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    Just popping in to let you know that I am praying for your safe surgery and speedy recovery. Your journey is just beginning, I wish you the best one ever!! Monique
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OH Conference - possibility of having one in the...
February 20, 2010 7:26 pm
So, I am wondering...Are the conferences that are scheduled the only ones OH will be having this year?  I was so hoping for another one in Atlanta, or at least somewhere close.  Last year they made it sound like there would be another Atlanta Conference.  I am still hopeful there will be one scheduled for Atlanta, but am beginning to think anyone around here will have to either go many hours away or will just be out of luck.  I sure hope not.  I met some great people in Atlanta last year!
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Afraid to go to sleep
January 28, 2010 4:06 am
I had something happen the other night that totally freaked me out.  I had come home and was really tired and was asleep probably about 8 pm.  I had only slept about an hour and a half the night before.  Anyway, I woke up sometime in the middle of the night, couldn't tell you what time it was, but I was just sweating profusely and was extremely hot.  It felt to me like my sugar had dropped and I knew I had to get something to eat, but couldn't think of what.  Went to the fridge and the only thing I could grab was some cold meat - ham and turkey.  Like I said - I couldn't think.  I was just really confused.  I made it to the couch and took one bite of the meat and passed out.  I don't know how long I was out - not too long I don't think.  When  came to I was still holding the meat and I hadn't swallowed what was in my mouth.  It was kind of comical, though to wake up and have 3 cats nibbling on the meat I was holding.  Anyway, that happened 4 times - the passing out and coming back.  I guess eventually something must have hit because I fell asleep sitting there.  I know it was my sugar but this has never happened before and now I am really freaking out.  I don't want this to happen again - the low sugar or the passing out.  I was told I should have drank some juice, but I couldn't think of it, and there is a big container of juice in the fridge that I almost never touch.  Would it be good to eat a snack before bed that has some protein in it and what would anyone suggest.  This really freaked me out and I'm nervous about going to sleep at night.  Any suggestions would be great.  Thanks!
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Finally in the overweight category
January 9, 2010 11:58 am
Just barely in the overweight BMI category!! This is what it said when I put in my height and weight:
You have a BMI of 29.2.
This shows that you are moderately overweight.
Your BMI is not high enough to qualify you for bariatric surgery.

WooHoo.  13 months ago I had to have the surgery.  Gotta keep the weight going down, down, down.  Putting on a pound will put me back in obese, but I'm not going that way!
Things have been going pretty well, but I have really been wanting the carbs.  I have cleaned them out of the house and right now am drinking at least 2 protein drinks a day and have been eating celery with pbutter when I want something crunchy.  Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will be done with the cravings.
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November 21, 2009 4:26 am
I'm kind of worried today. I am working a 12 hour shift. Finally was able to go to lunch and ate a whole sandwich. Hope I haven't done anything to stretch my pouch. I am still trying to get these pesky 4 pounds gone before Dec 8, my 1 year surgiversary. After that 40 more to reach goal. Shooting for April 1ST for that.
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My Story

I have been overweight most of my life.  When I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension in 2008 I decided I needed to do something about it.  I had tried to lose weight too many times to count, would be successful, and then it would all come back.  I had my first appt with my surgeon, Dr. Robert Sass, on October 7, 2008 and weighed 260.  I had my Lap RNY 12/8/08.  I can't believe how much better I feel.  Shortly after surgery I was on a pleateau, and thought "I didn't have this surgery to lose just 16 pounds."  That lasted about 2 weeks, and when I finally started losing weight again, I realized that I had lost several inches.  I was wearing Jeans with a tight 50" waist at the time of surgery.  When the plateau was done, I was in a comfortable 42" waist.  That taught me that even though I may hit a plateau, it is just my body adjusting.  I have a cardiologist appt this week and am hoping he will tell me I don't need to come back for awhile.