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  1. I also have depression and chronic back pain. My doctor convinced me to try Pilates for the back pain. If that's something you might want to try, there are a lot of free Zoom classes right now.
  2. I used to weigh daily, now more like every four days. I'm not bothered by normal fluctuations but I don't want to gain during the lockdown. The scale actually provides very little information about health, but it's one of the easier things to do. If normal fluctuations do bother you, I'd recommend doing it a lot less often than I do.
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    Recreational Drugs

    Oh so not worth it.
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    Recreational Drugs

    Lots of people do cocaine and don't get addicted. You should seek some help for passing misinformation, Nancy Reagan.
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    can someone just tell me

    I highly recommend pot if it’s legal where you live and DOESN’T make you hungry.
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    can someone just tell me

    Why do you want to do cocaine? I have a gastric sleeve and was also told no NSAIDs. I have chronic pain and take Tramadol, Tylenol, and Flexeril.
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    Sorry, @slowandsteady, does accurate medical information make you sad? I used to work for the peer-reviewed Journal of Sexual Medicine, the highest cited journal on the topic. What's your expertise in this area? Are you a doctor?
  8. The seriousness of the coronavirus is beginning to concern me in Massachusetts. The U.S. does not have nearly enough tests and IMHO our government, which has been underfunding science, does not have a good plan to combat it. About 20 major universities have asked students not to come back after Spring Break. I'm healthy, but my husband and parents are older and have compromised immune systems. My father is in a nursing home. I have a few thoughts, and I'm curious about what you think, and how things are in countries besides the U.S. As more tests become available, I think there will be a sharp increase in cases over the next several weeks. In the U.S. some people have been asked to self-quarantine. The period seems to be for two weeks. I would avoid all unnecessary visits to the hospital. I'm not sure what I would do if my surgery was in the next few weeks. I'm keeping our house stocked with 2 weeks of food as recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control). Keeping all my medications in stock Washing my hands carefully and often I also have purchased small amounts of these things, although I'm not sure they will help: N95 Masks, rubber gloves, antibacterial wipes, and hand sanitizer. What do you think? What are you doing?
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    Once you have talked to your surgeon about this, your primary care doctor, a urologist, or an endocrinologist are all capable of diagnosing and treating erectile dysfunction. Get an appointment with one of them.
  10. I'd ask if they have a nutritionist as part of the program and what their involvement will be. I found it helpful to meet with one several times and have a nutrition plan for before and after surgery. I also can call her if I have questions or (hope this never happens!) regain weight. Some people seem to leave the surgery with a solid nutrition plan and some people seem like they didn't receive sufficient info. I also wanted to know where my doctor went to school, did her residency, how many of the procedures she had done, and which she recommended for me. I ❤️ her.
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    Is There Enough Time?

    I was on Harvard Pilgrim when I had my surgery. I have mental health issues that are managed with medication. All the psych person wanted to know was that I was seeing my psychiatrist and planned to keep seeing him. I did not have to do a diet for a special time before, just meet with a nutritionist about four times. It took me less than a month from my first appointment to surgery. Your surgeon will want you to get your surgery, it's how they make money. Use them and their office manager to help you advocate with your insurance company. Good luck to you!
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    Best thing for scars?

    I used Mederma. My scars were small and now they are almost invisible.
  13. @loridee11, I have 2 75 pounders! This is why they are on harnesses. One is just super excited to jump on people.
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    I know many of us are not taking NSAIDs for pain relief and my go-to is Tylenol. While it isn't really known, some scientists think Tylenol is better to take than Advil if you have Coronavirus. Many stores are cleaned out of Tylenol in the Boston area. If it's medicine you rely on for pain relief, you may want to arrange for some now. @Alex Brecher, I don't know if you can get it or are allowed to sell it in your store?
  15. I followed you on Instagram too.
  16. @MaddieSpahr, you are so cute before and after! And your weight isn't that far from mine, I would have put you at 130. You are doing great! @FluffyChix, I just followed you on Insta, in case you are wondering who the new weirdo is. (YesJessica)
  17. Are you eligible for unemployment and have you applied? Are you able to work and do you want job ideas? I'm from State College, PA and can research resources. Please let us know what you need. This virus is getting everyone down. Just making myself get up and walking my dogs in the rain gave me a boost today. I lost 100K+ in the market, but I believe a lot of it will come back. As for the rest, it was overinflated and due for a correction. It sucks, but it's not something we can really do much about now, except trying not to sell and lock in your losses. Can I help? You sound so down. The suicide hotline number is 1-800-273-8255. Please call them if you are feeling suicidal. I'm worried about you. Let me know how you are doing.
  18. Thanks @Alex Brecher! I placed my order before you posted.
  19. 2.8 mile walk/run with the dogs. Golden retrievers are bad at social distancing.
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    Bostonians, are you there?

    Good morning. I'm in Newton and I had my sleeve surgery a year and a half ago at Newton-Wellesley. The surgery went great. Let me know if you all need anything.
  21. I like you a lot @summerset, not disagreeing with you, and I think you agree with me. I have an anxiety disorder and I can worry about a lot of different things at once. I don't have much control over COVID-19 outside of my immediate family. But gaining weight IS under my control. I'm the kind of person who might displace anxiety about something super scary onto something I can actually deal with. I have no idea if @jasmineinmymind has the same issue, but... the concern kind of makes sense to me.
  22. I used them all through and still drink them occasionally. My program recommends them. I like vanilla and caramel the best.
  23. I'm long past the shake days, but I loaded up on: Protein Shakes Isopure Protein Water Case of Built Bars Healthy Choice Power Bowls Carba-Nada Pasta Unsweetened almond milk Frozen fruit to make into smoothies Also, I learned eggs can last a YEAR in the fridge.
  24. The reason most of us are taking precautions is we are not worried about getting Coronavirus. We are WORRIED about giving it to people who have compromised immune systems. Do you have any elderly relatives? And the reason I brought it up is that it's the second time you have in a thread I've been posting in.