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Thanksgiving Day will be 3 months post-op..some thoughts



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Overall, I feel much better than I did the day before my surgery.

Energy level-- has increased but I have had sciatic pain even before surgery so I am not able to do as much exercise as I would like. I try to do as much as I can when I am able. I work in a doctor's office so I am on my feet a lot so by the time I get home I am wiped. Though not as wiped as three months ago :)

food Intake--I have had hardly any issues with food. I progressed as I was told to do and am now pretty much eating whatever I want. Obviously, the type and amount of foods have changed but I still treat myself every now and then with some Chex Mix and a few Hershey's miniatures. The holidays coming up are the first major obstacles I have had. We had our family Thanksgiving last Saturday and with all the food that was spread, my head was saying "Oh yeah!!!" but my stomach was like " Oh you better not...." All in all I did good though i did feel a little stuffed ;)

Beverages--Water, Water, water with a hint of bourbon. Pretty much drink anything. I have had a mixed drink of bourbon and sprite and had no issues. I rarely though sip on anything carbonated. I had a beer this past weekend and no issues. Drank it very slow though. Coffee--no issues

My surgeon said he cut my stomach to the size of a plantain. I gauge everything off of that and so far everything has been good. I will admit that if you eat carbs like above mentioned Chex mix, popcorn, or the like.....it is a slider food with drinking. Speaking of drinking, I will have a sip of water, unsweet tea, or wine with my meals. I don't have any issues with "losing" the fullness effect when doing so however I can see that being a problem if Fluid consumption increased any more than that.

I am enjoying pulling old clothes out of the closet that I haven't been able to wear in a long time and now they fit. Some even a little loose on me. That is most gratifying.

All in all, if I had the chance to do it over again, I would do this surgery in a heartbeat. The first 3 weeks SUCKED but it was well worth it as I continue the journey.

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I have lost most of my rump cushioning, now I can't abide wooden chairs only for minimal time. Feels like my tailbone is going to burst through or crumble. Wish We Could Choose Where We Want To Lose!

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9 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

I have lost most of my rump cushioning, now I can't abide wooden chairs only for minimal time. Feels like my tailbone is going to burst through or crumble. Wish We Could Choose Where We Want To Lose!

Me too! My favourite de-stress activity used to be a long luxurious bath. But no more - it feels like my bum bones are balancing on the enamel bath. Very painful!

So now I run instead for de-stress. I think I might grow to like that better!

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