mrsblues

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About mrsblues

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 10/09/1959

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Illinois
  • Interests
    Disney, reading, family, traveling, and teaching!
  • Age
    53

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Brian Lahmann
  • Hospital
    Silver Cross Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    232
  • Current Weight
    183
  • Goal Weight
    130
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    37
  • Surgery Date
    12/04/12

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  1. Left side pain...killer

    I am now 4 weeks out and my pain has totally subsided. Happy for you lovemymule, that they were able to find the problem and now hopefully it is fixed! My recoveery has been great and uneventful, "within norms." Oh, and I have finally reached "onderland." Lots more to go!
  2. How long to drink an 11 oz. protein drink?

    I love my protein shakes, too! I use 20 oz skim milk and 3 scoops of chocolate powder (I use Walmart Body Fortress brand. Add a little decaf instant coffee and I got a Mocha! Yum.... If I want a change, I'll freeze it for a while until it gets icy. Seriously, I crave it. My dessert (treat) every day, and it's allowed!
  3. Protein Powders and expense....

    I also like the Walmart Body Fortress. I don't like strawberry, in general, so I use the vanilla in fruit smoothies and the chocolate to just drink. I add decaf coffee to the chocolate shake for a cafe mocha taste. I use skim milk, since, so far, I am not lactose intolerant.
  4. Home from surgery!

    Congrats and welcome to the loser's bench. You're right, it is an incredible journey! Right now, your main objective is to get your fluids in (don't worry getting all of it in will be hard during the first part of recovery). Just sip, sip, sip...... walk, and of course, rest. It should get a little better for you each day. Took me about a week to notice a considerable improvement, everyone heals differently, so best wishes for a speedy recovery!
  5. Left side pain...killer

    I too have had major discomfort in that area and quite a bit of swelling/hardness in that area. At my first post-op I explained the pain to my doctor. He examined the region. He said it was called a "ridge" and explained that the area is the one used for all the cutting and stapling. Said that it will flatten out and heal over time. So I am going to see... have used ice packs for discomfort. Been doing some massaging of the area (which is good to help break down scar tissue and will give it some time. I hope I don't have continued problems with the area....... If anyone finds out more about this please post and let us know!
  6. Left side pain...killer

    I too have had major discomfort in that area and quite a bit of swelling/hardness in that area. At my first post-op I explained the pain to my doctor. He examined the region. He said it was called a "ridge" and explained that the area is the one used for all the cutting and stapling. Said that it will flatten out and heal over time. So I am going to see... have used ice packs for discomfort. Been doing some massaging of the area (which is good to help break down scar tissue and will give it some time. I hope I don't have continued problems with the area....... If anyone finds out more about this please post and let us know!
  7. I can't believe its me.

    noticing the changes myself and my surgery was on Dec. 4th. Unbelievable! Continued success in your journey!
  8. Alone at Surgery:(

    Yep, I didn't want to feel like I had to keep conversation or answer questions and saw no need for them to be watching over me. The nursing staff will be great and rest is what you'll need!
  9. 2 MONTHS 47 LBS

    I definitely notice it, doing well, congrats....exciting isn't it!
  10. officially post bypass!

    Were many of you given a binder while in the hospital?
  11. officially post bypass!

    Sorry for not posting anything! I had surgery on the 4th of december with release date on the 6th. I had the upper left ribcage pain which made it really hard to move around, initially. Had a few bleeding issues in the hospital prior to my release. Then I had to be rushed to ER via ambulance when I awoke in a pool of blood, Sat, during the early hours of the morning. Honestly, you would've though I had gotten shot by the amount of blood--- Patched up at the ER, given fluids and got to come home the same day because blood levels were within normal range. I wasn't given a binder to wear but having to apply additional pressure I improvised with a very wide Ace bandage and have since switched to a long-waisted shapewear garment that applies just the right amount of pressure. I've seen posts on the vitamins people use and I take Celebrate. My practice uses their own bariatric vitamins that require me to take 4 a day. I saw a suggestion for the Celebrate brand and the comparison was actually better. I only have to take two and split them between morning and night. Theory is if you take too many vitamins at the same time the kidneys will flush out what isn't needed or could be stored. Splitting them up helps your body retain them better. I take 1 fiber wafer daily also split between morning and night. I also take add'l calcium (chewable) and b-12 sublinguals. Glad to be on the loser's bench. I have noticed so many differences each day. Whew, on to the new me!
  12. Hello to all from a newbie!

    Welcome, I am having surgery tomorrow, too! WooHoo....Nice to meet you!
  13. Erin's Gastric Bypass Surgery Date

    Thinking of you before your surgery, wishing you all the best for a speedy and complication-free recovery. Hugs!
  14. Oh, Happy Day!

    Can't wait for this new journey to begin!
  15. What to tell the students.....

    Isn't it truly interesting that the love affair with food is always with the quantity instead of quality. Hard for myself to fathom the fullness I will feel on a smaller amount, let alone my co-workers understanding it. Thanks for all of your insight. I really appreciate it.