Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts
on 9/15/15 11:23 am
So often the voice of caring and reason on here - you're a rock star Lady Tazz and OH and its members are very lucky to have you here xxx
on 9/9/15 4:49 pm
I could have done it, no problem. I had no narcotics after the day of surgery and was driving my kid to a golf lesson and looking after my 11 month old the day after I left hospital.
I was a lightweight (40 bmi) and have a good pain tolerance, so appear to have had a much easier time than some who are on narcotics for weeks.
Needs must - if you need to travel, then you'll need to make yourself ready ...
on 9/6/15 4:23 pm
You need to get a hematologist. Peripheral neuropathy is a symptom of B12 deficiency - what are those numbers? As Rocky says above, you need iron infusions.
It worries me to see surgeons and PCP's making these health decisions when it's not their area of expertise.
on 9/5/15 7:26 pm
I lived in Singapore for 4 years and travelled extensively in the region during that time. I moved there when I was 4 months post op. Lived on seafood!!
on 9/2/15 10:13 pm, edited 9/2/15 11:52 pm
So, are you holding this magic to ransom? What a load of old cobblers!
OP, Lora's advice is absolutely correct. I'm sure if we vets were dropping like flies from compromised immune systems and cancer, we'd have heard at least a whisper by now. I hate scaremongerers like this!
on 8/31/15 4:19 pm
I'm riding this ***** out the natural way too. It's taken about 5 years but I rarely flash these days, and I take a tiny dose of Effexor to deal with the anxiety and insomnia etc.
For me, hormone replacement had too many risks for the symptoms I was getting - no need to suffer as symptoms can be managed individually.
I am 11 years out and the only downside to menopause has been the slowing of my metabolism - I need less and less calories each year to maintain and it's a bit of a Rollercoaster getting the balance right.
on 8/29/15 7:32 am
Lora and I are both birthday twins (same month and year) and menopause twins lol. I am battling regain (18lbs lost), and have to be super strict, but at 11 years out, still lose 1.5 to 2 lbs per week, although it is slowing.
I still sparingly eat dairy carbs, but definitely no fruit, and really only eat meat, fish, salad and vegetables.
Getting old sucks - and while the menopause symptoms are disappearing (flashes etc) thank goodness, I am pretty sure the crappy metabolism is here to stay!!
on 8/24/15 9:06 am
Can I ask why the iron in your multi was the determining factor? Iron deficiency is a common problem among our population and so many of us don't even count the multi iron as we have to supplement well to remain stable.
Track your labs and if you see a downward trend AT ALL start supplementing immediately - it is nearly impossible to supplement yourself to health once your ferritin tanks - I needed two infusions in two years before I found what works for me
on 8/21/15 5:38 am
Don't get sensitive you clearly didn't need a crane so your provoking me for fun.
your ass is smaller than mine I actually hope it never gets that small because then I'd have to shell out 10gs for a Brazilian butt lift
but hopefully because I am starting at a lower BMI than you did, squats will actually be effective
on 8/20/15 9:23 am
I'm sorry, but I can honestly say that no, I don't wish ill on people like this - even when I feel wronged. Maybe it's maturity, or maybe it's my inherently socialist atheist nature.
I think the OP needs to look inside herself, but those of you excusing this could do with thinking twice about what has been said here. I think this is at least as shocking as the original post.
on 8/20/15 7:56 am
". but it is kinda fun to see 'Miss Perfect' have to deal with real life issues for once. "
OMG!!! We must be sisters seperated at birth! I dont get jealous about others people looks or personalities. But it is the "accidents of birth" where someone was just born to rich parents and has all the money and connections to "keep them ahead" that really gets me. Same with looks. I dont get treat people poorly because they are unattractive ...it is an accident of birth...some genetic configurations just dont work well and a person cant help it.
So when someoen who has been genetically blessed (or has had EVERYTHING handed to them by parents/and or life) has struggle. I get happy too.
It might be kind of fun to ask her if "she is ok" and that you have noticed the smell of "alcohol on her" in the morning and perhaps she may need some counseling? In the very least, it gets her to shower and brush her teeth before work so she doesnt stink like a bar. At most, you have helped her get her life on track...But you also got to jab the knife in a bit too (which is kinda fun every now and then to the deserviing...which I am not sure she is...but that is up to you to decide).
Wow... You complain about people you are working with... You are so mean... Could you think they see that in you?
I don't normally see this poster because I was blocked when I called her out on her cluelessness - I see blocking was easier than learning any sort of lesson.
This thread is a whole load of fat girls who kept the chip on their shoulder. No point improving your outside appearance if the inside stays ugly ...
on 8/20/15 6:19 am
I hate to break this to you, but we really are not that special. On OH, we get to post about ourselves and we'll get a lot of attention from our peers, but I doubt the rest of the world gives a damn!
To delight in the problems of other people isn't snark, it's just plain mean. It sounds like your colleague is experiencing some real problems, I hope you are able to reflect on this post and find it in your heart/soul to feel some sympathy/empathy. It will make you a much more attractive person on the inside to match the new outside of which you are so proud.
on 8/15/15 11:46 pm, edited 8/15/15 11:46 pm
If you could only do one thing for your health, give up smoking and stay fat! Smoking is way worse for you than being obese.
I smoked for 25 years and gave up 13 years ago - two years before my surgery. There are many ways to quit now - get help from your doctor before this becomes an issue for you. As an aside, my 50 year old smoker sister has terminal lung cancer. Not sure how old you are, but 50 is no age to die!
on 8/14/15 6:14 am
Not being able to keep water down and Gatorade causing foamies sounds like a problem. If it continues, I would certainly call your surgeon to check if you have a stricture.
on 8/13/15 6:12 am, edited 8/13/15 6:12 am
Yes, it includes protein shakes. Iron is very hard on the stomach and can cause chronic constipation - take magnesium or Mira lax daily and take the iron with via c for better absorption
Alternatively, consider buying heme iron, such as Proferrin, which is the best absorbed form of iron and can be taken on its own, anytime. It costs around $30-50 per month but is cheaper than an infusion!!!!
on 8/11/15 10:37 am
One of the best things I have done is to remain a member of the OH community. It has been a key to long term success (11 years) You tend to lose motivation/obsession over time but coming here most days keeps me mindful and accountable.
Being a part of a community is great and I have met many many good friends here, both online and IRL.
on 8/11/15 6:27 am
on 8/10/15 11:48 am
Thanks for that deep, thought provoking post.
I really think you have a good future as a life coach/motivator - have you thought about a career change?
on 7/29/15 6:38 am
Thank you so much for coming here. We all miss Kate an awful lot, and have a regular thread devoted to her in our private group called Kate's Little Piggies!
She shared so much with us over the years about her family and we knew how much she loved you all and how proud she was.
Her friends here will always be grateful for having known her and I'm glad you got comfort from how much we all loved her
on 7/22/15 7:11 am
A revision to what and why?
Iron deficiencies are very common and easily remedied by infusions.