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  1. 7 points

    Who the heck is this woman?

    So... A little back information is required for this story. I’m a hairdresser (36 yrs) but first I’m a wife and mom , a great friend and up until just a few months ago a caregiver for my dad (he passed just recently) I have always been a giving person ( total pushover) NEVER put myself first and have had tremendous stress trying to get my child with autism the help he needs .. all this I ATE over, and ate and ate.. it was ma thang. I was always running around taking care of all and losing track of me along the way.. this past February 4th I had gastric by pass and I am changing so much I can’t believe it.. my self esteem is great and I am becoming the woman I have dreamed about becoming for DECADES.. this to the displeasure of a few folks who I have been there for even at the sacrifice of my own health and well being..well, their pushing back, disgruntled and perplexed as to why I will no longer cater to them and I’ve had some heated debates and tears from those who were used to having me at their beck and call.. the amazing thing is I have no guilt in putting myself first but the peanut gallery has a LOT to say about it... just this week I have been asked " Who is this new woman” it will require such changes to these friendships that it might mean walking away and choosing my self for a change.. I’m really excited and I can’t believe the freedom that comes with releasing that guilt that made me be so self destructive.. I’m not the woman I was months ago... and I’m darn glad!!!
  2. 3 points

    Halfway Point!

    I just passed my halfway point, and am feeling really good today! It may be slow, but it's better than not losing at all, or gaining. Feeling strong and knowing I can do this!
  3. 1 point

    Who the heck is this woman?

    Way to go, Carrot! Setting up healthy boundaries now will ensure the new you inside and out. It has been my experience that people will see you the way they need to see you, in order to keep from seeing themselves. Best wishes and continued success with the ongoing summer house cleaning! ;]
  4. 1 point

    Fitbit or Samsung gear fit

    Hello folks. I'm new to this whole fitness tracker technology. I keep hearing about how good and how handy this devices are. I would love to know more about them if anybody has any experience to share and a vote on which is best? I want something to track all my steps, calories burned, heart rate, sleeping, any movements, possible to sync with mobile phone? I've heard some play music, some show text messages and notification? Some have alarms to wake up? Really looking into getting one to fit my big wrists and to keep myself motivated and track my daily life once I have the surgery! Tnx for all your input! P.s currently looking at fit bit 3 or Samsung gear fit Pro 2
  5. 1 point

    Who the heck is this woman?

    And it is Good Thing, I could have written your post but I did it even longer, 44 years with late hubby, still appeasing up until my RNY 9 months ago and like you, some want to me to return to the old Status Quo, well it will never happen, I am now Strong, resilient and under new management-ME and Only ME. Oh I still can be nice to other people but it will be on a More Adult Basis. The family Doormat has permanently retired!
  6. 1 point

    Fitbit or Samsung gear fit

    I've got Fitbit Inspire HR. It has all functions of Fitbit Charge 3 but costs $50 less. It tracks everything you mentioned, including sleep. It shows texts messages, emails and notifications from my calendar. Doesn't play music. I read about it here on BP, bought 2 weeks ago and love it!
  7. 1 point
    Hey ya'll I just wanted to update. Checked again with my insurance I do not need PCP and the attending physician performing the surgery has to be the one to submit everything which is great. I have a group policy through Anthem BCBS of Wisconsin. Since I have posted here I talked to the doctor's office about 4 times. This week I have called twice just to make sure there is not anything else that I needed to do or submit. My file is still "in queue" waiting to be sent or "paperwork being gathered" to be sent. My issue with seeking out a random PCP is the thought that they would have me do even more blood work and labs just to tell me I am pre-diabetic, blood pressure and cholesterol levels are normal (thank goodness)...et cetra. My surgeon requires everyone to see a gastroentologist like 2 months in. I have had ultrasounds and scans, an upper endoscopy, and other blood work. You all have been a lot of help I work in insurance but it is still so mind blowing how different policies/providers require different things before submitting.
  8. 1 point


    I'm so sorry you're having pain. I was one of the lucky ones that didn't have any pain at all. Be sure you get your fluids in, you don't want to dehydrate and have to be hospitalized. Take care.
  9. 1 point

    Constipation Question

    LOL. Yep. But it sure beats the alternative they were shoving me into: Linzess. I'd rather take a bullet that take that drug that makes you hopelessly addicted to it.
  10. 1 point

    Linzess for constipation

    Ugh nasty stuff. I tried it. And quit it. And took up drinking 12g of psyllium seed every day, plus Miralax, plus stool softener, plus 2 mag citrate pills. It's the magic recipe for me.