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About lealphachienne

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  • Birthday 11/08/1973

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    Tucson, AZ


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    Dr. Potts
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Nice to see a few of us old timers out there still rocking it
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. It's minimum 6 months...to 1 full year to achieve the final results...
  8. I chopped mine off....and have kept it short since.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I started with reactive hypoglycemia too, went on ketogenic way of eating...lost the regain weight and no more crashing!
  14. 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!
  15. 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.