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About Vaultgirl72

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 09/11/1972

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  • Location
    Durham, NC
  • Interests
    Music, Cats, Decorating, Home Improvement, Autism, Real Estate
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Keri Seymour
  • Hospital
    Duke Regional Hosptial
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  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Keri Seymour

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  1. I'm doing well. I'm still on the full liquid diet until Wednesday. It's making me crazy but I'll get through it. I'm still feeling much cooler than normal. I am still taking metformin but my numbers are actually normal now and I'm feeling so good! I do get tired when I overdo it but for being two weeks out from surgery I'm doing great. I am really looking forward to soft foods and am thinking of what I'd like to try first. I guess it will depend on what the nutritionist says.
  2. I'm so happy you are feel well and got to go home! I'm sorry to hear about the tire but with luck like that with AAA coming in half an hour you should buy a lottery ticket. Great job with the protein and water
  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The nausea will pass before you know it. So happy for you!
  4. Overall I've been feeling really good. I have more energy than I expected to have. Still able to drink any temperature water and protein shake. I've got the serving size down for my water and have had 64 oz the last couple days and about 64 oz of protein as well. I get a little gassy but walking around tends to alleviate that feeling. I need to walk more but I've been busy with kids since they are home for the summer. Managed to get my vitamins down, even tho they taste awful still. I don't miss food but I do miss the social aspect of eating. I don't get hungry like I used to. My blood sugar is still a little higher than I would like but with each day it is stabilizing. I get cold sometimes and have to put on a sweater which is weird as I am always warm. Moving forward until the 12th of July when I meet with my nutritionist and doctor.
  5. Thinking of you and sending you all the best as you have your surgery!
  6. So excited for you @CurvyMermaid! You've done great getting ready no matter which scale you use! Good luck!!
  7. @BurgundyBoy I'm a bit sore today. Still feeling good tho. I can easily drink water at any temperature and the Ensure Plus goes down without a hitch. Trying to get as much walking in a possible. I'm not meeting the water or protein goal today but I am doing my best! So far today I've had 25 oz of water and 24 oz of protein between naps and pills. The pills are the hardest part for me. I am to the point that I swallow them with out a problem 8 out of 10 times. I don't feel much nausea and the gas from surgery never really phased me. My two c-sections were harder on me than this surgery! It's a little hard to ride in a car as the bumps are painful in the area of my upper incision. Sometimes if I drink too much it bubbles back up a bit and then goes back down if I rest a moment. Today I discovered that bacon smells disgusting (which I love bacon lol) and A1 sauce is horrid.
  8. Vaultgirl72


    Good luck tomorrow!! I hope your surgery goes well and that your anxieties are relieved.
  9. Excited for you and hope the nesting has gone well!
  10. Another update. Got the taking of pills solved. I can drink more at one sip than I had thought. So now I can take the pills. One an hour but that's a start! Still feeling really good overall. Some pain just below my sterum when I cough or breath deeply. I am not walking as much as I want but I am attached to monitors and the have to come with me. Such is my entourage! Hope everyone is doing great today!
  11. Thank you all for your warm wishes and congratulations! I woke up from surgery and felt great. No real nausea water is going down easy and the protein drink is easy as well. Only problem is taking pills. Made me throw up. Not enough water to get them down. So crushed or melted in water is how I am taking them. Laborious but it works.
  12. Surgery was successful! I'm feeling pretty good but very sleepy. Seems my procedure was broadcasted so the were very meticulous. Kinda cool
  13. Checking in with everyone. At the hospital and waiting for things to get going for surgery prep. Will check in again soon!
  14. Got my surgery time for tomorrow! 5:45 am check in!! Lets do this!!!
  15. Thanks @CurvyMermaid liquid diet today and I'll know what time the surgery is sometime this afternoon. Crossing fingers, toes, eyes...anything that'll cross that this works!