I hope you are still taking your Vitamins and Supplements!!!

Roz !!!!
on 1/25/18 12:14 pm - Butler, PA

I've been having problems with my short term memory. It's not only embarrassing but even more than that is the frustration I've been having at work and just talking with friends/family. My girls brought it to my attention right after we got back from our cruise and our trip to NY city. They waited a week or so because they thought I was just exhausted but it has gradually gotten worse. I really struggle at work so I've been carrying a pen and paper around with me but sometimes I even forget to write it down or I'll think I will remember long enough to get to my desk to write it down. GUESS WHAT....I forget things with in seconds and just walking 10 steps away.

I went to my PCP a few weeks ago and yesterday I went to a Neurologist. He sent me paperwork to fill out and bring back and one of the forms I had to sign was that I acknowledged that if he seen fit he could take my driver license away. How scary is that to you??? At 64 I was terrified!!! Guess what....I forgot to take the paper with me to the office!!! I got a 10+ minute lecture about not bringing it in and the reasons why he might take my license away. I was shaking by the time he was done. Fortunately my DD went with me and she assured him that I was a safe driver and she also told him she has seen improvements in my memory....(I think she lied).

As I mentioned on Menus and Miles yesterday my B12 levels have dropped from 1100 down to the 300's. He feels pretty sure that it's my low levels that are causing the problem although he does want to have an MRI of my brain done. I'm going to have my PCP schedule my MRI because I don't want to be fearful of the results and losing my license.

I text Major Mom this morning and got some advice about my B-12. I honestly thought I was absorbing enough at 9 years out that I didn't need to take my vitamins on a regular basis......how DUMB was that!!! EXTREMELY DUMB!!! I would love to meet her sometime. She has been my go to for almost 10 years!!

I hope you all take your vitamins and supplements religiously!!!

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

italianspice
on 1/26/18 3:54 am - Eastlake, OH

Glad you're getting things sorted out Roz! How scary!

what a great testimony that we need to keep up with our vitamins and labs.

Hope you will back to your old self soon!

~Maria

SW 230 Preop 205 GW 130 LW 131 CW 135 Ht 5'1"

Roz !!!!
on 1/26/18 9:29 am - Butler, PA

Thanks for responding!! Just finding out the culprit is probably my low B-12 I feel a lot better.

My PCP said I was in a good range so I just thought I was losing my mind (memory). Now that I know the normal range for someone without WLS might be good with those numbers I can't compare myself to them.

My DH is kind of driving me crazy asking me if I'm taking my vitamins....lol.

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

TheRealMeWithin
on 1/26/18 12:13 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

here's hoping it is the B12 as that is an easy fix.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0

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italianspice
on 1/26/18 12:41 pm - Eastlake, OH

Sorry and kind of not sorry (lol) that hubby is driving you crazy!

I think its easy to forget that we are post ops sometimes, especially the farther out we are.

~Maria

SW 230 Preop 205 GW 130 LW 131 CW 135 Ht 5'1"

Jenna77
on 1/27/18 4:24 pm
VSG on 02/25/15

This is such a good reminder to take my vitamins. I will admit I slack on taking them. I have to take them in the middle of the day and sometimes i just forget. I have to take thyroid medication in the morning so I cannot take them then.

Anyways, I hope that it is just your low B12 levels and that your memory comes back as your levels come back up.

5'1 Consult: 227 HW: 232 SW:212 CW:131 GW: 120 Pant size start: 18/20 Current: size 6/8

M1: 195 (-17) M2: 184.6 (-10.4) M3: 176.6 (-8) M4: 168.2 (-8.4) M5: 160 (-8.2) M6: 155.4 (-4.6) M7: 145.6 (-9.8) M8: 141 (-4.6) M9: 137 (-4) M10: 135.8 (-1.2) M11: 135 (-.8) M12: 131 (-4) M13: (-0) M14: (-0) M15: (-0) 

Have stopped losing pounds but am losing inches! 

    

Roz !!!!
on 1/28/18 6:48 am, edited 1/27/18 10:48 pm - Butler, PA

Trust me......our Vitamins are very important!! I thought for sure I was absorbing enough from eating and I was totally wrong which makes sense since my scales rarely move out of my comfort range even when I've had a little extra.

Get your vitamins checked about every 6 months (at least yearly) and ask for a print out! I get the blood work done every year but I was trusting my PCP and not looking at my own results.

Our numbers need to be higher than the "normal" person who absorbs.

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

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