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About Shrinkinqtpi

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    Aspiring Evangelist
  • Birthday 06/01/1974

About Me

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    I am a transplanted teacher now located in Katy, Texas. My roots were originally planted in the Pacific Northwest. I have had a lifelong struggle with weight and am ready to conquer my bad habits and live life instead of watching it pass me by.
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    swimming, family, furry family members, learning, teaching, and laughing - will never pass up a game night with good friends
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    Teacher - Middle School (gotta love 'em!)
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  1. Shrinkinqtpi

    Iron Deficiency

    Hello Everyone! Getting an RNY has been a great journey that I would do again in a heartbeat. Success whether measured in dress sizes or comorbidities has been success all the way around (Haha! English teacher punny). Unfortunately, iron absorption is not keeping up with daily life and the Docs are concerned (BTW - this is the only concern as all of my comorbidities are out of the picture). Currently undergoing testing for poor iron absorption; it is consistently low. My concern at this point is going to a hematologist for iron therapies or blood transfusions and what the therapies will involve. Any experience with this?
  2. Shrinkinqtpi

    Time Off Work

    I was off for 5 days before going back half days. This is not typical and you should listen to your doctor and your body throughout this process. Your procedures will take a lot out of you and there is no way to know for sure how you will respond... The doc will tell you 6 to 8 weeks, but you have a say in your treatment. I did not take narcotics. Could drive safely and was told so by my doctor. One day at a time. You can do this!
  3. Surgery has left me unable to process cholesterol. As a result, I am eating as my NUT has suggested... the rainbow and happily losing weight as expected. Low iron at this point is my only concern based on blood tests. It is new living on occasional fish and primarily cheese and veggies. Loving the changes though!

  4. Shrinkinqtpi

    How soon did you return to work?

    I went back to work 5 days after surgery working half days. It completely depends on you and your doctor's choice of medicating you. He said I could go back and pre-planned my medications so I could go without being dangerous to myself or others. He let me drive too.
  5. It has been 5 months since RNY surgery. HW: 381 SW: 330 CW: 254 GW: 150 Seeing differences in sizes is completely different than the side-by-side pictures which were surprising. It is healing to see this and cannot imagine seeing the one year pics!
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  7. Feeling sassy and perky in my first ever Victoria's Secret Bra! Lovin' the NSV!

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    2. highfunctioningfatman


      First off, congratulations on your new bra! I order them for my sweetie off eBay quite a bit. Always look for new with tags. Second, I used to drive school bus and I see that you are a saint and have more strength than Popeye in a spinach field on amphetamines. I mean a middle school teacher. My hat is off to you.

    3. Djmohr


      Congratulations! I remember having that NSV. The fact that i could buy bras in a store designed for everyone but a plus size. Now i love shopping....it doesnt matter if it is bras, panties, clothing, shoes......i could go on and on.....

    4. KristenLe


      I can't even imagine! That's awesome!!! Congrats!

  8. Shrinkinqtpi

    YOGA-I am a beginner any advice

    I'm ready too. I found a beginning class at the YMCA on Saturdays. I will start next week. Surgery was 8/3. I asked my doc when I can strength train or try yoga and his PA said this week as I start eating solid foods. I think my healing rate is faster as I had to... went back to work the week after surgery. I'm sharing because the connection between solid foods and increased exercise may be important. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  9. How did everything turn our? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. Surgery was on 8/3. I was back to work for half days 8/8. The first days were rough. Naps in the afternoons. I lost a lot of weight the first week (10+) but it was tough. Energy really returned the following week. For me, energy returned 2.5 weeks after surgery. Thank God! School started the following week (and my University classes started too). Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    When did you start doing poop?

    I talked to my doctor and he prescribed a gentle laxative to help. Was better that night. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Can't sleep anymore..

    Getting up earlier has helped me. I used to get up around 6:00 and now it is aground 5:00. By the time I get home and do my evening routine, I am exhausted. sleep around 9:30/10:00 sleep pulls me to the pillow. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Never Hungry.

    I had a hernia repair and RNY 8/3/16 and have not felt hungry at all since. I theorize that I had the benefit of hunger center intervention through the procedure. Instead I will lose focus/energy; dizziness; cloudiness as an indication to eat. There are other signs and symptoms. Listen to your body. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    water & proteins

    How are you doing now? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    For the ladies

    I had RNY 8/3 and my first cycle snuck up on me with little pain and heavy flow for about 4 days. Everyone is different - keep listening to your body and asking questions. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App

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