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  1. Redmaxx

    3 Years

    I guess all I need to worry about now is the IPMN. I have to wait until 20 Nov 2019 for the MRCP. It is the longest hour ever laying in that machine that sounds like it is try to tear itself apart.
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    Emergency Surgery

    So I dropped off the surgical notes, blood results from the hospital, CT scan results and blood work done by my bariatric surgeon to my primary doctor's office and asked them to have him review and put in my file. I haven't heard back from my primary so I called today and talked to one of the medical assistants who said, "You need to come in for a face to face with the doctor." So now I am going to my primary on Wednesday. I know my bariatric surgeons office is looking at the blood work from a nutritional standpoint, but from what I looked up on WebMD what they told me isn't right. My iron is low and my ferritin level is very high (they said to take iron, but I shouldn't be taking iron) (and the medical assistant agreed). So now besides having a possible IPMN on my pancreas there maybe something else wrong. We shall see.
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    2 Year Checkup

    Thank you.
  4. Redmaxx

    Checking in

    UPDATE: Today I am finally feeling better, but I still really don't have an appetite to speak of. I see my surgeon for my two year check up and if things don't get better I will talk to him.
  5. Redmaxx

    WLS Veteran's Forum

    Question: How do you get to post in the WLS Veteran's Forum? I know you need to at least be 18 months out (which I am). I messaged Alex but he never replied.
  6. Redmaxx

    Snow, snow and more snow

    So Saturday we got about 4 - 5 inches of snow in Detroit. Today we are supposed to get another 4 - 6 inches. I need to retire and move South for the winters. LOL. Everyone be safe shoveling (if you live in an area that gets snow) and try to stay warm (I know that it is hard to do after WLS).
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    Weight Loss Chart

    I was surfing the internet when I came across this weight loss chart. So far I have lost the weight of a new born calf. Your weight loss = 1 pound = a Guinea Pig 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs 3 pounds = an average human brain 4 pounds = an ostrich egg 5 pounds = a Chihuahua 6 pounds = a human skin 7.5 pounds = an average newborn 8 pounds = a human head 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year 11 pounds = an average housecat 12 pounds = a Bald Eagle 15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs 16 pounds = a sperm whale's brain 20 pounds = an automobile tire 23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year 24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream 25 pounds = an average 2 year old 30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year 33 pounds = a cinder block 36 pounds = a mid-size microwave 40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of Water or an average human leg 44 pounds = an elephants heart 50 pounds = a small bale of hay 55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner 60 pounds = an elephants penis 66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year 70 pounds = an Irish Setter 77 pounds = a gold brick 80 pounds = the Worlds Largest Ball of Tape 90 pounds = a newborn calf 100 pounds = a 2 month old horse 111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year 117 pounds = an average fashion model (and shes 5'11") 118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica 120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month 130 pounds = a newborn giraffe 138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year 140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year 144 pounds = an average adult woman (and shes 5'4½") 150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary 187 pounds = an average adult man 200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds 235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger 300 pounds = an average football lineman 400 pounds = a Welsh pony
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    Surgery Cancelled and Giving Up

    So sorry to hear this. I am sending prayers and good thoughts your way. I hope that it works out for you.
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    Surgery was the EASY part

    The more time that goes by the easier it gets. I am not going to lie, it sucks the first few months, but then you get used to it and you know what you need to do. Keep up the great work, your weight loss surgery family (us) are here to help and give you the extra support that you need.
  10. I didn't setup a goal, my surgeon just told me, "This is the weight I would like you at." No fuss, no mess. LOL. Look up on the BMI scale and see where you "should" be. You should be happy with where you end up (your goal). Don't listen to others when they tell you that you have lost too much weight or that you need to eat more or that this whole 7 layer chocolate cake won't hurt you. Most of all I would recommend talking to your surgeon or your primary doctor as to where you should be. Good luck to you, even though the weight loss journey is yours, don't forget that you will always have support here with us (your WLS family).
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    First 5K walk completed

    My wife and I completed our first official 5K walk on Sunday. We completed it in 56 minutes 38 seconds. I could have run it but my wife thinks she cant run so I walked it with her. It was fun and I am sure that we will do it again in the future.
  12. I hate to say it but I am to the point where I just want everyone to leave me alone. I know what I need to do, I know how I want to look and I know (with my surgeons help) what is best for me. I appreciate that people are concerned, curious or whatever, but the comments get real old real quick. I think what really did me in was when one person said, Its not AIDS is it? I thought we all learned in Kindergarten to keep our hands and feet to our selves and if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything.
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    Started using the C25K app from Zennlabs. I did really good. It didn't seem to be too hard.
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    VA Sleep Center Doctor

    UPDATE: Here we are almost 7 weeks since the sleep study and still no report or letter or phone call about the sleep study. Maybe I should just stop using the CPAP machine and when I go to my next appointment (24 August 2017) tell them since I never heard anything I "assumed" that I didn't need it anymore?
  15. It is all mind over matter. You don't mind and it don't matter. Be truthful. People always think the worst when they hear psych exam. You will do fine.
  16. Redmaxx

    When your RNY stops working...

    We had one in group a few months ago who was about 1 1/2 months post op sleeve and was eating M&Ms.
  17. Redmaxx

    Plastics done :)

    We have a plastic surgeon coming to our next support group meeting. I for one am interested in what he has to say.
  18. Redmaxx

    Big enormous Secret

    I tried that but rumors quickly spread that I was sick. Congratulations on keeping it a secret.
  19. Haven't lost hair and yesterday was 7 months post op for me. Only taking calcium citrate, iron, multivitamin and weekly B12.
  20. Congratulations! You look great.
  21. Redmaxx

    100 Pounds Lost Pin

    So my support group awards you with a pin for 100 pounds lost or 1 year since your surgery. Last night I received my pin for 100 pounds lost (two days short of 7 months). I will wear this with pride on my Veterans of Foreign Wars Uniform Hat to remind me of my journey.
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    Try to keep a positive attitude. 31 pounds in three months is over 10 pounds a month. Take a photo of yourself pre-op and put a photo of yourself now next to it. You should see a difference. Sometimes you lose inches and not weight. Keep positive and stay on track. Everyone's weight loss journey is their own. You will lose weight at your own rate. Don't judge your weight loss against anyone else.
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    Anyone get new ink?

    Has anyone gotten some new ink to celebrate and/or commemorate their WLS? Thinking of getting something but not sure what yet. Was thinking maybe a kangaroo (since I am a pouch). Please let me know if you did and if possible post a photo of it. Thanks.
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    100 Pounds Lost Pin

    Thank you. It has been a "fun" journey.
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    No support

    That is pretty jacked up. Maybe you need to call them and ask WTF? If they don't want to help maybe it is time to shop around to find another surgeon that would be willing to take you on.

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