Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts
on 5/26/16 6:06 am
I was a SAHM when I had surgery, and I lost all my weight (and some) in 6 months. I shopped my closet and bought a couple of pairs of dark blue, boot cut jeans from Walmart every month. Goodwill was a good source for tops.
I've only ever worn clothes that fit me. My surgeon made us sign a note that we understood the financial ramifications of WLS including new clothes and plastic surgery. I think that was a wise thing to do.
on 5/24/16 4:30 pm
Thanks for sharing this info, Sharon.
I have always taken a non bariatric vitamin and done great.
For those who worry about costs, Centrum or a generic brand (I get Kirkland brand from Cost****ost pennies and work just fine. I also have never chewed anything and was popping pills the day after surgery.
on 5/12/16 1:48 pm
I'm off to London tomorrow and my pills are in pill cases in my luggage to be checked. I travel a lot and have never had any problems.
I would put the protein powder in there too. Worst case scenario - if they're suspicious, a quick sweep of the drug dogs or drug test would prove you innocent
on 5/10/16 7:48 am, edited 5/10/16 12:51 am
How do we know who you are? You've only been here a couple of weeks so how do we know you have any experience? Perhaps Christine only wants people with the word VET in their name dispensing advice?
Doubt I would expose my FB page to someone with zero profile.
on 5/8/16 12:32 pm
You'll be tons healthier with a 10lbs gain than smoking. Don't use this as an excuse to start again.
Honestly, most people start to regain somewhere between 2 and 5 years, so it may not be the smoking cessation.
At this stage, it's eat less, move more
on 5/6/16 2:39 pm
Fecal occult tests are notorious for false positives, so don't be surprised if they come back suggesting an early colonoscopy!!
on 5/3/16 7:41 am
Sarah, I get it - I'm on OH because I was fat and I never forget that.
There are many people who face discrimination for their physical attributes, be it their size, their hair colour, their teeth (I've heard every English teeth joke), their height. All these things are always hurtful and there will always be Charles Barkley's out there with the cheap shots. When a Presidential candidate can mock disability, it seems that most bets are off.
I agree with your stance that weight shaming is unacceptable, I'm just not convinced that highlighting the asshattery of someone who won't care will achieve what you want. Good for you for taking a stand though.
on 5/3/16 5:59 am
I get that it's mean, but I doubt that most people would have heard about it without the protest ... and if that woman in San Antonio is watching that program with her kids, she'll know Barkley's an ass.
on 5/2/16 8:11 pm, edited 5/2/16 1:11 pm
You just give him more oxygen. Noone, who is not obese, sees obesity as a special interest group. All publicity is good for Charles Barkley and TNT.
He's an ass, but sports fans love that about him. This is a losing battle
on 4/15/16 7:33 am, edited 4/15/16 12:33 am
on 4/14/16 4:54 am
And I was so nice too.
Always love these vets who turn up to either brag about how great they look, to offer their help (once every couple of years), or to sell their overpriced supplements!
I'll take advice from the old timers who are here every day for years any day!
on 4/13/16 1:57 pm
What a lovely surprise! I'm glad they're all happy for you.
on 4/13/16 1:45 pm, edited 4/13/16 6:45 am
Nice to see someone back after all this time to advise us all how to do it right
Some of us have stuck around for the long haul and while I am thrilled that you "know" how healthy you are, without blood tests, I don't think it's a good idea for anyone to follow your example.
There are lots of vets on here that offer advice and help on a daily basis. It's always good to have another join the ranks
on 4/13/16 12:58 pm
You can put "hair loss" in the search function or Google "Telogen Effluvium" It's a physiological process and yes, it will probably grow back if you eat well and take your vitamins as necessary
on 4/13/16 12:20 pm
While replying to everyone is polite, it's perfectly fine to just say thank you for your post.
Weight loss surgery is a huge cash cow to a general surgeon and more often than you want to hear, they do the surgery that suits them, not you! Going to medical school shows you're smart, not kind.
Personally, if I had GERD I would never have a VSG, we see too many people revising to RNY after a year or two because they have developed Barretts. We really do have YOUR best interests at heart, but at the end of the day, this is your surgery and so your choice. At least now you are going into it with all the information.
on 4/13/16 11:42 am
Friendly advice from someone who's been here 13 years or so. Let it go ... unless you want to make enemies, chastising people when you are a newbie never goes well.
I read your previous posts and only saw people concerned for you. You really come across as if you are spoiling for a fight!
I wish you luck on your journey
on 3/30/16 4:01 pm
I really consider it a gift that I left the country 4 months after surgery. I didn't have any day to day friends to lose and OH has always been my support group. Very few people in my life now knew me as MO.
I can only imagine how hard it is to lose good friends
on 3/16/16 10:51 am
Once you get a ways out, people will stop giving you their opinions because it'll be just who you are now. In the meantime, you'll need to grow a thick skin.
It works for me not to invite opinions. I'll ask if I need them, but until then people can zip it!