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  2. Valerie jean

    Welcome, @Valerie jean! Glad you found us!
  3. Valerie jean

    Thank you for responding. I shall sleep better tonight knowing when I have moments of fear or self loathing, I can turn to ttf and never be alone. Good night
  4. Protein Question

    FYI - Premier Protein Shakes do not require refrigeration, although they may taste a bit better when they are cold.
  5. Valerie jean

    Welcome - we are here to support you. By the way, there are lots of UK and former UK members here (not me, due to a little misunderstanding between Great Britain and Massachusetts in the 1770s...). On a much more serious note, I have never regretted having my gastric bypass, as it allowed me to become healthy, thin, active and so much more alive. I suggest that you read lots of posts all over the TTF boards, and then let us know if you have any questions.
  6. 8 days out and struggling!

    @scla How are you doing? We are here to support you. Unless there was a major problem with your surgery, it should get a lot better soon.
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  8. Valerie jean

    So I appreciate every case is different as we are all so unique and different LHA have different policies, procedures and budgets but...I was given the go ahead by my surgeon at st Richards in Chichester for the by pass only last month, and have since sent off a bundle of questionnaires and other legal forms. But I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough idea how long I may have to wait for the actual op? I'm praying it'll only be a couple of months more or so. Be honest please, am I setting myself up for a fall in my optimism! I'm just so scared, because with every week that passes the weight is just piling on.
  9. Valerie jean

    So I appreciate every case is different as we are all so unique and different LHA have different policies, procedures and budgets but...I was given the go ahead by my surgeon at st Richards in Chichester for the by pass only last month, and have since sent off a bundle of questionnaires and other legal forms. But I was wondering if anyone could give me a rough idea how long I may have to wait for the actual op? I'm praying it'll only be a couple of months more or so. Be honest please, am I setting myself up for a fall in my optimism! I'm just so scared, because with every week that passes the weight is just piling on.
  10. Protein Question

    Check out Walmart for New Whey Protein Drink shots were the better for me and I preferred to add them to my water. Like most shots, they are a little strong in flavour so diluting them is a good way to go.
  11. 8 days out and struggling!

    Thanks I'm having bloods done tomorrow
  12. Valerie jean

    Look to the upper right of this page Valerie and you'll find "Follow".
  13. Valerie jean

    Got it. Thank you.
  14. Valerie jean

    Welcome to Thinner Times Valerie jean.
  15. Valerie jean

    When you post there should be an option above the submit button to be notified of replies
  16. Valerie jean

    Thank you Kt, may I call you kt? Is there a way to get notifide when I have a reply please?
  17. Valerie jean

    Hi Valerie jean and welcome to thinner times. You will find this is a great group of supportive people with a vast knowledge. Have a look around and feel free to ask any questions. We are here to support and encourage you in this journey.
  18. Ask to speak to your GP's nurse or have the receptionist relay the question to the nurse and have the NURSE call you back after she asks the doctor. Also ask your bariatric surgeon and/or nurse. Be persistent, but polite. Call every day until you get a satisfactory answer.
  19. Valerie jean

    Hello folks. I'm new to the group so just checking in. I'm going to have a little cruise around and get to grips with who, why, when, how and where to go on the site, as ICT is not my fortay. But I so want/need to make contact with some likeminded friends right now, so any response to this reach out would be very much appreciated, just so I know I got this first step right ☺thanks in anticipation.
  20. Protein Question

    So i was wondering if any of you have tried protein shots from bariatric pal or from anywhere else. I am finding that on days i have appointments or errands to run i tend to fall behind on my protein. I was looking at the protein shots because they don't require refrigeration like the premier protein shakes. It says they are 15g protein 60 cals and 0 sugars. I was given something similar when i was in the hospital so i figured it might be another go to i could have on hand.
  21. This is causing me more of a headache than any other part of the journey, my gp has prescribed me gastro resistant lansoprazole are they ok to take, ive been searching the net but cant get a definative answer and my gp receptionist are useless
  22. What will it feel like when I wake up?

    Big gratz Lyds and welcome to the Losers Bench!!!
  23. 20 more pounds

    Nor have I deviated from my plan Tom. It got me to my goal and it continues to keep me there. I have no desire to go back to my pre-WLS life of yo yoing myself back up again.
  24. 8 days out and struggling!

    This sounds like Orthostatic Hypotension, low fluid and/or electrolytes + hot water = light headed and passing out. You really need to let your DR know so you can get this under control because it accumulates and gets worse. Trust me, I have been dealing with this myself. Mine started with lightheadedness when leaving the hot tub, then in the shower, and then any time I bent over, to the worst every time I stand up. It has taken 3 weeks to get my electrolytes back up so I don't blackout (lose my vision) when I stand up. I wear compression stockings now when I exercise (walk/run) this seems to help a ton. Good Luck I hope you figure it out and are able to get the passing out under control.
  25. 20 more pounds

    It's more like a couple of years. I started at 360 and now I'm staying between 180 and 190. It will be 5 years for me in a couple of weeks. I know some folks have to go back to basics, Corrine, I've been very fortunate that I never stopped the basic plan. The important point in all of this is that you can lose more weight after monumental stalls or regains. Keep your eyes on the prize, NOBODY wants to regain. It's a lifetime commitment.
  26. What will it feel like when I wake up?

    Well i had my surgery on the 20th all went well thanks so much for the info much love
  27. Tubal ligation

    you would still have your period even after the procedure...and honestly I have a cousin that had her tubes tied and 12 yrs later got pg again and the dr said that isn't all that uncommon that they can grow back together again (tubes aren't "tied" they are just cut and burnt - cauterized) . I would ask your gyn about getting an ablation...an easy procedure done in the office that can stop or really slow down bleeding at all! My GFs who have had it barely have periods if at all!
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