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About ktallon

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  • Birthday 10/10/1989

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    Tracy Pitt
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    Jewish Hospital
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  1. @CheeringCJ where can you find those at? @Cheesehead for the life of me i can not get protein shakes down (i immediately gag them back up which is terrible because i love premier protein) so im trying to find other alternatives until this aversion goes away.
  2. Okay so here is my dilemma i am finally able to eat and drink (knock on wood) with no issues. Despite this not being my first go around i find that i am struggling to maintain my fluid and protein goals. Its like if i get my minimum of 64 oz in then i am not getting in enough protein or vice versa. I have only been off TPN for a few weeks but have already had to go get fluids due to dehydration. Advice on how i can get both in much appreciated. Also i am in maintenance now. Help lol
  3. NSV for me i went shoe shopping yesterday for the first time in about 2 years. I have been maintaining under my goal weight for a few months now. I realized i have lost so much weight that i actually had to shop in the kids section for shoes. Woot woot thats a lot of shoe sizes lost considering just 2 years ago i was wearing a size 10 in womans.
  4. I am sorry ahead of time but I need to vent for a minute. Let me first start off by saying I don't regret losing weight. I have been below goal for a few weeks now. What I do regret is that i did not get here in a healthy way. I have now been battling health issues related to surgery for 2 years. I'm currently once again on TPN due to malnutrition from constant nausea and vomiting. Go figure I am dealing with a stricture where they had to redo my anastomosis opening. I'm constantly tired. I have lost yet another job because of missing to much work (hard to go to work when your constantly hospitalized having procedures and appointments). I'm also having issues with my picc line so now I'm looking at possible more permanent solution like a g tube (if they can successfully place it). I really don't know what to say or do I'm so lost. I feel like no one tells you the downright ugly side that could happen as your preparing for surgery. I'm sorry for such a long post but I feel like I have no one to talk to my family and friends don't truly understand what I am going through.
  5. ktallon

    Life updates

    So I know its been some time since I have been on with the holidays and everything life got crazy. I was doing well then in November things started to take a turn for the worst. The ulcer in my anastomosis was back the constant nausea and vomiting along with the God awful pain was back. My doctor did a 5th over stitch procedure at the beginning of December to try to fix the ulcer however it did not take at all this time. I was put back on tpn as my nutritional status was becoming compromised. On January 8th I had a revisional surgery they cut the front and back part of my pouch and approximately a little over a foot of my small intestine and remade my anastomosis and connected the new part of the intestine. This surgery is really taking a toll on me I am not healing and I've been pretty miserable. For the last few days I have been running a low grade fever along with cold chills and severe pain that wont go away. Tonight my fever spiked surgeon told me to go through er immediately. I am now being admitted to the hospital because there is a pocket of fluid around my anastomosis. I'm not sure if this will mean more surgery or what. But if you could all send some good vibes and prayers I would really appreciate it. I hope my 2019 will soon start to get better because as strong as I have been for so long I am definitely starting to crumble.
  6. @athenarose no I have not I will have to look into that. @Aussie Bear and @cinwa you are lucky ladies I am so over this lol
  7. I'm on the pill, I tried nuvaring but it wasn't for me I suffered from frequent yeast infections when I was on it and I had nexplanon (arm implant) and I was that 0.01% that ended up with the weird side effects lol (seems I always end up in that category). @Kio I am right there with you my cramps and stomach discomfort have been so bad these last few periods I generally can't get out of bed the first day or two. Its terrible honestly. Also maybe I need to make an appointment with my obgyn because I would generally think since I am on the pill it wouldn't be as bad.
  8. Okay ladies question for those of you that still get to experience that time of the month. Has your PMS got worse since surgery and also how do you combat the mental cravings? My PMS has honestly been worse of course this could just be my experience since I really hadn't had a period in years prior to losing weight. Also holy macaroni do the mental cravings really rear their ugly head. I have tried eating fruit to curb the sweet tooth I have during this time but if just doesn't do it. Any tips? I don't want to go down the slippery slope and undo my hard work
  9. ktallon


    Hello my name is Mr.grumpy pouch today I have decided to give my human nothing but trouble. Oh you want to eat your favorite chicken with cheese well that's a no I don't like it today. Oh now you want to feed me greek yogurt yuck let's go throw that up. The only thing I will agree on is Luke warm tea. Enjoy my grumpiness. Love your grumpy pouch. Okay in all seriousness does anyone's pouch give them fits like this? Literally my staples have been a big fat no go today. Ate the same thing yesterday and was fine. I'm going to need him to go on with his grumpy self. Here is to a better tomorrow.
  10. ktallon

    Home remedies?

    About two to three days ago i woke up feeling like utter crud. I have body aches cold chills runny nose migraine that won't go away sore throat and god afwul drainage in the back of my throat. My 6 year old just got over bronchitis and im pretty sure he coughed a few germs my way. I know with bypass we are limited on what we can take. So first question is there anything over the counter we can safely take to ease these kind of symptoms? Second question if not what are some effective home remedies i can use? I currently have my vicks warm steam vaporizer going but not much relief from that. I have also been having trouble keeping solid food down because of the drainage. I need some relief im feeling pretty miserable
  11. So for a little update first all has been going well since i had my hernia repair and ulcer overstitch in August. I am able to eat pain free finally. Since then i have rediscovered my passion for cooking. Honestly before i found it a daunting task because well i could not enjoy what i made. I am also realizing my like for a lot of foods i never would have ate in my "unhealthy" days. My current obsession has been cauliflower i never realized how delicious it can be. That and chicken. Also i hit my doctors goal of 170 last week but im not ready to be in maintenance just yet. I would like to get to my personal goal of 150 first.
  12. I like dannon light and fit greek i prefer the plain or vanilla most of the time then i can add what i want. I also like the cherry and strawberry cheesecake if i want something with a "sweet" flavor.
  13. So if anyone could help me out lol. I am having trouble figuring out how to add and calculate the nutrition for a meal i had yesterday. I made a batch of turkey chili. I used 1 pound of jennie o ground turkey 93/7. 1 pack McCormick mild low sodium chili seasoning. 1 can of dark red kidney beans. 1 can of meijer brand tomatoes with onion and 1 can of aldi brand corn. I had a 4 oz bowl.
  14. So im not the only one then lol. I thought i was just crazy. I have been like a walking antibiotic for a slew of infections not even related to surgery. The big one for me has been recurring utis and bronchitis. I don't know perhaps one of our medical friends will tell us we are both crazy lol.
  15. Okay so the good news i am getting off tpn my levels are where they need to be. My doctor has advanced my diet again and i am back on regular food and tolerating it well. So now for my question i am having a serious aversion to meats they dont smell good they dont taste good and they just will not go down now. So other than the obvious yogurt cheese eggs protein shakes what are some other non meat protein options or recipes? Also i cant do any type of shellfish due to an allergy and i don't care for fish honestly. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.