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About Spunkycat

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    Long Island, New York
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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. My taste buds change regularly.For instance, my last change was that plain water made me sick. I lived on Tang drops. Suddenly I couldn't tolerate thatand now I only want water and gulp down 3 to 4 bottles a day
  2. Never have had a good sleep schedule so I am used to housecleaning at 3 am
  3. Follow your surgeons instructions.

    if you have questions about anything after surgery call your surgeon.

    everyones journey is different, so don't compare yourself to others. Get rid of your"trigger foods" in your house.if food things are unopened, they can be donated to a local food bank.

    sip, sip, sip

    walk, walk, walk

  4. My psychiatrist put me on klonopin.if you take any time released meds they will have to be changed to short acting because of not being allowed to swallow pills after surgery for a period of time.
  5. If this is menstrual pain ask your GYN if there are other sltnatives. If you do take Advil, take the lowest dose for the shortest time period anddlways take it with food ( taking with milk is not good enough). best...
  6. Discuss with your surgeon ahead of time. My surgeon doesn't believe in them because while you are in his bari unit, you walk every 2 hours from 6am to midnight. Walking so much encourages you to pee. aside from that, as a patient you have the right to refuse any treatment as per national "Patient care guidelines." good luck.
  7. Thanks for your kind and caring words. I need all the help I can get. I am a person who prays and truly believes in miracles. Best........
  8. Protein shakes count as part of your liquid intake in most programs
  9. I don't know what a "solid liquid " stage is. didn't you get info before surgery for you to follow? i would email or call your NUT before the appointment.
  10. sometimes real Tea causes me to have heartburn. I asked my PCP to change my protonix rom 40mg daily to protonix 20 mg twice daily. Helped me. I have also tried to switch to organic green tea in different flavors but I disliked them a lot. I hope you are feeling better.it is always good to call your surgeon for persistent symptoms of any kind.
  11. Best wishes for an uncomplicated recovery. i don't want to burst your bubble, but the surgery is on your stomach, not of your brain.. In other words, your brain needs to be retrained. I still need to remind myself at least once a day to make a better decision when choosing food an apple or cookies lasagna or some chicken with a little sauce. i found the "head work" hard at times but TT you will get support . best wishes. spunky
  12. you may want to switch to another drug. Some people do better a different. I agree that your doctor should be called to report your symptoms.
  13. I am well aware of all the issues WLS patients experience from day 1 to 5 years. I also am aware that having a fixed focus on weight loss may limit some people to be unaware of the critical problems going on around us right now. This is not a political email.All I ask is that you be aware of the many incidents happening around us every day. My heart wa broken when I saw police officials take away a mother from her children. I cry when I see these events happening around me. I thought about the courage it took every emigrant to cross an ocean having no idea where they were was no guarantee of work, jobs or shelter. thank you for taking time to read this.
  14. no. My surgeon does not use catheters. He said they cause too many infections. Also without a catheter, you are forced to get up to walk to the bedroom which is very important(walking). i recently had orthopedic surgery at Columbia Presbyterian that lasted 6 hours. No catheter. Up and walking 4. Hours after surgery. you have the right to refuse a catheter. That is in the Patients Bill of rights. Patients have a lot of rights. It is usually included in the admission packets.
  15. are you on an acid blocker?