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  1. That is outstanding Cheering!
  2. If you're talking about a DEXA Scan (Dual X-ray Absorptiometry), it's a totally painless procedure. I've had several because my bone density dropped quite considerably post-RNY and was diagnosed with osteopenia (midpoint between having healthy bones and having osteoporosis). In my case, I had to jump up on a table and lay on my back with my trousers rolled down a little to expose my pelvis/hips and a machine moved over the area taking scan (x-ray type pictures). It takes just a few minutes and is totally painless.
  3. It sounds as if you've turned the corner Trish and can now embrace a more active future. My DH has been through several debilitating surgeries including a knee replacement that did not go smoothly so I have a glimmer of what you you went through both physically and mentally.
  4. It's good to see you back Lee.
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    What about this recipe using Jello (I'm assuming that diet Jello would work): 1 Cup Boiling Water 2 Cups 7-UP or Sprite (or a similar soda pop) 1 Four serving box of any flavor of Jell-O (Gelatin) As you normally would, whisk the Jell-O / Gelatin into the boiling water until it is dissolved. Pour into a square cake pan. Stir in soda pop FREEZE (usually takes 4 hours, I let mine sit overnight). Use an ice cream scoop to “shave” the ice.
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    Wish I could help but I can't handle anything colder than room temperature (gives my pouch a toothache type sensation). Having said that, I did see a recipe a good while back using 1 cup diet fruit juice (Ocean Spray Diet springs to mind) or the lemon zest and juice to taste , 1 cup of water and 1 cup of Splenda (or similar) to taste. Cool. Pour into a shallow container - freeze and then get scraping with a fork.
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    He is adorable for sure. I can't think of anything better than a cuddle with that little guy .... bring on the puppy breath!
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    I can almost smell the puppy breath from here ..... do you have a name picked out for him Res Ipsa?
  9. I think the credit lay on you and his parents Trish. Sadly, too many people park little ones in front of a TV (or computer) and leave them to their own devices when exploring the world of textures and smells, digging for worms, planting seeds and watching a spider make it web etc. etc. etc. opens up a wonderful world for them and it's so much fun.
  10. LOL! I see that Harper is practicing with the Red Heart Scrubby yarn bath cloth that I sent him. He truly is adorable.
  11. Happy 2nd surgiversary Trish! Know that you're always in our thoughts (and prayers).
  12. Personally, I had no issue in sharing my story but can understand those who wish to keep it a private matter. I have a couple of WLS internet friends who didn't want to tell anyone so just said words along the lines that it was a personal matter that they didn't want to discuss.
  13. You have every right to be amazed at the turn-around in your life Jen. For many of us, just walking any distance was a struggle pre-WLS.
  14. I've never been a lover of highly spiced/hot foods so it's no big loss. Cold food/beverages are a real problem though. I can't eat or drink anything that's colder than room temperature. It gives my pouch a toothache type sensation.
  15. I've never been a huge hot spicy food lover but I've noticed that since my WLS, I don't seem to care for it at all - especially chilli, sriracha, harissa etc.