- HEALTH TRACKER
its weird, before surgery only advil worked on my headaches, Tylenol never worked, but after surgery, I take 2 ultra relief Tylenol ( I did have them cleared by my surgeon as they contain caffeine ) and they work in like 15 mins. Not sure if its because they are absorbed differently...but they work like a charm. Maybe try them and see..hope u feel better.
Oh Nicole....I am so sorry. Big lack of info...and tack on the part of your "friend". If this is cheating and the easy way out...then I must be a monkeys uncle. When I tell ppl the sacrifices...the slow eating, dont eat to much or you`ll puke. No pop, no alcohol...you know the list....they cant even imagine doing it. This is the hardest thing I, we ....all of us have ever done. Some ppl have no class....and I am sorry you were the brut of that. Chin up, the dude is jealous cuz ur hubby has a hot wife !!!!!
if you had your surgery in ottawa go to emerg there. they can contact ur surgeon and bariatric team. Or go to emerg in kingston, at least they will know what to do with you, and they can get ahold of Kristine or doc drocsher (i think thats his name). I wouldn't leave this too long without seeking help. At least for your own comfort....please go. Do you have someone to take you?
Please do not allow this to go on any longer.....call Kristine or your surgical site (ottawa or toronto) Get this checked. If something is wrong u do not want it to linger or cause any damage. U risk being dehydrated as well. Good luck and please call, better to be safe and have it checked than be sorry later.
Aidan....wow I am so very sorry you had to go through this. I am shocked and disappointed they would even treat a person this way. And how could the staff not now about the policy??? OMG I always fly west jet....maybe no better but I really dislike Air C.
I hope and pray you never are treated this way again in any situation. Kudos to you for writing the company.
Ok I am going to answer this the best way I know how...Leeann my dear, it is not ok to cheat on opti. Not on day 1, 4 or 14.You know it, I know it, we all know it and thats why you came on here, to own up to it. I am not going to bash Lynn for what she said....I agree with the fact you have to WANT this....more than anything in the world, but does it mean you dont deserve to have surgery, NO. You deserve it as much as the rest of us. You are not less worthy. And trust me, after surgery even harder.
The difference I bring and many others, is we have already been through it. I am speaking from experience, and as someone who hated every moment of opti. I hated the taste, I hated the world cuz they could eat and I could not, and many times thought I was gonna crack and say f*** it, I am gonna eat. But you give your head a shake and get over it and chew some gum or drink water. Things you can do !!! And you can do this. When temptation is too much, leave the room. Dont give in.
Are we perfect no, are we human yes...but you have been given a gift. Embrace your gift, embrace that nasty **** called opti......and knock of the shenanigans !!!!!
Now, chug back your opti, you are one day closer !!!!!
I had to smile as I am sitting here drinking it right now. I had a ct scan at 9am, no way am I gonna get this stuff down. They want it all in by 7am, I have drank a quarter of it. Its so thick, and very heavy on the tummy. Good luck to you though, and yes prob just an update for your tests.
my friend had one the day of surgery and still has one. I would ask the doc.
My scales stopped moving at 2 weeks...for 2 weeks. Then again at 4 weeks for a week and half. It happens, your body realizes its starving itself and puts on the brakes. It will pass. Keep the water up and keep moving. Its frustrating, but I promise the scale will move.
Thanks Nancy, me too. Its a real pain in the butt. But I am sure something minor....Maybe its just some bad gas... LOL
Hey Cathy thanks, I should call them and ask if I can mix it with that. I have it already looks like pale white stuff. Mulitberry it says, I bet it doesnt taste like that. LOL Hope I can sip enough of it down before the scan.
So ditto, everyone is different, we all get blood work. I had a scope and ultrasound. Thats it. Once I saw the internist...he ordered a sleep study...I had a very thick neck....but it was done the next day and no sleep apnea. That was it for tests. The standard is done in your pre surg work up ( PATTS ) ekg, blood work again, and blood pressure. Hopefully you wont need many and you will be on your way !!!
Thanks Karen, me too. I still have cramps even right now. I am trying to eat a poached egg.....but I am getting the cramps with each bite. But I am sure its nothing major. Lets hope the results dont take to long to come back.
How are you feeling?
Hey Teri, maybe a small ulcer, I have alot of cramping in my upper abdomen. Even right now as I type. I am sure its fine, They just wanna check to make sure. I had blood work done in Kingston and the ct scan is here Fri morning. I am not overly worried. No sense, its not gonna help. LOL I will let you know how it goes.
Hope you are feeling good !!!! I have to go to Toronto this weekend but maybe we can get 2gtr Monday if I am still standing after Toronto....LOL
Oh Barb, I remember your ordeal...I hope you are feeling better now. I have a bottle of what looks like pale white multi berry stuff....LOL I have to drink it all before 7 am as my test is at 9. I will do what I can. thats all i can do.
I am sure everything is fine, better to check though than not to. Maybe a small ulcer they say. Crossing my fingers its nothing.
Thanks for the msg
thanks Annette...I am actually, the sulcrate I got is helping. It tastes bad, and makes my tongue numb...but I am taking it. LOL I have a ct scan fri just to double check, dont feel as tender anymore. Hopefully it was nothing.
U are not an idiot my dear....and u learned your lesson. Take it easy, my first try at meat was baked steamed fish, nice and soft. Try a nice soft fi**** will be a better experience I hope....Wanna know my dumbass thing, I ordered a cheese baked potato from wendys at 4 weeks out.....in my head cheese equaled protein, well, they used cheese sauce.....prob had butter, cream etc in it. I spent alot of the night in the bathroom with the runs.....I will never do that again. Its a learning process. I used the guide from my center like a bible for the first few weeks. I hope u feel better and take it easy.
awesome thanks, I am gonna try to wake as early as I can so I can sip it down. I hope if I am up by 6 am it will give me an hr to drink as much as I can. I heard it doesn't taste great, its multi berry.....I am afraid they wont do the test if I don't get in atleast half. Heres hoping I can. Thanks for the response, makes me feel better. They are checking for an ulcer.
congrats u look great, glad you feel just as great !!!!
Thanks Monica, the CT scan is Fri at 9a.m. the ultra sound is in june...but they are calling to get me in sooner. But holy hell, I cant drink all the stuff they gave me for the scan. And before 7am? not gonna happen.
Has anyone had a ct scan after surgery, and if so how much of that white crap could u drink? I explained I am only 6 weeks out and have a 2 oz tummy. I was told to drink what I can....but I have to drink it before 7am as my appt is at 9. Well holy hell, I couldnt drink what they gave me in one day, little lone before 7am. Any have any experiences or advice? Thanks
Thanks, I got this med she gave me, it makes my tongue numb, LOL. Its white and chalky...but hey if it works, I will take it. I am sure its nothing and I will feel great in a few days.
OK, I am gonna tell you what Shell told me.....U bought that nasty **** u paid for it and your gonna drink it like its the best **** in the world !!! LOL I hated opti too. I was hungry all the time...But U CAN DO THIS !!!! I promise you can !!! Its hard, it sux, but its only for a short time and the rewards after...ler me tell u, No more sore back, or feet...35 lbs gone since the start of opti...Big picture my dear. I chewed gum...I found a frutie one that was sugar free, and it helped. Make sure u use lots of ice it will help cut the sweet. Good luck
Thanks.....I jus ate and got more cramps. Hopefully it will go away soon.
Thanks Sylvie, I pray its not an ulcer, I just ate and got more cramps. Hoping the meds she gave me will help. I have felt ok up until now. I am gonna go for a walk and hope that helps....keep it movin ya know.