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About Localgirl3

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  • Birthday 05/08/1978


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    Dr. Charles Callery
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  1. Good luck tomorrow I will be thinking about you!

  2. I'm glad to hear you are doing well. Work does take some getting used to. Especially cuz you have to establish a new routine and figure out what works and what doesn't. That has been the weirdist part of this whole journey, we have to re learn everything about this part of our life. A start fresh approach. I hope I do it right this time :) I don't think you have to call Rain first, but I guess it wouldn't hurt. I think she gets a pretty good turn out there are quite a bit of us in No. County... See you there :)

  3. I'm feeling better. Today was my first day back at work and I dragged a little but for the most part I did really well. I need to make an appt to meet with Karen too. Wonderland is sooooooooooo awesome and have my fingers crossed for you. Yes i am planning on going to rains. Do I have to call first?? She sent me her number too?? Do alot of people go??

  4. Hey how are you feeling? I'm good. I went to nutritionist last week so she could give me some meal ideas on how to increase my protein while I'm at work so I don't feel so tired and run down. I am trying so hard to get down these 2 pounds because then I will have hit Onederland. I haven't been under 200 since 2001 when I got pregnant with my second daughter. Oh it will feel so good to see that number on the scale. Well I hope you are doing well. Are you going to Rain's next week? If so I will see you there.

  5. Hey girlie :) How are you??

  6. Glad to hear you are doing loads better. Returning to work was great physically, but I was enjoying the time off with my girls. But it was inevitable I had to return to reality :) see you at the next post op group!

  7. Im doing sooooo much better. I moved on to soft food and started that last night. Im sorry I didn't make it but my Dad came down from Riverside and we hung out and then I still am unable to drive because I am taking pain meds. I stopped the pain meds today though. I am also off next week from work and am so excited. I think 2 weeks is not enough for me and I needed one more week to start feeling normal again..How was returning to work??

  8. Hey you! How are you feeling? I missed you at the post-op supprt group last nite. I was looking forward to meeting you in person. I hope you are well. See you at the May mtg.

  9. Hi Bridgette welcome to TT. I had the RNY about 7 weeks ago and it was the best thing I could've done for myself. Good for you going to school and working towards your RN. I am an RN was married and had 2 kids while in nursing school and managed to have a 3rd in the middle of nursing school So I understand what you're going through. Good luck and keep in touch!
  10. Hi Emily, Good Luck tomorrow. I will be keeping you in my toughts. As far as advice, ask for pain meds if you want them. Stay in the hospital for as long as you feel comfortable. I was in the hospital less than 24 hours and regret that decision. The tough pain didn't set in till about 24 hours post op. But it got better a little more everyday. Let us know how you did
  11. Tomorro is the day! Just wanted to wish you luck and I will be thinking about you :)

  12. I'm always down for a challange, I have never done this before just tell me what I need to do. Good luck to you
  13. I totally agree. I want my gallbladder out so I don't have to worry about it later and from wht I heard gallbladder attacks are so painful. Thanks for all the info you have been so sweet. San Fran how fun!! Have fun and safe travels..

  14. As far as tubes. There is a breathing tube that will be placed down your throat right before surgery (you will be asleep already), because the machine will breath for you during surgery. Before you wake up the tube will be removed. You may have a sore throat for a few days after surgery thats normal. After surgery there is no tube but the incentive spirometer that was given to you at your pre-op hospital admission appt. You will do that once every hour while awake for 1 week post-op that will be the key in preventing post-op pneumonia. Your nurse will be able to answer any questions once you are in the hospital. The hospital staff was excellent. If you get the opportunity to request your floor nurse in the PACU and you remember, ask for Stephanie she was awesome. If you have anymore questions let me know :) I am going to San Francisco for Easter so if you do have questions text me because I'm not sure if my Aunt has wi-fi for my laptop.