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June TTer despondent over 3 week results so far... Just wondering if anyone out there feels the same???

  • teachfish70
  • Cape Coral, FL
  • 3 years ago

I know we all have to be patient with the swelling and the lumps and bruising, but I was just wondering if anyone else was feeling, like me, that when they look at themselves, they DON'T see a flat tummy and are losing hope that this dream really will come true??? Feel free to check out my 3 week pics to see what I'm talking about! Thanks!

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Try the lymph drainage massage to help release the toxins and get things moving. I think they really do help. Maybe a 3 day cleanse?? I'm baffled if sodium is low and drinking water! If nothing else works, time and patience. I'm sorry you are having to deal with it but it really does get better!
Hey teachfish, it seems you have a ton of swelling. I would take a look at your diet and cut out sodium almost completely. You really have to watch all foods unless they are fresh meats and produce. I had a low sodium can of soup and couldn't believe the sodium in it so I didn't buy it. I would also up your water intake. If you aren't drinking a gallon of water per day then fill one up and start tracking it and make sure you drink the entire thing. Stay away from caffeine as much as possible, drink some green tea and eat natural foods that are known to be diuretics. If you are feeling up to it, try a lymphatic drainage massage of your abdomen also. I have had 2 so far and they really do help. A lymphatic massage is a very light massage, so there is no real pressure and it really breaks things up and gets it moving. Keep your chin up though, things get better and better as time goes by even though it doesn't seem like it now! I'm almost 12 weeks post op and loving it now, but at 3 weeks I was hating life!
Thanks 45. Already doing no sodium and have been drinking a gallon of water a day for 15 years now. Thus, my frustration!!! I will take your advice and keep my chin up while playing the waiting game...