Cheesehead

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About Cheesehead

  • Rank
    TT Master
  • Birthday June 5

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Wisconsin
  • Interests
    I have 5 grown kids (4 girls and a boy), 3 grandkids (2 boys and a girl), and 5 cats and one very supporting husband! I enjoy cooking, gardening, and reading.
  • Age
    56

Information

  • Surgeon
    Peter Kelly
  • Hospital
    United St. Paul, Mn
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    243
  • Current Weight
    120
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    19.7
  • Surgery Date
    01/23/2013
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. Cheesehead

    ballroom dancing

    Wow! Losing weight opens so many new doors:). You look great!
  2. Cheesehead

    Whew!

    Way to go. Don’t let fear rule! Only a 2-3 pound gain and it was over the holidays;)
  3. Cheesehead

    Life updates

    Hoping things get better quickly!
  4. Cheesehead

    Happy New Year!

    Welcome back stranger!
  5. Cheesehead

    One year (a little late) - and a little bump :)

    You look glowing! Congrats! Stay healthy!
  6. Cheesehead

    Jan 23rd surgery date!

    Welcome! January 23 is a great day. It’s also my 6 year anniversary!
  7. Cheesehead

    Food stuck :(

    Papaya enzymes help me. And I still have a protein shake once a day during the week. I don’t like breakfast and it’s quick and handy about mid morning when I start to get hungry.
  8. Cheesehead

    Day one

    Congrats! Move as much as possible.
  9. Cheesehead

    The flu....

    We have the creeping crud going around the daycare where I work (strep, vomiting). I had my flu shot in October but I take extra vitamin C when there are extra germs to be had. I’ve been there 5 years and have never been ill. Fingers crossed for you. Did they move your surgery date up?
  10. Cheesehead

    Protein shake

    I drink before but wait for 30 minutes.
  11. Cheesehead

    Questions galore

    I gained 7 pounds while in the hospital. Then I didn’t weigh for 2 weeks and it was gone. I remember smaller bruising. And I don’t think the blood thinners helped with that. I had cream soup minus the chunks, thinned Greek yogurt, thinned sugar free pudding. At the 12 day mark I was cleared for thicker stuff- refried beans, cottage cheese, chili...
  12. Cheesehead

    Rice after a bypass

    Good luck tomorrow. Hoping for a smooth recovery for you!
  13. Cheesehead

    Rice after a bypass

    I have never been a big fan of rice. Now it sits heavy for me. There is frozen riced cauliflower. I made a dish for New Years with cheese and chilies and sour cream. Family liked it. I am still a big Mexican food fanatic. My first food after the liquid phase was refried beans with taco sauce and cheese. Spice does not bother me as long as it’s not so hot I need something to wash it down with.
  14. Cheesehead

    How soon to feel better?

    I was in the minority. I had energy from the start. Went in to do paperwork as soon as I could drive, six days out and back to work nine days out. I’m on my feet all day without a break. I felt great! hoping you do ok. Ease back into it if you can..
  15. Cheesehead

    Knee surgery

    Hope you get some relief! Just think, with a lighter you the recovery should be much easier:). Maybe you will be up and running laps up and down the driveway by spring:)