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About thornbury150

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    Chattanooga, TN


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Sanborn
  • Hospital
    Memorial Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. I'm currently almost 4 years out, and have recently regained 35 of my initial 100 lbs lost. I have an appt with surgeon to go over options, as I know my stoma has stretched out, as Acid Reflux runs like the Nile at night. I don't know what all is entailed to see if it has or not, and dreading the whole soft food phase again, but I, too, fell back to bread. No soda's, but I can eat my current weight in chocolate! I would love to hear from members who had regain and successfully lost it without the revision surgery.
  2. Update - I did meet with my surgeon back in March, and an upper and lower GI scope was requested. Due to issues getting into a neurologist for other issues, I've had to push the Gastro doc back a bit. I did submit a message to my doctors office asking if we can go ahead and prepare to speak about a revision to reduce the stoma, if that's what it turns out to be. I have felt that way for quite a while, as I've been able to eat pretty normal amounts of food. Regain has been in the past year when I stopped running. Getting back into that habit is soooooooo hard!
  3. NOT a pleasant subject, I know...but we all have it...and I've noticed that over the past 5 months, since I've had quite a bit of regain (30 lbs), that my gas has gotten bad. I cannot burp, so it all has to come out the southern end. What can I do to help this? Is it a diet that has created this? Thanks for ANY input!
  4. Greer - so glad to see you on here, and sort of relieved to hear that others have struggled. I've gained some back as well, and have thought many times about how to get them to reduce my stoma. Are you posting updates elsewhere on the board?
  5. Is there any follow up response on this? I’m having major issues waking up in the middle of the night with acid/bile coming up. I called my surgeons office and requested an appointment. What I got instead was a “we will have a nurse call you”. I couldn’t even make an appointment. Since Day 1, I’ve had hunger; I’ve been able to eat more than most; and I would love for it to go back to a time when I didn’t have reflux.
  6. My hair will start thinning out super quick if I miss my protein for an extended period of time. It takes a good, solid 3 months of daily protein intake to even notice the little fresh, new wisps of hair coming in. It WILL get better, and it WILL level out. Keep your chin up!!
  7. Hey y' has been QUITE A WHILE since I've posted here! Everything has gone ... ok ... since January of this year. I had to have an IUD put in, and that ended up having to be removed because it caused migraines nearly daily. With those migraines stopped the running daily, and caused a 20 lb weight gain. (I had gotten down to 125). Over the past several months, my iron has been low (34 ug/dL), and my Ferritin has been low 6.4 ng (mL). My PCP put me on the 324 mg Iron pill daily, and from what I read, it needed to be taken with Vitamin C, so I popped that in there with my multi-vitamin. It's not improving. Here are a few ... admittedly horrible habits that I will say: I"ve not exercised much over the past 6 mths because of the headaches I've had a horrible diet over the past 6 mths, eating out and such because it's easiest to do when you don't feel well. I take the iron pill in the morning with a chewable Vitamin C tablet, and then drink my coffee. I'm not sure if the coffee is negating the iron or not. Additionally, because my iron is low, I CRAVE ice. C R A V E it. BUT - it has to be a specific ice. I want Sonic ice. When I let it melt down to measure out how much I was consuming, with water, it comes out to about 80 oz a day, but I think I might have stretched my pouch out with the constant eating of ice. (Topic 2) Does anyone have any experience with this happening? Taking a step to be proactive in trying to turn all of this around was: buy a treadmill so I can at least start exercising now (I won't walk/run in the dark by myself in the cold), and posting my questions here, rather than sitting in my house wondering in my head, trying to figure it out by myself.
  8. There is so much truth to this statement, it's not even funny!!!
  9. I have gotten the 'stomach flu' once since I had my WLS. It doesn't come up the northern route, for me...I can no longer vomit/throw up. makes it's way angrily out the southern end. I was fortunate enough to have phenegran on hand from my migraine treatments and used those. Otherwise, the chamomile and mint teas were good for me (I liked them hot)
  10. @BurgundyBoy I'm pretty confident that my issue this particular week, is directly related to the showing in the heat, sweating my @*# off on Saturday, and not being able to replenish my fluid output. Given our WLS issues, the doctor definitely thinks it's all related, BECAUSE of the WLS, I'm not able to replenish it as quickly as someone else. So we're checking the levels to see what I need to add - vitamin wise, to see how we can get it all back to where it needs to be. I've truly not sweated that much in YEARS. We worried about several members having heat strokes.
  11. I actually ended up going to the doctor a day early, because my leg cramping got relatively bad, and he was very concerned that I might have thrown my electrolyte's, potassium and magnesium out of whack pretty bad. We ran some blood tests, and he will call me with those results today. He gave me some Robaxin for the pain in my legs, and I'm sucking down the water. He definitely thinks it's related to some dehydration from the dog show this past wknd.
  12. I go to the doctor this Thursday and will definitely be talking to her about it. I also noticed this past weekend, at a dog show - we showed outside in the extreme heat. I had 90 ounces of water, and pee'd twice. I know I was dehydrated. Migraine was soon to follow, and the leg cramps from that haven't subsided yet....and it's Tuesday.
  13. I am feeling much better today! I did go for a walk last night, but kept it at a walk…and a much slower pace. I do have exercise induced asthma, and had been doing allergy shots each week for nearly 2 years…but had to stop in February when I lost my job. I’m thinking that perhaps that might have something to do with it all as well. Electrolytes could have something to do with it as well. Since I lost my insurance, a jaunt to the PCP isn’t as easy as it was in February, and no, I don’t qualify for Obamacare. The loss of my job and insurance wasn’t a qualifying enough event. I’ve tried private coverage and at $1500 per month, I just can’t afford it. I am VIGILANT on my vitamins and iron. I don't miss a day of my bariatric vitamins. I wondered about the electrolytes the other day when I realized I was sweating more than might try gatorade (ick) when walking. I've not had any sugary drinks since my I think it was what? G2? I have an appointment at my neurologist next week, which I will keep. It is cash-pay and I’m prepared for that. I do plan on talking to her about it, and seeing what she has to say about it. I think I will maybe stop the running in the meantime.
  14. This morning I woke up with a problem. I’ve not had this issue before, and wondering if any of you others – a little further out, like myself – have had this issue after an evening of running. I jogged 5.5 miles, I’ve hydrated well (80 oz), I’ve gotten my protein in, and I’ve made sure to get enough calories in (I’m hitting around 1,000 – 1,200 because I don’t want to lose too much). I woke up this morning so dizzy that I literally had to lay back down for a while. We are quite warm here, and very humid; I did sweat quite a bit more last night, which I know is expelled hydration, so I made sure to have a protein shake last night before bed to ensure I had extra hydration (and I needed it to finish off my protein count). I woke this morning just SO THIRSTY! I'm not sure if I was dizzy because I was dehydrated somehow, or if I was thirsty because I was so idea. Anyone have experience with this? My first time in 20 months.
  15. Thanks, y'all! Greer - I always think of you when it gets down to shoes! haha! Although after a day on the water, and some wine (I don't normally drink), I was in some cute little sandals instead. I thought it much safer than the amazing heels I had. My sister STRUGGLED to get that weight back off. She kept it up there for a year. She was 2 years out when she gained it back, and it hung around for a year. She did the reset and it was H A R D. Getting back on the exercise swing was H A R D for her. When my daughter gets into a stall, or if I gain a couple of pounds back, I pounce on that stuff like it's a tick! GET OFF ME NOW! LOL I found the dress at a resale shop and it was a Medium. I remember reading through the 'What are you wearing today' thread thinking - I will never be in a medium. Well...I put it on, zipped it up and it was amazing. And thank GAWD it was lined, because I am always freezing now! In summer, my weakness is fruit. It was last summer as well. Watermelon, apples, and strawberries. Thankfully, high water. It's as incredible to me today, as it was the day after my surgery, how instantly your tastes change. It's no longer chocolate (except once a month). Now it's fruit (even in winter when I really can't get much except apples). I go to dog shows, and I cart along lunch meat, cheese, yogurt, and grapes. Others bring chocolate, cookies, chips and whatnot...I always find myself reaching for my healthy stuff. Incredible.