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About Trish13

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 03/07/1970

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  • Gender
  • Location
    King of Prussia, PA
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Ing
  • Hospital
    Bryn Mawr Hospital - Main Line Hospitals
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Ing

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  1. Dehydration maybe?

    How are you feeling, @ktallon? Did you end up going to the ER? I sure hope you're feeling better!
  2. Phew

    Congratulations, @Lankyliz! Eighteen pounds is amazing and impressive. Glad to hear things are improving on the home front. You have been through a lot and I'm happy to hear you are in a positive place now! Keep up the great work!
  3. What a year can do

    Wow! You look simply amazing! I'm so incredibly happy for you @Michael_A!! You have worked really hard on each leg of your journey, and you should be so proud of yourself!
  4. Picture updates

    Thanks for the sweet words, @CheeringCJ! I felt like the top all pulled out was too much, so I tucked it in. I was amazed at the difference I saw in the mirror. I was at work, so I thought I so try it out. I would ask one of my girlfriends if it was ok, but before I even saw her I got 4 or 5 compliments how how good I looked and that they could really see how much I was losing. Never looked back! Moral...if you like it, then go for it!! Our vision of ourselves is always so skewed and off during this process. Ironically it is before surgery as well. I knew I was heavy, but I NEVER thought I was so out of control until I start comparing to the losses. I visually can see I am smaller, but now I second guess how much better I look! Vicious cycle of mind games to work through during this process.
  5. Picture updates

    @Michael_A, @Gretta, @Res Ipsa - thanks for the kind words! I can't believe that I'm getting so close to both 100lbs and onderland! Hopefully the gym will speed up the process a bit and get there sooner than later. I couldn't have done made it to where I am without all of you guys!
  6. Picture updates

    Thanks, @tracyringo!! Thanks for always cheering me on and giving me an ear to bend...
  7. Picture updates

    No offense taken on the melting! I actually feel like past week or so I've seen a lot of changes in my face and neck as well. I always think of the wicked witch of the west from the Wizard of Oz....I'm melting....!
  8. Picture updates

    Thanks, @Cheesehead! So grateful for the support!
  9. Picture updates

    Thank you, @cinwa! You're always so kind with your words and incredibly sweet! I'm at approximately 60% to my initial goal. Yay!
  10. Picture updates

    Thanks, @Chefman77! I'm anxious & excited to go to the gym. It's not something I really enjoy, but I'm looking forward to the benefits of it. Plus my 30yr high school class is in 6 months and I wanna wear a killer dress!! Lol!
  11. Picture updates

    I haven't posted in a bit, and feel like I'm behind the 8 ball because work is so insanely busy lately and have been working a lot of hours. The single pic was taken yesterday (7 mos out). It was the first time I wore my hair pulled back in a long time, and I felt like I could really see the changes starting to occur in my face...I almost didn't recognize myself in the bathroom mirror at! The other pictures are day of surgery & from about 3 weeks ago (about 6.5 months Post op). I actually had my shirt tucked in for the first time in forever! Can't believe I'm down over 84 pounds in 7 months! I had a rough month last month as they increased my carbs, protein, and calories and I gained 5.5 pounds. I really struggled losing what I gained & finding the balance, so I backed off the carbs a bit and started to slowly drop. Now I lost all I that and a couple more! Next week we officially start the gym....gulp!
  12. Is this dumping?

    OMGOSH!!! I wish I could reach through here and HUG YOU right now!!!!!!!!! I know how I felt after 3 fulls months on it - I absolutely cannot imagine how you did it for so long! I hope each day you are feeling stronger and stronger! We have all been rooting, cheering, and praying for you! I can't wait to let my woman's group know at church how well you are doing - you have been top of our prayer list for months! BIG squishy hugs and tons of smiles just for you!
  13. Is this dumping?

    Hey @ktallon - I have dumped abut 4 times since surgery and that is how mine is with the inclusion that I feel like I am going to hurl and start dry heaving and gagging a few times and not always the BM - at least immediately. Then once all that is over, I can barely move. I just want to lay down and shallow breath until I fall asleep! IDKY I do that when I feel sick, but I think it is my way of trying to calm it down and not mess up my silly! But as far as the yogurt - that will be up to you if you want to try again. Ironically, I can not eat Dannon fit and light yogurt - it makes me nauseated and I stop, so could be I would have the same reaction if I ate the whole thing. I do however, I really like Dannon Oikos Non-fat but I hate the triple zero - it gags me so badly! I did not like Chobani Greek yogurt prior to surgery, but I tried it at the airport out of desperation at 6 months out and it was actually pretty good. I have since bought a case of it and I can eat it fine now. I am sorry your experienced that - you have had a rough enough time as it is. Other than dumping - how are you feeling these days?
  14. Pre surgery nervousness

    Also, remember the anesthesiologist that they will assign to your case in the hospital will be well-versed in working with high risk and obese people. They will be extremely attentive and on high alert at all times because of the risks. When I met with my anesthesiologist before I went in for surgery in pro-op, I told him of my concerns and I had a baby at home. He assured me and my husband over and over that he would be right there if anything would happen & he and his team would be the first to jump in. Being honest with all parts of your surgical team is important. I asked for something to help relax me the night before surgery so I could actually get a few hours of sleep. My PA kinda chuckled, and I told her that my anxiety was real not just surgical and not waking up fear, but it's major change in every aspect. When I wake up, life as I knew it when I go under would never be the exact same way again...and there is anxiety in big changes. She actually apologized and wrote me a script on the spot. She got it just like my anesthesiologist did when I told him. Probably helped that my eyes were welled up with huge crocodile tears that fell when I was!
  15. 7 months since post.

    WOWZERS!!! You look fantastic and so happy! Way to go!!!!