Lindy

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About Lindy

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  • Birthday November 13

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Age
    67

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Todd Worley
  • Hospital
    Methodist - Willowbrook
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-01
  • Start Weight
    208.8
  • Current Weight
    170.8
  • Goal Weight
    125
  • Surgery Date
    08/19/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Hi Julie, hoping you are well.  I have been well except that I am on a long, long, long term frozen, non budging plateau.  I stopped losing in January.  So weird.  I lost 40 pounds and in January I weighed 167 and gained up to 170 and am constantly fighting to not gain any more.  I do not know what to do! I have not been on Thinner Times much either because I am embarrassed that I stopped losing.  I knew it would be me.  I weighed 208 and froze after only 40 pounds.  Its crazy.  I hope you and your family are doing well. I see you haven't been on in a while, just know I think of you often. 

  2. Hi Julie, This is Lindy.  How are you doing.  I have come to a long term stand still.  I started at 208 and by December 12, my granddaughter's wedding, I had lost to 169 and in January to 167. These last two months I have been fluctuating between 171 and 168.  Talked to my surgeon, went in for my 6 month checkup and he was pleased.  He told me you are so close to our goal of 160.  I told him my goal was 135-140 but I just had not lost anymore.  I must saying I am not moving as much as before with the weird weather.  Recovering from the holidays is always a drag. Everybody leaves and I get stuck with putting everything up and it takes a while to get it out of here.  I hope you are doing well.  Losing enough, looks like you are.  There are days when I wish I had gone ahead with the bypass instead of the sleeve.  I am just not losing right now.  Take care and talk soon.

  3. Hi everybody, have been away for a while but I need to ask you guys that have had the gastric sleeve like me if any of you have had to have a colonoscopy? Using the colon cleanse Suprep? Any thing you can share would help? I am concerned about the about of fluid that I shall need to ingest pretty rapidly and also what this could do to my newish sleeve? I am supposed to have it sometime next week and just sort of concerned and of course, this doctor is not the same doctor that did my gastric sleeve. Should I call my sleeve surgeon for an opinion?
  4. Praying for you. You are not alone. Hugs and Blessings to you!
  5. Glad everything went well! Take it easy and I will remind you as the nurses kept reminding me. You just had major surgery, it's ok to take it easy. Don't overdo anything yet.
  6. Julie, thank you for sharing. Your smile reflects how awesome you feel. Keep up the hard work, the results are great.
  7. HOW EXCITING!!! HOPE IT IS AN AWESOME TIME AND IF NOT, WELL THERE'S ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE, ANOTHER HEART THROB! YAY!
  8. You will only wish like so many of us you had done it earlier, but as the saying goes........ it's never too late to start getting healthy. I am 66 and had surgery 3 weeks ago yesterday and have lost exactly 20 pounds since 8/10 to today, 9/10. Congratulations on your new beginning!
  9. My doctor put me on the Atkins Phase 1 from Wed to Saturday and then Sunday to Tues liquid protein shakes and broth and surgery on Wed. During this week, I lost 6 pounds as per my home scale from 208.8 to 202.8. Helped a little.
  10. Wendy you look great. My son came over today after not seeing him for a week, he said, hey Mom, you are looking skinny. How cute is that? Actually since my pre op visit with the Dr. I weighed 208.8, this morning I weighed 190. It is not yet 20 but I guess it is noticeable. Feels good to hear that though. I know you are a steady work in progress as we all are but keep doing what you are doing, cause it's working. Today I tried tuna with mayo for the first time and my Chiquita panzita said whoaaaa, what's going on here. NO! So I left it will try again next week. lol BTW, love the coat. Hope someone gets to enjoy it.
  11. Geez Vonnie that is awful. I had the nausea patch put behind my ear the minute they took me to my room, every time they asked me how I felt, I would tell them and they would tell me, it was time for my pain meds, incidentally morphine, duh? I was in morphine lala land at least 2 days. Not by choice, that was what I was given and I was so sleepy. On the second day I told them I was not having so much pain, it was hard getting up to walk around though and they brought me an abdominal binder as per the doctor and that helped with the walking and not having so much pain. My doctor was there at least 2 up to 3 times a day. He is amazing. No real nausea, no vomiting to date, TTG. The staff was incredible, I was made to feel like the most important person on that floor. The day I was leaving one of the nurses asked me if I knew that I was on the VIP floor. I looked at her dumbfounded and said no, I did not know that. She said their Bariatric doctors have their patients brought only to that floor and there was no other floor for them. They indeed made me feel special all the time. They almost hovered when I wanted to go to potty, had to have them come because there was an alarm on my bed, could not get out without their assistance. I am so very grateful. I hope you continue to improve and get better very soon. Btw, I weighed 208 on my pre op visit on 8/10 and did not get weighed again until a week after surgery, I weighed 195, so I do not know what the actual weight loss is but doctors office called it 13 pounds my first follow up on 8/27 and this morning, 9/4, here at home I weigh 190. So it is a total of 18 pounds in less than a month, I feel good and I am calling it excellent. Feel better!!!!!
  12. Are you up and walking around yet? Hope all is well, Congratulations!
  13. Wow! You got it in order. Let' s all do this together. One day at a time. Thank you for sharing.
  14. You indicate that you are a type 1 insulin resistant diabetic, I am assuming you must be insulin dependent which is very different from a type II that can be insulin dependent but not all are. You need to be sure to consult with your endocrinologist throughout this journey because the two different types of diabetes stem from different causes and more than likely may not have the same results. Where type II may and many do go into remission, type I will not because it involves the pancreas. Having said that, I have read of a very few type I's having an awesome improvement in their diabetes. Research, ask a lot of questions of your Doctors. Best to you.