Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Hey everyone - had some questions for the group. I am female, 43, six feet tall and nine months post-op. Thanks for any help you can give me.

  1. Have you ever heard of someone with DS developing tinnitus (ringing in your ear)? Mine is non-s

Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Getting personal here, but for the ladies - did you have implants or a breast lift done post DS? It honestly hadn't occurred to me what would happen to my poor breasts, but they kind of resemble tiny, shriveled raisins now. I'm 7.5 months post op. Is t


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

So for those of you who are further out, do you have a carb threshold you try to stay under? As much as I would love to eat nothing but eggs and bacon for the next forty or fifty years of my life (slight sarcasm), I would really like to be able to have


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

So if bacon is good for us, what about eggs? All the info I'm reading online seems to contradict itself (one says it's bad to eat more than one egg a day while another says eggs are fine, eat as many as you want). Eggs are something I love and I've bee


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

I'm 4.5 months post-op and I feel like I'm still struggling with eating normal meats and vegetables. While throwing up in the beginning was normal for me (either I ate too fast or didn't properly sense when I was full), it is very rare for it to happen


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm about four months out from my DS, and up to this point I've lost weight consistently. Sometimes in big lumps, others in much smaller increments.

But for the last couple of weeks I've stalled. I'm stuck between 185 and 189 and haven't gone


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

So, obviously, I knew that hair loss was a possibility. I'm just past three months and I'm losing a scary amount of hair. I don't have any bare patches on my scalp, but I'm worried that I'm headed that direction. My hair is unusually dry, and yesterday


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm an author. I had my DS surgery at the end of October. Because of the holidays and some family things (and recovering from surgery!) I basically put writing on pause (I did other things like marketing and such).

I recently sold a book to


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Just about everything I've read online says that for most DS'ers sex drastically improves after the surgery because of self-confidence and change in appearance. I'm almost three months out and I have no desire at all. I have also read that sometimes th


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 7 months ago

It's been a bit difficult finding foods I can eat that my body will tolerate and that actually taste good to me, all while getting enough protein.

So I cooked up a package of bacon (I made them extra crispy - I'm not sure what the volume would


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

I bought my first couple months' worth of ADEK (with a multivitamin included) from my surgeon's office. I'd like to find something less expensive. What do you use?


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Outside of plastic surgery, is there anything you've found that helps with loose or sagging skin? The skin under my chin looks terrible, and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to make it more firm. I'm 42, so I realize that there may not be a w


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

My doctor and nutritionist want me to have little to no fat. From hanging around this forum for the last couple of months, I know that you successful long-timers make eating fat a priority. Why is that? How does it help you? Why is it good/beneficial f


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

I fast for religious reasons (both food and water), and while I'll ask my doctor about it next time I see him, I'm wondering whether anyone here ever does so. Was there a specific amount of time you waited until you resumed fasting? (I'm almost six wee


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm exactly five weeks post op, so just past the soft meats stage.

When I'm home, I have no problems measuring out my food. But I had Thanksgiving at the in-laws and had to guess at the right measurement for turkey. Or today I was out shopping


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Sorry to get so personal, but I need help. I'm about a month post surgery. I saw my doctor last week. I'm someone who was a two to three bowel movements a day pre-surgery. I didn't even really pay attention in classes to the constipation parts because


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 8 months, 4 weeks ago

I've seen several references to the "honeymoon period" for weight loss after surgery. How long is that?

Is there a book out there that you'd recommend on DS? Or a cookbook/website that features recipes for DS post-op?

I've been l


Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

I've seen some reference to a weight loss chart in old posts on this forum. Does it still exist?

Where do you start counting your weight loss? Day of surgery? Before you started your liquid fast in preparation for the surgery?

I suppose


Kathy S. wrote 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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Fire_Ice posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm only two days out from my DS surgery, and despite the fact that I feel terrible and don't really want to eat, I've found myself obsessively thinking about eating donuts or chocolate cake. My guess is that I've always used food to soothe/comfort, an

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