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Alex Brecher

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    Alex Brecher reacted to ms.sss for a status update, So my surgery anniversary date is on the 24th of this month, but I had my 1-year foll   
    So my surgery anniversary date is on the 24th of this month, but I had my 1-year follow up early with my surgeon this morning (I have another 1-year followup at the hospital on Monday to get my bloodwork and labs done).
    Anyhoo...my surgeon was very pleased with my results (and so where the office staff apparently, because 3 of the front desk ladies came by my exam room to give me props/high fives/generally gawk at me).
    But get this: he asked if I would be willing to come in for a future photoshoot so that I could be on a poster! And I was all, ummmm....no thanks, LOL.
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    Alex Brecher got a reaction from SorryNameTaken for a status update, Happy 25th Birthday SorryNameTaken!   
    Happy 25th Birthday SorryNameTaken!
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    Alex Brecher reacted to Jobber for a status update, Time for a status update: Yesterday marked my one year anniversary on Bariatricpal.co   
    Time for a status update:  
    Yesterday marked my one year anniversary on Bariatricpal.com.  What a year it has been and I am so grateful for all the people here that have helped me along the way.  I'm also so grateful for @Alex Brecher for creating and maintaining this site for all of us.  I hope that my ongoing purchases of calcium and multivitamin supplements are enough to express my gratitude.  I'm a huge fan of the BariatricPal Multivitamin One 45.
    I kept a journal starting in July of last year starting the 2nd day after I was serious about considering bariatric surgery.  Reading all the entries is very therapeutic to me. 
    Looking back, I probably wouldn't have changed a thing about how I started and went through this process.  Almost everything has gone well in this journey for me.  Sure I've had my low points, but I seemed to have come out the other side very much in-tact. 
    There's still a long road ahead once my real hunger returns, but I'm going to keep on the straight and narrow path of eating well and exercising every day until that happens and then some.
    In celebration of my 1 year on this site, I thought I'd share one of my early personal journal entries:
     
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    Alex Brecher got a reaction from Sue0129 for a status update, Happy 50th Birthday Sue0129!   
    Happy 50th Birthday Sue0129!
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    Alex Brecher reacted to hap314ness for a status update, Boy has it been a long time since I visited this site! A lot has happened since my su   
    Boy has it been a long time since I visited this site!  A lot has happened since my surgery date.  My frequency of use prior to surgery was all thanks to a pretty meaningless desk job that I was laid off of as of December 1.  In the meantime, I have dealt with the triumphs and struggles of recovering from surgery, learning my new stomach and body, and trying to find another full time job.  
    Just in case anyone is actually interested in my progress, here it is!  This week is my seventh week since surgery.  HW:  310, SW: 280.1, CW: 254.9  NSVs:  My back fat doesn't rub together while I walk.  I can no longer fit my size 24 skinny jeans, as they have turned out to be more like size 24 baggy jeans.  I have never been more hydrated in my life. I am able to walk up a flight of stairs without wheezing.  I can workout for longer without needing an inhaler.  I have lost countless inches all over my body.  I fit into clothes from my honeymoon in July of 2015 better now than I did then.  
    Getting exercise is, and always will be, a work in progress.  Taking my medicines religiously leaves a bit to be desired.  
    If anyone is interested in a more in depth description of my recovery, please let me know!  Hope everyone is well!
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    Alex Brecher reacted to Newme17 for a status update, I love the new format! It is so much easier and more streamlined. Nice!   
    I love the new format!  It is so much easier and more streamlined.  Nice!
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    Alex Brecher got a reaction from IBELLOSO for a status update, Happy 52nd Birthday IBELLOSO!   
    Happy 52nd Birthday IBELLOSO!
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    Alex Brecher got a reaction from nana_kat for a status update, Happy 61st Birthday nana_kat!   
    Happy 61st Birthday nana_kat!
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    Alex Brecher reacted to OutsideMatchInside for a status update, Blood Pressure 101 over 64. Considering I started this because my blood pressure was   
    Blood Pressure 101 over 64. Considering I started this because my blood pressure was high and they wanted to put me on meds, that number is great.
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    Alex Brecher got a reaction from BonnieJo for a status update, Status updates are back!   
    Status updates are back! 
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