kristikat

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About kristikat

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    SoCal

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Suh
  • Hospital
    Inland Valley Medical Center
  • Height (ft-in)
    4-11
  • Start Weight
    215
  • Current Weight
    147
  • Goal Weight
    120
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    29.7
  • Surgery Date
    11/07/2011
  • Surgery Type

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  1. Havent posted in a long time! Went shopping for the first time in a lonnnnnnngggg time at a non plus size store!! Had a bit of a setback developed an ulcer but back on track and feeling great!

    1. Lori88

      Lori88

      Well Hello and glad you are feeling great! Hope you had a great time shopping! Seems like this is my fav hobby now!

  2. Yay! Thank you so much for sharing! This is a great shopping list...no more wondering and tedious recipes!
  3. Im with you...no more eggs for me! I cant even think of eggs or I'll want to hurl!! I havent eaten any meats other than chicken or turkey and somedays my stomach just cant take it...cottage cheese is fine but again its getting boring...I eat lots of fruit, veggies, beans, cheese and greek yogurt...just trying different recipes. I do get nausea immediately when I start eating something that just isnt gonna set well...again it can be ok today and not ok tmrw..go figure! The only thing I cant seem to get past is a little pain I get as my food is going down sometimes...it gets so painful I have to stop eating all together for a few hours and it varies on what makes it hurt...Dr. said it would go away but IDK...still there at least once a day. 1/2 an english muffin? I thought no grains?? I am so afraid to eat bread or crackers or any of that...I can honestly admit..anymore I'm afraid to eat anything!
  4. 2 months post op and have now lost 51lbs total! My body is in an akward stage right now...hard to find the right clothes to wear to work..either too big or too small still...

    1. BugdocMom

      BugdocMom

      Congrats!! I wore a lot of cardigans and sweaters to kind of cover the bagginess as much as I could.

  5. Good luck today on your surgery!

  6. OH GOSH, this is hard one. I know I keep to myself for the most part but have let a few friends and coworkers in on the fact that I was gonna have RNY. People make all kinds of comments like "Im so glad I dont have to diet" or "I know someone who had that done and is so sick or gained so much weight" "Its easy to lose weight if you just try". People tend to focus on the surgery being an easy way out but we all know that this option that we have chosen is not and was never ever easy. I havent gone back to work yet since the surgery so I havent been put on the spot yet. Thanks for the heads up...I guess I will just have to wear earphones all the time and look unapproachable lol no jk whatever bring it on! Im proud of myself and I need to show it...better said than done right!!! lol...
  7. Thank you so much for all the advice! Thats a great idea about the blue ice and the frozen water bottles. I still will ask for 1-2 more weeks to get ready...I know I will be ready then..I am afraid to try anything new outside the home so I will not be doing that anytime soon. Ive dumped once on a LALA mango yogurt and it was not nice..good thing I was at home..I never ever want to go through that again!! Again thanks everyone Happy Holidays!!
  8. Clothes fitting better..I catch myself looking in the same mirror I used to avoid...

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    2. BugdocMom

      BugdocMom

      Definitely a great feeling

    3. NewMeNow2010

      NewMeNow2010

      what a wonderful thing!

    4. slbeek30

      slbeek30

      just wait!! it gets better! I havent owned a full length mirror in years! I own one now and I LOVE it! :) Congrats on your new you!!

  9. This week is my last week being home on recovery. I am scheduled to go back to work on Wednesday, Dec. 7th...HOWEVER, I AM NOT READY. I go see my Dr. on Tuesday and plan on asking him for more time I need 2 more weeks. I am still trying out what I can and cant tolerate as it changes almost every other day :-( I am so worried because at work I am required to go to outside of work on projects where we sit for 7 hours doing legal paperwork for people twice a week. The places where we go do not have a fridge or microwave or lunch area. No water or even bathrooms close by... No place to bring a lunch unless I leave it in my car...no breaks and only 1/2 hour lunch. Before surgery we always picked up fast food and gobbled it down in like 15 min. I cannot do that now...I need to have my water which will be fine...I can keep my purse and a small lunchbox next to me on my chair...but I need to figure out what I CAN eat and what my stomach will tolerate that needs no refrigeration and can be eaten in between clients...(like 2 minutes in between) Soooo, I want to ask my Dr. for more time..I dont think Im ready yet I know I cant put it off forever, but I just cannot do it yet. I am too tired to do all of this in one day and still balance my meals and water.. I'm a mess..I dont know what to tell my Dr...what if he makes me go back? I'm not physically/emotionally ready yet...HELP!
  10. As far as your air bubbles, the only way for me to get those out was to walk it out. I have a Dr. appt on Tuesday too so Ill wait to see what he says...but since you are so close out maybe you should just run it by the office to be sure. OMG...I am about a month out tmrw. I am on time for mine but I am dying from cramps and heavy heavy heavy flow...my back is killing me. Is there anything we can take OTC for this? I love my midol and I feel horrible without it :-(
  11. OMG that is right around the corner!!! On a Monday? Wow, the room will be nice you get one all to yourself. The surgery itself will be easy..you wont remember anything after you leave the preop room..The first day was hard after that you will be ok..

  12. Did you get your date????? How did it go? Hope all is well!!!

  13. Thank you so much for these menus! You are awesome...this is a life saver.
  14. He does his surgerys On Mondays, Tues, Wed and Friday. I think I heard that he does the Sleeve on either Wed or Fridays. The hospital staff is wonderful. Dr. Suh is very to the point and quiet but he gets the job done right! He is patient and will answer any questions you might have. His staff has been great so Good LUCK!

  15. You will get your date on that day! Check out his website for the upcoming support group and mandatory preop class. You can do a Kaiser support group class and he will accept it. Try to schedule the Pysch Eval ASAP. OMG so excited for you!