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I haven't been on here in a long time. I got very sick in the fall. Severe pain out of the blue and passed out one night and woke up on my bathroom floor. I'm stubborn as hell and went to the Dr. 3 days later, because you know, I was feeling a little better day by day so why bother going?? [emoji848] I was admitted to the hospital for several days with a severe infection and dx with diverticulitis. Thankfully days of IV antibiotics got me on the right track...if not I was looking at surgery to remove a section of my colon. Then I had a never ending UTI which is very unusual for a male. Turns out I had 3 different bacteria in my system, 2 of which could only be picked up from a hospital setting. More antibiotics and a trip to an infectious disese specialist and roughly half a year later I'm finally cured!

I've been able to maintain my weight pretty well but was disappointed to postpone my TT that was scheduled for last fall. I know, I know, my health and recovery from the other stuff was way more important. And, there is a reason for everything!

I'm thrilled to finally be 30 days out from my TT surgery on 8/21. Truly can't wait for this milestone on my journey to be complete! [emoji847] Maybe I'll work up the guts to post before and after pics. 🤷‍♂️

In any event, I shut the world out for a while so it's good to be back to my nerdy, tattooed, quirky self!20190628_150516.jpeg 20190707_120214.jpeg 20190718_144135.jpeg 20181203_132841.jpeg 20181119_082420.jpeg 1511707645089001(1).jpeg

HW = 360

SW = 292

GW = 220 reached 3/7/18

CW = 204 @ 6'5"

156 pounds lost! [emoji106]

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Glad to hear you are feeling better. I am new here, having surgery on the 31st July. 6th day of my liver shrinking diet. Did you have any other symptoms adding up to the diverticulitis? I am super stubborn too and I've been reading up on what's normal, what's not, because I know I'm liable to think something is normal and it not be. Good to meet you :D

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Glad to hear you are feeling better. I am new here, having surgery on the 31st July. 6th day of my liver shrinking diet. Did you have any other symptoms adding up to the diverticulitis? I am super stubborn too and I've been reading up on what's normal, what's not, because I know I'm liable to think something is normal and it not be. Good to meet you [emoji3]
Thank you. No symptoms at all and never had it prior. One minute everything was fine and the next the worst pain I ever felt.

HW = 360
SW = 292
GW = 220 reached 3/7/18
CW = 210 @ 6'5"
150 pounds lost! [emoji106]

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Wow! Amazing and I love your pictures, tattoos and all! Glad you are better!

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Wow! Amazing and I love your pictures, tattoos and all! Glad you are better!
Thank you!!

HW = 360
SW = 292
GW = 220 reached 3/7/18
CW = 210 @ 6'5"
150 pounds lost! [emoji106]

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Good to hear from you!
Looking fabulous!
Thanks!![emoji846]

HW = 360
SW = 292
GW = 220 reached 3/7/18
CW = 210 @ 6'5"
150 pounds lost! [emoji106]

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@336Mike So glad you're back here posting with us. Now never go away again dude!!! You look AHHHHH-may-zing!!! Congrats on all your hard work. I'm so sorry to hear about your medical issues. It's easy to get down and isolate when you have to deal with feeling poorly and healing plus all the doc visits/hospitals etc. :( So glad your TT surgery is back on and SO close! Wooot! Can't wait to follow your journey hon! BTW, we're pretty fond of your geeky tattooed self. :)

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Mike, you look fantastic. I am new here, but have been through it all before. How long before you could stand up straight from you TT? Glad you are feeling better!

Lynda

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What a trip! So glad you're back in good health. Good luck to you.

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[mention=328457]336Mike[/mention] So glad you're back here posting with us. Now never go away again dude!!! You look AHHHHH-may-zing!!! Congrats on all your hard work. I'm so sorry to hear about your medical issues. It's easy to get down and isolate when you have to deal with feeling poorly and healing plus all the doc visits/hospitals etc. [emoji20] So glad your TT surgery is back on and SO close! Wooot! Can't wait to follow your journey hon! BTW, we're pretty fond of your geeky tattooed self. [emoji4]
@fluffychix Thank you so much!!! Appreciate the kind words and compliments!!

HW = 360
SW = 292
GW = 220 reached 3/7/18
CW = 210 @ 6'5"
150 pounds lost! [emoji106]

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What a trip! So glad you're back in good health. Good luck to you.
Thanks!

HW = 360
SW = 292
GW = 220 reached 3/7/18
CW = 210 @ 6'5"
150 pounds lost! [emoji106]

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Well, I am new to the site, so I have not enjoyed your posts before. Thank you for sharing your story.

So happy for you and to see yet another person who looks amazing. You look happy, healthy and handsome.

It is so good to post that you ignored some significant, serious symptoms for a few days. I think for people that have been obese, we tend to do that. I don't know about you, but I would go to the Dr. with a problem and pretty much would get: "could be due to your excess weight" So I just stopped going.

My friends or family have forced me, even tricked me, into going to the Dr. or emergency room because I am stubborn, always think it will get better on its own. I have learned my lesson, sounds like you have too!

Best of luck with staying healthy!!!!!

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