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  1. I'm with Janine's husband on getting an attorney involved. Eric, my heart goes out to you for what they're putting you through right now.
  2. Just sip that baby all day Mike - that's pretty much what I've been doing. My love affair with the protein bullets lasted a whole day. They make me heave just to look at them now.
  3. You've done a wonderful job Amanda - you're a very beautiful young lady.
  4. That would have been something I would have loved to have heard.
  5. I received another order from Vitalady yesterday. I'm in the same state which I know makes a difference but my shipping was only $9.95 for a box that must have weighed around 7lb ($3.51 friggin state tax tho').
  6. Without thinking, I popped two acidophilus capsules into my mouth and washed them down with water. Before I'd put the glass down, I realised what I done so called the hospital and spoke with a doc. He said that I shoud be fine as the capsules are very tiny and told me to keep sipping the water but to go to ER if things changed. Touch wood - 2 hours and and I'm still OK but it prompted me to go through my medicine cabinet, refridgerator and drawers etc. We now have a Tupperware container JUST for my chewable/liquid stuff.
  7. Sweetheart..... I'm sure that on the scale of things, one "small" meal wouldn't be the end of the world. Kinda have to wonder what's going to happen in 6 - 8 hours when that one "small" meal has been digested and you've given your tummy good reason to believe they'll be another 'small' meal coming along soon. Is it really worth it? Start hitting the warm liquids - that seems to help a lot of people. redinsc, There doesn't seem to be a norm for the pre-op diet. Some surgeons want a good length of time, some just a 24/36hr period. And there are some, like my surgeon who didn't have any pre-surgery dieting. Just nothing after midnight.
  8. I had surgery on 24 September and I'm right with you on the protein drinks. I'm fine on water, tea etc., but the protein stuff causes me a real problem. The one I'm having most success with is a Global Health ProCel Flavorless Protein. There's only 5g protein but that's for a tiny 6.6g scoop. I've been adding it to broth, soup, cold and warm drinks and so far - it's the most acceptable. I got it from Vitalady:
  9. I didn't get any Prilosec! I have sachets of Zegerid - OMG that is some nasty stuff. I heave every time I have to take it (once a day). It's just sodium bicarbonate but I'll have to talk to the doc about an alternative. I did try mixing the bullets with water - it just makes me gag Mandy. But I can get 60+ protein in with just the shakes so I'll continue that road. Yogurt is on the full liquid diet list but along with regular FF milk, it made me feel sick. The lactaid milk has been fine though. I'm looking forward to getting to the pureed foods...sigh. Things are looking better today - I must be on the up again! lol
  10. I already had loose skin so with a 35lb weight loss prior to surgery, I had to invest in my first pair of Spanx pretty quickly. I just smother on lots and lots of lotion - if I don't, I get a little itchy.
  11. That is THE one single goal I have right now - to get out of the two's and into the one's. Deb - I'm really pleased for you AND proud. Congratulations.
  12. Well, I shot my mouth off about doing well on the first day of full liquids and getting 70+g of protein down. Yesterday and today - forget it. Thank goodness GNC will take back those protein bullets cause I can't get a sip of them down. I'm feeling OK in myself. I'm doing well with the liquids otherwise. I guess I now know what they mean about hell week. One minute I'm feeling upbeat and energetic. The next - usually towards the end of the day, I'm feeling a little tearful.
  13. Mike has said everything I ever thought - including some stuff I must have missed!
  14. Oh sweetheart - that's wonderful news. There's plenty of room for you and everyone else on the bench.
  15. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes - my little downer only lasted a day and the ride goes back up again today! lol I apparently have a problem with the lactose now - doesn't matter in what form, I feel really sickly when I eat it. Pity, cause at this stage - full liquids - a lot of it includes yogurt or fortified milk. Peter couldn't find FF Soy Milk at the store today but he came home with FF Lactaid so I'll give that a go. Things don't seem to taste too nice - did anyone else find that that? - water being the worst but I took Whitney's advice and got out the peppermint tea (peppermint and spearmint combined is gorgeous). And other than being totally convinced that something died in my mouth - I'm feeling good. hugs to everyone.
  16. Duckie - what is it about TJ's Granola that would make you dump? I'm just 1 week out of surgery so my ears are starting to prick up when I hear of these things. Big hugs by the way - it sounds horrible.
  17. And that's exactly what I'll continue saying. I told all of 4 people that I was thinking about WLS. "Taking the easy way out" was mentioned twice so that'll tell you pretty much how the conversations went. So - I won't be in a hurry to tell anyone that I went through with the surgery. And the truth is that I had been dieting and exercising like a bandit presurgery anyway - I had lost 35lb! Also - I had an umbilical hernia that had to be repaired - everyone knows about that so I'm kinda thinking the question won't even come up.
  18. Ah! Thank you for keeping my name on the list Lynda - nice seeing it up there in "lights". Sending hugs and good vibes to all on the October list.
  19. I'm not doing too well today. Protein shakes with the fortified milk are hard to get down and the strained cream soup with the fortified milk just sat in my new tummy and I felt bad for hours. I tried a Light and Fit yogurt and had to stop at 1/3 - it wasn't sitting too well. Peter is going to get me some soy milk milk tomorrow - maybe that'll help. Other than that, I seem to have a lot of gas -all you can hear is loud gurgling noises. Strange that I should feel worse now - 6 days out.
  20. You guys take a wonderful picture. Hugs.
  21. I hurt today - I didn't need a good belly laugh. Hang in there Deb - I don't know what else to tell you sweetheart. Hugs.
  22. And I never even got a decent last meal. I'd been being careful pre-op but my last meal turned out to be a small bowl of raisin bran! And what a ride that turned out to be. Go in for pre-op only to find I was goiing to be having surgery that day. I'd only had coffee (with milk) that morning so they just reschedule things to put me in last. It was a long day I can tell you. It wasn't helped that they couldn't get the IV's in place so had to take in into surgery and put me to sleep to do that bit. My arms and wrists are a mess right now. Yesterday was my first day on full liquids and I'm doing well. I managed 71g of protein thanks to a bullet and a protein shake. And I'm getting in an OK amount of liquid although it's difficult finding anything that tastes good. Water has always been my drink of choice but I'm having a problem with it now. Crystal Lite is helping but I get fed up of them pretty quickly. I've got 8 port holes in my stomach but only one stitch and that's the one that's holding the drain in place. I'm plastered in glue. Still got a bit of gas in my tummy but nothing bad. It still aches a lot but I was told the hernia repair would be the worst. One day at a time....hugs.
  23. I'm here - thank you all so much for your positive thoughts. I'm not so sure my surgery was an emergency although my husband thinks otherwise. I had been having an increasing amount of pain/discomfort with the umbilical hernia to the point where I had to call in and ask for some meds to help with the pain. That was 6 days before surgery. My guess is that the doc decided to reschedule surgery and take care of the hernia - a slight problem cause no one told me anything about it!
  24. Sending you best wishes and good vibes for a smooth journey to the losers bench. Hugs.
  25. Gina! You are an absolute marvel and and inspiration to us all. Sounds like you had a good time - double whammie considering the cause. Bless your heart.