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on 1/22/15 5:44 am
Topic: RE: Traveling 3 months after surgery......Is that to soon

I moved to Singapore for four years, four months after my surgery.  No problems at all.   Spain will be a breeze AND awesome!

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on 1/21/15 10:34 am
Topic: RE: 420 to 297.....97 to go

You look great!  Well done and keep doing whatever it is you are doing!

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on 1/19/15 8:13 am
Topic: RE: TLC Fat and Back are you watching?

I watched the whole thing and will watch part 2 as well.   I thought it was fascinating because if you ignore her schtick, it was full of very interesting observations and some growth in her empathy.

I think she says what a lot of skinny people think of fat people - she just makes a living saying it!

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on 1/19/15 8:08 am
Topic: RE: When the effects of your WLS start to Wane

A Rose or Stomaphyx procedure by any other name.   They have very limited success rates and are very often NOT covered by insurance for this reason.

Most people *****gain do not have a physical anatomical reason for doing so - in most cases it's the food/drink choices that lead to regain, so most people would be just as successful if they followed the program without undergoing the surgery!

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on 1/13/15 7:09 pm
Topic: RE: Pre-op concerned about pregnancy after surgery

You should plan to wait at least one year or more ...  Take your supplements on the clock from the beginning and make sure you the healthiest you can be before getting pregnant.

There are lots of happy, healthy children born to people who have had WLS

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on 1/10/15 7:16 pm
Topic: RE: sorry...bye

Awesome first post!

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on 1/10/15 6:04 pm, edited 1/10/15 6:04 pm
Topic: RE: The Mathematical Challenge to Obesity

I have long contested the 3500 calories = 1lb of loss (or gain) and it ****** me off every time I see it posted on here.  It takes no account of age, gender, metabolism and just being a human being!!!   I can assure you that I can gain 5lbs without consuming an extra 17,500 calories on top of what I normally eat and I would expect that most of us can!

We absolutely are not all the same and so that blanket statement IS pure nonsense!

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on 1/10/15 12:58 pm
Topic: RE: MedPage Information re: diabetes II and WLS

My favourite part?   The word REMISSION and not cure as some seem to believe.

I was NOT type II diabetic before my surgery but am one of the unlucky 2% who became diabetic at a normal weight  post RNY.   For some of us, diabetes is about genes, regardless of our weight!   I have no doubt though, that my diabetes is easier managed because I live a predominantly healthy lifestyle and that it would be way worse if I had stayed MO for the last 10.5 years.

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on 1/10/15 12:51 pm
Topic: RE: Question for Kathy S

I do think everyone should strive to at least get an avatar and make sure their surgery type and date is filled in.

I have a friends only profile so don't worry so much if people don't have much on their profile or if they choose to make it more private.

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on 1/8/15 5:05 pm
Topic: RE: Surgery didn't work

So at 2 weeks out, HOW do you know you have no restriction?   

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on 1/8/15 1:21 pm
Topic: RE: Am I wrong to want to get the surgery done and over?

Google to surgery in 3 weeks and have never regretted it.  Some people undoubtedly need the six months to prepare and educate, but not all of us.

Good luck with getting a date and getting on with your surgery!

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on 1/7/15 5:20 pm, edited 1/7/15 5:20 pm
Topic: RE: Bodybuilding post gastric bypass

Isn't it Ducky or is she too old school now?

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on 1/7/15 1:25 pm
Topic: RE: Am I too old to benefit from WLS?

53?   53?   When did 53 become too old for anything (other than birthing and even that has been tested!!!)

I had mine at 42 and am now 52 and wouldn't have changed a thing!

You will lose as much weight as you work your programme for - read, read, read and learn how to work this surgery to the best possible effect and long term maintenance.

53 will be the new 33 if you do it right 

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on 1/6/15 5:23 am
Topic: RE: It takes 45 minutes every poop

I will often go 2 or 3 times in the morning.   I'm not someone who sits in there reading, FB'ing etc (ewwwww) so I feel it's because I will go, get up and do something and then go again!

I've never thought it meant I had a problem 

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on 1/5/15 12:55 pm
Topic: RE: International travel - protein powder and passports (crossposted to VSG board)

Put them in your checked case - packed securely - and you'll be fine 

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on 1/2/15 4:45 pm, edited 1/2/15 4:46 pm
Topic: RE: WLS personality

Many of us have been here a long time and seen this often - this is who she has always been, just under a cloak of fat!  As far as I know, none of us get a personality transplant when they reroute our guts!  I suspect she now feels able to say what she has always wanted to.

Not saying whether this will get better or not, (probably not) but you have to be prepared to cut her loose if she becomes intolerable or maybe you could take a few steps back and see if she treasures her old friendships as much as her new life!

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on 12/28/14 2:08 pm
Topic: RE: Sensitive Personal "woman" question for those of you post surgery!

Very common in someone of your BMI - you will need a Mons reduction once you have lost your weight.  

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on 12/28/14 7:47 am
Topic: RE: Personal question

If you do ask you surgeon, might I suggest you call it sex - "activity" means so many things to so many people!!!   (as does sex, I suppose )  Medical staff really appreciate us using grown up terms so there is no confusion!

 

 

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on 12/26/14 8:29 am
Topic: RE: Gas After WLS No One Talks About

No avoidance of the subject here - it just really is not a problem - except when I eat gas inducing foods!  It certainly is not to a point where my bf wants to sleep in another room!!!!!

Diet modification would be my recommendation

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on 12/24/14 12:08 pm
Topic: RE: Maintenance questions???

For me, maintenance just happened - I lost all the weight, I stopped losing weight - I was in maintenance!!!!   Ta da!!!

I just kept doing what I was doing ...

Now, I see people choosing weights, altering diets, stressing over it - not sure why people need to manipulate it but whatever!   I think I chose the easy way 

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on 12/23/14 10:14 am
Topic: RE: Just a rant about profiles!!

I have a profile that is only accessible to "friends" because I didn't want pervs gawking at my PS pics (which I have taken down now).  

I have been here 10 years and only have a couple of hundred now because I run the private R&R board - it added a couple of hundred to my friends list (you have to be a friend to be able to receive an invite)

There are people on here who collect friends - even some of the weirdest old timers have thousands of friends - I've never really "got" why 

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on 12/22/14 6:55 pm
Topic: RE: Just a rant about profiles!!

You should be judicious who you accept as a friend - I am not a friend collector because I am fussy about (at least) having an avatar and a history.

It is perfectly ok to decline a friend request!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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on 12/20/14 3:58 pm
Topic: RE: Highlights!

It won't make it fall out any differently, but will help make it appear thicker.   I can't imagine not having my hair done - whatever the cir****tance!   Go for it!

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on 12/20/14 3:28 am, edited 12/20/14 3:29 am
Topic: RE: Diabetes meds

Ok, I'll be the Debbie Downer and remind everyone that RNY is not a cure for diabetes, but it does allow some people to go into remission.

Not everyone, but some ...  and it is wholly possible that it can come back at some point in the future - even without regain!

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on 12/6/14 10:38 am
Topic: RE: Im home thank god!

Walk and sip like it's your job - because it IS!   No excuses, your pain will subside much quicker if you are up and about.

Welcome to the Losers' Bench!

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