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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:58 PM
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St. Margaret's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
.:. The First Step Towards The Rest Of My Life .:.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:44 PM
I can't wait to have my surgery - I have a hang up because I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and have to get a cpap and get it titrated before pulm will give me clearance. @pghmanda, did Dr. Collela give you diet instruction at all? I met with the dietitian and she gave me a booklet but said that it wouldn't really apply to me because Dr. Collela has a different diet progression than the other docs. I have my second appointment with him tomorrow and I've been impressed with he and Leigh so far. Definitely comfortable with him.
I just had my 6 week follow up on Monday and he has basically told me to explore all foods (within reason) at this point. at my first post-op appointment he gave me a list of specific foods to try (ie. scrambled eggs, chili, tuna or chicken salad with light mayo, salmon and white fish, cottage cheese, yogurt)
I was kind of surprised that he basically told me to start trying and seeing how I tolerate new stuff so soon. At any rate, I am very pleased with him and I love Leigh. They're both great and always communicate with you. I spoke with the dietitian today and she basically said I was on track. I "friended" you and would love to follow your progress and offer support any way I can. By the way- the booklet is so overwhelming. I'm not getting much of what they suggest in (food wise) because I'm so focused on protein and water first.
Edited by pghmanda, 19 July 2012 - 12:44 PM.