Naes Wls J. 19 years, 3 months ago

Im so proud of you. You will be just fine. You have made a big step in your life. take one day at a time, things will start to get better, you'll see. you will have plenty of smiles in days to come. Hang in there, take care~*~Hugs~*~

Karyn B 19 years, 3 months ago

well, I didn't chicken out ...and thanks to those who saw through my fears and really gave me comfort. I had laparoscopic surgery last Wednesday ... one of the most difficult things I encountered in the hospital was nausea (probably due to the pain medication), but I still have horrible bouts with it. I'm also having problems eating ... I got the ISOPURE protein mix ... drank it two days, and now cannot tolerate it (especially chocolate ... I tried the SF Carnation Instant Breakfast in chocolate, and that wasn't do-able either) ... I can do cottage cheese and jello, but cannot tolerate the thought of pureeing chicken, or really even any cooking (I get nauseated). The Flintstones and even Centrum chewable vitamins leave a horrible metallic taste in my mouth for hours. My brain is screaming for pizza and a burger, but I guess that's what they call "head hunger". Other than that, I'm really not in much pain (haven't weighed myself ... waiting til follow-up appt with surgeon on Friday), but does this food tolerance get better?

Karin C. 19 years, 3 months ago

"If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't; If you'd like to win, but think you'll lose, you're lost. For out in the world we find success begins with a person's faith; It's all in the state of mind. Life's battle don't always go to the stronger or faster hand; They go to the one who trusts in God and always thinks ‘I can.’"

Sharon Neva 19 years, 3 months ago

KARYN~~YOUR BIG DAY IS ALMOST HERE ~~ May you always have an Angel by your side..... Watching out for you in all the things you do...... Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days......Finding ways for your wishes and dreams to come true......Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun.....Giving you the strength of serenity as your guide......May you always have love and comfort and courage....May you always have an Angel by your side......Someone there to catch you if you fall, Encouraging your dreams... Inspiring your happiness... holding your hand and helping your through it all.

c .. 19 years, 3 months ago

Hi Karyn, We have the same date! Hope all goes well for you. May God bless you and give peace during this process. See you on the other side, Shawn

Melissa S. 19 years, 3 months ago

My prayers will be with you as you go through the surgery and recovery. May your strength be restored; your recovery be swift and your tender heart be renewed.

shellypoe 19 years, 3 months ago

hi karyn, i want to wish you all the luck in the world and to have a speedy recovery, we have the same surgery date, think positive and be safe.

Debbie B. 19 years, 3 months ago

Karyn - Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery. May God hold you and your surgery team in his precious hands.

vickie P. 19 years, 3 months ago

Hi Karyn, Best of luck with your surgery, you are in my thoughts. Wishing you an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery. Godbless.

Angel L. 19 years, 3 months ago

I just want to wish you some well wishes before your surgery...a speedy and pain free recovery. A positive mental attitude is your best preparation. Take Care. God Bless.
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Jun 09, 2003
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