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loridee11

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    loridee11 reacted to Prestonandme in Symptoms of gallstones?   
    I didn't have neck or back pain, but had strong pains under my rib cage, usually after eating fatty foods. The pains were intermittent and sometimes would last hours, other times would cease sooner. Occasionally I felt winded, like my breathing was constricted.
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    loridee11 reacted to LAJ23 in I finally got there!!!!   
    OMG! I finally made it to “one-derland”!!! After a one-month stall at 204.5, this feels great!! Great way to start the weekend!!! 🎉💃

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    loridee11 reacted to Deemar007 in Symptoms of gallstones?   
    My symptoms were severe pain under right last rib. Also, severe back pain under shoulder blade.
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    loridee11 reacted to The Greater Fool in Symptoms of gallstones?   
    I would contact my Doc pretty quickly.
    While you may be correct about it being your GB, it could also be referred pain of a heart issue, GERD, Hernia, or who knows what.
    I am not a Doc, but I watched HOUSE recently, so I can say this for sure: It's never lupus.
    Good Luck
    Tek
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    loridee11 got a reaction from Pandemonium in Anyone go into surgery alone?   
    Hi,
    I did. I took an Uber to the hospital and was alone. My surgeon called my mother (lives out of state) after the surgery to let her know how I was, and I had a friend pick me up the next day and bring me home. If any of the surgeons/nurses thought it was odd they didn't say anything.
    I was good. I got checked in and changed into my surgical gear. They took my bag and saved it in the recovery room so it would be available when I was ready to head up to my room after. I did get really nervous in the pre-op room when I was waiting (I was the 2nd surgery of the day), but they gave me something which calmed me down.
    The one piece of advice I'd give is see if you can keep your phone with you in pre-op. It is really boring without something to do or someone to talk to and I think that's part of why I got so nervous.
    Best of luck!
    Lori
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    loridee11 got a reaction from Pandemonium in Anyone go into surgery alone?   
    Hi,
    I did. I took an Uber to the hospital and was alone. My surgeon called my mother (lives out of state) after the surgery to let her know how I was, and I had a friend pick me up the next day and bring me home. If any of the surgeons/nurses thought it was odd they didn't say anything.
    I was good. I got checked in and changed into my surgical gear. They took my bag and saved it in the recovery room so it would be available when I was ready to head up to my room after. I did get really nervous in the pre-op room when I was waiting (I was the 2nd surgery of the day), but they gave me something which calmed me down.
    The one piece of advice I'd give is see if you can keep your phone with you in pre-op. It is really boring without something to do or someone to talk to and I think that's part of why I got so nervous.
    Best of luck!
    Lori
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    loridee11 got a reaction from Pandemonium in Anyone go into surgery alone?   
    Hi,
    I did. I took an Uber to the hospital and was alone. My surgeon called my mother (lives out of state) after the surgery to let her know how I was, and I had a friend pick me up the next day and bring me home. If any of the surgeons/nurses thought it was odd they didn't say anything.
    I was good. I got checked in and changed into my surgical gear. They took my bag and saved it in the recovery room so it would be available when I was ready to head up to my room after. I did get really nervous in the pre-op room when I was waiting (I was the 2nd surgery of the day), but they gave me something which calmed me down.
    The one piece of advice I'd give is see if you can keep your phone with you in pre-op. It is really boring without something to do or someone to talk to and I think that's part of why I got so nervous.
    Best of luck!
    Lori
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    loridee11 got a reaction from GivinItMyALL in Driving post op   
    I drove 3 days post op to pick up the dogs from the kennel. It was only about a 10 minute round trip and I hadn't been on pain killers since the hospital but I had no issues.
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    loridee11 got a reaction from GivinItMyALL in Driving post op   
    I drove 3 days post op to pick up the dogs from the kennel. It was only about a 10 minute round trip and I hadn't been on pain killers since the hospital but I had no issues.
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    loridee11 got a reaction from mil_unloaded in Struggling with keeping my head in the game   
    Hi -
    That's a ton to be dealing with all at once, so I can definitely understand how losing weight on top of all of it can be hard.
    I think the key for me when I was losing the weight before I was approved was to really focus on this has to be a lifestyle change - so what changes could I make that didn't require a lot of extra work or thought and could be incorporated for life. For me it was things like ground chicken instead of ground beef. Veggie noodles instead of noodle noodles, etc.....I also had a few key recipes I would make (I don't have kids at home to feed so not sure how well that would work for you --- but worth a thought). Some of the things I did were:
    - Ground chicken taco's, I just didn't do the tortilla and ate it on lettuce
    - Thai chicken salad, you can find the recipe online. Easy and low calorie
    - pumpkin chili with ground chicken or turkey
    Good luck - you can do this!
    Lori
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    loridee11 got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in One-derland   
    And a NSV from today. I went shopping for the first time in almost 7 months (last time was pre-Pandemic as most stores are just starting to open here). Last time I was still in plus size and I was so frustrated with the complete lack of options (shopping discount type stores like Nordstrom Rack and Marshalls). Today, there were so many great options - it felt amazing to be able to pick clothes I like v. anything that fit and didn't look terrible. I still have a ways to go so I bought a handful of tops and stopped myself but seriously so excited to be able to wear clothes that are my sense of style!
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    loridee11 got a reaction from GBLady41 in Scale Torture   
    As others have said, it's very common to weigh more in the evening then in the morning. I would pick 1 time of day and stick to it. For me, I weigh Saturday mornings before I have anything to eat and drink so the trend should be fairly accurate. Of course, weight still fluctuates throughout the month as well....
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    loridee11 got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in One-derland   
    And a NSV from today. I went shopping for the first time in almost 7 months (last time was pre-Pandemic as most stores are just starting to open here). Last time I was still in plus size and I was so frustrated with the complete lack of options (shopping discount type stores like Nordstrom Rack and Marshalls). Today, there were so many great options - it felt amazing to be able to pick clothes I like v. anything that fit and didn't look terrible. I still have a ways to go so I bought a handful of tops and stopped myself but seriously so excited to be able to wear clothes that are my sense of style!
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in One-derland   
    And a NSV from today. I went shopping for the first time in almost 7 months (last time was pre-Pandemic as most stores are just starting to open here). Last time I was still in plus size and I was so frustrated with the complete lack of options (shopping discount type stores like Nordstrom Rack and Marshalls). Today, there were so many great options - it felt amazing to be able to pick clothes I like v. anything that fit and didn't look terrible. I still have a ways to go so I bought a handful of tops and stopped myself but seriously so excited to be able to wear clothes that are my sense of style!
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from ms.sss in to implant or not to implant   
    Thanks. I think I'll be OK at my target weight --- it's lower than I've been in my adult life but still at the upper end of a normal BMI so I should still have some fat ... If not, I'll just have to be happy with the smaller breasts
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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    loridee11 got a reaction from catwoman7 in One-derland   
    8 1/2 months after surgery and 14 months after starting my weight loss journey, I am officially in One-derland!!! As of this morning I am down from a starting weight of 333.6 to 199.3.
    😎🤸‍♀️🌈
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