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toodlerue

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    toodlerue got a reaction from ProudGrammy in This is Us   
    I really wish Kate would have gone through with WLS in This is Us. It would have been wonderful for a TV show to tackle this decease. Of course I realize Chrissy Metz would have to have the surgery in real life. But it would be great to see her change from episode to episode.
    Toodles,
    Rue
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Frustr8 in Ways feel full   
    I had to add a Gateraid type drink around days 4-6 because I was feeling the same way. I also have iHydrate app on my phone sent to remind me every 15 min to drink. I just take 2-4 swallows each time to help me get the Water in.
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Chrisb428 in Surgery/recovery room timeframes   
    After you are taken back to surgery the doc doesn’t come in for after 45 min. The anesthesiology & surgery team are prepping you during this time. The surgery it self takes about an hour depending on what is being done (I had 3 surgeries that each took an hour).
    You are in recovery for about an other hour & then your family can come in.
    Depending on how busy the hospital it it can take a few hours until you get to a room!
    My surgery was at 1:30 & I didn’t get to a room until 1am!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Chrisb428 in Surgery/recovery room timeframes   
    After you are taken back to surgery the doc doesn’t come in for after 45 min. The anesthesiology & surgery team are prepping you during this time. The surgery it self takes about an hour depending on what is being done (I had 3 surgeries that each took an hour).
    You are in recovery for about an other hour & then your family can come in.
    Depending on how busy the hospital it it can take a few hours until you get to a room!
    My surgery was at 1:30 & I didn’t get to a room until 1am!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Frustr8 in 10 out   
    I’m 10 days out from my RNY & I am still having tremendous shoulder pain! I use lidocaine Patches during the day. I already take 1200mg neuroton a day. Pulse I am taking 3-4 norco day because for the pain!

    I see my doctor on Tuesday & then my pain specialist on Wednesday.

    But has anyone else had the shoulder/nerve pain last so long? I have had 5 abdominal surgeries & the pain has never lasted more then a week!

    Toodles,
    Rue
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    toodlerue got a reaction from kt12883 in Tracking help. Had a rough day.   
    Hey! I’m 8 days out! We must be surgery buddies!
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    toodlerue reacted to moondoggie1983 in Tracking help. Had a rough day.   
    I like Baritastic because it tracks all of this. You can input reminders for your meds and Vitamins and it gives you a ping when you need to take them. You just go in, set your goals (like 64oz of Water a day) and log as you go. It will also keep track of your weight, inches lost, ect and it’s free. It syncs with your Fitbit if you have one too. And you can just scan a bar code to add a food or drink, which is so easy for me. There are others out there, but this one ended up being my favorite.
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    toodlerue reacted to DropWt4Life in WTF DID MY HUSBAND JUST SAY?   
    Man, that dude is sad. He really doesn't have your back. How can someone who loves you actually talk like that? Easy way out....You know what is the easy way out?
    Having a friggin metabolism that allows you to stay thin while eating burgers, fries, pizza, candy, etc.
    Never having to look at the scale and decide, I'm only going to have Water instead of the friggin beer that everyone else will be drinking at the party.
    As a matter of fact, the easy way out would be to say, "f** it! I don't care about my health. I don't care about my looks. I am just going to eat what I want, and drink what I want, and everyone can just Kiss My a**!"
    Tell him that the next time he wants to be intimate, you already took the easy way out, and took care of yourself. Then tell him to do the same.
    I'm a guy, and probably breaking man code, but damn!
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    toodlerue reacted to okayestmom in So Many Medical Problems ignored, is it obesity prejudice?   
    Since pursing this weight loss surgery as a self Pay patient I have learned that I have the following:
    1) sleep apnea (got a CPAP);
    2) hiatal hernia (they will repair during surgery);
    3) borderline high blood pressure (placed on low dose med prior to surgery);
    4) hyperinflated lungs indicative of COPD;
    5) borderline EKG due to incomplete right bundle branch block. (Over 100ms is bad mine was 92ms).

    When I complained about shortness of breath during exercise, pain under my rib and other things, my Dr. just told me I need to lose weight.

    My cholesterol is awesome though. My labs all look good, co2 has been at the high end of normal. I quit smoking in 2013. But how did I pass my physicals?

    I think my Dr. should have ordered some of these tests. Was I just dismissed because I am fat, or are all these problems just borderline issues that will resolve with weight loss.

    I see the surgeon next Tuesday. I have not talked to them about the chest X-ray and EKG yet. Until then I will probably excessively google. 😂
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    toodlerue got a reaction from ProudGrammy in GERD   
    If you have GERD you want the by pass!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Taoz in Calorie intake   
    Played phone tag with the dr today.
    I did speak with a dietitian from Cigna today. She recommended I have some strained cream Soup. I tasted so good! It seemed to help also!
    Watered my plants in the back yard, that little bit of activity seemed to help my shoulder feel better too!
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    toodlerue reacted to Malpraxis in Clothing - buy stuff and it doesn't fit   
    I'm more of a suit man. And that makes it a bigger problem.
    I also got gradually obese while being aware of it due to an injury, so I never got rid of any of my clothes, because I knew I'd need them again.
    My suits are arranged by weight. I know I'll make progress when I move further down the rack.
    In any case, are tailors where you live still a thing? Mine is old as hell, so it seems like it's a dying trade.
    My best advice would be to buy clothes that fit, but not that many, and have them fixed as you lose weight. Then treat yourself to a few staples as you go on. Accessorize well and the fact that they aren't exactly form fitting won't show as much. Otherwise you may end up buying something that fits you, but you don't really like. It's like buying clothes without trying them on.
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    toodlerue reacted to Frankette in My sleeve broken??   
    Im 5.5 months out and need to make good food choices every day. The hunger is coming back finally. I didn't miss it while it was gone. The sleeve is a tool. It is up to you to decide to use it. You just need to go back to basics and eat Protein and veggies. If you are struggling with willpower then maybe talking to therapist to figure out your food issues could be a good thing. You can do this. Don't let food control you.
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    toodlerue reacted to Molly23 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    toodlerue reacted to BigAussieGirl in Non Scale Victories   
    4 months post op - I've noticed that my feet have shrunk, I've had to buy new shoes.... also I don't have to squeeze into the chair in my bosses office.
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    toodlerue reacted to Losebig in Non Scale Victories   
    Recent (12/12), but down 30 though not focusing on it. Pants are falling off. I've got a lot of clothes that didn't fit in my closet and now they do so I've suddenly got a wide selection of clothes. I've noticed a bit less back pain too
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    toodlerue reacted to vk_vsg in Non Scale Victories   
    I had my surgery 12/12/17 and so far
    My favourite coat now fits with room for a jumper under, I’m down 1 size in my jeans and my knee high boots are no longer a mission to zip up.



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    toodlerue reacted to wiscogal in Non Scale Victories   
    I love boots so congrats on that!!!! I’m hoping my boots (wide calf) will fit better soon. I can get them zipped but it’s like compression socks.


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    toodlerue reacted to ChaosUnlimited in Non Scale Victories   
    I parked in a tight parking space and was still able to squeeze out of my door, without touching the car next to me. In the past I would not have been able to get out of my car.
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    toodlerue reacted to She_whirls in Non Scale Victories   
    I had to take off my wedding rings and bought silicone ones a size smaller. I bought boots that actually go up my calves.


    HW: 282.2
    SW: 255.4
    CW: 226
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    toodlerue reacted to wiscogal in Non Scale Victories   
    I had surgery on 11/29 and I’m trying to not focus too much on the numbers on the scale or on my clothes.
    My non scale victories since 11/29
    Had to have a spacer put on my wedding ring
    I’m wearing a coat I haven’t worn in 2 yrs
    I got rid of my pre-surgery work uniforms
    I’ve cleaned my closet twice already
    What are your non scale victories?!
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    toodlerue reacted to HRHMKB in Body lift done!   
    I'm a week post body lift/tummy tuck. I am feeling pretty good. The pain was intense for the first few days. I have four drains in and still fill them up with Fluid. I expect them to be in for a few weeks at least. The results so far are amazing, though. They took off 15 lbs of skin/fat. All insurance covered. I'll be looking at an arm lift in about 6-8 weeks.




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    toodlerue got a reaction from Biddy zz 🏳️🌈 in NSV - in the bathtub   
    That’s wonderful! How long after surgery were you able to take a bath? I’m a bath person too & can’t wait, but I’m only 3 days post op so I know it will be a while!
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    toodlerue got a reaction from Frustr8 in Last sleep!   
    Tonight is my last sleep before surgery! So excited I don’t know how I’m gonna sleep!
    Toodles,
    Rue
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    toodlerue got a reaction from BusyMom945 in I need support: Struggling with control before my pre-op   
    You have come so far! Don’t give up know!


    Toodles,
    Rue
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