Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts
on 12/6/15 3:47 pm
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!!
on 12/6/15 1:37 pm
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!)
on 12/3/15 6:42 am
I am on 1700mg Metformin per day for type II diabetes (which is well under control).
on 12/1/15 4:09 pm
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 ...
on 12/1/15 8:10 am, edited 12/1/15 12:08 am
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
on 11/30/15 4:11 pm
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.
on 11/22/15 9:00 am
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.
on 11/21/15 9:33 am, edited 11/21/15 1:36 am
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).
on 11/14/15 6:14 pm
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 ...
on 11/12/15 1:16 pm
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?
on 11/11/15 1:09 pm, edited 11/11/15 5:08 am
Yes, I do .... I think she worked with special needs kiddos
on 11/11/15 12:38 pm, edited 11/11/15 4:38 am
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!
on 11/11/15 9:41 am, edited 11/11/15 1:48 am
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.
on 11/11/15 6:59 am
Hottest Mctottie! You are an inspiration, Bill and you look nearer 20 than 40 now, dude ... Awesome job!
on 11/8/15 3:52 pm
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 :-)
on 11/3/15 8:06 am
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!
on 11/2/15 6:40 am
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!
on 11/1/15 4:13 pm
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 ...
on 10/26/15 3:57 pm
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.