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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/9/16 9:08 pm
Topic: RE: Vitamins and long term Rny.

I take 2 x Kirkland brand multi (equal to Centrum) per day (ASMBS recommended)

1200 mg calcium citrate per day (ASMBS recommended)

1000 mg magnesium per day (Personal)

2ml (2000mcg) IM b12 per week (Personal)

50k vitamin D per week (Personal)

24mg heme iron with folic acid per day (Proferrin plus)  (Personal)

I have annotated the ones that are based on my personal blood levels and are therefore not a recommendation for anyone else.

The ASMBS website has a guide for general use 

 

 

 

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/9/16 5:45 pm
Topic: RE: Vitamins and long term Rny.

I'm really vigilant about my vitamins and my new Doogie Houser (sp?) Doc was shocked at how healthy I was at my annual check up.

I think too many people flake on their vitamins and blood work after a couple of years because "they got this".  It takes a few years for their levels to be in the toilet and it's harder to bring them up than maintain them!

Take your supplements, people!!!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/9/16 3:24 pm
Topic: RE: What makes an OH member a "vet"?

Stay vigilant and stay involved in the community, I believe there's a reason why we who stay here,  stay successful.

And it doesn't suck to pay it forward ....   most of the time 

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/9/16 8:20 am
Topic: RE: What makes an OH member a "vet"?

I always feel VERY protective over the term, because there is a big difference after 5 years, when people are statistically expected to have regained a lot of their weight back.

Very few people stick it out here a year, let alone 5, 10 or 12.

You don't have to like me, but I would expect that someone respects my journey and experience and the fact that I am still here after 12 years!!!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/8/16 3:46 pm
Topic: RE: Terrified of Match !

Ava, online dating is a cattle market, NOT a place to hang out if you are unsure of yourself!

Having said that, I I met my wonderful fiance on POF and we've been together 4.5 years - he is awesome, so there are some good men out there.

Do not put sexy pics on your profile - you will attract ********  Make them pretty, preferably action shots that show you in an activity.  Be honest about yourself, your politics, religious beliefs etc, it will narrow your pool, but who wants to date someone who doesn't share your interests and moral values?

Good luck

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/8/16 7:27 am
Topic: RE: Is the VSG a sleeve or a pouch?

Ignorance and misinformation on WLS is rife in the medical profession, which bolsters your argument.   It's a shame, but you all go ahead with that if looking ignorant of your own surgery is important to you.  

The rest of us will continue to spread information and fight said ignorance.

Problem solved.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/6/16 1:28 pm
Topic: RE: DEXA SCAN & RMR Results!

I can't run at anything less than 6mph - I'm fascinated by people who run at 3 or 4mph ...

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/6/16 9:38 am
Topic: RE: Airline Passenger Made to Leave After Passenger Complains About Size

Laura In Texas posted the guideline above.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/6/16 9:00 am, edited 6/6/16 2:03 am
Topic: RE: Airline Passenger Made to Leave After Passenger Complains About Size

I read it that the were in different rows - like a 2/3/2 plane configuration - so the complainer didn't want to give up his aisle or window seat to sit in the middle of the middle row.

The article didn't say the seats were together.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/6/16 4:41 am
Topic: RE: Airline Passenger Made to Leave After Passenger Complains About Size

I wouldn't want to sit next to a 385lb man either, or swap my window or aisle seat for one in the middle of a row.  

Being morbidly obese is not a special class on a plane and we all have to take responsibility for ourselves - he should have bought two seats!   I don't think the complainer or airline did anything wrong.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/3/16 4:23 pm
Topic: RE: DEXA SCAN on MONDAY!

I also did the RMR test, which was a real eye opener as mine is 20 per cent higher than average for my age!!!!  

I have had a series of dexascans in the last few years both to find out my body composition and to keep an eye on my bone density (which is also awesome for my age)

I hope you find the test interesting and inspirational.  For me, it was definitely money well spent

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/2/16 8:35 am
Topic: RE: Lessening blood thinner injection pain

Why shots?  Are you very deficient?  OTC sublinguals for pennies are perfectly adequate for most RNYers.   

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/31/16 10:48 am, edited 5/31/16 3:48 am
Topic: RE: NSV: *this* is why I did it

Don't ever let any Bitter Betty's tell you otherwise ...

As a FB friend, you know how I have been able to keep up with my severely ASD son (now 12) and enjoy my gorgeous grandson (the cutie in my avatar), both of which I would have struggled with 12 years and 100lbs ago!

This isn't all about how sexy we are in a bikini (although I still wear one at 53!!!!) or how we are able to attract men/women now.  Those are superficial side effects.  It's about how healthy we are and how we are able to live full and LOVING lives.

 Little Dude is awesome and so are you!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/30/16 9:34 am, edited 5/30/16 2:34 am
Topic: RE: Post op day 4 video update

If you want people to watch it, might I suggest you hotlink it?

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/29/16 6:47 am
Topic: RE: When will this end?

This is NOT normal!  If your surgeon is not taking you seriously, go to your PCP or if it's really that bad, to the ER.  

Having a little discomfort after surgery is normal, but noone should be in PAIN at two weeks out, that is just ridiculous

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/27/16 6:53 am, edited 5/26/16 11:55 pm
Topic: RE: How long did you need narcotic pain medication post -op

Finished taking mine the day of surgery.  I only ever take narcotics for unbridled pain, never for discomfort.  This is exactly how people become addicts.  Not worth the risk to me.

I've seen many people on here, panicked because they are struggling to get their pain medication prescribed or filled.   No different to meth or heroine addiction at that point.  

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/16 1:30 pm
Topic: RE: Can't have Anti-Inflammatories after RNY -- What about Green Lipped Mussel?

Have you tried turmeric or its active ingredient, curcumin?

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/16 10:21 am, edited 5/26/16 3:21 am
Topic: RE: Being Human

Great post, Deanna!

This isn't a 4 week journey, or a six month journey or a 2 year journey.  It's a FOR LIFE journey!

You can think all you want that you've got this morbid obesity thing licked, but the statistics tell otherwise.   Many of you will not reach a normal BMI (and that's ok) and many more of you will have regained 50 per cent of your EWL by year 5.   Yep, just year 5 ...  and the results for 10 years are even worse.

I know how at 12 years out,  I struggle every day to keep the weight off.. age happens (darn you menopause), life happens, there will be a time when your surgery doesn't consume your thinking 24 hours per day.  You WILL slack off.

Those pounds you lost forever?  They're patiently waiting to reappear with several of their friends ...

I know that many of you are thinking "not me".  Sorry to be a cynic, but you'll probably be one of the ones who disappears from OH (most do) and either come back with a regain post in 3-4 years or do so badly, you'll be too embarrassed, or you'll pop up asking about revisions!

 

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/16 9:30 am
Topic: RE: Wearing clothes that fit

The boot cut jeans date my surgery lol.   

I buy good shoes and good bags (a la Audrey).  Clothes?  Not so much.  Living in Colorado, everyone wears either jeans or yoga pants.  Wearing clean ones is "going fancy"

I'm definitely a skinny jeans girl now, and my new favorite are the distressed ones.  Don't like to see fat bulges out of the holes though - why do some women do that?

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/16 6:06 am
Topic: RE: Wearing clothes that fit

I was a SAHM when I had surgery, and I lost all my weight (and some) in 6 months.  I shopped my closet and bought a couple of pairs of dark blue, boot cut jeans from Walmart every month.  Goodwill was a good source for tops.

I've only ever worn clothes that fit me.  My surgeon made us sign a note that we understood the financial ramifications of WLS including new clothes and plastic surgery. I think that was a wise thing to do.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/24/16 4:30 pm
Topic: RE: Nascobol is supposed to come out with vit pills (NON CHEWS) for bariatric patients

Thanks for sharing this info, Sharon.  

I have always taken a non bariatric vitamin and done great.  

For those who worry about costs, Centrum or a generic brand (I get Kirkland brand from Cost****ost pennies and work just fine.  I also have never chewed anything and was popping pills the day after surgery.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/12/16 1:48 pm
Topic: RE: Flying out of country (and back in) ?'s

I'm off to London tomorrow and my pills are in pill cases in my luggage to be checked.   I travel a lot and have never had any problems.

I would put the protein powder in there too.  Worst case scenario - if they're suspicious, a quick sweep of the drug dogs or drug test would prove you innocent 

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/10/16 7:48 am, edited 5/10/16 12:51 am
Topic: RE: Houston we have a problem

How do we know who you are?   You've only been here a couple of weeks so how do we know you have any experience?  Perhaps Christine only wants people with the word VET in their name dispensing advice?

Doubt I would expose my FB page to someone with zero profile.

Buyer beware!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/10/16 7:45 am
Topic: RE: Houston we have a problem

You have no need to apologise.  You weren't misrepresenting your experience and it was good advice!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/10/16 7:44 am
Topic: RE: Houston we have a problem

We read crap from vets all the time.  Good advice is good advice.

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