tatirod posted a comment 5 years, 8 months ago
Things have been going pretty well! I haven't been on here in ages....

tatirod wrote Week 2: On to pureed food 6 years, 7 months ago

Today is my 2 week post-op anniversary. I'm now able to eat pureed foods. My meals were as follows: breakfast--0% fat no sugar added Greek yogurt and coffee with Splenda; snack--1 egg turned into e...

tatirod posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago

Today I am exactly 2 weeks post-op. Yesterday I had a ton of trapped air. I had completely liquid cream of tomato soup (lunch and dinner) with protein powder added (my usual meals). For some reason, I had so much air trapped while eating. At lunch I th

tatirod wrote 10 days post-op 6 years, 7 months ago

I have insomnia, but pretty sure that's unrelated to surgery. :) I also have a cold. Bleh!

Things are going well. I'm getting all my vitamins in like a good girl, I'm delinquint on the water...

Cathy W. wrote 6 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for the update. Are things going better? It is a big surgery but oh so worth it. Sending lots of support your way!

tatirod posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago

Sorry for not providing a message sooner--but day 1 post op I was in a lot of pain and on hydromorphone. I was so stoned it took me 5 minutes of holding my water to take a drink. Day 2 pain was improved although kidney function was suppressed and I cou

tatirod wrote I survived surgery... 5 days post-op 6 years, 7 months ago

I'm 5 days post-op and just now feeling well enough to go on "the computer". The day after surgery was pretty rough for me, I got my pain meds bumped up to hydromorphone. Needless to say, I was pre...

Cathy W. wrote 6 years, 8 months ago
How did your surgery go? I hope you're doing well!

tatirod posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago

I'm scheduled for surgery this afternoon. I'm so excited. All packed and rearing to go.

I'll post and let you all know how it goes.

tatirod wrote Today, I am being gutted 6 years, 8 months ago

I'm so happy the day of my surgery has finally arrived. So happy and excited in fact that I can't sleep. I feel like a child waiting for Santa to come down the chimney (despite the fact that we nev...

tatirod wrote 3 days until the big day 6 years, 8 months ago

WOW, the time has really crept up on me. I can't believe in 3 days from now I will be going under the knife, getting irreversibly gutted. I'm very excited. I thought I would be petrified at this po...

tatirod posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago

My VSG is scheduled to go down in 3 days. I'm very excited, not really nervous, just anxious to get this party started.

I know I've seen tons of threads about "what did you bring to the hospital" and they even give us a check list (most humorou

tatirod posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago

I've been working towards improved health since March (meaning, watching what I eat + exercise). I did have a period where I binged after I got my surgery date... because I suddenly freaked out over never eating sugary deliciousness again. Anyway, with

tatirod wrote on adaptation's support wall 6 years, 8 months ago
Oh dear, well... That is good to know. Hopefully my pipes work. I'm glad it wasn't anything more serious!

adaptation wrote 6 years, 8 months ago
I was in the hospital longer because I couldn't pee! I'll write a journal about it once I'm home tomorrow, but the short of it is that post-operative urinary retention is a not-uncommon side effect of general anesthesia, as well as oxycodone, which was the pain killer they give after surgery day. Dr. Penner said it's rare in women, especially ones my age (27) and who don't have urinary issues before surgery. Guess I just got lucky!

tatirod wrote What up Ketosis? 6 years, 8 months ago

So, I've been on a 900 calorie ketogenic diet for exactly 1 week now since I bombed on Optifast. I've been monitoring my urinary ketone levels and all has been great--moderate to high levels all da...

tatirod wrote on adaptation's support wall 6 years, 8 months ago
Thank you for your supportive message. I hope you get to come home tomorrow! Why were you in for more than 2 days? Feel free to tell me it's none of my business, just wondering if there is something common that could cause a delay. I heard sleep apnea could be an issue. I'm hoping mine behaves. : ) My surgery is Nov 6!!

adaptation wrote 6 years, 8 months ago
Your surgery at TWH must be coming up soon! Mine was on the 23rd, and they're discharging me tomorrow with any luck. Most of the nurses are very nice, and you'll be happy to know that my surgery went off without a hitch. Good luck!

tatirod posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago

Turns out that I couldn't tolerate Optifast due to my ulcerative colitis. My surgeon said I'm the first patient he's had with UC. So, no wonder they didn't know I'd end up so ill.

Now, I have 2+ boxes of Optifast sitting in my living room. Does

tatirod wrote Optifast, the conclusion 6 years, 8 months ago

So, I couldn't tolerte the Optifast. It wasn't the taste... I actually didn't think it was that bad (as long as there was enough ice... odd how something as simple as ice can make such a big differ...

tatirod wrote Optifast: Day 3 6 years, 8 months ago

I have ketones!

I bought ketone strips from Amazon and have been anxiously dousing them with my urine. Finally, I got a "trace" amount of ketones. This is awesome. Because I have anxiety and...

Disneywisp85 wrote 6 years, 8 months ago
how is your fast going? keep us posted :)

Roma wrote 6 years, 8 months ago
Sending support during Optifast fun time! You can do it :)

tatirod wrote Optifast: Day 1 6 years, 8 months ago

I survived! My first day of Optifast (all chocolate) went better than I had expected. I was never really hungry. I did get a slight headache midafternoon, but had an espresso and all was well. I wi...

tatirod posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago

I haven't been posting often these days--so much to do at work and getting prepped for surgery.

I just wanted to say that I'm scheduled for surgery on Nov 6 (23 days from now) and I'm starting Optifast today. I'm elated.

I also want to

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