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About 2thfairy

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  • Birthday 04/11/1983

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Grand Forks, ND
  • Interests
    MilSpouse, Dental Assistant, BoyMom, swimming, hiking, learning how to live with tiny tummy.


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Garcia
  • Hospital
    Sandford Health
  • Height (ft-in)
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  • Current Weight
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  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. When to tell and whom???

    I was the opposite. I told everyone!! Got all the questions out of the way and luckily the people in my life were super supportive. I haven't had much push back or negativity. I had lots of thoughts and prayers that really helped during my recovery time and especially when i had complications. I think the stigma of WLS is SLOWLY fading. I find when you tell someone they always say, "Oh my (insert person here) had WLS and looks and feels great!!, Good luck!!" I have had only a few people saying negative things... and they don't go home with me or pay my bills.... so they don't really hold much importance in my life anyway. Good luck with whatever decision you make!
  2. Annoyed!!

    Haha! The lines are out! One more step completed. I am doing great!! Regretting my decision less and less everyday! Thank you so much for asking
  3. Annoyed!!

    So today.... still annoyed with my husband. But on a good note I'm seeing my surgeon for my 1 Week post hospital visit.... hopefully they take this PICC line today!! I have to drive 1.5 hours to get to the hospital. So there will be plenty of time to yell at drivers!
  4. Annoyed!!

    Small world!! ND is way different that NJ.. my son always says that when I get upset that the Philly comes out real fast! haha
  5. Annoyed!!

    I am from Williamstown, Gloucester county.. it sounds like you are only from around the corner all my family is still back in Jersey. My hubs is military so we are stationed in North Dakota right now.
  6. Annoyed!!

    Yes!! There are 90e9re797 miles of unused road.. and you pull your giant tractor right out in front of me!? Gosh!! I am glad that I am not alone! lol
  7. Annoyed!!

    Haha I bet! I am originally from New Jersey right outside Philadelphia! I am basically yelling at the poor farmers out here in the middle of nowhere!
  8. Annoyed!!

    I have had a bumpy road getting back to "normalcy" after surgery and complications. I am taking in my purees and liquids and tolerating them. I am just having a problem being annoyed with everything! Especially my husband who has become an internet expert on the subject of sleeve gastrectomy. I keep explaining that I am following the instructions of MY team specifically. He doesn't seem to get that. He hasn't been helping around the house (yesterday it took him 4+ hours to vacuum the living room and dust and then he mentioned that he did it 1000x afterwards!!) and if I ask him to make dinner for our son, he makes junk. It's almost like he's doing it on purpose! I am not just annoyed with him but he has seemed to wiggle his way into the top spot at the moment, that and crappy drivers! Please tell me it gets better! Thanks for letting me vent!
  9. What Does Everyone Do For A Living?

    I am a dental assistant at a clinic; Pediatrics is my passion though! Going to go back to school for hygiene and would love to tack on a pediatric dental therapist license. I can't wait to go back to work!
  10. Hello! My first post!

    Good morning!! My name is Kara and I was sleeved on August 16, 2017. Since then, I have spent more time in the hospital than at home. Surgery was uncomplicated but developed pain very shortly (with in 10 days) in my abdomen. I was first told that it was just inflammation of tiny tummy. I was released a few days later but something wasn't right. I was still having terrible pain after eating. Back pain that wouldn't quit, vomiting/dry heaving and I certainly wasn't able to get my calories/fluids in. I went back to the ER. They found that I had pancreatitis, and shortly after all those fun tests, a blood clot on the vein leading into my spleen. I was on IV fluids and nutrition and started feeling human again. I am on anticoagulant therapy for at least the next 3-6 months. I still have a PICC line in for the next week or so. I am busting my butt every day now to try to get my fluids/calories/protein so I don't end up back on the feeding bag and I can get this catheter out of my arm! This journey did not start out well for me, but I am rounding a corner. It's nice to be here and hopefully get excited about this journey again.
  11. Ugh trying to get this stupid protein drink in.... it's almost as if it's growing!!  Stahhhhhhhhhp

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    2. 2thfairy


      Thank you so much for sharing! I am always looking for a new product that will help me get this protein number up.  I found one in a natural grocer that I am going to attempt today.  I keep trying to get all protein/calories by food but I just can't eat enough. I hope that it gets easier!

    3. shirleylucas


      Please be sure whichever one you choose that you check with you surgeon or nutritionist to be sure it's the right one for you.


    4. Res Ipsa

      Res Ipsa

      Premier Protein chocolate flavor - premixed.  For sale as most Walgreens, on Amazon and at Costco.  Great tasting and the only protein shake that I will eat.

  12. Day 2 out of the hospital after having Pancreatitis and finding a blood clot in the vein to my spleen.  Still have PICC lines in but only as a precaution.  Learning to eat and get my nutrients with out being fed through a giant bag. 


    Learned that Peanut butter is not my friend anymore.  I craved food for the first time since the surgery. That food was yellow mustard!  lol