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LowCHO
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« on: December 03, 2010, 04:59:48 AM »

I had my 4 week appt, yesterday. While I am making progress, itís not moving very quickly. Iím having great difficulty getting all my fluids/protein in secondary to nausea and Iím still pretty weak. In fact, Iíve only been averaging about 400-500 calories per day. The surgeon advanced my diet to soft, solid food, changed up my dietary plan and tweaked my meds in the hopes that I can get more nutrition in. I was planning to go back to work soon but my doc extended my medical leave until early January.

On the upside, Iíve lost about 19 pounds since surgery and my blood sugar is still running in the 80ís. Honestly, if it wasnít for my blood sugar doing so well, I would seriously be having buyerís remorse, right now b/c this journey has turned out to be ten times harder than I ever imagined :-)

Hope everyone else is doing okay.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 06:15:17 AM »

Congrats on your awesome progress!!

It takes time to get in all the fluid and protein

I promise you this is just a blip on your new healthy lifestyle and you will look back on this in the future and hardly remember the trouble you had right out of the gate.

It's a marathon NOT a sprint Wink

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 09:09:45 PM »

Hey LowCho...Congrats on the weight loss. I am just now feeling the energy come back. I still fight everyday to get the fluids in..but it does get better every day. Hang in there. I am praying for you and sending you lots of hugs and energy to spare! Just take it slowly and if you need rest, then rest! Give yourself time to heal and get used to this lifestyle. We all love ya and are rooting you on!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 04:23:03 AM »

Listen to Ian. The first few weeks or more are NOT fun. I think we all wonder what the crap we CHOSE to do to ourselves, and paid for the privilege.

It gets better. Soon, this will just be a memory.

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 06:39:06 AM »

I'm sorry your not feeling up to par.  I hope you it turns around soon.
Congrats on your success so far.


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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 06:45:30 AM »

Thank you guys for all the positive comments. I know you're right, it's just hard some days. On a positive note, for the last 3-4 days, I have been able to get my protein up to 80 grams. If I can keep this up then it's gotta get better soon.

Have a great day!
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2010, 06:53:25 AM »

It sounds like your on your way. Hooray

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010, 03:31:59 PM »

Honestly, most people don't get in more than 400-600 calories a day while on the all-liquid diet. As you add in more foods, you'll be able to get more calories in and, as the swelling goes down, you'll be able to get more liquids and food in too.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010, 02:57:47 PM »

Hang in there, it's tough going at first, but really does get easier.  I am thrilled to hear about your blood sugars.  Getting healthy is what it's all about.  Gratz on the 19 lbs.  I lost slow at first, you'll get there.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2010, 06:29:45 AM »

Definitely hang in there! I remember being so depressed at my one month checkup because I had not lost what I thought I should have, but Ian is right - it's a marathon, not a sprint.  Just follow the rules and give yourself time to heal and you'll do great!  Kiss
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2010, 09:59:09 AM »

What a difference a week makes :-)

While I have not been successful at upping my fluids (I'm still around 40-50 oz daily), I have been able to get my protein up to 80 grams or more daily for over a week and a half. This alone has made a substantial difference in how I feel.

Thank you to everyone for all your continued support!
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2010, 01:06:15 PM »

Congrats!!

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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010, 02:05:48 PM »

Yay!! I am happy for you. I have my good and bad days too! But I am so happy you are doing well.
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2010, 03:15:32 AM »

Good work!  For me, I had to focus on one thing at a time.  I focused on the protein. Then the fluids.

I always get my protein in, but even now (9months out), somedays I don't get my fluids in...and AmberJean let's me know it (I named my pouch).

Just keep working on it and you'll do great!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2010, 03:22:09 AM »

You are doing a good job. It gets better. just keep working at it.
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2010, 12:03:28 PM »

Thanks Guys!!!
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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2010, 03:13:08 PM »

it gets easier! i promis! keep up the hard work and dont give up and it will all pay off! Kiss
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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2010, 08:44:49 AM »

Thank you!
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