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  2. 10 weeks tomorrow!

    Sorry, didn't mean to double post that. Is there no way you can delete a reply/post?
  3. 10 weeks tomorrow!

    Another idea I've had is using a little fajita seasoning on some shreadded chicken. Tenderize a couple strips of bell peppers and mix those in. With a little melted cheese, I'd say it could be purèed. I bought some of the 'Minute Macros' unflavored protein powder and I've been sprinkling it on and mixing it in everything. You cannot tasts it at all. It's just $13.00 for a one pound bag and free shipping. A little cheaper than the Isopure (I think that's the name.). I will add the link below. It's the 'unflavored' of course. I ordered it on Saturday and got it Tuesday. I even add it to my tea, and it tastes exactly the same. https://www.minutemacros.com/collections/protein-powders
  4. 10 weeks tomorrow!

    Another idea I've had is using a little fajita seasoning on some shreadded chicken. Tenderize a couple strips of bell peppers and mix those in. With a little melted cheese, I'd say it could be purèed. I bought some of the 'Minute Macros' unflavored protein powder and I've been sprinkling it on and mixing it in everything. You cannot tasts it at all. It's just $13.00 for a one pound bag and free shipping. A little cheaper than the Isopure (I think that's the name.). I will add the link below. It's the 'unflavored' of course. I ordered it on Saturday and got it Tuesday. I even add it to my tea, and it tastes exactly the same. https://www.minutemacros.com/collections/protein-powders
  5. 10 weeks tomorrow!

    Thanks! I crocked 8 pcs of chicken breast the other day. I made chicken salad (puréed) with one and will use one for this! I'll just use lower fat cream cheese and low fat dressing (tho I'll have to check out the sugar content then.....but you're right, it is only a little bit we are eating so it probably isn't too high no calories)
  6. How it went - post-op day 2

    Wow'. As I supsected, you ARE incredibly strong!!! Amazing recovery, good for you! So glad it went so well!! (Glad he found and fixed your hiatal hernia too!) (I'm sure your sister would have been there smiling over you as you woke, just like the nurse! What a sweet little moment to "see" her!)
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  8. Thanks for keeping my seat warm!

    @kristinwitha_k Hey, missed your post! Congrats and glad the surgery went okay!
  9. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    Hmmm. Of course! I'll post a recipe / instructions later today. This particular recipe uses a sourdough yeast mother, so if you don't currently have one, or have access to a friend's mother -> you can use commercial yeast. I know I promised to post a picture of the sliced bread that would show the crumb, but BOTH loaves got inhaled yesterday before I realized what was happening. I put together another batch at 9 pm last night and let it rise overnight, and baked again this morning. lf I have the presence of mind to remember, will do that today. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
  10. Thanks for keeping my seat warm!

    The drama llama strikes a the most inopportune times! I'm glad you're doing well! *high five* November surgery buddy!
  11. I have bipolar disorder type II and was able to get surgery. My insurance didn't require a psych eval, but my mental health didn't give anyone pause. I tell you what, if people had to be completely sane before they do something positive for their health, it would be a sad, sad world.
  12. Thank you! It is scheduled for next Wednesday and I am going to make it come hell or high water. I am a bit nervous because a person in my class told me that this shrink has her on hold because she has a history of depression. The girl has been seeing therapists for months now and still not been released for surgery. I am hoping that there is more to the story than she told. I don't have any issues with depression or any history with it. Just afraid that she may hold the current events in my life over my head and hold me back. All I really can do about it is my best not to let that happen.
  13. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    Uh-oh - according to that plate, I think I overate! Index fingernail included for reference. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
  14. Severe left sided pain 10 days post op

    I had some sharp twinges on the upper left side when I twisted wrong to turn off a lamp one night - but I don't think I would have called them severe, and they went away pretty quickly. How severe do you mean?
  15. How it went - post-op day 2

    So glad it went so well, and I'm glad you're on the mend already. My surgeon was great, too - VERY little pain aside from the intubation sore throat, and zero complications. Welcome to the loser's bench, and happy thanksgiving! Enjoy your broth! There will be so much sweet in your life with shakes and everything, the salty will become precious!
  16. Severe left sided pain 10 days post op

    I had the same discomfort on the upper left side. My surgeon said that it was not uncommon with laparoscopic bariatric surgery because that port is generally where they insert the larger cutter/stapler and they sometimes have to swing it about a bit. I was advised to massage the area gently in circular motions (I used a bit of olive oil) with my fingertips weice daily and that helped a lot.
  17. How it went - post-op day 2

    Glad to hear your surgery went so well and you're recovering nicely. That's great news! That sudden surprise realization upon waking that someone you love is gone is hard enough, without surgery pain meds and nurse identity confusion compounding the issue. So sorry you had that experience - it sounds really hard. Big but very gentle hug. Enjoy your gravy-like substance.
  18. Severe left sided pain 10 days post op

    Did you sleep on it weird? Did you pull on the internal stiches somehow (reaching for something maybe)? Did you overexert yourself? Sometimes it's a comfort if you can look back and figure out a cause for the pain. Call your surgeon and talk it over. Monday feels very far away right now.
  19. Severe left sided pain 10 days post op

    Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! I’m 10 days post RNY and having severe left sided pain at incision. I have had no pain since day 3 and this came about suddenly yesterday. I am unable to get comfortable lying or sitting. Is this normal? There is no swelling or redness or warmth at the site. I have a follow up appointment on Monday with my surgeon but wondered if anyone else experienced this?
  20. That's great news! Can't wait to hear how it goes.
  21. How it went - post-op day 2

    I'm so glad recovery is going smoothly. You were due for a bit of good luck. So sorry about the nurse/sister mix up. That had to be hard. Happy Thanksgiving. Keep up the great work!
  22. Hello!

    Your mom is totally right!!!!
  23. How it went - post-op day 2

    We are glad to hear things are going well for you, Happy Thanksgiving.
  24. As mentioned in the You guys, thanksgiving is coming and i love stuffing thread, I plan ahead for celebrations etc., by eating fewer calories for a day or two beforehand. Something I never did pre-op. I always had the best intentions of doing that but I always had an excuse for why it never happened.
  25. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Today I'm thankful for having the courage to admit that I couldn't do it on my own and needed the surgery AND to put myself first as I learn to use my new tool to the best of its ability; I'm also thankful for all of the advice I've received from so many of you on this site and your enduring kindness and generosity. You are invaluable. I hope I can reciprocate in due course. @BurgundyBoy, those loaves are GORGEOUS!
  26. How it went - post-op day 2

    Congratulations! It sounds as if you're off to an amazing start. Long may it continue.
  27. How it went - post-op day 2

    Well I feel great, actually! I'm in a little pain, but I'm already off my pain meds (might take one before bed, though, so I can sleep tonight). I don't know what sorcerer trained my surgeon, but I have had minimal pain and zero complications. I've also had zero nausea, which was a surprise. I'm getting my protein down (if I drink two shakes mixed with Fairlife 0, I only HAVE to drink 2!) and sipping water religiously. I have to pee constantly. Haha! Yesterday was probably the worst of it - I hurt a lot and was super grumpy when I got home. But today is a million times better. So surgery went incredibly smoothly. I had a surprise hiatal hernia (*high five* @CJireh) but the surgeon said it took about 3 minutes for him to fix that up while he was in there, so no big deal. I was up and getting myself to the bathroom and walking the halls by myself the night of surgery. One nurse looked a little like my sister and came to check my vitals and woke me up, so I was elated for about 2 seconds and then started crying. She was really sweet about it when I had to explain what was up. Today I got a shower, which was nice, and I'm watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on TV with the kids. I'm looking forward to my gravy-like substance for dinner (broth with raw protein powder - ha!).
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