Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Hi,

I have a question. I started my first of eight Iron Infusions yesterday. The nurse told me I do not need to continue taking my oral Iron while having the infusions. This kind of makes sense, but I want to be sure.

Does this sound


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

So my husband and I just got back from camping this weekend, and I have a ton of laundry. While folding clothes, I looked at my shorts and thought they look like doll clothes to me they are so small. I'm now a size 8. I used to have to read the tags


Karen9849 posted a comment 7 months, 1 week ago
That's Awesome! You look great

Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Hello

I am 6 months out as of Friday. My issue is I am so dry. I wake up in the morning absolutely dehydrated In addition to that, My hair and nails are so dry and cracking, its painful Has anyone else experienced this?


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Question, my husband went to the store and brought me back Jello, sugar free, reduced calorie pudding thinking I could have it for a snack.  there is no sugar in it, but it does have 4 G of sugar alcohol.  I am almost 7 weeks post of and don't want to


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Hi

Can anyone tell me what might be causing pain on my left side?  I'm 1 month post op, I had open surgery and have to wear a tight binder to prevent a hernia.  At first I thought it was sore muscle from the binder, but it's stabbing/throbbing


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I went to the Nut yesterday and I can finally eat.  My new diet seems very different from most.  I can eat 3 Oz of either ground chicken, turkey or ground beef for each meal.  21 G protein per meal (3 Oz is alot of food).  I can also have tuna or 1 egg


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Jodi and krkyjn

I want to wish you the best on you surgery tomorrow, may it be quick and your recovery speedy.

If I have missed anyone, I apologize. 

There we have it September 2016

Woohoo


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Ok so tomorrow  is finally my follow with the nut.  I have to say, I'm hungry.  I'm struggling  with both water and protein.  I can't stand the though of one more shake.  What are you early September folks eating for the next step?  I need to chew to f


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Ok, so today I am 7 days post op.  Because I just came home yesterday I have not started any vitamins yet.  I am terrified of dumping and now notice some of this stuff seems to contain sugars.

I was told to get Flintstone Chewable Complete and


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Hi I was discharged this morning  and  i am finally home.  There is no greater feeling.  I'm going to have some broth and a three hour nap.  I had alot of nausea  but it's gone now and I've  been holding shakes.

Thanks for all the well wishes,


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hi just checking in.  Surgery was open and I'm still in the hospital.  Struggling with crystal light so no shakes yet.  Forgot just how painful this al is.

Talk soon


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Good Morning everyone,

I. Getting ready to head into Boston form my surgery today.  Thank you all for your encouragement  to help push me over the fear hump.  I feel good, I'm ready.

I will post when I can


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Here we go.....My surgery buddies, annemck and steven354, tomorrow is our day!  I don't know how you two have been holding up but I've been a train wreck.  Back and forth over should I do this.  I've had some great


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Ok, I know everyone goes through the last minute jitters.  My surgery is Wednesday 9/14, and I am seriously considering cancelling it.  I need to hear from some of you who were on the lower end of the weight spectrum to be sure I will not end up malnut


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hello,

I just wanted to wish the both of you the best of luck tomorrow on your BIG day.....I wish you an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery.


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hi, I am on day 8 of My

pre-op diet and EXTREMELY constipated.  I started taking Miralx two days ago and so far no help.  It's to the point that I am having trouble urinating now.  I have a call into the nurse, but was hoping someone can tell m


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hi Pat

I wanted to wish you the best of luck tomorrow.  You'll do great! Let us know how things went when your up to it.

Yay September is just rolling along.  Soon we will all be on the losers bench...


Karen9849 posted a comment 1 year, 2 months ago
You are doing Awesome! Such a difference

Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hi, I had my pre-Ops today in Boston.  I was told my surgery would be about 4.5 hrs.  I also have a hiatal  hernia  that is being repaired, but 4.5 hrs.  Sheesh!  There is a big chance my surgery will be open because I have divaticulitus and this will


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

So i'm getting ready, surgery is 9/14.  I went to Shaws this morning and they had Crystal Lite buy one get one free and Star Kist tuna creations on sale for .99 pack.   I bought a bunch of both, I hope I like the flavored tuna, they sound good now.  I


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Hi

I'm new and will be having my surgery on 9/14.  I remember seeing a couple of people that were having surgery in early August.   I was wondering how you folks are doing?  Looking for some good stories to calm my nerves.  It's getting very re


Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

Hi,

I am still going through my pre-qualification testing if you will.  To be honest, i've slowed things down because i'm not certain I wan't to go through with this yet.  I do a question about what you can and can't eat after surgery.  I've se


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Karen9849 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Hello Everyone, my name is Karen, I live South of Boston.

I have been hanging in the background for a few weeks now, reading all your post.  You all have been very helpful, as many people have the same questions that I had.   I am in the proces

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