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ValerieInMexico

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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from sillykitty in Things I am bringing for my out of town recovery   
    So helpful! I think I will book my bnb a few days earlier, even though I will not be there, and load it up so I will not need to move stuff from the hotel to the bnb. I keep forgetting I will have help. I am so independent, and I see there is no way I could do this on my own.
    SillyKitty you are the most organized of patients! I will print off your list!

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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from amithistrose in Brachioplasty (arm lift) - are you happy with the results?   
    That is a very helpful post. I will have an arm lift, next year. It is a tough decision to make.
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from Lizzziee in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    Thanks for sharing with us. I am a person who tries to get off pain medication, post surgery, as soon as possible. I think I might reconsider. I have friends staying with me and it also might make it easier on them if I sleep well. So, I will be keeping that in my thoughts. Really thrilled for you. How is your Mom doing? Its so good that she could come with you. Moms are special. Even if they can be annoying at times!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from sillykitty in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    I hope you recover quickly! Its very encouraging to hear about your experience! I hope the recovery is not too painful and that you are thrilled with your results!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from RaeSavage in I feel so stupid right now....   
    You will be able to eat soon enough. Just try and get busy distracting yourself. Once the weight comes off, you can try on clothes and see how great your progress is and then the sacrifice will be easier.
    Remember, you will be able to eat food again, but in moderation. Keep busy so time will go by faster!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from Lizzziee in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    Thanks for sharing with us. I am a person who tries to get off pain medication, post surgery, as soon as possible. I think I might reconsider. I have friends staying with me and it also might make it easier on them if I sleep well. So, I will be keeping that in my thoughts. Really thrilled for you. How is your Mom doing? Its so good that she could come with you. Moms are special. Even if they can be annoying at times!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from Lizzziee in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    Thanks for sharing with us. I am a person who tries to get off pain medication, post surgery, as soon as possible. I think I might reconsider. I have friends staying with me and it also might make it easier on them if I sleep well. So, I will be keeping that in my thoughts. Really thrilled for you. How is your Mom doing? Its so good that she could come with you. Moms are special. Even if they can be annoying at times!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from Lizzziee in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    Thanks for sharing with us. I am a person who tries to get off pain medication, post surgery, as soon as possible. I think I might reconsider. I have friends staying with me and it also might make it easier on them if I sleep well. So, I will be keeping that in my thoughts. Really thrilled for you. How is your Mom doing? Its so good that she could come with you. Moms are special. Even if they can be annoying at times!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from Lizzziee in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    Thanks for sharing with us. I am a person who tries to get off pain medication, post surgery, as soon as possible. I think I might reconsider. I have friends staying with me and it also might make it easier on them if I sleep well. So, I will be keeping that in my thoughts. Really thrilled for you. How is your Mom doing? Its so good that she could come with you. Moms are special. Even if they can be annoying at times!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from Lizzziee in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    Thanks for sharing with us. I am a person who tries to get off pain medication, post surgery, as soon as possible. I think I might reconsider. I have friends staying with me and it also might make it easier on them if I sleep well. So, I will be keeping that in my thoughts. Really thrilled for you. How is your Mom doing? Its so good that she could come with you. Moms are special. Even if they can be annoying at times!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from sillykitty in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    I hope you recover quickly! Its very encouraging to hear about your experience! I hope the recovery is not too painful and that you are thrilled with your results!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from RaeSavage in I feel so stupid right now....   
    You will be able to eat soon enough. Just try and get busy distracting yourself. Once the weight comes off, you can try on clothes and see how great your progress is and then the sacrifice will be easier.
    Remember, you will be able to eat food again, but in moderation. Keep busy so time will go by faster!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from FluffyChix in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    I am so happy for you!!!! It makes me hopeful. I hate pain meds.... I know I will need them, but I like to get off of them as soon as possible. My Surgery is 5 weeks away! My good news is I have a place to stay for my second week. A friend invited me to stay at her house sit, with the approval of the host. It is so kind of them. I want to have the drains out before going to anyones home.
    Can you tell me, when will you have your drains out?
  14. Hugs
    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from RaeSavage in I feel so stupid right now....   
    You will be able to eat soon enough. Just try and get busy distracting yourself. Once the weight comes off, you can try on clothes and see how great your progress is and then the sacrifice will be easier.
    Remember, you will be able to eat food again, but in moderation. Keep busy so time will go by faster!
  15. Like
    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from FluffyChix in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    I am so happy for you!!!! It makes me hopeful. I hate pain meds.... I know I will need them, but I like to get off of them as soon as possible. My Surgery is 5 weeks away! My good news is I have a place to stay for my second week. A friend invited me to stay at her house sit, with the approval of the host. It is so kind of them. I want to have the drains out before going to anyones home.
    Can you tell me, when will you have your drains out?
  16. Hugs
    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from RaeSavage in I feel so stupid right now....   
    You will be able to eat soon enough. Just try and get busy distracting yourself. Once the weight comes off, you can try on clothes and see how great your progress is and then the sacrifice will be easier.
    Remember, you will be able to eat food again, but in moderation. Keep busy so time will go by faster!
  17. Like
    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from FluffyChix in My Plastic Surgery Thread   
    I am so happy for you!!!! It makes me hopeful. I hate pain meds.... I know I will need them, but I like to get off of them as soon as possible. My Surgery is 5 weeks away! My good news is I have a place to stay for my second week. A friend invited me to stay at her house sit, with the approval of the host. It is so kind of them. I want to have the drains out before going to anyones home.
    Can you tell me, when will you have your drains out?
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from FluffyChix in Lightheaded. Not orthostatic hypotension   
    I had low hemoglobin, due to low Iron. Needed a blood transfusion. O was light headed.
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from AZhiker in Having a flaming meltdown... help!!!   
    Freeze your turkey dinner into three small dinners for a month after surgery. Meanwhile, smell the wonderful aromas. Maybe make yourself a delicious turkey broth you can sip while people are eating. There will be many years to enjoy your favorite recipes. You will just be having a bite of each thing!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from GreenTealael in Revision surgery in four days.   
    Hi. Do you have a support group for post surgery. I have never made it to my goal, but I am having the best 5 month run where I just keep losing, slowly. I am healthier than I have ever been. What is helping so much is that I joined a support group on line. There is nothing in my community and this has been a game changer. Weekly weighins, an accountability group, just helps so much!
    Hey, I am 63 and pain free from changes to my eating and working with a personal trainer. You sound motivated and I bet this is your time! Best of luck!!!!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from GreenTealael in Revision surgery in four days.   
    Hi. Do you have a support group for post surgery. I have never made it to my goal, but I am having the best 5 month run where I just keep losing, slowly. I am healthier than I have ever been. What is helping so much is that I joined a support group on line. There is nothing in my community and this has been a game changer. Weekly weighins, an accountability group, just helps so much!
    Hey, I am 63 and pain free from changes to my eating and working with a personal trainer. You sound motivated and I bet this is your time! Best of luck!!!!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from AZhiker in Having a flaming meltdown... help!!!   
    Freeze your turkey dinner into three small dinners for a month after surgery. Meanwhile, smell the wonderful aromas. Maybe make yourself a delicious turkey broth you can sip while people are eating. There will be many years to enjoy your favorite recipes. You will just be having a bite of each thing!
  23. Thanks
    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from sillykitty in Things I am bringing for my out of town recovery   
    So helpful! I think I will book my bnb a few days earlier, even though I will not be there, and load it up so I will not need to move stuff from the hotel to the bnb. I keep forgetting I will have help. I am so independent, and I see there is no way I could do this on my own.
    SillyKitty you are the most organized of patients! I will print off your list!

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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from allwet in Non Scale Victories   
    I bought a bike about two months ago, and my big goal was to have enough confidence to go on long bike rides alone. I was too nervous. I would get on my bike and feel so unsteady. I would not go alone. Just short rides with friends. Yesterday morning, I woke up and just did it. I had been praying for help, and signed up for a cycling confidence course beginning Sept 4th, but I wanted to be steady and sure enough to join the class and not slow them down.
    I took my bike to a near by parking lot and practiced, got used to the gears, did figure 8s, and then took off to the nearest bike path. 45 minutes later..... I felt like a 12 year old. I could stop, get up, get down, turn corners, go fast, go up a hill, down a hill.... go over bumps! I came home and just had tears rolling down my face.
    Working out in the gym, improving my balance, losing weight..... and the inspiration of people here, really helped.

    That was NSV 1. NSV 2 is that I have 10 bottles of fine wine club wines in my house and my car that I did not touch for weeks now. Today is the day I take them to a family reunion, to share (give away) to everyone. I DO NOT MISS Wine!!!! That was the toughest thing to give up!
    I feel blessed!
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    ValerieInMexico got a reaction from allwet in Non Scale Victories   
    I bought a bike about two months ago, and my big goal was to have enough confidence to go on long bike rides alone. I was too nervous. I would get on my bike and feel so unsteady. I would not go alone. Just short rides with friends. Yesterday morning, I woke up and just did it. I had been praying for help, and signed up for a cycling confidence course beginning Sept 4th, but I wanted to be steady and sure enough to join the class and not slow them down.
    I took my bike to a near by parking lot and practiced, got used to the gears, did figure 8s, and then took off to the nearest bike path. 45 minutes later..... I felt like a 12 year old. I could stop, get up, get down, turn corners, go fast, go up a hill, down a hill.... go over bumps! I came home and just had tears rolling down my face.
    Working out in the gym, improving my balance, losing weight..... and the inspiration of people here, really helped.

    That was NSV 1. NSV 2 is that I have 10 bottles of fine wine club wines in my house and my car that I did not touch for weeks now. Today is the day I take them to a family reunion, to share (give away) to everyone. I DO NOT MISS Wine!!!! That was the toughest thing to give up!
    I feel blessed!
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