Trish1967

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About Trish1967

  • Rank
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  • Birthday April 6

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Upstate NY
  • Age
    50

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Dmitri Baranov
  • Hospital
    Saratoga Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    336.6
  • Current Weight
    295.6
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    47.7
  • Surgery Date
    05/17/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Thanks, Gretta!! So far, so good!
  2. Ouch That sucks. I'm trying to avoid that and listen to my doctor's orders exactly...but it is kind of hard to tell right now when I'm starting to get full. I'm just going with my "gut" (lol) instinct, and it's working so far. I had about 1/2 tsp. cottage cheese for lunch and it worked the same way.
  3. Oh my, Aussie, I'm so sorry to hear all of this That is a lot of stuff to have thrown at you all at once. General anesthesia certainly does knock you around. It's no joke...pretty serious stuff. Happy 90th birthday to your dad but that's a lot of stuff to have to do, especially when you already aren't feeling well. I've never heard of the cysts in your eyes...yikes! That sounds awful! Did you ask your doctor if injectable antibiotics are an option? Please be careful driving if your eyes are swelling. You're probably picking up the bugs because your immune system hasn't had time to catch up since surgery. Im so, so sorry about the loss of your husband. The anniversary has got to be incredibly difficult. You, my friend, are certainly dealing with more than one person should be expected to at one time. You are strong, and I have no doubt you will get through it all. But until then, I will be praying for you and sending lots of hugs and love from a tiny town in the U.S.!! Things are fine with me...I sit here watching my grandbaby nap, I am so blessed and so in love! Let me know if you need to talk, I'm always here.
  4. I've been excited/scared for today to get here... I had cream of wheat for breakfast! 1/2 teaspoon of cream of wheat, lol, but I still ate it! I stopped as soon as I felt the slightest bit of pressure, like my surgeon told me to. It's a good thing I did. I continued to feel fuller over the next 5 minutes after I was done. I can now understand why he said to eat it over 20 minutes, lol. I felt like I sat down at the table and ate a full 3 course meal! Cottage cheese for lunch and hummus for dinner are on the menu
  5. Thank you!!!
  6. Smashlee, You are already completely aware that what you say to your daughter now will have an affect on how your daughter views herself, as well as other people, as she grows. Do you know how lucky she is to have you for a mom? Just the fact that you know these things now, it's a pretty safe bet you won't screw her up! There are lots of things you can say to her, when she wants you to share that cupcake, that don't involve you not wanting to be overweight. And for all you know, with you adopting healthier eating habits through this journey, she may not even want that cupcake! She may prefer yogurt with berries, etc. as far as your surgery is concerned, when she is old enough to understand and really appreciate what it means, you will find the right words to explain it to her. You're a great mom!! Go easy on yourself. You are on the right track!! and, I must say, what a beautiful little girl you have there!!
  7. Thank you!!! And he is as sweet as he is beautiful!! I'm not biased much
  8. Carina, you brought me to tears with this...thank you so much!! Even after everything I've been through to get to this point, I still have a hard time convincing myself that wanting a healthier life for myself, just for me, is ok...that I'm worth it.
  9. Grand, indeed, BurgundyBoy! I want to be able to do everything for and with him, especially the things that require physical activity! My husband and I were talking yesterday and I realized that since he's only 6 months old (today, yay!) that he won't even remember that I was ever obese...and that's worth everything to me!
  10. Thank you, ladies!! He definitely is great motivation!!
  11. My grandson Harper He continues to be my motivation...every day!
  12. My nurses did the same thing with the pills, and I think I looked at them like they were growing two heads! I was like, it takes me 15 minutes to drink an ounce of water, and you want me to swallow PILLS? Lol I'm so glad they gave you IV pain meds...that is so much better than pills, especially in this situation. How are you doing, by the way? You feeling well?
  13. My pharmacist and I are on a first name basis! Lol it wasn't that bad of a day really...this is all just so new and different than anything I've ever dealt with before, health wise, and I'm second guessing everything! If I drink a little too fast and get a pain, I'm convinced I've stretched my pouch or torn the stitches. Drama queen, I know I'm trying so hard to do everything right, and Monday it just seemed like I was doing everything wrong. But thank you for saying I'm doing a great job! That makes me feel so good
  14. Yup! A week already! and, believe it or not, only one meltdown...hahaha. I had to do something as far as the pills...it was stressing me to the max getting over full from just taking pills. And it's not like I could take them all through the day, because my thyroid pill has to be 4 hours apart from my calcium, which I take twice a day, and also separated from my multi vitamin and b12. Then all the night meds...ugh! Crushing them is much, much easier, even though it tastes gross, lol. The pharmacist says to take them with applesauce...I say I can't eat yet...crazy! But thanks for the good luck wishes for tomorrow. I'm nervous about trying food, but at the same time I think my body is starting to need it, lol.
  15. Res, thank you for the links to the articles none of my meds are on the lists in either one. I'm very lucky in that my surgeon is in close contact with my endocrinologist and they both know what I'm taking as well as what I can't. I have a good team of doctors right now, with the exception of my pcp, which I will be changing to a new one soon. I was lucky enough to get enough control over my diabetes to go off both insulins prior to surgery, and the only other "weight related" med I'm on is for blood pressure. Unfortunately, my other meds are for unrelated health problems that won't change with weight loss Well, maybe I'll need a dose change, but that's it. I don't do pain meds, so that isn't an issue. Tylenol really doesn't do much for me, so why take it if it won't help.