That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can answer it..
Welcome! Won't be long now til your.
What are you most excited about? Or concerned about?.
Will I be able to take care of myself with no help? I am able to do it right now...
Welcome to the group!!Support here is great!Ask if you need anything..
Great news on your.
Date! The waiting before is the worst. On the question of taking care of yourself...the problem is...everyone is sooooo different. I will give you my experience...I was "fit" before.
..overweight 250, with diabetes. I spent one day in the hospital came home and rested the next day, by the third day I felt normal. I tried to rest (just lay low) as much as possible. But I was still able to take care of anything that I needed for myself. Dr recommends not driving until you return for your 1 week check up...b/c some people are still on pain meds. I didnt need my pain meds once I got home.
I think it might also depend upon your surgeon, I had laperscopic.
Which also makes recovery smoother. But...whatever your experience, it will be worth it!..
Welcome and you will love this support group :) ask away with any concerns or just curiosities you may have and you will get lots of great input and inspiration..
Everyone being so different it's really hard to say from on person to the next. I needed the pain meds for about 6 days after I came home but it seemed more for the hurting on the left side where most of the work is done, for me I had a burning sensation there. It was certainly something that I could handle with that little bit of help and I didn't need help to do things for myself but I did have someone here for the first couple of days at home..
I spent 1 night at hospital also. I'm now 2 weeks out today and doing good..
Do you have friends/family that can help during your stay in the hospital and in the 1-2 weeks immediately following.
? People can and do go through this alone but having at least a couple of people to call on is recommended..
Also, is your spouse's condition a factor in this? You don't say but I assume you are the primary support person for your spouse?..
I have a lot of friends, and family support. My husband has brain cancer so I assist him with things also...
Hi how welcome to the group and I to have.
On 2/16/10 were how are you doing and good luik.
Is on 2/16/10, and I need all the support I can get..
Welcome to the group! This is a great place to find support from people who have been down the same road your going to travel!.
Welcome! I don't know what I would have done without this group! I am almost 3 months out and I started checking out the group about 3 months prior and they helped me with everything! They helped with all aspects of this journey and I would have been lost without them! So don't hesitate on asking ANY questions, this group has the answers!! Debbie..
Congrats!!! You will love this support group. I have looked at several ones online and this one is the best. If you need anything let us know!!..
Welcome, SO happy you have found this group. Everyone will do their best to give you guidance and answers....it's always nice to find friends who have "been there, done that" and are not condemming or critical of your decision. Congrats on your.
Date! That's soooo exciting...