relief!
  23. smaller_sav

    Pre op diet pain.

    I have hungry pains quite a bit too. I try and take big drinks of water. I figured I'd enjoy the big sips of water now while I can since it's so restrictive afterwards. I've had horrible headaches from detoxing caffeine too. I just keep telling myself it will be worth it.
  24. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Congratulations! Hope all goes well today!
  25. smaller_sav

    September 2019 🍂🍁

    Mine is now September 18th!! I’m so excited!!
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