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  1. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    May Surgery Buddies

    Hi all - I hope everyone is doing well. I had my post op follow up with my surgeon this morning. He actually cleared me to begin my pureed diet today at 11 days post op plus all vitamins/supplements. That little bit of egg with cheese and salsa was quite possibly the best egg I've ever had... and I'm not even fond of eggs. I've tolerated my shakes well over the past few weeks, but I have to admit I've become tired of them over the past few days. Obviously I'll still need them, but at least I have a little variety. Now to figure out the best way to manage this pureed diet. Eating 6 small meals a day is such a foreign concept to me. Anyone care to share what you're doing for your pureed diet?
  2. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    Exactly 1 week post-op

    Yay!!!! So happy to hear yours has eased up! That is amazing. I thought maybe I was just a tad better today, but after my forcing myself to stand for a short bit today, it would appear I’ve pissed off my stomach 😉 Good luck on your visit tomorrow! I know you must be excited!!
  3. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    Exactly 1 week post-op

    How are you gals doing? I’m now on day 3 of this pain with no end in sight. I’m becoming increasingly fearful that I may need help some form of help getting to my 1st follow up appointment on Tuesday. Ugh. @redhead_che please tell me your pain has subsided 🤞🏻
  4. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    Coping with grief after WLS

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. I know it’s a difficult path. You are so kind to to post here in an attempt to help others who are grieving. Grief is exactly I came to need WLS. I used food as a means to shove the grief as far down inside of me as I could, and I did it for many, many years. Wishing you much healing and peace with each day. Sending you big hugs.
  5. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    Exactly 1 week post-op

    I’m so sorry you’ve experienced this too!It’s truly awful! Today is day 3 and I’m sad to say no relief in sight. I cannot even walk without starting to sweat and borderline cry. And I have a high pain tolerance - several of my doctors have even referred to me as stoic during a few minor in-office procedures. In any event, I’m just trying to march in place to get some movement in. It sounds as though you’re “on the other side” of this nightmare and I’m genuinely happy for you. xx
  6. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    Exactly 1 week post-op

    My nurse more or less told me the same this morning. It is quite honestly the worst pain I’ve ever felt! I broke down crying in the shower tonight and for the first time in my adult life, I had to have someone bathe me. Beyond grateful for my other half always, but especially right now. It’s reassuring to know someone else is experiencing the same thing, but I also hate that you’re experiencing the same thing and suffering along with me. Sending big hugs right back to you! Please keep me posted on how you’re doing. xx
  7. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    Exactly 1 week post-op

    I’ve been doing really well… until last night. My right side is suddenly so painful, but only when standing and walking. It’s so bad that I don’t know if I can even manage to shower tonight. I have this persistent heaviness and tugging sensation, and while I understand why, it’s quite painful. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
  8. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    May Surgery Buddies

    I wish I had thought of that although our bed is rather high and I'm rather short. Given my currently level of pain/soreness when standing/sitting, I cannot even get on the bed without a step stool. I foolishly attempted it last night and then quickly realized BAD IDEA. Back to my recliner I went cursing under my breath the whole way Glad to know I have a surgery buddy. I look forward to following you on your wls journey!
  9. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    6 days post op and 0 lbs lost

    Thank you. That makes perfect sense.
  10. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    Bullying post op

    Oh wow! Kudos to your therapist! As a big girl and art lover, this really resonates with me. I cannot thank you enough for sharing this.
  11. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    6 days post op and 0 lbs lost

    Just curious if anyone else has experienced this? I'm not necessarily upset about the lack of weight loss, but rather concerned since I'm under 450 calories per day and drinking my 64oz water for the most part. It just seems odd to me.
  12. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    CIGNA approved me for RNY Surgery

    Great news! Wishing you much success on your journey. Oddly enough, my endoscopy didn't show any hernias so imagine the surprise when my surgeon found a large hiatal hernia in my chest during last Friday's RNY ;) I look forward to following you on your wls journey.
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    Same here. I have to constantly remind myself to sip slowly or I’ll drink as I’m accustomed.
  14. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    Bullying post op

    I'm so sorry this happened to you. People can be so very cruel. I remember one day when I was exiting a department store (I was in my 20s and only weighed about 160 at the time) when two teens drove by and yelled "I hate B.... with fat legs." I can still feel the shame and embarrassment today that I felt in that moment. I know it's far easier said than done, but try to put their cruelty aside and focus on getting healthy. Besides, I truly believe that those who seek to hurt others are quite miserable in their own life.
  15. WhereHealthyBlossoms

    TMI question 🙋‍♀️

    Currently 4 days post op. I immediately began taking a stool softener once home from the hospital. I took one with each shake and had 2 BMs on day 2 post op and another one today on day 4. I'm also adding Benefiber to my morning water. I'm actually surprised I didn't have issues with constipation because historically I do. My gastro had me on Miralax daily before surgery which I plan to resume at the two week post op point unless I need it sooner.

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