I’m sitting in the hospital this week.
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by southernlady
2d ago
Yesterday about 2 PM, I developed what I thought was a bad case of GERD. It just wouldn’t go away. So I went upstairs to lay down after taking some Tums. That didn’t help, so I headed back downstairs to grab the BP cuff we have. It was calibrated to our PCP in Spartanburg so I was reasonably sure it was accurate. My typical BP is around 110/60. I got 173/111. Took into Charles and it goes, that ain’t right. So I go take it again. Only slightly better, 165/101, he says ER, I said yes. So we... Read more ..read more
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Introduction
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by projectx0007
4d ago
Hi All, I am Anna, just joined this fourm... see you all ..read more
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Sunday Weigh In (7/14/2024)
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by southernlady
5d ago
Last week 122 This week 122 I have a wicked tooth infection in my lower jaw, on antibiotics, and as a result eating soft foods cause chewing is difficult on that side. I know it’s front a cavity that got ignored and the cavity is from my dry mouth. I use Biotene but it still happens ..read more
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Oh, my goodness…Vitamin D!
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by Spiky Bugger
1w ago
Nineteen years ago, I started with lower dosages of Vitamin D3…moved up to 50,000 IU dry vitamin D3. Lab results up a tiny bit. Then TWO of the 50k daily. Closer to range. Then THREE of the 50k daily and…Voila!…at the absolute bottom of the range for Vitamin D3! (My doctors were aware of what was going on.) For YEARS, I’ve done this with the same results. My (new, because I’ve never had a neurologist before) neuro and me: Him: It says 150,000 units. There must be some mistake... Read more ..read more
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Sunday Weigh In (7/7/2024) Apparently missing in action
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by southernlady
1w ago
Last week 121 This week 122 I could have sworn one of the newbies added it to the bottom of the 30th, I had started the 7th, so I merged the two together. But now it’s MIA. I hope I’m not losing my mind. I remember I was late posting because the forum was down that morning and it was almost noon time before I could access it ..read more
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From my little corner of the bariactric world
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by Mantecawife
1w ago
Just got back from our “running away from our kids” vacation yesterday. We went to Las Vegas! It was a lot of fun! I actually had a spa day to myself! Got a facial, full body message and a scalp message. HEAVEN! Update on my mental health: I spoke to my meds doctor on last weekHe and I decided to start taking Lamictal again. I was taking this medication for years prior to my WLS. I was on 4 mental health meds prior to WLS but was able to reduce my meds to 1 mental health med as of 1/2024... Read more ..read more
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Current list of known RNY to DS surgeons
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by southernlady
2w ago
Dr. Keshishian, located in California Dr. Rabkin, located in California Dr. Simper, located in Utah Dr. Rod McKinley, located in Utah Dr. Elariny, located in Virginia Dr. Ayoola, located in Frisco and Denton, TX Dr. Charles Procter, Jr. Atlanta, GA Dr. Peter Ng, Raleigh NC Dr. Dustin M. Bermudez, Raleigh NC Dr. Mario Del Pino McAllen, TX Dr. David Lautz, Boston, MA (does many of his in two parts) Dr. Vivek Prachard, Chicago, IL only does a handful a year. Dr. Antanavicius (Dr... Read more ..read more
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SADI S 2024
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by Zkittykat
2w ago
Hello I had the SADI-S a few months ago and would love to gain knowledge on vitamins etc asap so that I can be as healthy as possible. Thank you ..read more
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Sunday Weigh In (6/30/2024)
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by southernlady
2w ago
Last week 121 This week 121 I’ve been indulging in cold plates this week because of the heat. I just nibble my way through lunch. Typically takes me 45-60 mins to eat but I eat far more than usual. My usual amount has been way off but this gives me the chance to actually eat a decent amount ..read more
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POTS
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by Saranlhess
3w ago
For those who have POTS and a starting BMI of 40+ POTS= Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome Have your symptoms improved with your weight loss ..read more
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