• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About CherokeeGirl

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 10/20/1954

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Winslow AZ
  • Interests
    Music, animals, Study of different religions, the Paranormal, astrology, make my own jewelry and native craft, astronomy, I support AIM and I'm a native rights activist. I'm also an animal rights activist. born and raised in Daytona Beach FL, raised my kids in Louisville, KY. Now call home along the Navajo & Hopi reservation in Winslow AZ.
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Andrew Aldridge
  • Hospital
    Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Aldridge. Flagstaff az Bariatric Center

Recent Profile Visitors

3,702 profile views
  1. I get it so badly it's impossible to sleep or's horrid...I'm 3 years out
  2. Thank you
  3. I'm having some odd swelling under my knee and at my ankles....I thought I would try a diuretic. Is that advisable since we have make sure we're hydrated?
  4. 3 years out and have held steady....but still have twenty pounds to go.It's like my body is just stuck here. I have to starve myself to lose and my drop a pound or two, but it goes right back to where it was. No problem really maintaining, but it seems losing now is impossible....and I have to really struggle to not "snack" these days....i try to take it days by day
  5. Thanks guys.
  6. I had my surgery three years ago. I've done well. Stalled with twenty pounds to go, but what is scaring me, is that I'm wanting to eat again....head hunger. I'm really struggling cause I am NOT GOING to gain any wright, but it's so hard. Just venting I guess. Having a really hard time
  7. No OVC not prescribed....if I miss even a day, I get heartburn so badly hot water comes up...just horrible
  9. Thanks you....feeling better today.....and back on tract. I SO appreciate the support.
  10. I have done so well with my emotions since my surgery, been through a lot, another mini stroke, lost my brother unexpectedly, a lot..........but for some reason, I broke today...I have eaten all day and bad stuff. Issues with two of my kids, my oldest had an emergency appendectomy and I couldn't get home, my knees are hurting so bad today, ended up in ER yesterday with a surface blood clot.....had one knee totally replaced in November and the other last month and it takes a year for full recovery......just lost it today........I feel guilty and like a loser....just feel horrible!!!!!!!
  11. Thank you....I'm joining the gym as soon as my legs heal.....see if I can get strong and healthy
  12. From the album Losing weight progression

    170....can't get below no matter what I do
  13. Been awhile guys. I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy!!!!! I was sleeved 10/6/14 and am down to 170....where I have been for well over a year. Goal is matter what I do I can't get that last 20 pounds off. I recently had both my knees replaced.....the right one on last November 8th and the left on on March 7th, which of course has really limited me....I haven't done well with it but getting better. I plan on getting my legs healed and joining a gym and see if this helps. I'm also having diverticulitis issues....after having 18 inches of diseased colon removed, I now have it on the other side and it flares up fairly often....I just don't go to the hospital anymore because they said if it keeps fairing up, I'll have to have it removed and I'm afraid I'll end up with a colostomy bag, I just have the antibiotics ordered from my Dr. I'm still having issues with getting enough water in......I've never been a thirsty type of person, ever have drank much......and it's still hard....I usually manage it but it's a real struggle
  14. Thank you. I'm having a really hard time. I'm alone a lot as hubby is on call 24/7. I so scared of getting addicted to pain pills, but it's just unbearable if I don't. This leg had been bad for about 15 years and has not had much ROM to stsrt with.
  15. Thank you