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wowerinreally

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    wowerinreally got a reaction from Matt Z in Surgery type changed   
    A bypass will most likely completely eliminate your ulcers. A sleeve would not. Your doc is right. I had gastric bypass 6 weeks ago and am elated with my decision.
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    wowerinreally got a reaction from TakingABreak in It’s hard to believe...   
    That’s incredible. Way to go!
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    wowerinreally reacted to Rucamama in This is a pro choice topic, so please if this offends don’t read.   
    Thank u so much for checking in on me! It warmed my heart! I had gastric bypass dec.5th I down 70lbs since then. I also started a new job in the medical world which I love! So I’m so happy. I think I would like to make a photo collage of my progress. I would love to see others as well! Thank u for checking on me.
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    wowerinreally reacted to MedicVSG in This is a pro choice topic, so please if this offends don’t read.   
    Wow so much heavy feels in this thread. Rucamama I’m glad you are on the other side of this and doing well! You are an incredible strong woman.
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    wowerinreally reacted to 1badassbiggurl in I’m officially six months post op!   
    I’m officially six months post op (RNY 11/7/17) and couldn’t be happier with my decision to have weight loss surgery. It’s been an uphill battle with finding new meals and keeping up with diet and exercise but this new tool that I’ve been blessed with has made it a lot easier and I’m confident that I will go on to reach my goals. 
    HW 356
    SW 321
    CW 221
    GW 170
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    wowerinreally reacted to Creekimp13 in Much harder than I thought it would be!   
    Nope, it doesn't. Wouldn't it be cool if it did?
    But nope...you've gotta fight for every pound of loss.
    You have to religiously stick to your calorie goal, which sucks because recording every single thing that goes in your mouth is a HUGE pain in the arse...but it's necessary. A necessary, boring, redundant, irritating evil. Did I mention necessary, though? Log that food. Every bite. Yes, it sucks. I'm sorry.
    You have to move, too. Exercise like it's a prescription. Don't miss doses. Don't go crazy, but do challenge yourself, whatever your fitness level is. Keep moving.
    Fight the good fight. You can do this.
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    wowerinreally reacted to Mhy12784 in How would you have reacted?   
    If that's all she said, I think it's pretty clear it was a compliment. Basically saying you don't look super fat.
    If she lectured you on it or tried to talk you out of it that's a different story.
    I work in a hospital that does thousands of bariatric surgeries a year and it's incredibly common for staff to say wow how's that person qualify or they're not that big. They're not insults, it's people saying they don't think you're fat.
    If someone trys talking you out of it or belittles you that's different
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    wowerinreally reacted to Yo-yo girl in How would you have reacted?   
    It’s just not that big of a deal.. I see before and after pics on here of sleevers all the time and say the same to myself, “You don’t look like you needed it”. To make a big deal out of it and report it seems more unnecessary than the comment itself but that’s just me.


    Yo-Yo Girl from New York City
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    wowerinreally reacted to Sosewsue61 in How would you have reacted?   
    It may have been a 'left-handed' compliment of sorts - that you appeared mobile and healthy enough to do weight loss on your own. It wasn't that long ago that bariatric patients needed to be a lot larger than 40 bmi to even be considered. You are not likely to have any more interactions with this nurse.
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    wowerinreally reacted to Matt Z in MD Patches   
    I'm using PatchMD Patches as well, Still not 100% sure of their actual effectiveness, I'm doing a study right now with my surgical team, nutritionist and the head nurse at the teaching hospital I had my surgery at, I'm **STILL** waiting for PatchMD to give me their clinical trials, I've reached out to them, but they just don't ever respond. I'll post something up about it once I have my 3 month blood draw here in a few weeks.
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    wowerinreally reacted to Briswife15 in Signature   
    Are you using the app on a phone? Go to the three white bars in upper left corner, tap on that and you should see a choice for signature.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app


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    wowerinreally reacted to Matt Z in To tell coworkers or not?   
    I told/tell everyone. I get it's personal, but it's also YOUR journey so their opinions don't matter... so telling them isn't going to change that fact for me. I just knew that I'd be out for a long time, and people would question why I was out anyway. And when I came back, I'd be eating differently and looking differently, so the questions would arise then as well. For me, getting in front of it all helped allow me to control the narrative and prevent anyone that might try to spread rumors from doing so. Clearly it's an individual decision, I just wanted to take complete control over what was being said, so I just laid everything out on the table.
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    wowerinreally reacted to BostonWLKC in How bad is it that I cheated on liquid pre op diet?   
    You’ll be amazing! Just be sure to walk ASAP to get rid of gas (worst part for me - lasted abt 2 or 3 days)
    Post when you can afterward!
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    wowerinreally reacted to Screwballski in How am I gaining weight?!   
    I’ve eliminated all whey and only used Pea and Bone Broth Protein powders today. It appears the problem is solved! Why on Earth couldn’t my Surgeon’s office have suggested this days ago? I can’t possibly be the first patient to experience this!
    I thank everyone for their help!!!
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    wowerinreally got a reaction from gully90 in Leg Compression Device Necessary or Unnecessary?   
    I’ve been a registered nurse for 11 years. I round on patients in the hospital for an internal medicine group, and I can safely say I’ve seen quite a few things. Compression stockings and/or pumps can be literal life savers. Some doctors avoid the compression stockings by giving a low dose heparin shot (lovenox) to help prevent blood clots, and this is typically only given in the hospital. The risk for a blood clot is HUGE. Not just for a Bariatric patient, but any patient. It’s called “best-practice.” You will be wearing the compression hose and pumps the entire time you are in surgery. You don’t have to have any other medical problems to be at risk. I have sadly seen several patients who were supposed to be wearing their hoses and pumps and refused who ended up with blood clots. These clots in the leg can travel to the lungs or brain and can be deadly. As a bariatric patient myself and a medical professional, I would respectfully suggest making this investment. This is one of those “better safe than sorry” practices that just really needs to be followed. I’ve seen too many patients suffer when they didn’t comply. I hope this is helpful.
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    wowerinreally got a reaction from gully90 in Leg Compression Device Necessary or Unnecessary?   
    I’ve been a registered nurse for 11 years. I round on patients in the hospital for an internal medicine group, and I can safely say I’ve seen quite a few things. Compression stockings and/or pumps can be literal life savers. Some doctors avoid the compression stockings by giving a low dose heparin shot (lovenox) to help prevent blood clots, and this is typically only given in the hospital. The risk for a blood clot is HUGE. Not just for a Bariatric patient, but any patient. It’s called “best-practice.” You will be wearing the compression hose and pumps the entire time you are in surgery. You don’t have to have any other medical problems to be at risk. I have sadly seen several patients who were supposed to be wearing their hoses and pumps and refused who ended up with blood clots. These clots in the leg can travel to the lungs or brain and can be deadly. As a bariatric patient myself and a medical professional, I would respectfully suggest making this investment. This is one of those “better safe than sorry” practices that just really needs to be followed. I’ve seen too many patients suffer when they didn’t comply. I hope this is helpful.
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    wowerinreally reacted to sarhgrif in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    [emoji112] hello, started in July of last year with the process to rny. In the middle of the 6 month program I went on vacation and when I returned weighed in at my highest , 378! Day of surgery I weighed 363 and am so close to the 200’s. I remember my surgeon(who no longer performs surgery bc of all of its complications, he told me after my surgery) told me the closer to a BMI of 60 the less likely of long term success. At my highest my BMI was 61. I’ve only been in the 300 for the past 2 years or so and prior was mid 200s. My BMI is now exactly 50 and I love watching it go down. I will succeed and am bettering myself and my body everyday. Since surgery I’ve lost a little over 50 pounds and can tell a huge difference but do not get many comments from other. I know once I’m down another 20 it will be more obvious bc my clothes are now pretty big and loose.


    Hw-378
    Sw- 363 (2/27/18)
    CW-310.6

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    wowerinreally reacted to LaraK in Depression   
    I’m 3.5 weeks post my RNY surgery. Been feeling really good up until 2 days ago. I searched the topic depression and see that others have gone through the same thing. I’m feeling quite down and realizing I can’t reach for a chocolate to soothe me has been hard. Also feel like I’m hormonally in a bit of a mess. I am reassured that others have felt this way and pg this too will pass soon. On the whole I’m doing so well, but this low mood isn’t fun...also I’m eating a very low carb diet and not many carbs to pick me up! And I’m not allowed coffee either, which always was a boost for me. Hanging in though. Share your thoughts...



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    wowerinreally got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Surgery, “it’s the easy way.”   
    You are so right. And what a great comparison related to the twin moms!


    HW: 360
    SW: 343
    CW: 322
    GW: 180

    RNY 4/16/18
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    wowerinreally reacted to ozzie84egy in Progress pics 10 months post op   
    Looking great Shereen!


    Surgery Date 19/4/2018
    SW 164kg 361lbs
    CW 146.5kg 322.5lbs
    Target 1 120kg 264lbs
    Final Target 110kg 242lbs
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    wowerinreally reacted to FluffyChix in Took my wife out to dinner I am 4 weeks post op GVS...   
    WTG! Congrats! Learning the ins-and-outs of "living normally" and discovering your new normal is such a freeing experience isn't it?
    We're learning so many new rules pertaining to dining. We basically order for one and I usually add some kind of "side" thing. So dang cheap! Then I rob some of DH's plate to fill my saucer out a bit.
    Here's what we do on Mexican.
    Most stuff in Texas is served with either refrieds of borracho Beans. I prefer borracho's. So hubs will order a plate. And we'll tack on either a side of pico or a side of guacamole, or side of extra avocado.
    So I'll steal about 1 oz of his chicken or beef from dinner, his borracho beans, and about 1 tbsp of Mexi rice for the beans. And I'll have about 1oz of guac. I also bring a small bag of pork skins so I can use them to dip salsa and queso (legally). Or for more carbs you could bring a couple of beanito chips. But that's for later once you're past purees.
    In the early days I stole his refried beans (no rice) and had a bit of guac. Was perfectly happy with the one meal and side!

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    wowerinreally reacted to raeraerae in Kayak Trip on Diet 3   
    Thank you, that’s a great start [emoji846]



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    wowerinreally reacted to S@ssen@ch in Non Scale Victories   
    I'm only 2 weeks post op, but for the last 2 days have noticed that my clothes for work are just too big to look professional. Started digging in that section of my closet that I've been saving because "one day I'll be able to wear it again."
    It's so nice re-discovering your clothes again. Also nice when your clothes aren't so tight that it's hard to sit/breath.
    Today had someone in my office go out of their way to come tell me how great I'm looking.
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    wowerinreally reacted to ozzie84egy in No regrets guys!   
    Great stuff congratulations!!!


    Surgery Date 19/4/2018
    SW 164kg 361lbs
    CW 151kg 332lbs
    Target 1 120kg 264lbs
    Final Target 110kg 242lbs
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    wowerinreally reacted to Yo-yo girl in Almost quit on Day 1 of my pre-op liquid diet   
    Btw guys, naked and afraid comes on Sundays and they usually start playing reruns early before the new episodes at 9pm. Incase you enjoy watching other people just as hungry as yourself lol I definitely do so I’m here watching.

    On Discovery Channel


    Yo-Yo Girl from New York City
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