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klus263

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    klus263 got a reaction from CarrieNita in Stopped taking Metformin -- signs of low blood sugar   
    My symptoms of low blood sugar was that I would feel flush and lighthead. I would feel weak. I was talking 500 mg twice a day and was looking to increase that before surgery. I had a 10 day liquid diet and when on that I had to discontinue my pills. I had one insulin shot while in the hospital but since then-no pills. At my 6 month follow up my A1c was 5.2. I will have labs drawn next month for my one year and I will see how it is then. My surgery was a success in that I am no longer on any medication and will probably never be on it again.
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    klus263 got a reaction from greensthings in Had VSG and Hiatal Hernia Repair on Nov 10th   
    Wow, I also had a hernia repair along with my VSG. Our doctors stresses walking after surgery to help in the healing processing. We actually have to get up within 4 hours of surgery. I then started walking the halls whenever I could. This aided in my being released by 10 am the next morning. We did have the lifting restrictions for 4 weeks. I am so sorry that you did not have a good hospital experience, I was at a center of excellence for bariatric surgery so they were great. I was not allowed any thing to drink until the next morning and they did not stress the vitatmins for the first 2 weeks and just had us concentrate on trying to get in fulids. It will get much better. I lost slower then others but I am almost to my goal and loving every minute of it. Hang in there. This place is a wealth of information for you.
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    klus263 got a reaction from CarrieNita in Stopped taking Metformin -- signs of low blood sugar   
    My symptoms of low blood sugar was that I would feel flush and lighthead. I would feel weak. I was talking 500 mg twice a day and was looking to increase that before surgery. I had a 10 day liquid diet and when on that I had to discontinue my pills. I had one insulin shot while in the hospital but since then-no pills. At my 6 month follow up my A1c was 5.2. I will have labs drawn next month for my one year and I will see how it is then. My surgery was a success in that I am no longer on any medication and will probably never be on it again.
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    klus263 got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in Is It True???   
    Our office does not recommend drinking soda. My husband was addicted so he gave it up for good and will not indulge. He does not want to gain his weight back and this can be the start to going back to bad habits. We were told that soda can increase the risk of ulcers. I know we have used coke to clean the connectors of our battery cables. Just think of what this can do to our stomach. I love how I am looking and even though I crave a taste every once in a whlle I have made the decision not to indulge. I think it is a personal decision for each person to make. Good Luck.
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    klus263 got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in I need a secretary!   
    go to cozi.com. This is a shared calendar, shopping list, etc.....My husband and I share it, so we both get set up reminders for appts and such. You can set a reminder for yourself or go to all family members. Every Sunday it sends me a list of all the appointments for the week. It has a grocery list that you can add to it while the other person is at the store. I even have my husband trained to put on his doctor appts as soon as they are made. I love it.
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    klus263 got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in Easter Sunday - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???   
    I MADE IT!!!!!!!!

    I didn't think I was gonna as the last 2 weeks I hovered between 166-167. But this morning it finally was at 165.4. This gives me a total of 67 lost/59 pounds since the day of surgery.


    SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal
    klus263........178...................165..........165......0................

    Let's bring on the next challenge!!!
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    klus263 got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in Easter Sunday - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???   
    SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal
    klus263........178.6..................173.2...........165......8.2................

    this is including a weekend enjoying myself in New Orleans for Mardi Gras weekend.....king cake, beniegts, frozen daiquiris. I kept my portions small-just a few bites but proved to myself that I can still enjoy good food without overeating. Yea me!!!


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    klus263 got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in I was wondering about sizes post op   
    We are very similary. I started my journey at 232 and I am 5'4". I am currently stalled at 188 but I am wanting to get down to between 125 or 130. I think I will keep changing this goal as time goes by but 125 is my absolute lowest I want to be. Sizes are so different then what they were 30 years ago. Clothing size is just a number, the goal is being healthy and happy with wear we are.
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    klus263 got a reaction from LilMissDiva Irene in 4wk out and frustrated   
    I so with you on this. I am on my 2nd stall since surgery Dec 1st. All I keep reading is to increase your Proteins, increase your fluids and increase your calories and lower the carbs, it may push past this. The good thing is that I am not gaining any weight back so I will try to be patient. I am increasing my Fiber hoping that may help....I know that wont hurt me.
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