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    Re: Goodness, I'm losing A LOT of hair!

    I started losing it in month 2, lots between month 3 and 7. It slowed down a good bit after that and I feel like my normal shower hair loss is back now. I already had a thinning spot where I normally...
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    Re: Update on me...

    I was taking 65mg tablets four times a day. Still haven't started iron infusions yet. Turned out that the hold up has been because they needed a referral from my primary care doctor but nobody cared...
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    Re: Update on me...

    I'm afraid to take the iron supplements because of my problem with iron poisoning. I take extra vitamin c daily anyways. The red tape is ridiculous especially with something like this...
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    Re: Update on me...

    The infusions haven't started yet because my insurance loves to put my approvals on the back shelf til last minute. My doctors office is fighting with them to get it done. Had my iron checked again...
  5. Thread: Kids

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    Kids

    Y'all, I am really struggling with how to deal with 2 of my girls. I have very carefully tried to warn them about the dangers of overeating, not exercising, etc. I haven't done it like my grandfather...
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    Re: Am I the only one

    Anemia is the devil. It is something that I've suffered with for years. It was a pre-surgery problem but has definitely been horrible since my surgery in October. I don't pass out but I still have...
  7. Thread: Pain Question

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    Re: Pain Question

    I had pain in that area and when I had my first post-op appointment, they ended up having to drain a pocket of fluid that had formed under that incision. It felt better immediately. I'd call the...
  8. Thread: Newbie

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    Re: Newbie

    Yay! You will enjoy this journey!
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    Re: Update on me...

    Cyndi, I've never heard of the patches! I'm gonna have to check on that!

    Lisa, thank you! It's just a speed trap connected to a speed bump. I'll get over it and I'll be so happy for the surgery to...
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    Update on me...

    After dealing with the HORRIBLE dry socket, I ended up going back to the dentist 3 weeks later and getting 3 more pulled on the other side. I didn't have any problems with that side. I have still...
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    Re: 3 month Post-Visit .. with Doctor

    Wow how much I've missed giggling at your posts. You are doing so well and I'm so proud of you! I'm about to make my update. Get ahold of me sometime. I'm glad you are doing so well!
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    I recommend liquid antibiotics!

    Y'all, if you need to take antibiotics, I recommend you ask for liquid! Don't go through what I've gone through the last two weeks! Recap... I had two teeth removed and was prescribed Clindamycin to...
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    Re: Head hunger and grazing...

    I wish I could answer that but I don't have the answer myself.
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    Thank y'all for your responses. The heartburn had only happened because of my teeth being pulled. I ended up dealing with dry socket and an abscessed gum. Its still pretty dang sore but my heartburn...
  15. It's been awhile. Here's why and I have a question...

    Ok, so I am physically, mentally and emotionally struggling. Everything that has happened over the last few months seems to have JUST dropped on my shoulders which we all know is not true. It...
  16. Thread: Acid Relux ?

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    Re: Acid Relux ?

    I took an antacid for 30 days. I ended up getting heartburn really bad on day 31. He had me take Omeprazole for one more week and then I was fine. At 3 months post-op, I had a MS relapse, was on...
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    Re: New From Las Vegas

    You're welcome!
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    Re: OMG So Embarrassed

    There is no silver lining. You either need it or you don't. If you are adding weight instead of taking it off, then you need it. You won't regret having the surgery but you most likely will regret it...
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    Re: Bye bye gallbladder

    A gastroenterologist always removes the gallbladder so it surprises me that your surgeon didn't check it. Did he know about the pain at the time of your surgery? Had mine removed in 2006 and haven't...
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    Re: New From Las Vegas

    Oh wow! That's quick! That's awesome! I'll pray for your clearances to go through without a hitch! So exciting!
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    Re: Talk to me about the 3-week stall...

    Steroids in any dose or delivery of said steroids are the devil! I despise them. As soon as my neurologist says she's ready for me to have them (hopefully within the next month because I'm over...
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    Re: New From Las Vegas

    How long do you have to log for?
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    Re: No restriction 2 weeks out?

    I struggled to get my water in. I had immediate restriction. I had to set a timer for every 15 minutes to remind myself because I was always so full. That has changed some but not like it has for...
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    Re: New From Las Vegas

    I love Dr. V! He has a YouTube channel also. He's very informative and he's funny. I don't watch him when my children are in ear shot though because he doesn't have a filter for his viewing audience....
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    Re: Newbie here :)

    You've come to the right place. Welcome to the forum and you won't regret this decision. The hardest part is the waiting. Good luck!
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