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Tierra T Tij

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About Tierra T Tij

  • Rank
    Expert Member
  • Birthday 06/13/1987

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Music, Walking, Learning How To Sew, Watching Asian Movies and Anime
  • Occupation
    Working on getting my health together to get a job
  • City
    In the middle of some metro town
  • State
    California
  • Zip Code
    95829

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  1. So it seems like my weight is stalling since a few years out from post OP (got gastric bypass in 2018), I was having issues with swelling and inflammation mainly in the lower half of my body and some of my upper arms, only to get an appointment with a lipedema specialist to find out if I have lipedema. Long story short, I have stage 3 lipedema. So the doctor (Dr.Amron) told me that lipedema is hard to treat, it's a misunderstood condition and not all of the treatments are covered. So I will probably have to pay out of pocket even though my compression garments and compression pump might be covered by insurance. I'm glad I got to the bottom of it, I've been suffering since I was 13 with this problem. I'm glad it's getting close to getting taken care. I have a question though, anybody else that has had lipedema treatment did it help and how did it benefit you?
  2. Tierra T Tij

    One Year Sleeve Anniversary!!

    Right on girl! WHOO! Go you! Sidenote: It's hard for me to get the 1,200-1,500 calories needed. I could barely get to 900 calories right now.
  3. Tierra T Tij

    2 yrs Post op and still gassy

    I've been post-op longer than you and I'm STILL gassy. So I just stay away from dairy, cabbage, broccoli, spicy food, red meats like steak (too tough and hard to go down so I just avoid it), and fizzy stuff of course NO STRAWS NEVER. My body prefers mushy or pureed stuff like canned tuna, salmon, tilapia, steamed veggies like carrots, celery, kale, or arugula. By the way, you aren't supposed to chew gum! That will get your stomach gassy and bubbly not only that you could swallow it and get it stuck in your pouch, eek!
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    Please help !

    I don't know if this will work for you but I tried shaved ice with just the ice by itself and nothing else. It felt like when I had the liquid diet that soup broth, protein shake, and water were all I was able to do if any because it was hard to keep down and I had to do the liquid diet for 3 weeks longer because I had a high BMI to start off.
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    Who's around??!!

    Hello, how are you?
  6. Tierra T Tij

    Food Woes

    I've been scared of food. I write down what I eat and I bring it to my dietician she says I was not eating enough. So I'm trying to work on getting in enough calories but it's hard because I could eat like 2 mini bites and be full it's hard to get all my calories when things make me full quick even though I eat very slowly.
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    Excess skin after WLS

    I have so much excess skin I'm practically tripping on it, lol. I lost A LOT of weight though so go figure!
  8. I've been here so long I remember the chatrooms. I hated they went
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    Having a tough time

    I kid you not there is this pair of pants that is like a size 16 in my closet. I feel so determined to fit in them! Like even if I'm able to fit into those that would make me happy. That's why I kept them even though they still have a store tag on them.
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    Having a tough time

    Thank you
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    Tragic accident

    Thank you beth
  12. Hi, I just wanted to find someone who has had gastric bypass and has had the weight off for a long time, and is doing well on their journey. I need some inspiration and help to keep me going. I need preferably a walking buddy and a person who had gastric bypass for a long time to go grocery shopping. If anyone is interested please let me know. I don't have much support but myself and the pandemic has made it hard for me to cope and I don't want to go back to being big again.
  13. Tierra T Tij

    VET Looking for Buddies and Pen Pals!

    I would like to say hello to everyone. I had my weight loss surgery on May 15, 2018, and 3 years out. So I was looking to find some WLS vets to talk to for inspiration
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    Tragic accident

    My great uncle died recently from heart complications and my grandmother is getting open heart surgery for the 3rd time. I get your pain, I'm going through it too. It's good to have a website like this to reach out to people that are going through similar things.
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    Aetna Better Health of Virginia Requirements

    Note: I ended up doing mine for 2 years because I had a lot of weight to lose.

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