Don's Freakout Palace

Discussion in 'Sharing My Journey' started by DonRobbie, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. DianaCox

    DianaCox Bad Cop

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    I'm going off the Facebook group list and the vitalady list. I'm hoping that a lot of these will go away at the first blood work, but I'm trying to be proactive and not get myself in a hole. I haven't met many things that I can't screw up so I'm doing my best to get this right. Hopefully once I am a year or so out and I know what my body is going to do the list will be smaller.
     
  3. Larra

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    I think your approach will work out for you. Yes, you may be taking more than you need, but it's far easier to cut back than to catch up once you're deficient.
     
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    I still have some pain/discomfort (1-2 or the 1-10 scale) around my belly button when bending over. The incision above my belly button is still tender and has a pretty good hard lump going. My incisions all look fine, but I expected them to feel fine by now. I only have a week and a half left before I go back to work and will be expected to be slinging product. I'm not in agony or anything, it's just a little concerning. When does the discomfort go away?
     
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    What about Calcium?
     
  6. southernlady

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    That's where I started. I was able to drop the E, A, Copper, Zinc, all B's off the list quickly. Add back the A a few years back when my level was trending down. It's back up to where it was but only had to add two a week.

    I was also in a hole for D in 2007. Took the little green footballs once a week and managed to get it to about 15. I ditched the green footballs and started dry D3 about 3 months one a day before my surgery. It crawled to 57 by then with a range of 30-100. Now mine is great. my PTH is great, calcium is great but in spite of all that, years of piss poor D (which meant my PTH was probably sky high), I have osteoporosis.

    Most of us have found that proactive is better than reactive.
     
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    "I was also in a hole for D in 2007. Took the little green footballs

    What are they???
     
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    Body dysmorphia blows. Looked at myself in the bathroom mirror this morning and thought I looked gaunt. Looked at myself again before bed and thought I looked no different from pre-op. I know neither is accurate but both experiences messed with my head a little.
     
  10. LorettaLynn

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    Did you go back to work, Don? How did that go?
     
  11. DonRobbie

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    Going to my PCP today for a final look over and then going back tomorrow. Not looking forward to finding out how weak I've gotten with not working for the last month. Also not looking forward to getting sucked back into the dysfunction again. But I'll get it done.
    I was hoping to have some idea what I'd like to try as a post truck driving career but I didn't have any brilliant epiphanies, so I'll keep plugging away for now.
     
  12. JackieOnLine

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    if you do, please share. in fact feel free to start a thread about it: I know I need a new career and no good ideas and will have to learn for free.

    luckily that's so much easier than it used to be, with so many free classes on the internet, it is mind boggling.
     

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