AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Back Surgery - Advice Needed - I will be having back surgery on Monday (a lumbar microdiscectomy). I am nervous because even though they want me up and walking after the surgery, I won't be driving for two weeks...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Travel NSV...and Carb Question - I just returned from a trip around the world with my husband...and no seatbelt extender was required! Granted we flew Business Class, but before my surgery I needed an extender in ...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
Coming Off Drugs...Wicked Appetite: Help! - I am being weaned off of narcotics I took for back problems. Aside from the horrible detox side effects, I am constantly having the urge to eat. I feel hungry all the time! I am te...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
Night Hunger - Hi everyone, I have been working out five times a week. I noticed that since I upped my routine, my appetite has increased. I work out in the mornings or early afternoon. Mostly I...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Two-ville!!! (Or whatever it's called...) - I have finally, FINALLY reached the 200s!! I got on the scale at the gym today and almost burst into tears. I haven't seen the south side of 300 in decades. This journey has been a...

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AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Thanks, GwenMo! (A gurgles update) - I talked to my doc, who put me on Omeprazole. Boy, have things changed. I feel better than ever, can eat without feeling sick, and it's only been a couple of days! Thanks for the ...

AutumnAlways posted a comment 5 years, 6 months ago
Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your success!

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Gurgles - Hi everyone, I am four months out and recently I have been having my stomach gurgle every time I eat anything. It used to be that only nibbling on crackers could calm it, but now ...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Vacation NSV - We just returned from vacation, and I didn't need a seatbelt extender on the flight anymore! Granted, we were in first class so the seats are roomier, but I used to need one there,...

AutumnAlways posted a comment 5 years, 9 months ago
Thanks, 88! I am excited for some warmer weather!

AutumnAlways posted a comment 5 years, 9 months ago
Thank you!

AutumnAlways posted a comment 5 years, 9 months ago
Thank you so much!

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
NSV w/ Pic - I went to Target and tried on clothes...and they fit!! I treated myself to a new skirt and top for our upcoming trip to Florida. I can't wait! Before and after Pic is in my profil...

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AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Food for Working Out? - I am 3 weeks post op and have been cleared to work out again. I find that on the puréed stage, I am sometimes hungry to the point of lightheadedness. I am wondering if it would be ...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Is This Real Life? - Just had my 2 week post op checkup. I am down 19 pounds since the surgery, for an overall total of 30 since January 1st. I have been cleared for cardio and water aerobics, and can ...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Oatmeal - Does anyone know if oatmeal is ok during the puréed stage? My list said malt o meal but nothing about oatmeal.  Thanks!

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Newbie NSV - I am only 1 1/2 weeks post op but I had to do a 3 week liquid diet pre op. Today I found a blazer that's been hanging in my closet for a year because I could never get it to button...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Exercise Question - I'm about 1 1/2 weeks out and have struggled with severe abdominal pain early on. A CT scan ruled out any problems and the doc said it was internal bruising and possibly air trappe...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Post Op Pain - I just got home on Friday night and have had to sleep propped up on the couch due to pain in my left side where the drain was removed. They sent me home with liquid pain meds an...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Surgery was a Success! - They had to repair a hernia they found, and also remove some leftover scar tissue from an old gall bladder removal, but I was in my room by 6 last night. pain is being well ...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Surgery Tomorrow Morning! Ack! - I am so nervous and excited at once. After spending months reading this forum, I feel ready to take this major step and join you all on the Losers Bench.  Thanks to you all ...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Total Freak Out Moment - I am so hungry on week 3 of this pre-op diet that I almost made a box of stuffing and ate it. Almost. My surgery is Wednesday and I didn't want to blow it, so now I'm chewing a ...

AutumnAlways posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
10 lbs down on pre-op diet! - I started my diet on Jan 1st and am down 10 pounds. My doc is happy and hoping for another 10 by my surgery next Wednesday. Thank God these shakes are working bc they taste gros...
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