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hahhaahaa, well i made it thru the day with the buns in the house and i didn't have even a bite

hey guys, what do you think.... should i ask the surgeons office for any reports they have? or have them sent to my GI dr? just wondering if there is anything in them that might be useful to me to have.

or will they auto send them since the GI spec. did refer me to them..... 

i'll do the same with the hospital i think.

i feel weird doing this but it does give me something to think about.

thanks for input friends.



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hahahaha, just realized we wrote cinnamon buMs..hahahahaha, that's where it will go if i eat more



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Ohhh Canuck      nice to see you sweetheart 

 

5...cinnamon bums are my favourite!!!!! I make an ooey gooey mixture of butter, brown sugar and of course ...maple syrup (being Canadian its a staple in my house)

I do my second proofing with them sitting in it..... all filled and rolled and almost ready to bake...then after I bake em I flip them onto a plate and the goo drips down the sides and hardens a bit...sooo yummmm  I wish I could make some for you  

Im so glad you could digest your cinnamon bun and are not going back to work this month...

pamper yourself and continue to heal 



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oh oh, no problems with the cinnamon roll , so now i have to be careful not to eat all day every day

back to normal tomorrow , but what a joy that cinnamon bum was



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5-1, so sorry to hear you had a gall bladder operation. Sounds like you are recovering. BUT it's still tough to have another health incident. Glad you enjoyed your cinnamon roll. That sure sounds good to me. 

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well it's all good news at my post op.

the gallbladder was inflamed so it was the right thing to do. i even said i feel better so it must have been making things worse for me and am thankful i had it out...

he said my liver actually looked pretty good , not sure if he meant "for someone with fibrosis" or in general. but i'm going with "it looked pretty good".

i'm off till the end of the month so i don't have to strain in pain at the job

i ate some cinnamon roll so we'll see how that floats.... since it's more like bread it should be ok. pumpkin cake was harder to digest.

and i got new windshield wipers today too! 

now to relax and realize that i am stress free for a cpl weeks to heal and enjoy easy stuff

i wish good news for all of you friends

 



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There you are, Chuck! We’ll be right here, with bells on. When you hear us ringing, it means the party has started! Thanks for checking in... smile



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no worries C ;

it's good to see you socialize a little bit. take care of your wonderful selfie



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Hey, Hi everybody! 

Sorry for being MIA - just happens sometimes (shrugs). I have been peeking in (off-line) quite regular, and reading and checking up on everyone, being concerned or celebrating right along with you (where appropriate, given your circumstances!) - and, as usual, i have been tempted to write scads and scads, but ... just have not been able to, and/or made a judicious choice not to, as i have been  - PRE-occupied! ... shat happens ya know - and, I have been having to spending some time doing shat stuff of late. Oh well, shat stuff interfering with my communication style should not last, bear with me please! Not to worry - "aw'll bay bach" (like they say). Boo to too much cholesterol, yay for GB-light 5. Wish i could respond in full to all the posts I have been seeing of late. I'll try to get back in the "posting" saddle (pun intended)  as soon as I can.  ; )  C.



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I’m happy to hear you’re doing so well, 5! It’s good news and I know you’re taking your recovery period seriously. That’s what it’s all about! Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s working for ya.

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your thanks giving sounds wonderful obs, happy thanksgiving

yea, i was pushing my luck for sure

i can eat my low sugar organic grape jam with anything so that will have to do for now... and oatmeal with sweet potato.

def am back on the lean cuisine now , lighter for now ..... home made chicken broth is my best friend along with low sodium breads and that jam .

i felt much better today so tomorrow i should be back to where i was before the fun fest. 

but if i'm a little bloated the doc might make sure i get the time off i think i need , not gonna stuff myself before the appt tho.



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It is a good  idea to re-introduce previously problematic foods one at a time so you can read your bodys reaction (or hopefully lack of reaction)... 

I have found if I eat processed or manufactured foods (like cakes) I will react to them but if I bake stuff myself ...the only problem I have is overconsumption. 

If you are craving sweet and you know you can digest oatmeal...perhaps make some oatmeal cookies.

im glad youre getting out and about 5, and Im glad youre letting others help you with lifting and carrying.

 

We had our thanksgiving dinner tonight..all our children came and we had a wonderful time 

 

 



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hhahahaha,

i had a boiled chicken sandwhich with the lettuce. 

after that i ate the pumpkin cake

since my stomach is still swollen anyway, i think that was just too much for my digestion.

i can eat otameal and babyfood sweet potato but not the harder to digest stuff yet i guess.... gonna have chicken without lettuce today... maybe in a few days.

and no cake for a week or so cry



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Okay 5, I’m concerned about something. Other than being thrilled about your continued improvement, I’m worried about your diet. Did you actually say you ate Lettuce and Pumpkin Spice cake? Please say they were on different plates? Ha, ha!



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i am feeling better now so at least i know i can recover from test foods ; so it was worth it to get a bit of lettuce and pumpkin cake, but gonna put the cake on the back burner and try lettuce again for sunday dinner.  fingers crossed for the lovely lettuce

and sneezing is the worst, at least i didn't have any sneezes the first few days... i got lucky there.

 



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day 5 i got out of the house and drove to the smaall strip mall. made some returns and got some groceries. the checker loaded my basket and i unloaded each little bag , hubby hauled it into the house

today i added lettuce and half a mini pumkin bundt cake.... i think it was too much too soon cos i'm bloated.....i hope it's not the lettuce :( . i ate some shredded chicken too. 

i will go back to a milder diet and see how it goes. maybe i just ate too much at one time.... trial and error here

i started pooping friday , just normal so that's good... i'm taking my fiber and actually had one half of a senokot on thursday morning. just to get things motivated in there. now i'll just see how it goes...hopefully easy

i sure did love the lettuce and pumkin cake , i don't have indegestion, just bloated..

i see the dr on tuesday so all of this is good data

friday i had 4 mini meatballs and that didn't seem to bloat me, so i like that 

i usually wake up not bloated, so here's hoping that is good...... so tums for now and ice and heat and tv

oh and yea, the incision under my bra was not happy even tho i put padding there... i'll get to tell the doc that i'm not going back to work till i can wear a bra and lean against a table while reaching forward.

 



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yep, nothing seems easy

i don't think the bbq is as bad as cakes, pies ,ice cream, cookies ,chips, deep friedcry 



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Atorvastatin is the same statin he’s considering. It’s common and doesn’t cost a fortune. I find it odd that the results did such a flip in a 3 month period. I know I eat too much junk and don’t pay much attention to my diet, never had to. I’m sure I can get it down some, just by diet alone. That said, I know it’ll be a struggle, because I like to eat. I’m a big fan of the BBQ, I do it all year. Meat is my friend, lol! 

I‘ll work on it and see what happens. I was told previously, to try Niacin daily, to reduce cholesterol, which I’m doing. When my doctor talked to me about it, he referenced a study that said they used to encourage that, but now find it only reduces the numbers, not the actual cholesterol. Guess it was worth a try, didn’t work anyway. Nothing’s easy!



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I take my prescribed statin (Atorvastatin) before I go to bed. For me, I have not noticed any side effects but it may be that I have gotten used to it over the past two and a half years.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian neighbours and a sincere thank you to all of you amazing people here as well. (Yes, Canadians spell neighbours with a 'u'...British thing lol.)



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Tig,

If you start an oral statin I really hope you don't have side effects like muscle pain or fatigue. Doctors used to tend to choose to not believe us when we told them the statins were making us feel bad, there have been enough reports in the literature about side effects they are taking it seriously now.

I have high cholesterol and really need a statin, diet did not help but I could not tolerate oral statins. Muscle pain and fatigue. They have a new injectable called Repatha but Medicare won't approve it until you have tried four different oral statins and had side effects.

I finally got approved for Repatha and can take it without muscle pain or fatigue. Have not been on it long enough to get my lipid panel redone that comes next month. If you search Repatha it comes with its own set of side effects though. So far I am doing OK.



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obs, i'm so sorry about your rib going out due to allergic coughing... we are so fragile yet so strong.



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I agree with 5 Tig... think about adjusting diet before starting statins... if he doesnt want you to start right away... that gives you time to adjust and maybe not need them (hopefully) 

5 ... so glad youre healing up.. cant wait to hear about all the foods youre had to be deprived of that you may be able to digest soon

I had three days of dramatic allergic coughing from some chemical in the environment/air.. and I coughed a rib in my back out of whack  I couldnt even stay lying in bed this morning...Luckily my sweetie gave me a massage and it crackled and popped and pain level dropped significantly 



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tig, can you change your diet instead of statins? oatmeal, fiber , fewer fats?

i hope your tests are ok tho

 

i took it real easy mon,tues,wed and today i did some laundry and moved around more. i'm being careful about lifting, pushing and pulling, but there's no way i could get out of bed without some painful difficulty; so i tend to stay in or out of bed longer that way.

i do see  why they give us a cpl weeks off from work tho. i'll make sure of that!

i decided not to take the pain pills since it only hurt when i moved and was sleeping well. and i didn't want the side effects of pain pills, including sleeping even more.

be well friends. be back soon to see how everyone is doing.

 



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Keep up the TLC, 5, it’ll make your overall recovery, much smoother. Now is the time to take special care of everything!

My doc appt went like I thought it would. He was skeptical of the triglyceride level, but barely. Wants me to start a statin, but not right away. Hard on the liver, but so is a heart attack. Thinks there are some hip issues (duh), X-rays to follow, as well as a cardiac and lung scan. At least I have something to do for a couple weeks. Oh boy, deductible and copay time!



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sticker,obs,tig

thankyou for the wellwishes and encouragement.

yep, water and broth and toast right now...some oatmeal ,applesauce and baby sweet potato......plus rest and tv. 

i do get up and move around every so often.

my medical team was super...even the last nurse who told me to stand up bent but straighten up once i get up so i don't walk bent...that was good advice since my muscles were stabbed also

it was like a symphony with grace....so much better quality than the the harvoni clinic guy ...but he had a good place in my life too.

i'm so glad it's over and now i recover ... no lifting over 5 pounds for 3 weeks to keep from getting a hernia..that makes sense.  i willl prob go back to work after 2 weeks. will know after next tuesday when i go for post op.

stay well friends.

 



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Good going 5!  Keep up the good work and take it easy.  How long is the recovery supposed to take? I hope you are feeling much much better soon, champ.

 



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Glad that it went well 5! We are so often told that, its a common procedure, doctors do this, all the time but it doesnt feel so reassuring when YOU are the one going under the knife. I am happy that it was successful and take it slow and easy during your recovery.



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Yay 5.  so glad it went smoothly and you are home resting and healing.  

good riddance to that silly old gb

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Excellent report, 5! Get some rest and stay hydrated. Good night! 



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it's all good news .

didn't feel a thing, they gave me relaxing meds b4 and the whole team came in to see me b4 the op.

i discussed my antibiotic fears with everyone

i was home by 11 am and have been dozing on and off.

when i first woke up it hurt and i let them know, about 7.5 level, got a little more pain meds but was at max since my breathing was too relaxed... soon tho the pain level went to  5.5, and then 4.5, [i love thoses halves.ahhahaaha ]

lucky it only hurts when i move . i get up now and then and have been icing. i just took an ibuprophen to see if that works; i dont think i'll pick up the pain pills at this rate [kim has vicoprophen if i need an eighth of a pill later.

can't lift anything that might give me a hernia; so far no cake , just toast and broth.

now for some tv after lovely toast and broth dinner

thanks for the support friends.

oh and of course, the best news is the fibrosis didn't interfere with the laproscopy , maybe he'll even let me know how my liver looked .

be well friends, gonna just chill now



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Hello 5,

I trust all went well, but will reserve telling any jokes that might cause laughter! I do have compassion for the ill, injured and newly repaired. Seriously, I hope things went as expected and you’re home resting by now. The bloated feeling will take a day to go away. They blow you up like a balloon and some of that gas is left to be absorbed. All normal stuff. You’ll be feeling better in no time! 


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here i go friends i'll leave my gallbladder with the hospital and i'll come home. i'll check in soon



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and oatmeal is supposed to help too , i eat that everyday with some sweet potato baby food mixed in....very good and healthy



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Tig --- thinking of you and hope the test results improve and that you can have an uncomplicated diet to follow,,,nuts, fruits and vegetables,,,a bit of meat if you want,,,nuts, fruits and vegetables,,,a piece of fish...nuts fruits and vegetables, repeat..

 

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Some of that would have to do with what you ate the day before. Ahhh.. years ago my triglycerides were high doc told me to watch what I ate. Night before my next blood test

I looked at the clock and finished lined in a bag of jelly beans. Needless to say I had to be re-tested triglycerides came back 1800. Watch that starch and sugar Bro.



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Yes, fasted for 14 hours before they finally drew them. I’m not a breakfast eater anyway. I‘m expecting a repeat and see what’s going on. It’s time to get serious about a few things! I’ll try anyway, lol!



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tig were you fasting when you did your labs? or were you eating more fat in your diet recently? like over your vacation?  it must be cos your gallbladder doesn't cry anymore , i'm hoping i don't go crazy with the food once it's out.

i find that labs do change quick due to diet :( 

anyway, we know you got this and that you'll be getting better labs soon.

yea, wouldn't it be funny to bring the gallbladder home? that way i can say i still have it but it's not causing me any trouble

for sure cheddy i heard that over 50 thing too from someone. and it's amazing how many of us took our hepC tx in our 60's! and are feeling ok .

harry, can you get the nicotine gum? maybe start chewing those little cocktail stiraws? 

i called in sick to work today, it's prob allergies from getting things cleaned and ready but i'm just taking it easy and using more nose spray [it's ok to adjust the dose to the symptoms for me ].

take it easy friends, we must keep ourselves going forward with this health business

i will update soon.

 



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Hey Cheddo,

I was kind of surprised myself. Thought the usual would be out, but not my triglycerides and cholesterols. This was a retest for the ones drawn a few months back! They forgot to do several things and wanted them done ahead of next week’s annual. The direction from here is to be determined.

I’m not perfect, but I don’t go out of my way to trash myself or my health, so when you (we) hear this kind of stuff, it reminds us of the need to keep working hard at not only staying healthy, but to avoid the things we should! I’ll make a personal note to self... wink



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Tig,

With a jump like that in 3 months, is it possible that it can jump the other way in 3 months? Have you repeated any labs? What is your next step? This is terribly disturbing news.  We want a healthy Tig.

5,

Gall bladder be gone. You don't need that malfunctioning unit. Good luck with your operation. I hope you feel better very soon.  Do let us know.

Harry,

Good luck with quitting smoking. It's hard to believe that something so unhealthy can be pleasing, too.  Old habits do die hard.  I hope you find some new ones that make you proud.  Stay cool down there.  Last year was a tough one.

Iris,

How sad it is to lose a kitty.  I'm very sorry for your loss. 



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Hey 5,

Ask your doc to save your GB in formaldehyde. Then we can start a new “Show n Tell” section, with pictures!

You will feel much better after that unruly thing is gone. It was like night and day for me. No more sharp pains, diet conflicts or worries about keeping it happy on a daily basis.

We’ll be here waiting for the good news! 



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Oh my, my friends. I remember my doc telling me that after 50, taking care of your body is a full time job. But look at us. We face each challenge one step at a time. I'm going to change my Happy Dance to a Healthy Dance for a while. Let's get to the bottom of these issues and keep on moving.  More on all of this when I have more time.

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Harry wrote:

Hi 5, good luck with the op,my wife says she feels so much better after getting hers done , you will be looked after.


 thanks harry , this feels so soothing to read

 

Yes OBs, i got the house over prepared , but it's the transition to the colder weather so it will be easier to bag the clothes up in a few weeks anyway , and i'll have lots of broth and frozen cooked chicken so don't have to think about that for a few weeks either



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Tig,thanks for your reply ,I find it really helps getting info from someone who understands ,instead of trying to talk to my Dr ,who looks like just walked out of med school and doesn't really understand our situations or really cares that much ,I'm sure my Dr would be lost if he didn't have a computer in front of him!IV usually got to remind him what's going on and who I am in fact kinda reminds me of a robot ,I remember when I was a kid how drs use to do house calls and seemed to be a bit Careing ,oh well times a Changing as Bob said, anyway take care Tig ,good luck with everything ,you sound like a tough ol' bugger ,best thoughts from down under,

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Awww Tig 

sorry to hear about your blood tests...I sure hope it can be managed with food/diet.  

 

hurray for still being SVR

Let us know what Dr says when you have your follow up visit.

 

Harry..more power to you and yes avoid the news

5_ sounds like youre all ready and set and soon will feel ticketyboo 



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tig, sorry to hear about your sad labs :( . i hope they normalize without meds..

i watch my sugar and fats and salt; this high maintenance lifestyle is nOt fun



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Hello Friends,

Just got my latest viral load results back. Still undetected, after 6 years! AST: 14 ALT: 15

The rest isn’t so good. Something caused my Triglycerides to jump waaay up, Cholesterol way up, Glucose, too. All in 3 months. Looking at the bright side, at least I’m still SVR! I’ll get the word next week, yikes.

Stay tuned for more drugs and diet restrictions...  eyeroll



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Hey Harry,

You need to bring that question to your doctor before undertaking any new drug regimen. The incidence of immune system failures being responsible for HCV relapses isn‘t high, or we’d heard about it, a lot.

There are many things out there that are hard on your liver. Some of the biologics prescribed now are stressful on the immune system. Whatever it is, always discuss it with a liver specialist that’s aware of your history.

Continued luck on the cigs!

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Hi Observer, yes quitting cigs is probley hardest thing IV tried to quit,I find it relaxing ,IV nearly succeeded but still not completely given up,whenever I have slightest stress I start thinking cigs, still trying.gotta not watch the news I think.

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Hi 5, good luck with the op,my wife says she feels so much better after getting hers done , you will be looked after.

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