Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
NSAID Alternatives - RNY friends - I thought of y'all when I saw this article:   The Top 6 Natural Alternatives To Ibuprofen While Ibuprofen is a very effective anti-inflam...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
My favorite bras are on sale! - My highest recommended Cacique Balconette bras at Lane Bryant are on sale Buy 2 get 2 Free right now.   http://www.lanebryant.com/  

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Reminder: Don't skimp on your bras! - I'd been feeling kinda frumpy lately and recalled that it's been nearly a year since I've purchased bras, so it was time for new ones.  I put on a new one this morning and va Va...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Thanksgiving tips for new DSers. - It's the holidays where I'm SO glad to have the DS.  Here's my suggestions to helping you noobs navigate the buffets and tables of goodies... 1) Eat a little bit of everythi...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Has anyone seen this about LapBand? - I think that the sleeve is gaining ground and Allergan is suffering.   http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/business/as-sales-fall-allergan-seeks-a-buyer-for-lap-band.html?...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
xPost - 10 commandments - tips from a vet worth re -    I'm about to celebrate my 7th surgiversary from having the DS on Halloween, and was looking to my profile to post an annual update (not much changes this far out, so not as muc...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
10 commandments from a vet - tips worth repeating -   I'm about to celebrate my 7th surgiversary from having the DS on Halloween, and was looking to my profile to post an annual update (not much changes this far out, so not as much...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
I love my DS at breakfast - I'd take a photo like David does on the FB site, however I ate it already.  I couldn't wait to dive into my Ham and Egg and Swiss and Bacon on a croissant.  I ate it all, and am lo...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
It's not always whats eating you - but what you're - I've read a couple of disturbing posts by new post ops in their first year complaining about bad gas and/or very loose stools.  Their docs advice is pretty drastic, IMO, and while ...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Self-pay discounted labs! -  I just noticed this on my groupon alerts.  It's available at 34 locations, so it's just not limited to Dayton.   Medical-Testing Packages at Medlab (Up to 87% Off). Two O...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
My lunch - a reason to love DS -  I have in my possession, two smoked chicken thighs, skin and all pulled apart and in the bowl, added a little sauce and topped with coleslaw.  I call it "The Dirty Bird". I lov...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Tis the Season to keep warm - I've tried a lot of things as I lost weight and discovered I was freezing.  Okay new skinny peeps, here's some tips to keep your hiney warm this winter: 1 - Dress in layers.  I'...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Just sayin - not all lose the boobies and butts - Yeah, yeah, I know that a good many do, but this all has to do with body type you had underneath.  Wanna know what you have?  Look at the normal-sized relatives in your family.  My...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Even at 6 yrs post op, you sometimes say WOW - I'm at my restaurant, and one of the kitchen guys knocks over a tray of stuff into a space by the wall.  They're sitting there trying to figure out how they're getting the stuff ou...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Learned something intersting on VSG board - There's a nutritionist out there who posted on a thread how to compute how much protein your body individually needs.  I thought I'd share with y'all.... Take your Ideal body we...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Since we're on the topic of recovery... -  I feel compelled to share the article I contributed to DSFACTS.com years ago: I'm going to tell you what to expect following surgery from a post-op's perspective. This is not t...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
How in the hell..... - How in the hell can I be low on zinc, however every time I try to bone up and take more, my face starts breaking out??????

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Valerie G. wrote a blog post 7 years, 11 months ago
6 years post op - As I put on my Halloween skeleton socks, I was reminded that it was my Surgiversary on Halloween, because I was arguing with the hospital staff to keep my skeleton socks on having ...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Wisdom from a 6 year DS vet -  As I put on my Halloween skeleton socks yesterday, I was reminded that it was my Surgiversary on Halloween, because I was arguing with the hospital staff to keep my skeleton socks...

Valerie G. posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago
Words of wisdom from a 6 year vet -  As I put on my Halloween skeleton socks yesterday, I was reminded that it was my Surgiversary on Halloween, because I was arguing with the hospital staff to keep my skeleton socks...

Valerie G. wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
Happy New Year - So, it's now 2010, and I'm rolling into year 5 as a successful post op.  I finally put on a few pounds.  It's pretty common to add 10-20 lbs after you reach your all time low.  Put...
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