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About Ready_4_Change🐝

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  1. Ready_4_Change🐝

    Any April 2021 surgeries?!

    Godd luck!
  2. Ready_4_Change🐝

    What is your why?

    Along with many of the reasons listed before but because I have MS I recently read that having 2 or more comorbidities increases the likelihood I will have another relapse. My First relapse caused me to lose feeling From my belly button down to my foot on the right side. I lost the ability to walk and spent over two weeks in the hospital. That was in 2013, and it took to 2018 to get back, mostly, to where I was pre-relapse. I am deathly scared of what second relapse will do to my body . So I consider this surgery a preemptive strike to keep any potential relapses away. of course, I also have my eye on this really cute swimsuit for when I go to the pool or the beach later this summer.🏄🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️
  3. Ready_4_Change🐝

    Any April 2021 surgeries?!

    Good luck tomorrow!
  4. Ready_4_Change🐝

    Any April 2021 surgeries?!

    Good luck. Sending positive thougjts. Hey maybe if you're extra sweet to the nurses they'll let you keep that fashionable nightgown from surgery😁
  5. Ready_4_Change🐝

    Herbals After Bypass

    I talked to my surgeon about this topic. I have MS, and it does wonders for the painful muscle spasms I tend to get. We are a medical marijuana state, so it’s legal. He just said, stop using about a week before surgery and wait about six weeks to start back and definitely not while on pain killers. They also don’t want me vaping. Odds are you will not be the first person to ask you doctor. The are your best source of info about this. But I agree with @Creekimp13 . The munchies are definitely not your friend (or mine) during the losing phase. Best of luck.
  6. I am so amazed by the many many success stories on this thread. You all have definitely showed me that my goal is attainable. Thank you.
  7. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on getting to your goal.
  8. Congratulations on your success and thank you for your story. When you’re nervous about something, common sense tends to go out the window. Thanks for reminding that everyone is different and the finish line is what’s important.
  9. Thank you and congratulations on how well you’ve done. I’m just so worried that somehow this will fail like all the other diets. And although I’d prefer fast weight lost, I’ll take slow if it means I’ll get to my goal.
  10. Thank you and congratulations on your success. My plan is to follow the instructions I was given by my team. They certainly know better than me. Exercise not a problem, I have a personal trainer three times a week and a dog I have to walk a lot. I plan on working this tool as much as possible and as hard as possible. Doesn’t make much sense to do anything less. Thanks for the positive words. You’re right the power is in my hands.
  11. Congratulations on your success and thanks. I love hearing success stories of people who are around my age. Success is great at any age, but more relevant to me when I can see commonalities with others.
  12. @learn2cook Congratulations on the 30 and the learning to cook again. OMG, I used to hate those surprise visits by Aunt Flo. Luckily I had my girly bits removed several years ago due to fibroids, so thankfully I will not be getting that surprise . When is your surgery date?
  13. I’m on the 4th day of my 14 day pre-op diet and been trying to google/research everything I can about the gastric bypass. I came upon an article that essentially said that older and menopausal women are slow to lose and not as great results. I figured this was the place to find out the deal from my peers. I just turned 50, so this article definitely got my mind thinking. What are your experiences or thoughts? I would love to hear.c
  14. Ready_4_Change🐝

    Any April 2021 surgeries?!

    @WanderingHeart I am allergic to the pre-surgery soap, so I’ve told to get antibacterial Dial soap and use that night before and morning after.