Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts
on 5/20/14 4:18 pm, edited 5/20/14 4:19 pm
In all my years as a midwife I only came across one woman with Wilson's - it's not that common, but definitely MUST be treated - hopefully this is just a passing phase rather than a lifelong disease (don't I sound cheery - sorry!)
on 5/19/14 5:49 pm
You will find that more people will read your blog and follow you if you build up supportive relationships here. We get tons of people who just turn up to promote their blogs!
on 5/18/14 3:42 pm
When you get to the reply message box, look above and you will see something that looks like a chain link (five in from the end) - copy, the link, paste it into the box in the chain link - call it whatever you like in the second box and voila! Hot link!!!
If you are on a phone, I have no idea!!!
on 5/18/14 3:29 pm
Call the doc. Quite honestly, he put you in this position, giving you a sleeve with a history of reflux - he had better be available to you 24 hours per day!!!!
on 5/18/14 7:20 am, edited 5/18/14 7:22 am
How's that? You might try hotlinking it and then giving me a clue as how how that video will change my life forever ... !
Just posting some anonymous YouTube link is not much of a conversation starter - I hope you are getting some sort of payment for it
on 5/15/14 7:46 am
I gave up breastfeeding my son the week before my surgery - he was 11 months old and so was only really feeding just before bed. I don't think I would have been able to breastfeed exclusively after my surgery but once your son is on solid food and breast milk is only the top up, it should be just fine!
If you start your 6 month pre surgery hoop jumping, you should be just about as ready as I was!
on 5/13/14 10:37 am
It's been a constant fight for me for the last couple of years - I am riding it out without HRT because I don't want to go through this crap at 70 when insurance won't pay for the hormones!!!
Just don't let those 9lbs become 19 or 29 ... Cut the carbs, up the exercise and good luck - getting old sucks!
on 5/9/14 12:56 pm
I could have happily gone on vacation the week after surgery, but I am someone who just gets on with things. I really think it depends on the sort of person you are (barring any medical complications of course).
I was eating a "normal" RNY diet from about 3 weeks - so you certainly should be by 8 weeks ...
I had also lost quite a bit of weight by 8 weeks (50lbs i**** was a long time ago so my memory is a bit blurry) so this will give you more freedom to do "stuff" with your children and husband on vacation.
on 5/8/14 7:04 pm
I have never heard of insurance covering it since the excess skin outside of the panni area doesn't cause any medical issues and is therefore considered cosmetic.
I am sure that everyone who lost as much weight as we have (I lost 190) would look best with a full LBL, and every surgeon in the world will encourage you to do that to get the very best results (and help pad the surgeon's checking account), but it IS cosmetic only and most people "make due" with just the panni or a tummy tuck.
My husband's insurance paid for his panni as they determined it was medically necessary (had to be over 100#). He had lost close to 150# at that point. He was covered by Aetna POS at the time. Every insurance has their criteria.
I think you misunderstood Lora's post - she was saying that anything MORE than a panni removal is unlikely to be covered ...
on 5/8/14 7:01 pm, edited 5/8/14 7:01 pm
Deleted and reposted because of editing to a quoted post
on 5/8/14 2:48 pm
I found these on a search for Fistula
on 5/7/14 7:46 am, edited 5/7/14 9:05 am
It often takes a while for our heads to catch up with our bodies - particularly if we were overweight for some time ... It also takes time to get used to our new life, but here's something - for the vast majority of us, it does eventually becomes second nature, both to live our new life and to live in our new bodies!
Some of us have to do work before surgery and some of us have to do work afterwards - you may be one of the latter and I hope you are able to get to a place where your life now is your new norm.
Getting thinner does not make our lives better in all aspects - we still have to deal with asses, rude people, rejection, unhappiness and all the things we probably had to deal with 100+ lbs ago. We are not guaranteed fantastic jobs, relationships, a great social life etc - all those things come from within and we have to work on them just as much at our smaller size as we did at our bigger.
You look fantastic and I hope you are able to find peace in your new normal
on 5/5/14 12:36 pm
I have been taking it for a few years and have never had a problem with it. However, I have always taken it with food as I know that it can cause digestive issues.
on 5/4/14 4:54 pm
on 5/4/14 1:04 pm
Unless there was life changing disfigurement, there is generally no do-over with plastics because of a bad result. It's one of the risks you take when you have private elective surgery. I guarantee your plastic surgeon will say you were unrealistic about the outcome ...
on 4/30/14 7:35 am
Thanks for this info - NSAID use is between an individual and their doctor.
Many RNY'ers take NSAIDS on an as needed basis (I am not one of them as I have no need, but if this situation changed, I would certainly consider using this!)
on 4/29/14 7:30 pm
on 4/29/14 11:49 am
I think she's asking for experiences as opposed to medical advice! I doubt her surgeon will have had either the surgery nor type I diabetes and so won't be able to tell her how it has been living with it.
OP, I'll PM someone I know was on an insulin pump and type I and ask her to give you her experiences.
on 4/28/14 3:11 pm
Sandie, you will do just fine ... I think the pre-op phase is the hardest, but it is wholly possible to live with these changes and be successful. I had RNY almost 10 years ago and aside from the time I spend on here, I live a perfectly normal life.
You have done a great job with your research and understanding that this will likely be a big change for both you and your family, and you area doing the right thing by voicing the worries that you have here - where (for the most part ) you will get understanding and support.
Check in here and on your surgery forum - there are daily eating threads and people who are happy to answer any questions or give any support that you may need. OH is a great resource and the people that hang out on here long term tend to be the ones who are the most successful in the long term too!
on 4/28/14 7:00 am
Sorry to hijack the OP's excellent post - just wanted to share that just because someone is abusing prescription drugs, (as opposed to illegal drugs) doesn't make them any less a drug addict and certainly does not make them immune from dying from an overdose - thank you ladies for your kind wishes.
on 4/27/14 4:21 pm
If metal is used internally, it's generally titanium - nickel allergy is very common (I have it) and have never come across it being used in a medical setting.
on 4/27/14 7:56 am
I'm sure there will be several people who may, or should recognise themselves in your story ....
We treat prescription drugs and the addiction thereof as somehow different or more acceptable than say, addiction to an illegal narcotic - but having lost a family member to a drug overdose this week (of prescription medication - albeit NOT his prescription), this very much resonates with me. He was 39, successful businessman with a wife and 4 year old son - not how most people would perceive a drug addict!
Thank you for sharing this!
on 4/26/14 3:18 pm, edited 4/26/14 3:19 pm
Yep, she finally blocked me - doesn't want any foreigners in her life obviously LOL! She also deleted all her posts - shame for her I quoted it for you - she's not able to rewrite her ignorance!
on 4/26/14 3:18 pm
She's now deleted all of her posts and blocked me (what a tragedy ) Good thing I was able to quote her so she's not been able to rewrite history - everyone can still see what a gem she is.
Post deleting among certain groups seems to be de rigeur these days, doesn't it? Perhaps if you are not willing to stand by your ignorance, you really shouldn't post it for all to see!!!!