Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Sigh.

So I haven't been around OH during my cancer process so I'll get you caught up in a few short sentences.

Nikki gets breast cancer. Nikki elects to have bilateral mastectomy as treatment. Nikki has mastectomy/partial reconstructio


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I'll actually be blitzing this tomorrow on Bariatric Foodie but since tomorrow is shaping up to be a bit insane, I want to post this here today.

Tomorrow is, of course, Cinqo de Mayo (celebrate responsibly!). It's also my late grandfather's bir


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 5 months, 4 weeks ago

So I will try not to get too far in the weeds here with this tale, but I want to tell it far and wide as a caution to others. Bottom line: unexplained weight loss is usually a sign of trouble.

Now let me first qualify that before I tel


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

So I've been doing a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar in my water in the morning. I had heard there were lots of benefits. For me, it has helped my appetite a LOT. I don't have the urge to snack. The first few days were weird though. It causes


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

No I'm not posting that I've tried or want to try it because...no. (Not generally a fan of sparkly drinks and I saw the nutrition data on it and...no. A regular Frapp does me in!)

But my friends are all up in their feelings about this drink. I


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

Do you guys listen to this? OMG it's so good! The host is Reeger Cortell, who is a family nurse practitioner and works for Southern Oregon Bariatric Center.

Anyhoo, this week's episode is so good. It's about reactive hypoglycemia. She interview


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

It's been forever and two days since I stopped by so I figured I'd come by and say, "hey!"

Not sure if anyone here still knows me! But at any rate I used to frequent these boards a long time ago. I had RNY 9 years ago and lost a total of 155 lb


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

Lo mein!!! But nope. Not doing it. Firstly not worth the pain that I know will ensue. Secondly, not worth the potential blood sugar drop.

So this isn't a "talk Nikki off the ledge"post. But I do wish someone would tell my gut (not my stomach bu


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

Ok so here's the deal. Every year my Y does a "12 Days of Fitness" challenge. And each year for the past three years I've been down to the WIRE trying to get it done. Incidentally this coincides with the years I've been in grad school. Sigh.

Ba


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

This has actually been an ok year, all things considered. I traveled a lot (let's see if I can remember where all I went...ok...I went to Haiti, to Dallas, San Antonio, Cleveland, and Seattle) and I finished my graduate degree! But here are a few quirk


Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

Hey fellow RNYers. I thought I'd share a thought going through my head today.

Backstory: I am giving a speech at a bariatric practice in Michigan in January and I've been thinking about what to present. Similarly, I was asked to write an articl


Cleopatra_Nik posted a comment 1 year, 10 months ago
Great article. One correction, though. MRS. Obama. Not Ms....

Cleopatra_Nik posted a comment 3 years, 2 months ago
We are so fly!!!

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago
So...um...OH Conference. Who's coming??? - I am! I'm a speaker this year so if you come out you'll get to hear about my MOST awkward post-op moment (although if you were to look in the archives of this board you'd find a ga...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago
What the heck is a Bariatric Prom? - It's an evening to celebrate our new lives, that's what! My name is Nikki. I've been an OH member since 2009. Some of you may see me next month at OH Conference as I'm leading a s...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago
My boyfriend... - In the interest of full disclosure (and because I know there are hardcore realists on this site) I will say two things before I go into my spiel. #1 – I realize I can’t...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago
So after six years I'm FINALLY gonna... - ...start looking into plastic surgery. Not sure what's held me back BUT I think now is a good time. I have held steady (although I bounced) for about three years now and I do have ...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago
6.5 years post-op and checking in! - Hey everyone,   The RNY forum was on my mind today so I decided to stop just thinking about the board and visit! I see many names I remember. The rest of you are like “who ...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a comment 3 years, 3 months ago
Um hello? You also hung out with ME!!! (I guess I am chopped...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago
Grrrrrrr...! - No literally. Grrrrr…. Every. Time. I. Eat!!! Now mind you I am six years post-op so I roll with the punches on most things but this did not happen so...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 4 years ago
Hey everybody! It's been a while! - Hey Friends! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted but for some reason today I awakened with OH on the brain. I said to myself, I gotta post just to say hey an...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a comment 4 years, 2 months ago
I really like this article. It hits on a lot of the major points that I try to...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a comment 4 years, 5 months ago
I did this last year and chronicled it on Bariatric Foodie. It's amazing...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago
A surreal before/after - Granted, I'm still on my grind to re-lose my regain (I've been keeping with my 5-day-a-week gym goal!)  But a family member yesterday did Throwback Thursday pics on FB and p...

Cleopatra_Nik posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago
Five signs I might be a pretty healthy person... -   Despite experiencing regain, I have been taking notice of the many ways I just seem to be a lot healthier than I used to be and especially how I am a lot healthier than th...
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