Readytobeme

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    Any other painkillers besides Tylenol?

    So sorry that you are in pain. Is it inflammatory pain? Chronic or acute? Your best bet would be to check with your bariatric team. I am a chronic pain patient and there are pain meds that I take safely and approved by my bariatric team through my pain management Dr.
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    Medicare Payment for WLS

    I have a friend that went to my same surgeon. She had medicare advantage plan (Humana) She didn't have any problems at all.
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    Surgeons

    I stayed 1 night as well. I went with the surgeon that my Dr recommended. Do you trust your Dr to steer you in the right direction and to know the good Drs from the not so good? If I were in your shoes (I was) I would start researching the Dr that he recommended. Failing any negative findings, that is who i would stick with. Just my two cents
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    Provisional surgery date

    Congratulations, Binary! You are very lucky to get the surgery done so quickly. Good luck and please do keep us updated.
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    It's me Jenn

    You are doing a great job, Jenn! I suspect that given the fact you have youth on your side, you will continue the rapid weight loss. Congratulations!
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    Oooohhhhh!!!!! Ms. Trish, you look absolutely stunning! I do hope that hubby plans to take you somewhere nice wearing that. You truly look fabulous!
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    Newbie - Just saying Hello everyone

    Welcome to the forum, @Binary Feel free to ask any questions that you may have and good luck on your journey!
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    One year today—keeping it real

    What she ^^^^^^ said on both counts!!
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    Blood work

    I am having a heck of a time taking my meds and vitamins as well. Only because I have to take the PPI by itself. Then I have to take the synthroid by itself. Hours out both ways from my vitamins. Sometimes it feels like I spend the entire day taking pills. I actually was setting the clock for 3am in order to get thyroid med out of the way. That way i could take my PPI at 8am when I get up. This way I can start taking my multi and calcium at noon. sigh.
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    Headed back home

    So sorry that I missed this thread, LB! I never, ever thought that I ate when I was not hungry. I am recently finding out that is not true. I have not been eating junk since surgery. I eat healthy food. BUT, I am eating it at times that I am not truly hungry. This is my battle right now. Hang in there. We will both make it through this and end up very healthy and happy! ;)
  11. Very sorry to hear about your dad. It does sound as though you are heading in the right direction now.
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    Blood work

    Awesome news, Bugzzzy!!!! And don't think even for a minute that your new avatar escaped my notice. You are truly looking good!!!
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    Yes. I use the MFP app.
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    You could wear anything at all and make it look good! Yuck on swimming in bath water though.
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    See, I felt like I was smaller than I am now. We took pictures while on vacation and I was shocked at how huge I still am. I do intend to keep plugging along and make this work. Believe it or not, my husband has more will power than I have to stay on track! I still get hungry every two hours. I am out running around a lot during the day and rarely have good snacks with me. I bought a small insulated bag along with blue ice today. It will be easier to carry healthy snacks now so that I do not end up starving and eating off plan.
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    Actually, I lost the 55 pounds in 4.5 months. It is total including pre op diet. I weighed 277 the day of surgery. I know what you are saying is all true. I have just been way off track the past month. I only lost 4 lbs in the last 4 weeks. We went on vacation and even though I tried to stick to my program, I quit tracking my food and water. That was a HUGE mistake for me and something that I will not do again. I also just found out that I have hypothyroidism and I am sure that is not helping either. Just been on the old emotional roller coaster and disappointed in myself that I have gone off plan already. I WILL get back on track and I WILL be successful though. I guess that I learned a few very hard lessons early on my journey. Thank you all for the much needed encouragement! :)
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    Wow! Looking sooooo good, CJ! Please keep posting these. I really need the encouragement right now. I am feeling a little down about my very slow loss. My husband is very supportive but today he even mentioned that this surgery is just not all it is cracked up to be. I truly expected to have a little more weight off now than I do. I know that I just have to keep plugging along and that the weight will come off. Eventually. Thanks again!
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    Ooh, you truly look great in that outfit!!! Love it.
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    Talk about fast!

    I can't say for sure but, I think that Jen watched those videos at Youtube. I am only too familiar with how hard it is to be a caregiver. Anytime that I can pass helpful info along, I am more than glad to do it :)
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    Eating out

    Yes. Check with your Nut. I am able to eat most any fruit at just over 3 months out. Except for grapes and watermelon. I am supposed to wait for 1 year before having them.
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    Talk about fast!

    Sounds like you are well covered, Kat. Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! I wanted to chime in and share that I too care for my elderly mom with COPD, Emphysema, diabetes, etc. I found a place on line with a meal delivery service that is reasonable. Plus the food is outstanding. It is portioned just right for elderly, diabetics, heart condition, etc. You are able to buy as many or as little of the meals that you want. I used them just before and just after surgery for my mom. Now we have been very fortunate to get her on meals on wheels which provides one meal per day. I know that their food quality probably varies in different areas but, it is truly good food here. My mom is incredibly picky and says she has not received a meal that she did not like from them yet. The online place is called Silver Bistro MD. Just thought that I would share that info while I was posting to welcome you to the forum.
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    E - L - E - V - E - N (plus)

    Congratulations, Curvy!!! So very glad to hear from you. :)
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    4 month check in

    Wowzers!!!! Rob, you are absolutely killing this!!! Seriously, losing 90 pounds in 4 months is outstanding! I know that guys lose quicker than girls but, I have only lost 55 pounds in 3 months. Could you share some tips? What type of low glycemic foods are you eating? I will admit that I have not been perfect about staying on plan. I am very surprised at myself because I never understood hos others went through this and did not stick to plan. Now, I do eat healthy and all of the right things. I just eat too much of them at times. A HUGE congratulations to you on such an excellent job. Well done!
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    Here we go again

    That is great news!!! Please continue to post your progress and /or any questions here. I am looking forward to hearing how things go for you. This is a great place for support!
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    What are you eating today?

    Yes. I agree that the price is not bad at all these days. I think it actually is the anova that I have saved at Amazon. I just truly have not been doing much cooking. Although I do intend to do more soon. After my surgery, we were getting the Bistro MD meals delivered for my husband. He loves them so much that we are still getting them lol I eat so little that it is easy just to toss something together these days. Not to even mention that they are perfectly portioned and he has lost a good bit of weight eating them.