ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

I will be seeing my doctor but wanted to see if anyone here had ideas or experienced something similar.

I started with upper/middle back discomfort. After eating some Brussel sprouts I had strong mid back pain and discomfort all the


ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

I'm new to getting iron infusions but I know they are very common around here.

how fast does your ferritin level typically fall after an infusion? How frequently do you get tested or have infusions?

My ferritin was


ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

Hi, everyone -

I'm working with a nutritionist in our bariatric program to lose some weight I've regained. (VSG surgery was in 2011) Doing great so far, the pounds are slowly but surely slipping away once again. (Emphasis on the "slowly", but


ReadyforPlastics posted a comment 1 year, 11 months ago
Wow - 90% exercised one hour a day? My nutritionist told me that...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 2 years, 2 months ago

Hi, everyone -

I have iron deficiency anemia and PCP sent me to a GI doctor. I guess this is sort of SOP. So I had a colonoscopy and EGD (wee!!!) to seek out source of suspected bleeding - both looked fine. Next they want me to do a pill cam


ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 2 years, 3 months ago

Hi, everyone!

I started feeling very fatigued and weak in about November or December and it got progressively worse.  I recentl


ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 2 years, 6 months ago

Let me start by saying that I am 40 years old, I have zero social media accounts (except for this OH account, not sure if that counts, and I've never been a huge follower of Hollywood or current pop culture.  I say all of that to say that this idea of


ReadyforPlastics posted a comment 2 years, 6 months ago
Thank you!

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 2 years, 6 months ago

An article was just posted about Aspire Assist : http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/aspireassist-a-low-risk-path-to-weight-loss

 

The article touts it as low risk and high patient satisfaction. You eat, chew very well, then after a sho


ReadyforPlastics wrote Aspire Assist - thoughts? 2 years, 6 months ago

An article was just posted about Aspire Assist : http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/aspireassist-a-low-ris...


ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 2 years, 6 months ago

Hi, everyone -

I've just started trying to re-lose my 40 pound regain.  I'm really back to basics here with protein shakes and raw veggies as my main food.  Calories are 800-1000 a day typically.   The first completed week (a little over a week


ReadyforPlastics posted a comment 2 years, 7 months ago
This is awesome! I love that you hit a plateau but go back to losing. ...

ReadyforPlastics posted a comment 2 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for this article. I was surprised when I learned I had a folic...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 2 years, 7 months ago

Hi, everyone -

For the past two weeks I've been waking up at night with intense knee pain in my right knee.  Only the one knee and only at night.  I'm fat (I regained 40 lbs unfortunately - but still down 100 from top weight), I'm forty, is thi


ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 2 years, 7 months ago

Hi, everyone -

I took a step today at getting my heath back in order.  I e-mailed my surgeon (or, rather, my surgeon's weight loss center) and said I needed help.  I kind of feels like outing myself.  I was coasting along these past 3 or 4 year


ReadyforPlastics posted a comment 2 years, 7 months ago
Thank you so much for this article. I've regained some weight after...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Same sh!t, different weight - Sorry about the crass subject line, but that sums it up so well and it made me laugh.  ;)  I've lost over 160 pounds with the sleeve, and I've been making some realizations ...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Question about "scar revision" surgery - Hi, everyone - The scars from  my arm lift are healing generally OK -- except in my armpits where  I had multiple wound separation issues.  My right armpit is certainly the ...

ReadyforPlastics posted a comment 6 years, 1 month ago
Wow!!! Look at your beautiful teeny waist! You look absolutely...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago
Three days post anchor tummy tuck... - I can't believe I am about to type this, but I feel great.  Very minimal pain (and I didn't use a pain pump or anything), so I am already weaning off the pain pills.  I had the ...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Unexpected decision to make: Anchor Cut or Not? - Hello, everyone! I had my pre-op appointment today for my tummy tuck which is scheduled for April 2nd.  Eeeek!  I'm getting very excited and very nervous and very -- well, v...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Curious - what is your calorie intake after plasti - Most of us getting plastics are in maintence and many of us are still following certain calorie/protein guidelines to make sure we keep the weight off.  I am curious to know how...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
OK.... seriously... when does the swelling end (Ar - I'm over four weeks out and I do expect to still have some swelling, but it is making me nuts.  Yesterday my upper arm measured 11.5 inches.  Today, it measures 13.5 inches (mea...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Is uneven swelling OK after an arm lift? - Hi, everyone! Well I am three weeks out as of today from my arm lift (with lipo) and neck lipo.  I'm definitely still very swollen in all areas.  I've noticed that my right ...

ReadyforPlastics posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Having doubts about doing the tummy tuck... looki - I have an extended tummy tuck scheduled for a month from now.  I am 17 days out from an arm lift and neck lipo.  Recovery has been pretty OK - except that I got a hole in one ar...
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