I ran across your before and after photos and thought to myself this is the closest match to my body type and weight before that I've come across on here. I was so afraid that I will have so much extra skin after that its almost stopped me from going ahead. I know everyone is differant but seeing your before and after photos has given me hope that I still can look good after surgery. Did you have any cosmetics? Sorry to be writting here but there wasn't an email member tab on your profile. Thanks for giving my insperation to have the courage to go through with this surgery. Thanks again, Lauren
Terra, Hang in there you are doing great. Yes the first part I think is the hardest. but you will slowly get better and all what you feel now will be a fog in your memory. I call minds the dark days of my wl journey. but everything is great now and Yes I would do it again in a heart beat. Im just loving this journey. you take care and take one day at a time. ~*~Hugs~*~
Hello everyone! Today is the first day I felt like getting up and sitting at the computer. I am overwhelmed by the love and support...made me cry!
Well, here I am on the other side!! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. First and foremost...MUCH more painful. Plus I have had a few problems. My stomach spasams whenever I put anything in it and it is very painful and it has been hard to get food in like I am supposed to. Today is the first day that I could drink the NuBasics every 15 minutes. Water seems to hurt the most.
My intestines slowed WAY down and I was not able to pass gas on my own. That was very uncomfortable because it was pushing on my stomach...my abdomen was 3 times it's normal size.
I got thrush (in my mouth) and a yeast infection from the antibiotics...that's no fun!! I gained 10 pounds of water the first day post-op...and 14 the second!! I was so bloated I felt like that little girl on Willy Wonka! Luckily it is all coming out now!
Plus I am getting really sick and tired of being sick and tired!! I am one week post-op as of tomorrow so I have to remember to give myself a break. But honestly, I thought I would be up and moving by now. Food is looking and smelling very good...and I have another week of the liquid diet to go...UGH!
All in all, I am still glad I did this. I'm sure I will have much more positive things to say in future posts!! Thanks for all the support and well-wishes. It truly means a lot to me!
Hello everyone! Thanks so much for your well wishes. I know it really helps all of us to give and receive support! Terra is feeling much better today! I spoke with her earlier and she sounds great and is up and about! I'll let her give you the details, just wanted to let you all know she's on the "other side" and on her way to a happier, healthier new life!! Thanks for all of your prayers! I know it means a lot to her!!
Terra, sorry to hear you are having some problems. Please make sure you take good care of yourself. Don't be afraid to call the doctor and ask questions. You will feel better soon, I just know it. Take care and God Bless
Hi Terra, I want you to know that even though you're feeling kinda rough today, things will get better and better and soon the pain will be a distant memory. We are all praying for your quick recovery. BIGGHUGGZZZZ
Hello everyone. Terra had her surgery on Wednesday and is home but having a lot of pain and a rough recovery. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and send her a quick note with well wishes and/or advice... thanks everyone!