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Thanks all of u for ur thots and prayers! As of now, the doc says npo still bc of spasms:'( day 5 n still nothing to eat or drink. I too had a hernia repaired and as far as pain from those sites, nothing. I asked doc was I considered a statistic bc I'm sad about what may be my future. He says success but I say noway. I'm trying to stay positive around my family but I cried today bc doc said if I'm not better, spasms, by Monday, I'm going on i.v. nutrition! I'm just bummed out now. I tried finally helping myself and now I feel I Shuda left well enough alone. Ik God will get me over this mountain but right now its difficult to sit all day wo at least a sliver of ice. The mercy part of it all is that I'm not hungry either way, thank God, just losing patience. Anyways I pray that u all are continuing being successful n healthy. I pray that I too will start doing better. Unless things change, Lord willing, I'll check bck in on monday. God bless n gn all:)

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Ugh..why am I putting food in my mouth. .chewing it then spitting it out..I really need to pull it together .. took my kids to cici's pizza..got some soup..which was ok..but then saw my kids food...I just couldn't help it..:( I know it would get stuck if I swallowed ...I know this could be very bad if I continue to do this.

Hi Meamo

I feel your pain! Even with a two week pre op I'm losing my mind! It's always on food. We will continue to support each other through this initial phase! One day at a time. The rupture will be far worst...keep your eye on the prize.

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I'm questioning what have I done to myself...I can barely handle this pain on my chest whenever I drink water.. went to walgreens and bought some zentac...to see if it helps. I also noticed I was not mentally ready for this surgery (sleeved Dec 18th 2013) I want to eat.. and have tasted sweet potato, mash potatoes. ..but I feel terrible. I don't want any more Protein Shakes or broth. I don't know what to do. All I can do is pray...There is no turning back I know..I just want to feel better and eat what I want without pain..sorry don't mean discourage anyone I just don't know what else to do

Take chewable Pepcid! Twice a day. I was sleeved on the 18th as well, and I've been taking Pepcid every day since then...almost no heartburn and gas pain since the day after I left the hospital!

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I had surgery 12/11/13. Still going through different changes. Acid reflux even when I take my medications. Cant handle dairy anymore. I however am getting creative with my vitamix. I have lost 27 lbs in 23 days. Thats exciting

I also have a vitamix. Would love it if you shared some of your secrets. I haven't had mine long so I'm still new with it.

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I also have a vitamix. Would love it if you shared some of your secrets. I haven't had mine long so I'm still new with it.

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I got a Blendtec for Xmas and can't wait to make fresh almond milk and butter!!!

Happy high powered blending!!

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I haven't really updated you guys in a while so here goes. Surgery was on 12/18 and the shoulder pain was terrible but I made it through. I really felt tired and run down for about a week. I've had some head hungry and I've have had my time of chewing and spitting out like all of us have had, but I'm really not hungry much anymore. Now that I'm about sixteen days out I have to remember to eat and measure or I get that overfilled feeling with pain and I don't like it. I'm getting in all of the liquids but lately it's hard to get all the Protein in. Guess I'm just getting tired of the flavors. I've enjoyed the retried Beans thinned with chicken broth and some cheese. Mainly stay with Soups, soft eggs, and cheese grits. I can eat about 1/4 cup of solids now so I guess that's good. I watched TLC's my six hundred pound life and it scared me to death because the guy lost 400 pounds and he gained back almost 300 pounds. I hope and pray this doesn't happen to me or us, not after going through all of this. Guess this shows me this surgery is just a tool I could be back here again. It makes me determine to make this change for the rest of my life. I pray that we all succeed in our journeys. Also my prayer and thoughts are with our friend Deez. Wishing you well and a I hope your home soon.

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I was sleeved last Tuesday (4 days ago). I have two problems right now: a painful burn-like rash on my chest (not where the tape or incisions are) and a heck of a lot of gas.

I suspect the rash was from when they put the sterilizing solution on - the rash is where there are folds of skin. Doc office told me to use hydrocortisone cream and it seems to help.

I'm doing lots of walking )which helps with the gas), but when I sit down to drink something, the gas acts up. How long will this continue?

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I was sleeved last Tuesday (4 days ago). I have two problems right now: a painful burn-like rash on my chest (not where the tape or incisions are) and a heck of a lot of gas.

I suspect the rash was from when they put the sterilizing solution on - the rash is where there are folds of skin. Doc office told me to use hydrocortisone cream and it seems to help.

I'm doing lots of walking )which helps with the gas), but when I sit down to drink something, the gas acts up. How long will this continue?

Hi Meg, if the rash doesn't seem go go away with the hydrocortisone, try yeast infection cream. I sometimes, esp in the summer, would get yeast rashes in some folds of skin. I buy the generic 7 day yeast kit in the feminine product aisle as it has the biggest tube of cream in it.

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I must say the BEST thing I've eaten on puree stage is WENDYS CHILLI pureed in the blender. OMG YES and only $1.60 with tax. (My inner fat girl is saying thank you god for something so good)

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I must say the BEST thing I've eaten on puree stage is WENDYS CHILLI pureed in the blender. OMG YES and only $1.60 with tax. (My inner fat girl is saying thank you god for something so good)

Agreed! I was moved to soft foods on Thursday. That was my first meal. Mmmm! I'm gonna try refried Beans with cheddar, salsa, and sour cream for lunch today.

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I was sleeved last Tuesday (4 days ago). I have two problems right now: a painful burn-like rash on my chest (not where the tape or incisions are) and a heck of a lot of gas.

I suspect the rash was from when they put the sterilizing solution on - the rash is where there are folds of skin. Doc office told me to use hydrocortisone cream and it seems to help.

I'm doing lots of walking )which helps with the gas), but when I sit down to drink something, the gas acts up. How long will this continue?

Hi Meg, if the rash doesn't seem go go away with the hydrocortisone, try yeast infection cream. I sometimes, esp in the summer, would get yeast rashes in some folds of skin. I buy the generic 7 day yeast kit in the feminine product aisle as it has the biggest tube of cream in it.

I got them underneath my breast in the summer. What worked for me was Tinactin (Jock Itch spray). It also felt good going on the skin because it came out the can cool. Cleared it up in no time at all...creams were too greasy for me.

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I must say the BEST thing I've eaten on puree stage is WENDYS CHILLI pureed in the blender. OMG YES and only $1.60 with tax. (My inner fat girl is saying thank you god for something so good)

My inner fat girl keeps asking me "Why on earth do you just keep on walking past the candy isle every time we go to the grocery store? Not to mention the bread isle! Are you trying to get rid of me!?!?!?"

Yes, chubs. I am. ;-)

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My inner fat girl keeps asking me "Why on earth do you just keep on walking past the candy isle every time we go to the grocery store? Not to mention the bread isle! Are you trying to get rid of me!?!?!?"

Yes, chubs. I am. ;-)

Lol that's funny !!

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Can I be added to dec 18th? Thanks!

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