Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts
on 1/22/15 5:44 am
I moved to Singapore for four years, four months after my surgery. No problems at all. Spain will be a breeze AND awesome!
on 1/19/15 8:13 am
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!
on 1/19/15 8:08 am
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!
on 1/13/15 7:09 pm
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
on 1/10/15 6:04 pm, edited 1/10/15 6:04 pm
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!
on 1/10/15 12:58 pm
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.
on 1/10/15 12:51 pm
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.
on 1/8/15 1:21 pm
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!
on 1/7/15 1:25 pm
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
on 1/6/15 5:23 am
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
on 1/5/15 12:55 pm
Put them in your checked case - packed securely - and you'll be fine
on 1/2/15 4:45 pm, edited 1/2/15 4:46 pm
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!
on 12/28/14 2:08 pm
Very common in someone of your BMI - you will need a Mons reduction once you have lost your weight.
on 12/28/14 7:47 am
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!
on 12/26/14 8:29 am
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
on 12/24/14 12:08 pm
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
on 12/23/14 10:14 am
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
on 12/22/14 6:55 pm
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on 12/20/14 3:58 pm
on 12/20/14 3:28 am, edited 12/20/14 3:29 am
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!
on 12/6/14 10:38 am