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Serious Confession

ShareTweet My absence in this blog has a lot to do with a complete depression I’m experiencing. It all seemed to start when my father passed away, but that was because I made the mistake of going on an anti-depressant that severely started adding pounds to my body. Supposedly those medications have been changed. Last month, however, I thought that maybe I’m drinking too many of my calories and restricted myself in half of my regular consumption. The result? I gained 20 pounds. 20 pounds! This time, last year, I weighed 100 pounds less than I do today. Since I am post weight loss surgery/gastric bypass and have reorganized insides, traditional diets are out of the question, especailly low carbing. One of my doctors thinks that its metabolic and thyroid related. My therapist … Read entire article »

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Do I regret my Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery? (Re-post)

ShareTweet I’ve decided to share Beth’s WLS story with you. I’ve followed Beth’s blog for quite some time and since I’ve been posting some of my more negative health problems, post weight loss surgery.. I thought I should answer this question, for you, my reader’s, too. This is the first of two videos in this brutally honest post. Please click and listen to her own reply to some of the trouble it seemed to stir. I firmly believe in “YMMV”, Your Mileage May Vary, when it comes to any type of procedure, diet plan, or health change.. I appreciate Beth’s brutal honesty. I stopped going to local support groups, after my surgery, because the upcoming candidates for surgery scared the crap out of me. This is the hardest thing that I’ve ever done. I … Read entire article »

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Post Op WLS 4/30/03 Part Two (Re-post)

ShareTweet I decided to share more of “my story” of my weight loss surgery, because I ran into an excellent blog called “melting mama“. Please mouse-over any terms you may not understand, as there are many links. My WLS is called Gastric Bypass Surgery – Roux-en-Y (distal). I did not have a laparoscopic procedure. I did not have a choice with my incision, and had a full navel to sturnim incision. My “pouch” and my stomach are completely transected (detached). My intestines have been re-routed in a “Y” configuration, so my old stomach and my new pouch, that was created, both empty into my intestine. The distal part means that more of the intestine was bypassed, producing a greater mal-absorption factor for my weight loss. My “pouch” was originally the size of my thumb (1 … Read entire article »

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Post Op WLS 4/30/03 Part One (Re-post)

ShareTweet **I’m re-posting these posts, from my hacked and crashed blogs, because they share, with you, who I am.  They are important to the “me” I have become.  They are a little dated and I’m not updating too much of the information.  The re-posting of the important posts, that have been recovered, is a another miracle, in itself.  Its how I blog, from now, after losing close to 1,000 old posts, in other blogs.  I appreciate your patience if you’ve read these already. IF this is new to you.. welcome to my starting over blog. :) ** Okay, so I opened this blog post with some WLS code. Just what is this nifty code that I possess? Well, WLS is Weight Loss Surgery. Some of you, that have followed me … Read entire article »

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