I haven't had any illness since surgery...
...but now I have a head cold and a nose that won't stop running!
I work in an elementary school and every year, without fail, I get at least strep, a head cold and either bronchitis, or the flu. Since I had my surgery, I haven't had so much as a stuffy nose - until last night! Granted, it's mild, but I was enjoying not being sick, like i have in the past!
I've been bragging for a few months about how healthy I've felt and that I haven't gotten sick. I really think that eating all of the processed food that I used to before surgery contributed to my lack of an immune system! Eating healthier has made my body healthier and i guess, better able to fight the bugs and viruses.
My school is a year-round school, so I've had a slew of new kids in over the past 3 weeks, so I guess it was bound to happen - one of them shared too much with me! lol But again, this is minor and will pass in a few days. :)
Has anyone else experienced this lack of illnesses?? :) Hope so!
In the 7 years since RNY I've been sick only a handful of times... not sure about the processed food I'm thinking all the vitamins I do now faithfully wards the creeping crud off. Vitamins pre-op were from food sources or occasionally I'd buy a bottle and do them but they were hit and miss... now 7 years faithfully.
That being said... on the rare times I have gotten sick it's taken waaaaay longer to recover and for meds to kick in. So pre-op I'd get a Z-pack and be feeling a bit better by day 2/3 now I can finish the z-pack and still be feeling crummy for days after. Absorption issue in my non-Dr. opinion.
Feel better!! Lots of fluids... pretty easy for us to get dehydrated without being sick let alone when we are ;)
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Yep, been healthier than I ever have in my life. I think it's a combination of the vitamins, a small pouch and the intestine bypass - or at least that's what I tell myself. I get headaches on occasion but I have not had the flu or stomach virus in over 5 years. I have had a cold a time or two but it doesn't last nearly as long as it used to.
I, too, am at a year round school; I don't teach - I am the secretary/bookkeeper.
I have a new philosophy, I'm only going to dread one day at a time. Charlie Brown