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on 4/24/17 2:36 am
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Hi All, I just want to ask if anyone ever tried using medical cannabis as an alternative meds? I have read many articles about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of chronic pain, glaucoma, eating disorder/anorexia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this article about a marijuana strain chemo from Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don't even smoke. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks
on 4/18/17 1:09 pm
RNY on 03/29/17 with
Topic: Any breast cancer survivors, or previvors out there who had free flap reconstruction?

In 2014 I had a free flap breast reconstruction where they harvested fat from my belly and transplanted it to my "breasts" after removing implants that were just not working (encapsulated). Now I've had WLS and I'm wondering if I'll lose just some, or ALL of this faux breast tissue.

I need to get my body fat off to be healthy, so either way it's worth it, but I really will be sad if they go all the way back to the post mastectomy concave stage.

SW - 206

M1 - 20lb M2 - 9 lb M3 - 7 lb

on 2/10/17 6:59 am
Topic: RE: August 9, 2016 - My Cancer Free Day!

Having a very recent diagnosis of DCIS, I came to the forum to see if anyone has or has had the same.  I'm glad that I stopped to read your topics so that I can congratulate you on your Cancer Free Day and, hopefully, learn from your attitude. 

Your comment that makes an enormous, positive impression is "...only felt sorry for myself the first 3 weeks after diagnosis."  Thank you for the reminder that there are more important things than self-pity to occupy one's mind when learning what a diagnosis means and what's to come.  I keep reminding myself when my hand is reaching for extra chunks of cheese and crackers or other over-the-top, non-weight losing food that what goes into my mouth is one of the few things that I can master now.  That you've done it with apparent, comparative ease is as admirable as the rest of what you've related.

Hail to you.

on 11/15/16 3:59 pm
Topic: RE: August 9, 2016 - My Cancer Free Day!

Thank God you are now cancer free. Your journey has been unbelievably difficult. I hope you continue to enjoy good health as you undergo radiation and reconstruction. 

Consult Weight:276/Surgery Day Weight: 241.6 /Goal Weight: 150

on 11/14/16 3:16 am
Topic: RE: Possibly have breast cancer

I happened to see the other post too, Dont worry God would definitely help you out of it.Dont lose heart. 

on 11/10/16 10:36 pm, edited 11/10/16 2:36 pm - Indianapolis, IN
RNY on 12/04/15
Topic: RE: My Cancer Update

UPDATE 11/11/16:

Thank you to those OHers that have sent me messages asking about my progress.  I am happy to say that I am doing VERY well!  In fact, I'm doing so well that my radiation oncologist has decided to cut my radiation treatments from 33 to 30.  So, next Friday (11/18) will be my final radiation treatment. Yay!!

I'm still having Herceptin infusions every 3 weeks.  These are no big side effects from them.  I have to have them for 1 year.  I believe I will be done with the Herceptin infusions sometime in July 2017.

My weight loss is in a plateau status.

66 yrs old, 4'11", BMI 27.2 (51.8 at start), HW 256.4 (8/4/15), SW 217.4, CW 135.8 (9/19/16), GW 100.0, RNY 12/4/15 Dr. RoseMarie Jones

on 11/5/16 8:01 am
Topic: RE: Cushings Syndrome finally diagnosed


I also live in Birmingham and had gastrix bypass in 2007.  I am having the same issues but am having a problem finding a dr knowledgeable about cushings.  my symptoms are compiling daily .   Who was  your Dr at Kirklin ? 


Thanks , 


on 9/26/16 8:39 pm - Indianapolis, IN
RNY on 12/04/15
Topic: My Cancer Update

After toting around the annoying drains for 7 weeks, they were finally removed today.  I see the radiologist on Wednesday (9/28) and will also have a CT scan for the radiologist.  I'm guessing that my 33 radiation treatments will start next Monday.

Now that I completed my chemo back on July 7th, my appetite has finally returned...with a vengence.  I'm eating mostly dense protein along with some veggies.  My RD said I am doing great with my RNY.  She isn't concerned about my increased appetite, saying that I am handling everything just great.

66 yrs old, 4'11", BMI 27.2 (51.8 at start), HW 256.4 (8/4/15), SW 217.4, CW 135.8 (9/19/16), GW 100.0, RNY 12/4/15 Dr. RoseMarie Jones

on 9/21/16 5:30 pm
Topic: RE: August 9, 2016 - My Cancer Free Day!

Congratulations on your weight loss success and your continued good health! My best friend is a beast cancer survivor and is a little over 10 years cancer free.  She waited a really long time to have her breast reconstruction and wishes she had done it years earlier. I've meet many breast cancer survivors  by going to her support group meetings with her.  What an amazing group of people,  and I include you right in there too!  So much to go through and still be able to come back swinging! My best thoughts and prayers are going your way.... please keep us posted. 

VSG FEB. 2009.

Revised to RNY Feb. 2016.

Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 251. Current weight: 122

on 9/7/16 3:04 pm
Topic: RE: August 9, 2016 - My Cancer Free Day!

so many views and not one person took the time to reply.  sorry i never thought to look here as i've wondered how you are doing but didn't know what to write.  my sis went through a similar cancer situation and i found it just as hard to face or ask or even know what to say.  

just know this . . . .you are truly an inspiration.  this battle sucks but you are shining through all of it.  love that you've named 8/9 your cancer free day.  sending good, healing, heaven covered thoughts your way.  YAY YOU !!!!!!

Age: 58 | Height: 5'3.5 | Surgery Date: 07/24/15 | Starting Weight: 292 | Surgery Weight: 267 | Goal Weight:150 | Current Weight: 149 | WL so far: 143 lbs

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