Hi Janice, I would love to chat with you via email or instant messaging. I also have never used the chat feature on here. My email is so please drop me a line, I would love to hear from you. Edit:
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So it's been just about 4 months now for us both. I look in the mirror every day and see the scar that are V E R Y slowly healing and fading. Even now, I have to remind myself to eat slowly and CHEW. Today I went to a restaurant called Souplantation - like a soup and salad buffet. I love salads and raw veggies but that still have can have a difficult time getting them down. Even today I had a very short and minor blockage where I felt that pain in my chest and couldn't breath. It lasted only a minute or so but it took me back to several months ago and I once again had to realize, my body IS STILL healing. I have a new job here in San Diego and helped moved some office stuff around last Friday and I realized that I still can't do what I used to be able to do pre-surgery.
And yes I still get bouts of gas that are honestly embarassing. Thank goodness I'm able to pop into a restroom if they occur during the day. They are mostly in the evening. And yes, once again one of my favorite AND healthy things triggers it - raw and leafy veggies. I still carry the little packets of the dissovable Gas-X.
My weight has stabilized and now I am trying to lost 15 more lbs before I turn 50 next year and I will be slim for the first time since I was in my 30's.
Janice, I am a legal administrator and also do accounting - sounds like we are on similar wavelengths even more than having our surgery the same day. I hope we can chat soon.