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About needachange

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  • Birthday 06/05/1976

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    Owner of "From Bows to Toes"
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  1. It’s a special day here at BariatricPal, according to your profile..it’s your birthday. Happy Birthday, needachange!

  2. Has anyone had trouble with their blood sugar bottoming out? I'm almost two years out and all of a sudden I can't keep my blood sugar normal. I've seen an endocrinologist and we have ran blood tests and fasting 3 hour glucose abnormal. We did a MRI showed normal on pancreas. Waiting to do an endosonogram on pancreas. Something isn't right. Anyone else had this? What have u done ? What happened ?
  3. needachange

    Add your before/current pic here!

    Highest weight 246 nov 2011; lowest 152 June 2013
  4. I had my sleeve done in 2011 but had serious complications and had to have a bypass in 2012. I am constantly nauseated. Eating or even thinking about eating makes me nauseated. I've had a pregnancy test negative. I've lost about112 pounds in these last two years almost. If I do eat my stomach starts hurting horrible Any suggestions? Ideas?
  5. needachange


    Does breakfast hurt anyone else ? It makes my body go into total rejection and makes me wanna die no matter what I eat. I end up with two Prevacid a d two Pepto bismols and seem ok after about a hour. Lunch and dinner does no harm. It like just the first foods I put in my body daily. Any suggestions ??
  6. I have a few questions. I was an original sleeve patient in November of 2011. I had a severe stricture that was finally corrected with a bypass in August of 2012. I had lost 110 pounds. Scale finally kinda quit moving but ok with that I guess. I was at an ideal weight and had lost all "my girls"! LOL. My sweet husband agreed and paid for me to have a breast augumentation Thursday of last week. The scale gained almost 10 pounds. I know those silicone implants did not weigh 10 pounds. Help! What happened? I haven't felt real well or ate a whole lot since that surgery Thursday. Any idea where that weight came from ? How to get rid of it? I can't exercise for a week or so. Anyone else experienced this ? Help I'm struggling.
  7. I had three balloon dilations until the gastro guy sad no more you need to have this stricture fixed. So 9 months after my sleeve I was converted to a bypass. Best thing ever .... I'm not sick anymore I can get the proper nutrition and I stopped throwing up completely. It's not a big deal being stretched. You will feel relief
  8. needachange

    Has anyone lost 200lbs?

    I was a year out November. I'm loosing slowly now. I think my body thinks its happy but I'm not. I'm down 110 pounds. I would be happy with about 20 more gone! It does get harder when it slows down but motivation and desire will keep you going!!! Good luck !!
  9. needachange

    Questions, Please Help!

    Yours sounds like it could be a stricture with the throwing up. Get it checked soon.
  10. needachange

    Forcing Myself To Eat

    You all that are only surviving on cheese and potatoes need to go to your doctor. I had a severe stricture after being sleeved in nov of 2011. I tried the esophagus stretching three times with little relief. It had to be fixed surgically. I had a bypass in August of 2012. The stricture was low enough the bypass should have fixed it. I was surviving off Doritos and peanut m&ms until this year. I was very sick. Do I regret it? No would have waited so long for second surgery. Go get it fixed now don't live miserably like I did. I threw up everything that went into my mouth. Even most liquids wouldn't pass through the closed stricture. Had to hit it at the right time. I stayed nauseated and exhausted.
  11. That's my situation. I had the sleeve in November 2011. If has what they call a stricture so the only way to repair is just to bypass it. Any suggestions? I'm 92 pounds lighter than when I started this journey mostly because I can eat nothing. Comes back up because it can't travel down the stomach. Ready but nervous!
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    I have a Stricture too a large one! I have been stretched 3 times. Not much relief. We are doing a revision bypass in August to go around this problem. I was sleeved in November 2011. I have lost right at 92 pounds as of today. I hope after u get this fixed I can Make the scale move more an use my tool as it was designed to use! Good luck. You know ur body better than anyone. When something is wrong let them know. Keep pushing until u get answers
  13. needachange

    Comparsion Pics

    Thanks everyone! My exercise is walking on my treadmill and I did a boot camp in may. I have been really fortunate for no real saggy skin
  14. Hey everyone just wanted to share a Comparsion pic from June 2011 to June 2012. Had surgery in November but was loosing weight iny pre op stages here.