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About LeeC

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday September 2

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Spokane, WA
  • Interests
    Horses, Motorcycling, Beading, Reading, Photography and Ceramics
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Mathew Rawlins MD
  • Hospital
    Deaconess - Spokane WA
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Can i Cry now...

    So sorry you are going through this. Check with The Salvation Army about housing. And the State of Ohio about food stamps, etc http://jfs.ohio.gov/ofam/index.stm Food stamps and other benefits are what we pay our taxes for and now is the time you need to apply for them. WA ST has TANIF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Ohio may have something similar. I agree with the others, contact the social worker at the hospital.
  2. Hope I don't get sick

    Most pneumonia can't be passed from one person to another but if she had a cold, that can be contagious. I hope she is responding to treatment because she will be very weak and tired for 6 weeks or more once she is past the pneumonia.
  3. My sister died suddenly tonight

    So very sorry for your loss. Words really aren't adequate. Hugs.
  4. I hit the 100 lb loss mark this morning!

    Congrats that is fantastic. So glad for you.
  5. 21 months post op

    Both of them were very glad that I am doing so well. I hadn't seen Doug (brother) in about 2 years and TIm for about 4 years. I got big hugs from both. I had sent pictures every couple months but that's not the same as actually seeing and hugging me.
  6. 21 months post op

    My surgery was Jan 26, 2016 .. Last weekend my brother (taller gentleman on the left) and his best friend since high school (aka my other brother) came to visit me for the weekend. We had breakfast at the American Legion on Sunday before they left to go home - 400 miles away. I had one scrambled egg, bacon and half a spoon of hashbrowns. I now weigh what I weighed when I started high school. Health wise my life is the best it is has been in a long time.
  7. I didn't have GERD but not having to worry post op about acid reflux, etc is a big plus for me. I went with the RNY because it is the best post op stats - losing the most amount of weight and being able to keep it off. By the way, with my bariatric team if you have GERD, etc than the sleeve is NOT an option as there is an greater chance of increased stomach acid.
  8. I want to eat my feelings.

    So glad your mom is doing better and glad that you are coping. Continue to hang in there.
  9. Grateful Dead - Truckin .... "living on reds, Vitamin C and cocaine" .. at least the Vitamin C part would be true. When my coworkers started telling me I'd lost too much weight (be prepared for that) my response was "I have a normal BMI but nobody knows what normal is anymore".
  10. What Does Everyone Do For A Living?

    Disability Adjudicator. I determine (with a staff MD or PhD) if you are disabled for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). I retired in 2007 but with the recession which meant an increase in claims and the jump in my medical premiums I ended up going back to work part-time (win/win). Now less than 2 years from retiring at Medicare age.
  11. I’m half the man I used to be!

    That is so wonderful and I am so glad for you.
  12. Be honest!

    I go by my BMI - 25 or under is great, 26 means get busier, watch the carbs, up the protein. So far at 22 months post op I am in the 24-25 BMI range and at age 63 that makes me ... HAPPY ... Several coworkers have told me that I have lost too much weight. I just smile and say my BMI is normal for my height. So figure out what makes you happy: a specific weight or the BMI and set your goal accordingly. The 5 day pouch reset does wonders.
  13. About sugars

    I look at fruit as good carbs but still monitor how much I eat. I usually have fruit three times a week.
  14. Tracking intake

    I use MFP. I went into the various settings and figured out how many calories a day I wanted, adjusted the carbs to be at/near 50, the protein to be around 90 and don't care that the fat setting is over 50 as I don't track fats. It works for me.
  15. I hope Julie makes it here

    I'm not even sure where TT is on FB but I do know that this forum has been what I needed to help me though the hard spots. Many thanks to TMcGee, Res Ipsa, Cinwa and everyone.