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  1. That is outstanding news about your DH Trish - give him a kiss from me. Can't have been easy for either of you .... he makes THE best cookies I've ever eaten (but best we don't discuss that further LOL!). Cut yourself some slack. You've been through a difficult time and beating yourself up isn't going to help. Focus on each day as it comes - there are bound to be some hiccups but start each day afresh. Plan ahead with your meals/snacks and drink as much water as you can.
  2. Sounds like you're off to a great start Tracy. I don't know that there is any set time when constipation rears it's head but stool softeners were on my list of must-haves just in case and yes - I did need them. I was told that it was OK to drink right up to eating as long as it wasn't large amounts but no fluids for 1/2 hour afterwards and that's a rule I've stuck with to this day.
  3. That's great news Tracy! Sorry you got off to a rough start but glad to hear that you're on the mend.
  4. Welcome to Thinner Times Becca!
  5. Welcome to Thinner Times Brandi and congratulations on your surgery last Thursday. How are you feeling?
  6. I had my RNY back in September of 2007. This forum has been my source of support so I would encourage you to visit as much as you possibly can. I must have tried just about every protein shake on the market and to this day, Syntrax Nectar powder (chocolate and cappuccino) have been part of my daily routine - even if it's just half of one to bump up my protein intake. I like the shake type flavours (made with milk to bump up the protein) but they have a good selection - tea flavours, fruity ones - fuzzy navel is good too. Here's the link to the Syntrax site but check online for deals:
  7. Welcome to Thinner Times Maddy! The pre-op diet can be a tough time but the liver can shrink very quickly if you follow the plan to the letter. You could make an early start by being a little more mindful about what you're eating.
  8. I only know of one patient who had lumber injections post-RNY but they found them enormously helpful in relieving pain.
  9. That's great news Tracy. Gerd isn't something anyone wants to deal with.
  10. It's good to see you posting - how are you doing?
  11. I'm not a doctor Tracy but I don't know of any reason why you can't have lumber injections for pain following a VSG. I'm assuming they're a steroid - if so, be careful, one of the side effects is weight gain so you'll have to be diligent about your food choices.
  12. cinwa

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    WOW Lee! That tag/bracelet is gorgeous! Er! ... are you taking orders?
  13. Welcome to Thinner Times Pricilla! A hernia was my entrance into the world of bariatric surgery. It was the surgeon who suggested I go on the bariatric programme because unless I loss weight and kept it off, the chances of long term success with hernia repairs was low.
  14. Welcome to Thinner Times Dana and congratulations on being pretty close to goal after 18 years. That's quite an achievement. I had my RNY 13 years ago this coming September and even now, as a non-meat eater, I still use protein drinks to boost my protein intake - usually 1/2 of one daily. I like Protein2o Protein Infused Water diluted with water because I find them a little strong. I order them online from Walmart (free shipping with $35+).
  15. That is outstanding harrahgirl - congratulations!