A few good things

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 9/21/2007 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
I hope this goes to the right place.  First time posting a new post.
:-) I just wanted to put a few of the good things that have happened since my TC and I will list a few of the not so good.  I am into my 7th month post-op.
1.    Poo on my own (no more pills, fiber, laxative, etc.)
2.    No more chest pains
3.    No more regertitation
4.    Sleep with one pillow (not 3 or 4 anymore)
5.    No longer wake up gasping for air
6.    One month allergy pill free (was taking every day)
7.    More energy
8.    Severe left leg pain 95% gone
9.    Overall good well-being
10.   No more charley horses in calves or arms
11.  Cholesterol level normal
12.  Low back pain has eased up (have a bulged disc)
13.  45 pounds lost and loosing
14.  No longer eat sweets (sugar intolerate these days)
confused  Bad:
1.   Leaked four or five times (didn't make it to potty on time)
2.   Birthmark like mark appeared on neck.
3.   Dizzy, lightheaded, fainty feeling
4.   Excessive thirst.
5.   Poo from vagina 4 times (has stopped)
All this from the surgery, who knows. 
Anyone else?  :-) List the things you have come to experience since surgery. 

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 9/21/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Resa!

My #1 best thing is that I met you! I saw that you mentioned excessive thirst. That's what I'm dealing with now. Today was the first day that I've had issues. I knew that I had to go and could feel that I had to go, but I couldn't go. I ended up eating about a half cup of raisins and finally went. I kept thinking 'oh no, not this again' and was finally relieved (literally) when I went.

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