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Got a question... Medifast recipes with Boiled chicken and cream of chicken or cream of mushroom condensed soup? Thanks for any answer. Another question I got... Hi everyone, I am new to this support group and getting closer to my date (jan.11th) and just anxious. I am worried about pain and cravings... is their pain the first week at all? and are cravings the same, or do you just feel different? I am curious about everything? how are most of you doing that have had it done recently??..

asked May 09 at 14:07

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..

answered May 09 at 14:38

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1st welcome to the fam.

2nd you will have some pain, and about the cravens, that might be a minor issue after you have lived on protein shakes for a week, after a while you may hate Medifast food altogether..

But it does get better I wish you all the best, and I am HAPPY for you heres to a GREAT.

Surgery.

And a safe and fast RECOVERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

answered May 09 at 15:27

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Im not going to lie to you, there is severe pain...if you have ever had your tubes tied it feels like that almost.....i had several fevers the first week which had me feeling worse than some. the pain meds worked wonderful, for pain n nausea......i didn't want to even eat the broth so I really didn't eat much the first week...believe me you wont be hungry but your mind may tell you where is the Medifast food but not to worry everything will be fine...u will struggle just to drink.....

answered May 09 at 16:41

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I had the post op pain pump which is inserted beneath the skin to numb the incision sites kinda like your gums get numb when they pull teeth. I think it helped some. The worst part of the whole thing was the gas pains. Gas x chewables were my savior. I think it is different for everyone. It all depends on how you deal with pain.

Of course they give you plenty of pain meds too...

answered May 09 at 18:11

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Kara
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Mozay I have had my tubes tied and I figured it would be pain like that. So thanks for letting me know!..

answered May 09 at 19:27

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Ryan
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There is pain but that is to be expected! The good news is that you will have great drugs! LOL! Seriously, WALK. That will help you more than you will realize it. As for cravings, I think everyone is different. I have head cravings, but I am not actually hungry when I have them. You are going to do great!..

answered May 09 at 19:28

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I had my.

Surgery.

2 weeks ago and had very little pain compared to what I thought my pain level would be. I had a hiatal hernia and that was what actually hurt the worst..

Because I've been on the.

Liquid diet.

For 3 weeks (one week before, 2 weeks after) I have lost my craving for anything sweet or anything chocolate. I can't wait to eat mashed potatoes!.

Today was the first day that I drank a shake too fast. It felt like I had gone to the buffet and ate as much as I possibly could. Yucky feeling. I have to remember to slow down..

Follow your teams recommendations and you will do just fine...

answered May 09 at 20:27

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Patricia since being on the.

Liquid diet.

For 5 weeks I have lost my cravings for chocolate also...

answered May 09 at 20:56

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Anxiety is completely normal - once you have a date, the fantasy moves into reality and you start to think about the gritty details and possible risks. Remember to breath :).

Due to complications, I was in the hospital longer than most - 4 days. The 1st 3 days I had a.

Morphine.

PCA and was very comfortable. Once I switched to liquid.

Lortab.

My incisions didn't hurt at all. I ended up having 2 surgeries & they used the retractor under my left ribs aggressively checking my liver for bleeding. The only pain I had from the 4th day on was rib pain, which the.

Lortab.

Took care of. By the 5th day the only pain med I took was at bedtime, because my ribs were so bruised and laying flat was uncomfortable..

I have no regrets and know I made the right decision..

I'm just 4 weeks out and the only craving I've had was for a taco when my husband made them recently. While I wanted it on some level, the thought of eating it made my little pouch seize. (And in reality, I guess I could have pureed the meat, cheese, beans, & a little salsa since I'm on purees now. But, ick, no thanks.) I will always have cravings and I will always get to choose how to deal with them..

Remembering.

That I get to choose helps me not to get into deprivation mode. And health & well being beats my old binge foods anytime!..

answered May 09 at 21:23

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Braelyn
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I just had my.

Surgery.

On the 11th. There was alot of pain when I first was woken up after.

Surgery.

, but honestly I expected that. That lasted about a day and they gave me a button to push for pain and that worked great. I took the.

Lortab.

The 3rd and 4th day and that kind of took care of any lingering soreness...

answered May 09 at 21:41

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Hi everyone, I am new to this support group and getting closer to my date (jan.11th) and just anxious. I am worried about pain and cravings... is their pain the first week at all? and are cravings the same, or do you just feel different? I am curious about everything? how are most of you doing that have had it done recently??..

answered May 09 at 22:31

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Jasmine
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It is very normal to be anxious before major.

Surgery.

But honestly, it was easy for me..

I had mine laproscopically, I woke up in my room and had a PCA (pt controlled analgesia) "pain button" for the first night. I had a roommate who woke up in the night with chest pain. I used it mostly so I would go back to.

Sleep.

And be able to ignore all the comotion in the room. It came out in the morning and they switched me to pain meds by mouth once I got the ok/clearance to start sipping. I really didn't have a lot of pain. I used the pain medicine for about the 3-4 days then switched to.

Tylenol.

And only used the prescription stuff at night. Then 2 weeks out I was back to work and not taking anything..

I didn't have any cravings or any appetite for about the first 8 months. Then they both came back..

Everyone is different..

Good Luck!.

Laura..

answered May 09 at 23:50

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Brett
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Thanks everyone for all your comments!! I love being on this website for support. less than 2months away.... :)..

answered May 10 at 01:23

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EVERYONE is different. but here is my story....

I am week 5 post op, I am down 34 pounds. I can eat anythig I want accept grains yet (and of course limited to no sugars except fruit)and I never ONCE had pain in or out of my stomach or incisions. (Mine was laproscopic). The only pain I ever had was my back and in my shoulders from the anesthesia and CO2 and that went away the more I walked and exercised..

This is the EASIEST thing I have done for myself. I eat my 1/4 to 1/2 c. of Medifast food and feel full and satisfied. I occasionally crave chocolate and when I do- I grab a sugar free fudgsicle! Sometimes my stomach is full but I want to taste... sometimes I walk away, sometimes I taste and spit it out..

I don't drink protein shakes because they are nasty. But I do drink 2-4 cups of milk per day to help my proteins and I ALWAYS get my water in (mostly because I am thirsty all the time... some get this, some don't. No biggie.).

I take a prenatal vitamin because I only have to take it once, I don't have to chew it, and it works..

I don't hate myself if I eating something I probably shouldn't have, but I work harder to burn it off..

I don't dump..

Like I said- everyone is different. Mine may not be the best habits, but I am a realistic person to myself and so far- it has worked. 34 pounds in 5 weeks isn't half bad!..

answered May 10 at 02:04

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Mason
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Today is day six since my.

Surgery.

I had a hernia repair and RNY bypass. I came home on day three. Pain is well managed in the hospital. Before they discharge you, they transition you to oral pain meds. I only took mine for one day24 hrs. Stopped them on day 4.

All in all, the recovery from the.

Surgery.

Seems to be the easy part of this. The challenge is in acquiring new life skills such as meal planning, cooking, exercising, etc...

answered May 10 at 03:00

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Cassandra
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Hello, vjaimes I too am new and am going to have sugery sometime in january. My good freind, who is a great support to me bought me a book and it is the best.

Reading.

I have found to answer all the questions and what to expect, It is call " The Real Skinny on Weight loss.

Surgery.

" By Juli M. Janeway and Karen j. Sparks..

These two brave ladys decided to along with their Dr. S. Baker, write a book about all the experiences they had. It is great...

answered May 10 at 03:39

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