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Lecture on Bariactric Surgery

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I wasn't knowledgable on the subject before hand. Now, I know I DON'T want any of the 4 proceedures done. The list of complications is long and some I've had before from surgeries in the past. Now, I'm back to my own diet of little or NO sugar, low carbs and fruits and veggies with smaller portions and little meat.
Off to the pool today for exercise !

  
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LYNKIN 9/10/2010 7:40PM

    Hi! I agree with you. I lost 72 pounds 11 years ago through healthy eating and exercise. It is something that I realize I will have to work at the rest of my life. emoticon emoticon

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JOANNS4 9/7/2010 10:29PM

    I think you made a very good choice. Just take it a day at a time. God bless you.
Jo Ann

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HADYDADUBR 9/7/2010 9:04PM

    Good choice.
Eating healthy and exercising is the best way.
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JAZZERCISEGENIE 9/7/2010 7:13PM

    there are many pros and cons. I guess many seem to think this may be an easy answer? I will keep logging food doing exercise yes not easy but healthy

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SPIFFYCAT 9/7/2010 4:45PM

    You did the right thing you went along to the lecture listened to all the info that made a reasoned decision based on the facts and what was best for you.
Personally I'm pleased you made the decision you did, use this site you know it works emoticon

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CATLADY52 9/7/2010 12:08PM

    Much better for your pocketbook, too.

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LKWQUILTER 9/7/2010 11:03AM

    I agree with you. Some really do well but too many have complications and that scares me too.

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NANAMOM652009 9/7/2010 10:38AM

    Great decision. You are doing it the healthy way!!
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SKINNYPOWELL1 9/7/2010 10:31AM

    Eating healthy foods and exercise will allow the body to lose the weight in a HEALTHY way, there are no short cuts or substitues. It's a lifestyle change.
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DHSPARK 9/7/2010 10:16AM

    I know some people that have had the surgery and they are not the same. Seem to struggle with their health all the time. If our stomachs were supposed to be smaller, we'd be built that way. Vitamins aren't absorbed the same and it's hard to get the proper nutrients to feel good. The weight does come off but at what price??????

There are no shortcuts...healthy eating and exercise are still the best way to go.

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ANGE1010 9/7/2010 9:16AM

    Great call. We can all benefit from eating healthy and exercising daily. I think if we do this well, we'll stay out of the Dr.'s office.

God bless,

Ange

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Getting prepared to go one more Step

Thursday, August 12, 2010

emoticon emoticon I've had knee surgery last fall. I was so proud I got both knees done at one time (arthoscopic) !
When I joined Sparks in July, 2009, I weighed 250 and now I have only lost 4 pounds during that year.
I have had one excuse after the other, but I finally saw my husband's cardiologist this week and he ordered some tests for me. (This is after seeing my kidney doctor and being informed that my kidney failure is worsning and she advised me to see a cardiologist).
NOW, the cardiologist asked me to see a Bariatric Surgeon.
At age 64 , I've finally beaten my self up physically (arthritis along with it) and I'm going to a seminar on August 31 about Bariatric surgery.
This is a BIG step for me and I'm facing it fairly well. I did the same thing when I decided to quit smoking when I was in my 40's.

Thanks for listening.
Linda

  
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ABERLAINE 8/22/2010 5:08PM

    Linda, I'll be thinking about you on August 31st. Whatever you decide, it will be the right thing for you.

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JOANNS4 8/13/2010 8:14AM

    I would go to the seminar and listen to the advice of the doctors. I know this is a difficult decision for you and only you know what is best for you. Just having the minor knee sprain that I have experienced has made it more difficult for me to lose. I am losing slowly. I trust my doctors judgement and my Dh's cardiologist regarding my Dh's heart condition. Dh decided to have a pacemaker/defibrilator implant last year and it has helped him but HE had to make that decision himself. Prayers are here for you and I support you friend in whatever you decide.
Jo Ann
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JMCADE 8/12/2010 10:10PM

    This may be the path you need to take to get things moving in the right direction. Go and listen and find out what is best for you.

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I have to do exercises still every day to keep my knees strong.

Monday, April 26, 2010

emoticon First thing in the AM (and other times of the day) I swing my knees without touching the floor on a chair I have that enables me to do that. (If you don't have a chair far enough off the floor sit on a big book) The motion loosens up the joints and makes me walk much easier. While watching TV, I lift my legs to give my thighs more strength. (sometimes I do that before I get out of bed, too)
Strengthening is the most important thing AND keeping limber !
Linda Marie

  
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YIGOBUTTERFLY 6/3/2010 3:15AM

    Another strengthener is put your heel on a chair that makes you leg straight and then lift the knee for a few seconds and the relax. I have done this while laying in bed also. It strengthens the muscles in the back of the leg.

Jane on Guam

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HADYDADUBR 4/27/2010 2:15PM

    Good work.
I find it helps my arthritis knees too.
Mary :)

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SPIFFYCAT 4/27/2010 11:50AM

    Well done hun, you've gone through a lot it's nice to see you making such progress..

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GETDONE 4/26/2010 11:52PM

    I AGREE. Keep up the great work lady! emoticon

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Finally, I have recovered !

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Bi-laterally arthroscopic knee surgery in November was more than the surgeon expected and me, too. I didn't think I would ever walk again UN-aided !
But, I can ! This is day FOUR for me with out a cane.
I've been so grateful to my husband and his help and encouragement.
AND, to all of my Spark Friends. You have been so supportive !
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Linda Marie

  
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ABERLAINE 4/6/2010 6:46PM

    Linda Marie, I'm so glad you're finally "on your feet" without aid. It took me a long time to recover from my total knee replacement and mine wasn't as complicated as yours sounded.

Nancy

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LISALYNN1960 4/2/2010 11:10AM

    Yay!! Glad you are doing better. Hope you are enjoying the Spring weather. Take care and keep healing!

Lisa

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HADYDADUBR 3/25/2010 8:32PM

    I am so happy for you. Your hard work is paying off.
Mary :)

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FREENSTRONG 3/13/2010 7:06PM

    Glad to here you are so much better. I have been in the situation of not thinking I would ever be able to walk again (several years ago) and even though the doctor said I would not be able to walk again I did and I am. It is a depressing experience to go through not being able to walk. Now you will get better and better each month and each year. And losing weight will help that too, so get back on track and just do what you can for now. There are so many exercises you can do without standing. You can do this! emoticon

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SPIFFYCAT 3/7/2010 5:37AM

    Fantastic I'm so pleased to read of your progress.

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CORRINER 3/5/2010 7:16PM

    emoticon emoticonAll your hard work is paying off. Keep it up!

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PERSISTANT123 3/5/2010 5:06PM

    Glad to hear that you are on you own two feet again.

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LKWQUILTER 3/5/2010 9:39AM

    Congratulations big time. emoticon

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LINDACHRISTIE 3/5/2010 8:11AM

    Congratulations emoticon

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LINDATWIN 3/5/2010 8:02AM

    Gosh, Thanks for all of your comments on my Blog ! emoticon

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TWOISBOTHGREEN 3/5/2010 12:23AM

    So happy for you!! Congratulations on your recovery. Now on to bigger and better things!!

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 3/4/2010 11:21PM

    Wonderful! So delighted for you. Hope the healing continues.
Have a great day.
Jane on Guam
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EJHEINRICH1 3/4/2010 10:06PM

    Good for you! I am very happy that you are on your way to freedom again. That is a crippling feeling knowing that you may not walk on your own again and you whipped it.
Blessings & Hugs to you,
EJ

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MUSIC66 3/4/2010 10:05PM

    thats great i have had that same surgery twice on my right knee the second time with a lateral release in 2001.also in i think 1998.

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JEANNESNEWSTART 3/4/2010 10:00PM

    How wonderful for you! I, too, am having a longer than expected recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery on Dec. 28, and have just given up my cane. Steps are still a big challenge for me and if I am walking around a lot during the day that knee lets me know it, and I am back to elevating and icing--that always makes it better! I am convinced that my doctor should never have told me that it was 6-week recupe period! Maybe it is for some, or even most, but it hasn't been for me!! But, thankfully, I am getting there, and sounds like you are, too! emoticon

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Love says it all !

Monday, February 01, 2010

I've spent most of my adult life loving my children and grand children.
Some of it has been a bumpy road with two daughters who are so different.
But, I have shown them all the love a mother could and admire their differences.
Now, they are mothers with 2 children each ranging from 6 to 13 years old.
I'm so happy to say they passed the love on to their children.
This cycle can go on and on and all of us can raise heirs just by giving them
one thing - LOVE ! The rest takes care of itself.
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LINDA25427 2/6/2010 9:53AM

    Thank yoy for the reminder LOVE IS THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT OF ALL WE HAVE TO CHERISH IT. Hope you have a great week . God bless. Thank you for the sp goodie I keep misplacing mine . emoticon emoticon

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~MISS_TEA~ 2/2/2010 6:16PM

    "All you need is Love, Love, Love is all you need!"

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DAYANAND1 2/2/2010 6:02PM

    "Religion and sprituality form the path that helps transform the anger within us into compassion, our hatred into love, our lustful thoughts into divine thoughts, and our jealousy into sympathy." -Amma-

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 2/1/2010 11:37PM

   
As they say "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree".

You always get what you give and in family the seeds of love grow a forest of exactly the same thing.

That's the best thing a mother can do



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MONSTERLAURA 2/1/2010 10:22PM

    What a nice message! Have a good week.

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