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12 minutes ago, ChellNC said:

@ellie123how are you today?

Thank you so much for checking, I’m actually better!!!. I layed off Water. Got a little dehydrated but today things seem to have settled! I gave myself a zero meds and zero Vitamins day today! Will need to do process of elimination! Ate my first semi soft this this morning. Soft fried egg in non fat oil! Did only half but maybe it pushed the drainage down? I also slept semi reclined at night so maybe belly drained vrs collected fluids. But baby was acting well! I then had a decaf coffee with Protein Powder after an hour and that went well. So I got a bowl for lunch and had some lentil Soup which also went down well OMG I turned a corner ?? Read Jesus may it be so ! I waited an hour before resuming liquid ice water with Crystal light to maintain hydration. I also seem to get a Protein Shake down as well. I am still working on it but all in all it is 7:30 PM and I have not thrown up today !!! I know I am not getting my hydration goal but my Protein is looking pretty good .

So now the mystery hangs over my head. Was I growing up daily because…

1. My morning medicine was not agreeing with me?

2. My vitamins were not agreeing with me?

3. sleeping in a flood to bed and my evening hydration was somehow backing up in my tubing and sleeping reclined helped drain things out ?

4. Staying on liquid alone was not pushing out the slime from my pouch and somehow introducing more solid food opened me up a little more? staying on liquid alone was not pushing out the slime from my pouch and somehow introducing more solid food opened me up a little more?

5. All or some of the above ?

6. none of the above and other factors came into play to make today a good day .

Whatever it is I need to figure it out soon because I will soon be on the road again presenting in front of clients and feeling nauseous and throwing up on them is probably going to come I don’t very heavy cos whatever it is I need to figure it out soon because I will soon be on the road again presenting in front of clients and feeling nauseous and throwing up on them is... well I’m mortified to think of this.

In the next few days I will need to tinker with my formula trying to slowly introduce one thing or another to see what was really making me throw up daily and I hope I can zero in on it quickly and be able to figure out how to work with my new stom in the next few days I will need to tinker with my formula trying to slowly introduce one thing or another to see what was really making me throw up daily and I hope I can zero in on it quickly and be able to figure out how to work with my new baby...

if any of you have ideas let me know!

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Glad today was a good day for you! When the nausea hits do you have a little time before the vomiting starts? If it isn't immediately after the nausea starts ask your doctor for a script for Zofran melt. They dissolve quickly and kick in quickly. I absolutely love Zofran. Nausea hits me randomly due to one of my arthritis meds so I keep Zofran with me always.

Adding things back one at a time sounds like a great idea. You should quickly be able to figure out the culprit(s).

What brand of Vitamins do you take?

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7 minutes ago, ChellNC said:

Glad today was a good day for you! When the nausea hits do you have a little time before the vomiting starts? If it isn't immediately after the nausea starts ask your doctor for a script for Zofran melt. They dissolve quickly and kick in quickly. I absolutely love Zofran. Nausea hits me randomly due to one of my arthritis meds so I keep Zofran with me always.

Adding things back one at a time sounds like a great idea. You should quickly be able to figure out the culprit(s).

What brand of Vitamins do you take?

ProCare Health Bariatric Multivitamins with 45 mg Iron chewable (yucky!!!). I can only do about half at night.

vitamine B complex liquid sublingual daily.

3 calcium chews daily

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Just now, ellie123 said:

ProCare Health Bariatric Multivitamins with 45 mg Iron chewable (yucky!!!). I can only do about half at night.

vitamine B complex liquid sublingual daily.

3 calcium chews daily

Oh and yes I have melting zophran and I do have time and I have tried using the melts and nada. Does not help :( my stomach is in a knot and I belch, some productive, some not so much, lots more beltching till I finally throw up and feel much better almost instantly. But what comes up is Water and lots of slime. I think this must be the Foamies? Whatever it is though, today... so far, I’ve been spared, the indignity

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3 minutes ago, ellie123 said:

ProCare Health Bariatric Multivitamins with 45 mg Iron chewable (yucky!!!). I can only do about half at night.

vitamine B complex liquid sublingual daily.

3 calcium chews daily

Wonder if Iron is the culprit.

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Wonder why when they gave me my post surgical scripts they gave me standard rather than the melting? Maybe melting costs more or isn't as acceptable?

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2 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

Wonder why when they gave me my post surgical scripts they gave me standard rather than the melting? Maybe melting costs more or isn't as acceptable?

They gave me regular as well, which is what I normally take. Generally, the melt is more expensive though. The regular ones usually kick in pretty quickly for me.

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I think you are probably correct, I had a few left from my PCP, I am hoarding, but I am still on regular ones from my surgery on the 5th. Usually my practice only requests 14 day compliance, I have to keep on taking because of Precious Pouch being temperamental. I think,i have enough until my 1 month checkup with Dr Needlman.👅

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On 8/29/2018 at 11:00 AM, Aidanog said:

I am a week post op - surgery 8/22 - and just now able to write about this.

There were some unforeseen complications ... among other things, a huge hiatal hernia so large, they couldn’t see it on the endoscopy... a stomach too thick for the regular stapler, requiring a larger port and larger stapler. Surgery lasted more than 90 minutes longer than the original range. (My poor wife was freaked out.)

When I woke, I was in a lot of pain. The recovery room nurse seemed to think that asking for something for the pain was a clear indication I was an opiate addict.

It wasn’t until I got to my room that I learned that I was in the first week of a new protocol 1) no longer using morphine post-op and 2) trying to limit pain meds across the board.

After about 8 hours my surgeon came to check on me, and he ordered morphine. The nurse gave it to me once, and then told me they were cutting back. The next morning, When I told the attending that nothing was getting in front of the pain and that they had cut off the morphine, she said that wasn’t the case. That is how that went for the four days I was in the hospital. Always with the subtle implication that, if I was asking for pain meds, I was probably an addict.

I didn’t feel like the floor nurses had any idea that the surgery was longer and harder and more invasive, and I felt any attempt to explain to them would come across as rationalization. All in all, pain control was not at the top of the list during this hospital stay.

Yesterday I went to my 1 week follow up with the surgeon. On discharge, I had been given an Rx for 15 Oxycodone for “breakthrough pain” - though no one explained what that was - and 30 Tramadol. The doctor’s nurse asked me how many of each I had taken, and if I had brought them with me, so she could count! When I said I hadn’t, she LITERALLY tsked!

Is this Universal now? I’m sure I could have handled this better, but I was in pain, and I didn’t. But soon I’m going to get a patient survey.

I am so angry that we are treated like this. I am suffering with back pain and awaiting surgery. NOBODY will prescribe anything useful to me. I am forced to find my own solutions. I know we aren't supposed to take Aleve, but I admit to having taken it this past week. I am tired of crying in pain. I've never felt so abused by the medical system. When I was in after RNY I had meds 1 time when asking. The 3 other times, I swear the nurse was taking them himself. He would say, "I'll be right there" and disappear to get the meds and they never arrived. Yet I am suspect now for needing meds for pain. I would just like to know that I have a doctor who will help me when I need help.

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Hi August Buddies!

How is everyone doing...I had my 3 month followup last week and even though I feel like my weight loss is going really slow...she told me I've lost 58% of my excess weight...in just 3 months. I want tell everyone, but then I would have to admit how much I weighed 😳 so instead I told a couple people I trust and YOU ALL!

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Lol. My 3 month follow up doc was grumpy. Blood work came back great. A1c back in normal ranges. Cholesterol back to normal range (1st time in 20yrs) blood pressure normal. My pcos symptoms....well still waiting to see. Had ablation in 2011. Last 3 months you'd never know it. Things have been heavy cycle wise. Will say pcos symptoms have gone opposite direction from no cycle to spotting etc last 2 months. Have follow up with gyn in couple weeks to either redo ablation or go on bc pills. Only 47 yr old I know with a tubal thinking about bc pills lol. hair is just now starting to come out little faster but I've gone from 275 on 8/1 to 205 this morning so things are good!!

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@Aidanog, are you still monitoring? I had an PICC line installed on November 29th 2018. I have had stomal stricture and jejunem ulcers, am now on TRN to see if the increased Protein levels will help my body heal them. I have a endoscopy scheduled December 28th, maybe we will get good reports, the endocopies on October 12,26th,November 9th,and 28th were not good, so we shall see. Hey thanks for being a PICC nurse, my team at Ohio State University were wonderful, the installation was very smooth, very painless and my basilic vein seemed to be happy to cooperate.Hey have a Dynomite December and I hope you're still around÷

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