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  1. On ‎9‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 12:05 PM, aseret said:

    I am concerned with pain meds, I am aware that meds can not be taken from Mexico in to the US legally what do you recommend as an over the counter substitute for pain following surgery and did you need require any "stronger" meds 3-4 days post op?

    How is anyone going to know you've got a 150ml bottle of Lortab in your suitcase? Just put it somewhere out of the way and you should be fine. You don't need to prison wallet this stuff.

    After three days, the only irritant was the hair growing back on my stomach.

    What is the most important thing you took with you to the hospital or wish you had?

    My wife.

    Would you say post op you find it easy or hard to stick to a diet plan, are you still finding excuses to eat poorly or does the surgery disable your want to, need to feeling to eat what you shouldn't?

    It's easier and it keeps getting easier. Two days after surgery I was ready for a double cheeseburger. I mean, it was on my mind 24/7. After five days, the cravings subsided. I did get tired of the sugary Protein options so egg drop soupm did the trick. I still have cravings but nothing like before.

    What happens to you if you do over indulge?

    It comes back up, however a bit differently than before. There is no big stomach to hold all the food and give a hard squeeze to push the food out. I just sort of stacks up in your esophagus and you need to tease it out. Sorry for the graphic response, but you're going to find out eventually.

    How long after surgery can you swallow Vitamins? I take Prenatal and collegon mostly for Hair growth and skin elasticity

    Two days after surgery. I have a pill cutter and can chop my big Multi-Vitamin in half.

    I will be reading the forums as I have many questions I don't know I need to ask yet. Thank you all in advance for your input and time I hope to share my story and do the same as my story unfolds.

    Smart move doing this while you're young.


  2. Go to an orthopedic and get checked out for referred back pain. If you have compressed, bulged, or herniated discs, they vertebrae could be pinching the nerve and it feels like pain coming from the area of the body that nerve serves. I have sciatica on my right side and I have pain in my buttocks and down my right leg.

    They'll start off with a poke and prod test and likely take an xray of an area of your spine.


  3. Leah,

    If we look at the biology of pregnancy, we'll find a lot of weight gain is from evolution to help human mothers survive the stress. The baby weigh only a few pounds but the mothers weight goes up 3x the baby's weight. The mother builds up another half gallon or so of blood to help her not bleed out during birth, she'll hold more Water to help keep nutrients flowing, growing and thickening uterus adds a couple pounds, breast tissue swells, etc. You're getting some things that will probably not go away quickly. Welcome to one of a thousand headaches of parenthood.

    Don't freak out. Kids are stressful enough. Eat healthy and as much as you need to stay sharp. At 3.5 weeks your hormones will still mess with your weight. Worry about losing the weight when you feel good.


  4. Everyone is different.

    I'm less than 36 hours out of surgery. Been home for six hours and had a 20 minute walk. Feel like I could eat a whole meal, but I know that's not possible.

    When I had my band back in 2009, I was wiped out for a week. Go figure...


  5. I also need to be compliant for surgery. Not a problem for me because my new CPAP is my buddy. So much better than the old models. Only problem is they won't accept an evaluation from my current pulmonologist, I have to use one associated with their hospital. Pushes my surgery date back two week.


  6. On 4/6/2018 at 12:54 PM, kasensmom said:

    I am still in a lot of pain! Any have their gallbladder removed after the sleeve?

    Back in 2008 when I had the band, I developed gallstones after 2.5 months. It was incredibly painful and got surgery scheduled. Before the surgery, the gallstones passed. What came out the other end was an anal birth of the toxic avenger.

    Still better than surgery.

  7. 6 hours ago, Nnoi said:

    but she told everyone, and she complained a lot about me, saying I was selfish to have this surgery in the summer and I was going to screw up her vacation in September.

    Human Resources. This is waaaaaaay out of line. You're health is NOT a public matter and is not open for debate.

    If you're getting any grief or think you're being discriminated against, go to HR.

  8. It's strange. I am having trouble envisioning my life after this procedure. It sounds so much more difficult, but it sounds like people are happier....

    Without a common point of reference, it's impossible to understand what it's like six months on the other side of banding.

    Your eating habits and tastes will change. I haven't had a McD anything in 8 months and don't miss it a bit. Doesn't even smell good. I eat at least two cups of fruit per day and love it. I still find myself putting too much food my my dinner plate and tossing half of it. You'll get strange looks from your friends when you only order an appetizer at a restaurant and not be able to finish it because you're full. Noboby really understands it until they've lived with the band.


  9. What is it with all these women invading the mens room? They take over the entire rest of the forum with their over-analyzing, over-planning, over-organizing, over-reporting, and silly frilly ticker tapes and then they still are not satisfied and try to take this section over also.

    My original question was for other men to comment, not invaders.

    Let's see if I got this straight...

    Is someone acutally complaining that we have a bunch of rapidly slimming women with a burning desire to learn about anal sex? :party:

    Sounds like a recurring fantasy of mine... :hurray:


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