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It's my 2nd Surgiversary! I am 26.8 kg down from when I had my pre-op appts, 34.88 kg down from my all-time heaviest (I have lost a good sized Greyhound ) From my heaviest my BMI was 35, pre op 31.04, currently 20.2, no measurement of body fat% at my heaviest, pre-op 42.5%, currently24.9% I have had plastic reconstructive surgery - abdominoplasty, belt lipectomy and brachioplastys. No regrets!
To catch you up: My house did not sell.Mum (in NZ) had to put the unit that she had bought on my behalf (in Orewa) , on the market (obviously, due to financial reasons). https://www.barfoot.co.nz/533537 Mum, and my sister Pam) put a lot of effort into this place, and it had remodelled kitchen, bathroom, repainted, new carpets etc etc etc.Yes, it looked wonderful.Yes, the Orewa lifestyle would have been magnificent.That unit sold. (Settlement was 11th/12th Jan this year, I don't know exact dates). Current Medication: Before Breakfast: 2 paracetamol/2 Panadol Osteo (depending on what day I have ahead of me...) for... your choice...: ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Osteo arthritis hips etc ...I can't stand...feel horrendous, have muscle pain, and "post-exertional malaise" (believe me, that sends you straight to bed) lasting into the next couple of days...50 mg Lyrica (Fibroymyalgia)Duloxetine 60 mg (Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS - works wonderfully!) Put on this by my Rheumatologist, Dr Antonia Cole @ Hollywood Specialist Medical Centre, Nedlands. Bless her!!!Moduretic 50/5 (Menieres Disease, to reduce the fluid in the inner ear)+/- "Serc" (Menieres Disease - too ferkin' expensive), "Seniere" (also expensive) 16 mg Betahistine dihydrodrochloride as needed+/- "Panadeine Forte" (prescribed. I haven't used, I believe that I have - thankfully - a pretty high pain tolerance)+/- "Stemitil" (Prochlorperazine) 5mg (poxy Menieres Disease...) Post Breakfast (which tends to be about 1030 am:) 1 general multi-vitamin/mineral6000 mg Gingko Biloba (just recently, as I have given myself haemorrhagic gastritis in the past - this was pathology taken from a gastric endoscopy done September 2013, taking 2000 mg Gingko biloba on an empty stomach) - to increase the blood flow to my inner ears. This was recommended to me by my ENT - Paul Yuen - surgeon in relation to the Menieres Disease...). Benefit - now I am back on it, I have noticed...that my poxy memory has started to improve again. I managed to combine menopause + ME/CFS + Fibromyalgia 2014/2015 lol! And lost my job with DPaW! "Employer Initiated Retirement On The Grounds Of Ill-Health".)"Nature's Way" "Joint Restore Triple Action" Glucosomine + Chondroitin + MSM, x 1, for Osteo arthritis hips, (+ mainly left hand - c/o Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ Reflex Regional Sympathy).+/- OTC Ibuprofen 200 mg + Codeine Phosphate 12.8 mg in view of prospected day ahead...+/- OTC "Nagestic Forte" Curcumin 6.074 mg if I remember... If I know that I am going to have a REALLY physical day...+/- Ventolin puffer (prescribed) when I remember, or when I am REALLY having problems...+/- Becotide puffer (prescribed) when I remember, or when I am REALLY having problems...+/- And...this is really slack on my behalf..."Flo CRS" Nasal Irrigation followed by (prescribed) "Nasonex" (prescribed) nasal spray...when I remember...when my nose is REALLY bugging me oe O can't breathe through my nose....at all... "Meniett" machine $2,500.00 to try to relieve poxy Menieres symptoms... when I remember... ( Sleep study showed that "Mandibular Adjustment Splint" - $2,500.00 - become redundant...didn't control UARS/Sleep Apnoea...). Throughout the day: [*]+/- OTC Ibuprofen 200 mg + Codeine Phosphate 12.8 mg in view of prospected day ahead... [*]2 paracetamol/2 Panadol Osteo (depending on what day I have ahead of me...) Night-time: 7.5 mg Mirtazapine (prescribed) - to sleep. The Duloxetine "revs" me up too much. And I don't. Sleep. + WAY TOO MANY sleep behaviour disorders! (Diagnosed on sleep study. STILL have Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome). I sleep "like a good baby" on this lol! 1 x Night-time part of multi-vitamin/mineral ("Nature's Own - Restore Multivitamin Day and Night Formula For Women"). So. I am still here (24 Ward Cres, Kelmscott WA 6111).And the unit in Orewa would never had been 'mine' . Mum (turning 85 this coming March!!!) and my sister, had put too much work into it. "Entitling" them to call it "Theirs" and ...dictating... what I could do, and what I couldn't do. "Things happen for a reason". My life is no longer "on hold", as it was from January 2015.Spiritually, I got given, "The timing wasn't right".I have "Moved On" in many ways.I have "Taken The Leap Of Faith".Gone on with 'plans'. I had plastic reconstructive surgery with Mr Hanh Nguyen & team at Hollywood Hospital 4th December 2015 (arms, abdominoplasty, and "belt lipectomy"). "Sculpt Surgery".I can not fault them (just only a couple of niggles with Hollywood, but nothing outstanding as at Murdoch SJOGH)."Sculpt Surgery" - Theresa and Hanh - were fantastic.And have adopted a boy foster Rescue Greyhound, Zumba, the day before Christmas (I hads fostered him for four months, so knew his personality).Also, have gone back to fostering Rescue Greyhounds. I am doing well, and very, very happy that I had had the Gastric Sleeve. 12 Month Measurements 2/02/2015 2/02/2016 WEIGHT70.44 KG155.4 LB43.36 KG95.6 LBBODY FAT %42.5 17.9 BMI30.5 18.4 BUST108 CM42.5"82.5 CM32.5"WAIST 92.5 CM36.5"67 CM26.5""APRON/ILIAC CREST"101 CM43"75 CM29.5"HIPS100 CM40.5"81 CM32"RT THIGH66 CM26"46 CM18"LT THIGH66 CM26"45.5 CM 18" MonthDateWeightBMIBody Fat %02nd Feb70.4830.542.512nd Mar63.3227.439.326th Apr59.6925.8335.134th May55.8824.1832.941st June53.9723.3530.456th July48.8921.1226.463rd August46.5320.1323.677th September45.9919.9920.685th October43.5418.819.292nd November43.6318.8817.2104th December43.6 111st January 201643.918.6317.2122nd February 2016 43.3618.417.9