cinwa

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About cinwa

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    WA
  • Age
    62

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  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    260
  • Current Weight
    135
  • Goal Weight
    135
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    21.6
  • Surgery Date
    09/24/2007
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Congratulations NerdyLady! You're a true inspiration and I have to say, it's been a pleasure following you on your journey.
  2. That's good to know Tammy. Take it easy and try a hot water bottle/heating pad.
  3. I'd recommend you see your PCP about that. I'm sure they can give you something to help and it should also help down the road to have a documented history of skin issues should you want to pursue excess skin removal surgery.
  4. I know that it's more common in RNY and DS patients: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4249680/ Having said that, I believe there is a small increased risk of developing kidney stones following a VSG. The most common cause being not drinking enough fluids, especially water (salts, minerals, and other substances in the urine can stick together and form a stone).
  5. I had a similar pain/ache (lower right back) that turned out to be a kidney stone. I agree with msmarymac about contacting your GP and it doesn't sound WLS related.
  6. I always have a few grapes, pieces of watermelon, a satsuma, chunks of pineapple, celery or cherry tomatoes etc. available to finish my meal off if I'm thirsty.
  7. If I were you, I'd put a call into your surgeon's office.
  8. It was 5 months from the day I first saw a surgeon about an umbilical hernia who suggested doing bariatric surgery at the same time because if I didn't lose my excess weight (and keep it off), the hernia surgery was unlikely to remain successful. Having said that, my programme was pretty intensive and it was made clear that if I missed a meeting, I'd have to start all over again. I'm glad I had those 5 months. Along with the psyc. visit, my programme also covered nutrition, goal setting, living well with stress, communication skills and weekly support meetings. Truthfully, there is much more to bariatric surgery than just having the surgery and nothing but the bariatric program could have prepared me for the life afterwards.
  9. Hang in there Lindy - the liquid phase of your post-op journey is a short but important part of your journey. The sensation of not being full is something you need to embrace because being realistic, that's what got you to the point of needing WLS in the first place and truthfully, for me, the feeling full feeling post-WLS is not the comforting thing it was pre-op. Take it one day at a time. Try warm drinks can be more satisfying than cold ones (herbal teas are my go-to).
  10. I doubt that combined, I've drunk more than a glass of wine over the past 10 years. Pity, I used to enjoy a small glass with my dinner but I seem to have lost my taste for alcohol.
  11. I'm with Greer (GAviv) on getting your hair cut and maybe have some layers put in it. Although I didn't lose much hair that I could detect, it did change from thick to fine and curly and I went grey pretty much overnight (but I was in my 50's when I had my WLS).
  12. Aussie H - do you have any consignment stores you could try selling them through?
  13. I can't offer any recommendations of what app to use Mrs. NA because although I track my food intake, I'm a little old fashioned and just use a set of scales and a notebook. Regardless of how you do it, I think it's a great idea to know what you're eating in terms of calories, protein, carbs and fats.
  14. That is outstanding Carina - there's a clear change between those pics.
  15. The good news Trish is that according to this study published in PubMed "Patients who experienced food aversions experienced more postoperative weight loss and reduction in BMI, compared to their counterparts without these features." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24610456