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13 hours ago, Lanie Hardy said:

I’ve been MIA for a minute. My Dad just passed away. He was diagnosed with cancer and passed within 3 weeks. I’ve cried my head off, I did get to see him one more for a day before surgery. I’ve felt so sorry for myself and even told my daughter “You should be able to eat whatever you want when your Dad dies.” This has been so hard and good for me to be challenged this early in, I’m having to find other things to comfort and connect other then food. Sorry I’ve disappeared. I’ve not gone off plan, but I’m having a hard time making myself eat. Since I don’t feel hungry, it’s easy to get pulled into sorrow and avoid life. Having this group here gives me strength! Thank you for all of your stories and strength and determination to keep going! We got this!!

Sending you love, prayers and virtual bear hugs! I’m sorry to hear about your daddy. Please let me know if you ever need an ear. 🙂

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4 hours ago, FireEMT710 said:

I finally pooped yesterday. lol Figures I would complain about it, and then it happens. I need to dig out my paper and see what stool softeners are allowed though. I haven't had a chance to intentionally "go walking" but man, for this being a week I'm supposed to be recovering, I have TONS of appointments and things that I have to do. I want a day to just relax... lol

Ditto! It’s been 9 days since surgery and today is finally the day I’ve promised myself I would do nothing and relax!!!!! I’ve been going non-stop since surgery. No judgement to you! We all have lives, they don’t stop just because we had surgery. But if you ever feel tired thru those days, I hope you’ll stop and rest or ensure you get a little more sleep that night. 👍🏽 If you’re able to move around, I say good! I kinda felt like it’s a good sign of recovery if you can move and be on the go. But... I’m guilty of not really slowing down, so take my words with a grain of salt. 😉

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Hello,

oh no lol I gave away all my boxes I purchased before surgery in preparation for after lol. I did get GENEPRO it just came in the mail yesterday yay! I threw a scoop in a lil Gatorade zero and I managed to get it down. I also managed to make some egg salad puréed with some chicken broth and it was so good I managed to get it down. It’s been so weird I can tolerate yogurt and sf pudding one day and the next I can’t touch it. It’s literally been a battle daily but I’m throwing powder in everything I can lol to get my Protein up. I can finally drink Water normally now except I can only drink alkaline water regularly purified water hurts. Anyways it’s nice to have people going through the same thing to talk to. :) Let me know if you try those shakes again.

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Having it in the Gatorade Zero is a terrific idea!! Thanks!!!

Yeah; I think I will try the shakes again. A lady I met at the Protein Shake isle at Sam’s Club who also had surgery a year ago, told me that I’d be able to get down only about half the shake at a time. To try anymore in one sitting would be a waste because your tummy can’t process anymore than half at a time. I threw the boxes away already and stored them all in my pantry so I can’t really return them now. :( mind if I ask was it cheaper to buy the GENEPRO online? I got mine at GNC locally but it was $38 for a 30-day supply. I’m hoping to buy cheaper next time.

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21 hours ago, FireEMT710 said:

I finally pooped yesterday. lol Figures I would complain about it, and then it happens. I need to dig out my paper and see what stool softeners are allowed though. I haven't had a chance to intentionally "go walking" but man, for this being a week I'm supposed to be recovering, I have TONS of appointments and things that I have to do. I want a day to just relax... lol

I’m glad everything is starting to flow LOL

Happy Friday!! It time to relax!

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On 11/29/2020 at 2:54 PM, FireEMT710 said:

Things are getting better. I've been able to get up and down as long as I cradle my belly, especially on the left where my drain was and I have stitches. Emotionally, I'm feeling pretty forgotten. Several of my friends and family members know I had surgery... no one has checked on me since I got home on Wednesday. Yesterday i reached out to 4 friends, and my sister (who lives around the corner... like 1/4 of a mile) and asked if someone could get me a cup of egg drop Soup (it's on my allowed list and sounds soooo good)... and my sister was too busy decorating for christmas, and only 1 friend answered.... and she was home and she lives farther away than the rest so I understand that. But oh well. I'm ok.

I’m so sorry! You’re remembered here! I don’t think people who haven’t had surgery understand just how awful it can be! Yay on more mobility!!! Hang in there!

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25 minutes ago, Lanie Hardy said:

I love this group!! I’m so glad we can laugh and move forward together, highs and lows!

Sorry friends have let you down. I’m thankful for my hubby, but I feel like my family has let me down too. I think maybe they figure you can’t eat regular food, so what should they do? If anything it can be a wake up call to all of us when we know someone is having a hard time physically or an operation, that maybe we can do for them what no one offered us. We know how it hurts, and how much it would be appreciated very much.

Hope you are doing better and stronger each day, Lanie. Sounds like you had a hard row to hoe, but I hope you feel stronger each day.

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1 minute ago, Grammie2 said:Hope you are doing better and stronger each day, Lanie. Sounds like you had a hard row to hoe, but I hope you feel stronger each day.

I am doing good! I hope things are going well for you too! I actually left my house today. It felt miraculous to be out and normal.

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Just as I was getting my groove back, my oldest daughter (17) tested positive for COVID and is feeling crappy. No life threatening symptoms, just miserable with a cold. So now, we are all quarantined. I guess this is what I get for wishing for a day to just relax?! LOL

Side note, COVID-girl baked Cookies today- and I wasn't even tempted! I did find a new way to do the Protein Shake that was yummy, though admittedly probably not the best.... 1 Premier Protein shake cafe latte, 2 tablespoons PB2 chocolate, and a small squeeze of Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup. It tasted like a Peanut Butter cup! I'll definitely save it for a treat because after i looked at the macros I facepalmed!

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2 minutes ago, FireEMT710 said:

Just as I was getting my groove back, my oldest daughter (17) tested positive for COVID and is feeling crappy. No life threatening symptoms, just miserable with a cold. So now, we are all quarantined. I guess this is what I get for wishing for a day to just relax?! LOL

Side note, COVID-girl baked Cookies today- and I wasn't even tempted! I did find a new way to do the Protein Shake that was yummy, though admittedly probably not the best.... 1 Premier Protein shake cafe latte, 2 tablespoons PB2 chocolate, and a small squeeze of Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup. It tasted like a Peanut Butter cup! I'll definitely save it for a treat because after i looked at the macros I facepalmed!

Sorry to hear about the Covid!! Day at a time right! And we all need those special treats! You got this!!

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21 minutes ago, FireEMT710 said:

Just as I was getting my groove back, my oldest daughter (17) tested positive for COVID and is feeling crappy. No life threatening symptoms, just miserable with a cold. So now, we are all quarantined. I guess this is what I get for wishing for a day to just relax?! LOL

Side note, COVID-girl baked Cookies today- and I wasn't even tempted! I did find a new way to do the Protein Shake that was yummy, though admittedly probably not the best.... 1 Premier Protein shake cafe latte, 2 tablespoons PB2 chocolate, and a small squeeze of Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup. It tasted like a Peanut Butter cup! I'll definitely save it for a treat because after i looked at the macros I facepalmed!

Oh man, that sucks! Be careful with Covid as you are recovering.
are you watching macros? That doesn’t sound bad? What were the macros on that?

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5 minutes ago, TrueNorth1 said:

Oh man, that sucks! Be careful with Covid as you are recovering.
are you watching macros? That doesn’t sound bad? What were the macros on that?

No, I'm not really watching macros, but I just finished my BCS165 homework, which was dealing with macros. lol

35 Protein, 15 carbs, 4 sugar, 5 fat, 220 calories for the whole thing

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That’s not bad...a bit high in carbs...is that from the PB?
just think...4 shortbread Cookies would be 300 cal, 16g fat, 34 carb and 4gprotein. At this time of year that would be easy to pop in our mouth as previously!

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I had the sleeve 15 months ago . I started at 310 now I’m 170 w massive reflux issues. I have a schedule bypass January 7th. I’m so happy I downloaded this app so I can read everyone’s stories. I’m nervous but I’m excited to get off the reflux medication I’m on.

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