Kelli Lynn

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About Kelli Lynn

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 11/07/1980

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Buffalo, NY
  • Interests
    Animals, computers, shopping, hanging out with friends, going on vacations, taking pictures...
  • Age
    34

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr Carauana
  • Hospital
    Sisters of Charity
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-08
  • Start Weight
    315
  • Current Weight
    139
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    21.1
  • Surgery Date
    11/09/11
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. I will be 5 years out in November. Coffee is the only thing I splurge on. I get a Tim Hortons (only in my area, similar to Dunkin but stronger) with 4 cream and 2 sugar. I know it's bad but I maintain my weight at 140 and am so happy.
  2. I'll be 4 years out in November. The day of surgery I weighed in at 315 and I currently weigh 141 and I'm 5'8. In December I was diagnosed with Graves disease so that was making me lose weight but it's under control now so no more weight loss. I'm don't measure my food but still can't eat much. I'm also a vegetarian so it's harder for me to get in my protein.
  3. I was 3 years out in November and just diagnosed with Graves' disease. I have a lot of trouble sleeping as well. I was prescribed Trazodone and Ativan to take for my insomnia and it works wonders Good luck
  4. I started at 310 and am currently down to 141. I have a few pics of my arms before and can take some now if you want. I don't have much skin except for my stomach but it's not bad at all. I was fortunate.
  5. The older men at my work like to shout loud and tell me that "I need to eat a cheeseburger" or "if I turn sideways, Ill disappear ". I don't let it get to me.
  6. Hi everyone! I am so extremely proud of myself for being able to keep my weight off when everyone told me I would basically fail. I started this journey at 310lbs the day of surgery and today, I weighed in at 144. I went to my primary 2 months ago because I was exhausted, wasn't eating and literally couldn't keep my eyes open at work. They did the normal exam and ran every blood work test, 3 days later they called and said it was imperative I get into an endocrinologist immediately. I went and was put on Tapazole for a month, it helped a bit but then they wanted me to have the radioactive iodine uptake test. Well, I do infact have Graves Disease. My dr was originally concerned because with being 3 years out, I lost 27lbs in 6 months. Has anyone else had thyroid issues after surgery? Or does anyone have Graves and can shed any light on it for me? Thank you in advance :-)
  7. Hi everyone! I am so extremely proud of myself for being able to keep my weight off when everyone told me I would basically fail. I started this journey at 310lbs the day of surgery and today, I weighed in at 144. I went to my primary 2 months ago because I was exhausted, wasn't eating and literally couldn't keep my eyes open at work. They did the normal exam and ran every blood work test, 3 days later they called and said it was imperative I get into an endocrinologist immediately. I went and was put on Tapazole for a month, it helped a bit but then they wanted me to have the radioactive iodine uptake test. Well, I do infact have Graves Disease. My dr was originally concerned because with being 3 years out, I lost 27lbs in 6 months. Has anyone else had thyroid issues after surgery? Or does anyone have Graves and can shed any light on it for me? Thank you in advance :-)
  8. I'm not going to lie- the pain was awful but I had open bypass. About 1-3 hours after I was put into room, they had me get out of the bed- on my own, that was the hardest thing to do. Knowing now what I went through, I still would do it again in a heartbeat and I'm 3 years out in November.
  9. Thanks everyone! Ya it's been about 3 weeks now where literally nothing at all tastes good, so then I don't want to eat it. It's harder for me to because I'm a vegetarian. I may call my surgeon In a week if it doesn't get better Thanks for all the comments/advice
  10. Hi everyone! I will be 3 years out in November and lately, nothing sounds or tastes good to eat. I barely eat at all and when I do, it just a few bites. I finally hit my goal weight and I'm still losing. I'm afraid that by not eating, I'm going to keep losing and it won't be healthy. Any help or advice would be much appreciated Kelli
  11. Is this almost the same as the liver reduction died we had to do before surgery?
  12. I had my surgery 11/2011 and have lost 171lbs. I would get a migraine about 3 times a week and a headache daily. For about 8 months up until last month, not a headache or migraine. Now, my husband and I are trying to have a baby so I was taken off if topomax, lorazepam and zoloft. I did horrible with the zoloft withdrawal, I had to go back on it. Is there anyone out there that is similar? I need to help my headaches, I can barely function. Thanks, Kelli
  13. I take them all and had my surgery 2 years ago. They are safe.
  14. I love love love The Limited jeans. My all time favorite.
  15. I had my surgery 11/2011 and had PCOS ever since I was in middle school. I went on birth control to help the symptoms. After surgery I had the mirena put in so I wasn't sure if I still had it. I had the mirena taken out last November because my husband and I are trying to have a baby. My periods are like clock work, every 28 days. No cramps, but I still have hair growth. My dr tested my bloodwork In January and I have no signs of it.