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About Rainvenezia

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  • Birthday 05/09/1979

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    Things I have accomplished since surgery:
    No more joint problems
    No more back problems
    No more acid reflex meds
    No more blood pressure meds
    No more anxiety meds
    No more migraine meds
    No more diabetic issues - A1C 5.1
    Energy back

    Things I want to do when healthy and in shape:
    _X_Rock Climb
    X_White water rafting
    X_Caving/ Splunking
    X_Hike a trail longer then 5 miles
    X_Buy awesome dresses and A-line skirts
    X_Be able to run
    X_Complete P90X
    __Complete Pyio
    __Ride my bike for 25 miles (paved)
    X_Go mountain biking
    __100 sit-ups, 50 push-up (prev army 1999 could do this)
    X_Take a karate class
    X_ Complete a tough mudder

    NSV -
    I can paint my toes without struggle
    I can fit on rollercoasters
    I am comfortable when someone pulls out a camera
    Can walk 5 miles without getting winded
    Confidence back
    I feel my age as apposed to 10 years older then I actually am
    My car got bigger
    Ride my bike on a mountain path for 5 miles
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  • Surgeon
    Dr Henderson
  • Hospital
    The Longstreet Clinic, Obesity Solutions
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  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Hi all. I had Gastric Bypass in 2013. Prior to surgery, I read several topics on WLS and how it affects a marriage. I thought I had the best support I could ask for from a husband and figured our marriage would survive through the change. It turned out to be true..... He was the greatest support. He ate what I ate, he didn't eat crap in front of me, he supported my attendance to support groups and sometimes even went with me. He would remind me to drink water and chew more; eat slower. Even supported and paid for a tummy tuck. Fast forward a year.... I became very active. using
  2. Oh i am so bad with the smoking thing. I have quit several times over the last few years only to start again a few months later. My husband is a smoker and this makes it hard for me to stop for good. We've discussed quitting together but he says we cant both be in bad mood. Hes military and often leaves for missions. Ive decided (in light of recent development) that I will stop again as soon as he gets sent to his next mission. Ask him to do the same and we will be apart for the "bad moods", lol. Caffeine intake has reduced considerably as of the last few weeks but i assume the ca
  3. Hi all, I have read a few posts about this but are out dated and wanted to start a new topic rather then pick up on a three year old post. A few days ago I started to experience a burning, tight cramp in my mid belly section. It started on Sunday after I had gone out Saturday night and had a few drinks with friends. Initially I thought it was gas or some type of discomfort from drinking. However, the pain continues. It is now Wednesday and I am still experiencing this discomfort. It hurts when I don't eat, it hurts when I do eat followed by gas and bloating and I am unable
  4. ahhh! so many familiar faces, its good to see you guys are still here.
  5. I am coming back to the site after a long inactive year. I have recently moved to a new area and there is no support here. This site was always a useful tool and offered great support. During this move, i have slipped off track. Have been living out of a suitcase for 3 months. We are finally moved into our new home and are settled. I need to get back to eating correctly and staying active. Hope to see some old faces and look forward to meeting the new people.
  6. Well, i havent done much to lose anything over the last few weeks. Had a horrible week. still have puffiness on side and can clearly see that the right side will need to be fixed due to the corners dog earring. We will see what doc says on the 5th.
  7. I will be at 7 weeks this Wednesday. the scale is reading 135. 3 weeks Pre-op I was 130 but gained a bit of weight due to quitting smoking. I was 138 when I went into surgery . My surgeon wants me to get back down to my original size of around 130 to determine if I have extra skin on the sides that needs to be removed. I go back to see him on the 5th of jan. He told me that there was about 3 pounds removed so I am aiming to get down to 127 by jan. He said I didn't need lipo; that it was majority extra skin. I definitely recommend an extended incision line to remove as much on the sides
  8. I will have the official before and afters from the hospital in Jan but these are some shots that I took at pre-op, week 1 with tubes in and again at about 3 weeks.
  9. I might have to get some puckering fixed as well. I was told it was done in the office. If I had to get more skin removed on the sides he will want me going under and laying on my belly during the procedure. I don't know what cost would be but I'm sure its not free. He said I need to give a few more weeks and in January I will have my 3 month check up and we will determine then if I need additional skin removed or fix the dog ears.
  10. I understand. I am the same way. now that I have had my tummy done I want to start getting other work done in other areas as well. If you are ok with the risk vrs results, it will make you happy, and you can afford it all then absolutely go for it!! I want my arms and inner thighs done. its all just dreaming though. One cut for me hubby says.
  11. I just passed my 6 week mark from TT. The 1st week I was itching like crazy. Once I cut pain meds back that was reduced. I didn't have a constipation problem. My butt looked flat when I was swelling badly, even in the back. I already have a flat butt and now that the swelling is gone I seem to have some shape to it, better then It was with the swelling. Ive noticed that now that I have had my tummy fixed, which was my focus point of my flaws pre-op, I now notice all other things wrong with me and want to get it all fixed as well. Belly button takes the longest to heal and I was very worr
  12. back to work today after 3 weeks off for TT recovery.  Feels very strange and almost scary.  Limited pain and healing well. 

    1. Kimelou


      Hope you have a good day.

  13. I didn't read what anyone else wrote, I just went straight to writing so I may be repeating what others have said. I understand. In fact I've done it. The truth is you have to want to follow the plan. We can yell at you all day and give support all day, you are the only one that can make the decision to break old habits. The main challenge of this process is rebooting mentally. Changing your life style. It is not a diet, it is not temporary, it is not a food funeral that lasts only through the 1st few phases. It is a life style change. Some people do well with tracking, some people do we
  14. Has it been 13 months already? It flys by. Congrats on the accomplishment! Now to the new challenge of maintaining the weight. I love to cycle, well mountain terrain really. I try to drag the hubby with me but hes not a big fan. He'd rather walk a trail then ride a bike through one. Its very exhilarating to go fast over a rocky path thought!! LOL. You look great, best part is no more meds and being healthy
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