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About JuliaLynn

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  • Birthday 04/11/1970

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  • Gender Female


  • Surgeon Dr Schriver
  • Hospital Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Height (ft-in) 5-04
  • Start Weight 298
  • Current Weight 134
  • Goal Weight 135
  • Surgery Date 09/13/2010
  • Surgery Type Gastric Bypass

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  1. JuliaLynn added a topic in Personal Stories   

    Just been busy....
    So my g/f updated her pictures on here a few days ago and said to me... You know how people have their surgery and ten fall off the sight and you never see them again... I was like...ummmm yeah

    So let me update:
    1st surgery July 12 2010
    2nd Surgery July 13 2010
    Stomach was stapled shut...100% obstructed
    I was on TPN for several weeks
    Endoscopy to try to stretch the open Sept 8, 2010
    Final Surgery September 13, 2010

    Pictures tell the story better than words

    November 2010

    Feb 2011

    March 2011

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  2. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Hello from Honolulu   

    I will say ths and if you tell Dr.Z I said it he will probably poop himself... If I had to do it over again... At this time with your Dr. choicescurrently @ Tripler I would want him. He has horrible bedside manner... he is pretty short and sassy... but he knows his stuff.

    I know one Dr tere I wouldn't let operate on my stuffed animals.
  3. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Hello from Honolulu   


    I am sorry but how the hell does that happen? Last year they "Accidentally" stapled my stomach totally shut... Another girl had a punctured diaphram, several have been on TPN feeding after surgery, Several have been back to Prog ICU... I am happy today... still not getting in the food I should be... but how long will it be with all these mistakes till Tripler finally kills someone for the sake of having the largest bariatric program in the Army. Their support system sucks, I listened to the coordinator spew garbage about the support groups outside of Tripler's and I actually found it to be the complete opposite.

    I understand we all just want the surgery... I was there too. Now I wonder if its going to be worth it for someone else to die over. There is a reason the locals call it Cripler...
  4. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Losing 100lbs ruined my life   

    Last night I was talking to my husband about this post... twice I have had medical issues (hospitalizations that dragged on for months and months)) that took a toll on our marriage and we went to counseling to help us pull through the hard times... We decided to go prior to us getting into a rut that could easily have destroyed our marriage. Both times we were suggested to read a book.. The Five Love Languages. I suggest you buy the book and read it TOGETHER with your wife, take the quiz and see what her language is and she can find out what yours is... I CAN make a difference... If you cannot afford the book.. Hit me up on PM with your address and I would happily mail you a copy.

    Just a thought

  5. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Hair extenstions here I come   

    Ask for Microchet... they are super for thinning crown and less noticable than fusion or those metal clips.
  6. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Losing 100lbs ruined my life   

    I love my husband no matter what... he could gain 100 lbs, loose a leg or get burned 85% of his body and he would still be the man I love. I agree that perhaps you should check into some couples/family counseling. Marriages are something that evolve and change as years go by. We all have to change with our spouses to make successful marriages.

    ALSO, perhaps she is insecure about you getting more attractive to OTHER women and feels threatened.

    Please make sure you talk to your Wife about how this is affecting you and also get her onboard so your children stop disrespecting you.

    I also want to share with you that my Dad is a big guy... I loved it when I was younger, all my boyfriends were scared of him. I always felt"safe" when I was around him... When he gave me a hug it was like I was surrounded by a brick wall. Fast forward 30 years... Now I am terrified of that call I will get that says my Dad was dead due to a heart attack from bad eating habits. Now I just wish he had thought ahead enough to lose the weight then.

  7. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Honey vs Sugar   

    GREAT IDEA!!!! I never thought of that... I did just see a brine recipe that uses cranberry juice!!
  8. JuliaLynn added a topic in General Questions   

    Honey vs Sugar
    So this year we are having Thanksgiving at a friends house and will not be having the Fried Turkey we normally have:(

    SO I was looking at recipes for boring 'ole baked turkey and ran across a recipe for Brined Turkey and decided we would try it. Most recipes call for sugar in the brine, but I also found some that call for honey. I know that there isn't enough sugar in the amount of turkey I eat to make me dump, but I was wondering... is honey a better sweetner for post surgical RNY because it is a natural sugar?


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  9. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic drinking with meals   

    I do not drink with meals or for atleast 30 minutes after... I will throw up...

    I am a puker though.. If I eat too much... I throw up.
    If I drink to soon after/while eating... I throw up.
    If I eat something my "Diva" doesn't like... I throw up.
  10. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Perfect Pouch?   

    I am glad "The Diva" is very picky... It keeps me in line... I would rather have a fussy pouch. OBVIOUSLY I need the help of this tool, on my own I failed miserably and became morbidly obese.

  11. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic What a difference....   

    You look AMAZING!!! Great Job and Congrats on your hard work!!!
  12. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Fairbanks :)   

    WoW We are in Hawaii, but going to Fairbanks for Thanksgiving
  13. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Sushi   

    If your worried about the rice... Why not try Poke? You get the same raw fish and its Yumm-O good!!! Its made a million ways and I am sure you can get it on the mainland. Also, my pouch is super picky and I have no problems with Lau Lau because it is so moist. It might not be the norm on the mainland, but I know Whole Foods sells the Taro leaves to wrap it in... you just use butterfish and a little piece of pork.... Its AMAZING!!!!
  14. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Gastric bypass surgery prices   

    100% paid by Tricare
  15. JuliaLynn added a post in a topic Checking In After Surgery   

    LOL Someone else on the board calls Food Network .. Food Porn. Gotta love it!!!!

    Just keep sipping girl, it gets easier. With LOTS of time.