Aug 20, 2022
I had a ventral hernia repaired June 2020! About 3 months later I started experiencing increased trapped gas and discomfort! I managed to lay down and massage and after a period of time I'd be able to get rid of the trapped gas! Now it's gotten worse, it's almost every day and last night was brutal! Still uncomfortable this morning, and worried about adhesions from this hernia surgery! Ugh
8 Years 8 months post DS
Sep 01, 2017
Been struggling with a bit of weight gain, but managing it with dietary change and exercise! My biggest concern is my kidney stones, I've had lithotripsy and stents because of them. My last stone in January was 12 mm, they're hell even with drinking tons of water! I'm worried about my kidneys being damaged going forward and really considering a revision surgery! I haven't spoken with my surgeon about it yet, just trying to do some research at the moment, I also have this huge incisional hernia to fix.
Mar 02, 2014
I have been so blessed since this surgery, but I've blown it. I am never sick, maybe a cold a year and I have gained over 50#'s so I'm depressed and devastated, that I let it get this far. Now it is going to be so hard to get back on track!!!! I'm not sure where to go for help to get back on track, I was thinking Lindora. I will keep u posted!!!!
Mar 04, 2013
The dreaded gain!!! I'm so depressed about it too as it just piled on, 30lbs seems like overnight but occurred over last 8 months!! I only blame myself. I have to admit I've been lax with my diet and only myself to blame, so time to get off the pity pot and fix this!
Feb 04, 2010
Almost 9 Week Post-Op Update
Mar 29, 2009
I am happy with my weight loss so far and have surprised myself at how well Ihave stuck (for the most part) to the basic principles, water first, protein, then everything else. So as not to lose too much too quickly and have everything sag, my surgeon told me "to eat a slice of cake" once in a while, but to be honest anything too sweet doesn't work for me anymore, so I stay away from it.
I get my carbs from whole wheat bread, if I need it and I stay away from pasta and rice, but have a french fry off my kids plates once in a while!!!! So far I am almost 50#s down in 9 weeks, I think thats pretty good and I got a new hair do this week, so I will have to upload some new pics soon............................
3 Week Post-Op Update
Feb 16, 2009
Well I will be 3 weeks post GRDS surgery tomorrow. Today is the first day I haven't felt the need to take a nap. Surgery went well, Dr keshishian is amazing and I am progressing according to plan. I won't say its been easy going, at first nothing tasted or smelled the same and that was really hard for me, I am trying, but still struggling with getting my daily water in, but its getting easier day by day. I am accepting that my stomach is much smaller than it was and I just eat things that are soft and go down easy, cottage cheese, tuna, fish, just a couple of bites at a time between sips. If I push the envelope, which i have once or twice by eating something I thought I craved, it comes back, so I'm adjusting.
I have 3 more weeks off before I go back to work, so I need to make sure I can function at full capacity by then, by being able to drink my water and get adequate protein in.
I can't do the shakes, they make me vomit!!! so I'm really trying to get adequate protein in. My husband has been amazing, don't know what I would have done without him.
I have a few concerns, osteoporosis and hair loss. I was losing my hair long before i had surgery, I remember it coming out in clumps, I assume because my diet was so bad, sooooooooo as not to bring any more bad karma where my hair is concerned I started a hair, nail and skin vitamin and will try to keep an eye on things and will keep Biotin in mind should things get worse.
My calcium level was low before surgery, so I was already on my way to osteoporosis it seems before surgery (I drank Coke and Dr Pepper like H2O, which was probably depleting the calcium from my bones and the thought of either now, makes my stomach turn). Dr K gave me some IV calcium in the hospital and I am taking 1600mg calcium citrate twice daily, sometimes 3 times daily as well as the little extra I get in my diet.
Finding An Angel
Jan 13, 2009
I need an Angel
Jan 10, 2009
Surgery Date Change
Jan 05, 2009