I am a year and a half out and yes, I am cold all the time! I live in central Ohio and last winter was one of the coldest on record - I thought I would never be warm again. Thank goodness my gym has a sauna - I could go in there and get good and toasty, take a hot shower and get right into warm clothes and not shiver for a little while. The hunnybun felt a little put out because, after a $600 heating bill, I left the thermostat on 68, but would come to bed in PJs, 2 pairs of socks and a robe, use an electric blanket, and still feel chilled to my bones. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news on that. The good news is I used to be hot beyond all measure in the summer, and this past summer, I rarely broke a sweat, even in Florida in August. I'm not sure if that's a good trade off or not yet, lol.
I did lose some hair at about 3-9months after WLS. It wasn't too bad - I took Biotin vitamin supplements, tried to eat a lot of protein, and I used Nioxin hair products a few times a week. A friend who had WLS about the same time was told to eat some fruit every day to help prevent hair loss - she did, and noticed hardly any har loss at all. I cut it some and dyed it slightly lighter than usual, and it was fine. It also got a lot more natural curl to it as it grew back in, to my great surprise!
Overall, this whole experience has been FAR easier than I ever expected. I've lost almost 150lbs, I wear about a size 14, I can walk forever without my back and legs and feet killing me. It's truly been a remarkable journey.
My big piece of advice would be to start working out as soon as possible. I didn't really do anything besides a little walking and a little swimming until I was almost 9 months out, and I really wish I would have taken advantage of my WLS with more exercise earlier.
Highest/Surgery/Current/Doc's Goal/My Goal
338 / 327 / 195 (finally in onderland!) / 180 / 150