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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Have you tried Medifast? Is it really safe? What is the best kind to use? Many thanks for any answer. Second question.. 22 days post op here, and FINALLY, my pain is gone.... yup, it happened in almost an instant, too! All I wanted for Christmas was to be pain-free, and by golly, I got my wish... well, for the most part!.

I've been posting in my journal and other places about the intense pain I've had since my post-op appointment on 17 Dec... and that on 21 Dec I spent the day in the ER having all kinds of tests done, only to find out that all was well and I must have just pulled a stitch or twisted a muscle on my left side. I left the ER with pain meds and an antibiotic for a slight UTI. The pain remained, and I had made up my mind that I'd be back in the clinic or the ER on Monday because it was still so unbearable, as recent as late last night..

Then, last night I was getting ready to go to bed around 12:30 and I stood up from the computer where I'd had my bedtime snack of a little jello and plain yogurt. My shirt and pj pants were soaked on the left side and I thought, how could I have spilled the jello/yogurt all over me??? I went into the kitchen and realized it was getting even more wet, so I grabbed a paper towel and put it up to my incision (which had been healed over since my doctor's visit on the 17th), and lo and behold, there was fluid literallly pouring out of my side!!!!! OMG!! I was in a panic.... woke up hubby, and he stood in the kitchen with me, watching me sop up flluid with paper towels... then we had to make a decision go right then to the ER or wait until after he got home at noon today to go (he gets up at 2 am and leaves at 3 am for work).... I was so scared, pain-free but scared, and I didn't want to risk anything going too wrong, so we left at 1:10am for the ER... by 2:15 we were back home!.

Here's what's happened.... yes, my incision got infected, inside.... somehow I still say it was when my surgeon poked/prodded at the site on the day of my post-op... a pocket had formed inside and kept filling with fluid, and thank goodness the mild.

Septra.

I was given for my UTI was trying to keep the bacteria at bay, but it wasn't strong enough. So apparently, the pocket had just grown so big and was pressing on nerves and such that kept me from functioning normally and being able to walk and be on my feet very long. Then, last night, it found a weak spot in the incision line and just burst out. In the ER the doctor kept pressing and pressing and hubby said he couldn't believe the amount of pus and fluid she got out of that area! First it was clear, then pink, then pus, then just red, but luckily no odorFortunately, there's minimal redness and swelling, the bloodwork they ran came out fine, so no infection got into my bloodstream, and the doctor did an ultrasound to see if there were any other pockets of fluid in the area, and there weren't. I left there with nothing more than a pile of 4x4s and paper tape to keep it bandaged. The doctor had called the senior surgical resident on call while I was in the exam room and it was the same one I'd seen when I'd been in the ER on 21 Dec she wants to see me in the clinic tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8am to follow-up..

So, there you go! I feel like a very different person now! The only pain I have is from the rawness of the incision site, and it's all at the surface no more of that debilitating pain that was coming from the core. I could even bend down to put the dog Medifast food bowls down for the dogs' breakfast this morning without feeling like I was going to collapse in pain!.

So Santa (aka THE Big Guy upstairs!!) granted me my Christmas wish!! Was I ever saying prayers of thanks when I crawled into bed at 2:30 this morning!! (I just wish the dogs had let me.

Sleep.

Later than 8am I see a nice.

Nap.

Coming my way this afternoon!!).

~ Tina.... NOW I can get on with the rest of my life......

asked May 09 at 17:50

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..

answered May 09 at 18:02

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Oh my goodness, of all things! God was taking care of you by keeping it all together anyway. What a relief. I am very happy for you. Welcome to your new life = ).

Did they have to cut open the incision site anymore?..

answered May 09 at 18:48

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Tina, that must have been stressful - good for you for going to the ER. Good for you for.

Listening.

To your body in the first place and for letting it lead you to care..

I am so happy that you feel better and wish you a speedy recovery for this and for the.

Surgery.

You, m'lady, are a trooper!..

answered May 09 at 19:25

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Kathy, I don't think the incision will have to be cut any the doctor last night was able to push most all the gunk out of the hole that made itself... we'll see what tomorrow brings when I go in to the.

Surgery.

Clinic..

Oh, and I forgot to mention I don't know how everyone feels about going to an emergency room when issues come up (I will do just about anything to NOT go to an ER, believe me), but when you walk up to the counter and say you're a post-surgery patient, the red carpet seems to roll right out from your feet all the way to the exam room! At least in my 2 ER visits they did.... people in the waiting room just kinda looked at me when they took me right back both times.... so, don't be afraid to go if you feel something is terribly wrong medical people are aware of all the pitfalls that surgical patients face along the way, so they're pretty receptive...

answered May 09 at 20:17

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I was wondering about the whole sitting around and waiting to be seen thing. So, I guess that explains it. Good to know!..

answered May 09 at 21:11

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Ewwwwww, that's nasty. That's about as nasty as when Elizabeth described her pus pocket. Gag. LOL.

Glad you found out what was causing it and that your pain is gone now. Now get out there and rock that new body you're gonna discover soon!.

Krista..

answered May 09 at 21:12

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I have to mention how profoundly impressive it is that you view this as a "glass half full" moment! Ending the pain as your wish and goal, regardless of how you got there!.

I am happy you have a happy ending to this story, Tina. Do you have to take antibiotics?..

answered May 09 at 22:40

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It is so good to hear that you are feeling better now. I was very fortunate because I never had pain at all. I have trouble keeping my protein down but I really feel Blessed. You are now on your way to this new Life and your going to make it. God Bless you. Helen..

answered May 09 at 23:22

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Thanks again for all the kind words... I have had a wonderful, pain-free day today I could even put my own socks on after my shower tonight because it didn't hurt to bend over first time since the morning I left the house for.

Surgery.

On 2 Dec!!.

Obonke, I'm still taking the antibiotics for the UTI that they gave me on the 21st, and I go back tomorrow morning to the.

Surgery.

Clinic and they'll re-evaluate me to see if I need more or what the new course of treatment will be..

I'm just so thankful to be able to function again. When hubby got home from work today he said my face even looked better he said he could tell how much pain I was in by the look I had.. so that's good to know!.

So we'll see what tomorrow brings!..

answered May 10 at 00:55

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Wow! That had to have been scary. So glad everything seems to be going better now. It's good to know pre-op not to be hesitant to get things checked out if they don't seem right. I.

Hope.

You heal really quickly! So glad most of your pain is gone...

answered May 10 at 01:12

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