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Iluvbats

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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Learning every day:
    Well, this is certainly a rollercoaster of emotions to say the least. I think I am in mourning for the way I used to eat. Trying to learn how to retrain my brain not to eat as much as it thinks it can eat. My new Tummy rebelled against me for a couple of days. I had dumping syndrome and vomiting (not on the same day) but it was pretty intense. I still think I can eat a whole egg in one sitting and I can't. I still think I can go out to eat and I can't (yet). My whole day seems to be consumed by trying to get the Vitamins in and other meds I take because I can't take them all at once like I used to do. There are so many things I "can't" do but let me tell you what I can do... I can walk! I can sleep without sleeping pills! I don't need my diabetes meds! The pain in my knees and hips is subsiding. I don't have to sit down after 10 minutes of activity.
    Indeed, the future looks BRIGHT!!!

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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    I LOVE to walk. I do miss the UK countryside but Tucson is a beautiful place too. Yesterday I was able to walk 1 1/2 miles for the first time in years and I know that if we can just achieve one positive thing a day it will all add up to success.

    Congratulations on all your hard work! What an achievement!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    That is EXCELLENT! Go you!
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    Iluvbats reacted to Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    I know how you feel I felt the same way about the ‘vitamins, rules, how am I going to get this Water in, how am I going to get these calories in’, it all feels like too much. That was about a week ago, I guess it just takes time for us to ‘adjust’ to this new living. But YES, our futures are BRIGHT! I walked 3 miles this am, without stopping, in 61 minutes. I felt so accomplished. I am a ‘big Walker’ normally, but since surgery, I haven’t been. I felt NORMAL again!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Learning every day:
    Well, this is certainly a rollercoaster of emotions to say the least. I think I am in mourning for the way I used to eat. Trying to learn how to retrain my brain not to eat as much as it thinks it can eat. My new Tummy rebelled against me for a couple of days. I had dumping syndrome and vomiting (not on the same day) but it was pretty intense. I still think I can eat a whole egg in one sitting and I can't. I still think I can go out to eat and I can't (yet). My whole day seems to be consumed by trying to get the Vitamins in and other meds I take because I can't take them all at once like I used to do. There are so many things I "can't" do but let me tell you what I can do... I can walk! I can sleep without sleeping pills! I don't need my diabetes meds! The pain in my knees and hips is subsiding. I don't have to sit down after 10 minutes of activity.
    Indeed, the future looks BRIGHT!!!

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    Iluvbats got a reaction from BeaUTAHful in June Surgeries   
    Yes!!! It's definitely a struggle! In fact, if anyone dare suggest to me that I took the easy way out or this surgery is easy, I'm going to have to pray for strength not to give them a knuckle sandwich! lol
    I'm two weeks post op and supposed to be able to eat mush. That has not been going well at all. I ground up some chicken and after the first bite started throwing up watery type substance... not the actual food. It's been and hour now and I am still extremely uncomfortable. I think my problem is, I am thinking with my old brain. I must concentrate on how to work with my new tummy... make friends with it and work with it rather than fight it mentally. There are so many things I hadn't thought of and maybe that's because we can't know how it's going to be until we get there. Now that I am here, I am determined to make it work. Walking as soon as you possibly can will help you immensely. At first I could only walk for 10 minutes, and then once around the track very slowly with several rests. I felt bad for my husband because he is alot fitter than I am so it was a crawl for him but after 2 weeks of getting out every day I can do once around the track, no stopping. I'm averaging between 4k to 5k on the fitbit.
    I suffer from severe depression and have had some very low points, but here again, getting out of the house and walking for 10-20 minutes will help. This is a marathon, but with training we can do it.
    All the best to you and you got this!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Learning every day:
    Well, this is certainly a rollercoaster of emotions to say the least. I think I am in mourning for the way I used to eat. Trying to learn how to retrain my brain not to eat as much as it thinks it can eat. My new Tummy rebelled against me for a couple of days. I had dumping syndrome and vomiting (not on the same day) but it was pretty intense. I still think I can eat a whole egg in one sitting and I can't. I still think I can go out to eat and I can't (yet). My whole day seems to be consumed by trying to get the Vitamins in and other meds I take because I can't take them all at once like I used to do. There are so many things I "can't" do but let me tell you what I can do... I can walk! I can sleep without sleeping pills! I don't need my diabetes meds! The pain in my knees and hips is subsiding. I don't have to sit down after 10 minutes of activity.
    Indeed, the future looks BRIGHT!!!

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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in Sleeved on Saturday and feel completely alone   
    @Loz90333
    I think there's probably some colourful language but you'll get the idea...

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    Iluvbats reacted to catwoman7 in colonoscopy   
    I scheduled my last colonoscopy appointment in the afternoon so I could break up the Golytely (or whatever it is) - I drank half of it in the evening and the other half the following morning (per instructions).
    I had a morning appt the first time I went through this so I had to drink the whole gallon in one evening. Not doing that again...
    In both cases, though, I had to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate the night before I started the golytely, and the mag citrate is only like 16 oz - so I did have two days of prep, but it sounds like it might be different from yours.

    (in other words, I did day 1 - bottle of magnesium citrate. Day 2 - half gallon of Golytely in the evening. Day 3 (day of colonoscopy) - the other half gallon of Golytely that morning, colonoscopy in the afternoon
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from laurenantics in June Surgeries   
    I guess each hospital is different. My surgery was scheduled for 10:15 am so I finished drinking at 8:15 and then my surgery was pushed back until 5:15 pm. Once I got the compression socks on and the iv set up they came in and talked to me and I don't remember anything else except waking up in my room because they were slapping me lol!
    I took PJs but ended up staying in the gown they provided and the socks. They did not make me walk around other than going to the toilet. I had a wonderful night. I would have liked to have stayed longer but it wasn't necessary. I showered as soon as I got home and rested and walked the rest of that day. You will do just fine. Alot of this is being able to follow directions ie do what they tell you to do. Don't rush things. Take something for a sore throat if they allow it.
    All the best to you!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Drinkwine28 in June Surgeries   
    I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with heartburn. My doctor put me on Prilosec which I take every morning. I haven't had any heartburn but definitely call your doctor's office. They will be able to help you.
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    Iluvbats reacted to stargazerr09 in June Surgeries   
    Vsg was June 17th with hernia repair. Just wanted to say hello [emoji112]

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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Welcome! I am 11 days post-op and really loving the decision I made to get VSG. The support from others telling their experiences really helps because no one knows what we go through except for us, right.
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Welcome! I am 11 days post-op and really loving the decision I made to get VSG. The support from others telling their experiences really helps because no one knows what we go through except for us, right.
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Welcome! I am 11 days post-op and really loving the decision I made to get VSG. The support from others telling their experiences really helps because no one knows what we go through except for us, right.
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Welcome! I am 11 days post-op and really loving the decision I made to get VSG. The support from others telling their experiences really helps because no one knows what we go through except for us, right.
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Welcome! I am 11 days post-op and really loving the decision I made to get VSG. The support from others telling their experiences really helps because no one knows what we go through except for us, right.
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    Iluvbats reacted to Tripletsmom1971 in June Surgeries   
    Mine was June 21st, I’m new here
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from endzone in June Surgeries   
    You are not kidding! This is THE hardest thing I have done! My stomach constantly releases hunger hormones and therefore I get the pains. It got so bad last night I mashed about 1/3 cup cottage cheese (acceptable in my next phase) because I couldn't stand the brain stress. Needless to say, I suffered last night. It was definitely too soon and too close to bedtime. Today is a good day though! I ordered some lamb OXO boullion cubes off Amazon and I had some chopped mint that I added and it really reminded me of lamb and mint sauce!
    I'm definitely struggling mentally with this and physically with the hunger pains being SO STRONG! I was not expecting that at all.
    Trying to stay positive... only have 4 more days on phase 1! Hang in there, everyone! We got this!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Somber in June Surgeries   
    @somber
    Congratulations! I am so glad everything went well for you! I am so excited to be on this journey.
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from Somber in June Surgeries   
    @somber
    Congratulations! I am so glad everything went well for you! I am so excited to be on this journey.
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    Iluvbats reacted to ClarkKent in June Surgeries   
    I think that's a great idea and something I should do. You have the hardest part over the weight will fall off!
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from JustSJ in June Surgeries   
    Well, after getting on the scale today and being thoroughly disappointed, I decided to put it away. I've been glued to the scale since I was 22 yrs old and I've decided I am taking that control back! Why does a number have so much power over me? Because I allow it! Since I'm starting a new chapter in my life, I am going to find other ways to enjoy non scale victories. For instance, today I was able to walk for 20 minutes only stopping to catch my breath twice! Next week I go for post op follow up and I will let them tell me how much I have lost! #taking the power back
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from JustSJ in June Surgeries   
    Well, after getting on the scale today and being thoroughly disappointed, I decided to put it away. I've been glued to the scale since I was 22 yrs old and I've decided I am taking that control back! Why does a number have so much power over me? Because I allow it! Since I'm starting a new chapter in my life, I am going to find other ways to enjoy non scale victories. For instance, today I was able to walk for 20 minutes only stopping to catch my breath twice! Next week I go for post op follow up and I will let them tell me how much I have lost! #taking the power back
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    Iluvbats got a reaction from JustSJ in June Surgeries   
    Well, after getting on the scale today and being thoroughly disappointed, I decided to put it away. I've been glued to the scale since I was 22 yrs old and I've decided I am taking that control back! Why does a number have so much power over me? Because I allow it! Since I'm starting a new chapter in my life, I am going to find other ways to enjoy non scale victories. For instance, today I was able to walk for 20 minutes only stopping to catch my breath twice! Next week I go for post op follow up and I will let them tell me how much I have lost! #taking the power back

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