Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts

Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/28/17 10:12 am
Topic: RE: Why do people here Block their own Profiles?

I have mine blocked because I have half naked PS pics in there. I don't blog, so nothing for anyone to see. It also means I don't get private messages from hinky people.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/17 7:49 am
Topic: RE: When friends and family try to change your mind about surgery

It soothes a bit lol ...

I had a year's therapy after my divorce and it was truly a gift. I know people think we throw that out too much on here, but I'm not sure I've come across anyone who doesn't think it helps.

My sister is doing great. Very different program in the UK, but it's working ok for her so far.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/17 7:38 am
Topic: RE: When friends and family try to change your mind about surgery

I never think I'm old until one of you talk about your parent and mention their age and I'm 2 years OLDER!!!!!

Inspiring post, Nikke. I never gave anyone permission to nay say me and my family know better.

I did hear that my older sister, who was 100lbs bigger than my pre surgery weight, said she'd never do it. She was on the table 8 years later ...

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/17 6:00 am
Topic: RE: OH, people do come here for help right?

Good quote, Hala, as history has been rewriiten. I wouldn't be surprised if OH contributes to that by deleting the whole thread.

Hopefully, the OP got some insight with the interraction.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/17 5:53 am
Topic: RE: OH, people do come here for help right?

Did you consider that noone else sees the posts the way you do? We are at six pages and I have yet to see ONE post that agrees with your assessment of the meanness.

In general, other people are not going to post your thoughts for you. You'll need to do that.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/26/17 5:49 am, edited 5/25/17 11:05 pm
Topic: RE: OH, people do come here for help right?

It would be honest, a quality to be admired, considering this disingenuous **** show

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/25/17 6:04 pm
Topic: RE: I have been APPROVED!!!

Congrats. Hang out, read voraciously, make friends. This is an awesome resource, make the most of it x

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/25/17 5:59 pm, edited 5/25/17 11:00 am
Topic: RE: OH, people do come here for help right?

Come on - woman up, don't "some people", call a ***** out if you feel that strongly. I suspect she'll be more than willing to 'splain herself lol

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/25/17 5:57 pm
Topic: RE: OH, people do come here for help right?

Is it that time already? The gap between "the vets are all meanies" posts seems to get shorter and shorter.

This is not a site that generally welcomes hand patters or forum nannies telling us all how to post. How long have you been here? 3 weeks? OK then ... Welcome! I'll know where to come next time I need advice on how to make friends on a new site I suppose that you are at least making an impression, just maybe not the one you intended. Thanks for livening up a Thursday evening though.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/25/17 5:50 pm
Topic: RE: OH, people do come here for help right?

Awesome post, Mary x

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/24/17 4:58 pm
Topic: RE: Am I doing the right thing?

I'm an English woman living in the US. Pay the money and get the bypass. The band is a nightmare and will almost certainly have to be removed after causing you untold damage. If you go to the revision forum you'll see what I mean

My sister and my cousin both had RNY in the UK, on the NHS, and have been successful.

I had mine here in the US 13 years ago and have never regretted it for one day.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/23/17 6:39 am
Topic: RE: Surgery in San Francisco... on the cheap??

I'd call Mexico.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/23/17 4:51 am, edited 5/22/17 9:52 pm
Topic: RE: NOT an overeater or compulsive eater or binge eater or in denial

That's a big old word salad ... I cannot read it, but thanks for popping by and welcome

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/20/17 4:30 pm
Topic: RE: Need Help to make up my mind on Bypass vs Sleeve

Look six threads down ...

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/19/17 5:12 am, edited 5/18/17 10:13 pm
Topic: RE: Surgeon interaction post surgery

Unfortunately, bariatric surgery has become big business and aftercare is not worth the cost of a surgeon's time, hence "programs"

There are some who are old school, but I don't think any of us should expect Dr Now type care!

My PCP is young and extremely well informed - much better bedside manner than I would expect from a surgeon, who generally prefer their patients anesthetised!!!

You have to remember that you owe it to yourself to be your own best advocate; noone will ever care more about your health than you!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/14/17 8:59 am, edited 5/15/17 12:18 am
Topic: RE: Strange neurological symptoms almost 1 year post-op.

Yeah, "I don't think B6 has been tested yet" and "no numbers on the potassium" was the biggest clue that the OP was on top of it ...

Half assed information is not conducive to getting good answers to problems, which you should know as a physician.

A great reminder to us all that our physicians shouldn't be solely responsible for our health, we ARE our own best advocates and nobody cares about us more than we should!!!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/13/17 4:57 pm, edited 5/13/17 1:40 pm
Topic: RE: Strange neurological symptoms almost 1 year post-op.

Vitamin levels all being fine is not information. What EXACTLY are the numbers? B12 may be within range at more than 200 but anything less than 400 can give neuro symptoms as you describe.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/12/17 1:02 pm
Topic: RE: Vets- How much regain is acceptable to you?

Of course!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/9/17 2:55 pm, edited 5/9/17 7:55 am
Topic: RE: Some friendly advice from someone who is (almost) 2 years out.

It sounds like your program is not very good at preparing its participants. You could probably help people by steering them here where they'll learn all about life after surgery - the good, the bad and the ugly.

I was absolutely prepared for mine, physically, and psychosocially. We even discussed finances for food, vitamins and the possibility of plastic surgery.

I have not had 1 second of regret, not even immediately after surgery, as I understood exactly what I was letting myself in for.

There is NO EXCUSE for bad programming these days, if we were better prepared 13 years ago!!!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/8/17 1:19 pm, edited 5/8/17 6:20 am
Topic: RE: Vitamins - switching off PatchMD, looking for suggestions

I use Kirkland (Costco) multi x 2 per day. They're good quality and my levels are awesome

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/7/17 8:54 am
Topic: RE: Coming Around The Mountain.........

Well done, Mary! Not giving up is the key to success. Lots of people would have folded after everything you have been through. We're so proud of you xxx

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 5/6/17 7:55 am
Topic: RE: My new journey! Is liquid diet too drastic? well I hope so!
On May 6, 2017 at 2:28 AM Pacific Time, "LADYbug-j" L wrote:
You do mean someone who had wls RNY? right?

Hello? So your an expert? 3 yrs. in the game?

Not. You just getting started.

Okay you want to be right.

Okay.

Be Blessed.



jbug

I'm almost 13 years out. Julie is right, you are wrong.

She's also seems to be a much nicer person than you.

Bless your heart

Kim

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 4/30/17 1:10 pm
Topic: RE: Is this dumping or a virus

Dumping has zero to do with going to the bathroom. Sounds like a simple case of the squits!

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 4/19/17 4:26 pm
Topic: RE: Pet problem & possible solutions?

Unless you're expected to pick them up, I don't see a problem. I had an 11 month old son when I had my surgery and he climbed all over me lol.

I had little to no pain after surgery. No narcotic pain killers other than the day of surgery. I don't think I'm that unusual, it's just those of us who sail through rarely post about how easy it was.

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Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 4/19/17 6:01 am
Topic: RE: Introduction of a new member

Lol! Love a good clique! That should liven up the place, for sure!

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