Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts
on 4/13/16 1:45 pm, edited 4/13/16 6:45 am
Nice to see someone back after all this time to advise us all how to do it right
Some of us have stuck around for the long haul and while I am thrilled that you "know" how healthy you are, without blood tests, I don't think it's a good idea for anyone to follow your example.
There are lots of vets on here that offer advice and help on a daily basis. It's always good to have another join the ranks
on 4/13/16 12:58 pm
You can put "hair loss" in the search function or Google "Telogen Effluvium" It's a physiological process and yes, it will probably grow back if you eat well and take your vitamins as necessary
on 4/13/16 12:20 pm
While replying to everyone is polite, it's perfectly fine to just say thank you for your post.
Weight loss surgery is a huge cash cow to a general surgeon and more often than you want to hear, they do the surgery that suits them, not you! Going to medical school shows you're smart, not kind.
Personally, if I had GERD I would never have a VSG, we see too many people revising to RNY after a year or two because they have developed Barretts. We really do have YOUR best interests at heart, but at the end of the day, this is your surgery and so your choice. At least now you are going into it with all the information.
on 4/13/16 11:42 am
Friendly advice from someone who's been here 13 years or so. Let it go ... unless you want to make enemies, chastising people when you are a newbie never goes well.
I read your previous posts and only saw people concerned for you. You really come across as if you are spoiling for a fight!
I wish you luck on your journey
on 3/30/16 4:01 pm
I really consider it a gift that I left the country 4 months after surgery. I didn't have any day to day friends to lose and OH has always been my support group. Very few people in my life now knew me as MO.
I can only imagine how hard it is to lose good friends
on 3/16/16 10:51 am
Once you get a ways out, people will stop giving you their opinions because it'll be just who you are now. In the meantime, you'll need to grow a thick skin.
It works for me not to invite opinions. I'll ask if I need them, but until then people can zip it!
on 3/15/16 3:44 am
on 3/11/16 2:03 pm
on 3/11/16 6:33 am
I'm so pleased that your WLS has helped your health! I'll swing an organic chicken that your treatmental is bearable and that you'll soon be in remission.
Please hang around so we can support you xx
on 3/8/16 9:56 am, edited 3/8/16 1:53 am
1 did liquids for a week, soft foods for a week and then food. It might surprise people that protein shakes are not necessary, they just make it easier.
My plan was 30g protein by 30 days, 60g by 60 days and 90g by 90 days.
I will be 12 years out in July and have never doctored my food. I eat as lean and green as I can and I've never had a protein deficiency in any of those 12 years
on 3/8/16 8:23 am
on 3/1/16 2:36 pm
I think this is a great place to get advice and support. You just have to separate the wheat from the chaff ...
There are some very knowledgeable people on here, who I would trust to give me valuable no BS advice. It's easy to pick up on who those people are, if you're a regular visitor.
on 3/1/16 2:30 pm
I've been here a long time and we've seen all sorts of weirdo****ting up the ladies or making friend requests to get access to pictures,
I have hundreds of friends but I don't accept requests from people I don't know from the boards. There's nothing to be gained by being a friend, unless you Admin private groups as I do.
on 3/1/16 7:23 am
I have my PCP and specialists deal with any health issues. Noone can then attribute problems to RNY, going to your surgeon just gives them an opening to deny.
on 2/26/16 5:21 am
This thread is an awesome example of ways to be successful in the long term. I love the support given on this board. As White Dove said, adding protein shakes to your diet is an excellent way to gain weight - a terrible idea for someone who is past their honeymoon period.
Savvy shopping is the key to protein on a budget - the price increase in meat is shocking. Here in Colorado, hamburger is $9 per pound, but ground chicken breast can be found at $5 per pound and if I see it on a BOGO, I stock up my freezer. Maybe a monthly trip to your next big town is worthwhile - I have to drive to my supermarket and drive to Costco monthly to pick up on their monthly offers.
The most successful people I know stick around on OH, giving and receiving support because their head is in the game. It's how we know of what we speak.
Good luck in losing your regain and getting to goal.
on 2/22/16 7:25 am, edited 2/21/16 11:28 pm
I doubt you will experience dumping syndrome because you will still have your pyloric valve. You may suffer gastric distress from eating something that doesn't agree with you, but it won't be dumping syndrome.
We all get nervous, it's completely natural and if you ask most us us what regret we have, not getting the surgery earlier is generally no 1
Good luck for tomorrow
on 2/21/16 7:44 pm
I credit my 11.5 years success to my not giving a crap about these cookies. Yes, I could eat a sleeve but I've vowed not too. Its a choice every day, and it doesn't get easier as time goes on. Hence, the crappy statistics for long term success!
It may suck to hear it, but there's a reason why some of us here are successful this far out
on 2/17/16 2:24 pm, edited 2/17/16 6:22 am
Male or female?
Pre surgery weight loss?
How much do you have to lose?
No such thing as too quick - as much excess weight needs to go in the first six months as possible. I lost 120 lbs to goal in under 6 months. Its keeping it off that's the challenge. I doubt you'll ever lose 25 lbs in a week again - enjoy it!
on 2/12/16 2:10 pm, edited 2/12/16 6:43 am
Take out the "I hope you know" so it just reads "This is not the easy way out".
Take out the "I hope" and say "I know y'all will be there for me"
Take out "might be able to" and say I appreciate all the prayers and support you offer"
Anyone who comments or questions negatively is an ass and should be defriended immediately noone needs that negativity in their life.
If you choose to go public, be strong and proud - you don't NEED permission from anyone to make this decision!
on 2/4/16 5:44 am
I've been on it a couple of years and it's been awesome. No iron infusions needed (I had 3 over 5 years), no side effects AT ALL. I'm on a high deductible, so it is expensive, but definitely not infusion expensive.
Can't recommend it highly enough
on 2/1/16 5:28 am
Dumping syndrome has kept me off cakes, ice cream etc for 11+ years - never touch them. Not convinced I would have been so good had I had a sleeve ...