JimM

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About JimM

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  • Birthday 07/21/1965

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    Minnesota
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    books/reading, kayaking, mountain biking, gardening, painting and sculpture

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    384
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    200

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  1. I am really glad the info I found might be of help to you, Kristine. It looks like the info you originally posted here was a big help to me, as well. I took your info in with me to my doctor appt. a couple weeks ago and my physician ordered some blood tests to see where my calcium and vit. D levels were at. I heard back a couple of days ago that My vit. D. levels came back as below normal so I'm scheduled for a DEXA scan on May 6th and a follow-up visit with him on the 26th to go over the results. He also started me on a drug called Calcitriol. I never would have known about this subject had you not started this thread so I'm very grateful to you for sharing what you've found and making us all aware of this. Thank you! I'll be anxious to know how things progress with you and your treatment, Kristine. I''ll let you know how my DEXA scan turns out in May when I see the doctor on the 26th to review the results.
  2. No problem, Phoenix. I haven't been on here as much lately, either. Here's an article from Mayo Clinic regarding bone loss and, among other things, calcium injections. It was written by the endo that saw me when I started the whole weight loss process: Osteoporosis treatment puts brakes on bone loss Also, from what I've found, there's a nasal spray that can be used, instead of the injection (actually the drug is available in either form)... it's called Calcitonin. I'm really hoping you get a good resolution to this whole issue.
  3. Damn, Jenn! I'm really sorry to hear you're going through all of this *&^%. Try to console yourself with the fact that a.) you didn't ultimately marry this numbskull and REALLY screw your life up, b.) maybe you can find someone else to sublease, and c.) this won't last forever. I know September is a long way off but it WILL come in 6 months. At least it's not a whole year. ::HUGS::
  4. JimM

    Stressed Over 9 lbs!!!!!!

    Tara, Would you change any of your numbers if the bed were a 14 minute bed?
  5. JimM

    1 Year out 120 lbs down

    You're hot to me, mistymee. My wife feels the same way you do, Kel - she's 53 and it seems like only guys in their 70's are hitting on her. Needless to say, it doesn't make her happy. It doesn't help things if a much-younger woman flirts with me (I'm 43) in front of her...
  6. JimM

    1 Year out 120 lbs down

    Not to worry, I'd say you're WELL on your way to hotness already.
  7. JimM

    1 Year out 120 lbs down

    Wow, what a gorgeous woman! You are an absolute knockout!
  8. JimM

    People are so superficial!

    Very true. I'm humble and self-effacing, too. That's definitely a part of it. But nowhere NEAR all of it.
  9. JimM

    Stressed Over 9 lbs!!!!!!

    I'll keep that in mind. I'm in a place right now where it's cold, windy, overcast, and rainy so sunshine is a rare commodity here today. I think I need to buy a ticket to Florida!
  10. JimM

    Stressed Over 9 lbs!!!!!!

    BTW, my comment from earlier still stands: I'm glad you mostly had a good time, though.
  11. JimM

    Stressed Over 9 lbs!!!!!!

    I particularly like this one: I wish I could tan like you!
  12. JimM

    Stressed Over 9 lbs!!!!!!

    Great pics, Tara. I'm looking at them right now...
  13. JimM

    People are so superficial!

    And then there are those on this forum ::cough:: ME ::cough:: who adore you.
  14. JimM

    People are so superficial!

    What you're feeling is entirely normal, Vicci. Early on, when I was close to reaching my goal, I felt the same sense of being miffed at this new attention when, all my life prior to the surgery, I was pretty much invisible (especially to attractive women). I think the longer out you go after this surgery, the more comfortable you'll be with this new found attention (at least that was the case for me). I had a turning point a couple years ago that really changed my reaction/attitude to this kind of attention. A really HOT (I mean smokin hot) young woman (could have been a model, she was so attractive) held a door open for me at a store - even though I was still at least 30 feet from the entrance. She had a bold look in her eye and the nicest, most inviting smile on her face (a smile that - at least to me - said she wasn't doing this to be kind or saintly, but because she found me attractive) and that was the COOLEST thing! In that instant, something clicked in my mind and since then, I don't feel miffed or offended at women who show me attention. On the contrary, I miss it when I go for periods of time *without* getting any attention. I will admit here that I've become an attention #!@$%. When you go your entire life not getting that kind of attention, and then it suddenly appears, it can really play with your head. It's something I never anticipated happening prior to having this surgery...
  15. Thank you for posting this info, Phoenix! I know there are forms of injectable calcium (need to be administered by a physician)... I wonder if it's possible you could get the injections... thereby bypassing the issues of the shortened intestine and possible absorption issues with pills?