lealphachienne

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About lealphachienne

  • Rank
    TT Master
  • Birthday 11/08/1973

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    http://www.nochilddiesalone.org

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Tucson, AZ

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Potts
  • Hospital
    Pomerado
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-03
  • Start Weight
    235
  • Current Weight
    130
  • Goal Weight
    125
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    24
  • Surgery Date
    05/28/2004
  • Surgery Type
  1. Nice to see a few of us old timers out there still rocking it
  2. Too be safe, call your surgeon. It could blood that passes from the initial surgery or it could be some bleeding from something coming loose. Lack of pain doesn't mean you don't have an ulcer, though it would be very odd to have an ulcer in the first 2 weeks. Any change needs to be reported.
  3. I started following a ketogenic diet after getting my diagnosis....was on the same low carb, low fat regimen for years before the reactive hyplyclemia reared its head
  4. It's minimum 6 months...to 1 full year to achieve the final results...
  5. I chopped mine off....and have kept it short since.
  6. I have my belly button...my surgeon cut around it, created a new hole in the tightened skin, reattached the belly button to the new skin..it's not round any longer and I've had no problems with it. I pierced it too.
  7. No surprises for me...hitting 40 has it's usual hormonal changes and associated weight gain...35 pounds. I went with a ketogenic diet and lost 25#. The last 10# is staying on my hips...though my waist is 3 inches smaller than when I was at my lowest weight 11 years ago.
  8. The surgery will help you psychically for a short while....during that time, learning mindfulness and awareness of your connection with food and how to manage it is what keeps you successful. There are many paths to learning this...trials and errors, therapy, counseling, prayer, self-help books, forgiveness, loving oneself, etc. Regardless, you have to learn this as a lifestyle.
  9. I had breast augmentation and lift, belt thigh/butt/tummy lift and arm lift....about $20K worth of work over a few years. I think its worth it...I had a touch up lipo done as 10 years after plastics, things got a little squishy and some things are a more saggy again. Almost died form blood loss though, needed several units of blood transfused....so it's not without risks.
  10. I started with reactive hypoglycemia too, went on ketogenic way of eating...lost the regain weight and no more crashing!
  11. This takes guts, work, prayers, fortitude, and don't give up! I've had several complications, tears of joy and sorrow. I didn't let anything hold me back and I continue to thrive! I have done a ton of things that being MO would have prevented or slowed me down. Guess what the secret is? It is about mindfulness and mindset!
  12. I had Dr Jill Cottel, who supported my journey from beginning until later. I'm not sure she is still in practice. She was in North County.
  13. Regret, no. I do wish I didn't need to have surgery. I've had a few complications, nearly died from them, years after the RNY. It's a risk. So is doing nothing and continuing to live as you currently do. I choose the risks of surgery to gain the risks of having a healthier, more active life. I rather take the risk of dying from the complications, than the risk of living out my life as a morbidly obese person and suffering at the end of my life.
  14. It is possible to bypass the bypass. I personally know several who regained all of their weight. I know several more who lost too much and struggle to maintain life. A dozen more who are successful at maintenance. You do have to be mindful, regardless of which procedure, for the rest of your life.
  15. Look for "gentle iron" preparations. You can take iron with Vitamin C to help it absorb better. I keep my PPI on my nightstand. I take it when I get up to use the bathroom. By the time I'm ready to have "breakfast", it's been 1-2 hours. Once you start eating or drinking the PPI doesn't work as well, if at all, when taken too close to a meal. Your body only absorbs abut 500 mg of calcium at a time, I take mine 2 x day, the rest I get from dairy products. I take my stool softeners at bedtime. I split all my supplements and medications into 5 different times each day.