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Gina 18 Years Out
on 6/5/19 4:57 am - Burleson , TX
Topic: RE: Arthritis pain

I have been using Magnesium Oil SPRAY. I learned of it, from an OH friend. I only paid about $12, for an 8oz bottle, on Amazon, and it has lasted me several months, already...

It has been an absolute gamechanger, for me !!

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:170

We Can Do Hard Things

Cathy H.
on 6/4/19 9:06 pm
VSG on 10/31/16
Topic: RE: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

In a word?

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5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

OnlineAnnie
on 6/4/19 3:50 pm
Topic: RE: Arthritis pain

I used to have a lot of knee pain and could hardly walk some days. Glucosamine sulfate did a fantastic job, making the pain almost zero. I think you need to take it for some weeks before you feel the effects. Now that I've lost 75 pounds I don't take anything for the pain and can hike for an hour or play sand volleyball with hardly any twinge of pain at all. Good luck to you!

RobbieMcKenney
on 6/4/19 3:38 pm
Topic: RE: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

I am two years out and maintaining with no problem. We do eat out a lot, but I have found many ways to do it so that I don't gain. My husband and I usually share a meal - I eat what I can and he eats the rest. In the end, it still comes down to calories in, calories out. It has been a great tool and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

RobbieMcKenney
on 6/4/19 3:29 pm
Topic: RE: Arthritis pain

I went back on Mobic within a few weeks of surgery. In the meantime, I used a knee brace and Ted's pain cream.

White Dove
on 6/4/19 1:38 pm
Topic: RE: Arthritis pain

I only use Biofreeze

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Frank_M
on 6/4/19 12:31 pm
VSG on 05/14/19 with
Topic: RE: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

I had VSG 3 weeks ago. I was disappointed at first because I felt incredibly hungry that lasted for 2 weeks. I thought something was wrong but was told that was normal. Acid blockers help. I'm still not able to eat solid food yet but I do have head hunger / cravings. I've lost 16 lbs in 3 weeks so I can find comfort in that.

When Thanksgiving comes around I will enjoy being able to eat a small portion and walking away. My previous normal had others staring at me eating multiple plates of food. I will not miss those moments.

Overall I am still glad to have the surgery, just wish I could fast forward to see what life is like in a few months. Best of luck!

MyBariatricLife
on 6/4/19 11:18 am
Topic: RE: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

There is some disagreement on that within the medical community and the intestinal bypass is different between the two surgeries (RNY - DS). That said, I think the sleeve is the best option. In addition to the aspect of nutritional health it is a far simpler surgery with less risk overall.

Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life

Dizzy

Grim_Traveller
on 6/4/19 11:04 am
RNY on 08/21/12
Topic: RE: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

DS? There are much higher rates of deficiency from DS than bypass.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Jinxy6
on 6/4/19 9:02 am - SC
Topic: Arthritis pain

Greetings all,

I am three weeks post-op today and incredibly grateful for how well everything has gone. However, those anti-inflammatory meds that I thought weren't doing anything were apparently doing a lot. I am really struggling with pain mainly in my knee and hip. I have tried topicals with no relief. I am wondering what solutions you guys have discovered. I know it will probably get better as the weight drops but meanwhile, ouch, ouch and ouch! Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Blessings to you all.

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