Hi, I had a very easy surgery, easy time healing, etc. The only thing that really bugs me is the problems that many Dr's do not know about with the vitamins, etc. For instance, my Dr. says to just take 2 Tums a day for Calicum.....well,. come to find out, there are 2 kinds of Calcium and Calcium Carbonate is in Tums and is not easily digestable. So for 4 months now I should have been taking Calcium Citrate instead of Carbonate!!! No wonder my bones crack and creak so badly! One must also take a certain amount of Vitamin D in order for the Citrate to be soluable. Who knew? There is Vitamin D in the 2 chewable vitamins I take a day, but I don't think it's enough. However, I am ordering now Calcium Citrate online to make sure I get the right kind of calcium.
As far as the food, it has been a nightmare also. I can't eat one bit of regular meat, or I'll get sick as a horse and throw up, once even got a piece hung and had to go have it taken out. It wasn't because I don't chew till it is pureed, for some reason, I just can't eat anything solid. Tried the other evening to eat some noodles, stayed sick for 3 hours, bad sick. I can't eat eggs and I guess in my lifetime, I've eaten 3,503 eggs...lol. The only thing I've been able to eat without pain or discomfort is Cottage cheese with yogurt, protein milkshakes, pureed meat with V8 juice with bouillion and make a delicious soup out of it.
I have Fibromylagia and bad headaches and had been taking about two Fiornials every day for that.....welll, not anymore....they have aspirin. So now I either take them(they're the only ones I can take and still function), and prehaps have a bleeding ulcer, or go around in pain all the time.
Thanks for letting me vent.....would I have the surgery again....YOU BET!!!! I've lost 60 lbs, getting into clothes I haven't been able to wear for years and some are too big now! Everyone is saying how fantastic I look, why I might even find me a feller on down the road....tee hee! So all in all, life is still good, even with all the little aggrevations. I'm just not a patient person, but this surgery is teaching me to be!!!! All the best to you in your upcoming surgery and let us know how you're doing. Eve