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  1. Before and after pics gave me so much encouragement before my surgery. I thought I'd finally share my own too. August 2013 vs November 2014
  2. I've listed my unused juice concentrates on EBay if anyone's interested. I have 10 sealed boxes (7 pouches each) of the ProtiDiet Tropical Fruit juice concentrates.
  3. Thanks. I'm calling first thing tomorrow. My allergies are bothering me so I thought that night be playing into it but whatever the cause I have got to have some relief. I've forgotten what it feels like to be human!
  4. I was really hoping to turn a corner this week. The pain in my left side is nearly gone so that's great but I have had near debilitating nausea for 2 weeks now. Zofran isn't working anymore. *** This part's a little gross, feel free to skip*** The nausea is causing a TON of excess saliva and swallowing it makes me sicker so I literally lay on the couch with a bath towel under my face and drool all day. Did anyone else experience this? I'm calling my doctor again tomorrow. I am sure they are sick of hearing from me but I have a life to live and after 3 weeks its high time I get back to it.
  5. I was cleared for mushy/soft foods as early as 5 days post op. I couldn't handle them that soon and started around 10 days post-op but at my first support group meeting (1 week post op) most of my group had started. Guess all programs vary. Thanks for sharing your lessons learned Snapdragon!! Adjusting to this new way of life is so tough and its wonderful to be able to lean from others!!
  6. I am 17 days post op and started getting really nauseas around the 2 week mark. The doctor prescribed zofran and it helps tremendously! Hope you're feeling better soon. This recovery business is for the birds!!
  7. I'm having a rough recovery but I was able to handle our stairs as soon as I came home. It was SLOW going at first but now I can manage them very well with no help. Good luck!
  8. Thank you all so much! It helps a lot just to hear that it's normal. I do have zofran. When I was taking the zofran tablets I was doing very well with it. When I got my refill the pharmacy substituted a dissolvable tab. It doesn't seem to be working as well. Is that possible? Same med, same dose just different forms. Also, today is particularly rough. Very very nauseas, even had some diarrhea earlier (a first). I happen to be having my every August allergy attack right now and have tons of drainage. I know that can cause nausea, could if cause the diarrhea also?
  9. ***sigh*** I'm 16 days post-op and still feeling horrible. Still lots of muscle pain on my left side and still nauseas all day. It just seems like by this point most people I've seen are back on their feet (literally and figuratively). I still need lots of rest because my side and back hurt so bad. I'm still not driving because its too hard with that muscle pain. Is something wrong with me or is this a normal part of the process? Am I ever going to rejoin the living? Sorry to be such a downer. Again.
  10. My NUT said a minimum of one hour after eating. I am so newly out from surgery that I don't get really hungry anyway but I know I'll have to keep this rule in place when my appetite returns.
  11. I had my surgery on 8/16. I put on a pair of jeans yesterday so excited to see how baggy they'd be. I've lost 26.8 lbs (20.8 since surgery) and they were just as snug as ever!! I was a little disappointed too but I'm trying to remember I'm still pretty bloated/swollen. Good luck to you!!
  12. You look amazing!! What a cute top too!
  13. Heating pad!! It has saved my back. They gave me one in the hospital and it was so soothing for the gas pain. I'm 9 days post op and still have mine plugged in by my bed. Hope you feel better soon!!