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About NerdyLady

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  • Gender
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    Boston and LA
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Corvala Lopez
  • Hospital
    Angeles Hospital, Tijuana Mexico
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  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. @CJireh You have a much better attitude than I do. I'm a grumpy Gus who wants people to mind their own business. In public, I tended to eat much less than anyone because I was so ashamed of my health. I would secretly eat at home or alone so people wouldn't judge me. Turns out judgey people want to judge no matter the portion size. Ugh.
  2. My parents and neighbors have been asking "are you ok." And "are you healthy?". GRRR. I understand the concern but it is driving me bonkers. My mom thinks I'm too thin and watches every morsel of food I eat. I know that it's because she last saw me, four months ago, at my starting weight. I suppose the change is drastic but she knows I had WLS. Now I hear her mumbling prayers to the Virgin Mary to watch over my health. My mom is thrilled that I'm in remission but she is a worrier by nature. I see her watching me when I'm not looking. Mom is worried that my tiredness is due to lack of nutrition. I'm exhausted because I have a 23 month old monkey child! I went to Chuck E. Cheese's with some neighbors and they looked at me like I was a walking corpse. I had a vile buffet salad and I saw the concerned glances between the dinner guests. I'm more annoyed than anything. I'm not underweight for my height. I'd have to be about twenty pounds lighter to be anywhere near underweight. I'm venting more than anything. I wish people could be fully happy for me, rather than concerned I'm about to die.
  3. I'm happy you got to meet! What a lovely picture!
  4. I drink far too much caffeine and use straws everyday. I totally understand your worry and I think you will be fine.
  5. Hooray! I think about you everyday and look to your example as inspiration.
  6. Hooray!
  7. You are a delight! Have I told you that I love you so?? If I were the tattoo type, I would get one with my RNY date and the words "liberation day"!
  8. @CJireh You are right. It is a horrible way get healthy. I'm glad your aunt got the help she needed!
  9. @CJireh In principle, I'm angry at my insurance company. BCBS continued to reject my doctor's request for certain medications to keep my diabetes under control. I had to rely on the kindness of my doctor, who provided me with a two month supply of sample meds while she battled my insurer. I ultimately never got the med plan she thought was best for me. Denying my claim for RNY was a huge blow due to how ill I felt. I tried to eat my way to an insurance approval, which was making me sicker. What kind of sick world do we live in when a person who wants to get healthy is denied those opportunities? I'd like to add that I am very fortunate to have an incredible insurance package. I call it fancy people insurance. If I am denied the healthcare I need, what hope do people have whose insurance needs are under met? Sorry for my rant. I'm angry (it doesn't consume me, promise) at the obesity crisis here and around the world. It's not our fault and obese people should be given the help we need. We at TTF are a very lucky bunch. I'm glad each of us has the opportunity to get healthy.
  10. @Jen581791 Before I drift off on my Ativan cloud, I want to let you know how much I appreciate your support. I can't believe how quickly the weight came off but to be fair, I had a much lower starting point than most folks. I'm still trying to feel comfortable in my own skin but that's a battle that I think I'll have for a while.
  11. @Trish13 You are always so kind to me. It is you who are truly inspiring. In the face of everything, you are still upbeat! I read your post about your recent shopping experience and I am thrilled for you. You are a champion and I'm glad to have met you. Thank You for your lovely words.
  12. @Cheesehead It feels absolutely fantastic!
  13. @CJireh I was very sick because of my diabetic condition. I was on 4 (? I'm starting to forget) injectable medications and it wasn't helping. My endocronologist suggested WLS and I went to the Tufts Weight and Wellness Center. The doctors at the Center said that I was a perfect candidate. Not only was I an insulin resistant diabetic but I also had sleep apnea. Given my health issues, it was suggested that I have RNY. Doctors do not know why, but most diabetic RNY patients are very successful at putting their diabetes in remission. There was one problem. I was not morbidly obese and therefore my insurance wouldn't pay for the procedure. I was advised to gain weight and return once I was at a higher weight. I drove straight to McDonalds and ordered one of everything. Eventually, I realize that this was a poor decision on my part. My husband shared a New York Times article about medical tourism. After much research, my husband and I made the decision to self pay in Mexico. This was the best decision I have ever made. The surgery was very expensive but significantly cheaper than the same procedure in the USA I haven't taken any diabetes medication since post WLS day 9 (? Again, I'm starting to forget). I am officially in remission. My A1c numbers are fantastic, I no longer use my CPAP and my blood pressure is the best it has been in years. I sometimes feel guilty that I had WLS because my weight was relatively low (I was *only* obese). However, I can't deny that my life has changed for the better. I'm healthy and happy. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  14. 1) You look fantastic. 2) I have a crush on that dress.
  15. I'm not wearing anything too exciting. Ann Taylor shorts in size ten, random top, size large and my Keens, which have become way too big. I used to be size 11 but I think I'm now at a size 10 This photo was a spur of the moment snap at Target. I passed the full length mirror and bingo!