Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 8 months ago
A challenge - Well I have been off the radar for a week.  Did you just ever have one of those weeks where anything that could go wrong does and even things you don't think about create chaos....

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 9 months ago
My first NSV - For those of you who know me, you may remember I have bilateral lymphedema in my calves and thighs and prior to surgery had significant swelling in my stomach as well. My surger...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 9 months ago
Tough week - I had my sleeve on Dec. 5th and all had been going on swimmingly until last week when everything in my life seemed to go downhill. I have lymphedema and for the past seven years...

Lynnegetsbrave wrote a blog post 8 years, 10 months ago
Rough days! - Yesterday was a rough day.  First, let me say I follow a pretty rigid diet.  I eat between 600 and 700 calories a day.  I eat 60 grams of protein minimum, less than 30 grams of ...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
New blog - I posted my first blog about my journey.  It takes a look back into my childhood and how my unhealthy relationship with food began.  I hope it will propel those who read it, to ...

Lynnegetsbrave wrote a blog post 8 years, 10 months ago
Here I Go! - I have looked at this page so many times and vacillated about whether to tell my story.  It is embarrassing in many ways, and yet I know that the consequences of secrets tear at...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
Funny Story and a lesson - For those of you who don't me I have bilateral lymphedema and lost my ability to walk following taking several prescriptions of Levaquin in 2003..  I gained a lot of weight bein...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
Can We Talk Gas?? - Well I guess we can talk about anything here...right??  So I have never had such gas in my life...the mornings are like someone popped balloon after balloon inside of me....anyb...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
I have reflux...NOW - So I am seven weeks post surgery...I have had no reflux and for the last two nights I have woke up with horrid reflux...like stab me in the chest reflux....I have not changed wh...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
One of those days - Last night when I was working out (I use that term loosely) I pulled something in my chest, so now it hurts when I move.  I will just power through it though.  Then, I got an em...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
Glad yesterday is OVER!! - Some days are just the crappers.  I am venting here a little because quite frankly because I can't walk and the weather stinks and although I am getting better I still have heal...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
Cleaned the pantry - As some of you know my son deployed on the USS Truman this past week.  He is going to be gone many months (can't talk about it because no crying allowed for now...lol).  So I ha...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
Grossed out my son today...lol! - I am almost six weeks out and my NUT is trying to get me to add a few foods to my eating regimen.  I have done so well on the food I have been eating I have been reluctant to tr...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
God has a sense of humor - You know the say God will never give you more than you can handle...well He must think I am a lot stronger than I am.  I have been working hard to have this surgery...long story...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
I snuck my protein in! - So I am not so great about protein shakes (yuck) BUT I tricked myself today and I loved it.    I took a large box of sugar free choc pudding and mixed it with fat free skim milk...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 8 years, 11 months ago
Warning to Men: Menstrual Cycle question..lol - Okay so I haven't had a cycle in like three years.  Now I am one month out of surgery and have started my second cycle...what the heck?  Did this happen to anyone else?  Really,...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 9 years, 5 months ago
High anxiety - Well it has been awhile since I posted.  Truthfully I have come and read things but I am so filled with anxiety that finally I am going to share.  There is nothing any of you can d...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 9 years, 7 months ago
Citric Acid Sensitivity -  I ready several studies that suggest one of the benefits, that was unexpected, for people undergoing sleeve surgery was they lost sensitivity to citric acid.  I am unable to each ...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 9 years, 7 months ago
I am so lucky -  I am pretty sure I have the nicest family physician in the world.  She is so kind and just does whatever I ask.  Yesterday I went to see her about a letter saying she has supervis...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 9 years, 7 months ago
vitamin D -  I just though I would tell you that while I haven't had my surgery...I do take Vitamin D...it is actually a prescription strength...BUT is a tiny gel fluid pill that only has to b...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 9 years, 7 months ago
Telling people to "get a life" -  Okay, I never planned to need wls...like most of you I am sure.  I was 10 pounds overweight when I graduated high school and 25 lbs. overweight when I graduated college.  When I s...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 9 years, 7 months ago
Good food -  So I am trying foods out for post surgery and today I had Live Smart Philly Chicken from Schwans...it comes in a 3 oz patty....but when you put it in a pan...it breaks up as it co...

Lynnegetsbrave posted a discussion topic 9 years, 7 months ago
Medication Question and question about difficulty -  I have been reading and reading the forums...and although I know I want to have surgery and it is a good decision for me the truth is I wonder about few things...for example if I ...
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