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Tierra T Tij

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About Tierra T Tij

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  • Birthday 06/13/1987

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    Music, Walking, Learning How To Sew, Watching Asian Movies and Anime
  • Occupation
    Working on getting my health together to get a job
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    In the middle of some metro town
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  1. Having a tough time today:

    I'm writing this because I feel like I hit a tough spot because I went to the doctor recently to find out I gained 11 pounds in less than 1 week. I was eating healthy, drinking tons of water and exercise only to gain 11 pounds which saddens me. I gained because my endocrinologist says I have hypothyroidism along with polycystic ovarian cyst syndrome not to mention my thyroid is REALLY off sync so I gain weight very quickly on top of taking lithium/latuda which also fights against my thyroid to make me obsessively gain weight. So I've been kind of frantic trying to find something that works along with gastric bypass. It's funny my family thought it was a easy way out but it's not by far easy at all, it seems to be harder than before surgery but it's worth it in the end I just have count my blessings and be happy of the little things.

    1. GreenTealael


      Chin up, adjust your crown and let's get right back to the grind

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  2. Fighting with the mirror and myself AGAIN!:

    Today I just couldn't bear to look at myself. It's hard to take my body as it is and say "I'll lose more again, just not as quick as I thought" but I guess I am inpatient because of my foot pain/injury which made me want to get gastric bypass in the first place because of my severe foot pain which has not gone away. I know that might be a life long thing but I just wish that the pain was so much less, I'm hoping after I get to my ideal weight or somewhere close my feet will feel so much better but I just feel like I hit a plateau and feel hopeless/sad. 

  3. My Body Image Issues:

    07/20/18 Friday

    I am writing this because it seems like no matter how hard I do love myself and have confidence it's like it's hard to believe the words I say and also my old eating disorder/OCD mind tends to take over sometimes and before I know it I'm counting EVERY food that I eat and feeling very fat/freaking out. I'm trying to do my affirmations everyday and fix myself up nice to make myself feel better but it seems like nothing makes me feel better and I go back to either these bad thoughts or I want to self harm to heal myself or randomly yell at people. I get no stress release from my frustrations thus I become even more OCD spend and have other  bad addictions besides OCD'ing on the food I eat like overly exercise until my feet really blister or hurt or over spend on items I think I need to feel a void. I'm tired of putting myself through the ringer but it feels like nothing is never ever enough for me and I'm always searching for answers in the wrong places.

  4. Hello, I'm trying to find someone my age (I'm 31) who has had the gastric bypass for a long while and is doing really good at it to motivate me/help me with keeping on track. I live in Northern California, as I stated that up there. But I'm trying to find someone who is either at the same milestones in their lives as me because everybody I've met has kids and everything or married and I don't want to feel like I'm burdening people/not in that point in my life plus I want somebody I could relate to and they could relate to me (I don't relate to nobody though so I wish I could). I already go to my bariatric support group (I'm Post Op since May 15th of this year) but my support is not enough. I have ZERO support from family or friends I did this all myself but I do need someone to help sometimes because I don't know what I'm doing to be honest even though my bariatric doctor so I'm where I'm supposed to be and I've been following the meal plan 90% and the other 10% is confusion and frustration. I'm getting very angry because sometimes I feel like weight loss surgery was worthless because I'm still fat but I know for a fact It's not going to come off really quickly right now because I had a high BMI and weight. I'm 5'3 1/2 and when I started my journey 4 years ago I was 365-370ish and right now I'm still 244 but I've just felt so depressed about my weight but I'm trying not worry about it but I have still A LOT of health issues still but like 2 less ailments since WLS. If anybody wants to talk to me please feel free to message me. Thanks!
  5. Tierra T Tij

    Snacking at the Movies

    Aren't pretzels carby and very salty? What about like celery and a small serving of hummus instead? I do like that but I cannot eat that now still on liquid diet but when I can I'd do that.
  6. Tierra T Tij

    Down in the dumps, wls diet sucks!

    You are right, those are valid points. I'd rather bare with this wls diet that is kind of lame sometimes than have to deal with my foot and back pains anymore. So I guess that's a trade off here.
  7. Tierra T Tij

    Snacking at the Movies

    What do newly post-ops do for snacks at the movies? I am a new post-op and wondering some tips and tricks not only for the movies but for on the go travel too.
  8. Hi, I decided to make this thread to figure out why I am so light headed/dizzy today. I just got my gastric bypass/hernia surgery on May 15th of this month and I tried to go to Raley's today to get some water and some soup broth, I could barely make it through the aisles so I got one of those electric cart thingies and I couldn't really reach for much so a lady who worked there had to carry my stuff to the register and to my car. I was wondering how long does the dizziness/fainting last? Because I didn't really do much and I'm very tired.
  9. Tierra T Tij

    Down in the dumps, wls diet sucks!

    Thank you all! I've just been resting now... I just got discharged from the hospital today 05/16/18 around 2:30pm my time which is Pacific Time. So I'm doing a bit better since this post.
  10. Tierra T Tij

    Why Can't I Get Gastric Bypass?

    @KristinOlivia, are you serious? Those two conditions alone might make you able to qualify for weight loss surgery. I should know I have those and bad sleep apnea along with a foot injury and I got approved immediately. Of course I had to switch doctors because my old doctor was stupid and didn't have a clue of what she was doing but I like my new one. Maybe you should just get a second opinion? I know I did it should pay off when you do.
  11. Weight Loss Surgery Update:

    Today is the day after my Gastric Bypass Surgery which was 05/15/18! I was very scared and had like a million different emotions but overall I wouldn't trade it in for the world. I'm still kind of in pain even with the painkillers they gave me and have to take benadryl to counteract my allergies to painkillers so I don't itch myself to death. I'm  living off of my clear liquid diet and still cannot seem to go to the bathroom, now that part is miserable! I wish I could do number 2 but I guess my body is just healing and right now it's hard to do number 1 let alone to due to the medications they gave me. I feel like I'm going to start updating my status more and keep updating also by pictures too. I wish everybody luck who is also getting their surgery this month or in the near future!

  12. Tierra T Tij

    Why Can't I Get Gastric Bypass?

    I switched my insurances (couldn't get back on my dad's but this insurance I have right now is okay) and I switched doctors, my current doctor referred me immediately for wls due to the fact I needed foot surgery from a prior injury and they think it would save my foot problems if I lost some weight so...
  13. My weight loss surgery is May 15th of this year. I'm excited and nervous, along with going through a slew of emotions. It's hard right now for me but I think it will pay off in the end.
  14. How do people going about dark sad feelings when doing the gastric bypass diet when you have zero friends or family who support you? I've been having this problem and it has been a struggle. I feel very alone and when I'm lonely and sad I want to eat but I know I cannot emotional eat. On top of that my wls surgery is May 15th so I cannot afford to do that. I feel like I've been feeling a million emotions at once. It's very hard for me these few weeks between not being able to eat much, only liking water and ice and it hurts to swallow due to my bad allergies, I'm just miserable! I just feel like I wish I had more people to vent to about these feelings besides my bariatric journal or my psychologist. I notice when I talk out my emotions it's better instead of feeling them because they derail me tremendously.
  15. Tierra T Tij

    Why Can't I Get Gastric Bypass?

    Current Update: Well I was just reading back and I've come a long way from this, I finally got approved for WLS the 3rd time but this time I have an actual surgery date for 05/15/18. I'm so excited after 4 years, I'm finally getting somewhere. This post was at one of my lowest points and I'm glad to know there are people who understand and/or are going through the same thing.