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About katie09/21/2016

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  1. katie09/21/2016

    Hair loss 1 year out

    I'm not here to fight either. I'm like the least confrontational person you will ever meet! And I don't think people are here to attack me - I am not paranoid & I don't need prayers for my wayward soul...I'm simply pointing out how some of the attitudes can come across and how this in turn is NOT helpful to anyone. If my grandmother, mother or aunt spoke in terms of telling people they are full of crap just for the sake of it I would sound them out too. I am a mother too & I'm probably not as young as you think (33). But I get what you are saying here. It's ok for the leaders to make mistakes - and its ok to be humble and say "yeah ok, that was a pretty poor move" or "I get where you are coming from". I witnessed a perfect example of this on another post today with one of your named warriors & I have much respect for this person and I learnt something from it. I think your posts add a lot to the forums & my original bee in the bonnet wasn't really directed at you. So I am not sure if we can see eye to eye on this, or if it's agree to disagree - either way your hug is much appreciated and well received - thankyou Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  2. katie09/21/2016

    Bai Drinks

    I get it from Walmart or Safeway. It's usually near the Vitamin Water & sports drinks Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  3. katie09/21/2016

    Hair loss 1 year out

    Yep. The fight and struggle is real - I am living that. That's why it's unhelpful to see people cutting into others for no reason. I see repeat offenders and I realize I'm probably going to get lynched off the forums just because I spoke up about something I think is distasteful (HOW DARE I!). I Have tons of respect for some of the "warrior" names listed: I see strength and humility in those people & I enjoy reading their posts. I get so fed up with the people who just are nasty for the sake of being nasty. There are elements on the forums are proving to be a reflection of society: it's a "shut up you fat b*tch, be seen and not heard while us thinner and wiser souls have the floor and dictate the terms". That's what this is coming across to me as. I'm bracing for the attack now - all because I pointed out it's not helpful to tell someone their surgeon is "full of crap". Maybe I can come back when I'm thinner and I will be "allowed" to speak up? Scary journey indeed. Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  4. katie09/21/2016

    Hair loss 1 year out

    You joined one month ago. This is a COMMUNITY of HELP. Maybe we get snarky trying to save lives with people here and sending them to ER visits. YOu tell me one other place you can go for help. NOWHERE. I can barely reach my surgeons nurse in the past three years. I know when to go to the ER. I am older and have pushed past the BS with my surgeon, but a 20 year old does not have my experience. Disrepctful is NOT OUR AGENDA. We are leaders, not nurseries for infants. Give me. Break, I am so offended. Saving lives by telling people their doctors/surgeons are "full of crap" over Vitamins for hair loss?? Ummmm no. You can try and put me in my place with your "I am a leader" speech but the leaders and people I respect in here don't rip people apart for sharing their experience or surgeons advice. I'm not going to let you steamroll me because I pointed out something that is basically a sh*t move and being rude for no reason. Yes, I only joined the community a month ago and I'm still earning my stripes I guess, but just because you are older and have more time in here doesn't give you a free pass to be rude to someone who is sharing information. ITS NOT HELPFUL. But please, let move aside and you continue "saving lives" with your snarkiness. PEACE Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  5. katie09/21/2016

    Hair loss 1 year out

    I'm probably going to get strung up and whipped for this comment but I'm going to risk life & limb here regardless.... I have a lot of respect for the veteran weightloss folk. You guys are very inspiring & some of you have been beyond helpful. I like seeing the banter & joking and I am in no way easy offended by anything. What I don't like and I don't respect is the way some people just cut others to pieces in such a disrespectful way. It's one thing to advise bluntly that eating a taco or a pork chop is a bad idea (*tacogate*) - that's fair. It's really not necessary tell someone that their doctor or surgeon or whatever is full of crap when sharing information on this public forum - perhaps those things that didn't work for you might work for someone else? It's really sh*tty to see people treating other people like that. I've had enough of that as a fat person. So, letting the whipping begin.... Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  6. katie09/21/2016

    Hair loss 1 year out

    Why no zinc? I've never heard that Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  7. katie09/21/2016

    What is your favorite snack?

    OH NO!!! NO!!!!! Oh yes lol. Pregnant taste buds are a thing of wonder & disgust!! I promise I don't do this in my non-pregnant state. (Vegemite is difficult & expensive to source in the USA ) Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  8. katie09/21/2016

    What is your favorite snack?

    I ate pickles dipped in vegemite when I was pregnant my husband said he had major regrets in marrying an Australian during that time. I can't wait to get off restrictions and dive into the pickle jar one day (slowly and carefully of course!). Some really great snack ideas in this thread! Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  9. Congratulations on your success! This is very inspiring Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  10. katie09/21/2016

    Bai Drinks

    I drink them, but mixed with Water. So half bai, half water/ice. My nausea was so bad in the days after surgery and the watermelon one was the only thing I could get down besides pedialyte. I was sleeved on 9/21. It takes me an entire day & night to get through a bottle. I basically use it to flavor water - I hate crystalite it's tastes like sh*t to me. The ones I get are only 5 calories per serving 1 gram of sugar. The only thing about these that might not be "acceptable" is that some of them contain a small amount of caffeine. Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  11. katie09/21/2016

    Can I have some yogurt now ?!

    I'm actually in the USA every surgeons plan is completely different. There are 4 surgeons who work out if the center I go to & they all have slightly different ideas on nutrition! Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  12. katie09/21/2016

    September 2016 Post VSG Updates

    Thanks for your support! My nausea has pretty much disappeared (thankfully!!) I'm going ok, recovery is a bit trickier than I expected but not bad considering most of my guts were chopped out Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  13. katie09/21/2016

    Can I have some yogurt now ?!

    1 - 2 ounces of plain Greek yoghurt is included in my 2 weeks post-op "full liquid" diet. Even with this in my plan I'm so over the liquid stage so I understand what you are feeling. I would say always follow your surgeons advice - especially if you only have one day before you check in. Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  14. I got mine 20 minutes before my surgery started! I asked to run into the bathroom one last time before surgery and...SURPRISE! It was annoying but the staff didn't even blink I guess it's pretty common. If you have ever had a baby they give you basically the same underwear/pads as you get post baby. Doesn't have any impact on the surgery at all it just wasn't fun afterwards because I did not come out of surgery feeling well at all & it was just another thing I had to deal with...I was feeling very sorry for myself on many fronts! lol but honestly it was fine Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  15. katie09/21/2016

    Cold before surgery

    I had a cold the week before my surgery & I just pushed fluids & Vitamin c with zinc like crazy!! It cleared up a couple days before surgery so I was good to go, but I really feel like it made my recovery a tiny bit harder because I was so run down. Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App

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