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About MishiB

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    Banded 09/17/09
  • Birthday 12/06/1978
  1. until you can get a tiny unfill... I like ricotta cheese with a little marinera sauce - YUM! like lasgna without the lasgna (hahaha)
  2. I was tired of the sweet shakes... I LOVE roccotta cheese with a little bit of Marinera sauce topped with mozzerrela, is like lasgna without the pasta, and takes care of my salty desires. I just pop it in the micro for about 30-40 seconds, until the cheese on top is melted... YUM!
  3. My nut said that the 18 months mark is the make or break point for most WLS people. In the meantime, we have to opportunity to reshape how we think, how we view life (with and without food). Why do so many "good times" involve food? I am close to 4 weeks post-op... and gearing up for my mushies (my doc required 4 weeks liquid proteins)... ok, the truth, I've been eating mushies here and there... lovin' me some riccotta cheese with marinara suace topped with mozzerrella... I eat 2 oz and have to back away from the table - whew! hahaha. My (limited) recommendations?: Take small bites (baby spoon), chew-chew-chew, eat slowly. Besides you really shouldn't have restriction yet anyway, that doesn't happen (from what I've read) until at least a couple of fills, if not 3 - 4 fills later. It's ok to vent! Come here to vent! Chances are, if you're going through it, someone else has too.
  4. You are the incredible shrinking person! WTG!!! That has got to feel so good!
  5. I have a 1-yr-old and a 3-yr-old. The first week was tough... I had my husband or my mom picking them up for me, then putting them on my lap. If I wasn't sitting down, and my 1-yr-old wanted me, I would just get down to my knees and hug on her. I was fortunate to have a lot of help my first and second week. I am on my 3rd week out and I do pick up my babies (mostly the little one) With my 3-yr-old I mostly just help her down from things, so no real lifting with her. There is no way I would have been comfortable lifting them, and I believe I healed quicker and better because I didn't... though I have to say that was one of the hardest parts... atleast we could still cuddle!
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    sleep question

    After about a week my body was begging to me lay on my stomach... so I did, and it's been fine since. No problems for me!
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    Introducing Bread and Pastas???

    my doc basically said... I am a carb addict... stay off the carbs (bread; rice; pasta) while I am in the weight loss phase. Once I have achieved my desired weight loss, then I can add those back in, in limited quantities. You wouldn't give alcohol to a recovering alcoholic, why tempt our bodies with those triggers? That doesn't mean I can't have veggies and fruit, though... so keeping a good low GI balanced "diet" is, IMO, a good thing. food for thought...
  8. Hey... you've got my support! I'm down here in Brookings, OR. Had my surgery in Coos Bay just a couple of weeks ago... so I'm feeling pretty good by now. Biggest bit of advice, walk as soon as you can, and walk when you can. Everyone is a little different after surgery... some can practically hop out of bed, others need a little time.
  9. So true! The first couple days post-op, my thoughts were, "oh no, what did I do to myself?!?" Now two weeks out I feel great! I have lost (since my two-week pre-op diet to now) 21lbs, and I am perfectly ok with that! Better than being 21 lbs heavier Good words of encouragement!
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    Outpatient vs. Inpatient

    I was in the mandentory inpatient group (because my insurance required it)... and THANK GOD!! I reacted to the general anaesthesia... it kicked my butt. I couldn't rasie my head without feeling like I was going to throw up, couldn't stand even 11 hours after surgery... there is no way I could have gone home. I also like that I was kept hydrated, because I couldn't keep anything down. By the next morning, I was walking and feeling much better. I was bummed at first with being inpatient, until after surgery, now I am grateful I was inpatient.
  11. Let us know how you are doing. What a horrible way to start off this journey. :smile2:
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    50 Pounds Down!!

    That is so exciting!!! Thanks for sharing! Come on Onederland!!!
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    That's what happens for some of us when we go on high protein/low carb meal plans... our tastes really do change. I'll have something that I totally love, then a few weeks later I can't stand it. Or it'll taste too sweet. Our bodies are adjusting. We are getting rid of the sugar addictions... fun times :smile2:
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    Newly Banded!

    Whew, I totally understand about the dry heaves... the general anasthesia kicked my tushie, I couldn't raise my head without feeling it, so I stayed down the first day after surgery... no fun feeling that way... Otherwise... welcome to the loosers bench!
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    Life getting back to normal

    Whew... I thought I was the only one who wasn't able to get back into the swing of things as early as I expected. I too had surgery on the 17th, and started work yesterday... just wore me out, so I would close my door and lay on the floor for half an hour to regain myself back, did the same thing today... and that works ok for me... will probably do the same tomorrow and friday :thumbdown:

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