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About Trish1967

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  • Birthday April 6

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Upstate NY
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Dmitri Baranov
  • Hospital
    Saratoga Hospital
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  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. I just use my fitness pal and a good old fashioned scale to track my progress. I'd be so overwhelmed with everything you mentioned, I think it'd actually mess me up! Lol
  2. I think that would be a very profitable business!! Rent-a-grandbaby! Lol He IS very cuddly and very sweet.
  3. Karimeaway, I haven't had my surgery yet, but I can relate completely. Even now, I am very specific about what I do and don't want on my plate, and I repeat my order, then have the waitress read it back to me. I've struggled with food addiction for the past 30 years, and if those fries show up on my plate and I'm on my pre op diet like I am now (or post op after) you can be damn sure they are going back to the kitchen with her one way or another! My husband is doing the diet along with me, so when we started it, he went through the house and threw out everything we can't have. It helps tremendously to purge the house of any trigger foods.
  4. Awesome job!! You look fantastic! I bet you already feel so much better...and at only 4 months post op? I can only hope to do that well after my WLS
  5. Bellamoma Thank you!! I really wanted to have my WLS done last year, but two surgeries and treatment, plus not having my thyroid meds regulated, really just wiped me out. I thought it best to wait until I was physically and emotionally stronger before I got back on that horse again! It is hard to believe that it's been a year already! But I've been back on the pre op diet for 11 days now and I've lost 12 pounds so far, so I'm getting there. And thank you, my little guy is utterly and completely amazing in every way!! Being given this tremendous blessing, I have to do this!! I want to be around for a good long time to watch him grow up!
  6. I'm so sorry to hear this! Res Ipsa is right about the testing. They do such in depth testing for many reasons. I was supposed to have my WLS last March, but during my pre op testing I was found to have thyroid cancer. Two surgeries and radioactive iodine later, I'm back at it. I could have had my WLS last year after I was treated, but opted to wait until now to start again because my body was just too tired to do it last year. You want to be in the best health you possibly can before your WLS, so finding other health problems now, and taking care of them, will help you to do that! Trust me when I say I know how frustrating the delays can be. I hope they get you feeling better soon, and I'll be praying for you!
  7. Thank you!
  8. Thanks!!!
  9. Yes, unfortunately, I'm aware of this fact, lol. I averaged about 3 pounds per week after my initial 12 pound weight loss the last time I started out, and I know the majority of weight loss the first week is water. I'm a little nervous to see how it's going to play out this time since I no longer have my thyroid, and a lot of thyca patients don't do well trying to lose weight. I think I'll do well though. How can I not on 800 calories and 50g carbs a day, right?
  10. Well, my first week back on my pre op diet was pretty successful! I lost 9.6 pounds! Last year in the first week, I lost 12, but I'm trying not to compare. My metabolism is different now due to losing my thyroid, but I'm really excited to see that it's not going to stop me from losing at a decent rate! Also, in one week, I no longer need my per meal insulin. And it's looking like I may be able to stop the nighttime insulin as well! I'm so excited, and praying there are no more "bumps in the road" like there were last year!
  11. I'm sorry to hear that...I hope for your sake that it is just gas or acid pain too, and that it goes away quickly!
  12. Oops!! I just read that you JUST had your surgery! Sorry about are you doing so far, TentativeMe?
  13. Oh man, that sucks!!! I'm so sorry to hear that!! I guess it doesn't go away for everyone...I shouldn't have posted that. The first 6 days was hell for me the last time around. Then I woke up the next day and all of my cravings were the hunger was almost completely gone. I would get headaches occasionally. But the last 2 weeks of the diet, everything came back. Plus I was having dizzy spells. But after being on an 800 calorie diet for 12 weeks, I wasn't surprised. How was your hunger after your surgery? I'm hoping it's not like it was pre op!
  14. Thank you so much!!