megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago

Hi, I had VSG in March of 2014.  In March of this year, I developed a perirectal abscess that was the size of a baseball.  I am still dealing with the abscess healing and daily packing of the wound.  My surgeon thinks I have a fistula between the absce


megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

I posted a couple weeks ago about an abscess I had that was surgically drained and the antibiotics made me feel terrible for two weeks.  Now that I am off of them, I was anticipating feeling better but I feel worse.  I am 99% sure that I have a c-diff


megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

The last couple weeks have been pretty bad.  I was having a lot of pain on the right side of my behind.  When the pain became unbearable and I went to the doctor, they found a golf ball size abscess in my perirectal area. Long story short, I was in the


megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Vacation revelations - Just got back from a 9 day trip to Seattle from PA.  I hate to fly but I loved not needing a seat belt extender.  I didn't always make the best food choices but with my sleeve, I ...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
Vacation tips? - Heading to Seattle tomorrow for 9 days.  I'm a little nervous about meals, etc.  I plan on going shopping and stocking our mini fridge with protein shakes and I am bringing a small...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Arm lift? - My 12 year old tells me my arm skin looks like brains.  Lol Anyone have their wings removed?  Recovery time?  Did insurance pay?  If not, approximate cost?  How painful was it?

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Me and my water bottle. - I got a new water bottle with one of those freezer cylinders in it and it's too big to fit in my car cup holder.  I discovered today that I can fit it next to me on the seat betwee...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Did it sneak up on you? - Over the weekend, I got together with my bestie since fifth grade.  We don't get to see each other often so it's great when we can get together.  She is "as big as a minute" as my ...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Shopping NSV - My husband took me shopping yesterday.  We started in Old Navy and I tried on size 18 jeans.  They fit and were even a little loose.  I was standing in the dressing room with tears...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Exercise and water retention? - It has been a challenge for me to exercise lately.  Since I had to put my beloved dog Sid to sleep 6 weeks ago, I have no desire to walk.  He was my motivation and now it's just we...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
C-diff negative!! - After my third round of antibiotics, my test was negative!  I am so relieved!

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Rip! - In the shower this morning, I was washing under my hanging apron of belly skin and the skin ripped.  Ouch!  Is this considered skin breakdown that should be documented by my doctor...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Big step! - Never in a million years pre-sleeve would I have ever considered having a family portrait done.  The last professional picture taken of my husband, son and me was about 7 years ago...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Here we go again. - Finished my second round of Flagyl for c-diff on Saturday and here come the cramps and ickyness again!   If my test comes back positive, which I'm sure it will, my doctor is going...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Aren't you supposed to feel reflux? - My endoscopy yesterday showed "significant esophagitis" and the doctor said it's from reflux.  Unless I forgot to take my Zantac (maybe twice) I never felt any heartburn or anythin...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Endoscopy tomorrow - Taking a trip to the hospital tomorrow for an endoscopy.  Hopefully, I will find out if I have esopahitis or a stricture and get some relief.   My mom once had her intestines punc...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Pill Esophagitis? - I am at my 2 month follow up appointment and I tell the doctor that I feel like there is something stuck in my throat.  She said I may have "pill esophagitis" from being on the h-p...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Learned a lesson - I learned not to brush my teeth right after I eat.  I lost my breakfast this morning from brushing too soon after I ate.  My toothbrush activated my gag reflex and that was all she...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Experience with c-diff? - I finished my Flagyl on Tuesday and I think the c-diff is coming back.  I have all the same symptoms.  I am calling my doctor as soon as they open to get another test.  I'm not mes...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Shirataki noodles? - I have been perusing a Hungry Girl cookbook and there are some recipes using these tofu noodles.  I don't care for tofu so I am wondering if anyone has used them and if they taste ...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Acid reducers - I was prescribed Zantac for 90 days post surgery to be taken once a day.  I am 60 days out now.  I forgot to take it this morning and I am very uncomfortable.  What are the odds th...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Naked knees! - My husband dragged me shopping this weekend.  I desperately needed new undies because the ones I had would barely stay up.  I also needed new capris because the ones I had from las...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Happy Mother's Day - Wishing everyone a fabulous day today filled with love and appreciation.  Whether you are a mom, aunt, grandma, step mom or furbaby mom, May you have a happy day today!

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Revelation - When I was changing the bottle in the water cooler at work today and struggling to carry the darn heavy thing, I realized I used to carry 2 1/2 of them around every minute of the d...

megan.sherman posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Spent the day out!! - I am no longer a miserable slave to the toilet. I have been taking Flagyl for a few days now and it is working! I spent the day volunteering for our Scout District.  We have aMoto...
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