- HEALTH TRACKER
While on vacation a few years ago, we had a problem with smoke odor from the previous person in the room. The staff brought an ozone machine and it cleared the odor really fast. Sorry that I don't remember the brand name.
Wishing you lots of success and an easy-peasy recovery. Thinking back I think taking my probiotics as soon as I could after surgery really helped me avoid a lot of the after-surgery problems others write about. I even took them in the hospital! Then when I got home, I set an alarm clock so that I would get up and sip and walk. Otherwise I would have slept tooooo long. Staying hydrated at home is super important. I'll be watching for your "I'm switched!" post.
Yaaay!!! I think just being home will help things improve for you!
OK Becky, send a little of that mojo my way! -Jenny
I always buy those huge bags of almonds at Walmart. They're 2 lbs! When I have one of those "hungry-all- day" days, I grab a couple of handfuls of nuts whenever I need them.
Wow, 6 weeks! That would mess me up. Did you try to take any in liquid form? How long did it take to get the D and K back up?
Julanie, I would think maybe a little extra protein would help you heal, if you can manage that. Don't worry about catching up on the vites, but I would double up on probiotics to restore your good bacteria in your gut. BTW, what did you think of Dr. Kim? -Jenny
I take calcium and A, D and E in the middle of the night during my pee stop. I have them in 2 little medicine bottle lids sitting by the sink with a bottle of water. I get them down in two swallows and then I'm right back in bed with hardly even being awake. I started this to boost my D levels. And I also take a second batch of the same stuff in the bathroom when I first wake up in the morning. This also keeps them separate from the K1 and K2 that I take later in the day.
Ha, ha the "wee" hours of the morning. I never thought of that, that's funny.
Hi Florida neighbor! There's a name (Dr. Marema) I remember from years ago, before I found out about the DS. Sorry, he's not going to be on the list of possibilities. But the good news is, it's easy to get on a plane to GA, NC, or NY. -Jenny
My doc told me it was perfectly safe to take a maintenance dose of Miralax everyday. I eat lots of butter and fluids, too.
My surgeon had me on prilosec twice daily. Was suppose to be 3 months but it turn out to be 5 or 6
Hi Marilyn! Nice to hear from you. I had this problem big time. It wasn't just the corners of my mouth, but my lips felt like they had been sunburned. But they had not. I researched it, bought a bottle of B2, and wham bam - problem solved! Can't really remember how many days it took to go away but I remember it wasn't too long. I was so happy. And the good thing was there wasn't suppose to be any problem with taking too much B2 as I recall.
Carla, hugs and kisses, hun. Sorry you got into this mess. Did you have a hematologist before this? Somebody messed up letting your iron stuff get this low. It will take a while -weeks- for the infusions to do their magic.
I've got to eat protein constantly because I'm whey intolerant. I do use some soy shakes. -Jenny
I had yogurt the first week out of the hospital. I started with Activia and then learned to like Greek yogurt - Fage. Greek has the most protein.
like Becky and Sandra, I have had much better experiences at the hospital lab - better than Quest or Labcorp. Subligual B12 should be just fine. I'm one of the ones who got burnt with B complex. Too much B6, nerve damage. I don't take any B6 now.
Becky, don't know if this will help you any, but I had saved a couple of old post on this subject. One was from Jenna Lynn who said she had raised her HDL taking 2 Vectomega per day. Another was from Bearmom saying that both Coromega and Vectomega were water miscible and that when she took them it was not with fatty food - and it should improve triglyceride levels....
After I wrote to you last night. It hit me. Duh, it could be hormonal for you. Not sure where you are in your journey. Loosing weight is suppose to release estrogen from the fat cells.
Here a post I found for you:
Maybe you should make a trip to you gyno and have your hormone levels tested. Maybe some progesterone would balance things out. I remember there was someone here who once posted that she had success with those progesteron creams they sell in health food stores. Just thought I'd mention it cause I know with the pain your feeling you probably are ready to try anything
roberta, awww...sorry you are going thru this. I used to have a problem with migraines -with aura-I took meds for a while. I think mine must have been hormone related. I still get sinus headaches and sometimes they become all day events which have some of the old migraine tendencies. I know what you mean about not thinking straight. Frustrating, isn't it. What kind of carb things do you eat that give you temporary relief?
virgin coconut oil is composed mainly of mct Dr. Oz is real big on this. I guess if you were going to use oil in your cooking, it wouldn't be a bad idea...
I love the Lactaid milk! Also the cottage cheese. Sometimes I get the Lactaid chocolate milk for a special treat.
lizzie, don't worry too much. "This too shall pass." It took me about three months to get over the nausea and about another month to see an improvement in my energy. You'll adjust. This is one of those thing that varies from person to person. Heck, I still like the days when I can get in a little evening nap!
Lizzie, being home in your own bed is wonderful isn't it!
I don't mean to lecture, but you gotta get those fluids in. Try all different temperatures and flavors. I liked 1/2 strength crystal lite lemonaide, ginger tea, and peppermint tea. And just do lots of little tiny sips. Hopefully that will help you to avoid another trip to the hospital. Keep us posted on how you are doing.