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Suzi_the_Q

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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from Rhapsody43 in I hate food....   
    I'm happy to report that this has gone away- THANK the GODS! I guess it was just my stomach fully healing. Thank you for all the advice and sympathy!
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from sassfordays in What can I say to my work!   
    Tell them that you are having a hernia repair surgery coming up to correct an issue that has worsened recently, and you may not be cleared to travel in the timeframe. That way there is an excuse for why you didn't include them earlier so they could figure out the personnel issue for the trip. Good luck!
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from Rhapsody43 in I hate food....   
    I'm happy to report that this has gone away- THANK the GODS! I guess it was just my stomach fully healing. Thank you for all the advice and sympathy!
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from muala94 in LGBTQIA?   
    FWIW, I'm Bi and coming out in the 90s was a b***h. I've never examined particularly how this has affected my weight/ body issues throughout my life, but then my ACE score is pretty high. I'd be happy to have a LGBTQIA-specific forum, similar to "the Gals' room" or The Guys' room," I think it could only help more people have a place to ask questions or rant on topics particular to us. Generally this page is more of a "everyone in the same boat of WLS" place, all are welcome though. I'm sorry that this has been a chilly reception for you, I haven't found it to be so, generally. Most everyone here is pretty nice.

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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to Numbheart in SO EXCITED!   
    Congrats on your progress!
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Flappy tummy   
    Spanks would totally help- they compress the body. Be sure to use powder or antiperspirant between/ beneath skin folds to avoid rashes and discomfort. Grats on your weight loss!
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Flappy tummy   
    Spanks would totally help- they compress the body. Be sure to use powder or antiperspirant between/ beneath skin folds to avoid rashes and discomfort. Grats on your weight loss!
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to Jaelzion in What can I say to my work!   
    "I have a medical condition and my doctor has advised me not to fly". The exact nature of your condition is no one's business.
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from sassfordays in How do you find a covered surgeon?   
    I tried the Aetna website too and it was awful, but it did mention that they required an "Aetna Center for Excellence" cert, so I googled "Aetna + Pittsburgh, PA + Bariatric" and looked for those centers, since obv. they'd take Aetna insurance.
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to ShoppGirl in What is the LAST thing you eat everyday? (Not pills)   
    SF pudding with Protein Powder.
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to catwoman7 in “Testing” your limits of food intake   
    I would not recommend that. Too many people push the envelope and never make it to goal or gain back a significant amount of weight.
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to sassfordays in How do you find a covered surgeon?   
    Well thank you to both of you who responded. You gave me really good information. I'm not sure why when I log on the Aetna website, and search any of the surgeons associated with these hospitals, none of them come up, but this gives me a direction to go. Thank you for holding my hand like a child lol I don't know how I was missing all of this
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from sassfordays in How do you find a covered surgeon?   
    I found these:
    http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/100_199/0157.html
    https://www.castleconnolly.com/top-doctors/giselle-g-hamad-surgery-81cc043162
    https://www.excelahealth.org/Services/Weight-Management-Center
    https://www.upmc.com/services/south-central-pa/bariatrics/surgery/choose
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to catwoman7 in How many people do you have on "Ignore" here?   
    we get some real doozies on here once in awhile. We haven't had one in awhile, but if you stick around long enough, one will eventually show up.
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to rjan in I HATE broth!!!   
    The liquid stage is HORRIBLE. No matter what you do, it's going to be a slog. But in the grand scheme of things, it's over pretty quickly. Just keep telling yourself it will be over soon (even if it seems like forever).

    When I was on full liquids, I started whisking an egg into my broth. Basically, this is what egg drop Soup is. I was also making Protein pudding with sugar free pudding and Protein Powder. Things like this have enough substance to them that they feel just a little bit more like real food.
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to The Greater Fool in Living Rent Free   
    I'm a guy.
    I don't see this as the hill to die on. This is him dealing with an awkward comment by old acquaintances. We're not always quick on our feet. Take the intended compliments as a win.
    From your several comments, it sounds like this is just the most recent of a long line of comments and actions that have bothered you. My take is that he may be feeling insecure and may be why he is defensive about everything. He's the same shlub you married, but you are now becoming very attractive and might want to trade up.
    If you and he let the resentments build it won't end well. The rapid changes of weight loss surgery tend to make good relationships better and bad ones worse. You need several conversations where you both can express your concerns and commit to your devotion. Several conversations. Insecurity is quick to build as this situation cranked you up. Reiterate that you both are on the same team.
    Communication will help solve this one way or the other. Not communicating can only end one way.
    Good luck.
    Tek
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to ShoppGirl in SO EXCITED!   
    Yea back pain is difficult for some to empathize about because you can’t see the pain. I was in car accident and had back and neck pain and remember even getting eye rolls when I talked about it cause i looked young and healthy as can be. I’m glad you are back on track and 8 blocks is great. Woo Hoo!!
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to DoodlesMom in SO EXCITED!   
    That's great news about your friend. You'll be a great support for each other. Congrats on walking 8 blocks! It's not trivial. 😀 Back pain can be excruciating and it's something most don't understand unless they've been there.
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    Suzi_the_Q reacted to Arabesque in SO EXCITED!   
    So glad things are going better for you. It’s great news. Congrats on your progress too. Standing, walking, being sick less often - terrific. It’s all coming together for you.
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in SO EXCITED!   
    One of my best friends is getting WLS (sleeve)! She has some health issues that would be reduced a bit with weight loss and hearing me go through it, (we're in different states), she was inspired to do it! I'm so happy for her and she's making a great choice for her health! She'll be getting it in about 5 weeks. We're pretty close in BMI, so we've decided to be plastic surgery buddies and go to the Dominican Republic together in about 1.5 years. Knowing that she's doing this too is really helping me get back on track now that my stomach has healed and I don't get sick (much) anymore. (I was kinda in a slump for a bit there.) Plus, I just got this new squat machine that really kicks my ass (and my thighs and core haha!) ALSO- yesterday, for the first time in YEARS I was able to walk 8 blocks- And stand at a counter in between for about 5-10 minutes- WITHOUT HAVING TO SIT!!! Seems trivial, but I have major back injuries/ chronic pain issues (which is how I got fat- doctors refuse to prescribe medicine needed for pain management = being nearly bedridden). Months ago I could only be on my feet for about 5 minutes before I had to sit because of the pain in my back. Things are looking up!
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from DoodlesMom in Friend saw me for the first time in 3 months...   
    What the actual f**k? That person is NOT your friend. She put you down and then turned it around to make it all about her and HER "honest" efforts... she's jealous and trying to cut you down to make herself feel superior. Anyone who has been on this journey AT ALL knows this is quite far from the "easy way" or the "cheater's way." You made a choice for your health, now the it's time to choose your mental health and cut her out. 210 for your health is far from sickly (and congrats on the 50lbs! That's a LOT of weight!) My sister was a huge nay-sayer, saying that I was going to have bigger mental health issues and ruin my life etc. She just didn't get it. A lot of ppl who aren't there themselves don't. I'm sorry to hear your "friend" was so awful to you. You don't deserve that at all.
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from Rhapsody43 in I hate food....   
    I'm happy to report that this has gone away- THANK the GODS! I guess it was just my stomach fully healing. Thank you for all the advice and sympathy!
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from DoodlesMom in Friend saw me for the first time in 3 months...   
    What the actual f**k? That person is NOT your friend. She put you down and then turned it around to make it all about her and HER "honest" efforts... she's jealous and trying to cut you down to make herself feel superior. Anyone who has been on this journey AT ALL knows this is quite far from the "easy way" or the "cheater's way." You made a choice for your health, now the it's time to choose your mental health and cut her out. 210 for your health is far from sickly (and congrats on the 50lbs! That's a LOT of weight!) My sister was a huge nay-sayer, saying that I was going to have bigger mental health issues and ruin my life etc. She just didn't get it. A lot of ppl who aren't there themselves don't. I'm sorry to hear your "friend" was so awful to you. You don't deserve that at all.
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from XtinaDoesIt in I hate food....   
    I'm 6 weeks post op and no matter what I eat, I feel ill. I hate food now. I never want to eat anymore, I'm barely able to eat anything.When I eat, it hurts. When I drink (sip!), it hurts. I get dry heaves almost daily. I'm having a hard time meeting my macros, my meds make me feel sick too. Haven't met with my (b***h) doctor yet- she has the worst bedside manner I have EVER encountered! I do not feel confident or comfortable talking to her at all about my issues. I've even tried switching to another program but that "just isn't done." I hope this passes, I feel so hopeless rn.
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    Suzi_the_Q got a reaction from XtinaDoesIt in I hate food....   
    I'm 6 weeks post op and no matter what I eat, I feel ill. I hate food now. I never want to eat anymore, I'm barely able to eat anything.When I eat, it hurts. When I drink (sip!), it hurts. I get dry heaves almost daily. I'm having a hard time meeting my macros, my meds make me feel sick too. Haven't met with my (b***h) doctor yet- she has the worst bedside manner I have EVER encountered! I do not feel confident or comfortable talking to her at all about my issues. I've even tried switching to another program but that "just isn't done." I hope this passes, I feel so hopeless rn.
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