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The following is a list of abbreviations commonly used on this board.

ACL = Anterior cruciate ligament

AGB = Adjustable gastric banding

AMRAP = As Many Rounds As Possible (crossfit)

AT = Aspiration Therapy

BB = belly button

bc = because

BCBS = Blue Cross/Blue Shield

BDD = Body Dysmorphic Disorder

BED = Binge Eating Disorder

bf = best friend

BM = bowel movement

BMI = Body Mass Index

bp = blood pressure

BPD = Borderline Personality Disorder or Biliary Pancreatic Diversion

bs = blood sugar

btw = by the way

C25K = Couch Potato to Running 5K

CBT = cognitive-behavioral therapy

CC = common channel

c diff = clostridium difficile

cos or cuz = because

CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure

CRNP = certified registered nurse practitioners

CT = Computed Tomography (commonly called CAT Scan)

cw = current weight

CXR = Chest X-Ray

DDD = degenerative disc disease

Dr. = doctor

DS = Dumping Syndrome or Duodenal Switch

EBT = Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

EGD = Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

EKG = Electrocardiography

ER = emergency room

ESG = Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

ff = fat free

f/u = follow up

GB = gastric bypass

GERD = gastroesophageal reflux disease

GI = gastrointestinal

GIF = Gastric Intrinsic Factor

GNC = General Nutrition Corporation store

GP = general practitioner or family doctor

HBP = high blood pressure

hr = heart rate

hw = highest weight

ICU = Intensive Care Unit

Idk = I don’t know

IGB = intragastric balloons

IF = Intrinsic Factor

IMHO = in my humble (honest) opinion

IMO = in my opinion

IUI = Intrauterine insemination

LAP Band = Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

LES = lower esophageal sphincter

lol = laughing out loud

LSG = Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

med = medicine

MFP = my fitness pal

MGB = Mini Gastric Bypass

msg = message

NAFLD = nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

NASH = Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

nf = non fat

NG = Nasogastric

NP = nurse practitioner

NSAIDS = Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

NSV = non-Scale victory (“scale” means “weight scale”)

NUT = nutritionist

OA = Overeaters Anonymous

omw = on my way

Onederland = a magical place or destination for those trying to lose weight. It might correspond to attaining a weight in the hundreds or losing a hundred pounds.

op = operation

OSA = Obstructive sleep Apnea

OTC = Over the counter

Oz = Australia

PB = Productive Burps

PCOS = Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCP = Primary Care Physician

PICC= Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

PM = private message (email)

PMS = premenstrual syndrome

POSE = Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal

postop or post–op = post-operation or post-surgery

PPI = Proton Pump Inhibitors

ppl = people

preop or pre-op = pre-operation or pre-surgery

PTSD = Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PVC = Premature ventricular contractions

RA = Rheumatoid arthritis

RH = reactive hypoglycemia

RN = registered nurse

RNY = Roux-en-Y

RTD = ready to drink

Rx = Prescription medicine

RYGB = Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

SADI-S = single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy

s/f or sf = sugar free

SG = Sleeve gastrectomy

SIPS = stomach intestinal pylorus-sparing surgery

smh = shaking my head, scratching my head

SO = significant other

SOB = shortness of breath

st = stones (a unit of weight measurement)

sw = weight at surgery

tmi = too much information

TPN = total parenteral nutrition

TT = Tummy Tuck

TTC = trying to conceive

Ty = Thank you. [but according to the urban dictionary “Ty” is also an abbreviation for “a total stud with a massive carrot”.]

u = You

UGI = Upper Gastrointestinal

VSG = Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vit = Vitamin

wks = weeks

WLS = Weight Loss Surgery

WOD = Workout of the Day

w/o = without

wt = weight

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wow i'm exhausted and all i did was read it

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How about Twoferville, that's my next planned stop after I leave 3-how much did you say-village. I can't afford the emotional rent to stay here when Twoferville beckons. And maybe in a month or 2 post-surgery I can move in!

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And one I've only seen a couple times
NVNG- nothing ventured , nothing gained
Newbie- person just embarking on Bariatric Surgery Planning

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Thank you, James. Wow. That was a quick response-- and only one hour after I posted my request for help with weight-loss words, acronyms, abbreviations, etc. Woo-hoo.

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YMMV - your mileage may vary

Thank you for putting the list together. Ty!

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@James Marusek. I mistakenly thought your list was in response to my request. I just now noticed, though, that your list has been pinned.

How were you able to have your comment pinned? Do you have administrative powers the rest of us don't? I made the initial request to compile an exhaustive list of terms (that included more than just abbreviations) but, apparently, my request for administrative assistance went unacknowledged. Talk about feeling dismissed. Oh well.:44_frowning2:

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On 7/24/2018 at 8:58 AM, Missouri-Lee's Summit said:

Thank you, James. Wow. That was a quick response-- and only one hour after I posted my request for help with weight-loss words, acronyms, abbreviations, etc. Woo-hoo.

I compiled the list over the past several years. Every once and awhile I posted the list. Someone suggested about a year ago that the list should be pinned. You request tripped me to repost the list and I was also able to pin it.

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@James. First, an apology. My last comment on this thread was unacceptably whiny and surly, and for that I'm sorry. My response was triggered by a misguided impression that my idea for a weight-loss glossary was being sidestepped as unworthy. I was hurt when I saw your abbreviations list posted --and pinned-- while my project idea for a weight-loss glossary seemed to be unacknowledged and ignored by the administrative staff of this forum. I was being the star of my own pity-party reality show! :blush: My behavior was childish and silly. I expect better of myself.

I will continue working on my glossary so that it's more than just an idea. I still run into acronyms, updated vocabulary and new terms (for me, at least) like orthorexia, trocars, Circle of Discontent (COD), twilight sedation, ARFID (formerly SED), surgiversary, and "disordered eating". In the near future, and when I put together something more substantial, I hope to find a way to share it with this community.

P.S. Did you pin your abbreviations list yourself... or was it pinned for you?

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Thank you for the list!

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I like WN for what now? Also COP for crazy other,poster although that's putting someone down so seldom used. That and WFS for Wrong Forum Stupid usually addressed to woman posting in male only forum like the Guys Room. Strange how we don't,protest,when guys invade ours, probably because we outnumber them. Okay NHNF, no harm, no foul!

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I feel like we need one like DOYS - Depends On Your Surgeon. Since there are so many rules and diet differences between them. :)

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On 7/27/2018 at 5:37 PM, Missouri-Lee's Summit said:

@James. First, an apology. My last comment on this thread was unacceptably whiny and surly, and for that I'm sorry. My response was triggered by a misguided impression that my idea for a weight-loss glossary was being sidestepped as unworthy. I was hurt when I saw your abbreviations list posted --and pinned-- while my project idea for a weight-loss glossary seemed to be unacknowledged and ignored by the administrative staff of this forum. I was being the star of my own pity-party reality show! :blush: My behavior was childish and silly. I expect better of myself.

I will continue working on my glossary so that it's more than just an idea. I still run into acronyms, updated vocabulary and new terms (for me, at least) like orthorexia, trocars, Circle of Discontent (COD), twilight sedation, ARFID (formerly SED), surgiversary, and "disordered eating". In the near future, and when I put together something more substantial, I hope to find a way to share it with this community.

P.S. Did you pin your abbreviations list yourself... or was it pinned for you?

I wish you success on developing your weight loss glossary. I am sure others on this board will find it useful. I have a pet peeve against abbreviations. They can make communications difficult unless you know their meaning. That is why I developed the list in the first place. I felt there was a need for it. Just like you feel there is a need for a glossary.

As far as how I have the ability to pin, it seems like I have that ability because I have been on this board for over 5 years. Once you put together your glossary, post it and ask Alex Brecher (the owner of the website) if he could pin the glossary. Or if you stick around long enough, perhaps that ability will magically appear.

There are many terms that are specific to weight loss surgery. There are many types of weight loss surgery and the list seems to expand every day. In order for Bariatric Pal to be an effective resource, clarity in communications is extremely important; otherwise many users will be left outside in the dark.

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Thank you, James. It seems you lost a lot of weight, but gained it back in humility and kindness.

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Any new abbreviations for us, James?

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