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Omg Suze Im a big time belly sleeper too. Lol it was the hard part in being pregnant, not being able to sleep on belly. So maybe I'll be able to get little naps in while my kids are in school...let's hope at least

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Julie what's smooth nove tea? I've never heard of it.

it is wonderful herbal tea that makes things move smooth in the am in the bathroom. I like it

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I also had my surgery 12 Jan and have been sleeping on my side for the last couple of days (with extra cushions) but am suffering with Insomnia too!

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@@freshair - I have good days and not so good. I pulled a muscle in my right side while tying my shoe so I've needed to take pain med in order to sleep. Some things make me nauseous but I try things all the time to see what will work. The most difficult thing is training myself to eat slower...take 1 min between each bite. I'm getting used to it. I still have constipation and from what I'm reading, that may be something that doesn't change. I'm down 34lbs and feeling good.

How about you?

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@@PhillyChick so we're almost the same i too have really good days when i can eat and get all my Water and feel full of energy. Than o have the bad days when i don't sleep at all feel groggy and get really nauseous. I've had my period simce surgery with only a 2 week break so that's sucked. Eating slower is a b#$% even a minute in between bites sometimes isn't enough I've been throwing up more the different things i try but hey I'm hanging in there. I'm at 45lbs down hoping for 5 more by the 1st of feb cause that will make it 2 months. About the constipation i had a lot the first few weeks and it was horrible so now i add bran buds to my yogurt and it's helped. I don't go daily but not constipated

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