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About NerdyToothpick

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    TT Master

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Boston and LA
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Corvala Lopez
  • Hospital
    Angeles Hospital, Tijuana Mexico
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  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. NerdyToothpick

    swollen stomach

    I felt puffy and bloated for the first six weeks. If you are concerned that something isn’t feeling right, please call your surgeon. It’s probably nothing but that call will give you peace of mind. You had major surgery, so it’s only natural that you would feel swollen.
  2. NerdyToothpick

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    @Cardamom77 Every so often I see a plus sized outfit that I desperately want and momentarily grumble because it’s too big. Then I check myself because Fat Lynda longed to find cute clothes that weren’t a mumu.
  3. NerdyToothpick

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    @Cardamom77 1) LOVE the hair. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! 2) Look at those collarbones! 3) Gotta love those chin whiskers. I’m petting mine right now.
  4. I know this is an old thread but count me among the converted to the One bar. These bars came up in conversation a few weeks ago and I decided to try one out. I don’t like Quest bars, so I wasn’t expecting much. ZOMG! They are so tasty! I’m not a fan of processed foods but these days I’m constantly running around town with K and I don’t always have time to make the best WLS meals. I put a few of these in my diaper bag and they are a gift.
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    How much is too much fruit and whole milk questions.

    @summerset It May be water weight but that idea still messes with my brain. I’m still enough of a newbie to be scared the weight is going to come back. While I know it’s irrational, it nevertheless feels very real. Every time the scale creeps up, I’m terrified that I’ll pack on the pounds. I probably answered my own question. It isn’t fruit or whole milk that’s causing the problem. My real problem is fear. Is there a surgery for that?
  6. NerdyToothpick

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    @delilas That dress is stunning on you! You look youthful and carefree. you made a wise choice not buying it because you’ll only be shrinking. That’s a great feeling!
  7. NerdyToothpick

    How much is too much fruit and whole milk questions.

    @Cardamom77 I don’t get the naked bike ride. I really don’t. The last time I rode a bike I remember a ton of discomfort between my legs. I would not like to have that experience while nude. Ow.
  8. NerdyToothpick

    How much is too much fruit and whole milk questions.

    @Aussie Bear @BurgundyBoy When I played college rugby, one of our drinking songs was about “your mother rides bicycles without seats”. I was not a delicate flower.
  9. NerdyToothpick

    How much is too much fruit and whole milk questions.

    @Cardamom77 Totally unnecessary! Conversations like this make me feel warm and cozy.
  10. NerdyToothpick

    How much is too much fruit and whole milk questions.

    @Jen581791 At the risk of sound pretentious, I’d like to share that Croatia has the best figs in the world. Before Katya came around, M and I used to take a yearly vacation to a tiny Island in Croatia. You can walk around and pluck figs fresh off the tree. My mouth is watering just thinking about those figs. I also had a fig today. It was at Trader Joe’s and it tasted like wax.
  11. NerdyToothpick

    Plastic Surgery - any Germans?

    I have no idea if @Carina can help but she lives in Europe and might have an idea? Perhaps she provide some insight given that she uses the European health system. Good luck!
  12. NerdyToothpick

    What a difference a year makes !!!

    @Aussie Bear Now that you mention it, my endocrinologist was my other WLS champion. She was very supportive despite my lower BMI. My doctor saw how diabetes had wrecked my life and was 101% supportive of my decision to have the surgery abroad. My biggest surprise was the reaction from my ophthalmologist. If that man could have done a cartwheel, he would have. He was over the moon when I told him about my surgery. I’ll take whatever support I can get!
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    What a difference a year makes !!!

    @tracyringo What a transformation! Even the way you stand is different. I’m happy for you and wish you a long and healthy life. You have such a baby face. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it!
  14. NerdyToothpick

    Hi from VA, looking at surgery at the end of the year

    Hi @LorettaLynn. Welcome to the forum. I had surgery last year in Mexico and had a fabulous experience. I am a Type 2 diabetic in remission. I no longer have sleep apnea or blood pressure issues. The only thing I would do differently is to have done the surgery in my 30’s. I have much more energy and better health than I did ten years ago. Life is much sweeter. I wish you all the best. Let me know if you have questions about surgery in Mexico.
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    Hi @SarahBMelbs! Welcome to the forum! I have a tiny bit of insight about your travel plans. Six weeks after my surgery, I flew six hours home with my 18 month old daughter. We were alone and I was fine. Presuming you don’t have a tiny one on your lap, you should be good to go!