mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
NSV! Woot~! - Well, I wasn't expecting this!  I have been in a slooow-loss stage for about a month. Partly to my own fault, I admit. I had a 10 day business trip in mid- March where I had to eat...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Nail biter, reformed! - I know I caught a lot of flack back in Dec for admitting that I bite my nails.  I have bitten my nails since I was 15 months old, according to my mother, and I'm 57 years old now. ...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Well, I figured out a new way to treat constipatio - And I'm not particularly proud of it.  It's been 3 days since the last (hard) BM and there seemed to be nothing coming down the pipeline.  I was in no discomfort so I figured I'd t...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
NSV and a SV - Today I weighed myself and I finally weigh less than DH!  Woot!   It's been a very long time. Just yesterday I realized that my pants and blouses are getting pretty loose again, so...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Getting all adventurous with food now - I'm 7.5 weeks post-op and things are going well. I'm allowed pretty much anything now.  I had one pretty bad episode at 3-4 weeks where I ate a meatball and it got stuff, but other...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Calcium citrate - Oh heck! I know I saw a thread on OH sometime in the last 1-2 days about how to know if your calcium citrate is the right kind. It said something about the label reading calcium "a...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
I'm so booooored - I'm 6 wks post-op VSG.   I had knee arthroscopy a week ago and it was much more involved than my ortho thought it would be. Hence, I will be non-weight-bearing, on crutches for at ...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Well, I learned a few things today - I am 5 weeks postop tomorrow, so I'm pretty well back to real life. Still struggling with the fluids, but i'm getting about 50gms protein from food now. I had to go on some home vi...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Struggling with fluids - I am 5 weeks postop and I have been eating softs for 2 weeks. I realized today that I have not gotten 64oz of fluids in any day this week. Obviously, I know that's not acceptable. ...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Why do I keep doing this to myself! - D'oh!  I am 4 weeks post op and just started soft foods last week. I am so glad to actually EAT after 3 weeks of liquids. But I have overeaten at least 3 times in the past 8 day...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Curious about cals, fats, carbs and protein - I am just starting mushies and at the moment my surgeon has not set any particular limits on cals, fats, carbs, and protein, other than i need to get 66gms of protein by hook or...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Gotta hot date with my orthopedist! - I'm 3 weeks post op VSG.  I must be looking fine because we have a date for Feb. 6.    Unfortunately, it turns out that he doesn't love me for my winning personality and my ...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Not ready for prime time meatballs - Alas.  I have only been on soft foods about 4 days, so I'm very early into it. So far I have done pretty well, eating fish, crab, deli meat, pudding, peanut butter and egg beate...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
D'oh! Completely misunderstood my surgeon's diet i -  Thankfully, I didn't hurt myself!  I could have sworn he and the nutritionist said liquids only for the first 3 weeks, so I've been dutifully straining soup, drinking shakes, e...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Sense of smell - I was sleeved 3weeks ago and since then I don't seem to smell things much. I'm not hungry at all. I took my mom to the movies, thinking o was gonna struggle but when we went in I c...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Update on the nail biting - Okay, I know some of you think this is disgusting. You are free to go on your way.   But I wanted to let the rest of you know how it's going. You may remember that I posted ...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
One week postop and I'm definitely not ready for S - Oh, my. I went back to Chamber Choir tonight and decided to look through my clothes and pick out something nice in a smaller size. Eureka! It fits!  Oops, what's that I see?  Th...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
How do you keep the protein drinks from foaming so - I'm not using a blender, just shaking it up.  If I just stir it around, it seems gritty. I'm trying to like the Syntrax nectars but the smell of the protein is the most off putt...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Really struggling with the protein today - I'm 6 days post op and I think it's a total loss today. I'm way ahead on my water, but I've only had 25gms of protein. Hopefully I can choke down some more before 10pm, but it's...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Taste change - Boohoo....I have always loved hot tea. My grandparents came over on the boar from Wales and growing up we all drank tea. But 6 days poatop, I'm really not loving it. That makes me ...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Ahhh, sweet relief....a constipation story... - I was sleeved 6 days ago and although I did have several small stools at the hospital, I hadn't had any since i came home 2 days ago. Today I got up feeling really uncomfortable...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Ugh. No more pain meds for me - I got soooo sick this morning after taking my pain med. I never threw up but I had terrible vertigo and a migraine for 4hrs. Bleah. Too sick to drink, too sick to take nausea medic...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
So happy to be home! - Just got home this morning after a 4 days hospital stay. I have to say, the entire staff couldn't be kinder, more helpful or considerate. I felt really miserable the first 48 ho...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
VSG done Dec. 31! - So far, so good. I haven't bounced back as well as I'd hoped, but then again, I am a morbidly obese 57yr old with many co-mobidities. Hada hard time keeping my oxygen up for about ...

mustlovepoodles posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
gettimg my PICC line done - Surgery is tomorrow. My blood bank armband fell off somewhere AMD is lost forever, so I had to have blood redrawn for type & screen. Bummer.
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