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August 6th...time for a healthy change. anyone else new in august?



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Well....I'M BANDED! feeling very good at the moment' date=' decided to stay at the hospital over night because well why not, I enjoy having medical professionals watching over me.

My stomach was "floppy and stretched" so he gave me 5 Patterson stitches (sewed my stomach to the other side of my stomach) making it look similar to the sleeve procedure

Anyone have that?

Also NO GAS PAIN

Does that come later? So far I feel great, well wishes to everyone![/quote']

No gas pain? That is terrific. I've got gas throughout my chest area and collarbone.

I saw another dr today and he said try activated charcoal. So getting some tomorrow. I am weak from not eating and only able to sleep a few hours at a time. I went to bed at 830 last night woke up at 1030. Then about one in the am couldn't go back to sleep. So for the next 7 hours I tried to rest. But couldn't take but small breaths. Thats why I'm so tired. Feel good and stick to diet. I wish you well.

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Alright band buddies. Should we start a monthly challenge under our Aug 2013 support group? From what I can tell you give your basic info: screen or real name' date=' starting weight, weight now, and goal weight at the end of the month. We can modify and do it however we want. I hope we all can continue to be in our support group for years to come as this will be a life long process and for me personally I enjoy talking to everyone. I love that we are from all over the world. Let me know your thoughts.[/quote']

I think it's a good idea. U start and we'll follow. I would like to know everyones name and from where makes it more personal. Good thinking.

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I will post under monthly support groups Aug 2013. There will be a thread for monthly challenge. It's a good way to keep us accountable.

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I had my first follow up a week after surgery. I feel like I am not getting enough nutrients even though I am not hungry. But I am down 20 lbs from post op. He said I had a huge hernia that will take longer to mend. Overall I think it went well. I have 6 more days of liquids and then on to mushie food!

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I had my first follow up a week after surgery. I feel like I am not getting enough nutrients even though I am not hungry. But I am down 20 lbs from post op. He said I had a huge hernia that will take longer to mend. Overall I think it went well. I have 6 more days of liquids and then on to mushie food!

Wow you are doing great! Oh those mushie foods will taste soooo good. Good job.

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Alright band buddies. Should we start a monthly challenge under our Aug 2013 support group? From what I can tell you give your basic info: screen or real name' date=' starting weight, weight now, and goal weight at the end of the month. We can modify and do it however we want. I hope we all can continue to be in our support group for years to come as this will be a life long process and for me personally I enjoy talking to everyone. I love that we are from all over the world. Let me know your thoughts.[/quote']

I'm definitely interested!!! Great idea healthydnp :)

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No gas pain? That is terrific. I've got gas throughout my chest area and collarbone.

I saw another dr today and he said try activated charcoal. So getting some tomorrow. I am weak from not eating and only able to sleep a few hours at a time. I went to bed at 830 last night woke up at 1030. Then about one in the am couldn't go back to sleep. So for the next 7 hours I tried to rest. But couldn't take but small breaths. Thats why I'm so tired. Feel good and stick to diet. I wish you well.

I hope you're feeling better soon Donna.. :)

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I had my first follow up a week after surgery. I feel like I am not getting enough nutrients even though I am not hungry. But I am down 20 lbs from post op. He said I had a huge hernia that will take longer to mend. Overall I think it went well. I have 6 more days of liquids and then on to mushie food!

20 lbs is a great loss! Congrats :)

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Ok bandsters.. after a day of needles with dental surgery in the morning and my first fill in the afternoon' date=' I can tell you that I almost didn't feel a thing when the doc put the needle in my port! My port is 1 inch below my largest incision, and he took about 30 seconds to find it. It was the tiniest little pinch as the needle went in, and then I didn't feel a thing! But I do have the say, the needle is HUGE. I started to sweat when I saw it but it really was nothing. And the good news was I am only on liquids for today. Tomorrow I can go back to normal food. Yay!! My doc seemed very surprised though when he asked me if I had been hungry and I said yes.. Hmmm. According to his scales I had lost 3lbs in the two weeks since I saw him last, but according to my scales, I have stayed the same. But I have since realised that his assistant weighed me with the shoes on a fortnight ago, and he weighed me without my shoes. So I'm fairly confident it was my shoes that lost 3lbs!!! I have felt a little less hungry since the fill but I think that could be just my head telling my tummy to do better now I've had a fill :)[/quote']

Yeah, I'm glad you survived ; ) I hope the fill works for you! You need to put your feet up & relax. What a day (with needles). My nerves would be shot! LOL

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Yeah' date=' I'm glad you survived ; ) I hope the fill works for you! You need to put your feet up & relax. What a day (with needles). My nerves would be shot! LOL[/quote']

I know! I didn't plan it very well. Although it did kinda work out because I couldn't eat even if I wanted to.. My tooth was too sore!

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I'm definitely interested!!! Great idea healthydnp :)

I'm interested too! Awesome idea!

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Awesome. Several people have posted and hopefully more will!

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I had my first follow up a week after surgery. I feel like I am not getting enough nutrients even though I am not hungry. But I am down 20 lbs from post op. He said I had a huge hernia that will take longer to mend. Overall I think it went well. I have 6 more days of liquids and then on to mushie food!

That sounds great you're right on the path. Me? Well I'm on my last day of Clear Liquids. With the gas no sleep and no food I am very weak. Last night however got in a full 10 hrs sleep. Now a coule more nights of that and I should be right as rain. However this gas pain at my dr yesterday she took my pulse and it was over 120. She asked me if I was in alot of pain. Uh yes! so if it gives up onto the next step of the journey. I am picking up some activated charcoal to help. Hope it does. Good day to all. Be safe stay strong.

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Donna, hang in there. My gas pain comes in waves but I use the gas strips all day and stay on my feet. When I get home I take some medication for nausea and it allows m e to drink at night.

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Alright band buddies. Should we start a monthly challenge under our Aug 2013 support group? From what I can tell you give your basic info: screen or real name, starting weight, weight now, and goal weight at the end of the month. We can modify and do it however we want. I hope we all can continue to be in our support group for years to come as this will be a life long process and for me personally I enjoy talking to everyone. I love that we are from all over the world. Let me know your thoughts.

Sounds like a great idea! I would be interested!

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