- HEALTH TRACKER
hey everyone! its been awhile since ive been here because ive been busy busy enjoying all the newfound energy i have! but over the past few days ive come down with a raging cold.. can anyone point me in the right direction as far as what OTC meds i can take to help with congestion and runny nose? ive tried mucinex, and though it seems to help, i feel sort of drunk a little while after i take it.. i dont know if its because im not supposed to take that, or do we need to take less than the "normal" dose thats listed? thanks!
i have uhc as well.. you can go online at myuhc.com, then once you register, you can access all the specifics and requirements of your plan.. the "pre-diet" shows as a requirement, but i was never made to do it.. the only thing i had to have was the required bmi, along with at least one comorbity.. good luck!
im so glad i read this post.. im almost 4 weeks out and im getting hit with some mild depression myself.. i have noticed that my energy level seems better than pre-op, and it doesnt take me an hour to fully wake up in the morning, and im also sleeping better.. of course, everytime i try to eat real food i get insanely ill for about 30 minutes, and i think thats whats affecting me.. im also getting pity looks from the rest of the family when they are eating normal food and im swooning and swaying over a bite or two.. im trying to be positive in knowing that others have been there and it does get better, but it is hard when youre the one experiencing the difficulties.. i hope i never feel like me again (the old me).. the positive changes ive experienced so far are keeping me trudging along knowing that the new me will be even better!
i was so happy to get the go-ahead from my doc to start phase 2 of the diet plan (soft foods) after my 2-week checkup.. however, its been almost two weeks now and im having difficulties with the foods... of everything ive tried, all i have been able to eat without complication is wing drumettes, pudding, and one tiny oreo cookie (i know i know but i had to have it!) for any of the other foods, on the first bite i start getting chest pains around my sternum area.. by the second bite im getting the feeling that i should head to the bathroom.. i havent actually vomited, but have gotten so far as the dry heaves... the bites are small, and im chewing things that probably dont even need chewing, and going slowly.. guess i need a bit more healing.. i also sometimes break out in a sweat, or get hot-type flashes or really chilly.. i dont go so far as trying a third bite.. anyone else have this problem, and is there anything i can try besides going back to the full liquid phase and wait awhile to try again?
omg i cant help but laugh, but its mostly in relief that im not the only one, and i havent heard someone say "draaaws" since i was back home in louisiana!! ok i dont go so far as to wearing the holey ones, and ill be damned if im going to have to be like those people on americas funniest videos that take a step and lose their "draaws".. so thats where i draw the line.. but i will confess that i have at least 100 pairs of these suckers.. more than half of them are new with tags or practically new, from a time when i could fit in them and couldnt pass up a sale tag to save my life! right before the surgery i went thru and separated them by size, after throwing out those that a homeless person would rather strangle me with than wear themselves.. all that didnt fit went in a garbage bag in my closet for later.. the rest were separated into "good stuff" and "those for that time of the month".. even including the pretty, new ones, i never spent more than $7 on a pair.. i hit places like cato, lane bryant, and walmart, and go straight for the clearance rack, and that includes bras... im a cheap housewife too, and i understand you not wanting to spend money on something you may not have use for long enough to justify spending the money.. save your money for the bigger ticket items, yes, but dont get caught in a pair of drawers that would make you blu****hink a few nice, new, cheap pairs would make you feel better as well!
your body has been thru a great ordeal and it will take a while to feel better... tomorrow marks my first 2 weeks post-op and i still have incision pains, as well as some random ones.. youre on the right track with being positive and knowing that each day it does get a bit better.. just keep on trying as hard as you can to get what you need... and dont worry about negative folks because they will always be there.. i just try to avoid them and keep my eye on the prize!
thanks everyone for sharing your own experiences.. i realize that every surgeon does have different methods, and i definitely was NOT upset and whining.. i was merely curious about the different steps that everyone had gone through before getting to the surgery point.. i dont feel like i got ripped off in any way, and actually im glad that i didnt have to suffer through some of the steps, which surely must have been agonizing to those that wanted things to move a little swiftly.. i was just interested in perhaps the different reasons (besides insurance compliance) that certain individuals were required to do different things.. again, thanks for the positive feedback.. curiosity satisfied
i agree the pain was horrid.. and this is coming from a woman who held out for three days after a c-section to take pain meds, and had a root canal with only topical anethesthetic! realizing i used to be crazy, after my surgery i hit the morphine pump button as fast as i could, and sometimes before i was supposed to! but the pain didnt last that long, just a few days, and every day was better and better.. go ahead and feel good.. theres no reason to look back, just look forward to the great new life that you just started! good luck!