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  • #30243
    cazza
    Member

    Hi guy’s the band is now in place I only stayed in 1 night i’m tender still but i’m going to be. I met blondesafari (Natalie) who says hi and she is doing very well and will be back on line once home shhe is hoping for Sunday. I am finding that I am getting alot of pain in my shoulders but the nurse said that is air but I don’t know how long it’s likely to last. So now i’m on soup and angel delight custard the slop things. Jason (my hubby) surprised me when I got home he has brought me a pamper voucher to have a facial or something when i’m feeling better bless him.

    #37481
    Maggie
    Member

    Congratulations Cazza!
    I don’t know many people who have had the band, you’ll have to tell me all about it.
    The pain in your shoulders is for sure the pain of the air they pumped into you. It doesn’t
    last long, and getting up and moving helps you get rid of it. What a sweet thing for hubby
    to do for you! Keep us posted.

    Maggie

    #37443

    Welcome home, Cazza. It was good to meet you on Wednesday. Glad all went well, and well done, Jason! Good man! A lot of people suffer from the shoulder pain – it’s from where they pump you up. It should be gone after a couple of days. Take it easy now and don’t try and run before you can walk.
    xx

    #37448
    LINDY LOO
    Member

    Welcome home Cassa, I hope you continue feeling okay. Your husband was very thoughtful and I bet it felt lovely.
    Lindy Loo

    #37455
    Brains
    Member

    Congrats Cazza look forwadr to using your voucher xx

    #37437
    solucky
    Member

    Singingsmall,

    Are you feeling much better now? How did the op go and how long were you in for? xx

    #37438
    solucky
    Member

    Cazza,

    Excellent news, only trouble is once you get that pamper you’ll become addicted!! Enjoy. xx

    #37430
    Claire
    Member

    Yay Cazza, glad everything went well and you’re home and recovering 🙂 As Maggie said, moving about helps with the trapped air, as does peppermint tea and maybe deflatine or windeze.

    Any band questions, give us a shout and I’ll do my best to answer… Cheryl has a band too and there are a few other members who aren’t on here quite so often. I’m sure between us we’ll be able to help you out.

    Take it easy
    xxx

    #37465
    cazza
    Member

    Thanks Claire,
    was you on slop for 1 or 2 wks as the band isnt inflated yet & cant actually feel food going down not sure if just due to what im eating some have said afetr 2 wks i should be eating normal food but did you start to change it after 1 wk.

    Carol

    #37435
    Ms Ellie
    Member

    Welcome back Cazza xxx

    #37431
    Claire
    Member

    @cazza 5278 wrote:

    Thanks Claire,
    was you on slop for 1 or 2 wks as the band isnt inflated yet & cant actually feel food going down not sure if just due to what im eating some have said afetr 2 wks i should be eating normal food but did you start to change it after 1 wk.

    Carol

    Hi Carol

    I religously stuck to the plan that St Richard’s gave me, can’t exactly remember what that was now as it was last year and I don’t know where my post op diet sheet is, but it was pretty much soups and yoghurts for the first week, pureed food the second week, mashed food the 3rd week and less mashed food the 4th before going onto normal food in the 5th.

    You will probably find that there is actually a ml or so in your band as they do normally put a little in there to prime the band and there will be some swelling as well. You won’t feel any real kind of restriction until you start to eat foods with more texture, and don’t worry at all if you don’t feel much restriction until you start to have your fills, that’s perfectly normal. It’s a lucky bandster who does get restriction straight away. The great thing with Streamline is that they don’t make you hang around for ages for your first or subsequent fills, nor do they insist on only 1ml at a time, which some providers do, so you have a much better chance of getting good restriction sooner rather than later.

    The most important thing to remember at the moment is to keep your fluid intake up.

    There are still plenty of foods that I can’t even touch, like celery, lettuce, bread, pasta, tomato skin, red meat, cod (and any “meaty” fish…. BUT there are loads more that I can eat… chicken, rice, most veg and salad, salmon, prawns, pulses, beans… Everyone is different though, so your band may tolerate some foods better than mine does and others less well… there will be plenty of trial and error in the weeks to come. I made a post on a thread about being sick yesterday – have a read of it, it applies just as much to us as to peeps with bypasses.

    Good luck hun and let us know how you get on.

    xxx

    #37453
    cherylp
    Member

    Well done Cazza – you’re on the losing side now- enjoy the ride!
    Cheryl x

    #37439
    Precious
    Member

    Ohhhh the wind Cazza, damn nuisance that was, on day 4 I could have played the trumpet all day long …. I felt like a man, cos they can trump for England!! 😆 But after that it was gone pretty much, had a few giggles though.

    Happy trumping … the more you do .. the more it eases !!

    xx precious xx

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