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About delilas

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  • Birthday January 1

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    Ohio State University
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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. delilas

    One year (a little late) - and a little bump :)

    Aww thank you! Ive really belly popped since those pictures so I'll have to post again soon Thank you for the sweet words! I'm so glad to have had you cheering us on this last year!
  2. delilas

    Heading to Haiti

    That's amazing, @msmarymac! What a way to encourage you to step forward into your transformation - and that you keep returning to keep giving back is inspiring Have a great trip!
  3. delilas

    One year (a little late) - and a little bump :)

    Thank you @Res Ipsa and @Jen581791
  4. One year. I can't believe it's been a whole year - its funny, how it both seems twice as long, and also like it can't possibly have been a year already. In the year (and couple weeks) since surgery, I have lost over 100 pounds. I can power up stairs without losing my breath, do longer hikes, and I have a wholly different relationship with food. I'm very mindful of my tool; especially now that I really and truly feel hunger again. It would not be difficult to eat past the warning signs of fullness, but when those warning signs begin, I promptly set my utensils down. I don't even bring a drink to the table any more; it is too tempting to "wet my whistle" and find several gulps gone and then suddenly realize I have room for more food. I started in a size 22/3x. I now wear a 12/14 and a L/XL. I wore a 42H bra; I now wear a 36G. While my shoe size hasn't changed, and I was never someone who carried weight in her feet, my shoes do feel a bit looser now and I believe I'll likely be able to wear a non-wide width shoe when I purchase again. I'm thrilled compression socks fit me now without leaving a giant indentation in my calf muscle; I actually have problems with some of them falling down now! My stomach is still flabby (and I dont have a very cute (naked) pregnancy belly at all!), and the fat on my legs hangs depending on if my legs are up or down. My bat wings could cover a childs face. These things bothered me a lot more a few months ago; lately, they arent even on my radar. That may change after arrival of the kiddo, but for now I know my body is gonna change drastically over the next few months, and then drastically again over the months after that, so I may as well settle in for the ride. I'm not opposed to plastics, but my weight never stabilized before I got pregnant, so I have a long way to go after pregnancy still, and then some time to maintain weight before I can think about plastics. I'm now 21 weeks along in this little surprise pregnancy, and the second trimester has been pretty enjoyable. My energy is mostly back, the cravings are diminished, and I'm not yet so big that moving around on my own is difficult. I have about 8 weeks or so remaining until my doctor will force me into light duty, and in the meantime I keep up pretty well at work, despite how physically demanding it is. My focus gets to be on providing healthy foods, but also making sure I'm eating enough - which is actually pretty great for a WLS patient - I have double the reason to stick to my nutrition and calorie goals at the moment! Oh, and we found out last week we are expecting a little girl I haven't done any proper "after" pictures since becoming pregnant, so here's my most recent before and after, followed by a few bump pics The first is 17 weeks, the next is last week. Don't mind my hair in that second one, it was a rough day at work We are having to go for extra ultrasounds just out of an abundance of caution for making sure WLS isn't affecting the baby's growth. So far she's in the 58th percentile and doing excellent! It's been bizarre to think of how quickly things changed just from WLS, and now how quickly things have changed again. I worry I'll have trouble switching gears again once I've had the baby, but I'm excited for an active lifestyle and to introduce a tyke to that - we're already looking at hiking packs that include seats for kids and hoping to plan a couple short travel trips next year to acclimate to traveling with a little one. I'll keep trying to remember to check in often - it seems I always think of TTF during the day at work, remind myself to log on, and then by the time I get home and cook and get ready for the next day, I don't remember a thing!
  5. So,   @delilas, it is time you posted a pic of your growing bump!!!  We post all of our before and afters here and just because you’re bigger than a few months ago, we are excited it’s only because of your miracle baby and not because your sleeve when wrong! ;)  Do share when you can, please.

    1. delilas


      You're adorable :) I'll get right on that!

  6. delilas

    orthopedic surgery after gastric bypass?

    Depending on your risk factors, they'll likely make you wait at least 8 weeks between surgeries. I'd personally choose the same way as you, and do the bari surgery first, but talk to your bariatric doc first - they may want you at a certain stage of healing or a certain level with your diet before they'd consider clearing you to tackle further surgery. Hopefully weight loss will help with your pain!
  7. delilas

    THE Dress - VICTORY!!!

    GIRL. Those gams you're rocking it! That's in no way too young for you. Grab someone and go out in that dress this weekend
  8. delilas

    The smaller chair

    Those chairs are at all clinics for our my university hospital and its outpatient locations - what I love now is I quite comfortably shared one with my husband this week
  9. delilas

    Life is just so much better

    This was beautiful to read - I missed you around TTF! I'm so glad to hear you're doing well; your motor home trip sounds amazing! I'm sure tracking after the kiddos is much easier now too - talk about busy!
  10. delilas

    1 yr Surgiversary

    Amazing progress, and what a hell of a year! Congratulations!
  11. delilas

    Halloween 2017 & 2018

    Thank you! Always surprised by the difference in just my face alone Due date is April 30th!
  12. delilas


    My bari clinic recommends it for arthritis vs using NSAIDS. I've never tried it, but have a coworker who takes the capsule version of turmeric and notices a very large difference when she runs out of it.
  13. delilas

    Halloween 2017 & 2018

    My family does a themed dress up for their little store every year for the city's trick or treat on the square. Last year, we were all characters from the Wizard of Oz. I was the Wicked Witch (it took ages to get that green paint off!). This year, we were Alice in Wonderland and I was the Red Queen/Queen of Hearts: I also got little skeleton shirts for me, DH, and the pup for the local neighborhood's trick or treat: Despite the stall due to a surprise baby, I'm so thankful when I have pictures I can look back on and see real differences!
  14. delilas

    NSAID IM or patch?

    NSAIDs are unfortunately a systemic thing. They cause stomach problems not because of the pill being actually present in your stomach, but because their method of functioning interrupts the prostaglandin pathway. Unfortunately, this means that no matter what form - pill, patch, topical - most NSAIDs will still cause GI distress and open up the possibilities of ulcers. I treated a patient just this week who had two ulcers from topical Voltaren, which is an NSAID. Have you discussed possible steroidal injections? They are more localized and less systemic than NSAIDs typically, so it could be injected around the tendon and be less likely to cause stomach issues (although some people will have issues regardless).
  15. delilas

    TSA Trouble

    That's a slightly terrifying but also excellent problem to have! Sounds like its time to update some photo IDs I need to do the same.