Hello MIA Revision Surgery on 2/5/18

Discussion in 'Revisions' started by GrammyLuLu, Mar 4, 2018.

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    GrammyLuLu

    GrammyLuLu Well-Known Member

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    Hello every one I apologize for being MIA. I had my revision surgery on the 5th of Feb so I am just 4 weeks out. I have to say this recovery has been a beast. I have finally turned a corner about a week ago and am actually doing pretty well, I just want my energy back. The exhaustion is killing me. I was very blessed as to not have any serious complications and the surgery was done laparoscopic so healing has been good. I am learning to eat again and trying to find that balance so the new intestinal track works. Right not I struggle with having a bowel movement every few days. I am slowly introducing healthy carbs in my diet and having a small bowl of bran flakes for breakfast. I dont want to do the milk of magnesia thing I cant get that stuff down.
    So all in all I am doing pretty well and hope to continue on this upward path!
     
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    galaxygrrl

    galaxygrrl Well-Known Member

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    Everyone says a revision is hard and worth it. Hang in there and hoping you the best
     
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    GrammyLuLu

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    Thank you!!
     
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    hilary1617

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    GrammyLuLuGrammyLuLu Glad to hear from you and to learn you are doing well. If you can't take milk of magnesia, try Pedialax Watermelon Chewables - still magnesium hydroxide, but the form is designed for kids, so much easier to swallow. Natural Calm is another, perhaps more palatable alternative. Best wishes and stay hydrated!
     
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    Duckman

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    I really didn't appreciate how hard staying hydrated would be after surgery. I'm glad you're doing well.
     
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    GrammyLuLu

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    Thank you I will give those a try! Hydration is hard but I'm trying to stay on top of it!
     
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    GrammyLuLu

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    Thank You DuckmanDuckman I am trying to stay hydrated it is not easy!
     
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    Larra

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    I too struggled with exhaustion post-op, and I didn't even have a revision. It actually sounds like you're doing very well. Hang in there, it will get better.
     
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    southernlady

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    It gets better. Sounds like you are doing good.

    Once healed, ditch the bran flakes.
     
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    Santino

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    What kind of revision
     
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    Santino

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    What sort of revision did you have?
     
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    JackieOnLine

    JackieOnLine Moderator Staff Member

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    sorry to hear about the exhaustion but hopefully it will get nothing but easier with time. :)
     
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    GrammyLuLu

    GrammyLuLu Well-Known Member

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    So sorry I had Rny to DS revision.
     
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    GrammyLuLu

    GrammyLuLu Well-Known Member

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    I will I just need some fiber, protein totally clogs me up. I am trying to find that balance between protein and carbs so I can get rid of the bran flakes.
     
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    Duckman

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    I pop 3x500 psyllium husk caps three times a day

    It helps
     
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