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About jtickle

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    Springdale, AR
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  • Surgeon
    Josh Roller
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    Physicians Specialty Hospital
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  1. Hi! I'm 28 weeks. I've gained 31 pounds. Doctors and even some friends said I couldn't do it. I had a gastric bypass two years ago tomorrow, then I had a revision because of ulcers on July 29th of last year. My stomach is about the size of a quarter. I had already lost 140 pounds when I had my second surgery. My husband is shocked that I am not freaking out about gaining weight. I know how to lose it, so I'm not afraid. What's a little weight gain, I've tried for 13 years to get pregnant. The doctor wanted me to start eating a lot of protein to keep my blood sugar up. I did, and I started losing weight.
  2. i have struggled with PCOS for many years. I have had unprotected sex with my husband for the last ten years and have never gotten pregnant. At my last check up for my gastric bypass, I was told my weight loss has begun to stabilize. After I had surgery, I had the nexplanon birth control implant placed and had a period for the whole time I had it. I had it removed last week. I am no longer on any birth control what so ever. My obgyn said it is fine for me to go ahead and try to get pregnant. He said if I wasnt pregnant in three months, he would start me on Clomid to help out. How easy was it for the others with PCOS out there to get pregnant?
  3. Hello! I live in northwest Arkansas. Dr. Joshua Roller performed my gastric bypass in June of this year. Since it is so early from your surgery anesthesia could be playing a part in your ups and downs emotionally. I noticed this was posted in November, how are doing now?
  4. I had my bypass in June. I recently had a pacemaker implanted and found out I'm allergic to chloraprep, the antiseptic used to clean the skin. Anyway, I took a rather large dose of prednisone for three days then I tapered off. Didn't hurt a bit, but I agree with papa , you should consult you bariatric surgeon.
  5. I'm entitled to my own opinion just like anyone else on this forum. My comment was not directed towards you.
  6. I walk practically jogging on the treadmill an hour at a time, 6 days a week with a little bit of incline. It's the only way I can get my heart rate up to the optimal rate for cardio. My HR is so slow sometimes I had to get a pacemaker. There are many people on the forum that will tell you exercise is not an important part of the plan. That it's 90% diet and 10% exercise. I believe that is a load of bull. Exercise is preached at my surgeon's office. After I got passed my gallbladder issues and heart problems, I called the nutritionist and she said a person roughly six months out of surgery should be getting at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week.
  7. jtickle

    Shin Splints

    It's mostly on the outside of my ankle.
  8. jtickle

    Shin Splints

    I am wondering if anyone has ever developed shin splints from walking. I have read on the internet that shin splints are not uncommon in overweight people. I had been exercising vigorously until I had my gallbladder out and developed heart issues. Now that's all behind me I am working out almost to the same pace I was before my health issues. My left leg hurts all the way around my ankle and up my shin. I have tried everything to get it to stop hurting. Nothing seems to help. I have a doctor's appointment Monday to have my leg looked at.
  9. After an excellent July and August. I lost 80 pounds then the problems came. My heart rate started messing up. It was dropping down into the 30s and I began blacking out and fainting. I also had my gallbladder out in middle of this and they had to give me meds to keep my HR up. I eventually ended up getting a pacemaker last week. Long story short, I have fallen off the diet band wagon. Now with the help of the dietitian and some of the fellow forum members, I am now getting back on track. Tomorrow I am starting over with weighing and measuring my food. I am going to try my fitness pal. I also am starting my exercise regimen again. I hope everyone had a good holiday. I'm ready to do this.
  10. Thank you all for your replies. It's going to be hard work, but I am pretty sure I can get back on track. I was doing awesome before the illness. I am so excited about going to the gym again. I was going for an hour and a half, six days a week before would love to get back to that. It's just going to take time for my body to adjust.
  11. I had the RNY in June of this year. After about 2.5 months out I have lost about 80 pounds. I also fell ill. I started blacking out and fainting. Had a lot of lightheadedness as well. It was discovered the my heart rate dropping down into to the 30s. I also had my gallbladder out and had to be given medications during my surgery to keep my heart rate up. Anyway long story short, I now have a pacemaker and I am only 34. I have not been to the gym in a few months and have completely fallen off the diet band wagon. I have not gained any weight back. I just need some tips on getting back on a better diet. I will probably start back to the gym once I get the staples out of my chest next week. I am going to call the dietitian at the surgeons office tomorrow, just would like some tip from the experienced crowd.
  12. I just wanted some opinions about prednisone since it is anti-inflammatory. I refuse to get the opinion of my bariatric surgeon since he is the reason I had to get the pacemaker. He kept telling me I had a runner's heart. Yeah right, I weighed 300 pounds. I began having heart problems the night of my RNY. Turns out he damaged my vagus nerve. He actually recognized my husband in the waiting room the morning of my heart surgery. My husband told him what was going on and he just walked off. After I see the neurologist on Monday, I am going to write the medical board about him.
  13. I had my RNY in June of this year. I had a pacemaker implanted on Wednesday and it turned out that I am very allergic to the disinfectant they used to clean my chest. I have a rash on my neck, shoulders, chest, and upper arms. I was prescribed a 3 week course of prednisone. Is it safe for an RNY patient to take it?
  14. I had a gastric bypass in June of this year. Starting the night of my surgery my heart rate dropped down into the 30s. The nurse just blew it off and turned the monitor alarm off. I told the surgeon about it at my follow up and he just laughed it off. He said I had an runner's heart. Keep in mind that I was still 300 pounds at my two week follow up. Runner's heart, yeah right! Fast forward, in August, I had an overnight pulse ox to see if I still had sleep apnea. I didn't show any signs of sleep apnea, thank goodness. I am done with that cpap machine. Around August I started having dizziness and black out spells. I just contributed it to my failing gallbladder, which was removed on September 17. The blackouts continued and progressed into fainting. I finally went to my PCP, and he got a copy of my overnight pulse ox results. My heart rate while I was wearing the finger sensor was between 25 and 40. He immediately referred me to a cardiologist. The cardiologist decided to send me to a neurologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. The neurologist and cardiologist think my bariatric surgeon damaged my vagus nerve. It controls heart rate, blood pressure and some digestive stuff. The eletrophysiologist set me up with a tilt table test. My heart rate dropped into the 40s and I passed out during the test. My BP dropped to 63/40. I found last Tuesday that I am in need of a pacemaker. My surgery to have the pacemaker implanted is this Wednesday. I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be getting a pacemaker at 34. WLS has been both a blessing and a curse, I wanted to have the surgery so maybe I would have the chance to live a life without heart problems. I haven't been to the gym in 2 and half months. I am hoping I can jump start my weight loss after my surgery since my heart will be pumping right. I am constantly exhausted now. Sorry if this is so long, I just need to let off steam and wonder "why me?" for a little bit.
  15. Sorry, I haven't sent any pics yet. I am a heart patient, so I have been busy going to the doctor's office the last week. I will have u some pics this weekend if you are still interested.