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  1. 3 week post op

    Beside my big scare last week, and three days in hospital again, things have been back to normal for the past 9 days. I still have little pains here and there, can't really carry anything heavy but that's ok.

    I banned all meds in tablets (still have to take a PPi for 3 months to avoid ulcers), switched to capsules I can open, and do the same with vitamins. So far so good, and the awful horse pill is waiting for my next post-op in August, to be discussed with the surgeon. I hope I ...
  2. Regain and carbs

    4.5 years post OP, I was doing fine. Got lax with my sugar intake and snacking and gained about 10 pounds. Did keto for a year and got down to 125, felt great. Then I got really sick, turns out a kidney stone was blocking a tube and I got an infection. Had two months in bed and 3 surgeries. Lost all my muscles and appetite. To get me to eat, everyone was focused on "what sounds good" or bringing milkshakes. Once I was back on my feet my appetite came back BIG TIME. I have gained 25 pounds ...
  3. Quack quack

    Two months ago, a wild duck established camp on our patio, in the concrete flower boxes. We didn't see her right away because the was hidden in the flowers, but when she was discovered we could see 12 eggs in her nest.

    One month ago, 11 ducklings were born, one egg didn't hatch properly, and two ducklings died early, they were smaller and not walking well, I guess they had some kind of genetic issue.

    Tomorrow, nine ducklings turn one month old!
    Since we live ...
  4. Day 13: complications

    On Wednesday early evening, I had a friend over, we were walking in the garden when I suddenly had a really acute belly pain. Was so weird! It started around 6PM, when I was drinking water.

    My last small meal was at 4 PM, dinner at noon etc..so I went first to the ER next to home, then after two hours, since they were doing nothing, I remembered my surgeon wrote his mobile number on one of the script, so I called him.

    I could barely talk the pain was so bad, he said ...
  5. Re-committing

    Hey All,

    I've been away from this forum for months. My life has had some major ups and downs and I feel like my weight has followed suit. About 7 months out, I started eating sweets and stopped losing weight. Just like that, it was very easy to get into bad habits. I followed the protein and veggies first but carbs crept in...and candy and so on. I got down to about 152 after being sick with a flu bug in November and then slowly gained about 5 pounds over the holidays and then ...