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On 1/21/2019 at 7:18 PM, proudgrammy said:

fluctuate a bit - but for awhile now, i am 1.3 lb BELOW goal!!

hello bariatric buds

I wrote the above phrase on the previous page on January 29th - fast forward 2+

months..................... new day, new world!

funny/sad how things can change. 8 months ago, i started Peritoneal Dialysis-

done at night while i sleep, no problems through the procedure, sleep like a log!!

(DH says i still snore LOL) dialysis causes a Water "situation" . i am now 13.3 lbs

over my GOAL of 130. I know its just water weight, but it is gradually effecting my clothes. Life is good - dialysis keeps me going - don't like the water weight gain. It's

a trade off.

I'm still cute as a button!!🤣

good health is all that its cracked up to be.

7+ years sleeved, I'm still standing!!☺️

kathy

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Hey Grammy
Just keep going... even if results are frustrating. You have been at this for years!! You know it will normalize...
Or this will be the newer you. We are hopeful 💜

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19 hours ago, Julie norton said:

Just keep going... even if results are frustrating.

@Julie norton

thanx for your encouragement🤗

doing my best, but things get rough,gotta deal with a lot

but i'll get through it, right?☺️

kathy

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Proud Grammy - sorry for this turn of events.. praying for the best care and outcome for you.

Did you have renal function issues before?

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On 4/11/2019 at 3:40 PM, Sosewsue61 said:

Did you have renal function issues before?

@Sosewsue61

thanx for your nice thoughts and wishes. My kidney have been deteriating these past years.

thanx dad. got my good looks from mom

i inherited kidney problems from dad, good looks from mom

take care

kathy

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Kathy. Is life not sometimes.the worst? sending good vibes into the world for you. I promise if I knew what life would have me overcome and deal with I- would still do it all over again Every last thing. Still sometimes wonder - really God, my turn again. Anyways good kind thoughts coming your way🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎

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23 hours ago, Stella S said:

really God, my turn again. good kind thoughts coming your way🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎

@Stella S

i love the above☺️

i've been through a lot these past 65 years - so have many OP - i'm nothing special

hmmmm then again!!🤣

i'm still standing (taller since weight loss)!!

thanx for your good wishes

back at ya!!

kathy

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Kathy just checking in to see how you are?

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I’m here, 4.5 years, only here occasionally when looking for some inspiration!

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I'm 4 yrs and finally back onsite after 3 yrs omg I'm feeling like I'm feeling like I'm back at my old habits please help....bones hurt everywhere is this happening to anyone else please help [emoji17]

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Emma - it is easy to slide back into those lifetime habits after hitting goal. Bones hurt? Go to your doctor and get a blood panel ASAP Get kidney and liver functions Get honest and measure and log every single thing you eat and drink. Focus on getting your Water in. This for me is the only way. Best to you.

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ProudGrammy, Sorry you're having this Dialysis Dealing " Off The Bottom of the Deck" , my report is still not on level with you're. But it was time for my sleep Doctor's re-evaluation , I am. going to be one of the Rare Birds whose Obstructive Sleep Apnea WAS NOT CURED by Bariatric surgery and Weight Loss. Oh I am still happy I started with a HW of 365+, I say "+" because at THAT point I was so dismayed and disappointed with my body size I refused any subsequent weighing. Even made a SICK Wise- Crack, told them to weigh me again in My Casket! Oh I didn't REALLY WANT DEATH that badly but I thought it inevitable. Now LOVE, I weight proudly at 189.9, NOT NAD for almost 11 months past Surgery I Think, now in size 18, for all who think " So What, not THAT SMALL!" I started at, when I could find them , a 28-30 Woman-size, usually slunk over to the Mens Side and bought 4X sweats, unless I engineered skirts and slacks on my Huskavarna, because I was not only a Girl Scout, I was a 4Her for 10 years and did know how to tailor and sew, cut my own patterns out of newpaper, taped pieces together until I had a " Brillant Attack" and bought PaperBoltEnds from my local one. That helped but still got down on the floor to cut them, too big for laying them,out on my Kitchen Table . Not a Joyous Memory, is it?
Well, while I was going to be there anyway , on our PCP' recommendation, they evaluated my Son the Tomkitten, and no Surprize, He Also has Obstructive Sleep Apnea also So they do them in 2 steps here, so August,6th we both go back for further Sleep Setting Titration. And like YOU I can say THANK YOU DADDY because that's who in my Family Tree🌴to Thank! And before him And proper testing, ii could have remained UNDIAGNOSED for Generations!
And this gives my Baby Boy a Second Valid Co- Morb with GERD toward Bariatrics, many people say he carries it Well but I'd currently marching through life with an 18 collar size and a 37.7 BMI, PCP made snide comment, at least it SOUNDED,THAT WAY to my Mommy Ears, " Every pound Your Mother Loses You Gain"! And he started stamping "Morbid Obesity" on TK' s post- visit paperwork a couple # ago. TK said, "I downloaded an application from OSU so don't be surprised if You get a fax back from THEM"! PCP Said" You know In Just a Few months they will be starting them here", "No" said TK, "I am wagering that with GERD I will need what Mom had, I WANT HER Doctor! I'll discuss it with Him , but remember my Dad was a Gambler, I KNOW about Odds, and I will aim for That One"! Didn't pressure TK, completely HIS DECISION. But he did say ---I don't want to have to wait as old as YOU DID.
So stay tuned my little "Frustr8 the ReRun" just may be in the Works too. Snicker Snicker, he NOW weighs almost 60 pounds more than me and oooh it p.o.' s Him Greatly! Never ever happened before in his life, of course NoT, I am Now a little Smaller than I was when Late Lamented and I Married in December 1967, oh my Wedding Dress was still an 18. but tight enough His Suspicious Relatives were certain I was Pregnant. They about choked on their chewing gum when I took me nearly 14 months to produce our 1st Baby👶. None of them LIKED fat people although 65% of them were legally obese themselves. See why of all my late hubby relatives I LIKED him best?
Anyhoo I am now less than 15 pounds from My Personal Goal, I have passed my Surgeon -Dr Needleman and his Nurse Practitioner Valerie prediction of 197- 198 and Are You ready for THIS? My PCP, the Great White Producer of Useless diets and Pills--- He NOW SAYS I have lost TOO MUCH WEIGHT! Kathy, he used to dance around me singing Over and Over " YOU ARE GOING TO DIE BEFORE YOU ARE 75 " , golly I NEVER lacked motivation only the tools to effect the Loss! Should NEVER NEVER have challenged ME- I have been Redheaded since birth, stubborn. if I could survive Obesity what was going to STOP ME NOW?
So I will continue to 🙏pray for You but Please be Happy for All this loss of poundage, still not certain what relative I will most resemble, big cast to choose from! Daddy had 10 living siblings when i was born , Mama 6 , all of them grew up fertile so Uber Cousins! And maybe you reemember, Every since seeing Daddy's Family ALbums I Have Said We HAVE Native American Blood flowing There! Ever known a Indian with strawberry blonde hair? You do niw, the High Cheekbones are UNDENIABLE , I made my late Aunt Minnie mad when I told her Great great Grandpa LOOKS like Iron Eyes Cody the Plains Indian Actor. Ga Ha Aunt Minnie, we are Mingos whether you wanted to admit it or not! Just proves I have more right to be here than the average Ohioan, this was my ancestors Land First! Did you know, of all the Midwestern States Ohio is the Only One with No designated Indian Reserves, after the Battle of Fallen Timbers my settler Ancestors tried running everyone off, well the last laugh, they didn't scrub Central and East Central Ohio totally clean We're still Here! My Cherokee friend calls me a Jelly 🍩 donut, White on the outside but strongly stuffed Red in the Interior. Okay by me, When Shianne, her mom a spelled it That Way so she wouldn't get mis- identified as a Plains Indian, dances at Pow Wow. she dances for me in spirit, helped her make some of her regalia. mm She is one Beautiful Young Lady!
Make everybody a challenge- if you have Wikipedia on your computer/ smartphone Look under either Peoria Tribe or Peoria People, lady there is spitting image of Aunt Minnie, history states the Mingo merged into the Peoria, and they are Good Looking people, maybe because they are kinfolk? Oh Well just another facet that made Frustr8 trulyFrustr8 and I won't deny that! Have a Sunny Last Day of July!

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On 7/31/2019 at 5:33 AM, audnmac8 said:

I'm 4 yrs and finally back onsite after 3 yrs omg I'm feeling like I'm feeling like I'm back at my old habits please help....bones hurt everywhere is this happening to anyone else please help emoji17.png

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@audnmac8I’ve had bone pain for the last 2 years even though I’ve never missed a day of vits/minerals in 14 years. I’m now working with a metabolic bone clinic and they’ve helped a good deal.

Start with an endocrinologist and go from there. You've got to get the bones right.

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Frustr8 - Love tough red head heads! I am not so sure about your doctor. Not that I am known for breaking dancing doctors legs but I can learn new skills. Today

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