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About Spunkycat

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    Long Island, New York
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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. As a former athlete, I slipped on the wet railing getting out out of the pool. I had a big meet in 2 days. My trainer, got a bucket filled with ice and cold water and put my foot in the ice bucket. After screaming, I kept my foot in there for 10 to 15 inutes every hour. In those days , at least at Ohio State, the trainers lived in the same dorm. The swimming trainer, woke me up every hour to plunge my foot into almost freezing water. I was an unhappy camper but in 24 hours the swelling was all gone, and at 48 hours, I had no pain in my ankle. I felt inspired and thankful and took 3 golds, 2 individual, 1 in a 4 individual. It was hard to withstand the freezing water but well worth it.
  2. I was addressing my message to anyone and everything. I don't care who reads them. What I was trying to do is provide information and provide a little encouragement and maybe a little information. I am not on here often, but nice to "talk to you.
  3. Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured by anything. Type 1 diabetes can only be controlled by insulin. In a few experimental procedures at the Joslin diabetes center, cadaver pancreas transplants have been put into people with type. 1. It is still early to know whether this a viable option. there are 4 types of Type 2 diabetes: 1. Type 1- total lack of native insulin from pancreas. 2. Type 2- The body makes insulin but the insulin becomes " resistant" to drug therapy. Most Type 2's wind up on insulin because their native insulin becomes totally resistant. Type2-----gestational. Develops in pregnant women. Pregnant diabetics can only be treated with insulin. The diabetes goes into remission sometime after delivery. About of 70 % of women who develop diabetes during pregnancy will develop regular Type 2 later in life. Type3..... chemical diabetes. Develops while a patient is taking medicine such as steroids. The diabetes will go away after the drug is stopped. weight loss surgery never "cures" diabetes (type 2). It only puts it into remission. :
  4. Speak to your pcp about having a bone density scan. bone loss can occur earlier than research used to say. are you on calcium?
  5. Cold cooked shrimp and tilapia were my "go to" foods early on and I still eat a lot of fish. Most varieties of fish and shellfish are packed with protein. i also make shrimp scampi a lot. My husband gets his over pasta. I put mine over zucchini swirls. i also put red sauce over the zucchini swirls with meatballs and or sweet Italian sausage . Yum.
  6. Call your surgeon or someone else on the surgical team. You know your body and if something doesn't feel right call your surgical team. They want you to succeed.
  7. Follow your surgeons instructions, not advice from other people. If you have questions, call The surgeons office. They have a bunch of people on the team.They are working for you and want you to succeed.
  8. Call your doctor. You may be on the way to dehydration.
  9. Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch series Lee Child. Jack reacher series john Sanford. Lucas Davenport series and the Virgil flowers series catherine coulter. FBI series will give you more but my brain is clogged right now.
  10. Just checking in to let you know I am still alive which is a good thing.

    I am not adjusting well to chronic pain. Hubby not so supportive.

    A corrective surgery( # 5 I think ) did not go well I may need #6.

    for those who don't know me the surgeries were all orthopedic related to work related injuries.

    will write more later 


    1. Res Ipsa

      Res Ipsa

      Thank you so much for checking in.  I am very sorry that you need more surgery, and that your DH is not very supportive.

    2. Spunkycat


      Thank you

  11. If you have a bypass, it is essential to take your vitamins daily as prescribed. Gastric bypasses are more likely to have vitamin deficiencies than sleeves. Also make sure you go to all your follow up appointments. Best wishes...
  12. I don't know if there is any reliable way to predict who will get a leak. what criteria is he using to determine if you are developing a leak? your length of stay is way longer than the majority of people. my surgeon doesn't even do the after surgery swallow test any more. He has done close to 4000 sleeves and has had 1 leak. He wants patients home and learning how to manage their new post weight loss life in your real life. best wishes.... i certainly would
  13. Drink one cup of full salted chicken broth daily.
  14. My taste buds change regularly.For instance, my last change was that plain water made me sick. I lived on Tang drops. Suddenly I couldn't tolerate thatand now I only want water and gulp down 3 to 4 bottles a day
  15. Never have had a good sleep schedule so I am used to housecleaning at 3 am