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Frustr8 last won the day on November 25

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About Frustr8

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  • Birthday 12/26/1945

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    knitting and handicrafts, poetry, helping others through life
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    Mount Vernon
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  1. Frustr8

    TPN and nausea

    And finally after staying home all day because I didn't want to miss the delivery man , UPS showed up at 6 pm, after I stayed home all day. Today was 10% off for senior citizens at my favorite meat market, now I missed it. Drat them, they only sent a partial shipment, so after I return from blood draw, I'll be waiting again. Be nice if they would show up during daylight hours, my back step doesn't have a light, another thing to mention to my landlord or son, maybe mention it with my. January rent?
  2. Frustr8

    Puking: Post-Op vs. Pre-Op

    Can you imagine breaking wind and having it echo? I have heard it jokingly called the🚽 Porcelain Palace, sounds as though yours could just be THAT!💩🚽
  3. Frustr8

    Puking: Post-Op vs. Pre-Op

    Usually the Campbell soup that causes the Dump deDump-Dump is 🍅 in fact quite notorious. I don't know if someone in the original got the pea-sized brain that tomatoes were bitter and so nasty that you had to add sugar and starch to the formula, nut they did it and some of us end up "reaping the whirlwind". And alas and alack, there we are!💦
  4. So @ Pamdi51, did things finally start going,your way and working well? Is there anymore to the story?
  5. Frustr8

    August bypassers/sleevers

    @Aidanog, are you still monitoring? I had an PICC line installed on November 29th 2018. I have had stomal stricture and jejunem ulcers, am now on TRN to see if the increased protein levels will help my body heal them. I have a endoscopy scheduled December 28th, maybe we will get good reports, the endocopies on October 12,26th,November 9th,and 28th were not good, so we shall see. Hey thanks for being a PICC nurse, my team at Ohio State University were wonderful, the installation was very smooth, very painless and my basilic vein seemed to be happy to cooperate.Hey have a Dynomite December and I hope you're still around÷
  6. Oh it is going to happen , and at least you don't have to resort to. a PICC line like me. Wouldn't it be groovy if we are both better within a month? Take your Carafate, I will too, much as I HATE the chalky old stuff, it could've,helping heal me. I now have 240 or so on board, when I picked up my meds after I got back to Mount Vernon, there was another tall bottle, guess i dont mind THAT much, copay is only $1,25. So each and every day, 4 get dissolved and down the hatch, at a minimum I have them for 3 months ordered. I just think they taste like drinking flour water!
  7. Frustr8

    TPN and nausea

    Well heard from my TPN coordi ator, yeah I do have one, her Name is Kelly and she's at Option Care in Columbus Ohio, she doesn't realize I know but she's closer to Worthington by her prefix. Among my other work journeys I was a Long Distance Phone operator for quite a while. Anyway based on my last blood draws for the next couple nights I will be on clear instead of milky liquid, and if tomorrow does okay I may go from a 14 hour pump cycle to a 12, that's what I was on before coming home. Soon I be starting to be making progress and its a minor victory but one anyway! so Yippee for ME!
  8. Oh you didn't get that size in one day, so it will take a good while to go down, but you have made a Great Great start and remember we believe on YPU, we know you can and will do it. Small increments can make a bid change. Never give up on yourself!
  9. Frustr8

    Random Midnight Vomiting?

    And I had a small child who was on it for duodenal spasms. I always thought it smelled a little minty from the times he would urp up on me. And I think it may be somewhere in the opioid family,minor league but still qualified to attend the Family Reunion.
  10. And congratulations to you also LynnV1964, you always make my day better. Love them postings!
  11. Frustr8


    You know it is great to read these threads, not saying surgeons and the bariatric staff generals aren't great, they are but sometimes the humble footsoldier in the Weight Wars has the Best Ideas!💊
  12. Never Binge Again, I'll start looking around, see if I can find a cheap enough copy, might try my local library system. If I can't find one, it will be one of the first items I buy in 2019.
  13. Frustr8

    100 lbs in under a year?

    Danke leibling, in the midst of bewilderment I do try. Did I ever tell you my story of why I am a 🐝bumblebee? Okay Thebumblebee is aerodynamically impossible, his little wings are too short to hold up his fat little body. But no one EVER TOLD him this so he just keeps on flying. People thought it was much too late in life for me to attempt surgery, let alone be successful. And like the bumblebee I just keep on flying and flying, trying to fly a straight course, trying to achieve a ✌ victory against all the doubters, nay-sayers and ones with flyswatters who wanted to put me down. And it has been a bitter, hard-won victory, I used to want to be like this one or that one,but finally I came to realize I am a good bumblebee,there is room for me to be me and that is Good Enough for me at the finish🐝
  14. Frustr8

    100 lbs in under a year?

    🐭🐺Fluffy Chix calls this emjoi Jazz Hands , I call it a hug from ME to You and we both may be correct, just heard from my TPN dietician, yeah got my own, her name is Kelly that since my blood work shows I am at least trying to eat, for 2 nights I go to a clear formula, no fats so it won't look milky like baby formula anymore, and there is a possibility I may decrease length of feeding from 14 hours to 12, depends on what my Thursday blood draw says. Surprise, I NEVER KNEW it could talk! But she, and by extension Dr Noria are pleased , that's nice but ultimately I should be the one pleased, not them. I have been 2oz cupping down a strawberry shake, after 19 weeks of protein shakes my my palate is jaded, I am varying from one shake, 2 soups to 2 shakes, one soup, and liquids , vitamins, minerals, Dexilent, Zofran, Wellbutrin, Carafate in between . Tomkitten wants to sell one TV to make money at the pawnstore, I am resisting, I HATE pawnstore, check into cash places and all those liwlifes. Been trying to sell my very nice Kerosun heater worth $159 for $30, that would ensure he and I at least get our haircut for Christmas, next month will be better November I had those moving expenses, December I was in the hospital, had to buy meals for Tomkitten because he was loyal enough stay in Columbus with Me. Next month, should be early- mid, my insurance settlements will disperse, the ones originally set,to come August at latest but it he side drug their feet, they were and are a self- insurered entity, does the term" Big Box Store" ring a🔔 bell? Yep THEM People, the original pay low, sell High folk founded by a gentleman named Sam . Worked for them for over 11 years, showed up H***, High Water, Tornadoes, Cracked ribs, drug myself in, I believed in THEM, did they reurn the FAVOR? Nope, a full wallet has no conscience, consequently we Did Part company. Oh I miss my customers, especially the regulars, my former work area looks worse than a train wreck , try to not to look when I shop there, I do not miss the ungreatful lying for their own gain supervisors I had. Might have bowed under, dropped my case without a whimper,but one came up to me one day , stated "Why should we pay you anything, you don't work for us any more, why don't you just disappear from sight? " honey I do have strawberry blonde(golden red) hair, grew each and every strand myself, not that fakey rose-gold from a box shade she was wearing. Now don't get me wrong,it is pretty,on many ladies but not with an ugly bulldog face. When I did still work there, I often thought I KNOW who her mama slept with. But I am not the compliant sweet tempered person who buckled under, kept her mouth shut for the good of the COMPANY. Throw me down a challenge like THAT , and like Dee Snider of Twisted Sister " We ain't gonna take it anymore!: I thanked her for her observation, told her I had other things to do and left her standing with her ugly mouth hanging open in the middle of the Produce Section. Went home ,called my extremely competent Columbus Lawyer and Said " Let's Rock" , after 2 and a half that Corporate Turnip will bleed, bleed, bleed. And although it does reflect badly on the local store, the money ultimately comes from the Head Honchos at Corporate. And after any outstanding bills are paid, I have a few little projects to plow money into. When it happens I may tell ALL about it, just keep tuned!