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opnwhl4
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   Posted 4/24/2013 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
luv2drive

Just wondering how you are doing after surgery. Hope all went well and you are resting.

Take care,
Bill devil
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/24/2013 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, we all would luv2know how you are doing so when you can post a note here in the forum.
 
Blessings,
Kitt
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dencha
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   Posted 4/24/2013 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
luv2drive,
Me, too!  Can't wait to welcome you to the Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah
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"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

luv2drive
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   Posted 4/29/2013 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted a little note on my original thread...but, I am doing really great. The shoulder pains have gone down tremendously, appetite is good, although when I take in a little too much (I'm on full liquids per md orders)my tummy talks to me. I don't know what I would have done with out you all and your on going advice to others. I probably would have been on the telephone to the doc's office for some of my concerns that I now know are just part of this entire process. It's been 5 days so far and I know I should be feeling some swelling/difficulty swallowing, but so far so good. My only question is what have others done about constipation? Milk of Mag, I took a small dose last night, but????Kind of afraid to do too much yet. Thanks all of you. Linda

dencha
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   Posted 4/29/2013 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Linda,
Glad to hear you're doing well!  See?  I found I was amazed at the "do-ability" of the recovery...I'd prepared myself for a horrible experience, and found that the recovery was easier than I could have ever hoped for. 
 
That said, there are people who enter into this recovery having heard from their surgeon that it will be a walk in the park. Those, I think, are the people who are smacked in the face with the challenges.  I think it's better to expect the worst and find it's better than expected.
 
Glad to hear that your swallowing continues to be doing well.  Just take it a day at a time, and listen when your tummy talks. 
 
On another subject...if you can swallow small gelcaps, there are some stool softeners that work great.  You don't really have to worry about your constipation, as it's really common.  Don't be surprised if once you unplug you find yourself with the opposite problem!
 
Happy healing,
Denise
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Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

luv2drive
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   Posted 4/29/2013 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Denise. Linda

Tarachriso
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   Posted 4/30/2013 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to here you are doing well. Hate to say it but welcome to the wrapped club. ha ha there I said it, I hope you have a speedy recovery.

luv2drive
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   Posted 4/30/2013 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone, I never thought I'd belong to something called the wrapped club, but it surely has made me feel part of a special group of people. And people who do care for one another and have been so helpful in educating me before this surgery and encouraging me afterwards. Thank you, thank you......Linda

Retired Seabee
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   Posted 4/30/2013 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
After being home for four days without a BM I took some generic brand of X-lax. It worked well and about a week later took a single stool softener and I have been on a regular schedule ever since. I am now NF seven weeks on Wednesday and feeling great. I had the initial swelling of the wrap but didn't get the later swelling at fourteen days like many people get. Glad you are feeling well and making progress in your recovery.

luv2drive
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   Posted 5/1/2013 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the suggestions, Retired Seabee, I will try some x-lax, as I already have it in my supply of meds, I am still having no problems swallowing (Yah !) but I get to feeling suddenly very full. So I am learning to slow down and get up and walk away for a while and that seems to help.

It's so wonderful to be able to sleep in what ever position I want now, instead of with 3 pillows on my back. I have been feeling so full of energy I think because of the quality of my sleep, that I have to keep reminding myself to slow down, and to not pick up heavy things as the outsides are healed, yet the insides are not. A new lease on life for sure ! Linda
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