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  1. madjar1106's Avatar
    walk as much as possible and take Gas-X
  2. sraebaer's Avatar
    Sorry to say but it's normal. I was told the one thing that would help is walking. Feel better!
  3. hosh's Avatar
    I'm glad you're through it okay!
  4. Dutchie's Avatar
    How are you doing today?
  5. Dutchie's Avatar
    I don't understand why they just don't push it out after surgery, as part of their routine.
    Such a small thing to do and it would safe us so much discomfort.
    For those reading this, waiting on their surgery: ask them to do it!
    It is really so easy for them!
  6. Aydensmomma's Avatar
    Your a year out, you might want to wait until you are maintaining a weight for a few months, you might notice with exercise and time that your skin might bounce back enough to not need surgery.
  7. Aydensmomma's Avatar
    You look great!!!! Congrats!
  8. Aydensmomma's Avatar
    Love the blonde!!!!! You look great! Your girls look beautiful as well!!
  9. Aydensmomma's Avatar
    Hey!! Congrats on your success and remember it's been said many times the slower you loose the better chance you have of keeping it off :-)
  10. Aydensmomma's Avatar
    Hi! Congrats on your surgery!! I remember being told that pain could be in the shoulder as well as chest and back. This sums up an explanation- "The carbon dioxide gas used to inflate the abdomen during the laparoscopy can irritate the phrenic nerve. This is caused by carbon dioxide gas trapped against the diaphragm (breathing muscle). This irritation is felt as pain in the lower chest and up into the shoulder area which known as “referred pain”."
    If you walk and move a lot then the gas should make its way out but if it doesn't or the bain is becoming really bad then I've heard the chiropractor can help. Damn gas!! Hope you feel better asap!!
  11. AnnieG's Avatar
    Yes, and Dutchie is right walk walk walk walk
  12. Dutchie's Avatar
    Yes.
    Annoying, bit painful, but nothing to worry about.
    Just walk as much as you can, that helps.
    Yes, you can do it!
    Just have some pain medication.
  13. KiwiGal's Avatar
    Glad that you are doing well.

    When you get out of bed try turning onto your side, then slide your legs out of bed - still horizontal and then push yourself up with your arm......reverse to get back into bed.
    I struggled to get in and out until one of the nurses showed me this technique.
  14. kenson's Avatar
    So glad to hear that you are doing well!
  15. Dutchie's Avatar
    That sounds great!
    Just sip, sip, sip, walk, rest, repeat.
  16. NCME's Avatar
    Get use to the muscle milk.
    After a month I allowed myself to drink the coffee one.
    Don't worry it will get better and better and better.
    soft soft soft foods no cane sugar...no corn sugar jello, not toast.
    I pray Jesus walks you through like he did me. In his name Amen!
    Wanda
  17. kenson's Avatar
    Good Luck! This will be the best thing that you have ever done for yourself!
  18. Grammieof4's Avatar
    The surgery went well. I will get to go home sometime today. I am still taking meds for pain, but I have been walking and sipping a lot.
  19. elllie's Avatar
    Good luck with your surgery. Follow the doctors and dietitians advice, talk whatever pain killers they give you and when you start drinking, just keep sipping all the time.
  20. WandaGettinFit4life's Avatar
    Thanks y'all we have to adjust and readjust for what ever works for us as individuals. It is definitely not cookie cutter. Its good to hear it still comes off even if is a 2 year period. Thanks Sandra3!
  21. WandaGettinFit4life's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by meggieprice
    I am surprised too- it is hard when you do everything right and do not see the results you hoped for. I find when I feel that way that it helps to write down everything you are eating and see if you are not doing as well as you think that your are.
    You look wonderful! And hooray on eradicating your high blood pressure and diabetes!
    Yes I have made quite a few tweaks in my new eating habits. I believer grazing was a big stumbling block for me.
  22. WandaGettinFit4life's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiGal
    Wow, you look great!
    How wonderful that you are not requiring those medications anymore - what a great result.
    Yep, we are all different and we all lose at different rates. You are determined and you will lose those final pounds. Good luck!
    Thanks I will keep moving forward
  23. WandaGettinFit4life's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra3
    No more diabetes or high blood pressure is such a huge victory!!

    Do not worry about the scale, working out could mean that muscle did replace fat!! you probably lost many sizes! your look so different!

    I was a slow loser too, took me two years to reach the first 100 pounds target...I saw others who lost that in 9 months!! I know it's frustrating (been there too), but your biggest victory is your health!! keep up the good work!
    My F2F pictures help slap some reality in me. Yes my diabetes had me in the hospital on a regular basis and now my A1C is 5.2 down from a 13 from 1st diagnosis.
  24. WandaGettinFit4life's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sraebaer
    Looking at your photos you look like a new person. You may be losing slowly, but WOW, you look amazing! Keep it up, you'll lose the rest. Don't compare yourself to others, that's a losing game as no 2 people are the same. Just worry about YOU.
    Thanks I feel like a new person! And I will keep moving forward. I try not to compare and Thank God for my progress and successes. I try to remember that No more medication is a huge victory in itself.
  25. DesertGal's Avatar
    It IS the best!
  26. DesertGal's Avatar
    I have BCBS FEDERAL and had surgery March 2017. Once the surgeon submitted all the hoops I jumped through, it took about 2 weeks, if that.
    They did have me go through the 3 month pre op diet, but that was OK.
  27. kenson's Avatar
    Slow and steady win the race! I know its frustrating, but eliminating blood pressure meds and diabetes is a huge victory! Congratulations!
  28. KiwiGal's Avatar
    Wow, you look great!
    How wonderful that you are not requiring those medications anymore - what a great result.
    Yep, we are all different and we all lose at different rates. You are determined and you will lose those final pounds. Good luck!
  29. Sandra3's Avatar
    No more diabetes or high blood pressure is such a huge victory!!

    Do not worry about the scale, working out could mean that muscle did replace fat!! you probably lost many sizes! your look so different!

    I was a slow loser too, took me two years to reach the first 100 pounds target...I saw others who lost that in 9 months!! I know it's frustrating (been there too), but your biggest victory is your health!! keep up the good work!
  30. meggieprice's Avatar
    I am surprised too- it is hard when you do everything right and do not see the results you hoped for. I find when I feel that way that it helps to write down everything you are eating and see if you are not doing as well as you think that your are.
    You look wonderful! And hooray on eradicating your high blood pressure and diabetes!
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