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joy59

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    joy59 got a reaction from watsongirl17 in Post your progress pics!   
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    joy59 got a reaction from FlyAwayFree in Post your progress pics!   
    SW 286 CW 135-140



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    joy59 got a reaction from watsongirl17 in Post your progress pics!   
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    joy59 got a reaction from watsongirl17 in Post your progress pics!   
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    joy59 got a reaction from watsongirl17 in Post your progress pics!   
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    joy59 got a reaction from watsongirl17 in Post your progress pics!   
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    joy59 got a reaction from watsongirl17 in Post your progress pics!   
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    joy59 reacted to Frustr8 in Weirdest coments you've gotten since WLS   
    know someone who,told her bot friend not to,lose weight because would look like a Q Tip. What?😲
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    joy59 got a reaction from leea in Seniors and Baby Boomers   
    I will try and attach my before and after pics 



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    joy59 got a reaction from leea in Seniors and Baby Boomers   
    I will try and attach my before and after pics 



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    joy59 got a reaction from leea in Seniors and Baby Boomers   
    I was 59 at the time of my gastric bypass 10/2014. I was on insulin and still had blood sugars in the 300’s , high blood pressure ,sleep apnea could hardly walk I was so short of breath and zero ability or desire to lead a “normal” life. That was then, I am now turning 64 exercise almost daily and feel wonderful. I am off all my meds except for my synthroid but even that has been reduced. No more sleep apnea and I feel better then I did at 30. I am now loving and living life. I weighed 286 I am now at 140 but had been as low as 130 I would like to stay around the 135 range.



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    joy59 reacted to FluffyChix in Did You See the Penny Saeger Episode on My 600Lb Life?   
    No dammit! I think I'm behind. Was that Janine? @KimTriesRNY
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    joy59 reacted to shedo82773 in Bullied   
    Well she might be a toothpick but she lacks kindness in her heart. There for she be UGLY inside!! She is NOT perfect that is why she has to be so mean. Makes her feel better about herself!! I'm sorry I just HATE BULLY'S!!!
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    joy59 reacted to kakatlady612 in Bullied   
    You are-you are here because the world had need of you. You make the world more complete just by your very presence. She has no,right to trample your emotions. Yield no power to her. She is a nasty vengeful little toothpick, snap her in half in your mind. Feeling a,little better? Good--- now be your best YOU.

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    joy59 reacted to FluffyChix in Five Years Post-Op Success Story   
    Thank you! Loved it--I felt the whole gamut of emotions!! Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience for our benefit! Cudos to you and congrats on your continued success!
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    joy59 reacted to frust8 in Night Sweats   
    Yes your operation made a change in you, could you be experiecing the other big change of womanhood? Sure sounds menopausal , only other thing that comes to my ever- whirling brain is the Biggie CANCER and I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy, no maybe I would but I wouldn't wish that on You. Best get it checked out,my dear.
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    joy59 reacted to Biddy zz 🏳️🌈 in Surgeon didn't complete my Gastric Bypass surgery!   
    Hi there @numinousvessel
    I had open surgery 5 weeks ago. Actually it was pretty ok. I spent a bit more time in hospital than my surgery buddies, 5 days, but the recovery was swift. I was up and walking the next day, and a bit more every day. Today my regimen is back to pre-surgery, I am back at work. One plus side - you don’t get the nasty gas pain I vividly remember from my gastric band laparoscopic surgery!
    Feel free to pm me for a chat, or ask here...
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    joy59 reacted to boricua875 in Surgeon didn't complete my Gastric Bypass surgery!   
    I understand what you because they try to do revision of gastro bypass back July 2017 and the doctor aborted the surgery because he stated they I have to much scar tissues. Now I am waiting for approved to have done but they will have to open me like they did back in 1995.
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    joy59 reacted to numinousvessel in Surgeon didn't complete my Gastric Bypass surgery!   
    I went on January 16 for gastric bypass. I woke up about an hour after being put under to a nurse in the recovery area telling me they did not complete my surgery because of complications. I have multiple adhesions and my intestines are stuck together so much that my anatomy does not look like it should. My surgeon did not want to complete the surgery until I could be told. He has given me the option to have him do a sleeve or for him to refer me out to someone who still does open bypass surgery.
    I cannot explain the mind f**k this was and the anxiety I am feeling. This is terrible. I knew something was going to happen or be found. I knew that I was right. Something was going to be found that would explain the symptoms I had had for years at this point. These adhesions do not show up on scans of any sort unless you have an obstruction. I have only had one other surgery in my abdomen and it was a laparoscopic appendectomy 10 years ago. He thinks it stems from chronic inflammation and autoimmune **** that I have.
    Has anybody had an open procedure for bypass? What's your experience? Or has anyone been opened up and not finished?
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    joy59 reacted to GotProlactinoma in Older successes: any tricks to not looking too much older?   
    You get it, exactly, mylighthouse. I have bought a couple tops from free people, something I could only dare DREAM OF. Such a thrill. And now I feel like, can I wear this? Do I look like someone’s grandma, trying too hard?? I want to enjoy my new body (still changing of course) but I think I looked younger fatter.
    Ideally, one day I could afford surgery to maybe do the neck, and I really want a Mommy makeover one day. But for the time being, is there anything to restore a bit of youthful fullness to the face or neck?


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    joy59 reacted to joy59 in Changed my mind   
    Wow only 24 hours and back to work in 2 weeks. I am beginning to feel better about this. Thank you
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    joy59 got a reaction from Jenngf5 in Why do men do this?   
    No question about it people do treat people differently even women do the same. But I also wonder if some of that is the increased confidence that can come from losing weight and feeling better on the inside that can make one more approachable. Just a thought.
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    joy59 got a reaction from Jenngf5 in Why do men do this?   
    No question about it people do treat people differently even women do the same. But I also wonder if some of that is the increased confidence that can come from losing weight and feeling better on the inside that can make one more approachable. Just a thought.
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    joy59 got a reaction from epiphani in foamies?   
    One thing I learned tonight at the NUT class was that foamies can happen if you eat and then drink without waiting a long enough period. When on full liquids or purée need to wait at least 30 minutes before drinking any liquids. When food is more solid need to wait at least 60 minutes. Not sure if it's the same.
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    joy59 got a reaction from Jyoyonomore in OCTOBER 2014   
    Hi All it's been a while since I have been here and wanted to do a quick check in. I had a tough time with fluids Clear Liquids were very hard and the first week got dehydrated. The swollow test in the hospital showed a very swollen esophagus got 3 liters of fluids and still dehydrated but better. Finally at 2 weeks and getting fluids in just Water and ice pops and I started a Protein Shake a day so doing better. I was having so much omg what have I done but it is getting better. Cooking for the kids still a little hard. Went and signed up at the gym yesterday lol just signed up haven't actually gone. Good luck everyone it is a tough road but at week two off blood pressure meds, insulin too. And my skirt actually fell too my knees lol and a shirt that I love but was always too small is now big. It does work!!!!
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