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(deactivated member)
on 4/10/12 1:39 am - Jacksonville, FL
RNY on 02/29/12
Well I've been in here since 2/29 - twice in ICU in 2 weeks.  People have approached me saying you look so much better.  I just tell them thank youand move on, but what what got me what finding out I had lost about 40 pounds.  WOOOOWEEEEEEE!!!!!!!  Is all I got to say!  I have lost a lot of muscletone though.  Bummer....  Gotta take the good with the the bad, right?

MajorMom
on 4/10/12 2:26 am - VA
I hope they get you sorted out soonest. Are they giving you vitamins and lots of protein? Congrats on the great weight loss. :)

--gina

5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
                                 ******GOAL*******

Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish? 
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(deactivated member)
on 4/10/12 4:41 am - Jacksonville, FL
RNY on 02/29/12
I've got vitamins and such through my IV and it's done every 8 hours.  I'll go home for about a week like with this this set up.  NPO though and for about another week.  but, i'll be home!

peyton88
on 4/10/12 2:43 am - Madison, GA
Here's hoping your journey will "stabilize" and "smooth-out"....I lost muscle too (after I reached goal, I could barely lift the 30 lb. bag of dog food out of the trunk) !

I added some simple, at home, weight training (think 2 lb. dumbbells from Walmart) and I've gotten my strength back)

Best wishes!
  HW/SW/CW/Goal.....219  / 206 /  122 / 130

  
Price S.
on 4/10/12 3:50 am - Mills River, NC
I'm glad the weight is coming off but I do hope you aren't there forever.  Time to get home and on with your life.  I know that is in your thoughts and prayers also.

Now I understand the "hospital panties".  You must be doing better, they always kept me bare butted.

Muscle.  I think I did ok with muscle until my knee when south then I did lose muscle and muscle tone.  I wasn't able to push around the carriages, lift stuff, all that I had been able to do before.  Part of it was I was 1/2 the person I had been and didn't have the sheer weight behind the effort but part of it was muscle loss.  So I am working on that now that my knee will allow it.  Simple exercises every day make a difference.  That will come back for you too.  Right now, concentrate on getting healthy and getting home.

    LW-Apple-Gold-Small.jpg image by PlicketyCat  66 yrs young, 4'11"  hw  220, goal 120 met at 12 months, cw 129 learning Maintainance

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Eliza55
on 4/10/12 5:11 am - PA
RNY on 08/11/11 with

I hope that you continue your recovery on a smooth path.  Your note sounds a lot more upbeat than yesterday's note.

I agree with the other posters that lifting weights really helps with muscle tone.  I've been doing that since my surgery, and it has really helped.  My advice is to be consistent, and don't overdo it the first few times out.  Get some burn, but don't do so much you get stiff the next morning.

Eliza
Consult:239   SW:217  1mo:195  2mo:182  3mo:169   6mo:139  9mo GOAL CW: +2 from underweight
  
Mandy R.
on 4/10/12 5:14 am - Callahan, FL
Glad you are doing better today :)


HW-298  SW-251 Loss/Month post RNY(1)-23.5,(2)-23.3,(3)-9.9,(4)-10.6,(5)-8.9,(6)-7.7,(7)-4.2,(8)-7.5,(9)-1.7,(10)-10.8*first goal reached*,(11)-6,(12)-1.3,(13)-0.3,(14)+2.9-*changed scales that weigh 2lbs heavier*,(15)-0.3(16)-4.7(17),+5.8(18)-1.5,(19)+4.4,(20)-+4,(21)-1.2,(22)+3.5,(23)


 

Jody ***
on 4/10/12 6:21 pm - Brighton, MI
RNY on 10/21/08 with
I lost a LOT of muscle too.  I really could tell in my "non strength".  Its builty back up slowly... and hope part of my weight gain is getting back some muscle! 

I do hope you are going to get on with your journey and start feeling better - and stay out of the hospital! 

HW-218/SW-208/CW-135/ Lowest Weight-121/Goal-125 - hit 8/23/09/Height-5'3"
90+/- pounds lost      
BMI - 24 or so
Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish? 
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(deactivated member)
on 4/12/12 2:12 am
 Interesting ...  right after my op I couldnt move anything at all ...  but I think that was my body  trying to protect me from tearing up the stitches inside .

Now  three years later , I  can haul  amazingly heavy things around and work hard all day bent and crouched over .  

If you had good msucle tone pre op  Ull  notice your skin snapping back  much faster and tighter I think ...