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About JMJames92

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  • Birthday 11/23/1992

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    My name is Joshua. I am 28 years old and in college to be an RN.
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    Reading, computers, hiking (casual), Netflix, meeting new people
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  1. I had a lot of pain immediately after my surgery for reasons that had to do with pain medication issues (it is detailed in a post that I made a while back). As soon as the pain meds started working the pain went down to basically nothing. I wouldn't imagine you're going to feel much pain at all, maybe just some discomfort for a little while. As for dry mouth, I did not experience any that I recall. I recommend just trying to drink or chew on ice when they tell you to. Good luck with everything and I wish you the best!
  2. I honestly have no idea why the weight came off so fast. I have always just kind of guessed it was because of my age. I did not lost any hair and I actually wasn't exercising at all for like the first year after my surgery. I was eating VERY little for a long time.
  3. Weight fell off ridiculously quickly in my first few months. Maybe too quick when considering how unhealthy it might have been for my body. In the first two weeks I lost about 30 pounds. I was ~270 pounds the day of my surgery (late August 2016) and by New Years Day 2017 I weighed around 180lbs. I plateaued here for a while but after a month to a month and a half the weight started coming off again, much slower this time. I actually ended up losing too much weight. At my lowest weight I was 133lbs at 5'8" tall. Luckily I was able to slowly start putting weight back on to get myself to a healthier weight. Until I weighed over 150lbs I looked too skinny. I looked like I was sick or anorexic. I am putting a picture in which I was pretty close to my lowest weight attached to this post.
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    Well if he is ever unavailable... 🤣😋
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    Weight loss Insecurity...

    As @Arabesque said, there are many factors at play. I don't know how much you weigh, how old you are, etc. I can say that while I do have loose skin on my arms, you would never know by just looking at me. I can pinch my skin and stretch it way out, but if I am not doing that, it looks pretty much like it is not loose. I did have my surgery pretty young, age 23, so that absolutely effected my outcome. Anyway, good luck! I hope this weight loss journey goes well for you.
  6. I am sorry that you had to go through that. Do you mind if I ask if your friends that have treated you this way are overweight? If so they are probably jealous that you are losing weight and they are having difficulty losing theirs. I always find it funny, too, when people talk about bariatric surgery as cheating. It's like, "I had a health issue and I had a medical procedure done so that I could correct that issue". Is someone with cancer being a cheater if they have surgery to remove a tumor?
  7. As the people above me said, I also had no issue taking pills after surgery. The only thing that may be different for a while is that you won't be able to take a lot of pills at once. So if you need to take 3 pills, you might have to take 1 and then wait a while and take the next one, and so on. It will get easier though as time goes on and eventually it won't be a problem taking multiple pills at once.
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    I don't know if that is a good thing or not 😆
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    This is the outfit I wore to a snow park with my parents, sister, niece, and nephew 3 days ago. Complete with snow gloves and UGGS snow boots 😋
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    Drinking fluids

    That is the one thing I actually miss still from before I had my surgery. On a hot day I would fill a large glass of water and chug the whole thing down and then fill it again and chug it again. I had my surgery ~4.5 years ago and I still cannot drink all that much water at a time. I can drink maybe 6-8oz of water at once but it makes me feel very full and uncomfortable so I do not do that. I think it's probably better to not wait so long in between drinks and then drink tons of water all at once anyway.
  11. The reason I decided to have my surgery when I was so young was because I was still on my parents insurance plan until I turned 26 and they always had phenomenal insurance so I figured it was now or never. I think having it young made the weight loss and recovery process much easier anyway so it worked out very well for me.
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    Tips please on starting purees

    This vanilla custard is so good! I ate it all the time when I was in the puree stage.
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    Water intake?

    I remember after my surgery it was recommended to take a sip of water every 5 minutes to make sure I stayed hydrated. That worked for me back then. As time went on I stopped doing that, as I am able to drink more water at once when I get thirsty. The whole 64 oz of water a day or (insert number) amount of water per day is not true. Obviously we need water and when we are unable to take a lot in at a time we need to follow some strict guidelines to not get dehydrated, but when that no longer applies, your thirst response is a very good indicator of when you should drink water and how much you should drink.
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    Pooping all the time now!

    The medication is Suboxone and I take it as a medication assisted treatment because I am a recovering heroin addict. Technically I could go off of it but I never had any success with staying clean before I started taking Suboxone, now I have nearly 7 years clean. A little constipation is a low price to pay for that. It used to be a lot worse too, but I have since lowered my dose and it is more manageable. I used to go 2, sometimes 3, weeks between bowel movements. I am planning on lowering my dose a little more over the course of the next year or so. Maybe it will get even more manageable
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    Pooping all the time now!

    I'm so jealous of how often you guys defecate! 🤣 I take a medication that causes severe constipation so I am lucky if I go twice a week. That's with the help of miralax too. I am still surprised with how small my bowel movements are though. Before my surgery, their length and diameter were much larger. I guess when you eat a lot less food, a lot less waste needs to come out.