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About Thallen84

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  • Birthday 01/08/1984

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    Stafford, VA
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. John Dockins
  • Hospital
    Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. John Dockins

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  1. Chronic diarrhea-Help!

    I should clarify, I went ten months without this issue. This is a new issue that’s lasted almost six weeks now.
  2. Chronic diarrhea-Help!

    Not a pleasant topic but I’m desperate. I’m ten months post-op and have been experiencing this for four weeks now. It’s not dumping, as there’s no cramping or urgency, just constant diarrhea. I don’t know what to do. I had no trouble up until this point and haven’t changed anything in my diet plan. Anyone out there with similar experience or ideas on how to fix this?
  3. Cold Hands?

    Hi everyone, I'm a little over four months post op and I've already lost 91 pounds. I'm finding that I'm cold most of the time, especially my hands. Any thoughts on a fix? Lol. I'm feeling great and very blessed to have had a smooth recovery thus far.
  4. Tell me it gets better?!?!

    Hi everyone, Thanks very much for the responses. 8 weeks out now and feeling a little better. Still have noticeably more trouble eating anything at dinner time. Eating earlier in the day seems to go very well for the most part, but I tend to get very nauseous at dinner, no matter what I eat. I guess I'm still adjusting.
  5. Hi Everyone! I wanted to reach out for ideas or suggestions. I decided when I started this journey that I'd get my first tattoo once I lost 100 pounds. I'm at 70 right now and looking forward to continuing this journey. Anyone have any ideas on something meaningful to represent 100 pounds lost?
  6. I'm 6 weeks post op gastric bypass and having real trouble with almost any food, especially around dinner time. I just passed a kidney stone yesterday and am just feeling down in general. I've lost 58 pounds and am excited about that but hoping this process improves and I can enjoy this new life I've been given.
  7. Diet Question

    Good Afternoon! I'm enjoying reading everything on this site and have learned a great deal since I found thinner times. One question that may seem a little strange, is what does everyone focus on when looking at food labels? Low fat? Calories? Low carbs? High protein? What is most important to everyone?