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First experience with dumping syndrome!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Well, chicken does not like me yet. I had about 1/2 ounce of chicken breast for dinner and 2 oz of mashed sweet potato that I baked. I had prepared more but could not finish it. Then I felt ill. I was determined that I was NOT going to throw up because, well, I just don't like that. LOL

Did I have a choice? NO! My husband is working the local HS football game so it was just me with the dog. He came running to see what was wrong with me as if he could help. He's so sweet. I'm sure the neighbors could hear me. There's just no feminine way to throw up, is there?

OK, they say that dumping is our friend! In that case, I should feel honored to have met a new friend.

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XANADUREALM 9/9/2010 7:46AM

    Missing you on the Waist Management Team! Come visit!

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SAMSMOM60 9/4/2010 9:47PM

    thanks for all the comments. I'm just using the eating plan that my dietician and doctor recommended. I'm going on my 5th week post op. I guess everyone's body is different. Mine has changed alot since surgery. I can no long eat certain foods for now. Today, I'm sore from the incident.

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TUBLADY 9/4/2010 9:34PM

    I have experienced the chicken not staying down. But i tried to eat it too fast, and not chew it up enough. It was when i first started out on solid foods.
My dietitian encouraged me to start out with fish, it is higher in protein and I guess easier to kind of chew up into almost mush. Smile!. I ate salmon, tilapia, and shrimp. Be sure the chicken is not dry, keep it moist.
I hope that is your last dumping , but I doubt it.
It's been five months and I have experienced 5 dumping . I swear each time it will be the last.
Good luck

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NANA092 9/4/2010 4:47PM

    What diet are u using????? emoticon

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NANA092 9/4/2010 4:47PM

    What diet are u using????? emoticon

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APRILSHOWER555 9/4/2010 4:38PM

    I've been eating chicken since week 3! I'm in week 5 and that is basically all and fish, turkey, that I can tolerate.
Maybe it was more the sweet potato? Some starchy foods don't go down too well for me.

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MSWEBB8046 9/4/2010 11:38AM

    I'm sorry to hear that lady! I haven't heard that about chicken. I haven't had dumping yet and I hope I NEVER GET IT!

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SAMSMOM60 9/4/2010 10:14AM

    according to my doctor, chicken is the last thing you should add back to your diet because it is the hardest on your pouch. apparently, it is harder to digest than other proteins. That seemed strange to me but i totally understand now. So, I suppose that the best thing for me is to eat fish, chopped meat for now. maybe after 6 wks or later, i can have it. i have also had problems with really lean beef. if it's 90% lean, it's okay if i kind of make little meatloaf patties out of it.

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URSULA125 9/4/2010 1:51AM

    I'm sorry:( I wonder why you got dumping from chicken and sweet potato?

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feeling down today

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I just got back from taking my baby girl to college for the second year away from home. I know she is close enough to get to if she needs help. I guess it's just the quietness of home again that brings me down.

Also, I'm bored with my choices of food lately and feel like if I look at another protein shake, I'll just puke. I'm also tired from my trip today...12 hours on the road.

I guess I just need to get some rest and rethink my food choices tomorrow. Actually, I think I will re-read what I can have now and make a new shopping list for tomorrow.

  
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LILANGELS 8/29/2010 4:11PM

  I love Hungry girl too. She has the most amazing ways to make things taste good. Have not had surgery yet but still trying to lose weight.

Sorry abut your daughter. My girls got married 10 and 11 years ago and it was hard. Get some rest and maybe things will look brighter tomorrow. emoticon emoticon

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KRISPYKRITTER1 8/29/2010 2:10AM

    Sorry your "baby girl" has also "flown the coop"..... I mean left the nest. I haven't gone through that yet.

Have you looked into the HUNGRY GIRL recipes? I get update from email but also purchased 1 of her cookbooks. "The easiest, most delicious, Guilt-free recipes on the planet." I have only tried a few from the cookbook but plan on trying more. What else she gave me were ideas to use with my own things I can eat.

One example I used some of her ideas (microwave recipes) and made lasagna in a mug.


I took some pasta sauce and added some unflavored protein. Then layered a little sauce, then low-fat ricotta cheese, zucchini, sauce, ricotta, sauce and topped it with a little mozzarella. Microwaved it. Enjoyed it!

I too was getting bored with the minimal choices I had in my my kitchen. I bought some meatless pepperoni and made a mini pizza from the little deli flats (small bread circles) with the sauce (added protein) and some mozzarella. I cannot do anything greasy at all. So I purchased, but haven’t tried a few other “meatless” items. I am pretty sure as long as they are mixed with something (I have hot dogs that some ketchup and mustard should help disguise the flavor, and meatballs that I will add sauce to).

I hope this helps with your food choices.


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TUBLADY 8/28/2010 10:34PM

    That happen. You need some rest. The empty nest , it's tough .But she's not far away.
My daughter is sending first son off in a week. Collage only 35 miles or so away, but you would think it's thousands. But I keep saying as mom's we all have gone through it.
You need to mix up your foods, boredom will set in and you might not be eating enough of the right foods. Just make sure to get enough protein.
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feeling better today

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm feeling better today. Still sore but not as bad. I'm paying more attention to my food and drink again as well as other remedies that I seem to need after my surgery. My body is just different so I have to listen to it. I think that is the key. Sometimes, I have selective hearing so I guess I need to listen every minute of the day to my body. So, I need to journal and keep track of what i'm eating and when; also, when I drink and when to stop drinking before and after meals.

I need to do my exercise when I am stressed and just get up for a 10 minute walk at least 3 times a day for now. Until my pouch and all my innerds are healed, I need to take it easy on the lifting and organizing of my office and supplies, etc.

I need to pamper myself sometimes with a bubble bath, lotion or some other non food item like getting a pedicure when I have the patience to sit there.

I am going to try all these things today, in fact, i need to make myself a checklist to mark them off. *note to self*

I am so happy I have the support of my spark friends to encourage me along my path.

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APRILSHOWER555 8/29/2010 10:02PM

    Glad your day is better! Hope you were able to check off everything on your list! emoticon

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POPTART44 8/25/2010 8:26PM

    Glad you are feeling better! Yes, you have to take care of yourself - and you will find that it will become more and more important to you as you continue on your journey. I found my "voice" after swallowing so much of my feelings for years.
Keep making time for yourself!!
Hugs,
Donna
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TUBLADY 8/25/2010 5:21PM

    Glad today is better. It takes a while to get used to the new "workings". The journal is a good idea. In fact my team suggest that to the patients.
Good luck it will get better. emoticon emoticon

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LILANGELS 8/25/2010 2:18PM

  Glad you are feeling better today! Take care of yourself. emoticon

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feeling pain today

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Well, today I seem to be having pain on the left side. I think I did too much at work yesterday. But, I've also had problems going to the bathroom this week with the addition of some new meds my doc put me on for acid. I'm on Nexium and another med to take before meals.
Work has really left me tired every day. I did learn that I'm going to have to take my lunch away from my desk in order to relax. I usually eat at my desk which is distracting for me since I have so many interruptions.
I'm also having issues with my mom who is elderly and still thinks she can live alone. That stresses me too. AND, i have not been able to take my prozac because it makes me sick. I have called my doctor for the last two days with no help on that. I just asked that they change it to tablets so i can cut them up in tiny pieces so I can swallow them without tasting them.

Well, i'm sorry if i sound grumpy. I am just tired.

  
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APRILSHOWER555 8/29/2010 10:01PM

    I hope you feel better! It will get better soon. I still have my days...heck...we are about at the same spot because my surgery was only a week before yours. Hang in there, each day gets better. emoticon

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BONNIEELLEN571 8/25/2010 8:09AM

    You definitely have a lot going on and it's okay to be Grumpy. Most of us are at one time or another. I have found it makes the second half of my day go MUCH better if a take a short walk around outside after I've eaten lunch. It doesn't have to be much. Five minutes will work in a pinch. There's just something about that small dose of sunshine (maybe it's the Vitamin D - *LOL*) that acts as an instant pick-me-up. Good luck with your meds & your mom! emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 8/24/2010 10:19PM

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I truly hope that you have a better day tomorrow.
Good night,
Judi

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What I've learned in 3 weeks.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Today is my 3 week surgiversary. I have learned many things and am surprised at how much my body tells me now. Things are certainly different but all for the better.

I've learned not to eat too fast and to chew slowly or else my eyeballs feel like they need to throw up. That was a wierd feeling. I've learned that water and milk of mag are my friends.

I've learned that I seem to be happier already.
I'm losing weight and feel healthy.

  
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BONNIEELLEN571 8/24/2010 8:57AM

    Congratulations! Learning to listen carefully is a must! Please learn to do it faithfully now so you don't gain back weight when you're four years out like I did. It's so hard to get back in the practice!! emoticon

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