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  #1151  
Unread 05-03-2007, 01:25 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

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Originally Posted by tchrlisa2006
y emotions are just starting to flip flop.....is that normal?
I thought I would have been more emotional at the beginning of my recovery.

Everything is just so strange. Physically, I feel better...as if i didnt even have surgery...yet I am tired, emotional, etc.

Any advice?
We've been discussing emotions changing in JayHawk's new thread mentioned above. It seems most of us have been feeling the same way. Some of us are still dealing with pain, too. My internal incision is still painful, as all the nerves cut in surgery are just coming back to life, and my remaining ovary continues to be bothersome. I went to work on Monday (4 hours) and spent Tuesday and half of Wednesday in bed, in pain and with a very swollen belly. I don't let that get me down, though, because I know that each day and each week things will get better.

Glad you updated us, Lisa. Keep healing!
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  #1152  
Unread 05-03-2007, 03:10 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

I almost explored gastric bypass surgery and combining the 2 until I learned with certainty doc was gonna go in vaginally. If they were gonna open me up I might as well get more bang for my buck. Was I nuts? I don't know if I could go for GBS in reality. I need it, but my BIL had it and it's pretty invasive. He's doing great, though. I had a friend that nearly died from infection during the 1st 6 weeks post-op.

So glad I don't have the incisions to deal with. God bless those of you who do!

colls
  #1153  
Unread 05-03-2007, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by colls
I almost explored gastric bypass surgery and combining the 2 until I learned with certainty doc was gonna go in vaginally. If they were gonna open me up I might as well get more bang for my buck....
I highly recommend Optifast for anyone needing a safe, extremely effective and gentle way to lose 40 to 100 pounds. It's medically managed and cheaper than surgery. I lost 40 pounds in the three months prior to surgery and will start back up tomorrow to lose another 30 by the end of summer. I can't recommend it highly enough. It's the same diet that is often used for two weeks prior to gastric bypass surgery.
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  #1154  
Unread 05-03-2007, 07:40 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

I just had a good laugh! I started to read TK's post about Optifast with great interest but was interrupted when the timer went off on the oven - I had to get the peanut butter choc. chip cookies out!!
  #1155  
Unread 05-03-2007, 07:42 PM
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So, where do you get Optifast? Does it have side effects? Is it a diet you follow? Does it suppress your appetite?
  #1156  
Unread 05-03-2007, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jayhawk83
I just had a good laugh! I started to read TK's post about Optifast with great interest but was interrupted when the timer went off on the oven - I had to get the peanut butter choc. chip cookies out!!
I just had a good laugh, too. Thanks Jayhawk!
  #1157  
Unread 05-03-2007, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TKls2myhrt
I highly recommend Optifast for anyone needing a safe, extremely effective and gentle way to lose 40 to 100 pounds. It's medically managed and cheaper than surgery. I lost 40 pounds in the three months prior to surgery and will start back up tomorrow to lose another 30 by the end of summer. I can't recommend it highly enough. It's the same diet that is often used for two weeks prior to gastric bypass surgery.

Is Optifast like Medifast? I did that and lost 25 pounds and kept it off for a year and a half and am going to start up again to lose the excess weight I have gained 10 lbs. since The middle of March. I know several other people who have done it with fabulous results!

Okay, so I answered my own question...Optifast is like Medifast but Medifast has many more options than Optifast. I took the sheet to my Dr. (they have a downloadable form) and he reviewed it and gave me the thumbs up.
  #1158  
Unread 05-03-2007, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jayhawk83
I just had a good laugh! I started to read TK's post about Optifast with great interest but was interrupted when the timer went off on the oven - I had to get the peanut butter choc. chip cookies out!!
Ha ha...very funny, JayHawk! Sounds good, actually. I've been off the diet for 7 weeks (2 pre-op and 5 post-op). I've enjoyed many a treat (small), but I am proud that I've managed to eat in moderation and have actually lost two more pounds in that time. This second time around, I'll be on a more moderation plan since I'll be in wound-healing mode for a while. My first time was at 1100 calories and NO, I was NEVER hungry. No suppressants. Just moderate protein, just enough sugar and lots of vegetables. This time, I'll be on a 1400 calorie plan with extra protein for wound-healing.

I can't put links in this post, but just Google "Optifast" to find a clinic near you. If there isn't one, Google "Midwest Center for Weight Control". If there is no program near you, you can do the program on your own with the support of your local doctor (checks your vitals and blood work regularly. My center mails Optifast products to people all over the country. Call Midwest and ask for Patti (she's absolutely wonderful and will happily give out free information on the program - no strings) and mention "Theresa - the one who just had a hysterectomy". She'll know how I am! I was just in today and they were all so great. I'm not connected with them in any way; I just think this program is the best thing ever for those of us who will have to deal with obesity tendencies our whole lives. It's not the only good program, of course, but its the one that helped me save myself from obesity so I happily promote when I have the chance.
  #1159  
Unread 05-03-2007, 09:48 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

I had a roomie in college do optifast. Lost a bunch of weight. It's mostly a liquid diet still, isn't it? I had a bad experience with a liquid diet in high school - Cambridge. Didn't Oprah promote Optifast for a stint in the '80's?
  #1160  
Unread 05-03-2007, 09:50 PM
Hysterectomy dates Mar 26-Apr 02,2007

Thanks TK! That will be my weekend computer research project. Tomorrow I'm having b'fast with my best-friend hystersister and then we're going garage saleing! She's the die-hard garage saler, I'm just tagging along for fun! We hang on to everything in our house and it's bursting at the seams! My DH would murder me if I can came home with any treasures! Then, I'm visiting my office for Happy Hour and get the "socializing" out of the way so I'm "productive" when I return to work next week! (this is me at work next week)

Picked up today from the vet. They removed his hernia - he has stitches. His bladder was damaged so he has to urinate frequently. I feel so bad for him. He hasn't moved around very much today. You can tell he's uncomfortable but he doesn't cry or whine. The vet said I could give him baby asprin with a treat. He felt much better after his asprin. Then they gave him an antibiotic - huge horse pills. He's just a little guy! I have to cut it into fourths and sneak it in a cheese sandwich.
Well, off to bed it is. Sweet dreams Sisters!
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