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About Cadoodle

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  • Birthday 10/02/1951

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    Lubbock, Texas
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Travis Eggl
  • Hospital
    Covenant Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Travis Ells

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  1. Thank you ALL for the positive support!!! I mean it! You are the greatest !!
  2. @NikRKin I hope you are at home by now and that you are doing better than you thought you would! I had my surgery one month ago today and my best advise for the coming days is to sip on bone broth (richer flavor than broth) and nice and warm to the tummy. I was not able to drink cold liquids during the first days but room temp or warm was comforting. Move around as much as you can. I asked my husband to hold me and pat me on the back like you would burp a baby!! It made me feel better too! I slept with 2 pillows and moved in bed VERY slowly. My doctor sent me home with medication for pain and I kept up with those scheduled doses for several days with no harm. Slow sipping will probably help you avoid tummy pains. Welcome to our group!!
  3. I think you have come to the best place for help with the many questions you will have during this time in your health changes. That is what I have learned to help me the most. Welcome from one Texas to another!
  4. How quickly one month has passed! I checked into the hospital a month ago today and have been on my way along this new way of life learning as I go. Overall, I have had nothing but smooth sailing. The usual aches and pains of the surgery are a vague memory. I have only experienced tummy aches on 2 occasions and I could figure out both times that I had made the mistake of eating or drinking a little too fast. Thank goodness for zero upchucks!! I hate those as much as the next person or more! I am still struggeling with weekly constipation though and I have begun to take vitamins with no iron on 4 days and vitamins with iron the other days to see if that helps. Probiotics should help too. My family says I am glowing!! I am over joyed that I am feeling so great. Some afternoons I get really tired so I am being very careful to drink enough fluids and get my protein. My BIGGEST lifestyle change has got to be more exercise! I have not been online very much in the past month and I am wondering if it may be because I have not been sitting around as much as before! It is very likely because I feel so much better now that I sleep so good each night. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea before the surgery and now that I sleep with the CPAP I get a wonderful nights sleep and feel so much more alert daily. Another God sent discovery was that my doctor did many tests including an ECHO cardiogram before my surgery and at my 2 week checkup he told me that all of my test reports were wonderful except one. The echo showed an aortic root aneurysm. I say it is a God sent discovery because it is usually unknown about until an emergency situation or a rupture resulting in sudden death. So YES I am grateful to have learned about it and I will see a cardiothoracic surgeon Monday Sept 11th. Elective surgery is absolutely safer than emergency!! I will learn more about my condition then, but I have to say that God had a plan for me to find out now instead of later. Meanwhile I am anxiously waiting and sticking to my plan to get healthy!! Since the pre op days I have lost 32 pounds and since the surgery one month ago I have lost 11 pounds. That is not as much as I thought it might be, but HEY, at least I am still around for the rest of the party to go on!!! Bye for now and thanks for being here to lead the way. Suzanne
  5. what a success on the weight loss! My surgery was also August 7th for the sleeve. I wish you the best!!!
  6. I had my surgery on Monday and came home on Wednesday. Yesterday I felt very good, much better than I expected. I measured my water of(32 oz for the morning) and took my morning meds slowly. One half decaf coffee and a about 1/4 cup of vanilla premier was my yummy morning drink. I could not finish it easily so I switched to the pure vanilla shake. I guess that waiting 30-60 min. before having more water is going to be a big learning curve for me. I did not have any trouble sipping water as long as it was not too cold. I actually dropped into the office for a little paperwork. I was so happy. The rest of the day and evening I just relaxed. Here I GO on the way with you wonderful but obvious LOSERS!!! lol Thanks so much for your prayers!!
  7. I know how excited you are!! I hope time flies by.
  8. The broth I was served in the hospital was SO salty I really did not enjoy it. I like the plan of having broth as the main part of my liquid needs for the day because I can stir in some powder and therefore I get protein as I am getting in my liquid. I had my surgery done the same day as you did. Happy Travels to you as we go forward.
  9. Thanks. I am sitting in admissions waiting and looking around at all the other people waiting. This hospital not just for bariactrics of course, but I can't believe how many of them are obese! I mean this is a wake up call of the fact that obesity is so bad for our overall health!! Thanks again for the support and yes I will check in with you all later!! I hope for a good day for you and I know you too are READY to get this rolling!
  10. I have stayed offline intentional this week. I am here to 'report' that I took ALL of your comments with thought and now I say THANKS! You are the greatest. I ended up 'fessing up to Dr. Kindbutserious. I had my visit with him Tuesday and now I am ready to go!! Tomorrow is my due date. I will be checking these boards and enjoy reading everyones posts. I am so glad I found this site for support.
  11. It is as if you were inside my head looking out!! These things were and are my fear when I am at the"low side of positive". I told my doctor during my visit with him last Tuesday and I also told him I was scheduled with a therapist who is specialized in food disorders.
  12. I am almost all set! I have had a very good week preparing home and work for the coming stage. I had a good visit with my doctor Tuesday and I feel very relaxed considering. I told him of my popcorn event and he looked me square in the eyes and said compassionately, "Don't do that again, OK!". I have much to learn and I am willing!!
  13. Thank you all for the feedback! This has been an amazing several days since I asked for help and I days have been smooth as satin (well mostly). Thank you all so very much for this bond. Your encouragement is great!! TracyRingo!!!!! Prayers for you also and I am glad to know you are looking towards THE day also. I am excited, as I bet you are also. I hope everything goes wonderful for you on Wednesday.
  14. I am asking for prayers that I will rely on God to fill me with assurance that I can stay strong in my dedication to follow the rules expected of me. I can be very stubborn and can avoid feeling responsible for my slips. I am very anxious and I am asking for your support to lift me up in your prayers. I have had delays and have been rescheduled 3 times for surgery, each time after having been on the pre op liquid diet for one week at a time. I have been frustrated with this unorganized office manager and have acted like a rebellious teenager. Instead of abusing curfew I have abused the liquid diet rules. The delay was due to the fact that my sleep study was handled in a way that did not meet Medicare timeline requirements. Now that the requirements have been met, I will get the cpap tomorrow, August 2nd. My surgery is set for Monday, August 7th. I have SIX days ahead of me and I pray that I will be dedicated to the leadership of God and my medical team. Thank you for your prayer!! Suzanne (Cadoodle).
  15. I should not try to justify what I have done. The fact is, I have had popcorn on 3 of the 7 days of what should have been my 14 days of clear liquids prior to my surgery. "Whats done is done", but I am wondering if I should confess this to my doctor's office. This office has had me on liquid diets #3 times for one week each time. My surgery date has been changed for one reason or another each time by the doctor. This time I am set for the surgery on August 7th and low and behold look what I did!!!! What thoughts do you guys have? Is silence golden or is it a reason to confess? Tomorrow is a new day and determination will be my motto. I will be perfect on bone broth, shakes, sugar free jello, and sugar free popcycles!!! Scouts honor!