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ColleenErin1974

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from PaulaUSN in What does it all mean?   
    I can tell you a few that may help:
    HW-Highest Weight
    CW-Current Weight
    SW-Surgery Day Weight
    GW-Goal Weight
    NUT-Nutritionist
    NSV-Non-Scale Victory
    These are a few I know! Good luck!🍀
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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from Joann454 in Fell and broke my foot! And surgery next week!   
    I'm doing ok. I will find out at my next orthopedic appointment if I need surgery on my foot. I'm almost feeling back to normal 12 days post op. I have my surgery follow up later today and get my staples out. Yay!
    Overall, I'm hanging in there and can't wait to be able to go on my walks again!


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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from PaulaUSN in What does it all mean?   
    I can tell you a few that may help:
    HW-Highest Weight
    CW-Current Weight
    SW-Surgery Day Weight
    GW-Goal Weight
    NUT-Nutritionist
    NSV-Non-Scale Victory
    These are a few I know! Good luck!🍀
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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to nursejenny07 in Plastics done :)   
    Had my first post op visit today. Everything is going great! Everything seems to be healing well. They think my drains (some if not all) will get to come out on Tuesday. Today they just cleaned the sites and put new stickers down to help hold them in place. Next Friday I'll get the tape removed from my incisions and start the scar care routine.

    I'm starting to be able to walk upright just a bit more, but not totally straight yet. They told me to play it by ear, and listen to my body. If I'm not feeling pain, I can continue to straighten up more.

    TMI - but I finally had a BM today. I ended up needing an enema, which I did at home. Really haven't been taking much as far as narcotics, but despite colace twice daily, Fiber, increased Fluid, Miralax, and two doses of milk of magnesia I still couldn't go. I was starting to get really uncomfortable to the point t it was causing some pain, so I decided to do the enema. It worked, and I felt to much better.

    I still tire out pretty quickly. I don't like being "lazy" but know I need to let my body heal so I rest frequently and take naps a lot. My husband has been so supportive and amazing helping with all the things I can't do. I'm really hoping by next week I'll have more stamina!

    After my visit I took my garments off to snap a quick update picture. Of course I'm still super swollen, but LOVING my results so far!

    This whole processing has been such a blessing, and can't wait to see continued changes as I heal more. [emoji173]️



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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from Darla J in Hospital stay for Gastric Bypass?   
    My surgery is 6/21 and have to stay 2 nights.



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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from skyeyes9520 in 100 pounds down...surgery this Wed June 21st   
    My surgery is June 21st also! Good luck! You look great!



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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from BgR72 in Can someone tell me what prescriptions are prescribed post op gastric bypass?   
    The injections are prefilled and one use per syringe. They are very easy to use.


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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from lindabalseca in Can someone tell me what prescriptions are prescribed post op gastric bypass?   
    My surgery is 6/21 and I got my scripts prior to this. I'm going to be on Lovenox for 3 weeks post op due to having blood clots in my lungs a couple years ago. I will also have Tylenol #3 liquid, Zofran, and Prilosec. I also have to take Vitamins and supplements.< br>

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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from combrat in Total Frustration...   
    Good luck at your appointment tomorrow! I wish you well and crossing my fingers for you! Let us know how it goes![emoji3]


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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from Marie1987 in 100% Overwhelmed/Excited!   
    Hello and welcome!
    First, you will need to go to a free seminar about WLS(weight loss surgery). Your PCP should be able to refer you to a bariatric doctor. Once you have a WLS doctor, you can call them and find out about the seminar and go to it. At the seminar you can ask about the different types of surgery available and any other questions you have.
    I don't know about the DS, but I'm scheduled for the RNY gastric bypass on 6/21/17. I got a book from the store on here. There are iBooks about the different versions of surgery. You can also do your own research on line. The more you educate yourself about these surgeries, the better off you'll be when it comes time to choose.
    This site is great. You can search subjects to read about most things WLS. Ask questions. Everyone here is going to know how you feel and understand your situation.
    Good luck!
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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from kad_82 in Dating horrors   
    Don't get down on yourself because of one person you never met. Know that they missed out on an opportunity to meet a strong and capable woman. If you want to be upfront to perspective dates than tell them what you're comfortable talking about. Some people are pass judgements before actually seeing the entire package.
    Smile and know you are beautiful and happy! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Good luck to you. You can do this.


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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to jenique in 21 Months out from my surgery and still losing weight! Pictures!   
    Wow, you look so beautiful and happy! [emoji1373][emoji1373][emoji1373][emoji173]️[emoji173]️[emoji173]️



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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to JupiterinVirgo in 21 Months out from my surgery and still losing weight! Pictures!   
    I want to thank you all for your positive comments and feedback! This place has helped me through this process since before I even had my surgery and I'm just so glad to have such a supportive virtual community that I can talk to about my weight loss and the challenges that sometimes come with it.



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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to JupiterinVirgo in 21 Months out from my surgery and still losing weight! Pictures!   
    After all this time, and all this work, I still love my sleeve even with everything that comes with it. I am still amazed at how my body cyclically and periodically continues to drop weight. I never dreamed that I would lose this much. I have left my stretch goal in the dust, because when I started it seemed unlikely I would ever reach it anyway even though it would still be considered 60 pounds overweight. I am now well beneath that and I am continuing. Here is a picture of before and present.

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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from kejamess in Incorrect Eating   
    Remember you are not alone in your struggle with food. If you feel the need to snack or eat what you shouldn't, reach out here and someone will be here to help. We've all been where you are and know it's hard. Keep your head up and remember everything you've had to do to get you where you are now. You can do this!


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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to Deactivatedfatgal in stories   
    I'm choosing to reclaim my strength and get backup, I have no complications and even if I do, I will deal with life as it comes my way. Thank you for the advice ladies. You have NO idea how you have helps me!
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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to OutsideMatchInside in Do you HAVE to follow a low carb diet?   
    You should eat in a way that you can keep eating forever without feeling deprived.
    I love eating Keto but it isn't for everyone. If a person feels deprived, then eating Keto or anything else is going to suck for them.
    I feel like people need a find a way to eat that doesn't feel like a diet, is easily sustainable for them, and doesn't encourage the idea of cheat meals or cheat days.
    If you aren't carb sensitive and can lose weight eating carbs then eat carbs. No one has to live your life or in your body but you. Most programs allow for carbs anyway.
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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to sgc in Do you HAVE to follow a low carb diet?   
    I never counted carbs and over 260 pounds lost later, I still don't count them.
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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to patroche in June Date Finally! Anyone Else?   
    Would love to. I am scheduled for June 19th


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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from hannah_621 in "Final" weigh in   
    Congratulations! You've worked hard to get here! It will go by fast, believe me. My surgery is less than a month away and it seems like a lifetime to get here. I started on 11/2/16 and that seemed like it took forever to get there. Now, it's already the end of May! Wow!
    Keep your spirits up and before you know it you'll have a surgery date!
    Good luck and take care.


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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from MarinaGirl in I have atleast 135lbs to lose!   
    I'm preop for the RNY gastric bypass. I personally can't have the sleeve because I have severe GERD and that can make it worse. Has your doctor recommended one over the other? You can research pros and cons of each surgery. I was told with the bypass I will lose more than the sleeve and be better in the long term. Everyone is different. Keep educating yourself and get all the info you can to help with the decision. Good luck! Let us know what you decide!


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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from MarinaGirl in I have atleast 135lbs to lose!   
    I'm preop for the RNY gastric bypass. I personally can't have the sleeve because I have severe GERD and that can make it worse. Has your doctor recommended one over the other? You can research pros and cons of each surgery. I was told with the bypass I will lose more than the sleeve and be better in the long term. Everyone is different. Keep educating yourself and get all the info you can to help with the decision. Good luck! Let us know what you decide!


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    ColleenErin1974 got a reaction from MarinaGirl in I have atleast 135lbs to lose!   
    I'm preop for the RNY gastric bypass. I personally can't have the sleeve because I have severe GERD and that can make it worse. Has your doctor recommended one over the other? You can research pros and cons of each surgery. I was told with the bypass I will lose more than the sleeve and be better in the long term. Everyone is different. Keep educating yourself and get all the info you can to help with the decision. Good luck! Let us know what you decide!


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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to LauriDJ in Total Frustration...   
    Sooooo today I called to find out what is going on. I was told that the intern talked to my therapist on Wed for about 30 minutes. So things just have to be cleared by her attending & I will get my final green light.
    Hopefully then I will get my surgery date! It just makes me mad, there were 14 days that she could have called my therapist & she didn't even bother. She waited until this week to finally call him. I mean I get it, I am NOT her only patient, but come on, really, you wait until 21 days after I seen you to call him?!?! REALLY?
    At least it's done, it's my final green light, so once I hear her say on the 31st that it's a go I will be elated!
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    ColleenErin1974 reacted to TTT in June Date Finally! Anyone Else?   
    My surgery is 2nd June. Only three days to go! Excited and nervous.

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