Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts
on 4/20/15 12:04 am
I should cease to be shocked by people *****ly on others telling them what to do rather than educating themselves. Relying on so called professionals to monitor our vitamin/mineral levels is a recipe for disaster - as we have seen so often.
Oh well, WTF do we know?
on 4/19/15 8:47 am
If your stomach fundus was resected (the part of the stomach that contains a lot of the parietal cells that make intrinsic factor) your pill could be 1million per cent daily value and the B12 would not be metabolized.
No one is going to have a deficiency in 6 weeks and probably not even in 6 months, but if your B12 does tank you could end up with permanent neurological difficulties.
Maybe you'd like to discuss this with your surgeon or nutritionist when you next visit?
on 4/19/15 1:12 am
Does a sleeve still produce intrinsic factor? If not, the B12 in your multi is useless ... you will need a sublingual
on 4/16/15 11:56 pm
Make sure you get a copy of all labs - you will need to keep an eye on your trends as each lab test is just a snapshot in time and it pays you to take an active interest in each number so you can be proactive in amending your supplements as your trends require.
No one is as invested in your continued good health as you should be.
on 4/10/15 10:59 am
It's easier than dying of malnutrition or vitamin/mineral deficiency - and those are very real possibilities!
I'm sorry but a long drive or a flight is not enough excuse - you have children
on 4/8/15 11:54 pm
on 4/5/15 4:40 am
Google Telogen Effluvium - it's a process and nothing you can do but wait it out. It's a very common subject on here, so if you did a search on here (little magnifying glass on the blue bar) you will find hundreds if not thousands of posts on this subject.
on 4/4/15 2:08 am
I think another problem is that it would become a popularity contest.
One of our beloved members on here counts the views to her posts and gets really pissy if people don't reply. I NEVER look at the views on my posts, but clearly this person believes it means something so I can't imagine how upset she would get if she didn't get the number of likes she thought she deserved LOL!
on 4/4/15 2:00 am
There used to be a guy on here who said he burned 4000 calories per day on his bike ride - I wonder where he is today? I guess quite a few pounds heavier than he was when he started his bike riding!
on 4/1/15 12:40 pm
What are you doing?
OH has a tutorial - go to Help at the bottom right of the page, and then to Keep Track of Your Weight Loss Surgery
on 3/30/15 10:00 am
You have to be a friend to access my profile and therefore my pictures and yes, I do have a very English accent Here's me with my new grandson - I think I'm a pretty normal looking 52 year old!
on 3/30/15 6:34 am
There are many ladies (not sure about men) on here who have had neck or face lifts. It's more commonly discussed on the plastic boards than on the general board, but a wattle is fairly common after a lot of weight loss unfortunately!
on 3/29/15 9:29 am
Nearly 11 years out and never regretted it for one minute
on 3/28/15 2:28 am
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
on 3/25/15 6:29 am
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!
on 3/25/15 6:27 am
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.
on 3/24/15 12:29 am
Yep, course he will (cynical ***** over and out!)
on 3/24/15 12:28 am
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!!!!
on 3/24/15 12:19 am, edited 3/24/15 12:23 am
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!
on 3/21/15 11:07 am
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!
on 3/20/15 12:05 pm
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.