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About zippykat

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  • Birthday 11/02/1948

About Me

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    59 year old women from CO
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    Reading, crocheting,antiqueing, old movies.
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    Grandma to 4 granddaughters and mom to three cats.
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  1. zippykat

    I'm in Aurora, Colorado

    My name is Kathy and I would love to try to help you any way I can. I have been banded almost 7 mos and have lost 89 lbs pre and post op. I am having trouble getting my last 10-20 lbs to go away! I live near Tower and Illif. My email is katincol@hotmail.com. Write me any time you feel like it. I am 59 so we are close in age and it can be done! Sounds like you have a great family. I look forward to meeting you one day. I have met 2 women from Denver and they both are very nice! Who is your Dr.? I went to Michael Snyder at Rose medical center. Good luck on your surgery and email me! Kathy
  2. I have had my band for 6 mos. and am having my first flare of IBS since surgery. I am having severe gas and bloating and pain in my large intestine. Also alternating with constipation and diarreha. I have tried all my old remedies and nothing has been working. Do any other banders have this problem and have any help for me. Any suggestions welcome!! Thanks, zippykat
  3. zippykat

    In memory of Denyell

    My heart is breaking for you and your family. With tears running down my face I pray for you and your family. Thank you for concern for all of us. God bless you.
  4. I have lost another 4 lbs and am within 3 lbs. of my goal. I hope to lose more before cinco de mayo. But- I am going on vacation next week so wish me luck on my eating! Good luck to everyone. I am at 163 and goal was 160.
  5. zippykat

    Colorado Anyone

    Frisky 1, The support groups are free and everyone is welcome. I go in Aurora on Sat. morn. and it is only 1 time a month. The help there is tremendous and I wouldn't miss one. Go and check it out! I hate when they are over. Give it a try! Kathy Let me know if you go!
  6. zippykat

    A new medical issue for me.

    Longhorn, I am really sorry to hear of your problems. Many years ago I was having very heavy periods and went to see my GYN. After a cursory exam he looked at me and said "Lose 100 lbs. and I'll do a hysterectomy" and walked out. I was hurt, stunned and embarrassed. I told my Internist and he sent me for a cone biopsy. It turns out I had endometrial cancer. I had a hysterectomy and 13 yrs. I am fine. I still can't believe that Dr. was willing to risk my life because he had a bias against overweight people. I complained to the head of the clinic and all he did was make the Dr. call and apologise. That was not what I wanted. Dr didn't even seem to understand what I was upset about. I'm sure things will go better for you And I will be thinking of you. I was banded 11-08-07 so we are a week apart! good luck. Love, Kathy
  7. zippykat

    To re-port OR NOT re-port!

    Iwas banded 6 weeks ago tomorrow. Last week I was having drainage and pus from my port incision. Just at the end of the scar. I went straight to the Dr. and they looked at it and said it would be ok. Today when I went for my first fill the problem had gotten much worse over the weekend. No fill and now I have to take 10 days worth of 875 mgs. Augmentin for the infection. I am terrified because both my parents had MRSA for months before they died and I was caring for them for 5 months. I'm so scared that is what this is. I need some reassuring words.
  8. zippykat

    Colorado Anyone

    I live in Aurora and get banded 11-08-07. I'm so excited and time is dragging. I'm glad I found this website, it's great. I can't wait to start my new life. My Dr. is Michael Snyder at Rose Medical. He's great. I've lost 13 lbs pre-op. I'm 59 and scared because of my age. Think good thoughts for me!
  9. I am finding it very hard to cook for my spouse when our meals and mealtimes are so different. Any suggestions?:help:

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