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ashirkey81

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  1. ashirkey81

    1 YEAR post op!

    40 F, 5'11" 08/25/2021. HW 463 SW 430 CW 325. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Nails and hair

    Has anyone noticed that since they take vitamins on a daily basis, their nails and hair on legs, arms, etc grow faster? My nails have even been harder and don't break so easily. I would like the leg hair to please fall out. I have to shave every day. I used to go a couple days in between. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Unsupportive Boyfriend

    I was reading this and just stopped and ran up and gave my husband a huge hug. He is so supportive of me and the surgery. He knows this isn't the easy way out but he said "wouldn't you want your girlfriend or wife to have it easy" and he is right. I know this isn't easy and you had a lot of issues afterwards. But if it were easy, I would wish that on you. I hope you have left this guy and moved on. If not, I hope he has come to terms with your weight loss. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. I started a little higher. At the beginning of my journey, I weighed 463. My surgery was August 25 2021 and I weighed 430. I'm 5 weeks and 3 days post op and I weigh 382. I have lost a total of 81 pounds since May 2021, 47 of that is post op. I feel bad talking about my weight with people who start much lower. I have seen comments where they are so defeated because they haven't lost like I have. I wish there were support groups for each weight loss group. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Return to work?

    I work from home taking phone calls. My Dr gave me 3 weeks off and I took one week off pto. I had extreme dizziness, and it finally cleared up this week. I'm 4 weeks po and just started back to work 2 days ago. I don't have pain but I have no energy. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Energy

    I'm 2 weeks post op today. I have no energy at all. I don't get out of breath. Just really tired, even walking to the bathroom. Is this normal? I am getting my Protein and Water in each day. I am still losing weight. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Energy

    Thank you I'm going to give it a couple more weeks. I don't go anywhere so I can deal and try to get in better foods. I know I need to push liquids more. I'm not dehydrated but it wouldn't hurt. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Energy

    I hope it does too. Right now I'm stalled with my weight because I'm not burning off enough calories. I wish talking burned calories, I would be so skinny. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Energy

    Right! I hate that a shower tires me out. I want to enjoy it but most of the time I'm thinking about sitting down. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Energy

    I know I have to try to push through this but I figured it took a while to get on the weight it will take a while to get rid of it. Naps are my life now. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Energy

    No, I stopped coffee about 3 months prior to my surgery. I just wanted to be prepared earlier. I think it is lack of calories. I'm trying to up those but it is so hard. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    BM question

    Is it normal to have explosive diarrhea everyday after surgery? I'm still on the all liquid diet. I first thought it was dairy, so I cut that out. Now it's anything I eat, besides water. I'm not nauseated. I'm scared to leave my house because when it hits, I got to go now. I'm not dehydrated. I'm getting in the water. Oh and I recently started getting dizzy spells. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    BM question

    Oh no, I have been close to that happening!! My new model is, don't trust a fart. I have become very close with my bathroom. I straighten up stuff, while waiting for this to pass. I'm just going to roll with it. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    BM question

    Lol it's okay. I am prepared if that happens. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    BM question

    That's what I thought. I was surprised when it first happened, because I was totally prepared for constipation. I thought about lactose, so I started taking a lactose pill before I ate, still happened. Then I went 2 full days without any dairy, still happened. It's just weird. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Energy

    Thank you. I should have figured that out lol. I was worried about my iron levels. I was anemic before my surgery and my hematologist doesn't want me to take iron pills. Nothing else would suggest it was low iron. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. When I was younger, I could eat anything and never gain weight. I haven't always been big. I tried all ways to lose weight. 5 years ago, I watched what I ate and exercised. I got down to 310. I was on what some people would call the " broke" diet. I lost a lot of weight because I wasn't eating right. As soon as I got a better job, I started eating more, not better. I gained 90 pounds. Then the pandemic happened and I was sent home to work. I gained 60 pounds in a year and couldn't lose it. Every doctor I ever had told me I couldn't get the surgery, due to health reasons. Finally I get a PCP this year that suggested it to me. That was in April 2021. I got a referral in a week, went to a seminar and scheduled my first surgeon appointment in May 2021. I fully expected to be told no but the surgeon said I was a good candidate and started the ball rolling. I have great insurance and didn't need a lot of requirements. Just proof I tried to lose weight supervised, which I had been seeing a nutritionist. Upper endoscopy, psych eval, dietitian appointment, and blood work. I had all that done by July 2021 and got scheduled for surgery August 25, 2021. I am less then 2 weeks post op and already feel better. More energy, not thinking about food all the time, saving money from not eating out. My stats are 40 F, 5'10", HW 463 SW 430 CW 410 GW 200 Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. I have a large red bump below my incision. I have noticed it has been getting redder and bigger. It is warm to the touch and hurts really bad. It reminds me of a cyst. Should I be concerned or is this normal? Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. My Dr said it was hematoma. It is looking a lot better and not hurting as much. Thanks for asking Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. ashirkey81

    Where Is Everyone From?

    Jacksonville nc here. Had surgery in morehead city with Dr Johnson. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  21. Thank you all! I just called my clinic and waiting for the return call. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app

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