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It's great to read more about everyone, where they're from and why they were banded!

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Anyone care to share when they had their first bowel movement? I have had gas at this point but still no bowel movements and i was banded at 10 on the 28th

SORRY FOR TMI but i think its probably important to figure out!

I thought i would put a picture of my incisions incase any one wants to see! I think they are far from gross, in fact they seem to be pretty cool battle scars!

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So sorry if i gross anyone out!

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Anyone care to share when they had their first bowel movement? I have had gas at this point but still no bowel movements and i was banded at 10 on the 28th

SORRY FOR TMI but i think its probably important to figure out!

I thought i would put a picture of my incisions incase any one wants to see! I think they are far from gross' date=' in fact they seem to be pretty cool battle scars!

So sorry if i gross anyone out![/quote']

Your right those are your badges of courage! I didn't have a bm for 5 days. There was nothing to come out. The first time was loose and I was surprised because all of the pain medication. As long as you are passing gas your colon is awake. If you are not you need to call the doc. If you are really concerned I was told to take some senna or milk of magnesia.

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Anyone care to share when they had their first bowel movement? I have had gas at this point but still no bowel movements and i was banded at 10 on the 28th

SORRY FOR TMI but i think its probably important to figure out!

I thought i would put a picture of my incisions incase any one wants to see! I think they are far from gross' date=' in fact they seem to be pretty cool battle scars!

So sorry if i gross anyone out![/quote']

You go girl! Your cuts look like they're healing already, mine were covered by steri strips for 10 days so I didn't get to see what they looked like. I had my first bowel movement on day 3 but it was teeny tiny. On day 4 I had a proper bm and then loose bowels for the next day or so. Then for maybe the next week, every time I ate I had to run to the toilet quick smart!

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I had my first BM on day 3 and it was small but I felt like it was a victory when it came out lol. After that, it was soft but back to normal as in the time of day and stuff. Mine always come at the same time of day. Now, I'm 11days post-op and they r back to normal. That r smaller but normal. Your incisions look great!!! My tummy is still a bruised but I saw my surgeon yesterday and he says that look good Nd it's normal :)

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Insomnia! Ugh first I couldnt stay awake and now the last several nights I can't sleep. I thought it was only when I was on call and working. My energy is getting better each day but still need sleep. Anyone else having that problem?

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Insomnia! Ugh first I couldnt stay awake and now the last several nights I can't sleep. I thought it was only when I was on call and working. My energy is getting better each day but still need sleep. Anyone else having that problem?

Oh no! The only sleeping problem I had was after surgery when I couldn't sleep on my side. Hope you get some sleep soon :)

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Insomnia! Ugh first I couldnt stay awake and now the last several nights I can't sleep. I thought it was only when I was on call and working. My energy is getting better each day but still need sleep. Anyone else having that problem?

I had insomina from post op day to til the following tuesday. I couldn't sleep more than 2 hrs at a time because of surgery and gas.Now since my breakthrough the next night I have slept fairly well. Not too say I couldn't use a few more hours a day. You really do get better faster with exercise?. Now I feel like walking, enough strength. I am having a Protein drink every morn to keep my strength up. I over drank yesterday on skim milk. It doesn't feel good. Will do better today.

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I had insomina from post op day to til the following tuesday. I couldn't sleep more than 2 hrs at a time because of surgery and gas.Now since my breakthrough the next night I have slept fairly well. Not too say I couldn't use a few more hours a day. You really do get better faster with exercise?. Now I feel like walking' date=' enough strength. I am having a Protein drink every morn to keep my strength up. I over drank yesterday on skim milk. It doesn't feel good. Will do better today.[/quote']

Am doing better today. The only thing I'm very concerned about dh (darling husband) found out he has several more health problems one bein a fatty enlarged liver just like me. We've let ourselves go so bad that our health is going downhill. Dh won't work on his unless I cook for him. He isn't taking it serious enough. Everybody has it he says. So I asked him if he would jump off a bridge if everyones doing it. He didn't answer. I down loaded a book on liver reversible. Then have researched the net for viable fixes. Coming up with some info to get me started. To eat I have to wait 2 wks but I'm going to the grocery after cleaning out the cupboards. We'll see. I can't stop him outside the house but will forbid it in the house and fix him good healthy food. It's about time I take this monster and kick it out. Stay strong.....be safe.

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Am doing better today. The only thing I'm very concerned about dh (darling husband) found out he has several more health problems one bein a fatty enlarged liver just like me. We've let ourselves go so bad that our health is going downhill. Dh won't work on his unless I cook for him. He isn't taking it serious enough. Everybody has it he says. So I asked him if he would jump off a bridge if everyones doing it. He didn't answer. I down loaded a book on liver reversible. Then have researched the net for viable fixes. Coming up with some info to get me started. To eat I have to wait 2 wks but I'm going to the grocery after cleaning out the cupboards. We'll see. I can't stop him outside the house but will forbid it in the house and fix him good healthy food. It's about time I take this monster and kick it out. Stay strong.....be safe.

Sounds like you're on the right track.. I hope you can turn your hubby around to wanting to do something about his liver. I had my hub on a diet once and he ate the right stuff at home but outside of the house was a different story! I would find snickers wrappers in his pockets when I was doing the washing lol!

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Am doing better today. The only thing I'm very concerned about dh (darling husband) found out he has several more health problems one bein a fatty enlarged liver just like me. We've let ourselves go so bad that our health is going downhill. Dh won't work on his unless I cook for him. He isn't taking it serious enough. Everybody has it he says. So I asked him if he would jump off a bridge if everyones doing it. He didn't answer. I down loaded a book on liver reversible. Then have researched the net for viable fixes. Coming up with some info to get me started. To eat I have to wait 2 wks but I'm going to the grocery after cleaning out the cupboards. We'll see. I can't stop him outside the house but will forbid it in the house and fix him good healthy food. It's about time I take this monster and kick it out. Stay strong.....be safe.

I also have a fatty liver (surprise surprise!) and the Nutritionalists recommended I take beet juice capsules or drink beet juice. I had to buy the capsules from Amazon.

She said the beet juice helps the liver break down the fat and flush it out. I guess I will know for sure when/ if ever get my band :)

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I have a random question. I had surgery on 8/14. Is it too early to take a spin class if I take it easy. It's so hard not to exercise. Never thought I would be so anxious to get back :)

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I also have a fatty liver (surprise surprise!) and the Nutritionalists recommended I take beet juice capsules or drink beet juice. I had to buy the capsules from Amazon.< /p>

She said the beet juice helps the liver break down the fat and flush it out. I guess I will know for sure when/ if ever get my band :)

Thanks for the input. I did read that beet juice was a good way. I have gas so bad hurts likeH.

I'm getting more sleep at night tho.

Iwas just fuming.... fatty liver..diabete...high tri...high chl...bipolar disorderr....hi bp...hypothroid...enlarged heart...mental problems.....my body is a trash can. Where do I start to fix it? If I can......I'm like the dead man walking. I just got up and having a pity party...so the rest of the day can only get better.

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Thanks for the input. I did read that beet juice was a good way. I have gas so bad hurts likeH.

I'm getting more sleep at night tho.

Iwas just fuming.... fatty liver..diabete...high tri...high chl...bipolar disorderr....hi bp...hypothroid...enlarged heart...mental problems.....my body is a trash can. Where do I start to fix it? If I can......I'm like the dead man walking. I just got up and having a pity party...so the rest of the day can only get better.

Donna you asked how do I start to fix it? I think you already have! You on the road to better health by losing weight and getting fitter :) Just take each day at a time, and the numbers will start to come down and your health problems will get better, I'm sure of it. Stay strong. Big hugs :)

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Band buddies, who has some yummy ideas for lunch? I feel like I'm eating the same thing everyday and want to change it up a bit!

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