inkysgrl

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About inkysgrl

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  • Birthday 03/20/1982

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  • Gender
    Female

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Hamilton
  • Hospital
    Shawnee Mission Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    253
  • Current Weight
    156
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    43
  • Surgery Date
    12/03/2014
  • Surgery Type

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  1. we werent trying to get pregnaunt. we were told that even if i lost all my weight i would still need medical help to get prego. at 5 months and 3 weeks roughly is when i got prego and did a test about 1 week after my missed period. I will be 38 weeks this thursday with a healthy little boy. OB thinks he will be here before his 40 weeks on the 18th. OMG i am so excited.
  2. OMG, this past year has gone by so fast.I am so happy that I chose to have the surgery done. This past year has had its up and down but all worth it in the end. I did have a few small complication about 5 weeks post op. I ended up with a kidney stone, ulcer, and a restriction all at the same time (1st time for all of them). I was in and out of the hospital 9 days, which 5 of them I was admitted to the hosptil. I have come to love my self again and have the self confidence that I use to have. I think my friends enjoy spending more time with me now because I am not such a debbie downer. LOL. I have my 1 year check up on the 16th and excited to see what the Doc thinks of my progress. When I went in for my 6 month check up I had lost 78% of my body weight, and my A1C was down to 5.3 from 10.0 at the start of my liquid diet. All my other labs came back great. My biggest news is that I am 29 weeks prego!!! I am so excited because this is one of the reasons I had the surgery. I am having a little boy and I am due Feb 18,2016. My nestting has hit me full force this past weeked. I just need to get carpet down in babies room and the rest of the house will come together, since I have his stuff everywhere, which then messes up other rooms. I am a first time mom with 2 step kids 17 & 13 ( I have been in their lives for 10 years now). So I know a little, but nothing about babies. OMG this is crazy, I cant wait to meet my little guy. Hubs is so excited as well. I have my next OB appt on the 15th and we will get to see him, and we are also doing the 3d ultrasound. I havent seen him since September since OB didnt put me as high risk. She is saying I havent gained enough weight, but I am doing what I can to make sure he is healthy. HW 256 SW 231 CW 175 ( I made it down to 156 (100# mark) at my 7 month check in. So, the weight I gained is prego weight only.
  3. OMG, this past year has gone by so fast.I am so happy that I chose to have the surgery done. This past year has had its up and down but all worth it in the end. I did have a few small complication about 5 weeks post op. I ended up with a kidney stone, ulcer, and a restriction all at the same time (1st time for all of them). I was in and out of the hospital 9 days, which 5 of them I was admitted to the hosptil. I have come to love my self again and have the self confidence that I use to have. I think my friends enhoy spending more time with me now because I am not such a debbie downer. LOL. I have my 1 year check up on the 16th and excited to see what the Doc thinks of my progress. When I went in for my 6 month check up I had lost 78% of my body weight, and my A1C was down to 5.3 from 10.0 at the start of my liquid diet. All my other labs came back great. My biggest news is that I am 29 weeks pregnant!!! I am so excited because this is one of the reasons I had the surgery. I am having a little boy and I am due Feb 18,2016. I want to put a before and current pic on here but I can never seem to. What is the trick? HW 256 SW 231 CW 175 ( I made it down to 156 (100# mark) at my 7 month check in. So, the weight I gained is prego weight only.
  4. I was 5 months and 3 weeks post op when I got pregnant and my surgeon said wait 12-18 months as well. I have a hereditary condition and they told me I would need medical help even if i lost all my weight. Low and behold only needed to lose the weight. I am now 26 1/2 weeks prego today with a healthy boy Xander. I would really talk to your hubby and discuss all options and then go from there . I have read where ladies are around 43 and getting prego after surgery and have happy healthy babies. best of luck.
  5. I ended up with a kidney stone, ulcer, and stricture all at one time. I was in and out of hospital for 9 days which 5 of them I was admitted to the hospital. I dry heaved for 9 1/2 days. Kidney stone passed the same day it showed up (lucky me I know). My ulcer was right where the reattached the intestants to our new stomach. The did an EGD while I was admitted into the hospital. Once they figured out it was an ulcer they were able to put me on the correct meds. It took a few days for the dry heaving to stop, but oh man did that feel good. I was 5 weeks post op and I havent had any issues since. This was the 1st time for all 3 issues for me.
  6. Definitely a baby bump. I use to work at macys and I had 2 customers ask me if I was pregnant (this was before I had WLS). One person I said yes I am about 7 months (when I wasnt prego at all) and the other one I said no I am just fat. well I was going to put a pic on here but it keeps telling me there is a problem with your upload. oh well. I will be 21 weeks tomorrow and I know people who dont know I am prego thinks that I am gainging my weight back. I think it is ingrained in their head that most people gain their weight back after WLS. Best of luck and enjoy.
  7. Just an update. I was able to find out that baby wookie is going to be a boy. Will call him Xander Gage. OB say s everything looks great and all tests came back negative. My platelets are a little high but that is normal for my, but looked up a few things online and noticed by research I am still in the normal range. Doesnt seem like OB is to concerend about my platelet count. I cant believe that Thursday I will be half way through pregnancy. Still not feeling any movement from Xander, but I know it will happen sometime soon. If i dont feel him by Oct 14th (next OB appt) I will ask my OB about it. ~Dani*Bear~ I had surgery 2 days after you. When is your due date?
  8. My surgeons office said 12-18months as well. I was one of those that got prego before the 12 month month. I was told that even if i lost all my weight i would still need medical help to get prego so me and hubs didnt worry about using condoms all the time. We had tried to get prego for 8 years and nothing. Lets just say the only medical help i needed was losing my weight. I got prego at 5 months 3 weeks post op and I am 18 weeks prego. Saw my OB Monday and see says everything looks great. I had lost 100# before i got prego and was only 15# from goal weight. I would try to weight as close to 12 months as possible. So then that way you weight will be more steady. Just my opinion. Best of luck.
  9. Yes I was diabetic before surgery and a week after I was off my insulin. I check my morning sugars every day now and they are around 78-84. I take an iron pill everyday anyways, so I hope that will help with my iron levels. I hope they do all the lab work on monday. This is my first so I am so new at this. My main thing is wanting to know which route my new OB will be taking about me being high risk or not because of surgery. I think once I start to feel wookie moving around I will not worry as much. When you start feeling the flutter, is it very noticeble? I am 17 weeks today. Yippie!! I have military insurance and not sure if they would pay for blood DNA test, but I guess I will wait since I am so close to the time of finding out anyways.
  10. Hi everyone. This is my first post under this forum and I am so excited to be here. I found out I was prego at about 6 months 3 weeks post op. I would have been about 5 weeks prego at the time. My husband was so excited for me to take the test he stsood over me like a hawk when I tried to pee on the stick. I told him to stand out side bc I couldnt pee while he was watching but the moment I was done he was there watching the test. LOL. Tomorrow I will be 17 weeks. I can believe I am prego. I got prego when I was 17 but lost it 2 days after I found out. My husband and I have been trying for 8 years to get pregnant. I lost 100# from my highest weight before I got knocked up. I have gained 6-8# depending on the day. Nutritionalist and OB states I should only gain 15-25 per my BMI. Hope I can stick with in that range. I have an appointment on sept 14th with new OB. I will be 17 1/2 weeks along. I hope she will do an ultra sound so I can make sure baby wookie is doing good. I hope I can start feelings some flutters inside to know baby is moving around. Not knowing is killing me. I did have an ultrasound at 12 weeks and baby was very active with heart beat of 163. Do you think they can find out gender at 17 1/2 weeks? I know they say normally 18-20 but is 3 days really going to make a differance?? Maybe it does. Weather its a boy or girl, I dont care, just as long as baby and I are healthy!!!! Due Date Feb 18th, 216 Congrats to everyone.
  11. i am hoping that i get to go to the Cowboys stadium in October early November. Cowboys have been my team since I was in 5th grade. I had my RNY back on Dec 3. my 7th month mark I was down 100# from my heaviest weight. At that time though I was about 6 weeks prego. So that is why I would like to go to the Stadium for a tour and to watch a game in October so I am not waddling around. Glad you had a great time with the tour even though you were sick. I have found that the only thing my taste changed on was Dry wine. I love dry wine now. Everything else i ate before i still can. I know everyone is different. Have a great journey. Try to stay positive because in the end, it is all worth it.
  12. Best of luck Shelleepoo and NewB. I am a little over 8 months post op and 100# down from my heaviest. i did have a few complications about 5 weeks out, but to this day i would still do it all over again even knowing what will come. This is the best choice that you can chose for yourself. I am so glad i did it. I have my self confidence almost all the way back. I am so active and i do not get tired as easily. See you on the losers bench.
  13. We are about the same. I am 5'-4" and at 163. i am in 13/14. My goal is to be 135-140. I do not look like i am 163 lbs. when i tell people that i want to lose another 25-30 lbs they look at me and say either "where?" or "ok.. Everytime i look at a pic of me now i still see the fat girl i once was. I can see the changes but it is not registering. Oh i am 6 months post op on June 3rd. Give it time, your mind will catch up with your eyes. Best if luck.
  14. i know what you mean about weight being frusterating. i am almost 6 months out and for the last few weeks i have been btwn 164-166, goal weight is 135-140. I am in a size 14 pants and xl top. which is weird bc i thought i would have been in a smaller top. I think my boobs are happy where they are at and not going to get any smaller, which is fine with me. I am not sure about moving fast through sizes once in normal size clothes. I just know i want to get down to a size 9/10.
  15. very cute!