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proudgrammy

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from Liz The New Me for a status update, flying down to GA. It's all about the grand-kids!! Always will be!!   
    flying down to GA. It's all about the grand-kids!! Always will be!!
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from Liz The New Me for a status update, flying down to GA. It's all about the grand-kids!! Always will be!!   
    flying down to GA. It's all about the grand-kids!! Always will be!!
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from Liz The New Me for a status update, flying down to GA. It's all about the grand-kids!! Always will be!!   
    flying down to GA. It's all about the grand-kids!! Always will be!!
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, @CowgirlJane hap, hap, happy 6 year surgiversary - who loves ya baby congrats -, kath   
    @CowgirlJane hap, hap,  happy 6 year surgiversary - who loves ya baby congrats -, kathy
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    proudgrammy reacted to colleen 5595 for a status update, Hi everyone! I'm me and nervous. I just turned 60 years old. I think I'm officially g   
    Hi everyone! I'm me and nervous. I just turned 60 years old. I think I'm officially grown up now. I'm young at heart, goofing around with my grandchildren all nine of them. I have had crohns disease since I was 19'years old. I still managed to make it through nursing school and more ask retired after 35 years. My husband and I have custody of three of our grandchildren after our son in law died and our daughter ran away. One of the things I would like to run by the members is my feeling of selfishness about having this gastric sleeve. I'm overweight, diabetes, hip replacement and crohns. I feel that if I didn't make it through surgery, it would absolutely devastate the grandkids again! I never thought I could even have a sleeve done due to having all of my colon and rectum removed. So, I have an ileostomy. I have a huge hernia at the site. I went to Duke University and the gastroenterologist suggested I have weight loss surgery because if he repairs the hernia, the weight will cause it to come back. I'm scheduled in three months. 
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    proudgrammy reacted to Apple203 for a status update, My crazy pre-op clearance requirements: Done labs radiology upper GI, chest xray, abd   
    My crazy pre-op clearance requirements:
    Done
    labs radiology upper GI, chest xray, abdominal sonogram (hiatal hernia) cardio stress + echo sleep study (tonight) Remaining To-Do's
    psych consult endoscopy Plus
    6 diet consults (2/6 done) 3 surgeon appts (1/3 done) PCP final pre-op  
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    proudgrammy reacted to Nhope for a status update, It's my two-month RNY surge-versary and here's what's different: -I'm down almost 80   
    It's my two-month RNY surge-versary and here's what's different:
    -I'm down almost 80 lbs
    -I actually have an appetite
    -It's easier to eat--I don't approach it with dread and it doesn't take forever to eat 3 bites
    -I feel normal: sometimes even almost forget that I have had surgery and have to remind myself to slow down and take smaller bites
    -I can add all foods, slowly, and have only had an issue with green peas, so far.
    -My energy level is almost normal
    -I made it through the busiest and most physically exhausting time at work these past through weeks, and I was fine.
     
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    proudgrammy reacted to Sleeve1stFitNext for a status update, There is a hill that is along my bike route to work. Everyday I ride, I take that hil   
    There is a hill that is along my bike route to work. Everyday I ride, I take that hill. Today was the first time that I made it to the top without having to stop. I am getting stronger a bike rider. My calories for today are 672 but that does not include dinner. I will be buying Standard Gold Whey Protein Powder to add to my fruit smoothies. 1 scoop is like 26g of protein (Something that is much needed as I am trying to build muscle). I am having a hard time increasing my protein intake in the form of food lately. I just have not been hungry.
    Things I am adding to my diet to see if I can take them:
    1) Whey Protein
    2) Dannon Oikos Triple Zero 
    Also, I have started doing mediation to help alleviate some stress. I retain weight when I am stressed out. It also causes pain in my neck and back because that is where I hold all my tension. I also want to be flexible and by relaxing myself, I am able to stretch and bend a lot easier. 
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, October is breast cancer month - congrats to my fellow survivors - to ALL others - pl   
    October is breast cancer month - congrats to my fellow survivors - to ALL others - please have a mammogram immediately - i am an 18 year proud survivor!!   "i'm still standing" - Elton John   - kathy
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, October is breast cancer month - congrats to my fellow survivors - to ALL others - pl   
    October is breast cancer month - congrats to my fellow survivors - to ALL others - please have a mammogram immediately - i am an 18 year proud survivor!!   "i'm still standing" - Elton John   - kathy
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, October is breast cancer month - congrats to my fellow survivors - to ALL others - pl   
    October is breast cancer month - congrats to my fellow survivors - to ALL others - please have a mammogram immediately - i am an 18 year proud survivor!!   "i'm still standing" - Elton John   - kathy
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from Introversion for a status update, mentioned to mom i had lost a few lbs do to being sick. she said, oh no -you should d   
    mentioned to mom i had lost a few lbs do to being sick.  she said, oh no -you should do this or that to gain weight (i'm at goal) i "reminded" her with a laugh - that all my life "i had heard" not to eat so much etc. now she tells me i'm too thin!!!! -  mothers, can't live with them, can't live without them
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from Introversion for a status update, mentioned to mom i had lost a few lbs do to being sick. she said, oh no -you should d   
    mentioned to mom i had lost a few lbs do to being sick.  she said, oh no -you should do this or that to gain weight (i'm at goal) i "reminded" her with a laugh - that all my life "i had heard" not to eat so much etc. now she tells me i'm too thin!!!! -  mothers, can't live with them, can't live without them
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from Introversion for a status update, mentioned to mom i had lost a few lbs do to being sick. she said, oh no -you should d   
    mentioned to mom i had lost a few lbs do to being sick.  she said, oh no -you should do this or that to gain weight (i'm at goal) i "reminded" her with a laugh - that all my life "i had heard" not to eat so much etc. now she tells me i'm too thin!!!! -  mothers, can't live with them, can't live without them
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    proudgrammy reacted to blizair09 for a status update, The players may change, but the BP game is always the same...   
    The players may change, but the BP game is always the same...
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    proudgrammy reacted to blizair09 for a status update, Good morning from Hanoi, Vietnam. As I was entering Vietnam last night, I had to go t   
    Good morning from Hanoi, Vietnam. As I was entering Vietnam last night, I had to go through an interrogation because I have lost so much weight, they didn't think that my passport picture was me. Annoying and flattering all at the same time!
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    proudgrammy reacted to blizair09 for a status update, I got home late last night from an exhausting nine-day work trip to Tampa. Even with   
    I got home late last night from an exhausting nine-day work trip to Tampa.  Even with all the disruption to my normal routines, I still lost a little over 1 pound (and I had red wine every day of trip).  My partner was able to go with me, thank goodness.  My weight loss journey and transformation was a central focus and topic of conversation the entire time as I have known many of these colleagues for 10 years or more.  As has always been the case during my journey, I answered questions honestly and spoke of my pre-op, surgery, and post-op experiences.  I got nothing but support, congratulations, and best wishes from anyone.  And one person even confided in me that my success has given her the confidence to schedule an appointment with her PCP to talk about WLS.  This is why I have been transparent.  That decision may not be for everyone, but I will certainly never regret it.  Now, I move onward (thankful that I am back home and I can settle into my normal food and drink routine!).
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    proudgrammy reacted to blizair09 for a status update, I have now officially lost 200 pounds! Only 17 to go!   
    I have now officially lost 200 pounds! Only 17 to go!
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    proudgrammy reacted to blizair09 for a status update, If an alcoholic came to a support group and confessed to drinking, support would come   
    If an alcoholic came to a support group and confessed to drinking, support would come in the form of a come to Jesus, get-real tough conversation.  Same if a drug addict relapsed.  But when morbidly obese people, who have been given a tremendous opportunity no less, make terrible decisions, "good" support comes in the form of telling them they will be okay and that everyone is human because doing what you are supposed to do is hard. What a world we live in!
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    proudgrammy got a reaction from PatientEleventyBillion for a status update, @Ms skinniness EEEKKK i'm jumping up and down so high. soooo happy to see you again.   
    @Ms skinniness EEEKKK
    i'm jumping up and down so high. soooo  happy to see you again. sounds like you are back on program!! seeing you again put a tear in my eyes!! please stick around - newbies et al can use sound advice from returning Vets like  you! - you have made me day! hugggs  kathy
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    proudgrammy reacted to bayougirlmrsc for a status update, Heyyyyyy guys... hope everyone is doing great in there weightloss journeys. It's been   
    Heyyyyyy guys... hope everyone is doing great in there weightloss journeys.   It's been a struggle since march 23 when my beloved band (tina) was taken from me.... god i miss that minks....  
    I didn't realize how much she kept me from feeling hungry all the time.  I find my self grazing more and making some bad choices.
    i've put back a few, but still fitting in my size 4 jeans.  Monday starts a new exercise program and im getting these few lbs off
    On other news..... It looks like i will be moving to Madison, ms....  very nice town just north of Jackson.  Tim (the guy i have been dating for the past 8 month) has been promted to the corp office for Enetergy.  He's buying a house up there and has asked me to move in with him..... and i say...Why the hell not.  It's only 3.5 hours from my home now... so still close to family.
    Miss you guy....  if anyone wants to email me.... christina2315dd@yahoo.com ....  i check that all the time.
    xoxo
    chris
     
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    proudgrammy reacted to Newme17 for a status update, So, this past Friday I let my boss know that I will be having my surgery on May 15th.   
    So, this past Friday I let my boss know that I will be having my surgery on May 15th.  She never responded back.  So, her husband (the owner) came in and I told him (she had already talked to him).  He says, "ok, we'll make it work"  They're due to go to Argentina for vacation that same very day!!!!  lol  She wanted me to be in the office that week while they were gone.  Well, guess what!?  I've been planning this for almost 6 months (4months since I officially started) and I will not be changing my date for her to get her stinkin vacation.  I told him that I've been waiting for this and that is what it will be.  May 15th.  I could already see her reaction, calling her husband and complaining about the timing. 
    Well, THAT's JUST TOO BAD!
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    proudgrammy reacted to bayougirlmrsc for a status update, Hello everyone.... What a ruff week it has been. What started with a bug... Ended Thu   
    Hello everyone....  What a ruff week it has been.  What started with a bug... Ended Thursday with my BEST friend leaving me.  Tina (my band)... is gone.  After 8 years 4 months and 13 days....  It was a great journey for sure.  
    The slip was pretty bad.... i was less than 24 hours from a perforated stomach.  But i feel much better.  The pain i was in was the most unbearable pain i have ever felt..... and everyone who knows me here, know how much of a high tolerance i have for pain.
    So, it's up to me now.... i must continue on my journey with only the knowledge i have gained over the years and pray that i can do it alone.  
    But, even though i don't have my band anymore... i will still come here, because you all are my friends and i treasure your support.
    xoxo
    Chris
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