TammyP

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About TammyP

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 01/24/1966

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Dallas
  • Age
    53

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Davis
  • Hospital
    Baylor-Dallas
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-08
  • Start Weight
    234
  • Current Weight
    152
  • Goal Weight
    155
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    23.0
  • Surgery Date
    06/15/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Davis

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  1. TammyP

    Day 2

    I would check with your doctor on the pills recommendations. The crazy thing is you may not need the meds for long as you lose the weight!
  2. Congratz Tracy! You are a true success story and you look fantastic! I, too, worry about regain but I am glad we have each other to be accountable to. Have a blessed surgiversary <3
  3. As long as you follow your Doctor's orders/plan, you will be fine Things have changed a lot in the past 10 years! I cannot even fathom being on strictly Ensure for 4-5 months Ugh! Just stick to the plan. Yep, the excess skin sucks. Younger people seem to have a better elasticity to their skin. I am 53, and I definitely have some loose skin, though I exercise 3x per week. But believe me, I'd rather have excess skin than skin filled with fat any day! Clothing hides a lot of it. Keep up the good work!
  4. TammyP

    Day 2

    Welcome to the new you! Please let us know if you have any questions. This is a great group of people who want to see you succeed
  5. Congratz as you start this exciting journey! I have never regretted having WLS. I too was told I was "not that big" etc - but the sleep apnea that I had as a result of weight gain scared me into deciding my life was worth making this change. I would suggest you take before surgery pics, and also measurements (arms, chest, waist, hips, legs). I regret not having taken measurements pre-surgery. Believe me, those measurements will greatly motivate you as you see the inches as well as pounds come off. Though you are most likely dreading the 2 week pre-op (not sure if it is all liquids for you), the first 2 days were the hardest for me. It got easier after that. I too have a very supportive hubby who was careful not to eat or cook around me lol. That may not be practical in your home, but I did better not smelling food If you have sleep apnea, make sure to bring your CPAP to the hospital on surgery day. Anesthesia can really mess with your oxygen levels so the CPAP will be essential. Most importantly, stay on the plan your surgeon/nutritionist gives you. It's SO worth it. You are so worth it! We look forward to following your progress and we are here if you have any questions/concerns. <3
  6. Thanks so much Bright! I am indeed happy with the life change Are you sleeping better now? Are you able to sleep on your side okay?
  7. I live about 2 hours from Magnolia Silos. It's such a cool place! And the bakery was delish (of course in great moderation, samples only). Their cupcakes are huge! I saw Joanna's mom too!
  8. I live in Texas Well yesterday we had a 4th of July party in the backyard. My neighbor makes these deadly dark chocolate mint cookies that um - let's just say it's a real weakness and thank goodness they are not in my house often lol. Not looking forward to the weekly weigh-in tomorrow!
  9. Thanks so much CJ! I definitely have "bonus skin" on my thighs which is more obvious when sitting down in shorts but meh. Your 2 year surgiversary will be here before you know it too! I can't wait to see more pics!
  10. Ty so much Jen. You have always been an inspiration to me - our surgeries were so close. I think I have had somewhat of a wake up call here lately, with so many people years out who see pounds creep back on. It scares me but at the same time I am grateful for every one of those posts as I need to constantly keep my head in the game. The joys of maintenance <3
  11. @Loosing Lucy You look fantastic! Congratulations on Onderland as well! <3 Keep up the amazing work
  12. TY Res for all the encouragement along the way!
  13. TammyP

    Constipation

    I'm doing pretty well my friend <3 I did an update blog a week ago for my 2 year surgiversary How did the x-ray go today?
  14. TammyP

    Constipation

    I will be praying for you sweetie for sure! Thanks for letting us know what is going on. I pray for good results in the x-ray tomorrow and wisdom for the doctor's to know to best get things cleared out ASAP! And keep venting as you need to. We are here for you! <3