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About TammyP

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  • Birthday 01/24/1966

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Davis
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Davis
  1. Changing bra sizes as the pounds drop

    @NerdyLady - Can you tell me the name of this 'serious business' bra store? I am hoping this is a chain. I need to be measured by some no-nonsense people that know what they are doing....
  2. 11 weeks and some before/after photos

    Wow Kio....such a huge difference already! You look great! I also think the new Kio looks younger. Wonderful job!
  3. Why is it so hard to drink 2oz every 15min?

    Laura, the pain did not subside substantially until day three or four for me. Keep up on your pain meds - no need to be a superhero. You can do this! I promise you it does get better <3
  4. I DID IT !!! :)

    Happy to hear everything went great!!! Hopefully the meds help with the pain. Get as much rest as possible. Glad you checked in!
  5. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    You are not the only one dying for this bread hehe! Thankfully, no one will bring yummy bread to our celebration tomorrow at the inlaws. I plan on eating turkey and maybe a bit of potatoes. The mom-in-law doesn't ever do desserts that I would like (chocolate), so I think I will be okay in that regard. I am thankful for each and every one of you. You help and guidance in my life this year has been invaluable. <3 Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!
  6. Kristin (_withak)'s Surgery Date!

    Thinking of you Kristen! <3
  7. Not going to lie - this will take some getting used to. This was one of the biggest challenges for me, but now I don't even think about it or miss the fluids while eating. Of course I stay away from dry foods that would be harder to swallow etc. Congrats on soft foods! It just gets better and better!
  8. I got home after my doctor approving me for soft foods and immediately ate a boiled egg I had prepared in advance (just in case he released me to soft foods early). It was the BEST boiled egg I've ever had!
  9. Sleeve Surgery Newbie

    I had a different surgeon, but I did not have a catheter. So perhaps this too depends on your surgeon.
  10. AHA! Moments 2

    @blameitonthegenes Wow - what a powerful post! I love your AHA moment and I love your surgeon! You look fantastic! Thanks for the encouragement to those of us on the journey <3
  11. Met my first TT celebrity today!

    I, totally did NOT feel like socializing that soon post-surgery. Kuddos to you @Michael_A!!!
  12. Congratz on joining the bench @Boho Rosy!! You will definitely feel better within the next 4 days. Hang in there hun <3
  13. Met my first TT celebrity today!

    Awww! You guys both look great! Look at you @Michael_A ! All out and about already post surgery! I am impressed! Thanks for sharing
  14. My sister died suddenly tonight

    (((Big hugs))) Carda please know that we are here for you. You have every reason to be still struggling, this is all so new and fresh. Please don't rush yourself into anything. One day at a time honey.
  15. 5 Month Surgiversary

    Today is my 5 month surgiversary! And let me preface this by reiterating that...I am not a Blogger! This journey has been triumphant at times, and trying at times. I do not wish to sugar coat my experience, but here goes! My first meeting with my surgeon/weight loss facility was in January 16, 2017. I had surgery on June 14, 2017. I was also diagnosed with sleep apnea during this time period (February), since I needed a pre-existing condition for my insurance to cover WLS. The only way they cover with no conditions is if your BMI is 40%+ (morbidly obese). I was just over 35% BMI at that time. I remember meeting with the surgeon and him asking about my medical conditions, and I said no diabetes, no BP issues. Then he asked about sleep apnea and my hubby sitting in the corner was like "Yes, yes...she definitely HAS sleep apnea!" LOL...apparently he was correct since the sleep clinic diagnosed me the next month. I feel like everything suddenly fell into place, and before I knew it, it was June and I was having WLS. I can honestly say this is one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. I have lost almost 61#, and have 18# to go until my goal weight of 155. I feel a lot more confident at work. I have energy! I don't come home from work and pass out for an hour. I don't fight feeling like I am going to fall asleep at the wheel on my drive home from work. I can go up and down a flight of stairs and not have any laboured breathing whatsoever. I am walking 5 miles per day, 5 x per week. WHAT?! Who is this person? I wanted to share a couple of pictures. This first one is from 2012. I would guess I was in the 240# range. We were having a pool party in our backyard, and I guess I felt somewhat covered in the coverup. I hated these parties. I was the largest woman there and so self conscious. As the years went on, I didn't even get in my pool with them. I would just sit in a chair in shorts and a t-shirt and pray I didn't roast too death. I was too self-conscious to even be in my own pool with anyone but my husband. I had no idea my hubby still had this pic on his iPad. I am sure I yelled at him to delete it. The second pic is from last month, so 4 months post OP. My sister was bugging me for a pic since she lives in another state. I thought I'd do the cheesy selfie! The biggest thing I would tell anyone contemplating WLS is that this is far more a mental game than anything. There are many obstacles to get through to get to your surgery date. Surgery is not fun - there is some pain in recovery for a few days at the least. But post-surgery, your entire mindset towards food needs to change. I have been given a tool that prohibits me from gorging myself on food. But this tool is only effectve if I am in control of what I put in my mouth! I thank God for Thinner Times. Y'all are the best! <3