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3 hours ago, Shell4451 said:

Ugh! Not the time! Right?!?!

And what’s up with the cramps? I wasn’t cramping like this when I did get my period before.

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I’ve heard that the first period after surgery can be more painful and heavy. Like we don’t have enough to deal with?!?!

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I’ve heard that the first period after surgery can be more painful and heavy. Like we don’t have enough to deal with?!?!
I'm starting to feel better all around. Tolerating Clear Liquids well and just waiting on my doctor to let me go home.

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That’s great! Hope you get home soon to rest and recoup more comfortably!

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On 08/23/2020 at 19:09, perfektlynrml said:

I'm reintroducing fluids again. It feels like when I first drank fluids after surgery. Accumulating lots of gas despite slow sips from the medicine cups. I am an excellent in walking so I got up and moved around. I didn't have the strong pain that I had yesterday after less then two medicine cups of Fluid. So I guess the doctor is on the right track in suggesting it was a temporary blockage. I honestly don't want anyone to experience what I want through. I didn't follow the guidelines and it made me sick. I can't bring myself to admit to the doctor that I snuck a few scallops the day before yesterday. I chewed them well but they are not appropriate for this stage. I tasted them coming back up undigested when I was vomiting a whole twenty four hours later. I could have really hurt myself. I'm ashamed.

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Nothing to be ashamed about and I’m 5 days post op and your post has helped me especially when I move to the tuna stage. Thank you for sharing and I hope you get to go home soon.

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Hi everyone. Just saw the Bariatric program nurse and we were troubleshooting what happened. She feels that even light mayo is too much fat to tolerate at the purée stage for some. She recommended using fat free plain yogurt instead. We discussed how not having good coping mechanisms for stress led me to seek out pleasure from food and take in more then was appropriate. I’ve had stress with my mother, my daughter and my dog this past week and my normal way to deal is to devour something rich and put myself in a food coma. Because I tried to use my old method with my teeny stomach pouch I caused a bolus of food to get stuck. In some ways I wonder if I did this so I could get everyone to get off my back this week. Not consciously but maybe a self sabotage so everyone would have to fend for themselves. I see it now but I didn’t see it then. I’ve got to stay self-aware while eating. This was too traumatic of an experience to repeat.

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So glad you are feeling better! After my first experience with tuna making me sick for six hours I have not even tried canned meat again. I feel like it is just too dry. I have tolerated all other fish and meat without any problems since then. My first month or so, after my bad times with canned tuna and salmon lox, I mostly just stuck with meat substitutes like Boca burgers and Morning Star sausage links, and fresh fish. Scallops were actually great for me with their smooth texture. I have also struggled with lunch meat turkey. I don’t get sick, but it feels like I am swallowing sand paper. Yuck!

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I use the recommended tool of minimizing the size of the dish and utensils. I bought crystal 1 oz. shot glasses to make me enjoy the experience more since shot glasses are recommended. That is what I most often use to measure my food and Snacks and often eat from. I also use appetizer spoons (or child/baby spoons) which are pretty and small. These tools definitely help to make me eat less and slower. They also make me think.

That being said, yes, I have overeaten when I don't feel like following rules and don't stop before I am full. When the food all gets to where it is headed, misery. But I was told that it will settle down after about 20 minutes. I was also told not to lay down until it clears but with my system, I have to lay down to give the gas room to roll up or down. It helps me to relax my stomach and esophagus and keep me from tensing up making it worse. Having gastritis has given me much experience.

We are all going through learning experiences and will probably all make mistakes along the way, however, we are not alone on this journey. This was definitely a scare but I hope you find the courage to kick ass.

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Thanks so much everyone. I’m home and sipping my Protein Drink. I’m gonna settle in to watch an old movie and take it easy the rest of the day.

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2 minutes ago, Sam B said:

Does TRICARE cover skin removal? Please anyone can reply!🥰

https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/ReconstructiveSurgery.aspx?p=1

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2 hours ago, MamT said:

Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

Better to share to help someone else avoid the mistake I made. That was something else.

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