dredfern

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About dredfern

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Carson City, NV
  • Age
    51

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr Kozar
  • Hospital
    Renown South Meadows
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    218
  • Current Weight
    129
  • Goal Weight
    145
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    21.5
  • Surgery Date
    10/26/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Kozar
  1. I'm 15 months out and at my goal weight 125 lbs. Headed for menopause (52 in May). I'm starting to get my period twice a month, it's very painful with heavy clotting and lasts about 8 days. I have to change pad/tampon every 1-2 hours. Before surgery it wasn't nearly as bad, I have an appointment with my OB/GYN LMNOP on Monday. Anyone experience anything like this? I did have a hysteroscopy about 10 years ago and they removed some polyps, maybe they have come back???
  2. I'm so sorry this has happened to you. My surgeon definitely billed separate from the hospital. They both required payment up front. Good luck!!
  3. Beautiful, before and after. Keep up the great work!!
  4. Bummer....LOL
  5. Fabulous my little "Hercules"
  6. I was told not to worry about my calories in the beginning as well. Was told to concentrate on getting all my protein and fluids in and take my supplements. I still tracked it in my fitness pal though. I don't think they worry about calories early out because we are able to eat so little any way. I think once you get to maintenance mode is when it becomes more crucial to count calories.
  7. I'm almost 14 months out, and it took me probably 8 or 9 months to see the new me in the mirror. I could seriously see the difference when I did side by side photos. Good luck on your journey. I too am feeling amazing
  8. EKG

    I had to be cleared by a cardiologist before my surgery, they did an EKG. I think it's pretty standard.
  9. Have you tried your water at different temps, flavored zero calorie water, non caffeinated tea? I even went with low sodium broth to get my daily intake up. You need to sip all day long.
  10. Definitely work on getting your fluid intake up. I found that when I was at a stall, it helped to add a few more calories (healthy). I know it sounds crazy, but it could be worth a try...Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
  11. I'm one year out and I drink at least 100 oz per day. Are you diabetic? If so, that makes you super thirsty, maybe after surgery it won't be that intense. Good luck!
  12. At about 8 months out I was really losing a lot of hair, I went to my hairdresser and got a super short cut and had her put a bunch of blonde highlights in it (made my scalp look less obvious). Now at a little over a year out, my hair is coming back and the texture is about the same as it was pre-surgery. I also take biotin supplements, not sure if it helps, but it sure couldn't hurt. Good luck!!
  13. Make sure to drink plenty of good old water, it will help with the headaches as well. Good luck on your journey!!
  14. One year ago today I had no idea how my life would change.
  15. You could also look at it this way. I felt like I was craving anything and everything leading up to and right after my surgery. Now at a year out, I don't even want those things anymore, they hurt my tummy and it's just not worth it. This is from a gal who used to eat McDonald's twice a day (barf)...