poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

So this was a first for me. My psychiatrist wanted me to have an EKG because two of the meds I am on can sometimes cause heart problems.

So I had the EKG done and today I saw


poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

Today I got my latest lab results back.  At just over six years  post op,  I was thrilled to see my labs are just about perfect. 

My iron is actually a tiny bit high, but two years ago it was low, as was my ferritin.  I mean, my ferritin was al


poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

My RNY was over six years ago now and I don't post here very often because, I guess, I am busy with other things.  And I don't think about being a WLS patient so much anymore.  I still eat differently than non-WLS folks but it is normal for me now.


poet_kelly wrote Just thought I'd check in 3 years, 9 months ago

I haven't been here in a while.  I've been busy with all sorts of stuff in my life.  But I thought I'd check in because three days ago was my six year surgiversary.

At six years post op, I a...


poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago
yummy bedtime snack - Just thought I'd share for those looking for tasty snack options. Tonight I had about a cup of canned peaches (I canned these myself during the summer, no sugar added, organic, lo...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago
Anyone interested in a telephone support group? - My support group has room for a few new members if anyone is interested.  We meet once a week via conference call, every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm EST.  I think we have a really ...

poet_kelly posted a comment 4 years, 9 months ago
I hope everyone that enters realizes that many of these patches do...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
question for those that don't tell people about ha - I understand why people might not want to tell some people they are having WLS.  Your medical information is your business and you are under no obligation to share it with others. ...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Vitamins on sale a Meijer - Yesterday I went to Meijer because that's the only place locally I can find the iron I use, Sundown Perfect Iron.  Sometimes I just order it online but I had coupons.  Well, it was...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Anyone interested in a telephone support group? - The support group I participate in has room for a couple new members, if anyone is interested.  It's a telephone support group, which works great for those not near a "real life" s...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
super yummy frozen coffee protein drink - I don't know why it took me so long to figure this out.  But I recently got a fantastic new blender (a Ninja Master Prep, on sale from Amazon) which is ever so much better than my ...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
What brand of calcium? - I’ve talked to a lot of people about what brand of calcium they take, and notice a lot of people taking calcium carbonate or tricalcium phosphate, which we cannot absorb afte...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
OT - glucosamine and chondroitin? - Today I saw a rheumatologist, who informed me I have fibromyalgia and also osteoarthritis in my hands.  Among other things, she recommended I take glucosamine and chondroitin.  So ...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
reminder about calcium - Just wanted to post a little reminder about calcium.  I've posted this before but it's been a while and I've seen a lot of posts lately from people taking a form of calcium that we...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Well, maybe I don't dump anymore - Not sure if I am happy about that or not.  I guess it really doesn't matter much because I've gotten quite used to sticking to no more than 15 grams of sugar at a time so even if I...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
tips for making protein shakes taste better - Those of us that are very far out have probably all figured out how to make protein shakes we like (or else we just don't use them anymore because we can get enough protein from ou...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
almond chocolate chip frozen yogurt - I just ate the yummiest snack.  Plain Greek yogurt with a spoonful of almond butter and some splenda mixed in, then a small amount of mini chocolate chips stirred in, and stuck ...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
OT - lots of stuff marked down at Kroger - I went to Kroger to pick up a couple things this morning and discovered a lot of perishable food items were marked way down.  Maybe due to the bad weather recently they haven't ...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
What if we don't cheat? - I've posted this before but it's been a really long time.  Sometimes people post asking what would happen if they cheat on their pre-op diet, and at some people I decided that w...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Things that interfere with iron absorption - Most people already know that calcium interferes with the absorption of iron but there are actually a whole bunch of other things that can also interfere with it.  I wanted to p...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
doctors not paying attention - Yesterday I called my PCP's office and spoke to the nurse because I needed my PCP to write a prescription for the OTC vitamins I take.  Because I am disabled, my rent is subsidi...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Family Dollar multivitamins on sale - I've been using the Family Wellness brand multivitamins from Family Dollar for a while now.  They are equivalent to Centrum, just much cheaper.  Normally they are $4 per bottle ...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
roasted chickpeas with cinnamon and splenda - The perfect sweet and crunchy snack on a cold snowy day.

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
saw my PCP today - Thanks for all the support yesterday.  The appointment went well, I think.  He thinks I might have rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia.  I suspect fibromyalgia myself.  He orde...

poet_kelly posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
dealing with traumatic medical stuff - I know I've posted about this before but it's something I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with so I thought I'd ask for some feedback. About a year ago, I had a rea...
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