handtlkr posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Anyone go in for surgery and come out weighing more afterwards? Very frustrating. Haven’t had an opportunity to cheat if I wanted to, which I don’t.


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years ago

Has anyone had any experience with this medical facility?  If so, how was the experience and would you have done anything differently?


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years ago

I had my 6 month surgiversary yesterday.  I was stalled for 3 months and could not break the stall for that time.  Finally, I kept trudging along and it broke. Now the weight is on a down-ward slide. Hopefully, it will ke


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago

He would have made you with them....That's what I'd always hear from my mom when I was young and wanted pierced ears.  I finally got them pierced when I was 18, then double pierced by the time I was 28.  However, I expect


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

Exciting day today. We went to a ship christening, and it happened to be on my birthday.  I thought it was so nice of the navy to put on such a party for my birthday!  Here are some pics of the event.  I actually was able


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handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

I was SO close!  I had a goal of meeting my 100 lbs lost from my highest weight by my birthday this year (today).  I was just .6 pounds away from the 100 pounds. I'll still take it and keep on keeping on. I'm a lot better


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handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

Losing weight, significantly, is exciting.  Buying new clothes in the smaller sizes is surreal.  However, my son-in-law presented me with an invitation to a ship commissioning (one on which he helped to build) which will


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

It will NOT go away, nor will the correct weight show!  I've reported it several times, but still no fix.  What's up with that? 


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago

I fit in a student desk!!!!!  I've had to sit in a chair beside desks for 20 years, when I'm working with a student.  Today, I took a chance and sat in a student desk/chair with room to spare.  Amazing!


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago

I haven't played in years! I had to have knee replacement last summer so I could even walk again.  But, having had this surgery and lost some significant amount (my ticker doesn't register right), I took a group of high s


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago

My sisters and I have always had "enhanced" figures since we had our kids.  We have the same body shape as our maternal grandmother...go figure. I've always been the largest, though.  Went to see my younger sister, who fa


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handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago

I know its part of the process, but it can be very frustrating and aggravating!  I have ALWAYS been a slow weight-loss loser.  That's why I opted for the surgery.  I don't know why I would have thought that would up the a


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago

Are you taking NSAIDS and, if so, how far out were you when you could start taking them again? Tylenol might have been sufficient, usually, if I hadn't have fallen (not surgery related) and damaged my legs pretty badly.  


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago

I bought a dress in 2002, thinking, it's just a little tight and I'll lose weight to fit into it in no time.  No time never came.  I only got bigger and bigger.  I haven't even thought about that dress until this week and


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago

After eating, I've noticed, when I've hit my "full" spot, I start sneezing. At first I thought it might be an allergy, but I have no other allergy symptoms.  Then I started noticing, when I hit my "full" spot, I start sne


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago

I quietly had my surgery right before the Christmas break at work. I didn't let anyone know, and especially didn't let my own family know about it, in case I didn't go through with it.  When I got back to work, I had to f


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago

I can't COUNT how many times new acquaintances, and old ones as well, uninvitedly, approached me with their "newest weight loss" remedies.  A bunch of Snake Oil!  People just assume that because you're weight challenged,


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago

I know I'm probably the only one who has ever felt this way.  After surgery I could barely get down 1 ounce of fluids at a time and ended up getting dehydrated.  It's much easier getting down more now, and my daughter rem


handtlkr posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago

So, I'm 9 days out from gastric sleeve surgery and into the full liquids portion of my diet.  I have been faithfully following all the directions and diet. I'm only down, from the check in weight at the hospital, by 7 pou


handtlkr posted a comment 11 years, 1 month ago
Getting closer to my highest weight. 2004

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About Me
Gulfport, MS
Location
41.3
BMI
VSG
Surgery
12/17/2015
Surgery Date
Mar 24, 2006
Member Since

Before & After
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Close to my highest weight
3 months from surgery

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