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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts

Citizen Hag (USA &
Brit) Kim

on 11/11/15 12:38 pm, edited 11/11/15 4:38 am
Topic: RE: This photo hits to the core of how hard it is for us to share.......

I didn't post for the longest time, and can count on one hand how many threads I have started ...   I still don't post unless I have something of value to add to a topic - I suppose it's just not my personality to put myself "out there" unless it's for a good reason.

I can be a bit matter of fact, but that is probably more to do with my English culture - warm and fuzzy is generally reserved for family and people I "know" (even on here) - that's why I'm always nice to you, Kathy    We should always bear in mind that not everyone on here is American or have English as their first language!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 11/11/15 9:41 am, edited 11/11/15 1:48 am
Topic: RE: The One Test You Should Never Forget Before Surgery!

Just had my second dexascan done - all aok, thankfully, with a T-score of 2, and an aged matched Z score of 1.2 - better than normal for my age - as was my last test 3 years ago.

 Like most tests, one test is only a snapshot, what's important is keeping an eye on trends over time.

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on 11/11/15 6:59 am
Topic: RE: Join me in Congratulating Bill on his Before & After Weight Loss Surgery Journey!

Hottest Mctottie!  You are an inspiration, Bill and you look nearer 20 than 40 now, dude ...   Awesome job! 

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 11/8/15 3:52 pm
Topic: RE: Birthday Cake?

I've managed 11 years without eating birthday cake and noone has cried ...   celebrations and holidays are now about people and the social occasion, it's way more fun than having to worry about the food.

You are the parent, you get to choose whether you eat something or not :-)

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 11/6/15 5:44 pm
Topic: RE: Protein bars?

Never eaten one and never found the need ...    horses for courses

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 11/3/15 8:06 am
Topic: RE: Food Frustration

Ok, let's go with hormones for the wishing a heart attack on your boyfriend,(if not, he'd better be sleeping with one eye open!!!)

We really are neither that special, nor are we that precious. You may or may not be able to eat some turkey with gravy by then (I suspect will). After liquids, purees etc, it will taste like the best food you have ever eaten!

Dictating what YOU want to your family (let alone your in laws) is a Dick move and no wonder they looked at you funny and laughed ... Get over yourself and get used to the world not revolving around you because this is the lifestyle YOU have chosen, noone else! In case you can't eat the turkey, take a little container of ricotta and marinara and discreetly use the mocrowave. Enjoy the family and make the occasion the important thing and not the food. You'll be surprised how fun it can be when you don't feel as stuffed as the turkey!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 11/2/15 6:40 am
Topic: RE: Definition please

To the left of your name on the blue bar above is a magnifying glass icon - it's a search function. I'll pretty much guarantee that you could get the answer to any question you have if you search for it!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 11/1/15 6:45 pm
Topic: RE: Meeting in Pennsylvania

I had my RNY done at Sacred Heart just over 11 years ago. Loved living in Allentown!!!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 11/1/15 4:13 pm
Topic: RE: Update and Body fat Testing

Thanks for this. I had a Dexascan done with my mammogram 3 years ago, so I know my bones were in good shape, but I have just booked the BodyFit Dexascan and RMR for next Monday for myself and my partner, inspired by your experience ...

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/26/15 3:57 pm
Topic: RE: Psych Eval

Tell the truth. It's there to ensure you know what you are letting yourself in for and that you have the supports in place to make you a success.

Anyone giving you questions asked etc is not helping you.

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/22/15 1:52 pm
Topic: RE: Can you loose more weight then they say you can?????

You can lose as much weight as you are willing to work for in terms of compliance with a good dietary plan - regardless of surgery.

I would have been disappointed to lose any less than 100 per cent of what I needed to be a normal BMI.

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/22/15 1:49 pm
Topic: RE: Do I need a caretaker immediately after wls?

I looked after both myself and my 11 month old baby ... needs must. I stopped narcotics on the day of surgery and so was fine to do everything, include drive, the day after discharge.

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/17/15 2:02 pm
Topic: RE: Does everyone experience hair loss?

I've never lost hair with any of my surgeries ... it's probably a crap shoot whether you do or not!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/15/15 9:01 am
Topic: RE: Sad About Lettuce

I don't eat lettuce, but I do add baby spinach and arugula to almost every meal I eat - much more flavourful and less bulk

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/14/15 11:40 am
Topic: RE: I want to run... But I can hardly walk

I used to run a lot, but gave up about 7 years ago when I started having injuries that were impacting my health more than running was helping it.

For me, exercise is about keeping fit and not wearing my body out before its time (I'm 53). I have no joint problems at this point in my life, and I am grateful for that.

I walk my two large dogs 4 miles or so daily (and believe me, they do not saunter) and I cycle during the summer months. I feel great ...

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/12/15 12:48 pm
Topic: RE: Profile Pictures

You will get replies, but not nearly as many as you will get when people think they "know" you. Just think what you "know" about me from my picture and my name ... I'll bet if I post in a week, you'll remember me. Unless I look up at your post after I type this, I don't even have any idea what your screen name is and I won't remember you in an hour, let alone a week. It's true!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/12/15 11:17 am
Topic: RE: Profile Pictures

Very sad to see only 4 posts (now 5) with profile pictures on the front page of this forum.

Putting up a profile picture takes a couple of minutes, but does make members feel that they "know" you better. Doesn't matter what your screen name says, you all meld into each other without a visual.

So come on new peeps, take a minute or two to put up a picture or something that we will recognize when you post. I guarantee it will up the number of replies you get to your questions!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/9/15 3:43 pm
Topic: RE: Vitamin/Lab advice

If it were me, I would up the B12 - it's pretty low and is one that can tank quickly and deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage.

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/4/15 12:12 pm
Topic: RE: Looking for help on loosing weight.

Go to your primary doctor and get some help re nutrition. Ask him/her if they can see you every three or six months. DOCUMENT every effort you make to lose weight. Join MyFitnessPal and log everything you eat and drink and keep records of exercise etc. Keep a note of your weight EVERY week, and make sure your doctor writes your weight down every time you visit.

I think you are a little too young at the moment, but the odds of you losing 200lbs on your own, and more importantly, keeping it off, are NOT in your favour. If in the future you need weight loss surgery, and you should certainly consider the VSG or sleeve surgery, you will need records of your attempts to lose weight!

Take this time to learn good nutrition and what are good choices, get active and walk whenever you can. If you have the opportunity, go to the school gym, or join one - the YMCA is usually reasonable.

Hang around here and we can help you - you need to eat a lot more than us - just because you have not had surgery and we are old but we can help tell you what are good choices. Can you cook?

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/3/15 10:58 am
Topic: RE: Almost at 200lbs lost....I want to drop another 30 my wife says no but what you guys think????

Not sure how you plan telling your body to stop.

Just keep doing what you are doing and let your body (not your wife!!) tell you when it's done ...

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/3/15 6:50 am
Topic: RE: PCPs and WLS patients

I did a MOVI prep, using Crystal Light to flavor it with no problems ... not sure we're that precious that we need to do anything different to anyone else, it just might take us a bit longer to chug it down

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/3/15 6:47 am
Topic: RE: PCPs and WLS patients

I was going to say, if it's irritating your pouch, he's gone too far

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 10/2/15 1:47 pm
Topic: RE: PCPs and WLS patients
On October 2, 2015 at 4:59 PM Pacific Time, Sharon0055 wrote:

Having the same trouble with a colonoscopy. And I know I was not his first post-WLS patient. I will need to find another doctor before I have to go back in 5 years.

I can see my surgeon once a year and he will order the proper tests - but I also need to find a PCP that is knowledgeble about WLS and the long term watch-outs. (I am 9 months out.)

I would hope that the ASMBS (largest national society for bariatric surgery) reaches out to their PCP peers and does more education with them. I used the search function on the OH website but there were no PCPs listed in my area - you might check there.

Fascinated. What problem with colonoscopy?

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 9/22/15 8:52 am
Topic: RE: struggling!!

Nix the protein shakes in exchange for dense protein - liquid is not going to satisfy you now,but a hunk of chicken breast or thigh will ...

Dense protein, vegetables and dairy until you drop those 20lbs.  Absolutely no need to be hungry!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 9/20/15 8:37 am
Topic: RE: 10 years Banded... and a survivor of a Hemorrhagic Stroke from a car accident

I am sorry that all this has happened to you.  Congratulations on making such huge strides to recovery.

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