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About CherokeeGirl

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  • Birthday 10/20/1954

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  • Gender
  • 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. In need of some help

    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
  2. In need of some help

    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
  3. Liquid intake

    No, nit new. I've been this way since surgery. No pain. I'm currently waiting for my Bariatric blood work to come back
  4. Liquid intake

    I should know this, as I'm three years out. I get in my fluids, but I literally have to pee every 10 to 15 minutes. Is this normal? Also, is it doing any good if it's just leaving the body so quickly? I tend to take in a few oz at a time. I usually go through 23 oz in about three hours
  5. Back in the Saddle

    None of us are you said, " one day at a time" you've done it before, and you can do it again!!!
  6. How much protein?

    Mine is 64gms, but does it stay at that amount indefinitely?
  7. I'm 63 this month. I'm three years out. I would still like to lose 20 pounds. How much protein a day should I be eating. My sister is driving me nuts that 64 gm a day is too much and when I looked it up online, it actually said about 46 gm. Is it different because I've been sleeved?
  8. Not everything is from WLS. My hair had started thinning before surgery, then got so much worse. I did notice it growing back in some, but as it had started prior, it wasn't the same. I have now cut my below my butt hair, very short and just throw on a wig......
  9. I get it so badly it's impossible to sleep or's horrid...I'm 3 years out
  10. Diuretics?

    Thank you
  11. Diuretics?

    I'm having some odd swelling under my knee and at my ankles....I thought I would try a diuretic. Is that advisable since we have make sure we're hydrated?
  12. 3 years out and have held steady....but still have twenty pounds to go.It's like my body is just stuck here. I have to starve myself to lose and my drop a pound or two, but it goes right back to where it was. No problem really maintaining, but it seems losing now is impossible....and I have to really struggle to not "snack" these days....i try to take it days by day
  13. scared

    Thanks guys.
  14. I had my surgery three years ago. I've done well. Stalled with twenty pounds to go, but what is scaring me, is that I'm wanting to eat again....head hunger. I'm really struggling cause I am NOT GOING to gain any wright, but it's so hard. Just venting I guess. Having a really hard time
  15. No OVC not prescribed....if I miss even a day, I get heartburn so badly hot water comes up...just horrible