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About CherokeeGirl

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  • Birthday 10/20/1954

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  • Location
    Winslow AZ
  • Interests
    Music, animals, Study of different religions, the Paranormal, astrology, make my own jewelry and native craft, astronomy, I support AIM and I'm a native rights activist. I'm also an animal rights activist. born and raised in Daytona Beach FL, raised my kids in Louisville, KY. Now call home along the Navajo & Hopi reservation in Winslow AZ.
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Andrew Aldridge
  • Hospital
    Flagstaff Medical Center
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Aldridge. Flagstaff az Bariatric Center

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  1. I'm almost 5 years out. Can we take diuretics?
  2. I stopped drinking caffeine years before WLS....I go way beyond trouble sleeping, I didn't sleep at all, for 9 days and ended up in the ER
  3. Before I had WLS, I did a low carb diet for awhile, I lost 15 pounds. I know we are basically "low carb" but I'm curious. Low carbers eat very low carb, and don't worry about calories, Can we do that ?
  4. My primary Dr told me about these. Does anyone know anything about them. They are supposed to put all the things in your water that your body needs for quicker rehydration.
  5. Thank you all!.....You know, during the day I stayed right on plan.. At night however, I'd find myself at 3 or 4 am looking for carbs. It was awful. Again guys, thank you for the support
  6. I am freaking!!! I was having a rough go emotionally, anyway...I don't like where I live, hubby is sick and still having to work. I mainly took the meds I had, to sleep. They weren't working anymore, I couldn't see just taking more and more Opiods, so weaned off them with the Drs help. I knew I wouldn't sleep, but didn't know how bad it would be. I got by the first month barely, then I didn't sleep for week and two days...NO sleep. I ended up in the ER Monday for severe side effects of Sleep Deprivation. Back on the atavan and now getting sleep and going to therapy to see why I'm not sleeping....But I have a whopping "25" pounds!!!!!!!! Craving carbs at three in the morning, with no sleep and not being able to control things....Now trying hard to get back on tract
  7. "please" tell me it's ok to use. Just got a big bag of it
  8. Thank you...just feeling so aweful and down
  9. In October I will be four years out. I never feel good. I know some of it is no sleep, I'm a severe insomniac, but I am light headed and dizzy all the time, I'm also falling a lot lately. I'm going to make a Dr's appointment. I'm getting a bit to the point of "this is getting scary" now.
  10. Thank you, my question is about "calories" do you pay attention to them? I know we are to be low carb......but how many set a calorie limit too?
  11. I'm four years out. I know a lot of people that do low carb...stick to " really" low carbs, but don't bother about the calories at all. I want to lose another 20 pounds. Can we do that? Will that work with us? Just curious. I know it does work as I lost 25 pounds years ago doing just that...30 carbs a day... didn't even bother with calories, but will it work since we've had surgery. Thank you for your help and honest answers guys Blessings
  12. Thank you...once warm weather gets her...I will do the pool. During the summer I get in and out a couple times a day and I do exercise in it. The no sleep is just killing me
  13. Been awhile. I've had a lot going on.... surgeries, list my brother. I gained 7 pounds over the holidays and having a very hard time getting it off. I can't excercise, need back surgery and trying so hard not to. I saw the hell my sister went through. Any ideas for excercise that wouldn't do my back in would be so appreciated. Walking is painful too as I now have one leg shorter than the other. I use inserts to even it out, but I still have pain if I walk too much. It's all a mess. On top if it all. I am weaning off of two medications I have taken for a few years and withdraws are killing me.... Aaaaaanyway...... Thanks guys