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Oral Surgery and the DEXCOM

Hi everyone. Here's this week's update. It's going to be a little different from most updates, but you'll understand. Very interesting! :-)

To start off with, I had to get a new replacement receiver for my G4 system (the cover and receiver itself was falling apart). They were both sent to me after my week on vacation to the beach/ocean.

When I had gotten the new receiver, I had to go to the shutdown tab on the old receiver and turn on the new receiver to enter the transmitter's ID number. This was easier said than done because I had to call Tech Support and have them help with getting the new receiver to 'talk' to the phone and transmitter. The Rep. for Tech Support was half right about what had to be done. Usually, you aren't suppose to stop and start the same sensor, BUT in this case, I had been told to do this. So, I did what was said and I did the calibrations as if it was a new sensor. That same sensor was okay. It had one more day before changing.

I changed the sensor that had been restarted and that new sensor lasted the entire week! :-) I had used the sensor that was put in on August 23rd for my oral surgery from this Tuesday early morning In the hospital. The surgeon's team did a blood test and it matched up with the DEXCOM! They decided I would use my receiver during the surgery and it never failed! :-) This is the sensor that had just been removed this morning. I'm amazed how it didn't stop since I had to make sure the team never gave me Tylenol since the manual says never to use it and I was put under for the entire surgery. Tylenol can make the system not give correct numbers/results. I haven't used Tylenol now for 4-4.5 years since I've started using the system. :-)

As for after the surgery, I've had some swelling and pain, but I'm using some medication. I was told to eat and drink clear liquids. I had some ice cups, clear liquid/sodas and some yogurts and drinks with protein for snacks/meals in the few days. I had two yogurts for breakfast today instead of hard boiled eggs since I can't chew much right now. For dinner last night, I had some soft food/hummus with nothing to chew and a yogurt on the side. That seemed to be okay.

Well, this is the news on my end for now. Might try to get a nap in soon. Hope you're enjoying your week and you enjoy the weekend ahead. It's Labor Day Weekend here. :-)

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Hi Leah and poor you as you've had a rough time by the sounds of it, the sensor sounds a real nuisance so just what you dint need.

It must be hard not being able to eat properly and once the gums heal you'll feel better so hopefully the swelling and pain will go as well.

I hope that you feel pain free and better real soon and you look after yourself that whats most important.

Jerry. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thank you, Jerry. Things will be okay soon.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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Hey that's the spirit, it must be difficult not being able to eat properly, so we all feel for you. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I appreciate that very much! Thank you!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™

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Wishing you a good recovery. Hoping all gets better soon for you.

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Thank you! I had mashed eggs and hummus with yogurt for lunch today.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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Hiya,

I'm glad you are okay and the oral/dental surgery went well. You could try some porridge for your breakfast with soft berries such as, strawberries or raspberries. I have Greek style yoghurt and berries for breakfast but sometimes there isn't enough carbs to keep me going if I'm on the school run.

Take care and rest so you don't have a hypo.

TT x.

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Thank you so much for the suggestion. I will have to see about the fruit.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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Glad all went well for you. Take care.

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Finally the right post just catching up to all I've miss Leah you do sound wonderful! Weather got cold for camping came home after Bacon Roast many did only hard core or real drunks stayed. We could not get the 27 foot for the lot we wanted down by the family. Will plan better next year. The Vitamix is great for making anything you need reduced down to mush. Can even leave a little texture as you get adjusted-sweet potato's, any good veggie or combo, could flake fish. Cod fresh from the Pacific Northwest is excellent this time of year, would be easy to rat or Salmon both good in protien. Feel better every day.

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Thank you for the food ideas. I'm trying to take it slow when it comes to some of the food we have around the house and if we go out to eat. I have an appointment on Thursday this week. Will see what they say since the surgery had been done.

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A nice milk shake with a spoon would fill you up. Cover your mom microwave some oatmeal and mix with some milk and blend even some berries fresh or frozen. You have to be getting sick of yogurt think of something to mix with it like your favorite cereal that sits in milk before the blender when give it a spin for a treat. Thursday is a long time off. So mush up food like I did for my kids I never fed them baby food. I fed them both a year an half breast milk, Chris ws fine, Jenn wanted to eat like a horse. I started them on solids by making their foods by introduction for allergies. You know your so just get to creating what sounds wonderful. You have to be so hungry mix in some taco chip lol! I know you eat mostly keto as we do but you have to think of your balances at the moment. You need meat, fats- the fats can come fro the seafood mixed in a blender or flaked and chewed carefully. Use front teeth a seafood slushy would be tasty with butter and sesoning. Smash some pes or beans. Take a couple asprin before eating to reduce swelling. Enjoy night ssneak out for a holiday treat!

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Sounds nice! I have been going out over the last few days, but had to be careful.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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The worst would be to get an infected socket when your days are almost done. But a good blended slushy, or a bowl od food would not hurt, check for all bones if using fish add cream and butter. Really only a 1/2 I'd mix with a small sweet potato and only 1/2 of one. Keep it thin and on a spoon Salmon or Cod which ever you like best if wild caught. Blend it up. Hamburger is to grainy wait on meats. Fish ould just fall out of socket with rinse-lite. The mashed potato's with sweet potato's are so good with a little cinn. and butter, even baked a side a lone. Mash a bananna or watermelon slushy. Think of things that fill you up.What are you craving today noodles with tomato sauce, have mom make you a pot of spagehetti grand kids would love it she'll have to make meatballs. Your a trooper kido keep hanging on glad to see you back!!!!

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