Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts

Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 12/13/15 12:11 pm
Topic: RE: Website Update - January 21, 2016

I can see two perfectly good tickers ...  press F5 or refresh

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 12/8/15 6:57 pm
Topic: RE: Had revisison

She clearly didn't get the "magic" surgery the rest of us did ...  hers needs to be worked with to be successful!

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 12/6/15 3:47 pm
Topic: RE: Iron Tablets

I've had to teach 4 PCP's so far and because they shut down our health co-op (f**k you Corey Gardner), Ive got to take on another student in January.

As long as they do as I ask, and leave everything else alone, I'm good!!

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 12/6/15 3:40 pm
Topic: RE: ZERO CHANCE

I enjoyed your post - I thought it was very observant and instantly recognized its inspiration  

You and I are cool 

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 12/6/15 1:37 pm
Topic: RE: ZERO CHANCE

I had my surgery back in the old days when we didn't get a lot of instruction and had to learn the hard way.    Most people on here are gifted instructions for their early days and then have this fabulous resource of people who have stayed here for years paying forward their education and experiences.

To see that poo poo'd in favour of what is clearly ridiculous is sad, but unfortunately all too common.

Most WLS vets (5+ years post surgery) who stick around on here have either pretty much lived or seen it all.  We can actually accurately assess, in a few posts, who will be successful at losing and maintaining their weight loss and who will crash and burn ...   however, people are redeemable if they remain open minded and stick around to enjoy the fruits of others successes and mistakes (because none of us is perfect!)

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 12/3/15 6:42 am
Topic: RE: Repeat metabolic study -- How my metabolism changed over 15 months

I am on 1700mg Metformin per day for type II diabetes (which is well under control).  

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 12/1/15 4:09 pm
Topic: RE: Repeat metabolic study -- How my metabolism changed over 15 months

I have an RMR 20 per cent over that expected for my age/BMI which thrilled me at this stage of life and my journey ...  

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 12/1/15 8:10 am, edited 12/1/15 12:08 am
Topic: RE: Could I be dehydrated??? Need help

   well, weren't you just the special snowflake .

In light of your post, everyone who has WLS and gets a cold should dash off to the ER for fluids.    What part of EMERGENCY room don't you understand?  Love it when you newbies turn up with your horror stories to school the vets or anyone who gives sensible advice.  You've picked on the wrong chick, Gary

YOUR TURN,

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 11/30/15 4:11 pm
Topic: RE: Could I be dehydrated??? Need help

Unless there's a physical reason why you can't drink, you just need to suck it up.  I'm afraid this forum seems to encourage people to go to the ER and that somehow dehydration after WLS is a medical emergency.  NO, it's not!  

Having WLS doesn't make us any more precious than a normal adult and it's really only children and the elderly or the very sick who should go to the ER for fluids as they go downhill fast.  A normal healthy adult can just get on and drink what they need - a few days of not eating and drinking less than usual is NOT a medical emergency.

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 11/27/15 8:32 am
Topic: RE: That "a-ha!" moment

Ignore vets and listen to people with 4 months' experience - excellent advice!  Thanks for your input

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 11/22/15 9:00 am
Topic: RE: What's your emergency plan for the T'Day Weekend? Come on, you may need one!

I don't eat desserts or snack, so I'll just eat in the order I do every day - protein (turkey/ham), vegetables, and then if there's room, a bite of whatever's left.  

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 11/21/15 9:33 am, edited 11/21/15 1:36 am
Topic: RE: I am Sorry about Posting the Low Carb Recipes on the forum

We live and learn ...   you only upset two people so no need to apologize to anyone else.  Served as a reminder that recipe blogs are businesses and that they consider their blogs are their intellectual property (as they should).

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 11/14/15 6:14 pm
Topic: RE: To the people of France, during this profound tragedy are hearts go out to you all!

I lived in Paris for 2 years and while the French have a reputation of being difficult, they are incredibly nationalistic.  They will deal with this as a united country ...

 

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 11/12/15 1:16 pm
Topic: RE: This photo hits to the core of how hard it is for us to share.......

That's so funny ...  LeaAnn and I were arch enemies for years, but have become great FB friends in recent years.  Funny how it works out, isn't it? 

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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
on 11/11/15 1:09 pm, edited 11/11/15 5:08 am
Topic: RE: This photo hits to the core of how hard it is for us to share.......

Yes, I do ....   I think she worked with special needs kiddos

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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 & Brit) Kim
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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Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim
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 & Brit) Kim
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 & Brit) Kim
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 & Brit) Kim
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 & Brit) Kim
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 & Brit) Kim
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 & Brit) Kim
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 & Brit) Kim
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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