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OzRoo, I have the same problem with shaving my pits!! What is the Brazillian Laser treatment? Is it painful? Does it cost an arm and a leg? I also have the knee's going on after I lost 124#'s my knee's started killing me found out it is Arthritis!! Which makes them even more boney!! I sleep with a oblong pillow between them at night. When I ask my Dr why the Arthritis started after I had lost my weight he said, that if it had flared up before that I would be in a wheelchair!! SCARY THOUGHT. I also have a tail bone that kills me now. Had to buy pillows for my recliner and my car seat!! I freeze to death where before I was so very HOT and everyone else was cold!! We are thinking of buying an Electric Blanket for this winter. I won't say that I wished I had WLS years ago because I really don't think I was ready for it. Plus with all the practice Dr's have had and the support from the internet I'm glad I waited. I know 3 people that had the old Stomach Stapling and one gained every # she lost plus, one is sickly and doesn't take care of herself. (Mentally she is a wreck) The other has so many health problems and has gained a significant amount of weight back. So I'm happy I waited until now. I did have some problems with Strictures but all is great now!! If you were to ask me if I would do it again I would have to say with everything in me IN A HEARTBEAT!!! I will just deal with the boney stuff small price to pay to be HEALTHY AGAIN!!

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Oh, and re sweats or feeling cold .....

The only time I felt cold was during European winters, many, many years ago.

I have a thyroid disease, and I always did sweat when I was slim, when I was obese and sweat again now, when I am heading back to being slim again.

My thyroid has been doing cartwheels before, and is still making me sweat now, after my 3rd med dose adjustment.

I live in air-conditioning, other people freeze, but not me :angry:

I long to feel cold! Can always put more clothes on, turn up the heating.

With feeling hot so much, even sitting naked would not fix this for me ......

And I live in the hottest and humid state in Australia ......

And summer is coming .......

Check your thyroid ladies, it does affect the internal furnace.

The first thing I did was have my thyroid checked when I put on 50 lbs in 2 years. Turns out it is working perfectly fine. It was the 4 pints of ice cream per week I was eating! Lol!

I long to feel cold again too. I live in southern AZ. It's warm here nearly year round as I know it is in many parts of Australia too. Our summers are ridiculously hot. I know once I drop some weight it will make me more comfortable.

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@@shedo82773

" OzRoo, I have the same problem with shaving my pits!! What is the Brazillian Laser treatment? Is it painful? Does it cost an arm and a leg? "

This laser slightly burns, but it is not unbearable, and each session was very quick. You get special lotion to put on, and really one hour later you don't feel anything.

I bought a package for $39 AUD for 1 treatment. I had 8 treatments that included arm pits, pubic hair and in between buttocks.

Each treatment was initially spaced 1 per month, then as the little hair got weaker and started completely disappearing, I went every 6 weeks.

It was done in a Laser Clinic. You can find out and check out laser clinics in your area, and enquire if they do pits only.

Please let me know, and I am curious re prices in your area too.

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@@Browneyedgirl41

Yes, the ice-cream, demon food, will pile the weight on .....

Glad your thyroid is good!

I lived in Sydney before, and the climate was just right for me.

In Queensland, I really have been suffering from the heat and humidity. Summers last 6 months here!

My hyper-thyroid and gaining 90 Ib in 2 years made it so much worse, practically unbearable.

Lately, I started feeling a bit cooler at times, and like you, I am waiting to be more comfortable.

Good luck to Us! :)

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@@Browneyedgirl41

Yes, the ice-cream, demon food, will pile the weight on .....

Glad your thyroid is good!

I lived in Sydney before, and the climate was just right for me.

In Queensland, I really have been suffering from the heat and humidity. Summers last 6 months here!

My hyper-thyroid and gaining 90 Ib in 2 years made it so much worse, practically unbearable.

Lately, I started feeling a bit cooler at times, and like you, I am waiting to be more comfortable.

Good luck to Us! :)

I've been to Sydney to visit and loved it. The Opera House was amazing and the cruise ship harbor area is one of the nicest I have seen. So pretty. I had only seen on TV before when they show the fireworks on New Year's Eve. It was very cool to see it in person.

I watch The Real Housewives of Melbourne and now I am obsessed with going there- but I'm not going until I lose some weight so I can dress chic and do some shopping! My husband was born and raised in India, so next time I visit my in laws, it would be easy to plan a trip to Australia since it's close. Last time we stopped in Dubai for 4 days on our way home. It was incredible!

Ugh. Thyroid issues can wreak havoc on your weight. I hope you've got it under control.

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@@Browneyedgirl41

I lived in Sydney most of my life, and yes, it is a fabulous city with great beaches.

I am now on the Gold Coast, which I call a miniature version of Sydney.

Hope you can start buying chic clothes soon. And visit Melbourne as well. :)

I have had so many thyroid issues, and this made my recovery from WLS much harder, I am now on 1/2 dose of my med, and starting to sleep better and have less nasty headaches, so fingers crossed.

Haven't had issues with weight-loss, just my med was getting too strong with each weight-loss, this was making me Hyper-thyroid again.

Anyway, another blood test in 6 weeks time, and maybe this time it will be better.

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@@Raynbolite

My experience was that it snuck up on me. I had surgery in November. It wasn't till July that I really noticed I was colder. I noticed it in the reduction of AC over the summer. It was our hottest July on record or close and I spent about half what I did last year on AC. Last summer I would sit in my livingroom with the window AC full blast in the bedroom right next to me and still be sweating. This summer I rarely set my AC above a 5 out of 10 and wasn't sweaty anywhere in my apartment! I also slept under blankets (light ones) all summer! I am a little concerned about making it through a Minnesota winter, but I can always put more clothes on. Sweating is so unattractive!

pam

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What pi$$es me off are the people that say..... your too thin you need to gain weight... F*ck them. Friday night i had a relative that had not seen me in a while asked if i were sick..... Hell no, im great.... Never better. You know the old question..... Cancer, Death or divorce...

I had the funniest thing happen related to this the other day. I was at a work function and someone commented on how I was getting too skinny. That person knew about my surgery and was paying me a compliment. One of my coworkers who also knows about my surgery quickly came to my defense thinking that the compliment was actually an insult and didn't want me to feel bad so she said, Pam has been working very hard to lose weight and is doing great. I had to let her know that I appreciated the defense, but it was a compliment! I have the best coworkers!

pam

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@@rydersmama, congratulations on developing all of these new problems! :) And thanks for this great thread.

Yes, being cold without 100 lbs of fat to insulate is definitely a problem that didn’t exist before weight loss surgery! It’s nice that I can fit into the extra layers of clothing that I need, though!

Another one is the annoyance of people telling me that I don’t need to… “You don’t need to watch what you eat.” “You don’t need to skip dessert.” “You don’t need to work out so much.” Well, yes, actually, I DO need to! That’s how I am able to maintain my weight loss! It is so flattering that people see me as someone without a weight problem, but it is annoying when they think I can maintain my weight without any effort – almost nobody can, even most people who have never been overweight work really hard to prevent weight gain!

All these “skinny people problems” are such beautiful reminders of how far I have come, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. :)

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OMG. I came here exactly for THIS.imageproxy.php?img=&key=3bbd8bc3022d1b1aimageproxy.php?img=&key=3bbd8bc3022d1b1a I've lost almost 100lbs and I still have about 37lbs left. I'm kinda worried about losing more because I am SOO bony now it hurts to sleep cause my hips have no cushion and they dig into my MEMORY FOAM mattress. I can't even contemplate laying down on the hard ground. My collar bones stick out and are very prominent, and I have to be careful when sitting on a toilet seat cause my tailbone whacks the back of the seat if I don't sit a bit forward. I'm freezing ALL the time. I was always cold even at 300lbs, but now it's intolerable. (My thyroid has been tested & is fine.)

Let me be clear, I am in no way already skinny. I still have heavy rolls (not just skin) on my belly and significant back and thigh fat still. But all my joints are extremely bony.

My question is this: is this normal for thinner people or do I just genetically have a big frame bone structure? OR... is that we really do get "big bones" from being obese for so long? I know the concept of big bones is mostly a myth, "I'm not fat, I'm big boned" but I'm wondering if our bone structure adapts to our extreme weight. I've been morbidly obese since I was 12 so I honestly don't know what my bone structure should be like and if this is normal. (My mom & both grandmas are/were also morbidly obese their whole lives.)

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Highest weight: 2010, 320lbs

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PSW: 2019, 287lbs

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Current Wt: 192lbs, Goal Wt: 155lbs

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