Date Joined: September 30, 2017
Last Online: July 22, 2018
Birthday: December 21, 1965
Country: United States
Last updated July 21, 2018
****I am allergic to EGGS**** In the event I sign up for a swap that you may send food/candy, please note my food allergy. Thank you
On April 17th I had weight loss surgery. I had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Basically 75% of my stomach was removed, leaving on the top portion which is like a tube.. Any positive thoughts and/or prayers are appreciated for the long road ahead!
My recovery has been slow, but not so much from the surgery itself but from the fact that I got dehydrated in the hospital which caused me to be weaker than normal. I also have 2 bad knees and the night I came home from the hospital I fell twice in the nighttime. This has considerably slowed me down. I had Physical Therapy and a nurse coming to the house. The PT has been great, she is great!
But that is finished now, sadly.
Hardest part is no Coke (or anything carbonated) or drinking with a straw. It creates gas and fills up stomach. I was on Clear Liquids for 4 days, Full liquids which includes creamed soups for 3 weeks while stomach healed. I was on soft foods for 2 weeks, and I am now on solid foods. I have to figure out a food plan that works for me. Stomach fills up with just a few bites so I will have to choose my protein and produce carefully. I have to chew until the food is mush which I am learning how to slow down and do that. If I eat too much I get a strong pain at the top of my stomach and almost instantly I vomit. Sorry to add that but I am transparent and tell it like it is. Learning how much I can eat. Going back to the Full Liquid diet for better weight-loss.
Decided the easy part was quitting the Cokes. The hard part is not drinking anything 30 minutes before, during and 30 minutes after each meal. I am one who likes to drink a lot of water or tea and especially when I eat. Fluids fill you up too much and can make you vomit if you have food in your stomach.
On June 7th I went to a consult with an Orthopedic Surgeon about double knee replacement. I needed to find out at what point in my weight-loss journey I could have surgery on my knees. He said both my knees are "REALLY REALLY BAD". Of course, I knew that! He will operate on both at the same time. We discussed weight. He would consider doing it if I lost 13 lbs. However, he found the best rehab results would happen if I lost 23 more lbs or more. SO that is my goal. That would be a 71 lb + loss. He would want me to stay in a rehab facility for 2 to 3 weeks. Not sure how my household will do that, but we will see!
Weight loss so far 50 lbs (3 Months, 4 days) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hello! My name is Tami
I am a Mom to two, a 29 girl (Holly-Amber) and 21 boy (Jacob). My son has Down syndrome and we are very involved in the special needs "world". I would love to hear from you if you live in that "world" too.
I am a Grandma to a smart and beautiful 6 year old girl. She is 6 1/2 going on 16. Ugh sometimes! :) She is my joy and I take being a Grandma very seriously. I call her my GrandGirl. Her name is Autumn Rose and we collect things that say Autumn or are Autumn themed on them. She loves seeing her name on things. She just graduated Kindergarten and is excited about going into the First grade.
I also have my Mom (Susan) living with us all. Four generations under one roof doesn't always mesh well. But we try.
I live in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
I am single
I love to travel. Road trips are favorite, cruises are second. I haven't been on a plane in 28 years but I have seen most of the US by car. On Jan 6-13th 2018 we did a 7 day cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We had a great time of course! We have a cruise booked for Jan 2019 to The Bahamas, can't wait!
In July 2018 will be a road trip to the Austin, Texas area for my Mom's 70th birthday. She wants to do a BBQ crawl of some of Texas's best BBQ places. We have been to some of them already and can attest to their greatness.Others will be our first time. We like to go to places that have been on TV or are famous/iconic in their own right. We will plan a road trip around a place we heard about. Just got back from our Austin area road trip. We went to BBQ places in Taylor, Lockhart, Elgin and Driftwood Texas. I truly cant pick a favorite as they were all good. We had some fabulous sausage as well, especially in Elgin. It was too hot to stand in line for some other places so we are planning Part 2 in February 2019 when we can wait outside in the long lines.
In May 2017 for Mother's Day, we took a 100 mile trip down to our neighbors in Waco, Tx to the Magnolia Silo's as seen on HGTV's "Fixer Upper". It was everything I imagined and was what you see on TV. In July 2017 for my Mom's birthday we went up to Pawhuska, Oklahoma to go to The Pioneer Woman's Mercantile and Restaurant. It was amazing food and The Merc was everything you see on TV. We did a lot of Route 66 stops both ways as Route 66 is my favorite road.
I am in Graduate school. One day soon I plan on having a MBA. Slow going right now on a break and taking filler classes at the local county college. I love learning whether it is from a book, TV, a letter or postcard from someone.
We need to learn something everyday or the day was wasted.
I enjoy any postcard I receive. I realize someone had put thought in selecting that particular card for me and I appreciate the effort. I enjoy when there is something written on it besides the username. Make it personal. It is a piece of you that you are sending to me. Make it worth the postage. My absolute favorite postcard is a vintage, written, stamped, postmarked card. I love everything about the old cards, especially I like to read what the sender was saying. If you have one to share, I would love it!
As for stickers and washi tape, Yes, please! I love it all.
I was born on the Winter Solstice. December 21 in USA I am a Sagittarius. Chinese Zodiac is a Snake
Autumn is my favorite season, followed closely with Winter
Deep purple is my favorite color with yellow being my least favorite.
I dislike coffee. I love tea, will drink it hot but prefer it Iced and Sweet with lemon or a lime.
I don't smoke. So nothing I send will smell.
For TV, I am currently obsessed with The Big Bang Theory and The Goldbergs. I enjoy Project Runway and all the "Little Women" shows.
I choose the mountains over the beach, the cold over the hot, and spicy over mild.
And most importantly. I keep my friends close and my enemies closer.
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