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  1. I really recommend you get a meter Carina. It very much sounded as if you had a drop in blood sugar levels and that information would be very helpful for your surgeon/doc.
  2. Make sure you use your meter and keep a record of what you ate (incuding amounts) prior to the episode. That information is useful to your doc.
  3. Welcome to Thinner Times Alaya! The liquid phase can be the pits but hang in there - you'll be on the pureed diet soon. As for liquids. Have you tried different temperatures? A lot of us found that warm tea went down much better than cold drinks.
  4. Are you sure it wasn't a blood sugar problem Carina? Do you have a blood glucose meter? The reason I ask is that I developed hypoglycemia after my RNY and carbs cause the problem but I have a friend who also has hypoglycemia and too much fat bring it on. Either way, you need to start recording those episodes with exactly what you ate prior to the event.
  5. Trish - until you're cleared for pill form multivitamins, try a liquid. although they're generally not as comprehensive as pill or chewable forms, anything is better than nothing.
  6. My DH is career military (retired) and thankfully, we both attend a military treatment facility (not the VA). Our nearest Walmart isn't too bad and their organic vegetable selection is pretty good. But the selection at my nearest little store is pretty good (although somewhat limited).
  7. That's great news NerdyLady! I had to have a marker implanted so that they can keep an eye on one area to watch - it was the shape of the Susan B. Komen ribbon. These cracked me up:
  8. I start my day with a good sing-a-long and today: Beach Boys ~ Wouldn't It Be Nice
  9. Isaare, A BMI of 25.2 will still leave you in the overweight category (only just). I don't know how you feel about that I didn't put myself through this to end up still overweight so I set my goal to get (and stay) in the normal BMI for my height. Given that, at just 6 months out, unless you go back to your pre-WLS eating habits, it's likely that you'll continue to lose for a while anyway.
  10. It's not that bad Trish and we can usually have other routine visits taken care of at the same time (my husband has a heart condition). I make the most of it and get to do a mega shop at the commissary on base as well. My nearest Walmart is an 80 mile round trip but I have a local small store about 13 miles away - fine for fresh vegetables and milk etc.
  11. The Mammogram Song
  12. I refused to keep him on a white diet so it took us a little while to get his warfarin dosage correct but provided I keep him to the same regime, his bloodwork comes back fine. It's been several since they've had to make an adjustment with the dose. Now he's tested every 4-5 weeks.
  13. There used to be Cliff but it was rarely used so when the forum was ungraded, it was done away with.
  14. I wish my DH could take Xarelto but as he's has a prosthetic heart valve, it's not recommended. So we're stuck with Warfarin and it's a 100 mile round trip for blood work.
  15. I love Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame. I get them as a ride-along when I need supplements from The only one I'm not keen on is the goji berry: Farms Edamame Dry Roasted