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Bob wrote:Do colostomy bags come in hot pink?
theCryptofishist wrote:Bob wrote:Do colostomy bags come in hot pink?
No. They seem to come in "flesh", and by that I mean some sort of "caucasian" "flesh".
And you could have asked me any time over the past 4+ years.
Mojojita wrote:Due to serious ulcers, I ended up having the exact same roux-n-y procedure as most bypasses. I have had no problems at all after 5 years - keep hydrating and be sure to get in protein first before you eat anything else. Bring lots of turkey jerky and protein shakes of your choice. Bring your vitamins and keep a water bottle or camelback with you all the time and keep sipping from it. Put some electrolyte in your water too for good measure. Last year the Reno Costco stocked water with added electrolyte in 5 gal bottles - we keep an Igloo water cooler full with that and ice. We also have another Igloo with iced tea. Keep in mind that you will be a cheap drunk because alcohol enters your blood stream much faster when it dumps almost directly into the intestine. One beer or one glass of wine will get you really going. If you have lap band, I have no clue how things will work for you. You will have trouble initially drinking anything carbonated so plan accordingly.
I puked a lot for the first few months until I figured things out and stomach settled down. Don't puke on the playa please. PM me if you need support.
xhoosier wrote:... you need to know how your body reacts to the surgery in order to know what you need on the Playa.
xhoosier wrote: 1) Porta potties are a must - eat the wrong thing and you will need one very quickly
xhoosier wrote:2) Alcohol may be candy and after surgery you may be able to drink just as much but you will fall down and maybe die if you are not careful. Not to say that Alcohol is poison but 1 drink = about 3 drinks for me now and dehydration is your biggest enemy
xhoosier wrote:3) Nuts that are salty are a luxury that I could not live without. Especially mixed nuts
xhoosier wrote:4) Low fat pre-sliced salami in packs was a meal in itself. Yes, it is greasy and salty and maybe not your type of meat but it stays good a lot longer than other things and easy to take in a ziplock when running around the playa.
xhoosier wrote:5) Water, water, water- got a big 2 or 3 gallon water jug like they use on construction jobs and filled with ice and then topped of with water. Stayed cool almost all week and was always ready when needed.
xhoosier wrote:6) Be sure to eat meals when you are scheduled- I don't feel hungry on the playa but when you do it may be too late. Especially if you have put other things in your body that are not normal.
xhoosier wrote:Depending on how soon are doing this after surgery you may want to be sure some of your friends know what is going on or put something in your pocket that tells what you had done. Some of us may not want everyone to know that we had this done but people need to know in case something happens. You don't want to get hurt, unable to talk and taken to a medical tent and they want to put something down into your stomach or give you things like NSAIDS like asprin because they can make you bleed badly. Sucks to have a hangover and not be able to take a asprin.
Mojojita wrote: 2) Don't be surprised if you lose some of your hair within the first several months. Your body thinks it is starving and your hair may go into "shed stage" - which is a normal process but is a little concerning if you don't expect it! It will grow back.
theCryptofishist wrote:Mojojita wrote: 2) Don't be surprised if you lose some of your hair within the first several months. Your body thinks it is starving and your hair may go into "shed stage" - which is a normal process but is a little concerning if you don't expect it! It will grow back.
My hair did the "come out by the handful" thing back in September 2007. It was sort of amazing. Why it took that long, I don't know...
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