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Transdermal Patch equals non-stick

ShareTweet Years ago, I used to live on a transdermal Duragesic/Fentanyl pain patch.  I had tons of trouble with the adhesive.  It had to have the side taped..  the glue inflamed my skin, etc.  It was a patch you change every three days. Well, my medical pain has advanced, now.  I am now in the process of trying another new transdermal patch, that isn’t generic, like the one I mentioned below.  This, with a savings card, cost over $60. Now imagine my surprise, this morning (less than 24 hours later) that the patch was almost completely off my skin??? Now what is wrong with this picture.  Another pharmaceutical nightmare or a non-latex issue. I ordered this biofilm stuff from the pharmacy. You have probably seen it covering an IV in the hospital.  It doesn’t need … Read entire article »

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Just three little numbers I promised to share

ShareTweet 224. I really have nothing more to say right now. :) … Read entire article »

Filed under: diet, Stand For Something, Unexpectations, WLS

30 Days of Truth.. Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.

ShareTweet I could definiely live without all of my health challenges. I realize that they are much better, today, since after my weight loss surgery. But, I am still so limited. I’m bound to doctors and lifelong iron IV infusions and medications that I just hate taking. I have some good days, but mostly my illness is silent. No one really knows about it and I’ve even been harassed for using my disabled parking permit. Some people should mind their own business, eh? I fatigue very easily and I can go from very good to very bad at the drop of a hat. I try to keep going on my good days and not dwell on my bad days. But, I can go weeks in this bed and that’s irritating … Read entire article »

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30 Days of Truth.. Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.

ShareTweet My weight loss. I’ve lost a whole human being since 2003. I’ve lost 150 pounds and I don’t look the same at all. I find it a good thing when people don’t recognize me. I just shake their hand and reintroduce myself. I will never reach what someone else feels in my ideal weight and my BMI still classifies me as Obese, but I’m good. I’ll be good if I lose 20 more pounds too. Hopefully since this IV iron infusion, I can have more energy to move more, which will automatically work towards taking off more of that 20 pounds. Slow weight loss is your friend. … 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 Three (Re-post)

ShareTweet For the last two years, I’ve blatantly ignored my gastric bypass surgery (or that which I could, rather), in lieu of living and doing my best to continue to lose weight. I had easily become bored with weigh-in’s, chart updates of loss, etc, when I hit a serious plateau. A plateau of weight loss was inevitable for someone who was still barely able to move. My back pain had progressed and I had become discouraged that after such a drastic operation to change me, it had done very little to my everyday movement abilities. Quite frankly, I was depressed to be disabled after making such drastic changes in my life. Over the past two years, however, my weight loss has continued and … 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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