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    strange fish question

    I love fish but dont like tilapia, it is farm grown and fed junky stuff and tastes like nothing. try cod. I like fish even more now that I am sleeved. love salmon. sara
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    What to do with clothes

    I am not sure what you mean. I posted yesterday 9/29/15.
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    What to do with clothes

    I have been collecting for the victims of the valley fire in northern ca. generally the evacuee centers have been overwhelmed with used clothes. that being said, there is a real shortage of plus size women's clothing in large sizes, pretty much nothing in fact. at the moose lodge in middletown ca, I saw women and men in wheelchairs living in tents, having lost EVERYTHING. they need practical things like coats and tents. for info and to try to connect with specific needs and families, try VALLEY FIRE INFORMATION on facebook and related sites. I am going to try to connect up with specific needs and individuals so as not to add to the piles of STUFF needing to be sorted and got under cover before the autumn rains start. also people are trying to replace collections that they treasured, such as a collection of hallmark and mt st helens ornaments. if you would like to help in this effort, message me. of value: coats, hats, scarves and such, especially if you would like to handmake the hats. my group is called, ART AGAINST THE STORM. we will also be having auctions of nice art work and hand made items to fundraise for relief of fire victims, both human and animal. cheers and love, sara crystal
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    Why Am I So Tired?

    I am thinking you should have a cardiac workup just to be safe. love sara
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    scrubs for jessie size 2x-3x

    still interested... can you pm us or whatever you do on this forum?
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    Uncertain futures

    my hopes, hugs, and prayers are with you too
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    scrubs for jessie size 2x-3x

    jessie says she is interested.
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    scrubs for jessie size 2x-3x

    oh, actually , I could use some all cotton scrubs pants or pseudo scrubs too,size 16-18 or 1x , too, as long as I am putting it out there. I have already taken in my black fat cotton pants twice. dont think it is worth doing it a 3rd time, and I dont want to spend anymore money on them since I may retire next year. thanks for your help. love sar
  9. dear friends, my nurse friend jessie ( icu) has lost about 100#. she could use some scrubs sized 2x-3x, esp pants, preferably all cotton. she will get on forum as soon as I fix some wifi problems. located in oakland ca, will pay postage. feel like helping out? she is a good person. love, sara
  10. so I guess He Knows Better, and that negates the thousands of patients who have experienced stalls, and in addition gets you to feel crappy and like a failure. nice guy, just a bit of IthesurgeonamGod Syndrome. nurses have a lot of experience with this syndrome. dont worry, just do what you are supposed to do. it is like steps, not like a smooth curve. love sara r.n.
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    Aspirational shopping

    have you looked into learning to sew or getting a seamstress lady in your town? pants going down one size or two is a pretty easy alteration. try going to the local fabric store and looking at their bulletin board if they have one, or craigs list. you can keep your favorites going. if you sew, just open them up inside out and sew 0.5 inches inward along the seams with matching thread, per size. to make the waist come in, either sew darts or a piece of elastic on the back inside waistband. instructions and tutorials are on pinterest. I could do a whole book on making things bigger and smaller. right now I added a knit panel to my leather pants on the outside seam, voila, sexy pants. love sara
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    Aspirational shopping

    ps I have also lost a lot of the fat pad on my neck/ dowager's hump, which is making my clothes look a lot better. new jeans: not your daughter's jeans. terrible name but they fit perfectly.still it is a bit hard to give away the fat jeans, but I am hoping to do another purge soon.
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    Aspirational shopping

    I still have a ways to go and a big stomach but I am loving my new sizes, back into boots,leggings, my old clothes ( what I can find). the biggest experiment for me, getting into leather pants and sexier duds. what fun. I discovered born boots and shoes which fit me well and am rocking ebay. I also do a lot of alterations from my favorites moving on down. since I sew a lot it is not so hard. most of the clothes I made I planned to make easy to take in and alter. It is fantastic to wear a 16 again and some mediums. also I found the lessons I learned about eating with the sleeve have really helped my elderly mother who has struggled with anorexia since she got sick. we drink our premier protein shakes and try to eat well. I am still looking for a few favorite outfits lost in my storage but am so happy to have fun stuff to wear. onward and downward. now it starts to get good, and I cant wait to get my cute hourglass/small waist back. love sara
  14. good advice here. we have committed to a new life and we have to do what it takes to get healthy. no choice anymore, do it right or be sick as hell.it is not really according to what we feel at the moment, it is a pathway we chose and it has certain requirements.buck up and do it right. I am talking to myself too. love sara
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    My Consultation

    I suggest you get hold of your records from the previous office or visits if with a different doctor. all your supervision should count even tho you have switched payers. accumulate all your documentation in a folder and give a copy to the bariatric office so they can work the system for you. usually there is one person in the office who submits the paperwork, have a little chat with them. also if you went to weight watchers or other similar group and have the paperwork still,you can submit that. no need to start over. most of us have a long history of trying. possibly your family practice provider has records of your weight and attempts to follow wt loss programs. this will document your attempts over a long period to change your weight. usually if you have comorbities, other health related problems, it speeds up the approval. spend a bit of time organizing your presentation and it may save you months. I expected to take a long time to get approval revision band to sleeve but they were ready for me almost immediately. good luck and see you in onederland. love sara