lealphachienne

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About lealphachienne

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    TT Master
  • Birthday 11/08/1973

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    http://www.nochilddiesalone.org

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Tucson, AZ

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  • 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. Hubba, Hubba! Congrats on hard work paying off!
  2. How are you with fats? When I found out I had reactive hypoglycemia, I started on a ketogenic diet and it stopped 99% of the episodes.
  3. Check into reactive hypogylcemia....have you done a 4 hour glucose tolerance test?
  4. Get a consult with 2-3 plastic surgeons and ask all these questions of him/her to get the most accurate answers for your particular situation. For me: 1. how long after surgery should the skin be removed? 1 year for the first round 2. What kind of outcome should I expect? Scars? and how bad? Every skin is different. My abd didn;t scar much, my arms scarred a lot. Hence, lots of tattoo to cover up 3. What are the chances of surgery covering any portion of it? All cash for me 4. Or how much did you have to pay? $19K for all of it 5. are you happy with the results? Hell yes! Though, not everyone gets this good of results, and 11 yeas later, age still catches up. 6. How long did you need to be off of work? I had complications, working as a nurse, 3 months for the lower body lift. When I did my arms, just 2 weeks as I wasn't lifting anything at my job then
  5. Have WLS makes it that much tougher to kick....it takes 1/2 glass of wine to make you legally impaired. By the time your brain realizes it, it's too late as the 4th shot/glass is already down the hatch. Much easier to get blackouts, and if a carb heavy drink, the insulin response can be all over the place, adding to the problem. Get support, try a different AA group, go online, whatever it takes before something happens. A lot of my WLS friends have gotten into huge problems with DUIs and injuries as a result of ETOH use. I"ve watched my ex who had RNY too, go through some nasty *&^% with his alcoholism, I'm surprised he's not dead. Soon though, he has Hepatitis C now. He's been in the hospital 30 or 40 times in the past 10 years. He eventually tried heroin during one of his drunken stupors. There's warrants out for him. He's done jail time, detoxed hundreds of times, wrecked cars, broken bones....regained all of his weight back (started at 450, got to 225). Nasty, nasty disease.
  6. I loathe exercise and haven't/don't do it. I stay active daily, that's about it. I've maintained my loss for many years, give or take a few pounds. I am aware and mindful of what I eat, but do not worry about it. Is plastics worth it? For me, it was. Though, a touch of age has made the skin a bit looser than when I first had PS done.
  7. Many insurances require the 6 month, medically supervised diet prior as part of qualifying.
  8. I have the opposite problem...had WLS and now looking at a hysterectomy d/t inc CA risk. The GYN surgeon will use my old lap scars for his instruments. Any abd surgery has it's risks and there may be some extra scar tissue to possibly work around.
  9. Everyone has a different bottom....the only way out is up. Good luck.
  10. It is great you have support and working on sobriety....I lost my spouse to addiction transfer from food to ETOH after his RNY surgery. I ended up having to leave the marriage after trying for a year to get him help. It is very very sad....last I heard, he was shooting up heroin. Keep it up every day. You have a lot to lose.
  11. Can you ask for a repeat titration sleep study and get a proper fitting mask and pressure adjustments. Weight loss helps with OSA; for some, it;s not enough. I know many normal weight people needing CPAP.
  12. I have success with a ketogenic type of diet, which also helps a lot with the reactive hypoglycemia I started to get 4 years ago
  13. I switched to Ketogenic diet after a 35 pound regain..and lost 25 pounds. Keto also corrected the reactive hypogylcemia I used to get on the previous low carb, low fat, high protein diet that was recommended at the time of my surgery.
  14. Nice to see a few of us old timers out there still rocking it
  15. 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.