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Hey Kara, No worries about it!! Really.
My tech told me I didn't snore and didn't have apnea. But when I went to my surgeon, he showed me the report that said while I didn't snore, I for sure had apnea and asked me if I wanted to go back for a CPAP. (I said HELL NO!) LOL
If you snored all night, I would bet you have apnea.
Hang in there! I know I am a newbie but maybe you shouldn't use your scale to measure your progress as much as you should use a measuring tape!
I think buyers remorse is normal when things are just not going as planned!
Congratulations!! The 15th will be here sooner than you think. Right now, You should be focusing yourself and practicing your new habits that will make you successful (chew chew chew, sip sip sip!) Also, make sure you stock your pantry with all of the foods that you will need post!
Good luck! I am cheering for you
Hi - I had my surgery a week before you. I've been taking Milk of magnesia twice a week with 8 ounces of water. It's doing the trick for the bloating and constipation. I sure know what you are going through. I had hernia repair also and have a LOT of pain from that still. I still hurt when I yawn and can't sneeze because my ribs hurt. I took 2 weeks off of work but I feel like I should have taken more.
I don't regret the surgery, but I wish I was recovering faster.
My MD warned me that if the liver was too large and required too much manipulation it could be a problem. They don't want to lacerate your liver during the procedure! Another thing he warned me about is scarring. I had an open gall bladder surgery in the 80's before they did it laprascopic. There was a potential that I would have too much scar tissue.
Hi - My boss is not a very understanding person. I didn't tell her about my surgery. It would have been hard to excuse myself since we were meeting with upper management and I am the "scribe" for the meetings. It's a sticky situation!
I don't want to drink a bunch of sugar but do you think a juice on these occasions is okay to take in with me? I can get away with a water bottle or coffee cup in meetings.
Tomorrow I have a 7am meeting that usually doesn't end until 9 so I am worried I am going to have the same problem.
Today was my second day back to work since my surgery and I had a little problem. I am hoping that someone will have a suggestion.
Here is what happened
7am, I drank my protein drink
9am, I had a yogurt
I had a meeting at 10 that was only supposed to go an hour but instead went until 1:30. As the meeting dragged on and on and on, I started feeling like I was getting hypoglycemic. I usually eat at 11:30 or 12. By the end of the meeting one of my peers said I was grey and looked dreadful. I felt awful!!!
I couldn't have taken food or a protein shake into the meeting. Does anyone have any suggestions of how I could have coped with this different? Is there a drink that anyone can suggest that will help with the blood sugar thing? Unfortunately, this isn't a rare occurrence (my boss is very long winded!)
Hi - This is kind of bizarre. I had my lap band surgery and hernia repair 19 days ago. I keep having a strange symptom. I have ONE single (almost painful) hiccup followed by a belch. It doesn't happen at a specific time, like triggered by eating or being hungry. I also belch at random times so I don't think it's triggered by the belch.
Is it possible that my diaphragm is irritated from the hernia repair and is this something that I should be concerned about.
I had to travel to another town about 100 miles from my home to have my surgery. I noticed when driving into town they had a Kohls, which we don't have anywhere near my town. I had my surgery including a hernia repair, when the doctor released me the next day, I asked him if it would be okay if I visited the Kohls on the way out of town. He really wasn't enthusiastic about it but I told him it would just be a quick visit.
So my mom and I went to Kohls and I bought a cute necklace, chain and matching bracelet. However, I think I was in a drugged out stupor during the shopping trip. I bought a chain that is too long, and a bracelet that falls off my wrist. That wasn't so bad....the bad part was finding the receipt this week and realizing I paid more money than I had in my account! OOPS!
Drink more water!
Also, my MD suggested Milk of Magnesia - you take it with water. Or you can take mineral oil to loosen your current issue. I don't know how fast they work because I haven't had to take them yet.