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About trishschaff1

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  • Birthday 09/02/1973

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    Greer, SC


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  1. I did not have any insurance issues. There was 20 years between the two surgeries. I had gained almost 200lbs and I could not walk because of the arthritis in my knees. My orthopedic surgeon and GI both recommended the surgery for me. I had the surgery 2/19/15 and I've lost 123lbs, I can walk again!!! Good luck. Keep us posted.
  2. Woohoo on your weight loss!! my surgery was the 19th and I too, have lost 42 lbs. it feels good to have baggy clothes!
  3. I know what you mean about the medicine from the doctor. I now take my Prilosec faithfully. I think you're off to a great start. And I'm glad to hear the medicine seems to be helping you feel better. Little boys are the sweetest aren't they.
  4. That's an AMAZING loss in 6 months.
  5. I didn't sleep much the night before either. But before you know it you'll wake up and it's over. Good luck tomorrow.
  6. trishschaff1

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    First of all you look great! And I can relate to taking things personally and letting it bother me longer then others might. It's probably because we wouldn't talk/treat other people that way.
  7. My insurance did not require a medical complication. I simply had to meet the requirements of. Certain BMI for more than five year and be of a certain age. Although my original surgery was 21years ago. Not sure if that made a difference in their decision...?
  8. I burp when I'm full. And not just once and not quietly either. We were in a restaurant when I said I'm full, my seven year old says loudly,"did you burp yet?"
  9. You look great. How exciting to be in the news letter.
  10. Hi Terri I just wanted to check in with you and see how you're feeling. I too had a revision done. I had my original surgery August 1994, and my revision February 19, 2015. I look forward to reading about your progress.
  11. Congratulations and welcome to TT. I look forward to reading about your progress.
  12. Tylenol doesn't work, I actually broke down and took one of my pain pills left over from the surgery. It wasn't this bad before surgery. could be age as well, and the fact that I can comfort myself with food.
  13. First of all I'm at a bit of a stall. Last weeks weigh-in I lost 0lbs and this week I only lost 2.8. I'm so frustrated. And I know stalls happen and any kind of a loss is better then nothing at all, but still.... Having such a little weight loss makes it difficult to make good food choices and then on a day like today, when it's that time of the month I find it unbearable! I want to eat everything, especially chocolate. My diet plan doesn't include any carbs at all right now other then what comes in the protein I eat. So earlier I gave in and ate 16 chocolate animal crackers. Now of course I regret it and wish I had demonstrated more self control. And on top of giving in to the temptation these cramps are so painful that I wasn't able to work out today. My hormones are all over the place making me so irritable, and angry, worse then I've ever been. I've never been this impatient before. Also the PMS seems so much worse now then before the surgery, I'm really hoping it this doesn't stay this way. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this horrible PMS after surgery? Did it last? How has it affected your weight loss? Where you put on anything for the moods?