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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), 4 grandkids (3 boys and a girl), and 3 cats and one very supporting husband! I enjoy cooking, gardening, and reading.
  • Age
    58

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

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  1. I’d lost 128# at 9 months. I cut every unnecessary calorie.. I still ask myself before I eat something “ what’s in it for me?” Meaning what nutrition am I going to get..
  2. I had little strips covering the incisions. No drains..not painful at all..
  3. I’ve always gotten my protein in. I had short thick hair and never noticed any hair loss. It may be luck of the draw..
  4. I didn’t even realize it was possible to wrap a towel around myself until someone mentioned it and I gave it a try. I usually just dry off, along the towel on the hook and try to get my hair tamed..
  5. I have not had revision surgery. But I was diabetic for 18 years (took 6 pills a day for it; glipizide, metformin and actos). I was told RNY or gastric bypass would help but maybe not all the way in reversing my diabetes. I was crushed when my blood sugar levels didn’t drop fast enough while in the hospital and I was sent home on insulin; something I had fought for years!! I was sent home on a Friday night, I dtruggled to keep my blood sugar up all weekend. Went in on That Monday and they took me off the insulin immediately; so 5 days after RNY surgery I was in remission. RNY for some rea
  6. Cheesehead

    Hi!

    Take the recommended vitamins. I have no issues. And stay away from ibuprofen, aleve...
  7. Cheesehead

    Hi!

    Welcome back! So sorry to hear you are having issues. @tracyringo had a recent conversion.
  8. I left the hospital weighing 7 pounds more. I was crushed. It’s the liquids they pump into you.. it will come off.
  9. Right after surgery I set an alarm for every 16 minutes and drank a shot glass; 2 oz. even 7 years out; I can only chug 8-10 oz of liquid. I try not to get to the point where I’m dying of thirst.
  10. Welcome! Hope all goes smoothly!!
  11. Welcome! It will be here before you know it!
  12. Good luck! Welcome! If you have any questions feel free to ask
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