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About Ris26

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  • Birthday 09/04/1985

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  1. Hashimoto's was mentioned because thyroid issues run in my family. I will keep ya posted. I just want my energy back!
  2. Thank you SO much, I will look into both of these!!
  3. Has anyone been diagnosed with an auto immune after wls? I am just over 5 years out and currently going thru the process of an auto immune diagnosis. Right now we have only gotten the red flags from my blood work and I am being sent back for more testing. Prior to surgery I never had immune issues, rarely got sick, aside from being overweight (hw300) I still had energy for the most part. Now days its a struggle just to get out of bed each morning, and by the time I make it home from work and cook dinner I am spent, I just want to laydown and relax until bed time...which is where things flip and get weird. I struggle sleeping, the past 4-5 months I've had to take an over the counter sleep aid just to sleep, and even with that there are nights I'm restless. Anyone have any experience with this, incite, advice???
  4. Any suggestions for plastic surgeons in the Dallas area for skin removal...Preferably with a free consult or low cost consult.
  5. Ris26

    New Sleeve!!

    It's been a while since I was in that stage but best I can remember I sipped broth, water and premier protein shakes, and then once I was cleared for eggs I ate scrambled eggs.
  6. I had terrible gerd pre surgery. I was tested for a hiatal hernia during the preop process and the scan did not show any. However when my doc was performing the sleeve surgery he found on and fixed it. I haven't had a problem since, other than occasional light heartburn from trigger foods. Always worth a second opinion from another doc.
  7. Ris26

    Excited, Sad, what next?

    I agree with newlife9-27. The people that I know that had relationship issues post surgery were due to feeling better and wanting to be more active. Meaning going out, experiencing and living life rather than sitting at home like before. My personal relationship failure post surgery is because I began to get my confidence and self worth back. I realized how shitty I was being treated and knew o did not deserve that, so I began taking up for myself and speaking my mind. And he did not like it. He was my high school sweetheart so I was much thinner very headstrong and independent when we met, and had gained over 100 pounds over the years. He made me feel horrible about myself and even told me I had to lose weight before we could set a wedding date. WHO does that?!? I let him control me for years because I "loved" him and was afraid I'd be alone if he left me, so I took all the verbal and emotional abuse. Once the weight started coming off I began feeling more and more like that confident headstrong independent girl again. I was finally myself and put my foot down refusing to be treated less than what I deserved! A person that truly loves you will not just support you through your journey, but walk with you!
  8. I have a friend that sells it and will give it to me at her cost. Just curious if anyone has tried it and if they were successful or not.
  9. Has anyone tried the 24 day challenge by advocare? I have many friends that have been successful with it was only curious how it would effect sleevers
  10. I am one year post op and had very minimal pain...more discomfort really. The best thing you can do is WALK WALK WALK! it helps the gas (they use during surgery) break up and release. Dont get discourages...you CAN do this!!! This is a huige stepping stone to a much healthier and happier life! My only regret was not doing it sooner. Scaring is very minimal, a few small lines. If i can help with anything else...chit chat, encouragement, questions...please dont hesitate to message me Good Luck, You'll do great!!!
  11. Ris26


    Thank you, it is so good to hear that I'm not the only one!
  12. I'm 18 days post op and seem to have more down days than ups. Nothing seems to go right, just want to put on sweats crawl in bed and cry. Hormones? Anyone else have similar issues??
  13. Ris26

    2 Weeks Post-Op

    Way to go!
  14. Ris26

    Any June Sleevers?

    Surgery was yesterday morning, nopain today only discomfort, having a hard time getting liquids in so they are keeping me here another night

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