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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts

Citizen Hag (USA &
Brit) Kim

on 3/28/15 9:28 am
Topic: RE: I need a WLS friendly PCP in Denver

I'm with Ridgeline in Castle Rock and my PCP is great - she works WITH me for everything.   I have made it my job to know what my needs are and use her as a facilitator.

Ridgeline take a ton of insurances - including Medicare and Medicaid which most do not in our area, so it's more likely they'll take yours

Good luck!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
Brit) Kim

on 3/25/15 1:29 pm
Topic: RE: Keeping food warm after surgery

As long as your food is hot to start, you certainly should be finished by the time it is lukewarm.   15-20 mins is ample time to eat a meal and I am usually finished way before then - even now!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/25/15 1:27 pm
Topic: RE: psychology evaluation

As Geek said, just answer honestly - the questions are worded in such a way to trip you up if you are lying or not telling the whole truth!!!   It has a purpose - to make sure you know what you are taking on and that you are mentally ready to make the changes.   If you are, then it will show on your test.

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/24/15 7:29 am
Topic: RE: This Is Who People Magazine Should Put On Their WL Cover

Yep, course he will  (cynical ***** over and out!)

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/24/15 7:28 am
Topic: RE: My pet peeve. The words "losing" weight

I always shudder a bit at the phrase "gone forever" because believe me, it is very easy for those pounds you lose, dispose of (whatever cute term you coin)  to come back to visit and bring a few of their friends!!!!

Good luck!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/24/15 7:19 am, edited 3/24/15 7:23 am
Topic: RE: Question about protein & vegetables added to Goodies

This plays right into my pet peeve - you know, the one where if you add protein powder to something it automatically makes it good for you!

A muffin with protein powder in it is ....  wait for it ...  a muffin with protein powder in it!!!!!!

I have lived with this surgery for nearly 11 years by eating well - minimal processed foods (never say never!) - clean, real food.   No substitutes, no artificials versions of the real thing whi*****ludes protein powders and protein substitutes of things (like noodles and chips etc)

I am NOT perfect and I never profess to be, but this choice has been relatively good to me.   I do have an opinion on this (clearly!) but if people are happy substituting stuff to continue to eat how they want - then they should have at it!   We must all experience our own weight loss journey and as long as we are happy with it, then we should have at it.

ETA:   I should confess that I never eat cake or muffins or desserts - I think I could - I just really have no interest.    Every year I throw cake from my son's birthday away without having even a taste.   Yes, I am weird LOL!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/21/15 6:07 pm
Topic: RE: Possible new forum/group
On March 21, 2015 at 5:24 PM Pacific Time, sleevedin2014 wrote:
On March 21, 2015 at 5:03 PM Pacific Time, Modest_Phoenix wrote:

There's certainly interest in having a new group where people feel safe to share and not intimidates by others.  I'm not getting what I need from this particular online community outside of the articles so I'm not certain I will be sticking around.  Time will tell. 

My WLS path will most likely be very different from the main line of thinking here and I think my best source for community and support will be with others who share the same way or at the very least an understanding of it so I am switching from OH to another group where the monitors are active and rules of conduct are followed.  I'm not deactivating this account at this time and will check my inbox for messages so please feel free to contact me there directly if you would like to stay in touch.

Be well and take care. 



For those who think it would be a great idea for a "safe" group and plan on sticking around for it to become successful please start one if you can devote the time and energy to it.    

 

 

No one will be able to message you if you have your setting set to private.

As long as you are not blocked you can message anybody - private or public profile - just hover over their avatar and click message!   Simple!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
Brit) Kim

on 3/20/15 7:05 pm
Topic: RE: Possible new forum/group

As someone who is the leader of a private group, I'm happy to share the secret to success:   have people there who post on a regular basis (preferably daily) and who will be sticking around.

People who only pop in every few weeks will NOT make your group busy enough to make it worthwhile.

You may get initial enthusiasm, but it is a small percentage of people who come to OH as pre-ops and stay until they are vets.   There are a ton of groups in other forum, so there is a lot of choice - you have to offer something different.

Good luck!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
Brit) Kim

on 3/20/15 12:08 pm, edited 3/20/15 5:35 pm
Topic: RE: Am I The Only One or Is Anyone Getting Them Too?

A peril of having a public profile.   If you want to stop this, make your profile friends only - simple!  

If you want to keep it public, just delete any dodgy PM's after reporting them to OH

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/18/15 11:57 am
Topic: RE: Green smoothies yay or nay for you?
On March 18, 2015 at 11:50 AM Pacific Time, Kate -True Brit wrote:
On March 18, 2015 at 11:45 AM Pacific Time, Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim wrote:

I thought Poodlemac had the "ignorant, belligerant bully" blocked?   How the heck does she know what is being posted?   Blocking someone and then commenting about them is chicken****   

If you have something to say to or about someone unblock them - don't read around the block and then berate them!  

ETA:  Feel free to quote me so Poodlemac knows exactly how I feel about her cowardice - she has me blocked too LOL!

Is that what is happening? That is sneaky and cowardly. 

Yes, it's very bad etiquette and says more about this poster than it does about the one about whom she is complaining.

Very bad form (as we would say if we were posh

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/18/15 11:45 am, edited 3/18/15 11:45 am
Topic: RE: Green smoothies yay or nay for you?

I thought Poodlemac had the "ignorant, belligerant bully" blocked?   How the heck does she know what is being posted?   Blocking someone and then commenting about them is chicken****   

If you have something to say to or about someone unblock them - don't read around the block and then berate them!  

ETA:  Feel free to quote me so Poodlemac knows exactly how I feel about her cowardice - she has me blocked too LOL!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/17/15 6:34 pm
Topic: RE: RNY or VSG

I believe her first cancer was cancer of the appendix - strange, because I had never heard of that before and it seems as if it would be innocuous!  She also had WLS 30++ years ago and had been ill for many years before she had RNY, which was almost a "rescue" surgery for her.

I miss her!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/17/15 12:56 pm
Topic: RE: RNY or VSG

   Thank you Birdiegirl - the NSAIDs are ok for everyone other than RNY is old news.  According to the ASMBS, a lot of surgeons don't recommend them for use after VSG either.

Personally, I wouldn't be chugging them down every day if I had never had WLS ...

 

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/17/15 10:13 am, edited 3/17/15 10:14 am
Topic: RE: My friend's sage advice to me after I posted a question on Facebook

Consider paragraphs - I find one long run on like this,  way too difficult to read and follow and so the message is lost!  

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/7/15 6:15 pm
Topic: RE: Torn between sabotaging myself and disqualifying myself!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/7/15 2:43 pm
Topic: RE: Torn between sabotaging myself and disqualifying myself!

Check your insurance, but mine counted the weight I was when I had my first surgical consult, not what I weighed the date of surgery.

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/6/15 6:08 pm
Topic: RE: Excess Skin

Tell him he'd better start saving for your plastics then - if he's so worried what you will look like!   Some men are such asses at times ...

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/6/15 1:35 pm, edited 3/6/15 1:35 pm
Topic: RE: Dr.'s dietary sheet for after surgery. Is this similar to what your dr. gave you?

Nope.  

No pre-op diet 

No protein shakes

liquids for 10 days

soft food for 4 days

normal diet as tolerated thereafter

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 3/4/15 7:42 pm
Topic: RE: mini bypass

Research Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)  

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 2/28/15 6:12 pm
Topic: RE: A photo worth checking out....

A WLS friend from here once told me that she could tell I had not spent long as a MO person - because of the shape of my legs from the knees down and this explains it perfectly.

Very interesting, Cathy, thank you!

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 2/28/15 12:20 pm
Topic: RE: Obamacare and WLS, Which States are Covered

If that were the case, Colorado would be covered - we have among the lowest obesity rates in the country - you rarely see an overweight person here let along someone who is MO.

We have cooperative exchanges which are the cheapest to enroll - I am in one and Kaiser is another - they won't offer WLS because it doesn't benefit the majority of their members, who are predominantly healthy and fit.

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 2/25/15 6:47 pm
Topic: RE: Lets Hear About Daily Successes

My success today is being unblocked and being willing to let it go ... 

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 2/25/15 9:52 am
Topic: RE: Pain in side with ******

WHERE is this pain?  Can't really see how it would be related to your WLS, but who knows without more info?  

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 2/25/15 7:29 am
Topic: RE: Weight regain

What surgery did you have?   I think the different surgery boards have a daily "what are you eating today" thread and it would give you a great idea of what people who are losing or maintaining are doing.

It's a shame you didn't lose to goal, but its entirely possible to lose weight, even after the so called honeymoon period so you could lose the regain and then some if you really put your mind to working your WLS tool

 

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Citizen Hag (USA &
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on 2/24/15 5:44 am
Topic: RE: how do i know weight loss surgery is for me?
On February 24, 2015 at 5:29 AM Pacific Time, Grim_Traveller wrote:
On February 23, 2015 at 6:45 PM Pacific Time, Jeffboutwell77 wrote:

Who is talking RNY, I am talking about Bariatric surgery... A lap band could be the perfect surgery for this person... Non invasive and good fit... I don't know what is best for this person... But what I do know is by the year 2025 it is said that 90% of America will be obese at the rate we are having now... With this considered there are other factors to be thinking about... Active duty military puts a lot of mental strain on the families and obesity is caused by those who are stressed looking for some comfort... They therefore turn to food and become obese... Wouldn't it be nice to help those in need and give them the proper tools to deal with these issues... 

If you really cared about someone, you wouldn't give them a lapband. Non-invasive? It is far and away THE MOST invasive, injurious, expensive and painful WLS, and the least effective.

Talking about Hilary, it's good to see that you advocate free universal healthcare, based not on what doctors recommend, but on what patients want.

Single payer ...  Be still my racing heart!

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